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BARB'S MUSICAL NOTES: PLACES TO GO/THINGS TO SEE

Updated March 29, 2000

*Events and Groups Listed in Alphabetical Order

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American Indian Festivals

Indian Steps Museum, operated by the Conservation Society of York County, offers many American Indian artifacts and is nestled in the beautiful woods of southern Pennsylvania. The Conservation Society also has other facilities that are open to the public by appointment: Wills School on Route 124 in Delroy and the Bonham Wake Robin Wildlife Sanctuary, 101 Spencer Road, Airville, PA. Contact Wills School at (717)755-7277 and the Wildlife Sanctuary at (717)862-3872. The Indian Steps Museum can be reached by calling (717)862-3948 during open hours or (717)993-3392 at other times.

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Antiques

Antiques, Collectables & Crafts Market, The Mall in Columbia, MD, between Baltimore and Washington DC, I-95 Exit Rt. 175 to Columbia, 6 miles on right; (410)997-6050

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Art

Susquehanna Art Museum: Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and first Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 511 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA; Call (717)233-8668

National Gallery of Art, Fourth Street at Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Hours 10a.m. to 5p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11a.m. to 6p.m., Sundays; for information, call: (202)737-4215.

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Baltimore Specialties

National Aquarium: open Saturday-Thursday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Friday, 9a.m. to 8p.m. National Aquarium, Third Level, Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD(410)576-3800.

Baltimore's Pride-shops, restaurants, science and sharks; Baltimore's Inner Harbor features the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and Baltimore's World Trade Center; for more information, call (410)837-4638.

Baltimore Zoo: Adults, $8.50; children ages 2 to 15 and adults 62 and older, $5. For hours and information, call (410)396-6620.

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Bars, Nightclubs and Nightlife

The Barfly offers monthly listings at Lancaster and York County nightlife spots.

KClinger's Tavern: Live blues every Wednesday, KClinger's Tavern, 304 Poplar Street, Hanover,PA. Call (717)633-9197.

Zodiac Club: Thursdays 8-11 p.m., disc jockey; Fridays, 8 p.m.-midnight, club mix dance party with DJ; Saturdays, 8 p.m.- midnight, country dance party with free dance instruction; Sundays, doors open at 6 p.m. for live bands; 13 South Beaver Street, York, PA; Alcohol-free music and dance emporium; (717)854-6828.

The Door: live bands every Saturday night, 7-10:30p.m., Gettysburg's Community Center, on the square, Gettysburg, PA.

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Bluegrass/Country

Southern Breeze Band of York, Pa is a 6-member classic country band. Besides classic country favorites, they also play Lite 70's, classic rock and new country. Check out Southern Breeze Band's Home Page for more information on their 1999 performance schedule.

The Osborne Brothers have a new website. Give them a visit!

Bluegrass Jam Session: Every Thursday, 7:00-10:30p.m., Franklintown Community Fire Company, Route 194, Franklintown, PA; no electric instruments, no alcohol, all pickers, singers and listeners welcome; benefits the fire company; (717)432-1464

Dutch Country Jam every Monday night at the Dutch Country Restaurant, 946 Baltimore St., Hanover, PA. 7:00 to 10:00 PM; $3.00 donation. Everyone welcome to play, listen or dance. Acoustic instruments only.

Suzie's Country/Gospel Music Show: every Saturday, 7:30p.m., Foust Music Complex, Orrstown, 3 miles west of Shippensburg, PA on Rt. 533; (717)532-8850

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Dancing

National Apple Museum Dance Band: Every second Thursday, 8:00p.m., Gettysburg Senior High School Cafeteria, Gettysburg, PA.; lessons by Jim Herbst, 7:00p.m.; 17-member band with two vocalists & ballroom dancing; Call (717)334-2028 for further information.

Dancing Made Easy: every Friday night, 8-11p.m., Fairground Village Center, Westminster, MD; swing, ballroom, Latin dancing; group and/or private lessons throughout the week; (410)857-4368

Country Dance Nights: Monday and Wednesday nights, 7p.m. at Martin's Caterers of Westminster in 140 Village Shopping Center, Westminster, MD(410)686-8500.

Tumbleweed Music: Line Dance Lessons; Tuesdays, singles, 6:30-8p.m.; couples, 8-9p.m., YWCA of Hanover, 23 West Chestnut St., Hanover, PA; (717)637-2125.

Christopher's at Cross Keys Motor Inn; appearing in the Lounge, D.J. Wayne Livelsberger every Friday and Saturday night, 9p.m.- 1a.m.; new dance floor; hors'deouvres served during Happy Hour 5p.m.- 7p.m.; Chef Specials served every night.

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Eichelberger Performing Arts Center

The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center is located at 195 Stock Street in Hanover, PA. For further information, call (717)637-7086.

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Farmers' Markets/Herb Shows/Crafts

The Rosemary House and Gardens, Inc. located on 120 South Market Street in Mechanicsburg, PA offers a wide variety of classes, medicinal herb books, over 300 botanicals and 50 tinctures. They also have a selection of over 200 herbs, spices and seasonings. Classes are held in the workshop at the rear of the gardens or in the tea room at Sweet Remembrances, right next door to the Rosemary House. The Calendar of Herbal Events publication covers offered events for March through December. Business hours are: Tuesdays & Wednesdays-10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursdays & Fridays-10:00am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays-10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday and Monday Closed. Gardens are open dawn to dusk daily. For more information, call: (717)697-5111.

Sweet Remembrances is located next to The Rosemary House and features herbal lectures, luncheons and special workshops. They seat 40 and will reserve your reunions, receptions, private parties, fashion shows, retirements, business meetings and family dinners(minimum of ten). Designer cakes, custom cupcakes, hand dipped candies and holiday specialties abound. Call (717)697-5785 or (717)697-5111 for more information or reservations.

Alloway Creek Gardens is located near Littlestown, PA off Rt. 97. They offer a wide variety of plants, including: herbs, annual plants, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, ferns, vines and small trees. Also available are pansy rings, bamboo edging hoops, flower presses, wreath forms and a huge assortment of books. Spring hours are May 1st to June 22nd: Monday to Saturday, 10-4/Sunday, 12-4; June 23rd to September 25th: Wednesday to Saturday, 10-4. Call (717)359-4548 for more information.

Scarecrow Herb Farm is located at 2178 Orwig Road off Route 851, west of Stewartstown, PA. From I-83, take Exit 1, then Route 851 east for about 2 miles. Turn left onto Orwig Road at the scarecrow sign and continue about 1/2 mile to the farm. Hours are 9a.m.-5p.m., Wednesday through Friday; 9a.m.-3p.m., Saturday and noon-4p.m., Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. On Sundays, Scarecrow Herb Farm offers tours of the herb gardens at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00p.m.; cost is $5; participants receive a lecture on the use of various herbs and a sampler of six herbs. For more info, call (717)227-0269.

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Folk Music

Baltimore Folk Music Society: English country dancing Monday nights, 8p.m.; American square and contra dancing dancing Wednesday nights, 8p.m; Lovely Lane Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD (410)366-0808

Shepherdstown Music and Dance of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, celebrated their 20th year of dancing in 1998! Note-regular dances are $6 for nonmembers & $3 for dancers under 25. All dances are held at 8p.m. at War Memorial Building on German and King Street in Shepherdstown, West VA. Contra dance workshops begin at 7:15. For more info, call (304)725-0266 or(304)876-2169

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Parks

Cunningham Falls State Park is a 5000-acre park that features Maryland's highest waterfall, trails, swimming, boating, fishing and camping. Located in Frederick County, about 15 miles north of Frederick in the Catoctin Mountains. (301)271-7574.

Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center is located at: Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD.; (301)663-9388.

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Reading Cafes

The Reader's Cafe, 125 Broadway, Hanover, PA: Children's Storytime every Saturday morning, 10:30a.m. Features special evening musical programs of many varieties every Friday, starting at 7:30p.m. Phone (717)630-2524.

Ross's Reads, 65 West Middle St., Gettysburg, PA: Friday & Saturday evenings, musical entertainment with poetry reading interspersed, 8-11p.m. This unique bookstore and coffee bar has recently been ranked as the number one coffeehouse in North America in a reader survey by Coffee Journal, a national magazine of gourmet coffee and tea. Ross's Reads features Green Mountain Coffee, specialty cappuccinos and lattes. The shop has thousands of used books for sale and a distinctive collection of magazines. The honor comes as Ross's Reads celebrates its second anniversary. For further program information, call (717)337-9034

Drusilla's Books specializes in children's books, old and rare books and many obscure titles. The shop is located at 817 North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201. Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12-5p.m. and by appointment. Call (410)225-0277 or e-mail Drusilla@INTERLOC.COM

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Science

History, Science, Art and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. offers the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of American History, the National Zoological Park, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Natural History and more. Call (202)357-2700.

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Theatre

The Capitol Theatre in York, PA offers a wide variety of quality entertainment. The Box Office phone number is: (717)846-1111.

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Train/Railroad Events

For all kinds of train information, visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

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Voxology

This duo was formerly part of a group called Inursha. The lead singer has a beautiful Sarah McLaughlin-type voice and the musicianship of the accompanist is out of this world! I saw them in action when they were Inursha members. This is a great duo to go see, especially since they get some audience participation and also because they were finalists in last year's Lilith Fair competition. They showcased at the Millenium Conference in Harrisburg, PA and played at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College in July 1999. You can visit their site at Voxology.

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