Out & About

June 11, 2005

Soap box derby

ROCS Classic Norwalk Soap Box Derby Race will include 74 young boys and girls competing in divisions to win the honor of representing Martinsburg at the All American Soap Box Derby Race in Akron, Ohio, on July 30. Attractions include the Virginia Giant monster truck and a display of antique and classic cars. Today, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Queen Street, Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4675 or go to on the Web.

Railroad Heritage Days

The 15th annual Railroad Heritage Days features model train layouts and a chance to explore railroad equipment stationed in the rail yard. Railroad historian Dwight Jones will demonstrate how names and numbers of cabooses were stenciled and sign copies of his books on the Western Maryland Railway, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, and Maryland cabooses. Railroad safety programs will be featured in the "Operation Lifesaver" caboose. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd. Admission is $4; 50 cents for children 12 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Family Arts Festival

Featured performer for the festival will be Nicolo the Juggler. Children may make a variety of art projects, including collage, drawing, painting and printmaking. Participants may have their faces painted. Kent Roberts will draw caricatures. Refreshments will be sold. Today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to on the Web.

Strawberry festival

Featuring strawberry pie, shortcake, ice cream, soups, country ham, steamers and hot dogs. Today, 10 a.m. Ringgold Ruritan, Windy Haven Road. Rain or shine.

Antique car and truck show

The Mason Dixon region Antique Automobile Club of America truck and car show, flea market, food and bake sale. Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Williamsport. Call 301-582-3871.


Featuring contemporary Christian music, a free yard sale, children's games and craft tables. Today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Smithsburg Fire Company carnival grounds. Free. Call 301-824-7460 or 301-824-3685.

Craft and trade show

Associated Builders and Contractors will hold a day of crafts, exhibits, auction, children equipment rodeo, skydivers and music by No Alibi. Today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike. Free. Call 301-739-1190 or 301-416-7247.

Electric drag racing

Power of DC, electric drag racing. Today, gates open at 11 a.m., racing begins at noon. $10. Mason Dixon Dragway, U.S. 40 East, Hagerstown. For information, go to

Municipal Band

The Hagerstown Municipal Band will begin its 91st summer concert series. Slide Show, a trombone quartet, will present several musical selections. Other selections include "Festive Overture" by Shostakovich, "Blue Mist" by Osterling and "Stars and Stripes Forever March" by Sousa. Ahymn will be dedicated to Kenneth B. Slater, former director of the band. Sunday, 8 p.m. The Elks Lodge of Hagerstown will conduct its annual Flag Day ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Free.

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