Out & about

July 30, 2004

Jazz guitar concert

Jack Wilkins performs. Today, 8 p.m. Box office opens at 5 p.m. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $17.50. Purchase tickets at the theater box office or on the Web at

Trains for kids to run

Thomas the Tank Engine, a circus train, a McDonald's train and an Amtrak train for children to operate. Small children can also ride an indoor train. Today, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; and free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Concert at the park

Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys perform. Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown City Park band shell. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert will be canceled if it rains. Call Washington County Arts Council at 301-791-3132.

Handbell concert

The Sonos Handbell Ensemble from San Francisco presents "American Tints." The concert features familiar pieces such as "Hoe-Down" from Copland's "Rodeo," the overture to "West Side Story" by Bernstein, as well as a medley of tunes from "Porgy and Bess" by Gershwin. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Free; donations accepted. Call Candy Hastings or Clair Johannsen at 301-733-2878.

Motorcycle races

Hub City Classic, Grand National motorcycles plus 883 series. Saturday, 6 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. Admission $26 to $30. Call 301-582-0640 or go to

Antietam events

Programs are geared towards middle-schoolers; parents and visitors of all ages are welcome. Park rangers will lead two programs:

  • Cannoneers to Your Post - Led by park rangers, children do a Civil War drill with artillery implements using one of the park's cannons. (The cannon will not be fired.)

  • Flags That Talk - Park rangers help children send and receive messages the way Civil War armies did, using signal flags and cipher disks.

Programs begin Saturday at 10 a.m. and last 90 minutes. Meet at Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center. If it rains, programs will be canceled. Call 301-432-5124.

Wolfsville heritage

Sponsored by Wolfsville Ruritan. Artifacts and memorabilia from the Wolfsville area will be displayed. Items include tools and farm equipment, vintage cars and tractors, furniture, quilts, buggies, books, pictures, musical instruments and other local items of interest. Food will be served by the Ruritan Club. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wolfsville Ruritan Park, Brandenburg Hollow Road, Wolfsville, Md. Call Mary Wiles at 1-301-293-2535.

Outdoor Heritage Days

Activities include children's fishing, a kids' casting competition, craft vendors, taxidermy, primitive arts, children's archery, turkey-calling contest, reptiles, manufacturing representatives, chainsaw artists, a climbing wall, shooting opportunities and how-to seminars. Nashville artist Josh Turner performs Saturday evening. The festival is hosted by Keystone Country Store. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Loudon Historical Fort site, off U.S. 30, west of Chambersburg. $5, free for ages 12 and younger. Tickets for the Josh Turner concert cost $15 and include free admission to the festival. Concert tickets should be purchased prior to the show. For a complete schedule of events, go to or call 1-877-999-9898.


Free-admission skating chaperoned by adults. Games, contests and prizes. Sunday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Family Skating Center, 17333 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. Regular skate rental costs $1.50; speed or inline skate rental costs $3; or bring your own skates. Call 301-582-2020 or 1-866-SKATE-00.

Community band

Loras John Schissell is guest conductor for this Hagerstown Municipal Band concert. The band's selections include "Strike Up the Band" and "A Tribute to Irving Berlin," arranged by Warren Barker, "Dixieland On Stage" by Robert Lowden, and "The Library of Congress March" by John Philip Sousa. Sunday, 8 p.m. City Park band shell, Hagerstown.

Ballroom dance concert

National Apple Museum Dance Band performs. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2805 or 301-791-1551.

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