Out & About

December 31, 2005

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. Today, 1 to 5 p.m. 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.

Secrest Memorial Sing

Secrest Memorial Sing will feature the Skyline Boys, Bob Gay and Judy Bollinger, and Harvey Bricker Jr. Today, 7 p.m. Heritage Academy Auditorium, Walnut Point Road, west of Hagerstown. Freewill offering. Call 301-733-9365.

All-night skate

All-night skate New Year's Eve party. Activities include dodge ball and a dance contest. The event is chaperoned by adults. Today, 8 p.m. to Sunday at 6 a.m. Family Skating Center, 17333 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. $15, includes skate rental, party hats, noisemakers, a light show and a free pancake breakfast served after midnight. Tickets also are available for the New Year's Eve skate from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Call 301-582-2020 or 1-866-SKATE-00, or go to


Singles dance

Open to ages 21 and older. Casual dress, cash bar, DJ music, door prizes, snacks and a champagne toast at midnight. Today, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Knights of Columbus, 20340 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. $5. Call 301-739-4113 or 717-765-9320, or go to

Carillon concert

Carillonneur Charles Farris will give a carillon concert. Farris will play the academy's 49-bell Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon. Today, midnight. Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Free. For information, go to

Polar Bear Plunge

Members of the public are invited to join the Williamsport Polar Bear Club. Collect pledges and plunge into the icy waters of the Potomac River. Commemorative T-shirts and towels will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. Sunday, noon. Riverbottom Park, Williamsport. For information, call 301-733-2060, ext. 237.

Open house

Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club will hold an open house. Raffles will be held. Displays include G-scale, O-scale, HO-scale and N-scale layouts. Monday, noon to 5 p.m. Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 717-263-6447 or 717-264-3081.

Christian skate night

Skate to Christian music. Monday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Family Skating Center, 17333 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. $2, admission, plus skates. Call 301-582-2020 or 1-866-SKATE-00, or go to Links

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