Out & About

October 16, 2004

Apple Harvest Festival

The 25th annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival continues through Sunday in Martinsburg, W.Va. Grand Feature Parade in downtown Martinsburg begins today at 1 p.m. Arts and crafts show with more than 130 vendors will be held today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds; $3 admission. Pancake breakfast will be held today from 7 a.m. to noon and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds dining hall; admission is $4.50 in advance and $5 at the door, children younger than 7 are admitted free. Other events today include the Celebrity Sports Breakfast (8:30 a.m.), apple pie auction (11 a.m.), 5K Apple Trample Run (noon) and the Grand Ball (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Sunday events include an antique vehicle show (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and apple eating and peeling contests (1:30 p.m.). For more information, go to on the Web.


MasterWorks I

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks I concert will feature guest soloist Vassily Primakov performing Rachmanioff's Second Piano Concerto. The orchestra also will perform "Kikimora" by Anatol Liadov and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $10 to $65. Tickets are available at the MSO office at 13 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, online at or by calling 301-797-4000. Tickets also are available at The Maryland Theatre. Service charges apply.


Vendors will display painted furniture, wreaths, flags, birdhouses, wooden toys, wrought iron and more. The Heritage Center will feature paintings by historical artist Ron Lesser; Dody Myers will sign books; re-enactors will exhibit artifacts. Paintings will be displayed in business windows on the first and second blocks of South Main Street. Also, Native American artifact displays, hands-on crafts and Native American dancing. Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Chambersburg, North and South Main streets and Lincoln Way. Call 1-717-261-0072.

Barbecue cook-off

Professional and amateur cooks will complete; barbecue will be sold. John Doe Project will perform. Children's activities include face painting and sand candy making. Purple Cow Patty Bingo will offer prizes of $250, $750 and $1,500. Three cows will select the winners. Today, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, Lappans Road, Williamsport. Free.

Bluegrass music

Roadside Caf and Shiloh Ridge Band will perform traditional bluegrass and gospel music. Today, 7 p.m. Beck and Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. $8; free for ages 11 and younger. Call 1-717-762-4711.

'Our Town'

Robinwood Players will present "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder. Today, 8 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $7. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 271.

Tour in Smithsburg

Includes a 1904 Victorian home, turn-of-the-century colonial foursquare, two 1700 stone farmsteads and Hadley Farms Bakery. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Smithsburg Library. Call 301-824-7722. No pets or children ages 9 and younger will be permitted.

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