Out & About

February 24, 2006

Mardi Gras music

Benefit concert by songwriters and musicians from the mid-Atlantic region performing ballads, folk songs and Mardi Gras music. 7 to 10 p.m. today. Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 12 S. Church St., Middletown, Md. $10, adults; $5, students. Tickets sold at the door. Proceeds will go toward the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast. Call 1-301-371-6610.


Ilene Evans will present a program on African-American heritage stories, poems, games and songs. 11 a.m. Saturday. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.


Dave Kaplan will present "Butterflies' Journey and You," the story of the monarch butterfly's flight to Mexico and back. 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7. For reservations, call 301-790-0076 or send a fax to 301-790-0045.

Maple Sugar Festival

There will be a sap-to-syrup demonstration, breakfast and lunch, and children's activities. The schedule includes syrup demonstration at Fairview Outdoor School's sugar bush; breakfast and lunch at Plumb Grove; a treasure hunt and maple-themed children's crafts. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; breakfast and lunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fairview Outdoor Education Center, 12808 Draper Road, and Plumb Grove, at the end of Martin Street, Clear Spring. Free admission. Call 301-766-8138.


Dog show

American Kennel Club Sanctioned B Conformation All Breed Match hosted by the Mason & Dixon Kennel Club. Saturday, registration at 10 a.m.; judging starts at 11:30 a.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $7 entry fee per dog for the match, free for spectators.

Miss Berkeley County/Miss North Eastern pageant

Two contestants will go on to compete for the titles of Miss West Virginia and Miss North Eastern. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $10 and will be sold at the door.

Piedmont blues concert

Shepherdstown Music & Dance will present Little Bit o' Blues, 8 p.m. Saturday. Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall at King and German streets, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $15. Call 1-304-263-2531, send e-mail to, or go to

Toy, train and doll show

The Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, and Sandy & Bill's Toybox will host the seventh annual toy, train and doll show. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Saturday, 8 a.m. early bird; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. regular show. Scotland Community Center, next to Scotland Elementary School, Main Street, Chambersburg, Pa. Early bird admission, $5. Regular admission is $2.50; free for ages 11 and younger. Call Bill or Sandy Robinson at 1-717-264-3081.

Indoor drill teams

Indoor guard and percussion groups will perform. Refreshments will be sold. 10 a.m. Saturday. Waynesboro Area Senior High School, East Second Street, Waynesboro, Pa. $5; $3, students. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Water tasting

This year's Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting features entries from 24 states and 13 countries. The public tastes water along with the panel of media judges and votes for the People's Choice awards. Municipal water tasting, 2:30 p.m.; bottled waters, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Coolfont Resort, Cold Run Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 1-800-447-8797 or go to

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