Weekend calendar - Nov. 19

November 18, 2011

Kris Kringle Craft Show

Crafters will offer unique gift items. Today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $1 admission, with all proceeds benefiting Children's Village of Washington County. Call 301-582-1233 or 301-331-1233.

Holiday craft open house

Rug hooking, penny rugs, Santas, dolls and ornaments, handcrafted soaps, pottery and jewelry. Tim Snyder will sign his book "Trembling in the Balance." Today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Log Cabin Crafters, 21 Mount Hebron Road, Keedysville. Call 301-432-2382.

Holiday home show

Local artists will sell their wares. Today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Jacob Hess House, 17 S. Main St., Keedysville. For a list of artists, go to Send an email to

Saturday Plus

Mary Licht and Pat Beard will present "Be a Chemistry Detective" as part of Discovery Station at Hagerstown's Saturday Plus series. Today, 1 to 3 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

Holiday house tour

Sponsored by the Hancock Historical Society. This year's holiday tour includes the 1828 Trail Inn Bed and Breakfast; the Heller Home; the Hancock Visitor's Center and Museum at the Historic Barton House; Flint's Chance; the home of Jessie Mills; and Hook's Mill. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park Visitor Center at 439 E. Main St. also will be open. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. $10; $5, students. Call 240-520-0520.

Chambersburg parade

The Chambersburg Christmas parade features floats, marching bands and a scale model of the first airplane to fly over Chambersburg, Pa. Today, 6:30 p.m. Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-261-0072 or send an email to

Youth orchestra

The Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra will present arrangements of Bach's Brandenburg Sinfonia, Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Rossini's "Barber of Seville" Overture and the first movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40. Soprano Sarah Howes will sing Faure's "Pie Jesu" and "Hear Ye, Israel" from Mendelssohn's "Elijah." Today, 8 p.m. St. James Greater Catholic Church, 49 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. Free, donations accepted. Call 301-695-1187.

Dances from the British Isles

The Museum Consort will play "Dances, Grave and Light," selections from "Ten Songs and Dances of the Playhouse," "Paduan, Gilliard & Courant" and "Three Scottish Country Dances." Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or send an email to

Choral Evensong

Readings and music sung by St. Mark's Episcopal Church Choir. Reception in Parish Hall. Sunday, 7 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro. Free. Call 301-582-0417 or send an email to

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