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Weekend calendar

December 20, 2008

Winter solstice at Whitetail

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Winterfest includes a snowman building contest; kid's corner; free hot chocolate, cider, popcorn and more. Whitetail Resort will sponsor a food drive to benefit a local family in need. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Whitetail Resort, 13805 Blairs Valley Road. Call 717-328-9400 or go to www.skiwhitetail.com.

The trains of Christmas

O-gauge layout featuring trains operating in a snow scene. Also trains for children to operate. 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.

'The Christmas Star'

An astronomical presentation by Rodney Martin. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $3 to $7; free for ages 1 and younger. Call 301-790-0076.

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Christmas choral concert

Hagerstown Choral Arts presents its 16th Christmas concert. 4 p.m. today. Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Free. Come early, seating is limited.

Old-Fashioned Williamsport Christmas

WILLIAMSPORT - Photos with Santa, carolers, horse-and-buggy rides, free hot chocolate and snacks, a reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," and a raffle to raise money for Bikers Against Child Abuse. Merchants collect food for Williamsport Food Bank. 4:30 to 8 p.m. today. Downtown Williamsport. For a schedule, go to www.kdwholesalegifts.com/williamsportchristmas.htm or call 301-223-7711 or 240-329-4286.

Holiday open house

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The library's board of directors serve refreshments. Children can make a take-home bird feeder from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Story hour for children begins at 11 a.m. Open house, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday; Blue Ridge Summit Free Library. Call Nancy Bert at 717-794-2240.

Games Club of Maryland

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Karl Musser plays and teaches board games, some modern, some old world. 2 to 7 p.m. today. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178 or go to www.beansinthebelfry.com.

Oller House open house

The Victorian-era Oller House is decorated with the theme "The Spirits of Christmas." 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Oller House, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa.

Night of Lights

Neighborhoods are "strung together" with a series of luminarias lining the city's sidewalks. Sponsored by Neighborhoods 1st. 6 p.m. Sunday. City of Hagerstown sidewalks. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 191; or go to www.hagers townmd.org/housing/nightsof lights.asp.

Railroad club open house

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Displays include Thomas the Tank Engine, Christmas trains and a layout built of Legos. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St. Free. Call Bill Robinson at 717-264-3081 or 717-263-6447 or go to www.cvmrrc.com.

Museum Consort

The Museum Consort presents a mix of old and new holiday music. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

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