Out & About

December 23, 2005

Art show

The members of the Valley Art Association are featured in a show titled "No Place Like Home." Meet artist Elaine Schleigh from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-797-6813.

The Trains of Christmas

The visions, sounds and snows of Christmas past and present on an O-gauge railroad featuring the trains of Lionel, MTH, K-Line, Williams and Weaver. 1 to 5 p.m. today and Monday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Christmas skate

Wear a bright red shirt or hat and get a free prize. Chaperoned by adults. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. today. Family Skating Center, 17333 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. $6 plus skates. Call 301-582-2020, 1-866-SKATE-00 or go to


'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

With the help of seven garden clubs, the Miller House has taken on the spirit of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," 1 to 4 p.m. today and Saturday. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $5, adults; $3, senior citizens and students 13 and older; free for ages 12 and younger.

Carillon concert

Carillonneur James Smith will play Christmas carols. Midnight Christmas Eve. Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa. Free.

Model railroad open house

Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club's open house includes G-scale, O-scale, HO-scale and N-scale layouts. Noon to 5 p.m. Monday. Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 1-717-263-6447 or 1-717-264-3081.

Candlelight tour of houses of worship

FREDERICK, Md. - The self-guided candlelight tour will feature 12 of Frederick City's houses of worship. The tour includes All Saints Episcopal Church; Asbury United Methodist Church; Beth Sholom Synagogue; Calvary United Methodist Church; Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church; Evangelical Lutheran Church; Evangelical Reformed Church; First Church of Christ, Scientist; Frederick Presbyterian Church; Grace United Church of Christ; St. John's Catholic Church; and Trinity Chapel. Outside luminarias will attract visitors to the sites and programs will be held at the sites. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available for a discounted price throughout the evening, weather permitting. Rides depart from and end at 124 N. Market St. Show your church tour brochure. 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. For a map and information, visit Frederick Visitors Center, 19 E. Church St.; call 1-301-644-4047 or 1-800-999-3613; the Interstate 70 eastbound and westbound visitors centers near Myersville, Md.; the U.S. 15 southbound visitors center near Emmitsburg, Md.; participating worship sites; or go to

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