Out & About

October 14, 2005

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival

Festival events include a grand parade, arts and crafts show, live entertainment, dancing and a fireworks display. Events today and Saturday will be held throughout Berkeley and Jefferson counties; Sunday's events will be at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds off Golf Course Road in Martinsburg, W.Va. For information and schedules, go to

Pancake breakfast

The junior class of Boonsboro High School will sponsor its annual pancake breakfast. Saturday, 7 to 11 a.m. Boonsboro High School cafeteria. $5, adults; $4, students.

Myersville Trolley Festival

Visitors can see Trolley Car 150, a 1918 restored trolley, and pottery, sawmill, blacksmith and maple syrup demonstrations. On Saturday, members of the 4-H Horse and Pony Club and the 4-H Club Tailwaggers (dog acts) will hold demonstrations. A sheepherding demonstration by border collies, "Scales and Tales," will be available Sunday. Children's activities also will be offered. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off Canada Hill Road outside of Myersville, Md. Free. For information, go to


Pumpkin festival

Bluegrass music by Twin Hill Express; also pumpkin carving, hayrides, pumpkin launching and scarecrow-making workshop (bring old clothes). Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Renfrew Park, Waynesboro, Pa. Admission is $4 to $6; free for ages 3 and younger; lunch is included. Call 717-762-0373.

Showcase of schools

Celebrate 140 years of public education in Washington County. Valley Mall will be filled with historic displays and exhibits featuring Washington County Public Schools. The celebration will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. with a parade and ceremonial showcase. Continues through Sunday, Oct. 23.

Poetry festival

The Sotto Voce Poetry Festival will showcase nationally recognized poets Gerald Stern and Rob Carney. Stern will give two readings today, and Carney will give a reading and conduct a workshop Saturday. Shepherdstown poet Ethan Fischer will serve as the festival's emcee. Today, 1 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Most events will take place at the Entler Hotel and the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University. For information, call 304-876-3912 or send e-mail to

Fall house tour

Houses on the Fulton County Fall House Tour include an 1844 brick farmhouse, an 1848 log home and the restored Fairview one-room school at Amaranth. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Purchase tickets at Fulton House in downtown McConnellsburg, Pa., on the day of the tour. Go to or send e-mail to

MasterWorks I

Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present MasterWorks I: "A Delightful Season Opener" with violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $20 to $72 for adults and are available at the MSO office at 13 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, which is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 301-797-4000 or going to Children 12 and younger receive a 50 percent discount on single tickets.

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