Out & About

May 05, 2006


Enjoy pet-friendly activitites in downtown Brunswick during First Friday Night on the Town's Pet-A-Palooza. Highlights include the city's youth pet show, McGruff the Crime Dog and a complimentary Pet Photo Stop. Downtown businesses will offer extended store hours and pet-themed activities. Today, 5 to 9 p.m. For information, call 1-301-834-5591 or go to

Third annual Washington County Museum Ramble

Many museums and historic sites in Washington County will be open for the ramble. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission fees vary; most are free. For a map of participating museums, go to and click on "Participating Sites/Museums" or pick up a brochure and map at the Downtown Hagerstown Visitors Center, 16 Public Square in Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3246.

'Gardening in Planters'

Lori Young, extension educator specializing in horticulture for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, will demonstrate "Gardening in Planters." Audience will participate in the process of proper preparation and planting of the Summit Avenue planters at Discovery Station. Saturday 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076.


Strawberry Fest '06

The festival will feature arts and crafts vendors, games for children, pony rides and food. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport. Call Shannon Naylor at 301-582-1628.

Ethnic food fest

Saturday's festival will feature culturally diverse cuisine on Memorial Square and entertainment inspired by Cinco de Mayo on Courthouse Plaza. Entertainment will include singer and guitarist Dante Sobrevilla at 10 a.m.; Electrolinear Entertainment DJs featuring Latin rhythms at noon; and Ballet Tapatio, a children's dance group, at 2 p.m. There will be children's activitites in the Heritage Center parking lot. Throughout Chambersburg. Call 1-717-261-0072.

Car racing

Regular show plus Enduro Dash. Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $9 to $18. Call 301-582-0640 or go to

Singing in the Barn

The Bates Family and Undivided will perform. Saturday, dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; concert at 6:30 p.m. Free admission to dinner and concert; donations accepted. Singing in the Barn, 2778 Mont Alto Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Watch for signs. Call 1-717-264-2887, go or e-mail

Inspiration walk

An inspiration walk will be held to benefit Special Olympics athletes from Washington County. Saturday, registration at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Fairgrounds Park, Hagerstown. For donation forms, call Toni Nelson at 301-739-7331.

Museum open house

The open house will include open-hearth cooking in the summer kitchen and a display of Valley Coverlets in the museum house. Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., Middletown Valley Historical Society, 305 W. Main St., Middletown, Md.

Baseball competition

The City of Hagerstown will host a free Pepsi Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth. There will be four age divisions. Participants will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition. Sunday, 12:30 to 2 p.m. registration, followed by the competition. American Little League Field, Mill Street, Hagerstown, next to Hager Park. All participants must fill out a registration form and a parent or guardian must sign a waiver prior to the competition. A copy of a birth certificate or baptismal certificate is required at the time of registration. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

HCC Jazz Ensemble

The Hagerstown Community College Jazz Ensemble will present music from the swing era. Sunday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call Joe Marschner at 301-790-2800, ext. 509.

Shafer Park Concert Series

Boonsboro Middle and High School bands will perform during the first performance in the Shafer Park Concert Series. Sunday, 5:45 to 8 p.m. Shafer Memorial Park, Boonsboro. Free.

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