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Weekend Calendar

February 02, 2008

IceFest 2008

A weekend of special events featuring ice carving and many other activities. ArtFest will be today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a chili cook-off will be today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Today and Sunday. Downtown Chambersburg, Pa. For a schedule, call 717-264-6883 or go to www.icefestpa.com.

Trains for everyone

Displays include HO- and O-scale model railroads, trains for kids to operate, artifacts and photos, and historic railroad equipment. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. 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.

Black History Month speakers

Jonathon Burrs will speak. Presentations are appropriate for all ages. Today, 1 to 3 p.m. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Free. Presentations also will be made Saturday, Feb. 9, by Miranda Brown, and Saturday, Feb. 23, by The Pride Family Children. Call 301-791-6191, send an e-mail to ronlytle3@netzero.net or go to www.csagi.org.

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'Snow White'

The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Co. will present the fairy tale classic "Snow White" during IceFest 2008. Today, 3 and 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets for the 3 p.m. show cost $10; $5 for ages 5 and younger. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show cost $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students ages 12 and younger; $5 for ages 5 and younger. For tickets and group rate information, call 717-263-0202.

All-county concerts

The 2008 All-County Middle and High School Bands and Jazz Ensemble will perform. Kurt Nigh will conduct the All-County Middle School Band, Lee Stevens will conduct the All-County High School Band and Matt Gallagher will conduct the All-County Senior High School Jazz Ensemble. Today, 7 p.m. North Hagerstown High School, $4 in advance; $5 at the door. Senior citizen gold cards and board of education IDs will be honored. Purchase tickets at the door or from participating students and directors.

Pioneer for freedom

"Lafayette M. Hershaw: Pioneer for Freedom" examines the life of Hershaw, who 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 shape the modern civil rights era. Sunday, opening and reception at 2 p.m. Second floor of John Brown Museum, Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) 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. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. 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 traditionally were used to treat the body and relax the soul. Limited tasting. Sunday, 3 p.m. 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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