Out & About

December 17, 2005

'First Snow of Winter'

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

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 today at 3 p.m. 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. Today, 5 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served afterward.


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


Kathy Mattea

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

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. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Other open houses are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 26, Monday, Jan. 2 and Sunday, Jan. 8. Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 717-263-6447 or 717-264-3081.

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. Sunday, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. 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.

Community band

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

Holiday performance

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

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