Out and about

December 16, 2005

Living Créche

The créche will feature live animals and a soundtrack of scripture and carols at each tableau. Animals include sheep, donkeys and alpacas. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available to passers-by. 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Front lawn of The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa.

Kathy Mattea

FREDERICK, Md. - Kathy Mattea will present "Songs and the Season." 8 p.m. Saturday. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $39 to $47.

Belle Boyd House

Gary Mullenax plays piano and Don Wood leads a holiday sing-along. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be served. Belle Boyd House, 126 E. Race St., Martinsburg, W.Va.

Festival of Lights

Luminarias will light Rest Haven Cemetery. Bagpiper Richard Conrad will walk through the cemetery, performing Christmas hymns, as people light luminarias. Drivers are asked to enter at the south gate, by the pond, and exit through the north gate. The event will start at 3 p.m. Saturday with a performance by St. James Brass Quintet in the funeral home chapel. Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Free.

Music of the season

The Haven Lutheran Church Choir and the Appalachian Wind Quintet will perform music of the season. 5 p.m. Saturday. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served afterward.

The Frederick Orchestra

The Frederick Orchestra will perform season favorites. The program includes Corelli's "Christmas Concerto Grosso"; Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances," Suite 1; Holcombe's "Festive Sounds of Hanukah"; Anderson's "A Christmas Festival." 3 p.m. Saturday. Frederick Community College, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. Admission is $15, adults; $8, students and senior citizens. Purchase tickets at the box office the evening of the performance.

'First Snow of Winter'

Children can watch "First Snow of Winter" and decorate a holiday gift bag. 11 a.m. Saturday. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present two concerts. "Glorious Holiday Spirits" will feature Vivaldi's "Gloria" as well as holiday favorites at 7 p.m. Saturday. "Santa Symphony," a one-hour concert of holiday favorites designed with children in mind, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets for either performance cost $19, adults; $11, ages 12 and younger and can be purchased at the MSO office, 13 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown; or call 301-797-4000. Ticket-holders are invited to "Cookies with Santa," a preconcert event from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at One Two Kangaroo, 4 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets for "Cookies with Santa" cost $5. Call 301-797-4000 for reservatons. If inclement weather causes a cancellation, the concert snow date is 8 p.m. Monday.

Discovery Station

Robert Peters, "The Reptile Man," will present a Sunday Extra program. Peters will present facts about his collection of nontropical reptiles, and provide hands-on experience. 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $7 adults; $6 ages 2 to 17; $5 ages 55 and older and military. Call 301-790-0076 or send a fax to 301-790-0045.

Railroad club open house

Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club will hold open houses. Raffles will be held. Displays include G-scale, O-scale, HO-scale and N-scale layouts. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Other open houses are scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 8, and Mondays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 1-717-263-6447 or 1-717-264-3081.

Christmas musical

The Marlowe Assembly of God Praise Choir will present the Christmas musical, "Emmanuel - Celebrating Heaven's Child." 7 p.m. Sunday. Marlowe Assembly of God, 9045 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, W.Va. Call 1-304-274-2474.

Holiday performance

Goose Route Arts Collaborative Inc. will hold its third annual holiday show with performers of all ages sharing dance, poetry and music. 4 p.m. Sunday. Shepherdstown Train Station, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Audience members can bring a holiday food or drink to share for a post-show gathering. For information, call Kitty Clark at 1-304-876-6751 or send e-mail to

Community Band

Williamsport Community Band will present its eighth annual holiday concert. 3 p.m. Sunday. Williamsport High School. Free.

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