Out & About

July 10, 2004

Theater festival

Contemporary American Theater Festival continues this weekend. This year's plays include "Homeland Security," "Flag Day" and "The Rose of Corazon: A Texas Songplay." Tickets are available at on the Web. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-999-2283 or 1-304-876-3473. Single tickets for matinee and evening weekend performances cost $30 for students and seniors and $33 for adults. Single tickets for matinee and evening weekday performances cost $26 for students and seniors and $28 for adults. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Founder's Day

The Town of Sharpsburg celebrates its 241st birthday. Today's events include:

- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Historical exhibits on display at Town Hall.

- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Students in grades 3 to 8 can explore life as a colonial boy or girl at the Sharps Burgh Colonial Kids Camp, Ferry Hill Plantation, Sharpsburg. Registration is required.

- 10 to 11 a.m.: Genealogy lecture by Linda Irvin-Craig on how to research Sharpsburg family roots.


- 11 a.m. to noon: Crystal Brown will offer a history-themed story time for children in kindergarten through third grade at Sharpsburg Library. Register at the town library.

Call 301-432-7984 or send e-mail to for all events. The event is hosted by the Sharpsburg Historical Society.

Children's programs

Programs are geared toward children in third through sixth grades, but parents and visitors of all ages are welcome. Programs begin today at 10 a.m. and last about 90 minutes. During wet weather, programs will be canceled.

- Mumma Cemetery Exploration: Children will work in groups with a ranger to investigate the cemetery and tombstones.

- Civil War Soldier: A park ranger will discuss the life and times of a typical Civil War soldier, featuring examples of clothing and equipment and a musket-firing demonstration.

Antietam National Battlefield, Mumma Farm Education Center, stop No. 6 on the driving tour map. Call 301-432-5124.

Anniversary concert

Wade Spencer headlines a concert lineup including the Masters, the Choraliers and Pearl, By Faith Ministries and the Morning Star Singers. Today, 2 p.m., Elks picnic grounds, north of Huyetts Crossroads, Md. 63, Hagerstown. $5. Bring lawn chairs. Call 301-733-9365.

Goose Route Dance Festival

Modern dance performances. Dance performance at 6 p.m. today, with pre-dance discussion at 5 p.m. Admission costs $12, adults; and $8, students and seniors. The Nest Performance Space at War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. For information or to purchase tickets, call 1-304-725-7621.

Smithsburg carnival

Smithsburg Fireman's Carnival will feature rides, bingo, food and entertainment. Still Kickin performs today at 7 and 10 p.m.

Concert in the park

Harmony Band will perform. Sunday, 7 p.m., Shafer Memorial park gazebo, Boonsboro.

Municipal band

Hagerstown Municipal Band celebrates nine decades of performance with a concert featuring Hagerstown Choral Arts Society. Sunday, 8 p.m., Hagerstown City Park, Peter Buys Band Shell. Free.

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