Out & About

April 16, 2006


Chess night

Open to all ages and skill levels. Boards provided. 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Port City Java, 1551 Potomac Ave., Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-5040.

Trains for everyone

The exhibit will include HO- and O-scale model railroad, trains for children, photographs, artifacts, railroad equipment and more. 1 to 5 p.m. today. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Admission is 50 cents and $3.50; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Youth art show

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. ? Two- and three-dimensional art by students from every Morgan County school and home-schooled students. Concludes today. Ice House Gallery, Independence and Mercer streets. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 1-304-258-2300 or go to


Cumberland Valley Artists

The juried exhibition features art by amateur and professional artists of the Mid-Atlantic region. Continues through Sunday, June 18. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727.

Carillon concert

MERCERSBURG, Pa. ?� David Shively performs on Mercersburg Academy's carillon. Visitors are encouraged to climb the tower prior to the performance or sit inside the chapel during inclement weather. 3 p.m. Mercersburg Academy, Barker Tower.

Art in the Hallway

Donna Bingaman, a Valley Art Association member, displays her paintings during April. Paintings may be purchased through the hospital gift shop. A portion of the proceeds from the salees will be donated to Washington County Hospital Auxiliary.

Reuben Kadish

A mini-retrospective of works by Reuben Kadish. The show includes painting, sculpture, drawings and prints. Continues through Sunday, April 23. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

This week

â-  Monday, April 17

Scottish country dance

WALKERSVILLE, Md. ?� For ages 12 and older. 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Walkersville Town Hall. $55 per semester. Call Valerie Hill at 301-739-4553.

Tuesday, April 18

'The Corporation'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? Forty corporate insiders and critics explore the nature and spectacular rise of the most pervasive institution of our time. Not rated. Franklin County Democrats, 85 N. Main St. Call 1-717-337-2424 or on the Web.

Open-mic poetry

Sign up and read family-oriented poetry, original or published. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Port City Java, Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-5040.

'Scenery and Science'


Richard Sellars will speak about competing values in national park management. 7 p.m. National Conservation Training Center, Shepherd Grade Road. Free. Call Mark Madison at 1-304-876-7276, e-mail Mark Madison at; or go to

Wednesday, April 19

Weekly birding walks


Potomac Valley Audubon Society will conduct a series of weekly morning bird walks along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown during April. 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Meet by 8 a.m. in the C&O Canal parking lot along Canal Road south of the new James Rumsey Bridge. Call Nancy Kirschbaum at 1-304-876-6881 or e-mail her at

Historic 'Faces'

WILLIAMSPORT ?� Frank and Sueanne Woodring, editors and publishers of Cracker Barrel magazine, will present "Faces of Washington County," a slide presentation of historical Washington County. 7 p.m. Williamsport Memorial Library. Free.

Thursday, April 20

'Spring into Gardening'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? The Franklin County Master Gardeners will lead a workshop on safer gardening principles, featuring few chemicals and greater reliance on integrated pest management. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cooperative Extension office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. $10 per workshop. Advance registration is required. For information or to register, call 1-717-263-9226.

Underground Railroad

FREDERICK, Md. ?� Peter H. Michael, owner of Cooling Springs Farm in Adamstown, Md., will discuss his book "An American Family of the Underground Railroad." The book details his family's involvement with the Underground Railroad. Lecture, 5 p.m.; book signing, 5:45 p.m. Mount St. Mary's University's Frederick campus, 5350 Spectrum Drive. For information or to reserve a seat, call 1-877-982-2329.

'Green' roofs

WAYNESBORO, Pa. ?� Robert Berghage from the Penn State Center for Green Roof Research, will speak on the topic "Greening the City from the Top Down." 7 p.m. Renfrew Park, East Main Street. Free. Call 1-717-762-0373.

Golf lessons

WAYNESBORO, Pa. ?� Waynesboro

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