Weekend calendar

January 27, 2007

Discovery Station

The Tri-State Astronomers amateur astronomy club will host telescope clinics. Bring your telescope, all parts and instruction manuals. Today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following the clinic, there will be a presentation about Pluto and the "new" solar system titled "Honey, I Shrunk the Solar System" at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $3; no additional fee for telescope clinic. Advance registration requested; send e-mail to Call Dan at 301-988-9828.

Meet the artists

The January show is "New Year, New Members." Meet artists Ruth Peyton today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Marie McCafferty Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-797-6813.

Trains of Christmas

The visions, sounds and snows of Christmas and winter on an O-gauge railroad featuring the trains of Lionel, MTH and others. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; winter layout on display through Sunday, Feb. 25. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4; 50 cents for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.


Salute to sports

Cumberland Valley Sampler will present "Salute to Sports and Recreation." Today, pre-show trivia contest at 5:30 p.m., show at 6 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. $5. Purchase tickets at the Capitol Theatre kiosk at 5 p.m.

Orchestra concert

The 2007 Washington County Public Schools' All-Country Orchestra concert will feature Elizabeth Schulze conducting the high school orchestra and Stephen Czarkowski conducting the middle school orchestra. Today, 7:30 p.m. North Hagers- town High School, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. $5; $4 in advance from participating students and directors. Senior citizen Gold Cards will be honored. Call 301-766-2996.

Elvis Birthday Tribute

An era-by-era tribute to Elvis Presley. Performers include Shawn Klush and Donny Edwards, plus Presley's original drummer D.J. Fontana. Today, 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 27 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29. Limited celebrity seating also is available. For tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to

Winter concert

The Cumberland Valley School of Music will hold its winter concert. The program includes Rossini's "Tancredi Overture," "Bugatti Step," featuring a jazz clarinet quartet, and Johann Strauss' "Roses from the South." Sunday, 3 p.m. Chambersburg Area Senior High School auditorium, 511 S. Sixth St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 717-261-1220. For a complete concert program, go to

Concert series

The Train Station concert series will present the Appalachian Wind Quintet. Sunday, 4 p.m. Train Station, East German Street, two blocks east of the Yellow Brick Bank, Shepherds- town, W.Va. $15. Call 304-876-9900 or go to

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