Five for your planner: Tuesday, Dec. 20

December 19, 2011
  • Mixed-media artist and train collector Lee Scott will have an open house for his 500-square-foot model train layout and museum from noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day.
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1. Riding the rails

Mixed-media artist and train collector Lee Scott will have an open house for his 500-square-foot model train layout and museum. The exhibit will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25. Greencastle Greens Golf Club, 2000 Castlegreen Drive, Greencastle, Pa. Scenes include a snowy mountain, a harbor area, a subway layout below a city and a floor-level Thomas the Tank Engine layout with dinosaurs. Free-will donation. Call 717-597-3902 or email

2. Celebration of beauty

Christmas Tour of Historic Hagerstown Churches will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, in downtown Hagerstown. The following Hagerstown-area churches will be open for tours of their sanctuaries decorated for the Christmas season: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Otterbein United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, St. Mary Catholic Church, St. John's Episcopal Church, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Reformed United Church of Christ. Refreshments at Miller House. Event, 5 to 8 p.m. Start tour at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown; conclude the tour with an organ concert and Christmas carols at St. John's Episcopal Church. A trolley car will be available for transportation from church to church on a rotating schedule. Call Bruce Massey at 240-675-4498 or email Betsy DeVore

3. Remembering the founders

An exhibit honoring the 29 Washington County citizens who founded the Washington County Historical Society a century ago, such as J. M. Scott, pictured. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 30. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission is $3 or $5; free for ages 14 and younger. Call 301-797-8782.

4. Music at midnight

Julia Littleton will perform a carillon recital at midnight Saturday, Dec. 24, at the chapel at Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Free. Go to

5. A nutty afternoon

Wonderment Puppet Theater presents "The Nutty Nutcracker" at noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Jan. 1, at Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. The theater is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $4.50; free for children younger than 2. Call 304-258-4074.

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