Out & About

March 24, 2006

Darrell Hammond

Comedian Darrell Hammond, an 11-season veteran of "Saturday Night Live" will perform. 8 p.m. today. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $20 to $35. For information or to purchase tickets, call 1-717-477-7469 or go to

'Little Shop of Horrors'

Smithsburg High School will present "Little Shop of Horrors." Today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Smithsburg High School. Tickets cost $6 and $8. For reservations, call Mrs. White at 301-824-3658 evenings.


Clear Spring High School will present "Oklahoma." Today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Clear Spring High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 and $7. A barbecue dinner will be sold by the Clear Spring student government Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for $6 in the cafeteria. Call 301-766-8082.

Trains for everyone

Displays of HO- and O-scale model railroads, toy trains for children to operate, photographs, artifacts, railroad equipment and more. Today, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.


Maryland Day celebration

Historical figures from Maryland's past and a film about Maryland history. Saturday, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Museum admission is $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076.

Bird-watching hike

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will host a field trip to the Nature Conservancy's Altoona Marsh in Jefferson County, W.Va. Saturday, meet at 8 a.m. in the Martin's supermarket parking lot off U.S. 340 on the east side of Charles Town, W.Va. Call patsy Hunter at 1-304-725-3936 or e-mail Bring binoculars and field guides.

Fly tying workshop

Fly-fishing expert Sterling Buzzell will lead a "make and take" fly-tying workshop. For ages 15 and older. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Renfrew Institute's visitors center, East Main Street, Waynesboro, Pa. $15; $12 members. Registration is required. Call 1-717-762-0373.

Showcase of athletic talent

Performances and demonstrations by 4 Star's gymnastics team; national champion cheer squad Magnum Force; karate by Lisa Buckley and Rob Sandburg; floor exercise routines by Alicia Perez and Russian gymnast Natalia Kruller; and a dance routine by Leanne Heinlein. Saturday, 7 p.m. 4 Star Athletic Complex, Milestone Terrace, Williamsport. Donations requested. All proceeds will benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Call 301-223-6116.

Walking tour

A ranger-guided walking tour, "A Woman's Place: Harpers Ferry 1800-1931," will be given. Self-guided walking tour brochures also are available at the parks' visitor center. Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Park entrance fee.

World jazz concert

Siora will present a concert of world jazz music. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. A world jazz and samba dance workshop for all ages will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $7 to $14; free for children in kindergarten through 12th grade and Wilson students. The workshop is free. Call 1-717-262-2003, e-mail, or go to and click on "events and conferences."

Concert with dessert

"Sweet Sounds of Spring," a dessert-concert featuring entertainment performed by soloists and musical ensembles from Benevola United Methodist Church and the surrounding area. Saturday, 7 p.m. Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, off Alternate U.S. 40 between Funkstown and Boonsboro. Free; a freewill offering will be taken. Call 301-842-1185.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Maryland Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks IV concert, "A Rare Selection of Audience Favorites," will feature piano soloist Jonathan Biss, performing Johannes Brahms' Piano Concert No. 1 in D minor; Felix Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream"; and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $72 for adults and $10 to $35 for ages 12 and younger and fullt-time students and can be purchased at the MSO box office, 13 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets also are available by calling 301-797-4000.

Bluegrass music

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre will present a concert of bluegrass music featuring The Larkins Bluegrass Band from Nashville, Tenn. Sunday, 2 p.m. Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, The Barn, 118 Walnut St. $10; free for ages 11 and younger. Call 1-717-762-4711.

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