Weekend Calendar

December 29, 2006

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. Today through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. 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.

Cowboy Christmas

An evening of entertainment, including a hayride, square dancing, live nativity and petting zoo, marshmallow roasting and ambush game. Dinner features barbecue beef and all the fixings, followed by a performance of "The Christmas Miracle at Eagle Ridge." Today and Saturday, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Antietam Recreation, 9729 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $19.80 to $26.40. Call 301-797-7999 or go to

Model railroad club

Layouts that feature large G-scale trains, an O-scale roundhouse and turntable, an HO-scale layout with about 40 scale miles of track and 3,000 train cars on display. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Continues Sundays, Jan. 7 and 14. Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call Bill Robinson at 717-264-3081 or the club at 717-263-6447.


Chamber concert

Laura First will perform a Shepherdstown Chamber Music Series concert. Saturday, 4 p.m. The Station at Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Tickets cost $10; free for ages 9 and younger and ages 61 and older. Call 304-876-9900.

Music show

"All-new Shake, Rattle and Roll" features music from the 1940s through today performed by actors who portray the singers and bands who made the music. Music from The Beatles, Elvis Presley and more. Today and Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Dinner served first with the show to follow. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theatre, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $30. Call 301-739-7469.

Secrest Memorial Sing

The Masters, the Gospel Strings and others will perform. Sunday, 7 to 11 p.m. Heritage Academy auditorium, Walnut Point Road, west of Hagerstown. Free-will offering. Call 301-733-9365.

New Year's rock party

Ghost Riders (former members of The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Pure Prairie League and The Knack) will perform. Opening bands are Ominous and Long Term Hero. Sunday, doors open at 7 p.m.; buffet from 7 to 9 p.m.; opening bands begin at 8 p.m.; Ghost Riders perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hagerstown Cinema 10 Complex, 20135 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door; $45 per couple in advance or $55 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 301-797-7270, visit the box office or go to

Carillon concert

Guest artist Charles Farris will perform at Mercersburg Academy's annual New Year's Eve carillon concert. Those willing to make the 70-step trek up Barker Tower can watch the carillonneur perform. Sunday, midnight. Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Free. Call Mercersburg Academy at 717-328-6176.

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