Out & About

November 20, 2004

Farm toy show

The 17th annual Western Maryland Farm Toy Show is sponsored by the Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club. Today, 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.

Christmas parades

Three Franklin County, Pa., boroughs will hold Christmas parades today.

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

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

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

Santa's arrival

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive today at 10 a.m. on a replica railroad handcar at the new Roundhouse, Valley Mall Junction. There will be prizes, costumed characters, a face painter, balloonist and Victorian carolers, and children may make train picture frames at Cully's Station, children's play area; events take place today until noon. From noon to 3 p.m., there will be holiday-themed train music in the food court. Valley Mall, Halfway.


Craft fair

The Kris Kringle Kraft Fair will feature more than 150 handcrafters. Today and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa will arrive at 11 a.m. today for photos with children. Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Antietam Creek, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free. Nonperishable food items, new toys or cash donations will be accepted for the Washington County Council of Churches.

Coffee house

Heal, My Winter Nerve, Moby and the Slicks and More than Conquerors will perform during a coffee house. Today, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Chambersburg Grace Brethren Church, 35 Edwards Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-597-1488.

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

St. Maria Goretti High School Drama Department and Thespian Troupe will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The production introduces The Herdmans, who are considered to be "the worst kids in the world." Through a series of disasters, the Herdmans transform the hearts and minds of all. Today, 7:30 p.m. Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $6; $5, senior citizens and ages 9 and younger.

Big-band concert

Buzz Jones Big Band will perform masterpieces of the swing and jazz age. Today, 7:30 p.m. Wilson College, Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $6 to $12; free for students in grades kindergarten through 12, and full-time Wilson students (pick up in advance). Call 717-262-2003.

Women's ensemble

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

Choir performance

The Requiem and Suite for Organ, written by Maurice Duruflé, will be performed by St. John's Parish Choir and soloists Randall Mullin, concert organist from Baltimore; and Mark King, conductor. Sunday, 7 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2560.

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