Out & About

November 14, 2003

'A Christmas Carol'

The Goretti Players of St. Maria Goretti High School present "A Christmas Carol." Today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Kepler Theatre, Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $5 at the door or in advance by calling the St. Maria Goretti school office at 301-739-4266.

AAUW Used Book Sale

More than 14,000 hardcover and paperback selections to be sold. Today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. E.J. Fennel Building, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. Paperbacks, 50 cents. Hardcovers, between $1 and $5.

Western Maryland Farm Toy Show

Vendors from New York to North Carolina offer farm toys and collectibles dating from the 1950s to the present. Today, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Md. 65 south of Hagerstown. Admission $2; $1.50 for senior citizens; free for children younger than 10. Two-day passes available for $3. For information, call 301-797-3872.

'The World Goes 'Round'

Potomac Playmakers perform a revue of stage and screen song and dance. Today and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Also Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23. Women's Club Auditorium, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for people older than 62 and $10 for students 17 and younger. For information and reservations, call 301-797-8182 or 1-800-461-1803.

Bluegrass music

The Low Profile Bluegrass Band and Shiloh Ridge Bluegrass Band perform. Saturday, 7 p.m. Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, The Barn, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. Tickets $8, free for ages 11 and younger. For tickets and information, call 1-717-762-4711.

Ballroom dance

Dance features the music of Angel and the Aces. Saturday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont, Md. Call Roger at 301-797-1185 or Pat at 301-797-8586.

Bluegrass gospel concert

Richard and Mary Fox and Higher Ground, Kenny Johnson and Son, and The Gospel Keys perform. Saturday, 6 p.m. Tomahawk Ruritan, 12680 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, W.Va. Free will offering. Call 1-304-754-9600.

Children's poet

Mattie Stepanek, author of the Heartsongs poetry books, signs his books and discusses his poetry and philosophy. Saturday, 2 p.m. Borders Books, 17636 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown. Call 301-745-5897.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

MasterWorks II - Women's Voices. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets $14, $25, $35, $40 and $58 for box seats. Full-time students admitted for half price. For tickets, call 301-797-4000, or go to on the Web. Prelude, a discussion with MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, begins one hour prior to the performances.

Blues for Tots

Concert to benefit Toys for Tots. The Tone Hounds, Rudy and the Bluefish, The Rhythm Kings, Ronnie Ray and the Coolers perform. Sunday, 2 to 7 p.m. Elk's Lodge, 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Admission is one new unwrapped toy per person. Call Ron Spruill at 301-824-2979.

Vocal concert

A selection of compositions presented by Soprano Anna P. Singer, in honor of the retirement of Jean Woods, the former director of the museum. Sunday, 2 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727.

Rude Mechanicals

Shepherd College's musical theatrical troupe presents excerpts from "The Second Shepherd's Play," a 15th-century Christmas play. Sunday, 2 p.m. Shepherd College, Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Jazz-roots concert

The Barry Sames Jazz Ensemble performs. A gourmet reception follows. Sunday, 4 p.m. Central Presbyterian Church, Memorial Square, Chambersburg, Pa. Free will offering. Call Kathleen Wold, 1-717-264-4113, ext. 206.

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