Weekend Calendar

December 31, 2009

Polar Bear Plunge

People will take a dip into the icy Potomac River to help homeless animals. Master of ceremonies will be magician Dean Burkett. Friday, noon. Potomac River at Williamsport boat ramp at River Bottom Park. Registration costs $25 per person and includes participation in the plunge, an official Williamsport Polar Bear Club certificate and a collectible long-sleeved T-shirt. To register, call Kim McGlaughlin at 301-733-2060, ext. 239, or go to

Trains of Christmas

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

Model railroad

Seven operating layouts for all ages. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 31. Waynesboro Model Railroad Club, Pa. 16 and Waynecastle Road by the CSX railroad bridge, Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Go to


Contra dances

Perry Shafran calls squares and contras to Gypsy Meltdown with Kathy Kerr on fiddle and mandolin, Coleen Reed on flute and sax, and Keith Gillis on guitar. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Saturday, beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10; $7, Shepherdstown Music and Dance members; $4, dancers younger than 12. Call 304-876-2169 or go to

Train display

An operating Lionel and HO train display. Sponsored by the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 31. Antietam Station, 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. $2; free for children younger than 13. Call 301-824-2239, send an e-mail to or go to

Pipe organ concert

Eric Bowman will present a pipe-organ concert. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Christ Methodist Church, Second and Church streets, Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-7042.

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