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Out and About for Friday 9/17

September 16, 1999

Antietam National Battlefield

Lectures at 7 p.m. tonight. Ranger-led hikes view of sites of phases of Battle of Antietam, Saturday and Sunday; torchlit tour of battlefield, Saturday evening. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. Fee to enter park, $2 per adult, $4 per family, those 16 and younger free. Handicapped-accessible. 301-432-5124 or www.nps.gov/anti.

'An Elegant Evening'

Cumberland Valley Chamber Players kick off the 1999-2000 season with an annual benefit auction. Live and silent auctions led by John Kohler of Gateway Gallery. Classic and soft rock music performed by The Holders. Chambersburg Country Club. Doors open tonight at 6 p.m. $45 per person, $320 for a table of eight. 1-717-262-2037.

'The Amorous Ambassador'

Chambersburg Community Theater presents an adult comedy that follows the philandering antics of an American ambassador. Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Today and Saturday, 8 p.m. $8 general admission, $7 senior citizens. 1-717-263-3900.

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The Comedy Pigs

Variety Hour. Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Saturday, 8 p.m. $10. 1-301-694-4PIG.

Summer Concert Series

Dance to the music of Detente. Pen Mar Park, 14600 Pen Mar-High Rock Road, Cascade. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. 301-791-1551.

Swoope Carillo Recitals

Carillonneur Edward Nassoir of Washington National Cathedral performs. Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Sunday, 3 p.m. Free. 1-717-328-6176.

Reptile Show

More than 60 reptiles from around the world displayed. Martinsburg Mall, Martinsburg, W.Va. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Free. 1-304-264-0016.

Hancock Canal/Apple Festival

Hancock Lions Club sponsors festival featuring arts and crafts, baby contest and live entertainment from Possum Holler. Widmeyer Park, Hancock. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., parade 11 a.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., Main Street. 301-739-5677.

Potomac '99 Fly-in and Drive-in

Amateur built, antique, classic, contemporary, warbirds, rotorcraft and ultralights on display, and more. Airplane rides available. Potomac Airpark, between Hancock and Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on U.S. 522. Begins 8 a.m. Free admission. Breakfast served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for $4. 1-717-294-3221.

Mack Trucks Rodeo and Car Show

Bulldog Roundup with trucks, fire and rescue vehicles displayed, food, walking tours, carnival rides and more. Mack Trucks, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pancake breakfast, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free parking and admission. Proceeds benefit Lions Club projects. 301-790-2036, 301-790-5475 or 301-790-5778.

Arts and Crafts

Annual display of arts and crafts featuring local craftspeople. Long Meadow Shopping Center, Potomac and Northern avenues, Hagerstown. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain or shine. 301-790-1052.

Hub City Family Day

Bands, drama, crafts, dancing and kid games. Hagerstown City Park Band Shell, Hagerstown. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Free. 301-791-1674.

Auto Show

Third annual auto show with a magician and a kitchen band. Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. Entry fee $6 in advance, $8 day of show. 1-717-264-6815.

Richard "Boney" Bonebrake Memorial

Fourth annual event, Hagerstown Speedway, U.S. 40, Hagerstown. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. $10. Handicapped-accessible. 301-582-0640.

Motocross

Sponsored by Antietam Motorcycle Club Inc. Antietam Motorsports Park, Howell Road, Hagerstown. Sunday, noon. $10. 301-797-8686 or members.aol.com/antietammc/index.html.

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