Out and about

February 18, 2005

Wind Ensemble

The Shepherd University Wind Ensemble opens its spring concert season with works including Francis McBeth's "Of Sailors and Whales." Today, 7 p.m. preconcert lecture, 8 p.m. concert, Shepherd University, Frank Center for the Performing Arts, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $10 and are free for students and MAC card holders. Call 1-304-876-5555.

Open mic night

Performers can sign up at 6 p.m. today. Performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Square Cup Café, on the square in Hagerstown. Call 301-739-0488.

Art Farm Performance

Art Farm Performance Café is a mixed-art evening of music, dance, spoken word, film and visual art. Hosted by Goose Route Dance Theatre. 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Shepherdstown Men's Club's War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $10; $8, students and seniors. Coffee, tea and desserts available. Call Kitty Clark, 1-304-725-7621, or send e-mail to

Scholarship pageants

· Thirteen women vie for Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland. Five girls ages 13 to 17 will compete for Miss Teen Washington County and Miss Teen Western Maryland. 7 p.m. Saturday, Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $15 for adults; $7 for ages 10 and younger, and are available from board members, contestants and at the door. Call 301-791-5974.


· Eleven women will complete for the Miss Berkeley County crown. The winner will compete in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant on June 17. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $10. Call 1-304-754-9946.

Pet CPR, first aid

This course teaches pet owners how to respond to emergency situations and how to know when it is time to call a veterinarian. Students will review common pet sicknesses and warning signs. Two CPR mannequin dogs will be used to teach pet CPR. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Hagerstown Community College Valley Mall Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to on the Web.

Gospel music

Reunion will perform Southern gospel and Down Home Gospel Singers will perform bluegrass; Harry Ryan will solo and Emmanuel Church Choir will perform. An ice cream social follows the concert. 6 p.m. Saturday, Emmanuel Chapel, 12011 Bayer Ave., Smithsburg. Call 301-797-5287.

Black history

Ranger-guided programs explore the black history of Harpers Ferry. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, John Brown Museum, second floor, Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. call 1-304-535-6029.

Pedals, pipes, pizza

Introduction of a pipe organ for piano students, age 11 and older. 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown. Free, but call to register so lunch can be provided. Call 301-733-2878.

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