Local Events

Feb 13 - Trainfest Winter 2016

What:               Trainfest Winter 2016 What is it:        Model Train Sale regarding railroading and model railroading. When:              Saturday, February 13, 2016 Where:            Washington County Ag Center                         7313 Sharpsburg Pike                         Near Sharpsburg Maryland (6.5 mile south of I-70 on Rt 65) Time:               9am – 2pm Cost:                $5 adults, under 12 free. Contact Info: Email: Hmrrm@myactv.net Phone: 301-800-9829 Web Site: www.antietamstation.com Show directions: Follow I -70 to Rt 65 (exit 29); use Rt 65 south for approximately 6.5 miles to the Washington County Ag Center; 7313 Sharpsburg Pike; Boonsboro, MD    

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Feb 26 - Broadfording Christian Academy Auction

AUCTION Friday, February 26, 2016 (Snow Date: Friday, March 4, 2016) To benefit: Broadfording Christian Academy (In the Broadfording Gynasium) 13535 Broadfording Church Road Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-797-8886 www.broadfording.com 4:00-7:00 pm Chicken (2 piece) Dinner Tickets $12.00~ $6.00 for children 10 and under (chicken nuggets) Advanced Dinner Tickets Suggested as Limited Dinner Tickets will be Sold at the Door Silent Auction 5:00 pm Live Auction 7:00 pm Entertainment will be provided Preview of Auction Items Babysitting during Live Auction with a free magic show by Dean Burkett Soup and Bake Sale Items Including: American Girl Doll and Accessories, Overnight Stay on the Outer Banks, Lady Liberty Handmade Afghan, Full Size Handmade Cherry Cradle, Computer Items, Camp from Shepherd Springs Ministries, Photography by Dale, Deluxe Auto Detailing from Mercedes Benz and Hamilton Nissan, Pandora from R. Bruce Carson Jewelers, Diva Day at Sagittarius, Sports Tickets, Bikes from Hub City Cycle, Gordon’s Grocery Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, and much, much more!

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Jan - What's Happening in Washington County

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Special Exhibit Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 years of Golden Books (thru January 17) Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, City Park, Hagerstown, MD.  Call for holiday hours this week. 301-739-5725 or www.wcmfa.org.  Washington County Arts Council Exhibits Donna Bingaman: “Romancing the Canvas” and Denny Bingaman: "Wild Eyes Photography" (thru Feb. 2) Reception will be held on January 8th from 5pm - 7pm. Washington County Arts Council, 34 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD. Call for holiday hours this week. 301-791-3132 or http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com. January 7 – Open Mic and Jam “The Blue Dominos” will be hosting the open mic/jam 8 - 11pm.  Bring your instrument.  This open jam is the place where musicians network.  Hurrikane Tap House, 29 North Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740. 301-797-7887 or https://www.facebook.com/hurrikanetaphouse January 8 – Joe Bonamassa, All Acoustic Performance One of the greatest guitar players of his generation and an ever-evolving singer-songwriter with 17 solo albums comes to The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD  21740. 8 pm. 301-790-2000 or http://www.mdtheatre.org/ January 10 – Historic Antietam Station Open House View operating model train layouts and the continued restoration and maintenance of the historic Antietam Station. Newly designed Museum displays in nearly every area. Free – donations accepted, handicapped accessible, family friendly. 1 -5 pm. 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. Details see www.antietamstation.com. January 8, 9 & 10 - Christmas Trains at the Roundhouse Museum Enjoy the visions, sounds, and snows of Christmas, past and present, on an "O" gauge railroad featuring the trains of Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver, and others. Also, trains for kids to run, "HO" and "O" scale model railroads. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. 301-739-4665 or http://www.roundhouse.org

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Jan - Apollo Civic Theatre Auditions

APOLLO ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR TWO UPCOMING EVENTS The Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg announces auditions for their upcoming annual talent show as well as the musical "Dogfight." Auditions for the 2016 Talent Show Extravaganza will he held on Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10, from 2-4 and on Monday, January 11, from 6-8pm. If musical accompaniment is necessary, bring it on CD or flash drive or contact the show director to ask about music availability. Questions can be directed to talentshow@apollo-theatre.org. The talent show will be held on Saturday, February 27, at 7pm.  Auditions for the musical "Dogfight" will be held on Tuesday, January 12, and Wednesday, January 13, from 7-9pm. Please come prepared with a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to stay for cold readings. Bring ALL existing conflicts from January 20th through April 17th. Resume suggested, but not required. Show dates are April 8-17. If you should have issues with attending these times, please contact director Paul Cabell at pcabel01@gmail.com.

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Feb 13 - Trainfest Winter 2016

What:               Trainfest Winter 2016 What is it:        Model Train Sale regarding railroading and model railroading. When:              Saturday, February 13, 2016 Where:            Washington County Ag Center                         7313 Sharpsburg Pike                         Near Sharpsburg Maryland  (6.5 mile south of I-70 on Rt 65) Time:               9am – 2pm Cost:                $5 adults, under 12 free. Contact Info: Email:  Hmrrm@myactv.net Phone:  301-800-9829 Web Site: www.antietamstation.com Show directions:  Follow I -70 to Rt 65 (exit 29); use Rt 65 south for approximately 6.5 miles to the Washington County Ag Center; 7313 Sharpsburg Pike; Boonsboro, MD 21713.  Loacted on the left side of the road.  Show is in the buildings at the rear of the center.  

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Feb 16 - Shepherd University Martinsburg Center Education Fair

The Shepherd University Martinsburg Center has scheduled an education fair on Tuesday, February 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Greencastle Comfort Inn, 50 Pine Drive, Greencastle, Pennsylvania, which is located off I-81 Exit 3. Adults, transfer students, undeclared high school seniors, or anyone interested in exploring the route to complete a Shepherd University bachelor’s or graduate degree may attend. Representatives from university admissions, financial aid, and academics will be available to answer questions about the acceptance process, program offerings, tuition discounts, grants, and much more. A program director from the popular Regents Bachelor of Arts (R.B.A.) program will also be onsite. The R.B.A., which is designed for adults that already have work and family commitments, offers qualifying non-residents a three credit hour discount of up to a $1,200 for some online classes and those classes taught in Martinsburg. “The Regents Bachelor of Arts allows adult learners who may have had some college, but never finished or who have military credits, to complete a bachelor’s degree," said Beth Thomas, R.B.A. and continuing education program coordinator. "Many adults find that they need a bachelor’s degree to get promoted or to get a better job; the R.B.A. is a great option for degree completion.” Information will also be available on Shepherdstown undergraduate programs and the M.B.A program offered in Martinsburg that includes some online courses. With concentrations designed to help with career advancement, the M.B.A. program offers high quality opportunities within innovative management, leadership, project management, organizational development, and human resources. The open house will include refreshments. For directions or for more information, visit www.martinsburgcenter.info or call 304-263-3303.

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Feb 20 - Children in Need Fundraiser @ Hagerstown Regional Airport
Feb 26 - Washington County New Building Code Info Session

With finalized and approved building and trade codes, the Washington County Division of Engineering and Construction Management wants to share updates with the construction community. Builders, architects, engineers and homeowners are encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions scheduled February 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and March 24, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at the Washington County Free Library, located at 100 South Potomac Street in Hagerstown. Attendees will learn about implementation of the newly adopted 2015 Maryland Building Performance Standards, the 2015 International Existing Building Code, trade codes and local amendments. County staff will cover significant changes to the ICC codes and note local amendments, including: •Exemption of one story detached accessory structures, of wood or metal construction, not used for human habitation, provided the floor area does not exceed 400 square feet. •The exemption of decks, per the 2015 IRC, not exceeding 200 square feet in area, that are not more than 30 inches above grade at any point, are not attached to a dwelling and do not serve the exit door required by Section R311.4. Those interested in attending one of the information sessions should register with Tonia Davis at 240-313-2435. There is no cost to attend the meeting. For more information regarding Washington County plan review and permitting services, visit: http://www.washco-md.net/permits/p_index.shtm or call 240-313-2460.    

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