Out & about

October 28, 2005

Mummers' Parade

Annual parade along Potomac Street between Wayside Avenue and Wilson Boulevard. Saturday, 7 p.m. Tickets for seats along the parade route cost $8; bleacher seats at Bester Elementary School cost $5. Tickets may be purchased at The Maryland Theatre by calling 301-790-3500. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event until noon at the Alsatia Club, 141 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, and after noon near the bleachers set up at Bester Elementary School, 30 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown.

Ghost tours

Walking tours begin at Washington County Free Library. Today, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. $3, adults; $1, ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger. Hayrides today at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. $10 per person. Reservations are required for hayrides. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Haunted farm

"Tales from the Olde Country" features a dozen scenes depicting a haunting legend with European roots. Special "Red Lantern" tours, geared toward younger children, will be offered on an as-needed basis. Bring flashlights. Today and Saturday, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Renfrew Museum, Waynesboro, Pa. $9; family of five costs $30 in advance only. Free for ages 3 and younger. Tickets are available at the Renfrew visitors center. For information or to order tickets, call 717-762-4723 or 717-762-0373.


Guest Artist Series

American Chamber Players will perform during the Guest Artist Series at Shepherd University. Today, 8 p.m. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $15. Call 304-876-5555.


A music collectors' show featuring thousands of records, CDs and music memorabilia. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grand Ballroom of the Masonic Temple, 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $3. Call 301-733-9156.

Potomac Arts Festival

An art show with a nature theme. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. National Conservation Training Center, Shepherd Grade Road, four miles north of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free admission, donations to Potomac Valley Audubon Society will be accepted. Go to

Octoberfest 350

A two-day event. Qualifying for all four divisions on Saturday. Modified and LM 100-lap each, plus 50-lap sprints on Sunday. Saturday and Sunday, noon. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25 to $45 for Saturday, and $30 to $45 for Sunday. A two-day pass costs $35 to $45. Call 301-582-0640.

Reptile man visits

Reptile shows will be Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Also, exhibits from the Maryland Science Center, a dinosaur gallery, early childhood exhibits, Hagerstown Aviation Museum and more. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $7, adults; $6, ages 2 to 17; $5, seniors and military. For reservations, call 301-790-0076.

Halloween train ride

Costumes are welcome. There will be treats for kids. Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. Red Run Park, Rouzerville, Pa. Call 717-762-3128.

Organ and handbell concert

Mark Anderson, organist, and Lynn Anderson, handbell soloist, from New Berlin, N.Y., will present a concert. The program will include works by Franck, Durpe, Boellman and Mozart. Sunday, 4 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Freewill offering. Call 301-733-2878.

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