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Out & About

January 30, 2004

Coffee house, poetry night


Come and read a favorite poem or your own original work, or just relax and listen. Sponsored by Greencastle Area Arts Council and the owners of Cup O' Joe. Today, 7 to 9 p.m. Cup O' Joe, 21 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. Free. Call 1-717-597-3284.

'Meet Me in St. Louis'


The musical follows the Smith family as they visit the 1904 World's Fair and features many old favorite songs. Fridays and Saturdays and select Sundays through Saturday, Feb. 28. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For information or ticket prices, call 301-739-7469.

IceFest 2004


A celebration of ice with ice carving, sleigh rides, a chili cook-off and a theater performance. Activities take place in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Today, 5 to 9 p.m., ice carving; 6 to 9 p.m., horse-drawn sleigh rides depart from Kerrstown Square. Tickets cost $7 to $9. For reservations, call 1-717-328-2878. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., horse-drawn sleigh rides continue; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., chili cook-off at the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., admission is $1; 3 and 7 p.m., Missoula Children's Theatre performances of "Red Riding Hood" at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets cost $4 for children and $7 for adults, and can be purchased at the door or by calling the box office at 1-717-263-0202. Ice sculptures on display all day. Sunday, ice sculptures on display all day. For information, call 1-717-264-6883.

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Country western dance


The Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will host a country and western dance. DJ will be Full House. Saturday, 8 to 11 p.m. St. Joseph's Church, corner of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard, Hagerstown. $4, members; $6, nonmembers; no charge for spectators. Call 301-745-3735, 1-717-263-0234 or 1-304-274-2977.

River House concert


Allegheny Uprising, South Mountain String Band and the Rock Candy Cloggers will perform. Saturday, 8 p.m.; doors open, 7 p.m. Full Circle Cafe, 38 N. Main St., Keedysville. $10. For information or reservations, call 1-304-876-2690 or send e-mail to river_house@earthlink.net.

All County Band concert


The guest conductor for the All County Middle School Band will be John Hendricks III, associate director of bands for West Virginia University. Mark McCoy, director of music at Shepherd College, will lead the All County Senior High School Band. Saturday, 8 p.m. North Hagerstown High School, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $5 at the door. Senior citizen Gold Cards will be honored. Call Will Kauffman at 301-766-2848 or Rob Hovermale at 301-766-2928.

Snowboarding clinic


An opportunity for girls and women ages 8 and older to learn how to snowboard. The clinic includes a two-hour beginner snowboard lesson, full-day snowboard and boot rental and lift ticket valid at the lower portion of the mountain, entry into a raffle for snowboarding gear and a grab bag containing CDs, stickers and magazines. Girls ages 17 and younger must have a parent or guardian present at the time of registration or have the waiver notarized prior to registration. Saturday, 9 a.m. Liberty Mountain Resort, 78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, Pa. $52 includes a donation to the Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation. Registration online at www.opgirlslearntoride.com. On the day of the event, check in at the Op Girls Learn to Ride tent or banner. Call 1-323-855-9884.

'Beatlemania Now'


"Beatlemania Now" is a two-hour show that includes five costume changes and more than 150 big-screen images of the famous band. Saturday, 7 p.m. Faust Junior High School, 1957 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $15. Purchase tickets at Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, or at the shelter's thrift stores at 70 S. Main St., Chambersburg, or 1 E. King St., Shippensburg, Pa. A percentage of ticket sales will go toward the care of the animals at the shelter. Call 1-717-263-5791.

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