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1…… CANCELED: Old Fashioned Bingo, 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg.
1…… Giving Tuesday, Fort Ritchie Community Center. Make your donation online www.thefrcc.org.
4…… Food 4 Kids, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-noon. Weekend food for children up to 18 years old.
5…… Christmas in Thurmont’s 3rd Annual Christmas Train Display, 224 N. Church St., Thurmont. Also: Dec. 12 & 19. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
5…… Christmas in Thurmont’s Visit w/Santa Virtually. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m. 15-min. increments. Make reservation w/Santa: 301-271-7313 press 0. You will receive an email w/link to join Santa via Zoom.
5…… An Evening of Christmas Music w/ Ruut DeMeo, ThorpeWood, 12805-A Mink Rd., Thurmont. Seating limited to 50 people. COVID Compliance in place. www.thorpewood.org or 301-271-2823 x100.
5…… Mini Horse Sale & Christmas Special, Eyler Stables,141 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. Anything under 13 hands. Santa arrives at noon. Tack auction 11 a.m.; horse auction 3 p.m. 301-898-0340.
7…… Clothes Closet Annual Christmas Open House, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7 p.m. Free toys & shopping at the Closet. 301-271-4511.
7…… Emmitsburg’s 32nd Annual An Evening of Christmas Spirit, Community Center, S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 6-8 p.m. Tree Lighting, caroling, Santa, followed by free hot dogs, cookies & hot chocolate at Carriage House Inn. Masks required. Please bring canned goods for Emmitsburg Lions Club Christmas Food Drive. Event sponsored by Carriage House Inn, Town of Emmitsburg, Lions Club & Knights of Columbus.
9…… Christmas in Thurmont’s 3rd Annual Christmas Train Display, 224 N. Church St., Thurmont. Also: Dec. 16 & 23. 5-9 p.m.
10… Thurmont Sr. Ctr. Drive-Thru Fundraiser Night, Thurmont Roy Rogers, 203 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 5-8 p.m. Mention Thurmont Senior Center when ordering at the drive-thru, only. Donation of 25% to center from each order.
11-19…. Candlelight Tours of Christmas Past, 339 S Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 4-7 p.m. $10/adult; $7/ages 7-18; free/ ages 6 & under. www.setonshrine.org/candlelight-tours/.
12… Free Confidential HIV Testing, Seton Center Thrift Store, 226 Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Frederick Co. Health Dept. Community Health Srvs. 301-600-3342. Incentives avail.
12… Orders Due, Thurmont Lions Club’s Fabulous Fudge Fundraiser. Pickup Dec. 19. Choose from: vanilla, chocolate, maple, peppermint, eggnog & peanut butter. $15/pound; $8/half-pound. 410-206-1805 or email@example.com.
12… ThorpeWood’s Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Rd., Thurmont. 25 guests during 90-min. timeframe. Noon-1:30 p.m.; 2-3:30 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.; 7-8:30 p.m. Masks required. Email or signup: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-271-2823 x100.
12… Wolfe Industrial Equipment Sale, Eyler Stables,141 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. 9 a.m. Heavy equipment, cars, trucks & attachments. 301-898-0340.
18… Food 4 Kids, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-noon. Weekend food for children up to 18 years old.
19… ThorpeWood’s Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Rd., Thurmont. 25 guests during 90-min. timeframe. Noon-1:30 p.m.; 2-3:30 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.; 7-8:30 p.m. Masks required. Email or signup: email@example.com or 301-271-2823 x100.
19… Christmas Open House, Eyler Stables,141 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Santa, pony rides, carriage rides & Santa’s workshop for kids. 301-898-0340.
19… Join Thurmont Lions Club on National Wreaths Across America, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. Memorial service followed by laying of wreaths. Volunteers are needed. Monetary donations accepted to help with costs of wreaths. Lion Susan Smith 240-405-8482.
20… Special Advent Service, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Carols/lullabies from the harp; music & activities. Visit moravianchristmas.org.
21… Virtual Blue Christmas Worship Service, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. www.gracehammoravian.org.
24… Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 7 p.m. 301-447-6239.
24… Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blackmill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 5 p.m. Mask required, social distancing, temperature check.
24… Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Facebook.com/thurmontchurch/ & YouTube. 301-271-4511.
24… Virtual Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candlelight Service, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. Special message for children. www.gracehammoravian.org.