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Out & About

June 03, 2005

Gospel concert


The Dixie Echoes present southern gospel music. Today, 7:30 p.m. Star Theater, 23 W. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $15. Call the Capitol Theatre Center box office at 717-263-0202.

Fishing contest


The catch-and-release contest is hosted by Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Williamsport Rotary Club. Open to ages 15 and younger. Participants are asked to use barbless hooks. A limited number of fishing poles and bait will be available. Awards for three age groups and three categories will be presented. Saturday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., registration at 9:30 a.m. Cushwa Basin, Williamsport Visitor Center, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. Free and handicapped accessible. Call 301-582-0813.

Pottery festival


Regional potters and ceramic artists display and sell their works at the inaugural Cumberland Valley Potter Festival. There will be a daylong series of demonstrations by Jack Handshaw and Tom McFarland. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Renfrew Museum, Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-4723.

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Hiking trail appreciation


Trails Forever/National Trails Day celebrates the 20 miles of hiking trails at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Ongoing demonstrations include making food and filtering water, how to pack your pack, fly-fishing and traditional fly tying, and a National Trails Day raffle at 3:45 p.m. for a man's and woman's outfit by Royal Robbins. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park. There is a fee to enter the park. Call 304-535-6748.

Gospel fest and hog roast


Performers include Michael Birchfield, Heritage Express, the Wilsons, Inner Harbor, Heart Warmers, Debra Spates and Gospel Missionary. Also, a puppet show, face painting and moon bounce for kids. Saturday, 3 p.m. Morgan's Grove Park, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $5 in advance; $7 at the gate; free for ages 12 and younger. Call 304-728-3207.

Outdoor fun show


Antietam Recreation is open to the public Saturday. Activities include a boat slide, carousel ride, cable ride, canoeing, kayaking, volleyball, basketball, swimming, horseshoes and shuffleboard from 6 to 8:15 p.m. The 2005 wild west show, "When Things Seem Impossible," begins at 8:30 p.m. Dinner also will be served. Antietam Recreation, 9729 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown. $18, adults; $12, ages 3 to 12. Call 301-797-3733.

Southern rock music


Dickey Betts & Great Southern perform. Saturday, 8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. with opening act Hit and Run at 6:30 p.m. North American Rod and Gun Club, 12108 Belvedere Road east of Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25, with Bossman Promotions donating $1 of each ticket to the American Cancer Society. Each ticket holder is entered in a drawing for a chance to win a guitar autographed by Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Purchase tickets at Williamsport Harley-Davidson, Carpenter's World of Music or the rod and gun club. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.

Ballroom dance concert


Four Easy Pieces performs during the 2005 Pen Mar Park series. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Concerts continue through Sunday, Oct. 2.

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