Out & About

February 10, 2006

MasterWorks III

Maryland Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks III concerts

- Today, 8 p.m., Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger and full-time students and are available by calling 301-228-2828 and online at

- Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Music Director Elizabeth Schulze will talk about the program's composer and music one hour before each MasterWorks concert. The presentation is free for ticket holders. Snow date for the concert is Monday at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $72 for adults and $10 to $36 for children 12 and younger and full-time students and may be purchased weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets also are available by calling 301-797-4000. For information or to listen to selections from the weekend program, go to


Valentine's celebration

A one-day showing of antique valentines and candy boxes. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Belle Boyd House, 136 E. Race St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Call the Berkeley County Historical Society at 304-267-4713.

'The Reptile Man'

Robert "The Reptile Man" Peters will present a live demonstration of caring for and enjoying reptiles as pleasant pets. He will present interesting facts about his collection of reptiles. Audience participation will be included. Saturday, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $7, adults; $6, students; $4, seniors and military. For reserved seating, call 301-790-0076.

Black history speaker

Nettie Anderson will speak. Saturday, 1 p.m. Don Summerfield will speak Sunday at 1 p.m. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191.

Film festival

This year's U Create Film Festival features 13 entries, with some filmmakers entering multiple movies. Subjects include documentaries, a music video, an experimental black-and-white silent film and more. Saturday, 6 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Classroom Building, Room 111. Free. Appropriate for ages 15 and older. Call the Washington County Free Library at 301-739-3250, ext. 140, or send e-mail to

Lumina String Quartet

The group's repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary, including "Poem No. 3," a multimedia collaboration between a painter and a composer. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Wilson College's Thomson Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. $7 to $14; free for kindergartners through 12th-graders and full-time Wilson CFW and CCE students. Call 717-262-2003. Order tickets at

'Is Africa My Home?'

Debra Newman Ham will present a lecture titled "Is Africa My Home?", the debate about the colonization of Maryland blacks in the 19th century. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

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