Out & About

March 31, 2006

Look at the night sky

TriState Astronomers invites the public to view the night sky. Today and Saturday, sunset to 11 p.m. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Meet between the visitors center and the Maryland Monument. Park in the visitors center parking lot. Free. 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. Wright at 301-824-3658 (evenings).

'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'

A beautiful girl falls in love with a horrible beast. Today and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Continues next weekend. Williamsport High School, 5 S. Clifton Drive, Williamsport. Tickets cost $9 or $10. For information or to reserve tickets, call 301-766-8433.

Early American settlers

Historian Larry Rowe will present a program on "Mid-1700s Early American Settlers." He will present costumes, food and historic facts of our region's participation in the survival of early America. The British-built Fort Frederick, celebrating its 250th anniversary, will be highlighted. Audience participation is invited. Saturday, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid admission. Admission costs $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076.


'The Story of Ruth'

The musical drama is based on the book of Ruth. Saturday, 8 p.m. The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $15. Tickets can be bought at the door, at Mission Outpost Bookstore in Destiny Baptist Church, 115 N. Raleigh St., Martinsburg or at The store's hours are 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Proceeds will go to Destiny Baptist Church's new Ministry of Hope.

Meditation workshop

A holistic, body-based approach to meditation. Involves easy-to-learn breathing, sound and movement practices to reduce stress, promote wellness and increase energy. No experience is needed. Wear comfortable clothing. Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m. Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 259 S. Main St., Liberty Street entrance, Chambersburg, Pa. Parking is available in the rear of the building. $5. Call 1-717-267-0413 or 1-717-264-2854 or e-mail

The Superlatives

Hagerstown Community College's show choir, The Superlatives, will present "A 20th Century Celebration," featuring hits from every decade from the 1900s to the present. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 509.

Field day event

The Monocacy Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual field day for ages 6 to 16. Trail walk, turkey-calling demonstration, shotgun patterning and a cannon net demonstration. Lunch will be served to participants and parents or guardians. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Woodmont Lodge. Call Bobby Dutrow at 301-845-1366 or Ian Hill at 240-446-2776.

1906 Niagara Movement

Harpers Ferry rangers Kim Biggs and Todd Bolton will present a program about the first major civil rights organization of the 20th century. Sponsored by Jefferson County Historical Society. Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m. Betty Roper Auditorium at Wright Denny Intermediate School, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

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