Out & About

October 29, 2005

Potomac Arts Festival

An art show with a nature theme. Today, 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


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

Octoberfest 350

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

Reptile man visits

Reptile shows today 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. Call 301-790-0076 for reservations.


Halloween train ride

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

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, 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.

Halloween program

The Veiled Lady will tell local folklore and ghost stories Sunday at 2 p.m. Jack Myers will sign copies of his book, "Memories to Cherish," and Mary H. Rubin will sign copies of her book, "Images of America - Williamsport." The official game ball from the first Alumni Co-Ed Soccer Game and team picture will be on display. Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Town Museum of Williamsport, historic Springfield Farm Barn, Williamsport. Call 301-223-7229.

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.

The Gudgeon Family

The Gudgeon Family of Chambersburg, Pa., will perform. A covered-dish dinner will follow the concert. Sunday, 5 p.m. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, corner of Ernstville and Tedrick roads, Big Pool. Call 301-842-3212.

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