Friday, April 26
Trains for Kids to Run
Thomas the Tank Engine, a McDonald's train and other trains on a toy train layout designed for children to operate. Through Sunday, April 28. 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.
Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27
Spring Festival of Children's Literature
FROSTBURG, Md. - "A Patchwork of Story: Celebrating 20 years of Children's Literature," will feature award-winning authors and illustrators, Peter Catalanotto, Floyd Cooper, Patricia Reilly Giff and Martin Waddell. Frostburg State University, FSU Lane University Center, Frostburg, Md. Beginning Friday at 4 p.m. Admission is limited and by registration only. For information, call 1-301-687-4420.
Saturday, April 27
Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 are eligible to play and must be residents of Washington County. Special guest, 2001 National Marbles Champion Tim Ratliff. YMCA, Hagerstown. 4 to 6 p.m. For information, call 301-824-1168.
Soap Box Derby
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A practice run session in preparing for the Roach Oil/Texaco Classic Soap Box Derby race. 9 a.m. to noon. James Rumsey Vocational Training Center truck driving range, Hedgesville, W.Va. For information, call 1-304-267-4675.
Washington County Wellness Challenge Kick-Off
Face painting, balloon animals, magician, free health screenings, displays and health information. Western Heights Middle School, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. to noon.
YMCA Teen Night
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Enjoy music by a DJ, play basketball, ping-pong, swim and hang out with your friends. Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., 8 to 10 p.m. Free for members with valid ID, $3 for non-members. Adult chaperons. For information, call 1-717-762-6012.
PA Draft Horse and Mule Association 2002 Clinic
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Hands-on field work and driving cart and team. "Getting ground ready; Plowing; Discing, Harrowing and Planting prepared field all done with horses and mules." Silver Star Saddle Club Show Grounds, Greencastle, Pa. Free admission, $2 parking. For information, call 1-717-263-0676 or 1-717-776-6403.
Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28
Go Fly A Kite Weekend
MT. AIRY, Md. - Fly your kites, enjoy a picnic, hike the woods, tour the winery and taste the grape and fruit wines. Berrywine Plantations/Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy, Md. Free admission and parking. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. For information, call 1-800-514-8735 or 1-301-831-5889.
Sunday, April 28
Old Fashioned Fun Day Warm-Up Show
THURMONT, Md. - Thurmont Riding Club will hold this event with English, western and gaming classes for children and adults. Thurmont Riding Club, Roddy Rd., Thurmont, Md. Begins at 10 a.m. For information, call 1-301-271-3093.
Celebrating 200 years
WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport United Methodist Church remembers 200 years of history with special visitors from the past - a circuit rider, town founder Othol Holland Williams and a Civil War couple. 25 E. Church St., Williamsport. Begins at 8:30 a.m. 301-223-7040.
Children's Festival in Baker Park
FREDERICK, Md. - Hands-on activities, music and movement performances and demonstrations for children ages 2 through 8 and their families. Baker Park, Frederick, Md. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 1-301-662-4549.
Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
WINCHESTER, Va. - A circus with acrobats, aerial daredevils and animal trainers. Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester, Va. Friday, 4:30 and 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m., 5 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost, $9 to $22. For information, call 1-888-332-5600 or go to www.tickets.com on the Web.
Through Saturday, May 4
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Birdwalks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park led by Willard Rahn. Renfrew Park, Waynesboro, Pa. bring identification books, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes. Meet at Renfrew's lower parking lot off Welty Road. 7 to 10 a.m. Free. For information, call 1-717-762-0373.
Through Saturday, May 4
Spring Fling 2002