Holiday calendar

Tonight

Santa out and about: Santa will be making the rounds with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 tonight in these neighborhoods: Crosswinds, Norborne Glebe, Cave Quarters and Eastland. (The Jolly Old Elf on Tuesday night toured County Green, Belvedere Heights, Willow Spring, Demory Farm and Willow Brook Village. His visits elsewhere in the county continue Friday through Sunday.) For details, go online to citizensfirecompany.com.

 

Crafting for kids: From 5 to 6 p.m., children 3 to 6 can enjoy Crafty Christmastime and make their own ornaments, to be kept or given for gifts. The class at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park costs $10, plus a $5 supply fee. Parents aren’t required to stay, but are free to join in. To reserve a spot, call Jefferson County Parks and Rec at 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

 

Friday

Gingerbread project: Children ages 6 to 13 can create a wooden gingerbread house keepsake with artist Sheri Fiolek. The class, happening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park, costs $15. To reserve a spot, call Jefferson County Parks and Rec at 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

 

Santa visits: Mr. Claus will be out with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 p.m. in these neighborhoods: Schaeffers Crossroads, Windmill Crossing, Breckenridge and Fairfax Crossing. For details, go online to citizensfirecompany.com.

 

Saturday

Gingerbread home: Youngsters ages 6 to 13 have another chance to create a wooden gingerbread house keepsake with artist Sheri Fiolek. The class, happening from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park, costs $15. To reserve a spot, call Jefferson County Parks and Rec at 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

 

“TubaChristmas”: Tuba players or those who play instruments in its family such as the sousaphone, baritone and euphonium gather to perform a free, public Christmas concert in Shepherdstown. The tunes begin at 1 p.m. outside McMurran Hall on the corner of German and King streets. (Musicians who want to sign up should call Kathleen Corpus at 304-876-5318 or Keith Alexander at 304-876-5668.)

 

Visits from Mr. Claus: Santa will be out with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 p.m. in these neighborhoods: Cloverdale Heights, Spruce Hill and Spruce Hill North, and Huntfield. For details, go online to citizensfirecompany.com.

 

Sunday

Santa visits: Young people can come out and see Santa as he tours the area with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 p.m. in these neighborhoods: Tuscawilla Hills, Locust Hill, Ranson Estates and Apple Tree. For details, go online to citizensfirecompany.com.

 

Dec. 27

 

Holiday Sports Camp: Kids ages 6 to 13 can wrap up 2012 with three days of sports, games and arts and crafts. Campers come to Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $60. Each child must bring a packed lunch. To reserve a spot, call Jefferson County Parks and Rec at 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

 

Dec. 31

 

Bash: Charles Town’s American Legion Jackson-Perks Post 71 holds a New Year’s Eve Bash that’s open to the public. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the band Don’t Look Back will perform rock ‘n’ roll hits from the ’50s and ’60s from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets cost $10, which includes snacks, party favors and champagne. The non-profit post, located at 225 W. Washington St., serves veterans of all ages. For details, call the post at 304-725-7212 or email Scot Hart at scotahart@gmail.com.

 

– Christine Miller Ford

 

 

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