Weekend Calendar

December 18, 2009

Trains of Christmas

O-gauge layout featuring trains operating in a snow scene. Also trains for children to operate. 1 to 5 p.m. Through Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Benefit concert

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Friends of the Troubadour will hold a Benefit for Bertha concert over three days. The concert will feature Gene Gentry, Lost Laredo, Long Shot, Jim McCoy, Jonathan McBee and Outer Rim, and others. 9 p.m. to midnight today; 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday; and 2 to at least 9 p.m. Sunday. Troubadour Lounge, 25 Troubadour Lane. Tickets cost $20 at the door. Call 304-258-9381.

'A Christmas Portrait'

Potomac Playmakers will present a musical revue. 8 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Sunday. Academy Theatre, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $10. For reservations, please call 301-797-8182. Go to

Living nativity

WILLIAMSPORT -- The children and youth of the church will be costumed for the story of the nativity with Christmas music and live animals. 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive. Visitors are welcome to view the free performances while sitting on hay bales on the church lawn or from their vehicles. Call 301-223-8887.


Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas celebration

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. -- A variety of indoor and outdoor activities are scheduled, including refreshments and crafts. Fire truck and horse-and-carriage rides, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday; outdoor tree-lighting ceremony dedicated to armed service veterans, 6 p.m.; "Letters Home -- Civil War Christmas," pipe organ music and caroling, 6:30 p.m., at Church of the Transfiguration; Victorian Christmas service, 5 p.m. at the church. Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 15055 Summit Plaza. Call 717-794-2240 or go to

'The Christmas Toy'

Children are invited to make a reindeer hand puppet and watch Jim Henson's film, "The Christmas Toy." 11 a.m. Saturday. Washington County Free Library's meeting room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-3250.

Saturday at the Summit

Doris Justis and David A. Alberding are scheduled to perform, followed by a holiday singalong. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. $5; $3, ages 10 to 18; free for ages 9 and younger. Admission to the event will include a bottomless cup of coffee or tea. All proceeds will be donated to CASA. Call 301-766-7290.

Williamsport Community Band

WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Community Band presents its annual Christmas holiday concert. 3 p.m. Saturday. Williamsport High School auditorium, 1 S. Clifton Drive. Free. E-mail

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