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Five for your planner: Wednesday, June 12

June 11, 2013
  • A replica of the Western Maryland Railroad facility on display at the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum.
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1. In the round

Scale model display of the Western Maryland Railway, Hagerstown Roundhouse, turntable and surrounding buildings are on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $5; 50 cents ages 12 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

2. S-P-E-L-L

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a Tony-Award-winning musical comedy about six quirky kids and three equally quirky adults, during their school’s annual spelling bee. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show follows. Opens Saturday, June 15; evening shows continue on Saturdays and Sundays through July 27; no shows July 6 and 7. Matinee show begins with meal at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Enter through rear door. Tickets cost $29 to $39.95 for dinner and show; not recommended for ages 13 and younger. Call 301-739-7469 or go to wcpdt.com.

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3. Riding with the Dumping Gang

“The Apple Dumpling Gang” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 211 E. Cumberland St., Clear Spring. The Disney film is about orphan children, gold and a gambler featuring Don Knotts and Tim Conway. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The movie will be held outdoors; indoors if it rains.

4. Sunday history lessons

Historian and author Steve French will speak on lesser known Civil War actions from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Ferry Hill Place, 16500 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. Part of the Sunday Circles program. Free. Call 301-582-0813.

5. Meet the author

Retired British Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. Howard Leedham will sign copies of his book, “Ask Forgiveness Not Permission: The True Story of an Operation in Pakistan’s Badlands” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Hagerstown Visitors Center, 6 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3246.


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