Out and About

April 23, 2005

18th Century Market Fair

Hosted by Fort Frederick State Park and The Friends of Fort Frederick State Park. The event will feature entertainment, firearms demonstrations and sutlers selling 18th-century items. Today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road near Big Pool. $4 per person. Children in a car seat or stroller get in free. Call 301-842-2155.

Paint in the Park

Members of Valley Art Association will paint and draw outdoors in City Park. The public is invited to watch and chat with artists. Works will be critiqued mid-afternoon by Elisabet Stacy-Hurley. Today, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. City Park, Hagerstown. Rain date is Saturday, April 30.

House and Garden Show

The Shenandoah-Potomac Garden Council's 50th anniversary home and garden tour features several historical homes and one newer home in Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $18, adults; $5, ages 12 and younger. Admission to a single home is $6, adults; $3, children. Tickets may be purchased at any home on the tour. Brochures listing the homes and their addresses are available at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 201 Frontage Road, Charles Town, W.Va.; or Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 229A E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call Donna Miller at 304-263-7993 or send e-mail to, or call Nancy Spencer at 304-535-2591.

'Bout with the Blues'

Stack O' Blues, Rudy and the Bluefish, The Rhythm Kings and Duffy Kane and Black Manhattan will perform. Today, 2 to 7 p.m. North American Rod and Gun Club, Hagerstown. $10 per person. Purchase tickets from participating band members or at the North American Rod and Gun Club. You must be 21 years old to be admitted.


South Hagerstown High School will present "Annie." The story follows the adventures of Annie, an orphan girl in New York City, during the Great Depression. Today, 7 p.m. South Hagerstown High School auditorium, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. $7, adults; $5, ages 7 to 18. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Earth Celebration Day

Renfrew Institute will hold its 15th annual Earth Celebration Day. The event will feature a variety of exhibits and activities, including displays by area school groups and a scavenger hunt. Slim Harrison will perform his "Good Time Mountain Music" from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Leo Hartshorn will present "Drumming for Peace" and lead participants in a rhythmic drumming activity from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Renfrew Park, Waynesboro, Pa. Parking is available in the lower lot off Welty Road. In case of inclement weather, the event will be at Waynesboro Area Middle School. Call 717-762-0373.

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