Weekend calendar

January 19, 2008

Wildlife expert to speak

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Wildlife expert Gretl Learned will discuss her work at Fern Wildlife Refuge, wildlife rehabilitation in general and the importance of public education on habitat conservation. Sponsored by Potomac Valley Audubon Society. 2 p.m. today. Cacapon State Park's lower level conference room in the park's lodge, 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive. Call Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or e-mail

'The Linen Story'

Team from Renfrew Museum will present "The Linen Story," about raising flax and weaving linen, during a Saturday Plus Program. 1 and 2:30 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Model railroad open house

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Model Railroad Club will hold an open house. The club features large layouts with scenery and trains for all ages. New this year are a viewing platform, Thomas the Tank Engine layouts for young children, new scenic features on all of the layouts, and the running of the new Harry Potter Hogwarts Express. Various model train and toy items will be for sale. Two new layouts will be raffled along with an O-scale freight train. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 27. Dates for snow/ice closings are Feb. 2 and 3. Waynesboro Model Railroad Club, Pa. 16 in the old mill at Waynecastle rail overpass. Free. Go to


'Smokey Joe's Café'

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport High School Drama Department and Potomac Playmakers will present "Smokey Joe's Café." The '50s and '60s musical is by Lieber and Stoller. 8 p.m. today and Friday, Jan. 25, Saturday, Jan. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 24; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. Williamsport High School. Tickets cost $16; $14 for students and seniors. Call 301-797-8182 or go to

1862 Bath-Romney Campaign anniversary

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Events include a multi-media presentation, living history encampments, and preservation marches over original routes followed by Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's troops. Today and Sunday. Berkeley Springs. For information, go to romneycampaign, or e-mail

Model making for museum displays

In an illustrated lecture by sculptors Carolyn Thome and Paul Rhymer, "Manatees, Mountains, Mines and Monuments: Model Making for Museum Displays," the artists will illustrate the different processes and materials used for making reproductions of actual artifacts and animals with molding and casting. It will be a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the art of model-making at the Smithsonian Institution. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Southern-style music

Guitarist, storyteller and songwriter Jack Williams will perform southern-style music. 5:30 p.m. doors open; 7 p.m. show Sunday. Blue Moon Cafe, North Princess Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $12; half price for students. Food will be sold. For information, call Cheryl Mansley at 304-702-0554, e-mail bluemoonsundays@earth, or go to

Trains of Christmas

O-gauge layout featuring trains in a winter scene. Also trains for children to operate, HO- and O-scale model railroads, artifacts and photos. 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. 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.

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