Thomas the Tank Engine and other toy trains on a layout designed for children to operate. A riding train for children. 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. Through Sunday, July 7.
Saturday, July 6
Waynesboro, Pa. - Society for Creative Anachronism hosts a Renaissance festival with armoured combat, archery, thrown weapons competitions, period displays of artwork and craftmanship. Open to the public. Renfrew Park Museum. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Regular show plus Enduro DASH. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike. 6:30 p.m. $9 general admission, $16 pit insurance. Call 301-582-0640 or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com on the Web.
FREDERICK, Md. - Billy B on Saturday, July 6. Teaches children about the wonders of natural science and ecology. Free for all ages. The 2002 Summerfest Family Theatre at Baker Park Bandshell, eight consecutive Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 7
Vacation Bible School
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., 6 to 8:30 p.m. Through Friday, July 12. Theme is "God's Great Gallery!"
Monday, July 8
Vacation Bible School
Valley Grace Brethren Church, 17310 Gay Street, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Through Friday, July 12. Theme is "Truerassic Park." There will be a "Kickoff Cookout and Carnival," 4 to 8 p.m. Free. Pre-register your children for Vacation Bible School. at 301-582-0155.
Hooked On Fishing
Summer Clinic Program at Patapsco Valley State Park, Avalon Area, Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, Md.; Greenbrier State Park, (afternoons only), 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro; and Leonard's Mill Pond, 8480 Ocean Highway, Delmar, Md. July 8-12. Two sessions per week, ages 7-10, morning sessions, 8 to 11 a.m.; ages 11-16, afternoon sessions, noon to 3 p.m. Sessions offered through Friday, Aug. 9. Call 1-877-620-8DNR, ext 8746 or 8721.
Masks and costumes
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Continuing through Friday, July 12. Actress and educator Jennifer Kreyl will present the program is geared towards children in grades two to five. Children will create masks, dress in a variety of costumes, and play multiple theatrical games. Tuesday, July 9, Coyle Free Library and Friday, July 12, at Ragged Edge Library, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required, by calling Coyle at 1-717-263-1054 or Ragged Edge at 1-717-264-9663. For a schedule of artists, call the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts at 1-717-264-6883 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 9
Second annual Founder's Day
SHARPSBURG, Md. - Founder's Day event, Chapline's gravesite in Mountain View Cemetery, 6:30 p.m. Graveside services, wreath laying, firing squad and presentations by the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Reenactors from Friends of Fort Frederick will provide interpretations of thep eriod and period music. Senator Don Munson and descendants of the Chapline family will attend. A picnic will follow at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Inn at Antietam. Guests may dress in period Colonial clothing. Call Page Otto at 301-432-6220.
Children's speech workshop
APPLES for Children, Inc. (formerly Resources for Children and Families) workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fees range from $5 to $45. Open to parents, child care providers and any other interested persons. Call Mary Kefauver at 301-733-0000, ext. 204.
Junior Ranger Program
BOONSBORO - Greenbrier State Park will offer the Junior Ranger Program, which is developed for kids to learn more about nature and the outdoors. Junior Rangers will explore trees, wildlife, plants, insects, rivers, outdoor living and many other topics. There also will be nature arts and crafts, nature games, and hands-on experiences. Session I is July 10, 17 and 24. Session II is July 25, Aug. 1, and Aug. 8. Ages 8 to 14 are encouraged to sign up. Call 301-791-4767 for exact times. Participants will earn a patch for each session completed. The cost is $5, which covers one child for one session, workbooks and materials.
Maryland Science Center