Hagerstown Community College's Collegefest 2000 celebration is set for Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is to celebrate the grand opening and open house for the new Learning Resource Center and Amphitheater.
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Rain or shine, the free event will feature many activities and booths. Local school choruses and bands will perform, and area firefighters will demonstrate safety techniques for the home. The U.S. National Park Service will take part and the SPCA will sponsor a petting area.
Michael Shwedick will present his live Reptile World at noon and 2 p.m. in the new Alumni Association Amphitheater. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Shwedick will feature a variety of unique reptiles, including a prehistoric turtle found near the Mississippi River 26 years ago. He also will showcase a tropical lizard from Brazil, an American alligator, a 3-year-old African crocodile, a 2-year-old Anaconda, a Mexican milk snake, an Indian cobra and an Albino Rock Python. The performances are for all ages.