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The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind will hold their annual Celebration of Lights beginning at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 4).

The event begins outside the School for the Blind on Antigo Place, then moves from building to building, lighting displays and singing carols, ending with refreshments at Seaton Hall.

Safe Haven Tabernacle

“The Gift of Forgiveness” will be presented by students of the Free Gospel Bible Institute from Export, Pa., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Safe Haven Tabernacle, 125 N. Charlevoix Place in Romney.

For more information, call 304-496-8237.

‘A Christmas Story’

The movie classic comes to life onstage this weekend at the McCoy Grand in Moorefield.

“A Christmas Story: the Musical” will be wrap up its 2-week run with performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6-7-8.

The $10 tickets ($7 for students) can be purchased 30 minutes before the performance at the theater on Main Street in Moorefield.

Potomac State bands

The Potomac State College Community Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform a joint holiday concert at 7:30 tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 4) in the Church-McKee Arts Center Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Concert Band will perform a variety of selections beginning with Derek Bourgeois’ “Sleigh Bells.”  The band will also perform “Star of Bethlehem” by John Williams; “Christmas Medley” arranged by Charlie and Rhoades Whitehill; “Rhapsody for Hanukkah” arranged by Stephen Bulla, and “Wassail!” arranged by Harry Stone.

Capon Bridge lighting

The town tree lighting party occurs on the grounds of the Capon Bridge Public Library at 5:30 Friday, Dec. 6.

A manger will be set up, hot chocolate will be served and The River House Community Choir will sing and lead a sing-along. It’s all sponsored by the Capon Bridge Ruritans.

Christmas gift concert

The Christmas Gift, a concert by local and talented musical artists, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Romney First Baptist Church, 325 W. Main St.

Headlining the 2019 concert is the band Appalachia.

Organized by Chris Chambers, this 8th annual event has become a favorite tradition for young and old alike. All donations will help support the needy of the community during the holiday. Help to bring on the holiday with beautiful music in the spirit of good will for all.

 First Baptist youth

The children’s Christmas program at Romney First Baptist Church will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

This year’s program is “A Charlie Brown Christmas 2019” and will feature the children and youth of the church in music, stories, scripture, and entertainment. 

Paw Paw parade

The annual Paw Paw Christmas Parade steps off at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, beginning at Kimble Funeral Homes and traveling along Winchester Street to The Bank of Romney branch.

Cocoa and cookie stands sponsored by Mountaineer Community Health Center, The Bank of Romney and Lighthouse Assembly of God will open at 4 p.m.

A live nativity scene, sponsored by Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, will be located at the veterans monument in the center of town beginning at 4.

The Lights of Love Tree, sponsored by the parade committee, will be lit immediately after the parade.

Augusta Fire Company

The Augusta Volunteer Fire Company welcomes the community and families to their annual Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Augusta fire hall. Bring a covered dish.

Luminaria ceremony

Hospice of the Panhandle will hold its annual luminaria ceremony in Romney Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The 5:15 p.m. ceremony will be held at Shaffer Funeral Home, 230 E. Main St.

Old Bethel Church

The 4th old-fashioned Christmas at Old Bethel Church will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 14.

The historic building on Bethel Church Road off Grassy Lick Road is unheated, so dress warmly.

Gerald Hott and country singer Joe Hott will be featured.

Christmas in Romney

ROMNEY — Six holiday events make up Christmas in Romney on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Breakfast with Santa is available at the Romney Fire Hall Saturday morning. The Hampshire County Public Library has moved its popular gingerbread house decorating to the fire hall too. It starts mid-morning.

The annual parade steps off at noon at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, marching along Birch Lane to Romney Elementary on School Street. At 1 p.m., FNB Bank hosts its annual children’s Christmas party.

Honey Bee Music Studio will lead lessons and carols from 2 to 5 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

The day winds up at Legion Post 91 with pancakes and pajamas. 


If you have a holiday event coming up, let us know and we’ll add it to our Christmas Tidings. Email it to news@hampshirereview.com or drop it by our office at 74 W. Main St., Romney. Deadline is noon Monday for each week’s paper.

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