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Weekend Calendar

November 17, 2007

Farm toy show

The Western Maryland Farm Toy Show is sponsored by Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club. The show will feature farm toys, trucks and farm memorabilia. Vendors will have toys for sale. There also will be displays by various collectors. There will be a kiddie pedal today at noon. Today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Md. 65, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $2; $1.50, seniors; free for ages 10 and younger. Proceeds from the show will go to the Leon Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund. Call 301-797-3872.

Craft and gift show

The Kris Kringle Holiday Craft and Gift Show features more than 100 vendors. Today and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Antietam Creek, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free admission. Bring donations of nonperishable food items for Christmas baskets for local needy families and/or a new toy for underprivileged children. The items will be donated to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown for distribution.

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Art show and sale

The Hagerstown Community College Foundation will host a reception, show and sale of paintings by R. Benjamin Jones. Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the HCC Foundation.

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 through 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Discovery Station

Colleen Middour will present "Creating Whimsical Note Cards" 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 www.discoverystation.org.

Waynesboro parade

The Waynesboro Holiday Parade will be held with nearly 100 entries of bands, floats, fire departments, businesses and marching groups. Today, 2 p.m. Main Street, Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-7123 or send an e-mail to carlene@waynesboro.org.

Chambersburg parade

Chambersburg hosts its annual holiday parade. Santa will arrive at parade's end to light the Christmas tree on Memorial Square. Today, 6:30 p.m. Downtown Chambersburg, Pa.

MasterWorks II

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present MasterWorks II, featuring "Water Music" by George Frideric Handel, Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major. Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $21 to $79 for adults; $11 to $40 for children 12 and younger and for full-time students. For tickets, call 301-797-4000 or go to the MSO box office at 30 W. Washington St. today from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets also will be available at The Maryland Theatre today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Poetry and music

A program titled "Dark Wild Realm" features poets Michael Collier and Hope Maxwell-Snyder with musician Lawrence Drecshler. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

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