Out & About

February 04, 2006

IceFest '06

A weekend of ice carving, chili cooking, food and more. Today and Sunday. Downtown Chambersburg, Pa. For information and a schedule, go to

Black history presentation

Art "Art the Poet" Page will present the life and times of Jack Johnson, Paul Robeson and Mohammad Ali. 2 p.m. today. The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191.

West Virginia Serenade

West Virginia Serenade with Salute to Senator Robert C. Byrd features dance, bluegrass, barbershop, blues, Broadway, Celtic, classic, country, Appalachian, gospel, folk and rock and roll in a tribute to Sen. Robert Byrd. Box office opens at 4 p.m. Saturday, the theater opens at 6 p.m., preshow starts at 6:25 p.m., main show starts at 7 p.m. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $20. No credit card sales will be accepted. Call 1-304-263-6801, or go to

River City Brass

River City Brass will perform. 8 p.m. today. Shippensburg University's H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $15 to $30. Call 1-717-477-7469, e-mail or go to


The Paschall Brothers

The Paschall Brothers will perform Tidewater gospel music. 8 p.m. today. Shepherd Unversity's Frank Arts Center Theater, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $5 to $15. To purchase tickets, call 1-304-876-5113; or purchase tickets at the student Center Information Desk. Surplus tickets available one hour before each performance.

LAN gaming marathon

The 12-hour marathon will take place over a high-speed local area network and feature head-to-head competition. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall satellite center, Hagerstown. $14. Register at HCC's Valley Mall center or at the main campus; or via credit card by calling 301-790-2800, ext. 236. For information, call Jack Drooger at 301-790-2800, ext. 453, or e-mail

Sock Hop Saturday Night

Dance to the music of The Cruisers. 8 to 11 p.m. today. Funkstown Moose Lodge. $9 per person. Open to the public. Call 301-733-9156.

Symphony Saturdays

Children in grades one through three will learn about and play instruments from the four orchestra families. This week will feature woodwinds. The class consists of four one-hour sessions on Saturdays through Feb. 28. Class times each Saturday are 9 to 10 a.m.; 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. St. John's Evangelical Luthearn Church, Hagerstown. $20. To register, call 301-797-4000.

Discovery Station

Rodney Martin will present "The Amazing Solar System." Included will be an example piece of aerogel used to retrieve comet dust and discussion of a possible new planet. Audience participation will be included. 1, 2, 3 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Museum admission is $7 adults; $6 ages 2 to 17; $5 ages 55 and older and military. For reserved seating, call 301-790-0076 or send a fax to 301-790-0076.

Battle of Little Bighorn

Memoriabilia and artifacts from the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 will be on display. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Dale Harrison will portray Gen. George A. Custer and Cecilia Rorro will portray Custer's wife, Libbie, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 1-717-597-9010 or go to

Civil War church service

John Miller and members of One Mountain Foudnation have a planned a Civil War church service and social. The Rev. Col. William Hammon will deliver a service traditional to the Civil War era. Sunday, church service 11 a.m.; social 12:30 to 2 p.m. Admission to the social is $5. Call 717-264-7101 or 717-762-7123 or go to

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