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Weekend calendar

February 01, 2008

'Ratatouille'

"Ratatouille" will be shown. Bring your own chairs. Rated G. 7 p.m. today. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, lower level meeting room. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

Benefit concert

Benefit concert for Girls Inc. No smoking. Must be 21 to attend. Today 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. concert. Elks Club, east of Hagerstown. $20, includes snacks, beer and concert. For tickets, call Maureen or Laurel at 301-733-5430.

'Psychic spying'

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Harold Puthoff will present a multimedia lecture on a U.S. government intelligence program which used psychics to spy on the Soviet Union. 7 p.m. today. Berkeley Springs High School auditorium, 149 Concord Ave. Free. For information and for reservations, call The Arlington Institute at 304-258-7901 or e-mail ken@arlingtoninstitute.org.

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Trains for everyone

Displays include HO- and O-scale model railroads, trains for kids to operate, artifacts and photos, and historic railroad equipment. 1 to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50; 50 cents for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Artwork display

Watercolors and drawings by Jordan Cannon, a ninth-grade student at St. James School, will be on display. Opening reception noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net, or go to www.csagi.org.

Black History Month

Jonathon Burrs will speak Saturday. Presentations are appropriate for all ages. Free. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net, or go to www.csagi.org.

Lafayette M. Hershaw

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Hershaw devoted his life to making a difference in the lives of fellow African Americans. He was a founding member of the Niagara Movement and helped to shape the modern civil rights era. Opening and reception 2 p.m. Sunday. Second floor of John Brown Museum, Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout February. Call 304-535-6029.

Harpists

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Recital Series will feature harpists Marian Hayes and Caroline Gregg. The program will include "La Joyeuse" by Jean Phillipe Rameau, "Claire de lune" by Claude Debussy, "La Mere L'oye" by Maurice Ravel, and others. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

Chocolate & more

Jean-Jacques Butler, herbal medicine intern and wellness counselor, will talk about chocolate, which contains health-enhancing antioxidants. Learn about herbs that were traditionally used to treat the body and relax the soul. Limited tasting. 3 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Admission by free ticket. For reservations, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

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