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Out & About

September 11, 2004

Boonesborough Days


The weekend will feature food, crafts and trolley rides. Today and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shafer Memorial Park, off Main Street, Boonsboro. Admission is free. Free parking is available at the Boonsboro school complex, north of Boonsboro off Md. 66, exit 35 off Interstate 70. There will be a trolley shuttle to and from the festival. The fee is 50 cents. A ride on a restored trolley will begin at 214 N. Main St. Tickets cost $4 for ages 12 to 61; $3 for ages 5 to 12 and 62 and older; free for children younger than 5.




Elvis Lives in Hagerstown


Patriot Day tribute performance by Jamie Aaron Kelly, Quentin Flagg and David Lee Roseberry. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the planned Hagerstown arts school. Today, gates open at noon, show starts at 1 p.m., rain or shine, central parking lot off Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $10 to $25. Food, drinks, event T-shirts, posters and other Elvis Presley memorabilia will be sold. Call 301-739-2015 or go to www.hagerstown.org or www.elvislivesinHagerstown.com on the Web.

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Fall house tour


The tour will include a fort, mill, schoolhouse and five houses. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 for the complete tour or $3 to tour individual homes. Students and children younger than 18 will be admitted free. Purchase tickets in advance at Berkeley County Historical Society Archives Building, 136 Race St., or at Belle Boyd House, 126 Race St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 1-304-267-4713.




Capture of Harpers Ferry


A living history program highlighting the aftermath of the 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry. This battle resulted in the capture of the 12,500-man Union garrison by Gen. Stonewall Jackson's Southern troops. Today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A guided walking tour, "The Siege and Capture of Harpers Ferry 1862," will be offered at 1 and 3 p.m. today, and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, off U.S. 340. Call 1-304-535-6029.




Book signing


Jim and Kate Lehrer will read and sign their new novels. Jim Lehrer's newest book is "Flying Crows." Today, 3 to 5 p.m. Four Seasons Books, 116 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free.




Battlefield tour


Ranger Bill Woodworth will lead a special tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Pennsylvania Monuments at Antietam. The tour will be done as a car caravan; there will be five stops on the tour. Today, 5 p.m. Antietam National Battlefield Visitor's Center, Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg. Call 301-432-5124.




Hagerstown Speedway


Ernie's Auto Enterprise All-American special - 20-lap PS plus LS, 18th annual Tommy Thompson Demolition Derby and Enduro Championship, Today, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $9 to $17. Call 301-582-0640 or go on the Web to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.




'Meshuggah-Nuns'


The nuns are aboard a cruise ship that runs into a terrible storm. Many people become ill, including the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof." The captain asks the nuns to sub on an original review. Fridays, Saturdays and occasional Sundays through Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct. 29 through Saturday, Nov. 13. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-7469.

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