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Weekend Calendar

May 12, 2007

Heritage Day

The event takes place at three sites in Martinsburg, W.Va., and features entertainment, craft demonstrations, ceramic decorating, black powder rifle demonstration, living history camps, tunnel tours, colonial children's games and food. Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boydville, 601 S. Queen St., Martinsburg; Belle Boyd House and Museum, 126 E. Race St., Martinsburg; and Gen. Adam Stephen House, 309 E. John St., Martinsburg. All activities are free, with donations accepted at each site. Free trolley rides will be available to shuttle visitors between the three sites. Call 304-267-4713 or 304-267-4434, or go to www.bchs.org/heritageday.html.

Saturday Plus

Robert Peters, aka "The Reptile Man," will present a program on reptiles 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. Museum admission costs $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

Trains for everyone

Trains for children to operate, HO- and O-scale model railroads, artifacts, photos and more. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free, ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

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'Shake, Rattle and Roll'

MTF at 24/7 Dance Studio will present "Shake, Rattle and Roll," featuring a cast of 25 performers ages 6 to 16 in skits, dances and musical numbers. Today, 2 and 8 p.m. South Hagerstown High School auditorium, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. $12. Call the box office at 301-766-4247.

'Personals'

The personals column of a major metropolitan newspaper provides the setting for this quirky, offbeat musical revue about looking for love in the 1980s. Today, Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.; Sundays, May 13 and 20, 2:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $16. Call 304-725-4420 or 1-888-900-SHOW, or go to www.oldoperahouse.org.

Comedy on stage

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," based on the comedies of ancient Roman playwright Plautus, is a bawdy play that tells the story of a slave named Pseudolus, who attempts to earn his freedom by encouraging a romance between his master's son Hero and a young virgin named Philia, then everything goes wrong. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Today, Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.; Sundays, May 13 and 20, 2:30 p.m. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $15; $7 for students. Matinees are $12; $7 for students. Call 304-263-6766 or go to Apollo-Theatre.org.

'Cinderella'

Chambersburg Community Theatre Inc. will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," a musical retelling of the familiar fairy tale. Today, Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.; Sundays, May 13 and 20, 2 p.m.; Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $9 to $15.

'The Etchison Era'

Curatorial coordinator Meg Dameron will give an illustrated lecture titled "The Etchison Era," which highlights the directorship of Bruce Etchison. A reception will follow. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

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