The Arts at Old Market Day -- if you go

July 18, 2002|by KATE COLEMAN

Friday night's Dixieland concert and Saturday's full day of music, arts and crafts, are just a part of ChambersFest, the 10-day commemoration of the 1864 burning of the city and the celebration of its rebirth, says Melissa Knepper, event coordinator at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

ChambersFest previews today with tours of the Old Jail and opens Friday, July 19, at noon with Civil War music in Chambersburg's Courthouse Square. There is a history quiz for fifth graders on Sunday, July 21, a Pet Parade on Monday, July 22, "Almost Anything Goes Games" Tuesday, July 23 and a U.S. Army Band concert on Thursday, July 25.

A Civil War seminar on Antietam, featuring nationally recognized speakers, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, July 28.

On Saturday, July 27, the Festival for Better Living will be held at Laird Hall at Wilson College.

Highlights of Saturday's schedule, July 20

7 a.m.


James Humelsine Memorial Volksmarch and 14th annual ChambersFest Walk starts at Chambersburg Area Middle School and goes through historic downtown Chambersburg

9 a.m.

Student Art Exhibit on the porch and lobby of Noelker & Hull Associates, 30 West King St.

Whirly Bird Square Dance Club, Courthouse Square stage

Voxology, South Main Street stage

Chambersburg Community Theatre performs one act plays, Allfirst stage

10 a.m.

Bayou Bandits cajun band, Courthouse Square stage

Shawn Craver, Mountain Celtic music, South Main Street stage

Delta Brass performs, Allfirst stage

Summer Jam of youth events and entertainment, Southgate parking lot

Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club exhibit, 440 Nelson St.

11 a.m.

Beulah Mae, vintage blues artist, Courthouse Square stage

Kala Jojo, storyteller, South Main Street stage

Mary Dailey, singer-songwriter, Allfirst stage


Cumberland Valley Jazz Sextet, Courthouse Square stage

Hands-on crafts for children, Kerrstown Square, 166 S. Main St.

L.U.V. concert, South Main Street stage

Portrayal of Abraham Lincoln by James Getty, Allfirst stage

1 p.m.

Chambersburg Ballet Theatre, Courthouse Square stage

The Swing Kids, jazz standards, South Main Street stage

2 p.m.

Khan Jamal, jazz artist, Courthouse Square stage

Kala Jojo, storyteller and musician, South Main Street stage

Cumberland Valley Chamber Players' Woodwind Trio, Allfirst stage

3 p.m.

Bobby Pleis, unicycler and juggler, Courthouse Square stage

Intrigue, classic rock, South Main Street stage

Traffic will be detoured from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Main Street will be closed from King Street to Washington Street.

Lincoln Way will be closed from Second Street to Black Avenue. King Street will be closed from Second Street to Main Street.

For information, call the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 1-717-264-7101.

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