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Out & About

September 17, 2005

Canal Apple Festival

Hancock Lions Club's 29th annual festival features arts and crafts vendors, food, car show, baby contest and live music. The festival continues today at 11 a.m. with a parade ending at Widmeyer Memorial Park. Festival events will be today and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Widmeyer Memorial Park, Hancock. Free admission. Call Fran Shives at 301-988-6938.

Sharpsburg Heritage Day

A celebration of Civil War heritage on the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. Civil War-era music will be performed all day at the town square. Also lectures, historical exhibits, self-guided walking tour of churches and stone houses, food and old-time craft demonstrations. Today, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A church dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, followed by a Jimmie Brown Appalachian music concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the dinner will be sold at the door. Tickets for the walking tour cost $10 and will be sold on the square in Sharpsburg. Call 301-432-6856.

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Barbecue cook-off

Professional and amateur cooks will compete. Music will be provided by Roadside Cafe. Purple Cow Patty Bingo will offer prizes of $250, $750 and $1,000. Sponsored by Williamsport Rotary. Today, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, Lappans Road, Williamsport. Free. Proceeds will benefit Rotary programs.

Classic car fundraiser

Show benefits Dream Come True. Today, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Valley Mall parking lot behind J.C. Penney. $2 admission for car owners, free for spectators. Donations will be accepted. Call Larry Sulser at 301-992-4596 or send e-mail to thegrumpy148@aol.com.

Hagerstown Speedway

Regular show, last points race and fan appreciation day. Today, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $6 to $17. Call 301-582-0640 or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Bluegrass music

Beck & Benedict Hardware Store features Scott Brannon Bluegrass Band and the Carroll County Ramblers. Today, 7 p.m. The Barn, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. Tickets cost $10, free for ages 11 and younger. Call 717-762-4711.

MSO Pops concert

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Pops concert. This year's show is "Bravo Big Band." The MSO will perform "American Patrol," "Moonlight Serenade," "String of Pearls" and other tunes, as well as a medley of Frank Sinatra songs. Today, 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets are $20 to $72 for adults and are available at the MSO office, which is open today from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 301-797-4400 or by going to www.marylandsymphony.org. Tickets also are available at The Maryland Theatre. Children 12 and younger receive a 50 percent discount on single tickets.

Car show

A car show for Norwalk Car Club members only. The public is invited to attend and vote for a favorite car. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Poor House Farm, Poor House Farm Road, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Katrina relief fundraiser

Area musicians Howard Burns Jazz Ensemble and The Blue Comets perform. Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Roccoco Restaurant, 20 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-790-3331.

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