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Out & About

April 08, 2006

German Easter traditions

Tours on the German origin of a wide variety of Easter customs, including bunnies, fiery wheels, special foods and colored eggs. Tours take approximately 30 minutes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Jonathan Hager House and Museum, City Park, Hagerstown. $2; free for ages 5 and younger. Call 301-739-8393.

Presentation on pets

Margaret Rhoads, of the Humane Society of Washington County, and Barbara Main, of Little Wonders Rescue of Clear Spring, will present "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Fins" and discuss how to provide proper pet care. Special appearances will be made by a few pocket pets. 1, 2 and 3 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076.

Multicultural Gospel Concert

Featuring Eastern Panhandle Voices of Praise, Christian comedienne Platinum, Lily of the Valley Evangel Church choir and others. 6 to 9 p.m. today, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call Kip Washington at 1-703-392-8003 or e-mail kip@klwathlete.net, or call Apollo Civic Theatre at 1-304-263-6766.

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Community chorus

Mercersburg Area Community Chorus and soloists will present a spring concert featuring Mendelssohn's "Elijah." 7:30 p.m. today, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Mercersburg Academy Chapel, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Free-will offering.

Circus comes to town

The Ali Ghan Shrine Circus will perform two shows. 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. today. Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $6 in advance; $8 at the door; free for ages 12 and younger. Purchase tickets at HCC bookstore.

Plow Day

Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club members will plow fields with antique farm machinery. Food will be available. 10 a.m. today. Md. 194 and Md. 26, Walkersville, Md. For information, call 301-694-6432.

Watershed cleanup

Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup today. Local sites include Big Cove Creek (call 1-717-485-3547, ext. 118 or 1-717-485-4875); Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (call David Fox at the park); and West Virginia shore of the Potomac at Pack Horse Ford in Shepherdstown, W.Va. (call 1-304-876-6072). Call the Alice Ferguson Foundation at 301-292-5665 or go to www.potomaccleanup.org.

Car racing

Regular show, plus Enduro Dash and Easter egg hunt. 7 p.m. today. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $9 to $18. Call 301-582-0640 or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

Open to children and families in the surrounding communities. Children will be divided into three age categories up to age 10. 3 p.m. Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the Multipurpose Activities Center at Penn State Mont Alto, Mont Alto, Pa. Call the Campus Life office at 1-717-749-6156.

Mozart concert

Kathleen Rosenfeld and John Wickelgren will perform violin, piano and vocal works exploring varied musical genres of Mozart. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727.

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