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Out & About

February 11, 2006

Valentine's event



A one-day showing of antique valentines and candy boxes. Today, 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.

Black history speaker



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

'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. Today, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $7 for adults; $6 for students; $4 for seniors and military. For reserved seating, call 301-790-0076.

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. Today, 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 www.wilson.edu.

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MasterWorks III



Maryland Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks III concert, "A Birthday Toast to Mozart." Today, 8 p.m.; 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. Tickets cost $20 to $72 for adults and $10 to $36 for children 12 and younger and full-time students and may be purchased from today from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets also are available by calling 301-797-4000. For information and to listen to selections from the weekend program, go to www.marylandsymphony.org. Snow date for the concert is Monday at 8 p.m.

Sweetheart dance



Antietam Humane Society will hold a sweethearts dance with music by Phantom Shadow, games, prizes, food, gifts, cash bar and door prizes. Today, 8 to 11 p.m. Eagles Club. Tickets cost $5 each and include a gift. Tickets are available at the door or at the Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. Proceeds will benefit the society's spay/neuter program. Call 717-762-9091.

Valentine's dance



Dance to the music of the Star Spangled Big Band. A free dance lesson will be today from 8 to 9 p.m., with dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Walkersville Town Hall, 21 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, Md. $12. For information, go to www.lindylink.com.

'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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