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Out & About

January 21, 2006

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. Today, 11 a.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-3250.

Trains of Christmas



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

Blacksmith shop



Volunteers will demonstrate the age-old craft of blacksmithing. Today, 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. Today, 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. For information, call Cheryl Mansley at 304-702-0554 or Terry Tucker at 304-876-3552, or send e-mail to river_house@earthlink.net.

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Country western dance



The Cumberland Valley Country Western Dance Association will hold a dance with DJ. Today, 8 to 11 p.m. Old Quincy High School gym, next to Mowery Elementary School, off Pa. 997, Quincy, Pa. $6; $4, members. Smoke free. Call 717-762-6388 or 717-762-9292.

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 www.wcmfa.org.

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.

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.

Chess night



All ages and skill levels are invited. Boards provided. Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Port City Java, 1551 Potomac Ave., Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-5040.

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