Weekend calendar - Nov. 12

November 11, 2011

Santa's arrival

Santa Claus arrives by train at his holiday home in Valley Mall's center court. Children are invited to make a special holiday craft from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children visiting Santa will receive a free gift. The first 50 children to purchase a photo with Santa will receive a plush holiday toy. Today, 9:45 a.m. Valley Mall, Halfway. Go to

Treasure Sale

Items for sale include art works, china, crystal, silver, furniture, rugs, games, costume jewelry, scarves and more. Today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free admission. Call 301-739-5727.

National Gaming Day

In honor of the American Library Association's National Gaming Day, the public is invited to play board and Wii games. There will be a surprise contest. Today, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Boonsboro Free Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-5723.

Saturday Plus

Alan Hedges opens Discovery Station at Hagerstown's new exhibit on Civil War trains with a ribbon cutting and presentation. Today, 2 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with admission of $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

MasterWorks II

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present "Masters of Baroque," a program of music by six composers from the Baroque period. Featured soloists will be MSO members and Wayne Wold, a harpsichord player from Frederick, Md. Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets range from $15 to $49 for adults. Through a special Angel Ticket program, students in grades 1-12 will be admitted free. Student rush tickets for higher education students will be available at the box office for $5 beginning 90 minutes before each performance. Tickets may be purchased by calling 301-797-4000 or going to Tickets also may be purchased at The Maryland Theatre box office today from noon to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The Lettermen

The Lettermen, featuring Tony Butala, founder of the group, will perform. Today, 8 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $22 to $42. Call 717-263-0202 or send an email to

Masquerade ball

Event is a fundraiser for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum. Music will be provided by The Brandon Combs Band. Attire is formal, and masks are optional. Two new mobile exhibits of photos of museum artifacts and information on how the museum began will be unveiled. Today, 8 p.m. Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive, Hagerstown. $50 per person. Send an email to

Moller organ rededication

The concert will feature local musicians in organ, instrumental and vocal music. Sunday, 3 p.m. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Free will offering; light refreshments. Call 301-791-1738.

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