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Out & About

November 25, 2005

Christmas in Shepherdstown


A variety of activities including music, a bonfire, tree-lighting, dinner and more. Today through Sunday, Dec. 4., Shepherdstown, W.Va.

'Trains of Christmas'


The four-level display will include 60 switches, 23 operating trains, 200 miniature people and about 75 miniature buildings. 1 to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4, adults; 50 cents, ages 3 to 12.

Trainfest


The show will feature trains, railroadiana, railroad collectibles in all gauges, brass, Lionel and American Flyer, hobby tools and white elephant table. Sponsored by Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Md. 65, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $3, adults; free for ages 11 and younger. For information, send e-mail to hmrrminc@hotmail.com.

Victorian Christmas


The event will include storytelling, food, St. Nicholas, holiday music and caroling, ornament making, model railroad layout and more. To participate in the ornament contest, create or decorate a holiday ornament and bring to the museum by today. Voting will be held by 3 p.m. Saturday. Ornaments can be purchased on Sunday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md.

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Discovery Station


Saturday Plus' program will be Dean Burkett, "The Magic Man." Burkett will present some magic routines with audience participation. Included will be balloon sculptures and how to become a magician. 1, 2 and 3 pm. Saturday. Sunday Extra will feature Jay Frantz and "The Thrill of Skydiving." See skydiving techniques with safety first. 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $7, adults; $6, ages 2 to 17; $5, seniors ages 55 and older and military. The programs are free with paid admission. Call 301-790-0076.

Gallery Quartet


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' Gallery Quartet will perform. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown.

Richard Troxell and Friends


Richard Troxell and Friends will present a concert of opera arias, folk songs and spirituals. The band, The Walk, will also perform. 3 p.m. Sunday. Apples United Church of Christ, 7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont, Md. Tickets will be sold at the door. For information, go to www.richardtroxell.tv.

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