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Out & About

November 19, 2004

Story hour


Stories will be read, the group will make a craft and have a snack. Today, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Turn the Page, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-4588 or go to www.ttpbooks.com on the Web.




Poetry Night


Share favorite poems, read original work or listen. Sponsored by Greencastle Area Arts Council. Today, 7 to 9 p.m. Cup O'Joe, 21 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. Call 1-717-597-3284.




Christmas Pageant


St. Maria Goretti High School Drama Department and Thespian Troupe presents "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," featuring The Herdmans, considered to be "the worst kids in the world." Today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $6; $5, senior citizens and ages 9 and younger.




Tree-lighting ceremony


Greencastle, Pa., holds its tree-lighting ceremony featuring Santa's elves distributing Christmas bells, Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, more. The Shippensburg German Band provides entertainment today from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Greencastle square. Call 1-717-597-4610, send e-mail to dana@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org on the Web.

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'Madame Bovary'


Shepherdstown Film Society presents "Madame Bovary." Today, 7 p.m. Shepherd University, Reynolds Hall, corner of King and German streets, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call Lisa Welch at 1-304-876-1837 or send e-mail to Imwelch@frontiernet.net; or call Mina Goodrich at 1-304-876-2159.




Farm toy show


Farm toy show sponsored by Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club. Today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Md. 65, Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Admission is $2; $1.50 for senior citizens; free for ages 10 and younger. A two-day pass costs $3.




'Rock 'n' Roll Holiday'


A celebration of American pop and seasonal tunes. Opens today and continues Fridays, Saturdays and select Thursdays and Sundays through Jan. 15. 6 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. evening performances; 1 p.m. dinner and 2:30 p.m. show on Sundays. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $28, adults; $24, seniors/students; and $15.50, ages 12 and younger. For information and reservations, call 301-739-7469.




Christmas parades


Three Pennsylvania boroughs will hold Christmas parades:

Chambersburg Christmas Parade, downtown Chambersburg, Pa., Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Call 1-717-261-0072.

Greencastle Christmas Parade, downtown Greencastle, Pa., Saturday, 9:21 a.m. Call 1-717-597-9200.

Waynesboro Christmas Parade, downtown Waynesboro, Pa., Saturday, 2 p.m. Call 1-717-762-7123.




Santa's arrival


Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on a replica railroad handcar at the new Roundhouse, Valley Mall Junction. Prizes, costumed characters, Victorian carolers, more. Events take place Saturday until noon. From noon to 3 p.m. there will be holiday themed train music in the food court. Valley Mall, Hagerstown.




Women's ensemble


Antietam Women's Ensemble performs music by American composers, including spirituals, contemporary compositions and pieces from America's colonial days. Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg. $5. Tickets may be purchased by calling 301-432-6964.




Craft fair


More than 150 handcrafters at Kris Kringle Kraft Fair. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa arrives at 11 a.m. Saturday for photos with children. Clarion Inn and Convention Center, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free. Nonperishable food items, new toys or cash donations accepted for the Washington County Council of Churches. Funds also will be donated to Community Free Clinic.

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