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Local travel news

August 08, 2005

Elvis tribute concert


GAITHERSBURG, Md. - An Elvis tribute concert, "One Night with You in Gaithersburg" will be presented from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom in Gaithersburg.

The tribute will star John Fix, Mario, and Anna Nicholson.

The Las Vegas-style show will have a cash bar. Ticket prices include a buffet dinner and beverage. Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for regular seating and $50 for VIP seating. For tickets and information, call

1-800-318-8326.




Children's weekend at Renaissance Festival


CROWNSVILLE, Md. - Maryland Renaissance Festival will host a children's weekend Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28.

All children 11 and younger will be admitted free. From 11 a.m. to noon all young lads and lasses are invited to Boars Head Tavern to meet the Lost Princess at a special princess party. There also will be an appearance by the knights from medieval times.

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The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends from Saturday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 23, and Monday, Sept. 5, in Crownsville.

Tickets cost $8 to $17. Tickets are available the day of the event at the front gate. Children 7 and younger are admitted free. Advance discount coupons for the first three weekends and group rates are available. Call 1-800-296-7304 for information, or go to www.rennfest.com.




New York City bus trip


Western Maryland Center Auxiliary will sponsor a "Christmas in New York City" bus trip Monday, Dec. 12, through Wednesday, Dec. 14. Reservations are due by Monday, Oct. 31. The cost is $340 and includes Atlantic Coast transportation, two nights at The Belvedere Hotel, tips, four-hour tour of New York City. There also will be time to shop. No refunds, meals on your own.

The bus will leave Western Maryland Hospital Center at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, and return about 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.

For information, call Carole Feigley at 301-739-1318 or stop by the WMHC canteen, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday afternoons.




Alaska information seminar


Art Richards from Richard's World Travel will provide information on an Alaskan adventure vacation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Twin Oaks Assisted Living, 154 N. Artizan St. Richards also will provide information, tips and ideas on what to do while traveling in Alaska. The program is free; however seating is limited. For reservations, call 301-223-7971.

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