Weekend Calendar

April 25, 2008

Trains for everyone

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

Jazz festival

The 34th annual Blue Ridge Jazz Festival includes middle school and high school jazz ensembles from the four-state area. Two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz quartet the Yellowjackets will perform at the end of the festival. Today, school groups begin at 5 p.m.; Yellowjackets will perform at 9 p.m. Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg. $25. For tickets, call 301-766-8337.

Discovery Station

Dave Kaplan, aka "The Butterfly Man," presents a program titled "The Wonders of Nature" as part of Discovery Station at Hagerstown's Saturday Plus program. Saturday, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid museum admission of $7; $6 for ages 2 to 17; $5 for seniors and military; and free for children younger than 2. Call 301-790-0076 or go to


Christian choir

The 200-member National Christian Choir performs hymns. Saturday, 4 and 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. All seats $20; $16 for groups of 10 to 19; $13 for groups of 20 or more; additional $5 service fee for groups. Call 717-263-0202 or go to

Comedy and magic

Washington County's Child Advocacy Center, Safe Place, presents its second annual Evening of Comedy & Magic, featuring award-winning magicians, juggling, ventriloquism and music. Saturday, 7 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at The Maryland Theatre box office. Call Jeanne Singer at 301-797-2485.

Hagerstown Speedway

27th annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic, late models - 50 laps. Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. $10, general admission; $35, pit pass; $35, reserved seat. Call 301-582-0640.

MSO performance

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Mount St. Mary's Chorale and pianist John Wickelgren present an all-Beethoven program, which includes Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Saturday, 8 p.m. Mount St. Mary's University's Athletic Recreation Convocation Center, Emmitsburg, Md. Free. Advance tickets are required. Call 301-447-5700 today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Women's ensemble

The Antietam Women's Ensemble presents "Through the Eyes of a Child," a show on musical reflections of childhood. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg. $10 donation requested. Call 301-432-6964 or go to

Concert series

The Leon Cross concert series features the chancel choir, Heavenly Harmony, and First Christian Church Brass Ensemble. Greg Martin, Kyle Martin and Matt Albright also will participate. Sunday, 3 p.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown.

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