Out and about

February 25, 2005

'Mostly Martha'

Set in present-day Germany, Martha, a head chef for an upscale restaurant, communicates through her food. Rated PG. Today, 7 p.m. Shepherd University, Reynolds Hall, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 1-304-876-1837 or send e-mail to

Toughman Contest

Parsons Ford Original Toughman Contest. Today and Saturday. Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, Woodbury Avenue at Lambert Park, Martinsburg. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Purchase tickets at Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, Gold's Gym in Martinsburg, Hagerstown and Winchester, Va., or Factory Direct Carpets in Chambersburg, Pa. Call 1-800-296-3897.

'The Mystical Arts of Tibet'

Mandela sand painting on view today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closing ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Shepherd University, Reading Room in Ruth Scarborough Library, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free.

Water tasting

Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting water-themed events: Today, 1 p.m., "Water: Our Legacy" seminar, The Inn and Spa at Berkeley Springs, 1 Market St. Saturday, all-day public water tasting and voting in People's Choice package-design contest; 3:30 p.m., tasting for municipal and purified drinking waters; 7:30 p.m., tasting for sparkling and still bottled waters; 9 p.m., awards reception. All events are free and held at Coolfont Resort, 3621 Cold Run Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., unless otherwise noted. For information, call 1-800-447-8797 or go to on the Web.

Mason and Dixon Kennel Club

An AKC sanctioned "B" conformation match. Entries taken Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. $7 per entry. Judging starts at 11:30 a.m. for juniors, noon for classes. Puppy classes: 3-6, 6-9, 9-12; adult classes: 12-18, open. Microchipping by Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. Call Ron Webb at 301-739-0296 or send e-mail to

Maple Sugaring, Heritage Day

See how maple trees are tapped for sap, hike to the Fairview sugar bush, practice tapping a tree, see it being boiled to syrup and sit by the campfire. Children's crafts available. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Fairview Outdoor Education Center and Plumb Grove, 12808 Draper Road, Clear Spring. Call 301-766-8138 or send a fax to 301-842-1152.

'Black America on Prophecy'

William Frazier will discuss "Black America on Prophecy." Saturday, 7 to 8 p.m. Contemporary School of Art, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191.

Bluegrass concert

The Orange Line Special Band and Flint Hollow Bluegrass Band perform. Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Barn, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. $10, free for ages 11 and younger. Call 1-717-762-4711 for information.

Swing dance

A swing dance with music by a DJ. Sunday, 3 p.m. Masonic Temple, 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $5. Call 301-791-1123.

Gospel music

David King presents gospel music. Sunday, 10:15 a.m. State Line United Methodist Church, 287 East Ave., State Line, Pa. Call 1-717-597-4217 or 1-717-597-4233.

East Coast Opener

East Coast Opener, LM and Syracuse Qualifier Modified - 35 laps each. Sunday at 1 p.m., Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Call 301-582-0640 or go to on the Web.

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