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December 

1…… Free Blood Pressure Checks by Right at Home, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:45 a.m.-noon.

1…… 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. Also: Dec. 15.

2…… Exercise to Video Tape, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 9:30 a.m.

3…… Bingo (every Friday night), Thurmont Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. Doors open 5 p.m.; Bingo 6:45 p.m. Tip jars; food; jackpot up to $1,000. Benefits Thurmont Community Amb. Srv. www.thurmonteventcomplex.com.

3…… Livestock Auction, Wolfe Agricultural Auctions at The Eyler Stables, 137 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m.

4…… Traditional Village Christmas, 12607 and 12610 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Jewelers, soap makers & other local craftspeople; children’s activities; local blacksmith Jim Maness. 443-463-6437 or www.catoctinfurnace.org.

4…… Soup Cook-Off, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont.  6 p.m. A battle of the best soups at church. Vote for your favorite. Proceeds donated to Thurmont Food Bank. Open & free to community. 301-271-4511 or email office@thurmontchurch.com.

4…… Cash/Basket/Handbag Bingo, Faith UCC at Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; games 6 p.m. $20 at door. 301-788-2427.

4…… Holiday Bazaar & Pictures w/Santa, Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro. 9 a.m.-3  p.m.

4…… Christmas Bingo, St. Anthony’s Shrine, Upper Hall, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5 p.m.; games 6:30 p.m. Tip jars, raffles, Ugliest Sweater Contest, 50/50, food/baked goods for sale. Cost: 50¢ per card/per game.

4…… ThorpeWood’s Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 2-7 p.m. Free. Bring cookies to share. Santa visits. RSVP jcastleman@thorpewood.org.

5…… ThorpeWood’s Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 3-8 p.m. Free. Bring cookies to share. Santa visits. RSVP jcastleman@thorpewood.org.

5…… Santa on Fire Truck, Main St., Woodsboro. 4-5 p.m.

5…… Emmitsburg Community Chorus to Perform, Lewistown UMC, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 3 p.m. Free. Light refreshments follow.

6…… Clothes Closet Christmas Open House, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont.  6 p.m. Families in need come get gifts for kids to open Christmas morning. 301-271-4511 or email office@thurmontchurch.com.

5…… Worship Service, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Includes The Potter’s Hands Puppets, Guitar Ensemble. 301-271-2802.

6…… Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 2 South 3rd St., Woodsboro. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7 p.m.

7…… Old Fashion Bingo, Vigilant Hose Co. Activities Bldg., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5 p.m.; Early Birds 6:50 p.m.; Bingo 7 p.m.

7…… Christmas Piano Music by Ruth & Sing Along, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11-11:30 a.m. Also: Dec. 14, 21.

9…… Monthly Birthday Party,  Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 12:30 p.m.

9…… Fundraiser Night for Thurmont Sr. Ctr. at Thurmont Roy Rogers. 5-8 p.m.

10…. Chamber Music Showcase, Schmucker Hall-Paul Recital Hall, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA. 6 p.m.

10,11.. Half-Price Yard Sale, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-noon.

11…. Emmitsburg Community Chorus to Perform Free, Creagerstown Union Chapel, Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. 7:30 p.m.

11…. Fort Ritchie Community Center Holiday Craft Bazaar, 14421 Lake Royer Rd., Cascade. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

11…. Children’s Christmas Party, Emmitsburg Lions Club at VHC Activities Bldg., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arts, crafts, entertainment, Santa & Mrs. Claus, light refreshments. Free.

11…. Ham and Turkey Giveaway, American Legion Hall, 121 N. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 6-9 p.m.

11…. Unclouded Day Concert, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont.  6-8 p.m. Gospel Christmas concert w/informal reception following. Open & free to community. 301-271-4511 or email office@thurmontchurch.com.

12…. Free Community Holiday Concert, Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro. 6 p.m.

12…. Emmitsburg Community Chorus to Perform Free, Homewood at Crumland Farms, 7407 Willow Rd., Frederick. 7 p.m.

12…. Children’s Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 2 South 3rd St., Woodsboro. Doors open noon.

12…. Worship Service, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Chamber Ensemble Performs. 301-271-2802.

13…. Performance by Brent & Patty Progecene Christmas Music, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 2-3 p.m.

14…. Knitting/Crocheting Group for Newborn Hats for FMH Hospital, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11 a.m.

15…. Virtual Gun Raffle Drawing, Graceham Volunteer Fire Co., Graceham. 7 p.m.

15…. Christmas Bingo, AMVETS, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont.

17…. Marie Free Seated Massage, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

18…. Chili Cookoff, AMVETS, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 4 p.m.

18…. Firehouse DJ,  AMVETS, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 7-10 p.m.

18…. Breakfast With Santa, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Highfield-Cascade. 9-11 a.m. www.thefrcc.org.

18…. The Reagan Years, Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. Doors open 6 p.m.; music 8 p.m. $10/person. Tickets: visit any Friday Night Bingo at Complex 5-10 p.m. or online eventbrite.com. Must be 18. Food and cash bar available; tip jars; 50/50; door prizes. www.thurmonteventcomplex.com.

18…. Wreaths Across America: Wreaths on Veteran gravesites at Weller UMC Cemetery & Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Cemetery, Thurmont. Noon. Donate wreath or monetary donation: Lion Carie Stafford 240-258-8208 or ontheedge4life@gmail.com. Sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club & Wreaths Across America.

19…. ThorpeWood’s Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 2-9 p.m. Free. Bring cookies to share. RSVP jcastleman@thorpewood.org.

19…. Worship Service, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 301-271-2802.

20…. Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 2 South 3rd St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7 p.m.

23…. Christmas Lunch, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Noon.

23…. Apples UCC Program, 7908 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m.

24…. Christmas Eve Services, Tom’s Creek UMC, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 5 p.m. Contemporary praise music 7 p.m. Traditional music 11 p.m. Communion.

24…. Christmas Eve Services, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. Family Services 5:30 p.m.; Traditional Service 7 p.m.

24…. Christmas Eve Services, Harriet Chapel Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. Carols 7 p.m.; Candlelight Service 7:30 p.m. Recorded service online all day. 301-271-4554.

24…. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Masks will be required. www.gracehammoravian.org.

24…. Christmas Eve Service of Lessons, Carols & Communion, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. 5 p.m. Fried chicken dinner following service.

24…. Christmas  Eve Services, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. Family Service: Potter’s Hands Puppets & Special Music 7 p.m.; Candlelight Service w/Special Music & Handbell Choir 9 p.m. 301-271-2802.

26…. Lessons & Carols, Harriet Chapel Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 301-271-4554.

26…. Worship Service, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 301-271-2802.

31…. New Year’s Eve Bingo, Vigilant Hose Co. Activities Bldg., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5 p.m.; games 8 p.m. $50 in advance; $60 after Dec. 17. Dinner platter included. Reserve seating for advance ticket purchase. All-inclusive 9 pack: 50 games including  4 jackpots. Tickets: Mary Lou 240-285-3184 or Pam 240-472-3484. Checks mailed to P.O. Box 171, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

31            New Year’s Eve Horse Sale, Wolfe Agricultural Auctions at The Eyler Stables, 137 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont.