Out & About

October 01, 2005

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. Today 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. Call 301-223-7136.

Railroad Days Festival

A weekend of entertainment, craft displays and model train shows. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; block party today from 7 to 10 p.m. Throughout downtown Brunswick, Md., including Railroad Square, West and East Potomac streets, the fire hall, Kapon building, C&O Canal Museum and the Brunswick Railroad Museum. Free. Call 301-834-7100 to buy train tickets in advance. For information, go to or, or call the city at 301-834-7500.

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 will be held one block from the square; family pet events for dogs showing a valid rabies certificate and on a leash. No cats. Today. To register, call 304-229-4963. All checks must be made out 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.

Katrina relief festival

Seven musical acts will perform, including vocalist Beth Wreck of Baltimore, The Shackletons, Written Letter, The Snoons, Savory James and The Arctic. Today, 2 to 6 p.m. Wilson College green, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. $5.

Heritage festival

Ernie Hawkins is a featured performer at this weekend's Appalachian Heritage Festival. There also will be workshops, dance, storytelling, literature and old-time, gospel and bluegrass music. Today. Campus of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. A complete list of workshops is available at 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.

Western swing dance

The Boot Scootin' Western Swing dance will feature the sounds of Charm City Revival. Today, 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.

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. Today, 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.

Organ concert

Julie Vidrick Evans will present a concert with works by Handel, Bach, Weaver, Hann, Shearing, Durufle and Dupre. Sunday, 4 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. Free, donations accepted. Call 301-733-2878.

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