Out and About

November 30, 1999

Romantic masterpieces

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform music from Scandinavia's most celebrated composers featuring piano soloist Andrew von Oeyen. 3 p.m. today. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $20 to $72; half price for ages 12 and younger. Call box office at 301-797-4000.

Christian music

STATE LINE, Pa. ? Christian artist Frances Drost will perform. 10:15 a.m. today. State Line United Methodist Church, 287 East Ave. Call 1-717-597-4217.

Ted Murray exhibit reception

Public reception will include light refreshments and live music by Cory Jenkins. The exhibit continues through November. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191 or go to

'Bye, Bye Birdie'

Potomac Playmakers will present a 1950s-era story of a teen heartthrob who must enter the military. 3 p.m. today. Women's Club auditorium, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagers-


town. Tickets cost $9 to $12. For tickets, call 301-797-8182 from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

'Nutcracker' gala

A fundraiser for Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Co. Items to be auctioned include a four-night stay in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; condo vacation in Ocean City, Md.; ski package; original art and art photos. 4:30 p.m. today. Cortland Mansion, Hagerstown. $25. For tickets, call Youngblood Studios at 301-739-7250.

Valley Studio Tour

MIDDLETOWN, Md. ? Nine artists at six locations will open their studios and exhibition spaces to the public. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Middletown area. For information and directions, call Dawn Blount Walker at

1-301-371-3347 or go to www.fineartsin


Jewish Food Festival

Jewish food, tours of synagogue, live Jewish music. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Social hall of Congregation B'nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown. For information, call 301-733-5039 until 1:30 p.m.

Christian author will speak

Romanian Silvia Tarniceriu, who wrote "God Knows My Size," will speak. 9:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Fairview Wesleyan Methodist Church, 14007 Kellen Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-3711.

Christmas fair

Holiday crafts, artwork, wood crafts, hand-painted rocks and prints, gift baskets, religious items, jewelry and more. There also will be baked goods and a raffle for handmade quilt. Santa will visit from 10 to 11 a.m. today, Nov. 13. St. Mary Church, 218 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Enter at rear of school.

Christmas Thyme

An open house and craft show in an 1880s federal-style farmhouse and summer kitchen. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Nov. 13. Sycamore Heights, 20703 Jefferson Blvd., Hagerstown. Call 301-665-2882 or send e-mail to

This week

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Open mic poetry

Sign up and read original, family-oriented poetry. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Port City Java, Longmeadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-5040.

Working with herbs

Master Gardener Lori Young will give suggestions for using herbs for holiday cooking and entertaining. Recipes will be available to take home. 7 p.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

'Protecting the Frontier'

A talk about the origination and development of early American militias from the early 17th century through the end of the French and Indian War in 1763. 7 p.m. Jonathan Hager House and Museum, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-8393.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

'The Erie Canal'

The 2005-06 Travelogue Series will feature "The Erie Canal" by Fran Reidelberger. 7:30 p.m. South Hagerstown High School, 1001 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $8; $3, students. Season tickets also are available.

Winter 1776

GREENCASTLE, Pa. ? Edwin Bearss will present "Washington on the Delaware: Winter 1776," during the holiday dinner meeting of Allison-Antrim Museum. 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Gibble's Restaurant, 7325 Molly Pitcher Highway. $17 per person for dinner; reservations are due today, Nov. 13. Call 1-717-597-9325. Reservations not required for lecture.

Poetry reading nights

BRUNSWICK, Md. ? Read poetry. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 16 and 30. Book Crossing, 2 E. Potomac St. Call

1-301-834-5577 or go to

Thursday, Nov. 17

Wildlife in the city

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. ? Author Lisa Couturier will talk about the condition of wild animals in the city. 7 p.m. Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center. Free. Call Mark Madison at 1-304-876-7276.

Christmas bazaar

Bake sale, handmade holiday ornaments, wreaths, decorations, jewelry, more. 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-797-9445.

Friday, Nov. 18

Reading time for teens

BRUNSWICK, Md. ? Middle schoolers and high schoolers are invited to take a book off store shelves and read for an hour. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. 7:30 p.m. Book Crossing, 2 E. Potomac St. Call 1-301-834-5577 or go to

Holiday fair

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