Weekend Calendar

November 03, 2007

Film festival

The fifth annual American Conservation Film Festival features films about conservation issues. Today and Sunday. National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. For a complete film schedule, go to

Book fair

Forty authors are expected to participate in the West Virginia Book Faire in Martinsburg, W.Va. Event features talks and workshops, book signings, children's activities and a benefit dinner. Today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Talks and workshops will be at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College at 400 W. Stephen St. Book signings will be in the Shenandoah Hotel ballroom at 108 W. Martin St. Children's activities will be at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library. The Authors' Literacy Benefit Dinner will be at the Holiday Inn ballroom at 301 Foxcroft Ave. Most events are free. Tickets for the dinner cost $40; $20 for students. For information and a complete schedule, call the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-498-2386 or go to


Celtic music

Charlie Zahm will perform Celtic music. Today, 1 p.m. Washington County Free Library, B/C meeting room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. To reserve free tickets, call 301-739-3250.

Trains of Christmas

O-gauge layout featuring trains operating in a snow scene. Also trains for children to operate, HO- and O-scale model railroads, artifacts and photos. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12. Call 301-739-4665.

Discovery Station

William Guenon Jr., author of "Secret and Dangerous," will talk about being an air commando pilot in Korea and Vietnam 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. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Jo Dee Messina

Country singer Jo Dee Messina will perform. The Freddie Long Band, a regional rock 'n' roll band, will open for Messina. Today, 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $35 to $80. For tickets, call The Maryland Theatre box office at 301-790-2000 or go to

Model train show

The Waynesboro Lions Club will present its model train show. N-, HO- and O-scale vendors will attend. There will be a working model railroad and free firetruck rides. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Department, Pa. 997, Mont Alto, Pa. $12 for first table; $10 for additional tables. Admission costs $2; $5 per family (parents and children). Call Dave McCarney at 717-762-4044 or 717-762-5543.

Blues for Tots

A concert to collect toys for Toys for Tots. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Elks Lodge, 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Admission is one new unwrapped toy per person. Call 301-739-0844.

Classical guitarist

The Bowman Memorial Recital will feature classical guitarist Chris Anderson, who will perform works by Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel and Domenico Scarlatti. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727.

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