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Out & About

February 28, 2004

Maple sugaring


Hike to the Fairview sugar bush, watch the trees being tapped, see sap being boiled to its syrupy sweetness, enjoy its fragrance and warm yourself at the campfire. Then walk next door to hear stories and folklore of early Maryland by the Clear Spring Historical Society at Plumb Grove. Today, 9 a.m. to noon. Fairview Outdoor Education Center, 12808 Draper Road, Clear Spring. Call 301-766-8138.

Collie show


Hosted by the Collie Club of Maryland. The club will have a K-9 bake sale with treats for pets at home. The show will begin with a puppy sweepstakes at 11 a.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday. Millholland National Guard Armory, 18500 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown. Admission and parking are free. Call 1-540-338-5782 or go to www.collieclubofmaryland.com on the Web.

Trains of Christmas


The final weekend for the Christmas garden. Trains will operate in a snow scene. 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50, adults; 50 cents ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

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Celtic roots music


Wolf Creek Session, an Appal-Irish group will perform. Today, 8 p.m.; dinner is available at 7 p.m. for an additional cost. Full Circle Cafe, 38 N. Main St. $10 per person. For reservations, call Cheryl Mansley-Ford at 1-304-876-2690 or send e-mail to river_house@earthlink.net.

Bluebird workshop


Franklin County Bluebirders will host a workshop. Participants will learn how to attract the Eastern bluebird to their property. Today, registration from 9 to 9:30 a.m.; workshop, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Renfrew Institute, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Call Joyce Stuff at 1-717-328-3411.

Scholarship pageant


Eight young women will compete for $8,200 in scholarships, the Miss Shenandoah and Miss Jefferson County crowns and a chance to compete in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June. Today, 7:30 p.m. Wright Denny Intermediate School, 209 W. Congress St., Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 and are available at the door.

Auto racing


Grand opening for 2004 season with a regular show. Sunday, 1 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. Regular show admission is $9 to $14, plus $17 for a pit pass. Call 301-582-0640 or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com on the Web.

Mardi Gras


The event will include the magic of Michael T, Joe Santoro's Wonderment Puppets, music and food. Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m. Shepherd College Student Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $5 for adults; free for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Coordinated by the Family Resource Network. For information, call 1-304-264-1554.

Toy show


Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, along with Sandy and Billy's Toybox, will host its annual toy, train and doll show. Items for sale include antique trucks, cars, Barbie and antique dolls, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, NASCAR, Winross and antique trains. Sunday, early birds begin at 8 a.m.; regular show hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scotland Community Center, Main Street. Early-bird admission is $5; regular show admission is $2 for adults; free for ages 11 and younger. Call Bill or Sandy Robinson at 1-717-264-3081 or send e-mail to wrobinson@zoomlynx.com.

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