Out & About

August 22, 2003

Antique tractor show

Three-day show features Allis-Chalmers equipment. Flea market, craft vendors, antique tractor parade, working machinery display. Today's feature event is a garden tractor pull at 6 p.m. for stock, altered stock, pro stock and youth classes. Saturday, kids' games 1 p.m., kids' pedal tractor race at 2 p.m., antique tractor pull at 4 p.m. More events Sunday. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown. Call David Lowery, 301-739-7604 or go to on the Web.

C&O Canal Days

Music, crafts, dancing and exhibits. Williamsport. Today's activities include a barn dance from 8 to 11 p.m. in the restored barn at the rear of Byron Park. Admission is $5 at the door for ages 12 and older. Saturday's activities at Byron Park include: Gary Brown Memorial five-mile run, registration 7 a.m., run, 8 a.m.; arts and crafts market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; pony rides.

At C&O Canal National Historical Park visitors center, 205 W. Potomac St. Saturday: music from Edgar Howell and the Pioneer Band, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; talks on river geology, canal history; blacksmith demonstrations. Call the visitors center at 301-582-0813. More events Sunday. Free parking at U.S. 11 and Springfield Lane.

Bicycle tour

Cumberland Valley Century bicycle tour of Washington County. Saturday, rides start at 7 a.m. Clear Spring High School. Maps, cue sheets, snacks and lunch provided for 27-, 71- and 100-mile marked routes. Helmets required. A fee is charged. Funds raised benefit San Mar Children's Home. Call Beth Evans, 301-865-1818.

Jamaican Festival

Caribbean food, music, health fair. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Wheaton Park, Hagerstown. Free. Food for sale. Proceeds benefit Memorial Recreation Center. Call Alesia Parson, 301-824-7584.

Outdoor gospel concert

Morningstar Singers, the Shade Family and All 4 Hym. Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. Darkesville United Methodist Church, U.S. 11, six miles south of Martinsburg, W.Va. A freewill offering will be collected, food available. Call 1-304-229-8608 or 1-304-229-3955.

Ruritan festival

Bingo, children's games, food. Saturday, food stand opens at noon; bike rodeo at 2 p.m.; band at 4:30 p.m.; auction at 7 p.m. Taylor Park, Keedysville.

Living history camp

Twenty-first Pennsylvania Dis-Mounted Cavalry with portrayals of Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. Period music, camp demonstrations. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Free.

Renfrew Jazz Festival

Paul Bollenback, Steve Wilson, Billy Hart, Joe Locke and Ed Howard perform as an ensemble for the first time. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Renfrew Park, Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free.

Ballroom dance music

Jump Alley performs. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park dance pavilion. For information, call Washington County Recreation Department, 240-313-2805.

Gospel concert

Glory Bound performs. Sunday, 7 p.m. Shafer Park, one block off Alternate U.S. 40, Boonsboro. Free. Call 301-432-5141. If it rains, concert will be held at Trinity Reformed Church, 33 Potomac St., Boonsboro.

Gospel bluegrass

Guilford Station performs. Sunday, 7 p.m. Chambersburg (Pa.) Memorial Park. Park near McKinley Street entrance. Call 1-717-264-6883.

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