Weekend calendar

December 15, 2006

'A Christmas Story'

"A Christmas Story," released in 1983, will be shown. Presented by the Student Government Association at Hagerstown Community College. Children and adults can have their picture taken with Santa before the movie from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Free hot chocolate will be served. Additional refreshments will be sold. 7 p.m. today. Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 225.

Storytelling and live music

Tom Dugan reads "The Christmas Box," a story about the meaning of Christmas. Contemporary jazz pianist Paul Cardall plays original music to amplify the message. 8 p.m. today. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $30 and $35. Call 301-790-2000 or go to

Trains of Christmas

The visions, sounds and snows of Christmas past and present on an O-gauge railroad featuring the trains of Lionel, MTH and others. 1 to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.


Red Run Train Christmas Run

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Ride the Red Run train. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Red Run Park. Free, donations accepted. Call 717-762-3128.

Southern Washington County House Tour

BOONSBORO - Nine houses throughout south Washington County will be featured on the tour. Homes in Boonsboro are 9402 Childacrest Drive, 102 Fishing Creek Lane, 21121 Roy's Lane, 230 Potomac St. and 416 N. Main St.; in Keedysville, 21 Mount Hebron Road and 5404 Porterstown Road; and in Brownsville/Knoxville, 2330 Boteler Road and 19431 Garrett's Mill Road. Hosted by Boonsboro High School Junior Class Cabinet. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $15 and will be available at Crawford's Confectionery on Main Street in Boonsboro and at each house on the day of the tour. Call Kyle Lefler at 301-432-2775.

Christmas concert

St. James Brass Quintet and Haven Lutheran Church Senior Choir will present a Christmas concert in conjunction with Rest Haven Cemetery luminaria display. 5 p.m. Saturday. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Free.

Holiday show and sale

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Musician Tom Hartshorn will play keyboard and sing Christmas carols from 2 to 4 p.m. Children are invited to create holiday crafts in the activity area. Open house, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Arts Centre, Old Federal Office and Courthouse, 300 W. King St. Call 304-263-0224 or go to

Christmas open house

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

Orchestra concert

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present "Silver Bells," two concerts of seasonal favorites featuring Hagerstown Choral Arts, Potomac Classical Youth Ballet, Hagerstown Handbell Ensemble, cellist Lukasz Szyrner, soprano Morgan Harmison and more, including the winner of the annual MSO holiday poster contest. 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $20, adults; $12, ages 12 and younger. Purchase tickets at the MSO box office, 13 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, or call 301-797-4000. Rain date is 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Model railroad club Christmas open house

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Layouts that feature G-scale trains, an O-scale roundhouse and turntable, with both pre-war and post-war equipment on display. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Continues Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sundays, Jan. 7 and 14. Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St. Free. Call Bill Robinson at 717-264-3081 or the club at 717-263-6447.

Choral holiday concert

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Area Senior High School will present a choral holiday concert. 2 p.m. Sunday. Waynesboro Area Senior High School auditorium, East Second Street. Call 717-762-1191.

Williamsport Community Band

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Community Band will present its annual holiday concert. 3 p.m. Sunday. Williamsport High School. Free.

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