Weekend calendar - Jan. 7

January 06, 2012

Battle of Hancock

Civil War re-enactors, firing demonstrations, story-telling, live music and book signings mark the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Hancock. Brochure with event schedule available at Town Hall. Events continue 9 a.m. today; 1 p.m. Sunday. Concert by the Wildcat Regiment Band at 5 p.m. today. Events at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Hancock Community Center and Hancock Museum & Visitor Center throughout the weekend. Most events are free; concert admission is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 301-678-5095.

Free plant clinic

Washington County Master Gardeners will offer tips on taking care of seasonal plants including poinsettia, and offer identification and answer questions about insects and plants. Provide good quality photos or samples in clean, sealed containers or bags. 8 a.m. to noon. today. Hagerstown City Farmers’ Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-1604.

150th Bath-Romney Campaign

Prelude to Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign with living history encampments and firing demonstrations, candlelight tours, period music, talks on local campaign sites and events. Today and Sunday. For a schedule and details, call 304-258-2224 or go to

Model trains

Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will hold an open house featuring operating model train layouts and the continued restoration and maintenance of Antietam Station. Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 5. Antietam Station, 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. Free, donations accepted. Call 301-800-9829, email or go to

Poetry and jazz

Jazz singer Kerensa Gray and poets Art Page, Charles Carver and Mike Julien will perform. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

Hamilton Memorial Recital

Recital featuring Gretchen Farrar, soprano; and Francisco Roldan, guitar. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. $5; free for museum members. Call 301-739-5727.

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