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Weekend Calendar

February 17, 2007

Poetry workshop

Poet Richard Garcia will conduct a one-day poetry workshop sponsored by Sotto Voce Poetry Festival. Today, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Second floor of Stone Soup Bistro, German Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $75, which includes lunch. No advance registration is required. Call Hope Maxwell-Snyder at 301-667-1391 or go to hms@hbp.com.

Discovery Station

Rob Hovermale will present "Musical Instruments Come to Life" 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. Program is free with museum admission of $5 to $7; no admission charged to members. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

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.

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Scholarship pageants

Fifteen young women will vie for the titles of Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland, and four teens will compete for the title of Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen 2007. Today, 7 p.m. Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $15 for adults; $6 for children 10 and younger. For tickets, call 301-790-4923.

Gymkana troupe

The Maryland Gymkana Troupe will present a high-energy performance with 20 acts ranging from traditional gymnastics to circus/acrobatic feats. Today, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 225.

Rumsey Radio Hour

The original cast of the Rumsey Radio Hour will return with "The Rumsey Radio Hour, Unplugged," with some of the best sketches culled from 15 years worth of shows. Proceeds will go to supporting the mission of bringing storytellers to the children of Jefferson County. Today, cash donation bar opens at 6:30 p.m., dinner served at 7:15 p.m., show begins around 8:15 p.m. War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $35 for dinner and show. For information, call the Shepherdstown Public Library at 304-876-2783.

'Over the Tavern'

A comedy about a 12-year-old boy confronting doubts about the Catholic Church and making sense in his baffling world. Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. $8 to $16. For information, call 304-725-4420 or 888-900-SHOW.

Performance artists

"Interpreting Art Through Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music" will feature performing artists using various media to interpret the oil painting "Full Moon" by local artist Ski Holm. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

Organ recital

Mary Ward will perform works by Bach, Binge, Buxtehude, Callahan, Gershwin, Lang, Langlais, Massenet, Peloquin, Purvis, Thornhill and others. The concert will celebrate the 59-rank, 3,737-pipe vintage Miller organ. Sunday, 3 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Snow date is March 4. Children are welcome, and child care is available if desired. Freewill offering.

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