Model Railroad Will Take You Back To Trains' Heyday


Building A Feeder Is Strictly For The Birds At Piney Run Park

January 09, 1991|By Staff report

Buckle up those seat belts and drive down Route 75 to Union Bridge Sunday afternoon.

Just as you enter town, direct your attention to the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum, where you'll find an open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

Leave your autos in the parking lot and step back into the heyday of railroad travel, when the train was the nation's king of transportation.

The scale model railroad will be in operation, with layout depicting scenes from the railway's 130-year history. You can imagine riding the rails, viewing the miniature version of long ago life along the railway tracks.

If you can't make it this week, don't worry. The museum will have open house at the same hours every Sunday in January.


The holidays are done and the houses are de-decorated. You still can find things to do for the children and you.

Piney Run Park will help you attract birds with its Winter Feeders program at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Nature Center will help children make a bird feeder and show where and how to hang them. In the cold months, birdsoften need a little help.

Registration is required for the event,which costs $1 for members and $1.50 for non-members. Older children, who are in grades three through six, are invited to a similar program at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Come prepared to work at the Nature Center at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg. Information: 795-3274.


How about some jazz jamming to get you moving out of the January doldrums?

Westminster Inn is the place for amateur musicians or plain old listeners. There is no cover charge.

Tonight's session features the Derek Day Trio and Blake Cramer on vibes as the core band. Coffey Music will provide a sound system and key board. The jazz fills the air from 8to 11 p.m. The inn is at 5 S. Center St. Information: 876-9115.


Westminster High School's Drama Club wants to tickle your funny bonewith its presentation of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".

Tickets are $3 but senior citizens are admitted free.

Curtain rises at7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The school is at 1225 Washington Road. Information: 848-5050.


Area organizations are not taking a break after the holiday rush. They plan to keep everyone busy and always welcome new members.

Some weekend happenings include:

* Sunday Singles plan a mystery dinner. The menu, time and place are shrouded in mystery. Cost is $4, but you have to call to find out anything else. Intrigued? Call 876-0774.

* Parents Without Partnersplan to skate through Saturday evening with the children. Organizershave rented Sportsman's Hall for a roller skating party. Members arefree and the children, age 2 to 16 years, can bring a guest for another $1.

Session runs from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. The hall is at Route 30, Arcadia. Information: 795-2744.

* Or how about dancing in the dark? Carroll Promenaders are sponsoring a flashlight square dance. Bring your lights and get ready to do-si-do.

Cost is $5 per couple and $2.50 for singles. Swing your partner from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at North Carroll High School, 3801 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead. Information: 374-6158.

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