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Out & About

April 30, 2005

Shepfest



"Carnival of Music" will feature Jam the Radar, Matt Bailey, Jayme Salviati, Luther Jones, Syd, Mary Prankster and Filomath. Edd Ifft will emcee. There will be a kids' corner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will include sandy candy land, face painting, old-time photos and inflatable games. Today, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shepherd University, practice field behind Butcher Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Call 304-876-5326.

Block party



A block party with barbecue and more. Today, 2 to 3:50 p.m. Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, 580 Security Road, Hagers- town. Open to the public. Call 301-766-9122 or go to www.hagerstownice.org on the Web.

Handbell concert



Seven handbell choirs will perform in a mass choir concert directed by Nancy Cappel. Peace Ringers from Annandale, Va., also will perform. Today, 4 p.m. Grace Academy Gymnasium, 13321 Cearfoss Pike, Hagers- town. Freewill offering. Call 301-733-6202.

'The Music Man Junior'



Clear Spring Middle School students will present "The Music Man Junior." The production involves 40 students from grades six, seven and eight. Today, 7 p.m. Clear Spring High School auditorium. Tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for students. Gold cards will be honored.

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MasterWorks V



Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present "An American in Paris," MasterWorks V. The orchestra's grand finale productions will feature popular works by 20th-century contemporaries George Gershwin, an American composer, and France's Maurice Ravel. Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Music Director and Conductor Elizabeth Schulze will host Prelude, a talk about the program's composers and music, one hour before each performance. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $18 to $40 and are available at the MSO office today from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased by calling 301-797-4000 or going to www.marylandsymphony.org on the Web.

'Aspects of Light'



Antietam Women's Ensemble will perform its "Aspects of Light" concert of older and newer pieces, including "Songs of Light" and "The March of the Women." Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Sharpsburg, corner of Main and Church streets, Sharpsburg. Admission is $5.

Ham radio festival



"Great American Hamfest," sponsored by Antietam Radio Association, will feature an indoor vendor area, covered tailgating, paved open tailgating, amateur class license examinations, programs, a playground and food. Sunday, gates open for tailgaters at 6 a.m.; building opens at 7 a.m.; ham radio programs begin at 9 a.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Md. 65, Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Admission is $5; free for ages 12 and younger; $5 for tailgating space; and vendor space is $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the festival.

Rohrersville Band



The Rohrersville Band will present its annual spring concert. Sunday, 3 p.m. Rohrersville Band Hall.

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