Out and about calendar, Aug. 15

August 15, 2002


Monday, Aug. 19

Landscape photography

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Bruce Flack's photo collection, "An American Mosaic" Through Nov. 1. Scarborough Library, Shepherd College. For information, call the library at 1-304-876-5421.

Friday, Aug. 23

Civil War memorabilia

In conjunction with the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and J.E.B. Stuart's second ride around McClellan, an exhibit of Civil War photos and memorabilia from private collectors and the museum's permanent collection. Through Sunday, Nov. 10. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Call 301-739-5727.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Abstract painting show opens

FREDERICK, Md. - "Three Generations of Asbtract Painters" features the works of Calvin Edward Ramsburg, Margaret Kennedy and Peter Whitting. Through Sept. 29. Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St. Call 1-301-698-0656.


Sun and Thorns

An exhibition of paintings by Sharon Goodman. Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 41 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Through Saturday, Sept. 14. Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 301-791-3132.

Linda McCartney photos

"Roadworks: The Photography of Linda McCartney." Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Through Sunday, Oct. 13. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and closed Monday. Call 301-739-5727 or see

Fairs and festivals

Sunday, Aug. 18

Summer Fun Fest

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Arts, crafts, food and live country music all day. Performers are Brad Martin, right, Tammy Cochran, Chris Cagle, Pinmonkey, Joe Nichols and Marcel. The park opens at 8 a.m. Performances begin at 10 a.m. Red Run Park. Free. No alcohol is allowed in the park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Call 1-615-269-7071.

Friday, Aug. 23

Antique tractor and craft show

Continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. Friday's events include a stock garden tractor pull at 6 p.m. Daily events include a flea market, craft vendors, wagon rides, displays of saw mill, stone crusher, thresher, gas engines and slow tractor race. Free primitive camping, parking and admission. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike, Md. 65, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Call 301-824-3511.

Maryland State Fair

TIMONIUM, Md. - Continues through Monday, Sept. 2. Livestock and horse shows at 9 a.m. Exhibit halls open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., midway opens at 10 a.m. on weekends and noon on weekdays. Timonium Fairgrounds, York Road. $5, adults; free for ages 11 and younger. Admission to grandstand included with fair admission Concerts by Steve Holly, Avalon and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Call 1-410-252-0200, ext. 227; or go on the Web to

Saturday, Aug. 24

Christian rock festival

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Freedom Fest features Rough Draft, Blushing Well, 5 mph and Heal. The festival is for teens, families and anyone who enjoys rock music. Red Run Park, Pa. 16. 6 to 10 p.m. Free. For information, call Brad at 1-717-765-9300 or send e-mail to




BOONSBORO - Daria Barbieri puts a new twist on ancient tales of the Far East. Children viewing the stories should be old enough to sit quietly and listen to the 45-minute program, held rain or shine. Shafer Park, Boonsboro. 11 a.m. Free. Call 301-791-3132.

Junior dance classes

Register for dance classes for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Students will be taught many of the latest disco swing dances and also the waltz, polka and Latin dances. The first class begins Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Women's Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. For information or to register, call 301-791-0870 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16

Trains for Kids to Run

Open every weekend. Includes Thomas the Tank Engine, a construction train and other trains on a toy train railroad built for children to run. Also, indoor riding train for small children. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. 1 to 5 p.m. $3 adults, 50 cents for ages 12 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Chinese storytelling

FREDERICK, Md. - Linda Fang will tell stories of ancient China. Fang collects her stories from Chinese history, opera and folktales. The Frederick City Police Department presents McGruff the Crime Dog. Baker Park bandshell, North Bentz Street. 7 p.m. Free.

Auto racing

Hagerstown Speedway features the 21st annual Conococheague 100-Stars. Hagerstown Speedway, Alt. U.S. 40. 6:30 p.m. $25, general admission; $30, pit insurance. Call 301-582-0640.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Ice cream social

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