Out & About

January 13, 2006

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, Saturday and Sunday, 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.


"Pippin," the musical comedy about a prince's search for grandeur and a filling life, opens this weekend. Today and Saturday, 6 p.m., dinner, 7:30 p.m., show; alternating Sundays, 1 p.m., dinner; 2:30 p.m., show. Continues through Saturday, March 4. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $29, adults; $25 for adults ages 62 and older and for students with a valid ID; $16 for children ages 12 and younger. Ticket prices include dinner and the show. For reservations, call 301-739-7469.

Live entertainment

Port City Java will host the following entertainment:

- Today - Paul Mackrell, banjo player, and friends play bluegrass, folk and soft rock. 7:30 to 10 p.m.


- Saturday - Paul McNeil, acoustic guitar. 7:30 to 10 p.m.

1551 Potomac Ave., Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-5040.

Live music

Beans in the Belfry will host the following shows:

- Today - Brian Gross, acoustic blues, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

- Saturday - Craggy Island, Irish music, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

- Sunday - Jazz brunch with Chris Marsh and Jim Goodwin on keyboard and upright bass, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- Sunday - Tomy Wright will perform during afternoon tea service, 2 to 4 p.m.

Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. Call 301-834-7178 or go to

Acoustic music

WestSide Cafe will host the following shows:

- Today - Amy Speace with opener Ralston Bowles. $10.

- Saturday - Andrew McKnight. $10.

- Sunday - Showcase concert featuring Eugene Ruffolo, plus guest performers Chelsea Shay, Ken Cobb, Brian Gundersdorf, Austin Collins, Elizabeth Bryson, Liz Stahler and Alia.

Shows begin today and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. WestSide Cafe, 1A W. Second St., Frederick, Md. Call 301-418-6886 or go to

Discovery Station

Musician and teacher Rob Hovermale will show and demonstrate wind instruments. Saturday, 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.

Country western dance

Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will host a dance. DJ Step N Country will provide music. Saturday, 8 to 11 p.m. Maugansville Ruritan, Maugansville Road, Maugansville. $4, members, $6, nonmembers. Call 304-263-4041 or 717-263-0234.

Open house

Waynesboro Model Railroad Club will host an open house. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Waynesboro Model Railroad Club, Waynescastle Road and Pa. 16, Zullinger, Pa. Call 717-762-7787 or 301-582-0926.

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