Out & About

April 01, 2006

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. Today, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Woodmont Lodge, Hancock. Call Bobby Dutrow at 301-845-1366 or Ian Hill at 240-446-2776.

Civil War presentation

Volunteer to help clean and maintain a Civil War site, the Pry House Field Hospital at Antietam National Battlefield. Tasks will include painting, cleaning and general yard maintenance of the house and barn. All volunteers will receive T-shirts. Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, between Sharpsburg and Keedysville. Call 301-695-1864 to register.

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. Today, 10 to 11 a.m. Betty Roper Auditorium at Wright Denny Intermediate School, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.


Spring open house

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum spring open house will include egg hunts, old-fashioned egg dying, farm-toy collectibles, a benefit auction and tractor-pull testing. Today and Sunday. Rural Heritage Museum at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Museum hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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. Today, 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.

View the night sky

TriState Astronomers invites the public to view the night sky. Today, 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

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. Today, 7:30 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 509.

'The Story of Ruth'

The musical drama is based on the book of Ruth. Today, 8 p.m. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $15. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will go to Destiny Baptist Church's new Ministry of Hope.

Open house

Antietam Recreation will host its annual open house. The public is invited to tour the facility, including the boat dock, a Wild West town, the barn and the pavilion. There also will be demonstrations of the zip line and boat slide. Today, 9 a.m. to noon. Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-797-7999 or go to

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