Out & About

January 20, 2006

Trains of Christmas

A winter wonderland with O-gauge trains traveling through towns, crossing bridges and entering tunnels. 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.

'Ride the High Country'

A classic western directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea; not rated; contains some violent scenes. Sponsored by Shepherdstown Film Society. Today, 7 p.m. A short dance film will be shown before the feature film at 6:45 p.m. Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall, King Street. Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Call Lisa Welch at 304-876-1837.

'The Black Pirate'

A silent film accompanied by an organist, playing the Weinberg Center for the Arts' Wurlitzer organ. Today, 8 p.m. The Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets are $6 and $4. For information or to purchase tickets, call 301-228-2828 or go to


Puppet show, workshop

The staff of the Washington County Free Library Children's Department will present "The Reluctant Dragon," based on the story by Kenneth Grahame. In the story, a peace-loving dragon is forced to battle St. George the dragon slayer. After the puppet show, children will be shown how to make puppets they can take home. Saturday, 11 a.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-3250.

Blacksmith shop

Volunteers will demonstrate the age-old craft of blacksmithing. Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Catoctin Mountain Park Blacksmith Shop, Camp Round Meadow, Manahan Road, Thurmont, Md. Call 301-663-9388.

Music marathon

The NightLife Digest Music Marathon in honor of Randy Cross will feature 15 artists and bands. Saturday, 6 p.m. to midnight. Shepherdstown Train Station. Admission is a donation of $5 to $10 per person. Guests are asked to bring refreshments to share. Beverages will be sold. Call Cheryl Mansley at 304-702-0554 or Terry Tucker at 304-876-3552, or send e-mail to

Open house

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

Museum Consort

Washington County Museum Consort will perform. Guest musician Jeff Clise will join regular consort members William Hull, Brenda Slick, David Styer and Naomi Styer in a program titled "Music and Royalty." Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Tenor and piano

Pianist Narcisco Solero and tenor Jon Cart will perform. Sunday, 3 p.m. Shippensburg University, Old Main Chapel, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Call 717-477-1638.

Organ concert

The next concert in the Leon Cross Concert Series will feature organist Mark W. Steiner. The program will include psalm settings by Emma Lou Diemer; two preludes for organ by Baltimore composer Tim Murphy; and works by J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck and Simon Preston. Sunday, 3 p.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. $5, adults, $3, students and senior citizens. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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