Weekend Calendar

January 02, 2009

Trains of Christmas

O-gauge layout featuring trains operating in a snow scene. Also trains for children to operate. Today through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. 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.

'Cowboy Christmas'

Includes a wagon ride, live nativity, square dancing, pony rides, dinner and "Cowboy Christmas" show. Today and Saturday, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Road, south of Hagers-town. Call 301-797-7999 or 301-797-3733, send an e-mail to or go to

Telescope clinic

Members of the TriState Astronomers present a telescope clinic for people who have a telescope and don't know how to use it. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discovery Station at Hagerstown, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid museum admission. Call 301-988-9828.

Puppet show

Wonderment Puppet Theater presents "The Nutty Nutcracker." Saturday and Sunday, noon and 2 p.m. Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $4.50. Call 304-258-4074.


Railroad club open house

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

Model train display

The Waynesboro Model Railroad Club runs H0-, N- and O-scale trains across bridges and more. The club raffles two table-sized layouts. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Waynesboro Model Railroad Club, Pa. 16 and Waynecastle Road by the railroad overpass, Zullinger, Pa. Free admission; donations accepted. Call 717-762-9579 or go to

Contra dance

Eva Murray calls squares and contras to the sounds of the Metro Gnomes. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Saturday, beginner's workshop at 7:30 p.m.; dance starts at 8 p.m. War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10, adults; &7, Shepherdstown Music and Dance members; $4, dancers younger than 12. Call Becky at 304-876-2169 or go to

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