Today is December 12, 2017
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Town Run Tap House and Community Pub click for details is hosting a Bugs and Beer event-- an opportunity to try some entomophagical treats click for details
    Buggy chef, Steve Bailes, will provide different dishes made with insect products. Steve has been a guest presenter for the Nat. Park Service, for the American Conservation Film Association (at Shepherd College), for schools and civic groups-- but this is his first public venture into pairings with alcohol-- a natural match don't you think?
    Steve writes an entomophagy blog for a local newspaper. If you are interested, check out: click for details and click for details
    We will have samples of bug foods. These will likely include click for details Exo Protein click for details Aketta and Aspire Food Group click for details Bugeater Foods click for details Crik Nutrition click for details Critter Bitters click for details Hotlix Candy click for details Incredible Foods click for details Jurassic Snacks Inc. click for details Lithic Nutrition click for details Livin farms click for details Entomo Farms click for details Rainbow Mealworms click for details We will even have snacks to take home for your dogs -- from Hopn Bakery click for details EntoBento click for details, and Chloe's Treats. Tagging: Little Herds click for details Chef PV click for details and The Cricket Man click for details (Thank you lists are scary. So many generous folks to thank, and I don't want to slight anyone.)
    If you use Facebook, why don't you let us know you are coming: click for details
    Warning: People with shellfish allergies may have a reaction to eating insects.
    Town Run Tap House and Community Pub
    202 E Washington St Shepherdstown WV 25443
    Todd 304.876.0502
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.

Friday, December 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.

Monday, December 18th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:30 AM, EST.

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 11:28 AM, EST.
  • - 1970. After writing President Richard M. Nixon offering to be a "Federal Agent-at-Large" to fight drug abuse and the drug culture, Elvis Presley met with Nixon at the White House on this date. Presley was not made a federal agent, but the two men had a cordial meeting. The photograph of them shaking hands is the most requested reproduction from the National Archives.

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Religious Events, Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve Service, Candlelight Service, Bible
    - Join us for an evening of Scripture reading and singing of Carols (both old and new) as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!
    Calvary Chapel of the Cumberland Valley
    12915 Pinehill Drive Hagerstown MD 21740
    Randy Mosher 301.733.0070
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.

Monday, December 25th, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 4:20 AM, EST.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Dec 26- Jan 1, 2018. African- American family observance created in 1966 by Dr. Manulana Karenga in recognition of traditional African Harvest festivals. This seven-day festival stressed unity of the black family, with harvest fest (karamu) on the first day and a day of meditation the final one. Kwanzaa means "first fruit" in Swahili.

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL. 84th edition Storied college bowl game. Est attendance: 65,000.

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.

Monday, January 1st, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The 84th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Now part of the College Football Playoff Series. The Sugar Bowl originated in 1935. Estimated attendance is 72,500.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal holiday in all states and territories of the US and in most other countries. The world's most celebrated holiday!
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of winter, the wolves howl in hunger. The January Full Moon.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Presented by Northwestern Mutual. The Rose Bowl Game has been a New Year's event since 1902.

Friday, January 5th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Evening before Epiphany (January 6th). Twelfth night marks the end of medieval Christmas festivities. Also called Twelfth Night Eve.

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - January 7, 1927, basketball promoter Abe Saperstein's "New York Globetrotters" took the floor on this date at Hinckley, IL. Despite the "New York" name, the Globetrotters hailed from Chicago's South Side. The talented African-American players, unable to play in white professional leagues, barnstormed the nation in serious basketball promotional events. They changed to the "Harlem Globetrotters" in the 1930s and added humor to their games in the 1940s.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 75th annual. Sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honoring achievement in film and television. Aired live on NBC.

Monday, January 8th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA. NCAA Division I college football playoff champion will be decided in this game with the combatants determined by the new College Football Playoff system.

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