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September 30, 2004

`Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Students take the stage this weekend as the Children's Playhouse of Maryland presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

This popular Broadway musical, a retelling of the biblical story "Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors," is set to an energetic score, featuring a cornucopia of music styles.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular show will be performed by students ages 6 to 17 from Harford County and the greater Baltimore area.

Performances take place at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St., Towson. Show times are 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 17, with additional 3 p.m. shows on Oct. 10 and Oct. 16. Tickets are $10. For reservations and more information, call 410-321-6595.

Fall-for-All

Summers' Farm's eighth annual Fall-for-All Festival promises to be fun-for-all this month.

Everything autumn will be on display during this seasonal festival. The traditional pumpkin patch, animal barnyard and hayrides are joined this year by a 5-acre corn maze. Two miles of trails lead guests through 250,000 cornstalks in an intricately designed mystery maze. Those who solve the mystery correctly may win a prize through a random drawing.

Located at Summers' Farm, the Fall-For-All Festival is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend in October starting Saturday. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 2 and under. Summers' Farm is at 5614 Butterfly Lane in Frederick. For directions or more information, call 301-620-9316 or visit www.summers farm.com.

Fall Harvest Days

Fall is alive and kicking at the Carroll County Farm Museum this weekend, as the museum holds its annual Fall Harvest Days.

Guests can take part in an abundance of autumnal activities, including stuffing life-size scarecrows, hitching a ride in a mule- and tractor-pulled wagon and watching apple-butter making. The museum's farmhouse will also offer guided tours, while the Mason/Dixon Historical Society will demonstrate shelling and threshing with old-fashioned steam engines.

Fall Harvest Days take place Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster. Admission is free for children 6 and under, $2 for children 7 to 18, and 60 and older, and $4 for adults. Alcohol and pets are prohibited on the Farm Museum grounds. For directions and more information, call 410-876-2667.

- Meredith Lidard

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