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Arts and Entertainment Calendar

December 26, 2008

Friday, Dec. 26



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. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 27, and Sunday, Dec. 28. 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.

German Christmas traditions

Hear about the origins of Christmas traditions such as the decorated tree, the man dressed in red and the yule log. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 27; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28. Hager House, City Park, Hagerstown. $1 to $3, free for ages 5 and younger. Call 301-739-8393 or e-mail hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org.

Songs and storytelling

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Todd Walker performs. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178 or go to www.beansinthebelfry.com.

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Saturday, Dec. 27



Auditions for new band

Singers and musicians who play drums, electric or bass guitars, steel guitar, fiddle, keyboards or accordion are invited to audition for a cover band playing mostly country and '80s music. Meet at 3 p.m. Maloo's Pub & Grille, 11353 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. E-mail kennylee@innernet.net.

Local artists

Meet Sue Parker from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and Chris Shingler from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28. Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-797-6813.

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. Saturdays, Dec. 27, Jan. 3, and Wednesday, Jan. 14. 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.

Prayer drumming circle

FREDERICK, Md. - Experience the fun and power of the drumming circle for the entire family. No drumming or music experience necessary, extra drums available. 6:30 p.m. Unity in Frederick, 1 W. Ninth St. Free. Call 301-846-0868 or go to www.drumspirits.com.

Tunes about life

BRUNSWICK, Md. - John Chowning performs. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178 or go to www.beansinthebelfry.com.




Sunday, Dec. 28



Greyhound adoption day

FREDERICK, Md. - Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue hosts the event. Visit with available greyhounds. Noon to 2 p.m. Two Paws Up!, 15 S. Carroll St. Call 301-668-7704 or go to www.twopawsup.biz.

Williamsport Christmas church tour

WILLIAMSPORT - Several area churches are open from 2 to 4 p.m.; other churches are open from 4 to 6 p.m. A Riverview Cemetery Memorial Illumination is held during the event. $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Riverview Cemetery. Tickets are available at all churches on the tour. Call Joan Knode at 301-223-7229.

Jazz music

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Saxophonist Rasun Jones and friends perform. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178 or go to www.beansinthebelfry.com.

Blues and folk music

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Tomy Wright performs. 3 to 5 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178 or go to www.beansinthebelfry.com.




Monday, Dec. 29



Historic houses of worship

FREDERICK, Md. - Candlelight tour of historic houses of worship. 4 to 9 p.m. For a complete listing of churches included and for other information, call 301-600-4047. Frederick Visitor Center, 19 E. Church St., is open until 9 p.m. Call 301-600-4047.




New Year's Eve



Secrest Memorial Sing

The concert features The Masters, The Gospel Strings, Driven For Him and Morning Star Singers. 7 to 11 p.m. Heritage Academy auditorium, Walnut Point Road, west of Hagerstown. Freewill offering. Food will be available. Call 301-733-9365.

New Year's Eve Make Me Laugh

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Featuring Chad Beadle and others. $25 to $100. 9 p.m. show. Georgia Boy Café & Lounge, 3058 Charles Town Road, W.Va. 9. Call 240-367-5052 or 304-262-0422.

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