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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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