Out & about for 6/11

June 11, 2004

Kids' Night Out

Crafts, games, barbecue, baseball, makeovers for girls, puppet show, karaoke, movie, more. Today, 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 5 to 9; 6 to 11 p.m. for ages 10 and older. Trinity United Church of Christ at the square in State Line, Pa. Call 301-739-0755 or 1-717-597-0585.

'Battle of Blair Mountain'

Robert Shogan, author of "The Battle of Blair Mountain," which chronicles the final battle of the West Virginia Coal Mine Wars, to speak. Today, 2 p.m., Four Seasons Bookstore; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Charles Town Library, during the library's annual book sale.


Antique appraisals from noon to 4 p.m. today. The cost is $5 per antique to benefit Hospice of Washington County. Outside antique market 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; antique car display 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Beaver Creek Antique Market, 20202 National Pike, Hagerstown.

Mountain Heritage Festival

Entertainment, craftspeople, food. Today, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sam Michaels Park, Job Corps Road, between Shepherdstown and Charles Town, W.Va. $6, adults; $3, ages 6 to 17; free for ages 5 and younger. Call 1-800-624-0577 or go to on the Web.



Shepherdstown Fire Department carnival. Today through Saturday. Games, rides, food and bingo. Carnival begins at 5:30 p.m. each day. Shepherdstown Fire Department, W.Va. 45, west of Shepherdstown. For information, call the fire department at 1-304-876-2311 or Doug Pittinger at 1-304-876-6038.

Derby days

Roach Energy/Shell Classic Norwalk Soap Box Derby features 65 boys and girls competing to win their divisions and the opportunity to represent Martinsburg in the All American Soap Box Derby Race in Akron, Ohio, on July 31. Antique, classic cars on display. Saturday, opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Downtown Martinsburg.

Sonfest 2004

Christian music, crafts, pony rides, a yard sale, more. Sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Smithsburg Fire Co. carnival grounds. Free. Bring lawn chairs. If it rains, the event will be at Trinity Church. Call 301-824-7460 or Gary or Nancy Showe at 301-824-3685.

Builders' trade show

Hosted by Associated Builders and Contractors. Displays of construction equipment, boats, campers, cars and trucks; beef roast; children's backhoe rodeo competition; skydivers; more. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Call 301-739-1190 or 301-416-7247.

Block party

Food, games, giveaways, firetrucks, praise bands and bird and reptile show. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, corner of Summit Avenue and Howard Street, Hagerstown. Call 301-733-4720.

Renaissance festival

Annual medieval Renaissance festival. Outside Jonathan Hager House and Museum, City Park, Hagerstown. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festival admission is free. Museum admission is $4, adults; $3, senior citizens; and $2, ages 6 to 12. For information, call 301-739-8393.

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