Out & About

August 27, 2005

Civil War re-enactments

Summer of '62 Civil War re-enactments of the Battle of Cedar Mountain and the unfinished railroad cut portion of the Battle of Second Manassas. Today, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., reopening at 9:30 p.m. for theatrical production; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monroe Road, Boonsboro. Admission is $5; free for ages 11 and younger. Call 301-432-0103 or go to

C&O Canal Days

The weekend will include craft vendors, Civil War re-enactors and music performances. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. The C&O Canal Museum at 139 W. Potomac St., will be open today and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Spud Fest

The public is invited to harvest potatoes in the garden today at 10 a.m. Potato chips will be sliced and cooked, and ice cream will be churned at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will be given for the most potatoes harvested and for the smallest, largest and most unusually shaped potatoes. The youngest and oldest participant also will be rewarded. Rural Heritage Museum, Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Free; donations accepted.


Sleepy Creek Awakening

Activities for the family, including games for children, volleyball, a water balloon battle and Southern gospel, contemporary and Christian rock music. Today, 10 a.m.; lunch at noon. Camp Harmison, six miles east of Berkeley Springs off W.Va. 9 on Harmison Lane. Call Pastor Wayne Frum at 301-988-2323.

Artillery weekend

A two-gun section representing Stribling's Virginia Battery will conduct firing demonstrations on an actual Confederate artillery position. Artillery firing demonstrations will be today at 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.

Skateboarding event

A skateboard competition will be held at Brunswick Skate Park, Brunswick Sports Complex, 210 13th Ave., Brunswick, Md. Jam format competition begins today at 11 a.m. Skate-off for prizes is at noon. The event will be held Sunday if it rains. Registration cost is a canned good for Brunswick Food Bank. Call 301-834-7500, ext. 3.

NewSong Festival

The Mountain Stage NewSong Festival offers a weekend of original music. Today and Sunday, Shepherd University's Frank Center, Mecklenburg Inn, War Memorial Building, Entler Hotel, The Train Station, Rumsey Tavern at Clarion Hotel, Stonewall's Pub and NewSong campground at Morgan's Grove Park near downtown, Shepherdstown, W.Va. A festival pass costs $50 at the door; free for ages 14 and younger. A festival pass with live-round contest registration costs $75. One-day pass for today costs $25 at the door; free for ages 14 and younger. Sunday's "Music at the Park" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Morgan's Grove is free. For a complete schedule, go to

Renfrew Jazz Festival

Improvisational jazz concert featuring Bud Shank, Paul Bollenback and others. Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. On the lawn behind Renfrew Museum. Rain location is Waynesboro Area Middle School. Free. Call 717-762-0373. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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