Out & about for 6/30/05

July 01, 2005

Live music

John Riverio will perform during Chambersburg's First Friday Celebration. Today, 6 to 9 p.m. Thomas June Gallery, 21 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa.

Open stable

Ranger Foundation will hold an open house to welcome Sgt. Tom, a 17-hand, 2,400-pound gray Percheron who recently retired to the farm from a career with the South Carolina National Guard. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Ranger Foundation, Greenbriar Farm, 5564 Porterstown Road. For information, go to

Saturday Plus

Robert Peters, known as Reptile Man, will visit Discovery Station in Hagerstown and bring his collection of live snakes, lizards and other reptiles, all nonpoisonous. Shows will be at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday, part of the Saturday Plus Program. Admission to the reptile program is free with advance ticket and museum admission of $7; $6 for ages 2 to 17; free for ages 1 and younger. Members are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the museum, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Attendance at the Saturday Plus shows is limited to 25 people per show. For information, call 301-790-0776.


Hagerstown Speedway

40th annual Johnny Roberts Memorial - 50-lap LM plus LS, PS and fireworks. Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $16 to $20. Call 301-582-0640, send e-mail to, or go to Rain date is July 3.

Southern gospel hymn sing

Performers include Michael Birchfield, David and Anna Lee Kopp, Kenny Johnson & Son, and Rebecca Rust. Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Lions Club Community Park, Mercersburg, Pa. Freewill offering. Bring lawn chairs. Rain or shine. Call 1-717-328-3013.

Salute to Independence

Antietam National Battlefield's program will feature The Maryland Symphony Orchestra and fireworks. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; fireworks begin at about 9:45 p.m. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg. County Commuter will provide shuttle bus service, $1 per person round trip, 3 to 11:30 p.m. from the parking lot at National Cemetery on Md. 34 to the concert grounds; there still will be a 300-yard walk. No grills, no pets and no soliciting. For information, go to or

Harpers Ferry in 1860

Step back in time and celebrate Harpers Ferry in 1860, decked out in patriotic finery to celebrate Independence Day. Period musicians, local militia marches, re-enactors in period costumes; historic weapons demonstration. Saturday and Sunday. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. There is a park entrance fee. Call 1-304-535-6748.

Hagerstown Municipal Band

The Hagerstown Municipal Band and trombone soloist Keith Smith will present an evening of band music. On the program Sunday at 8 p.m. is Concerto for Trombone by Rimsky-Korsakov, featuring Smith on trombone, and "The Washington Post March" by Sousa, the "William Tell" overture by Rossini, "The Cowboys" by Curnow, "Homage to the U.S. Navy" by Calliett and "Stars and Stripes Forever" by Sousa. Peter Buys Band Shell, Hagerstown City Park. Free.


The celebration will include a children's parade Monday at 11:45 a.m.; most-patriotic-family contest; a magic show by Mark Herman at 12:45 p.m. Children's entertainment and music for adults will take place on separate stages. Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tayamentasachta Environmental Center, Greencastle, Pa. For information, call 1-717-597-4610 or go to

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