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What's going on? We'll let you know

October 14, 2000

What's going on? We'll let you know



By LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN


Crisp, cool breezes ... an apple festival or two every weekend ... band competitions and parades ...

It must be mid-October in Washington County.

At times I hear people say there's nothing to do in our area. From where I sit, that statement couldn't be further from the truth.

In Lifestyle, we try to let you know in advance about area events. Organizers send us press releases or call us when they have something planned, and we hear about things when we're out in the community.

We publish basic information about as many events as we can, and our reporters write stories about the events that have traditionally attracted large crowds.

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We ask the questions you would ask if you were chatting with a country singer, a watercolor artist or a parade judge. In doing so, we give you a preview of what you will see, hear and experience if you go.

Here are some things we have planned in the coming weeks:

Mummers' parade


Next Sunday in Lifestyle, you can read about the 76th annual Alsatia Mummers' Parade. The parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in downtown Hagerstown. Staff Writer Meg H. Partington will tell you what to expect this year.

Country singer Joe Diffie is the parade's grand marshal. He'll perform at 2 p.m. parade day at The Maryland Theatre.

Diffie's latest album, "A Night to Remember," was released in June 1999. The title track spent more than two months in the Top 10. Staff Writer Kevin Clapp will profile him.

For parade tickets, call 301-739-2044. For concert tickets, call 301-790-2000.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra


Maryland Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks series begins next Saturday at 8 p.m. and continues Sunday at 3 p.m. with concerts featuring pianist Robert DeGaetano. You can read about the symphony's program in Partington's preview of the concert Thursday in Weekend. To get tickets, call 301-797-4000.

Robinwood Encore Players


This Hagerstown Community College alumni group will present the radio-style plays "The Lost World" and "The Halloween Trilogy" Friday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Look for Kate Coleman's story on the performances Thursday, Oct. 26.

Potomac Playmakers


This local theater group is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Coleman will talk to actors and organizers for our story planned for Sunday, Nov. 5. She'll also talk about the shows the group will perform this season.

Those are just a few of the things we have planned for the next couple of weeks.

We know your free time is limited, so we want to help you make the most of it. And if the information we provide helps you plan your weekend, great. That's our intention.

If we can serve you better, tell us how. We'd like to hear your ideas. Call me at 301-733-5131, ext. 2340, or send me an e-mail: lifestyle@herald-mail.com.

Lisa Tedrick Prejean is Lifestyle editor for The Herald-Mail.

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