24…. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement and Awareness Group, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Road, Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Free and open to anyone. 301-524-8064.
27…. 122nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $17/Adults; $8/ages 7-10; Free/ages under 7. $18/Carryout.
27…. 6th Annual Emmitsburg Wattle Waddle, Town Park, Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.—5-mile run; 9:30 a.m.—1-mile walk. $20/adult (before 11/20); $25/adult (after 11/20). $5—1-mile walk. Free hot breakfast for runners, walkers, spectators. Benefits Seton Center, Inc. www.emmitsburgturkeytrot.com or Jenni Ryan at 240-285-5904.
29…….. Small business Saturday! Boycott the chains and shop in your neighborhood! Get out & bolster your local retail & restaurants. Shop Small in a big way!
30…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus’ Annual Christmas Concert, Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m.
30…….. Quiet Love Concert, MorningStar Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. www.morningstarfc.org.
1………. 26th Annual An Evening of Christmas Spirit, Emmitsburg Town Square to Carriage House Inn, Emmitsburg. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tree lighting on the square then to the Carriage House Inn for local choirs, entertainment, Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m.
1………. Annual Christmas Party, Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. Special items available for Christmas! No clothes distributed this evening. Refreshments served. 6:00 p.m.
2………. Old Fashioned Bingo, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, West Main St., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; early birds 6:50 p.m.; Bingo 7:00 p.m. Basic package $8. Shirley Little 301-447-2703.
4………. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Denice Vaught at 301-447-3161 or email@example.com.
4-6…… Elias Lutheran Church Annual Yard Sale, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Christmas items, clothing, books, kitchenware. 301-447-6239.
5………. Annual EBPA Awards Banquet, Carriage House Inn, JoAnn’s Ballroom, Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:00-9:00 p.m. $20/ticket. Featuring Fairfield H.S. Show Choir. firstname.lastname@example.org.
5………. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum (RHM) Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight – “Children’s Frolic,” 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 6:00-9:00 p.m. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org; 240-420-1714.
5………. Christmas Craft Fair, The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Saint Joseph Catholic Church (corner of North Seton Avenue and DePaul Street), Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Over 30 vendors. Baked goods/food for sale. (Also on Friday, December 5, from 9am to 5pm). Jane Gjerde 717-642-1247; Gwen Topper 301-447-2713.
6………. Traditional Village Christmas, Collier’s Log House, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 1776 James Johnson fireback will be on display. Bows, pinecones, ornaments, icicles, baked goods, handmade gifts & more.
6………. Other Voices Theatre’s Upcoming Production of A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail (running Dec. 6-27), The Performing Arts Factory, 244 South Jefferson St., Frederick, MD. 301-662-3722.
6………. Christmas Bazaar & Large Indoor Yard Sale, St. Lutheran Church, Parish House, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
6………. Catoctin Furnace Historical Society’s Traditional Village Christmas. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Volunteers decorate wreaths to your design. Bows, pine cones, ornaments, icicles & more are available. Mulled cider, baked goods, children’s activities, living history actors, raffles. catoctinfurnace.org.
6………. Thurmont Senior Center Annual Christmas Party, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00 p.m. $15. Please call or sign in at the Center (by Dec. 1). 301-271-7911.
6………. Annual Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef Supper w/Apple Fritters, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 12:00 p.m. $11/Adults; $4/ages 6-12. $12/Carryout. Yard Sale & Bazaar.
6………. Make Christmas Gifts for Friends and Families, Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Food, baked goods, crafts and gently used Christmas items for sale (during Traditional Christmas in the Village, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society). Make-Your-Own jewelry table $5-$10—make earrings/bracelets.
6………. Christmas Bazaar, Christ’s Community Church, 303 West Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Vendors/silent auction. Baked goods/food for sale. Free scavenger hunt, cookie decorating for kids, picture with Santa. Heather 717-321-5522; Pastor John 301-447-4224.
6………. Christmas Party for the Children of Emmitsburg, Emmitsburg Lions Club at Vigilant Hose Company, 25 West Main St., Emmitsburg. Free. Crafts, magic show, food, & visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
6………. Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-noon. Door prizes, raffles, Kids’ Bazaar; something for everyone. Free admission to Bazaar. Breakfast: $7/ages 7-Adult; $5/ages 3-6; Free/ages 2 & under. www.MotherSetonSchool.org.
6………. ThorpeWood’s 15th Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Farm Road, Thurmont. 3:00-8:00 p.m. Santa visits between 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cider, cookies, warm fire, music. Free event. www.thorpewood.org.
6………. Evening with the Mount St. Mary’s University Chorale, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Performing Haydn’s Mass in Times of War.
6………. Catoctin Sports Boosters’ 6th Annual Holiday Open House, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Cougar apparel, blankets, stadium seats, hats, miscellaneous novelty items for sale. Bob Marlow 443-829-3809.
6………. Christmas in Thurmont, Main Street, Thurmont. Ribbon cutting 9:00 a.m., Free photos with Santa 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.
6………. Christmas Craft Fair, The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Saint Joseph Catholic Church (corner of North Seton Avenue and DePaul Street), Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Over 30 vendors. Baked goods/food for sale. Jane Gjerde 717-642-1247; Gwen Topper 301-447-2713.
6………. Mother Seton School Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar. 8:00 a.m.-noon. Pancake breakfast, photos with Santa Claus. Door prizes, raffles, and Christmas carols will get you in the spirit. New this year – Kids’ Bazaar with tons of gifts for the little ones to buy for their families under $10! Admission to the Bazaar is free. Pancake breakfast is $7/ages 7+, $5/ages 3-6, and FREE for ages 2 and under.
6………. Christmas in the Village at Harriet Chapel, Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd. (3 miles south of Thurmont). Christmas Yard Sale 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Workshop to make earrings/bracelets. Homemade soup and baked goods available for purchase. www.harrietchapel.com.
6………. Absolute Real Estate Auction, Eyler Estate, 36 Blue Ridge Ave., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m.
6………. Holiday Social, Frederick County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) at Edenton Retirement Community, Manor House. 10:00 a.m.
6………. Holiday Magic, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit Santa in the carriage museum. $4 admission. Pre-registration recommended. www.rosehillmuseum.com.
6&7…. Gateway Candyland Open House, Rt. 15 & Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. Candy and gift baskets, candy making and citrus by the case. 301-271-2322.
7………. Overeaters Anonymous, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick Street. Room #103, Frederick. (Meets weekly on Sunday) at 7:00 p.m. OA charges no dues or fees. All are welcome. www.northernblueridgeoa.org.
7………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Doors open 11:00 a.m., bingo begins 12:45 p.m. 717-794-5404.
8………. Planning Meeting for Sabillasville Elementary School’s 50th Anniversary (2015/2016 school year) Celebration, Sabillasville Elementary School auditorium, 16210-B Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. 6:00 p.m.
8………. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. (Normally open to public 1st Monday night of each month & 3rd Tuesday morning of each month). Clothes, coats and shoes only. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
8………. Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass. December 8, 10:15 a.m. at Mother Seton School. Please join us in Mass as we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
9-13…. Seton Center’s Thrift Shop’s Christmas Open House, 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg.Cider and cookies. Santa visits on Dec. 13 (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.).
12…….. Christmas Coffee House w/Home Comfort Band and Silver Lining, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:30 p.m. Preceded by Pot Luck Supper beginning at 6:00 p.m. Event open to all. 301-447-6239.
12…….. Ladies Night & Style Swap, Susan and Carla at Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Beauty and style makeovers. Bring up to 10 fun accessories for styling swap. $10 admission. 717-642-5977.
13…….. Ol’ Santa Claus himself at the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum, 300B South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 1:30-4:00 p.m. Toys for Tots for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on hand to receive new, unwrapped toys. Visit with Santa Claus; free tour of museum.
13…….. Breakfast with Santa, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 9:00-11:00 a.m., 0-10/$5, 11-adult/$6.99. 717-794-5404.
13…….. Christmas Craft Fair & Vendor Sale, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, West Main St., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Shirley Little 301-447-2703.
13…….. Museums by Candlelight, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 2:00-7:00 p.m. Free. www.rosehillmuseum.com.
14…….. Hog Maw Cook Off, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 2:00 p.m., Pre-register at the bar. 717-794-5404.
15…….. Mother Seton School Christmas Program. 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Snow date December 19. 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
16…….. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m.
17…….. Christmas Concert, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. Bells of Grace Handbell Choir, Hosanna Voice Choir, congregational singing, soloists. Donations of canned goods accepted for Thurmont Food Bank.
20…….. Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas Celebration, Blue Ridge Summit Plaza at the intersection of Monterey Lane and Sabillasville Road, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 4:00-7:00 p.m., tree lighting 6:30 p.m.
21…….. The Christmas Story, The Creagerstown Community Chorus at Union Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Road, Creagerstown. 3:00 p.m.
21…….. Christmas Cantata, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m. Wellerumc.com.
21…….. Blue Christmas Service, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 5:00 p.m. Wellerumc.com.
24…. Christmas Eve Service, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Wellerumc.com.
24…….. Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (15116 Foxville Church Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780).
24…. Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candlelight Services, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.
30…. Post-Christmas Sale, Seton Center’s Thrift Shop, 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. (Runs through Jan. 10.
10……. Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton Mass, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica, South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:30 a.m. 301-447-3161 or visit the website at www.mothersetonschool.org.