December

1…… Thurmont Middle School PTA Hosts 3rd Annual Vendor Holiday Market, Thurmont Middle School, Thurmont. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

1…… Christmas in Thurmont, Mechanicstown Park, Center Square Thurmont. Starting 9 a.m. Free event. Visits & photos w/Santa, ESP dancers, prize drawing, live music, dedication of Thurmont Lions Christmas Community Tree & more! Horse & carriage rides 2-5 p.m. ($10/person).

1…… “Christmas in the Village” Harriet Chapel Parish Hall, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 301-271-4554.

1…… Traditional Village Christmas at the Furnace, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free event. Decorate fresh wreaths, gifts, food, crafts for kids & more! www.catoctinfurnace.org or 443-463-6437.

1…… Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Activity Bldg., 13516 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. Snow date: Dec. 8. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; games 7 p.m. New prizes. Food avail.

1…… Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef Supper with Yard Sale & Bazaar, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 12–5 p.m.  Supper: filling, gravy, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, cole-slaw, green beans, applesauce and cake.  Crafts, home baked products, and a Huge Yard Sale!   Eat In, Adults/$12, 6-12/$4, Carry-outs/$14.

1…… Fried Oysters, Fried Shrimp & Baked Ham Dinner, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. Noon-5 p.m. Served buffet style. $20/adult; $10/children; Free/ages under 6. Carryout: $21. 301-639-7770.

1…… Hello Holidays: Annual Holly Jolly Event (all ages), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Frederick Handbell Choir 11 a.m. & noon, Santa & Mrs. Claus, hands-on crafts. 301-600-7200.

1…… Seton Family Store Christmas Open House, 226 E. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa visits 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 301-447-6102.

1…… Seton Center Build Your Resources Workshop: Beautiful Gift Wrap at Emmitsburg Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-600-6329 for a time.

1…… Mother Seton School Breakfast with Santa & Christmas Bazaar, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8 a.m.-noon. Free admission. Pancake breakfast: $7/ages 7 plus; $5/ages 3-6; Free/ages 2 & under. Amber Reaver ambies186@msn.com.

1…… Bingo, St. Anthony’s Upper Hall, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5 p.m.; games 6:30 p.m. To raise funds for cleaning/repairing headstones at St. Anthony Shrine Cemetery.

1…… Story Time, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 11 a.m. 717-794-2240. Also: Dec. 8,15,22,29.

1…… Christmas Bazaar, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Indoor yard sale, food, baked goods, candy & more! 301-898-5167.

1…… Historic Walkersville Festive Christkindlmarket, three historic churches: Glade UCC, St. Paul’s Lutheran & Walkersville United Methodist host artisans & crafts, Walkersville, MD. Old Jolly St. Nick & Mrs. Claus reads special story. Illuminating Old Town 5-6 p.m. www.walkersvillechristkindlmarket.com.

1-5… Seton Family Store Hosts Giving Christmas Tree, 226 E. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 301-447-6102.

1-6… Candlelight Tours, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg. 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. $7/adult; $5/ages 7-18; Free/ages 6 & under. E-mail: office@setonshrine.org.

2…… First Sunday of Advent, St. John’s UCC, Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. Fellowship 10:15 a.m.; worship 11 a.m.

2…… Community Breakfast, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8/adult; $4/ages 4-10; Free/ages 3 & under. All welcome.

2…… Coffee Fellowship, First Sunday of Advent, St. John’s UCC, Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. Fellowship 10:15 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. donnacsmith@comcast.net or 717-830-9820.

3…… Emmitsburg Evening of Christmas Spirit, Emmitsburg Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg.

3…… TUMC Clothes Closet Christmas Open House, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. 301-271-4511.

3…… Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert, Night of Christmas Spirit at Carriage House, Emmitsburg. Free. 7 p.m.

3…… Genealogy: New Year’s Revelations (adult), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about genealogy research w/expert Mary Mannix. 301-600-7200.

3…… Zumba Gold (senior version), Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:15-11 a.m.  $24/8 sessions or $5/session. 301-271-7911. Also: Dec. 10, 17.

3…… Thurmont Ministerium Candlelight Taize Service, “Waiting for Christ, Caring for Creation,” Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. 301-271-4554.

3…… Story Time, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 4:30 p.m. Followed by Legos and Wee Build Imagineering until 5:30 p.m.  717-794-2240. Also: Dec. 10,17.

3…… Monday Movie Madness: Rise of the Guardians (Rated PG), Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. 717-794-2240.

3…… Christmas Open House, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thur-mont. 6-7:30 p.m.

4…… Scherenschnitte Group, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. Ages 8 & up welcome. Children MUST be accompanied by adult. 717-794-2240.

4…… Exercise with Alice Eyler (every Tues.), Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 9:30-10:00 a.m. $donation. 301-271-7911. Also: Dec. 11, 18.

4…… Line Dancing, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10-11 a.m. Free. 301-271-7911. Also: Dec. 11, 18.

4…… Craft—Paper Gingerbread Man & Woman, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thur-mont. 1-3 p.m. Led by Kathy Delauter. Free; all materials supplied. 301-271-7911 to sign up.

4…… Mother Seton School Mass, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:15 a.m.

4…… Seton Center Dental Workshop: Debunking Dental Myths, Seton Center, 226 E. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Registration required: 301-447-6102 x20.

5…… Seton Center Build Your Resources Workshop: Self-Care and Emotional Well-Being, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free.

5…… Harry Potter Party (grades 6-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. 301-600-7200.

5…… Free Blood Pressure Checks by Right At Home, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thur-mont. 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 301-271-7911.

5…… 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. Open to public. Must be 18 to play Bingo. $5 to play, specials, pickle jar; $1 coverall last game. Free snacks. 301-271-7911. Also: Dec. 19.

5…… Coffee Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 4-5:30 p.m. Coffee, tea, puzzles, board games, coloring books, etc. Food donations appreciated. 717-794-2240. Also: Dec. 12,19,26.

5…… VITT (very important teens & ‘tweens) Night, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6-7:30 p.m. Play Wii, board games, do puzzles, eat snacks, watch movies, etc. 717-794-2240. Also: Dec. 12,19.

6…… Memory Café, Sponsored this month by Right at Home, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Noon-2 p.m. Free lunch & craft. Register: 301-271-7911.

6…… Mother Seton School St. Nicholas Day Preschool Program, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 2-5. Free. Space limited. RSVP (by Dec. 4) Laurie 301-447-3162 or admissions@mothersetonschool.org.

7…… Pet Photos with Santa, Catoctin FFA at Tractor Supply Waynesboro, Waynesboro, PA. 5-8 p.m.

7…… Parachute Play (ages 3-5), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont.  10:30  a.m. Movement, singing & games around parachute. 301-600-7200.

7…… Hour of Code: STEM Exploration (ages 3-18), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont.  3:30 p.m. STEM activities led by Mount St. Mary’s University Women in STEM. 301-600-7200.

7…… First Friday Fun – A Kiss for Little Bear, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-4. $5. www.recreater.com

7-8… Door to Bethlehem, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 4:30-7 p.m. $6/adult; $5/ages 7-18; Free/ages 6 & under. E-mail: office@setonshrine.org.

8…… Pet Photos with Santa, Catoctin FFA at Tractor Supply Waynesboro, Waynesboro, PA. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

8…… Gateway Candyland’s Open House, Rt. 15 & Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gift baskets, stocking stuffers, crafts, candy & more. 301-271-2322.

8…… Fort Ritchie’s 10th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Vendors (over 50), cash prizes, pics w/Santa (10 a.m.-noon). Food avail. for purchase. Bev Coyle 301-241-5085.

8…… Museums by Candlelight, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Guided tours: 10: 30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Free. 301-447-6606.

8…… Emmitsburg Lions Club Children’s Christmas Party, Emmitsburg Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m. Free event. Arts & crafts, magic show, face painting, visits w/Santa and Mrs. Claus & more. Light refreshments.

8…… St. Rita’s Christmas Mart, St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 13219 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

8…… ThorpeWood’s 19th Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 2-8 p.m. Free event. Bring whole family. 301-271-2823.

8…… Cookie Walk, Linganore Grange Hall, 13629 Unionville Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Brenda Ripley 410-775-2111. Sponsored by Frederick Co. Pomona Grange.

9…… Sunday Funday (ages birth-10), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont.  2-4 p.m. Activities, crafts & more. 301-600-7200.

9…… Children’s Bingo, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Co., Fire Hall, 2 South 3rd St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 12 p.m.; games 1 p.m. $5/person. JoAnn 240-446-0451.

9…… Christmas Cantata, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. Music by choir & handbells. 10 a.m. 301-271-2802.

9…… Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert, Homewood at Crumland Farms, Frederick, MD. Free. 7 p.m.

10…. Free Prize Bingo, Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Ministries, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 2-3 p.m. Free to play and free snacks. 301-271-7911.

10…. Monday Movie Madness: Holiday Affair, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 717-794-2240.

11…. Performance by Kip of Forever Young & Canned & Nonperishable Food Drive, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-2 p.m. Free admission. Donate canned or nonperishable food for Thurmont Food Bank if able. 301-271-7911.

11…. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. admissions@mothersetonschool.org or 301-477-3162. www.mothersetonschool.org/visit-us.html.

11…. Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert, Creagerstown Union Chapel, BlacksMill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 7 p.m. Free-will offering will be collected.

12…. Seton Center Build Your Resources Workshop: Small Steps to Health and Wealth at Emmitsburg Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. Registration required: 301-447-6102 x17.

12…. Christmas Lights Van Ride, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 6-8 p.m. Tere-sa 301-271-7911 to sign up. Snow date: Dec. 19.

12…. Christmas Concert “Christmas Bells, Brass, and Voices,” Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7-8 p.m.

13…. Monthly Birthday Party, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 12:30 p.m. Birthday people get picture taken for Senior Moments in The Catoctin Banner. Cake & ice cream. All seniors welcome. Call day before to order lunch at Noon ($6). 301-271-7911.

13…. Hello Holidays: Gingerbread House Workshop (grades 6-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Use festive candies, frosting, graham crackers, and more to make your own gingerbread house. 301-600-7200.

13…. STEM Night: Drop-In STEM Lab (ages 4-18), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont.  6-8 p.m. Explore STEM concepts through a variety of educational toys & games.

14…. Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones (ages birth-3), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10:15 a.m. In partnership w/Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program.

14-23. Totem Poly Playhouse Presents A Christmas Carol, Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater. Group tickets avail. Tickets: 717-337-8200.

15…. Christmas Church Tour, Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 15116 Foxville Church Rd., Sabillasville.  1-5 p.m. (Snow date: Dec. 16)

15…. Christmas Church Tour, Foxville Schoolhouse, 14814 Foxville  Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville. 1-5 p.m.  (Snow date: Dec. 16)

15…. Breakfast with Santa, Thurmont American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-noon.

15…. Breakfast with Santa, Guardian Hose Co., 123 E. Main St., Thurmont. 8-11 a.m. Ages birth-10. $5/ages 5-10; $8/adult; Free/ages birth-4. Heather 410-861-7689.

15…. Annual Holiday Open House, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 4-7 p.m. Caroling, crafts, cookies, Santa, horse and carriage rides, fire truck rides, tree lighting ceremony & more. Free to public. 717-794-2240.

16…. Harriet Chapel Christmas Pageant, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m. 301-271-4554.

16…. Children’s Christmas Program, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.

16…. Third Sunday of Advent, St. John’s UCC, Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville.

17…. Mother Seton School Christmas Program, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 7 p.m. Free. www.mothersetonschool.org.

17…. Free Movie:  Polar Express, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. 301-271-7911.

17…. Monday Movie Madness (adults only): Love, Actually (Rated R), Blue Ridge Summit Free Li-brary, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. 717-794-2240.

18… “Doghouse Sessions,” Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Zero, our wonder therapy dog, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 717-794-2240.

18…. The Summit Stitchers Quilt Club, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 5:30 p.m. New members/new projects welcome; any skill level may attend. 717-794-2240.

20…. Festival of lights to Celebrate the Winter Solstice, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 5:30 p.m. Followed by Dining Car Food Club 6 p.m. Please bring holiday dish. 717-794-2240.

21…. Mother Seton School Christmas Prayer Service, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 11:30 a.m.

21…. Marie Free Seated Massage, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $1/minute. Walk-in; no appt. needed. 301-271-7911.

23…. Advent Holy Communion, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

24…. Christmas Eve Candlelight & Lovefeast Servcies, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5 p.m., 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

24…. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, St. John’s UCC, Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. 6 p.m.

24…. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service,  Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 15116 Foxville Church Rd., Sabillasville. 7 p.m.

24…. Harriet Chapel Christmas Eve Services, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. Special music 7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; services 7:30 p.m. & 11 p.m. 301-271-4554.

24…. Christmas Eve Services, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. Family Service 7 p.m. Candlelight Service 9 p.m. 301-271-2802.

24…. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. N. Ave., Emmitsburg. 7 p.m. 301-447-6239.

24…. Celebrate the Birth of Christ, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. Lessons & carols 5 p.m.; Community Dinner 6 p.m.; Candlelight & Holy Communion Servie 7:30 p.m.

26…. Special Movie Showing: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Rated PG-13), Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. 717-794-2240.

27…. The Train of Thought Book Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. This month’s topic: “The Many Faces of Santa.” 717-794-2240.

29…. The Reagan Years, Sponsored by Thurmont Community Ambulance Service, Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. 7 p.m. Tip jars; food & cash bar. $10/person (sold at door). Must be 18 yrs. old.

30…. Last Sunday Service, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10 a.m. 301-271-2802.

31            Vigilant Hose Co. New Year’s Eve Bingo, 25 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5 p.m.; games 8 p.m. $50 for 50 games; 4 jackpots. Tickets include dinner platter. Tickets purchased after Dec. 14: $60. Tickets: Mary Lou 240-285-3184 or Pam 240-472-3484.

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