Weekend Calendar

December 09, 2006

Christmas open house

The Waynesboro Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas open house. This year's theme is "Christmases of Our Past: Toys of the 1950 and '60s." Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Continues Dec. 16 and 17. Oller House, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Call 717-762-1747.

Holiday open house

Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village will hold its holiday open house. Highlights include Santa Claus, children's workshop and craft area, free admission and miniature log houses. Today and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown. Call 240-313-2839 or send an e-mail to

Saturday Plus

Alann Schmidt will present "Were You There at Dunkard Church?" as part of Discovery Station at Hagerstown's Saturday Plus program. Today, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7. For reservations, call 301-790-0076.


Plumb Grove

Plumb Grove, the restored 1831 farmhouse preserved by the Clear Spring District Historical Association, will be decorated as pioneer homes would have been in the 19th century for "A Currier and Ives Christmas in Clear Spring." Today, 2 to 11 p.m. Plumb Grove, intersection of North Martin Street and Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. $5 per person.

Holiday concert

Hagerstown Choral Arts will present "Christmas with Choral Arts," a holiday concert featuring the Paramount Treblemakers and Hagerstown Handbell Ensemble. Today, 4 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. $12; $10, students and seniors. Purchase tickets in advance at Trinity Lutheran Church or call 301-665-9424. Unless sold out, tickets will be available at the door.

'Major Barbara'

Hagerstown Community College's Robinwood Players will present the story of Barbara Undershaft, a defiant, idealistic daughter of a money-hungry munitions tycoon. Today, 8 p.m. HCC's Kepler Theatre, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $7. Tickets are available at the door. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 271.

Civil War music

Samantha Brown of Rockville, Md., will present violin music of the Civil War. Marion James will play Christmas carols on the autoharp. There also will be displays of dolls, doll baby beds, tea sets, antique toys, quilts and more. Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Town Museum, lower level of Springfield Farm Barn, Williamsport. Call 301-223-7229.

Handbell choirs

Little Heiskel Ringers and Haven Handbells will present a program of seasonal music with 11 ringers and 37 bells. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

St. Patrick's Chorale

St. Patrick's Chorale will present "The Wonder of the Season," a holiday concert featuring secular pieces and a cantata titled "The Wonder of Christmas." Sunday, 3 p.m. Christ's Reformed Church United Church of Christ, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Free; donations accepted. Call 301-790-0114 or go to

Rohrersville Band

The Rohrersville Band will present its annual Christmas concert. Sunday, 3 p.m. Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Friendship Hall, Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville. Call 301-432-2548.

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