Out & About

September 30, 2005

Wakichipi Pow-wow and Show

Twenty American Indian dancers are expected, as well as Aztec dancers from Mexico City. Also, craft demonstrations and sale of crafts, food, storytelling, pony rides, face painting and a tepee. Today, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds, Golf Course Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. Today, $7; Saturday and Sunday, $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Insulator show

The Chesapeake Bay Insulator Club will sponsor a regional show. Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. For information, send to

Barn dance

Clear Spring American Legion Auxiliary barn dance. Today, 7 to 11 p.m. Clear Spring American Legion picnic grounds, Clear Spring. $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and younger. Food and drinks available. Call 301-842-3347.

Antique engine show

Wolfsville Ruritan Club will hold its annual show with antique gas engines, tractors, farm machinery, cars, trucks and craft booths. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ruritan Park grounds, Brandenburg Hollow Road, Wolfsville, Md. Free admission. Call 301-293-1109.


Harvest hoedown

Annual fundraiser for Williamsport Food Bank, with Williamsport Community Band playing a military tribute, games, scarecrow making, flea market, silent auction and food. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. Call 301-223-7136.

Appalachian Heritage Festival

Ernie Hawkins is a featured performer. There also will be workshops, dance, storytelling, literature and old-time, gospel and bluegrass music. Today and Saturday. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. A complete list of workshops is available at passweb/festival.htm. Festival concert passes cost $20; $15 for seniors and Shepherd staff; $5 for ages 17 and younger. Evening concert tickets cost $15; $10 for seniors and Shepherd staff; $5 for ages 17 and younger. For reservations, call 304-876-5497.

Katrina benefit fair

"Let's Just Do It" fair will benefit the American Red Cross and those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Bluegrass bands and country gospel singers; flea market and antiques vendors; living history event and talks one block from the square; family pet events for dogs showing a valid rabies certificate and on a leash. No cats. Saturday. To register, call 304-229-4963. All checks must be made to the American Red Cross. From Interstate 81 in West Virginia, take exit 5, going west away from Inwood, W.Va., for three miles to Gerrardstown, W.Va.

Haunted house

Haunted house on Conococheague Creek features seven animated props made by The Scare Factory in Ohio. Not recommended for ages 14 and younger. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. KOA Kampground, 11759 Snug Harbor Lane, Williamsport. Call for complete schedule. Fun house, $2; haunted house, $12. Call 301-223-7571.

Western swing dance

The Boot Scootin' Western Swing dance will feature the sounds of Charm City Revival. Saturday, doors open at 7 p.m., dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Masonic Temple, 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $9 per person. Call 301-733-9156.

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