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Coming up NXT: Festive farms, ballet and body slams in the Tri-State

Coming up NXT: Festive farms, ballet and body slams in the Tri-State

Renfrew Museum and Park to celebrate Christmas on the Farm

It’s the most festive time of year at Renfrew Museum and Park as Christmas on the Farm returns the weekend of Dec. 6-8.

Christmas on the Farm will include access to the Museum House, summer kitchen, smokehouse, cabinet shop and pottery shop. Each building will be open to the public with historic period interpreters sharing holiday traditions from yuletides past. Paid admission offers guests access to all the open buildings, cookies and cider, live entertainment, family photo opportunities inside the Visitor Center and outside on the property along with the chance to make Christmas crafts.

After paying your admission in the Visitors Center or checking in at our welcome tent/will call, groups of ten guests will be led through the Museum House every fifteen minutes to view interactive historic vignettes explaining the progression of Christmas through the years. Decorations in the Museum House have been scaled back to more period-appropriate greens, representing a simpler time. On Friday evening and Saturday, guests will be treated to live music performed by Bill and Joyce Weaver in the dining room.

The Boy Scouts from Waynesboro Troop 97, who for the past four years have set up our luminaries, will offer a greens lot; volunteer readers will read Christmas stories aloud to guests by the warming circle stationed between the Visitors Center and Museum House; and historic tradespeople will share their skills including blacksmithing, wool spinning, chair caning and more.

Luminaries will provide soft light as guests walk around the grounds and access buildings to enjoy the sights, sounds and wonders that await during their Christmas on the Farm visitor experience. New this year, the community will have an opportunity to sponsor luminary bags at $5 each. Purchase one in memory of a loved one or celebrate your family in a fun way. Luminaries are available for purchase by calling the Renfrew office or ordering them online through our website.

Refreshments will be served in the Visitors Center and the Wagon Shed room will turn into craft central. Guests will have the opportunity to make three different crafts. Tables will be set up and assistance will be given to those wishing to make a picture frame, a fragrant orange pomander, or a Victorian scrap ornament. A family photo area has been staged in the Visitors Center for guests to capture their own keepsake photos to commemorate their visit and a food truck from Whistle Punk Farm of Keedysville will be onsite Saturday for anyone wishing to purchase food during the course of the day.

Take a break from the festivities to shop our special gift items available in the Renfrew gift shop including commemorative ornaments, holiday décor, pottery, jewelry and more.

Tickets can be purchased in advance and guests can check in at the welcome tent. A hand stamp is required to gain access to all the fun that awaits. Cost is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 7-17 and children 6 and under and Renfrew Museum and Park members are admitted for free.

Event hours will be Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 717-762-4723 or visit

HCC to hold winter student dance concert

The English and Humanities Division at Hagerstown Community College will hold a winter dance concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Kepler Theater.

The event will feature student choreography and students from HCC’s Dance Company and dance classes. Guest performances include the City Ballet School and the Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center. Dance students will perform up-tempo jazz and tap numbers, modern and ballet dance.

General admission is $5 and free for HCC students, faculty, and staff. Local dance students can also attend free if wearing studio apparel. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at Credit card fees may apply.

All audience members will have the chance to enter and win a free private dance lesson. For more information, contact Alyssa Little at or call 240-500-2511.

Primal Conflict Wrestling returns to the Harpers Ferry KOA

“StarrClash” takes place inside the Harpers Ferry KOA Gymnasium, located at 343 Campground Road in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., on Sunday, Dec. 8. Doors open at 3 p.m. for a special meet and greet with the stars and action kicks off at 4 p.m.

Highlighting the card will be Primal Conflict Wrestling Champion DeMarcus Kane defending his championship against former champions Ken Dixon, Fenix Fury and Dirty Money in a Four-Way Fray Match.

Primal Conflict Wrestling Tag Team Champions Black Wallstreet will defend their titles against the ultra-popular Rush Hour.

Others on the card are Primal Conflict Wrestling Television Champion Bobby Shields, the Samoan Assault Squad (Afa Jr. and Nui Tofiga), “The Champion of the 1%” Logan Easton LaRoux, Preston Quinn, the Punk Rock All-Stars and more.

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at

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