Out & About

April 15, 2002

Trains for kids

Thomas the Tank Engine, a McDonald's train and other trains on a toy train layout designed for children to operate. Today and Sunday, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., U.S. 11, Hagerstown. 1 to 5 p.m. $3 for adults, 50 cents for ages 12 and younger. 301-739-4665.


Crystal Brown will tell stories for children. Pictures and Pages Bookstore, 32 W. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Today, 11 a.m. Free. 301-745-6617.

Mason-Dixon Quilt Show 2002

The Friendship Quilters' Guild of Hagerstown and The Buchanan Trail Quiltmakers of Waynesboro, Pa., will host a two-day exhibit of quilts, handmade dolls and needlework. Also Sunday, April 24. Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $4, children 11 and younger admitted free. 301-797-6974 or to on the Web.

Jennifer Cutting's Ocean

A performance of Celtic-inspired music and the spoken word celebrating the mysticism and magic of the sea. Shepherd College, Reynolds Hall, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Today, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for members and seniors, $6 for children. For information, call 1-304-263-2531 or e-mail to

Bluegrass concert

Eastern Tradition Band and Twin Hill Express perform at Beck and Benedict's Music Theater, The Barn, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. Today, 7 p.m. $8; children 11 and younger free. For information, call 1-717-762-4711.

British Isles music

Fairport Convention performs English, Scottish and Irish traditional music in a Mountain Green concert. Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, Hagerstown. Today, doors opens at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $5 for children/students 18 and younger; free for HCC students and staff. For information, call 301-791-3132.

John McCutcheon

Performs on the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, mountain dulcimer and jaw harp. Wilson College, Laird Hall, Chambersburg, Pa. Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $6 for Wilson College part-time and non-Wilson College students; free for kindergarten though 12th grade and full-time matriculated Wilson College students. For information, call 1-727-262-2003, e-mail at or go to on the Web.

Latin jazz

Latin jazz quintet Salsamba! performs at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Sunday, 3 p.m. Free admission. 301-739-5727 or telecommunications device for the deaf 301-739-5764.

'Lend Me A Tenor'

Washington County Playhouse's dinner theater runs today and Sunday. Tickets are $26.50; discounts available for students, children and seniors. The Playhouse is at 44, N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-7469.

'Li'l Abner'

A musical based on the comic strip by Al Capp. Smithsburg High School. Today, 7:30 p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets cost $6 for adults' $4 for senior citizens and ages 12 and younger. Today, special dinner theatre to benefit SHS Junior class, $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and ages 12 and younger. Call 301-766-8337, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jimmie "JJ" Walker

Performs along with Brad Reeder. Wing It Cafe and Comedy Club, 41 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Today, 8 and 10:15 p.m. For information, call 301-745-4400 or go to on the Web.

Lazer vaudeville

A wizard performs magic tricks with laser beams, a neon cowboy's luminescent rope-spinning, juggling, blacklight illusions, acrobats and comedy. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets costs $10 and $5 plus service fee. For information, call 301-790-2000.

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