An 11-day celebration

July 17, 2003

  • Through Saturday, July 26 - Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts Office and Gallery. Open at the Capitol Theatre Cultural Arts Center, 159 S. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Tuesdays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery will feature Civil War art, including displays of paintings and sculptures, through Saturday, Aug. 30. Results of a children's farm photography contest will be displayed through Saturday, July 26. Call 1-717-264-6883.

  • Today - Jazz improvisation workshop and concert. Sponsored by Cumberland Valley School of Music, the jazz workshop at Wilson College's Thomson Chapel will begin at 5 p.m., followed by concert at 8 p.m. Featured musicians will be saxophone player Denis DiBlasio and pianist Steve Rudolph. The workshop is free. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 1-717-261-1220.

  • Today through Saturday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Tours of the Old Jail. Kittochtinny Historical Society and Museum will provide tours of the old Franklin County jail on King Street. Call 1-717-264-1667

  • Friday, July 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m; Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Information booth, Courthouse Square: Locate events, obtain information, purchase souvenirs. Call 1-717-264-7101.

  • Friday, July 18, noon - TGIF at Courthouse Square. Kent and Erica Courtney present Civil War music. ChambersFest begins with an opening ceremony. Free. Call 1-717-264-6883.

  • Friday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. - "The Organ Magic of Bob Ralston" A concert on the Moller Theatre Pipe Organ, Capitol Theatre., 159 S. Main St. Tickets cost $10, $12 and $15. Call 1-717-263-0202.

  • Saturday, July 19, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. - James Humelsine Memorial Volksmarch. Five-kilometer and 10-kilometer walks start at Chambersburg Area Middle School and go through historic downtown Chambersburg. Walk at your own pace. Free. Call 1-717-263-8633.

  • Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown - Celebrate the Arts at Old Market Day: Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts and Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg present four performance areas, music, art, dance, craft demonstrations and history. A child identification and fingerprinting session featuring Snoopy will start at 10 a.m. at Memorial Square. Civil War encampment at United Towers Park. Free. Call 1-717-264-6883.

  • Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. to noon. - Tours of the historic Zion Reformed Church, corner of South Main and Liberty streets. Call 1-717-264-2854.

  • Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 440 Nelson St. - Cumberland Valley Model Railroad exhibit and open house. Free. Call 1-717-264-5083.

  • Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre - Cumberland Valley School of Music Concert Jazz Band. Free. Call 1-717-261-1220.

  • Sunday, July 20, 2 p.m., Wilson College Warfield Auditorium - Chambersburg Rotary Club History Quiz. Registration is required. Free admission. Call 1-717-264-9656.

  • Sunday, July 20, 3 to 7 p.m. Mike Waters Memorial Playground (former Second Street Playground). Summer Jam 2003: Face painting, crazy hat construction, games, prizes, crafts, piatas. Child identification and fingerprinting with Snoopy will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Call 1-717-264-7101.

  • Monday, July 21, registration, 6 p.m.; parade at United Towers Park, 6:30 p.m. - Pet Parade: dogs, cats, pigs, birds and exotic animals. Categories include biggest/smallest, best costume, most unusual, best trick and best of show. Refreshments. Pet caricatures by artist Kent Roberts. Entry fee is $2 per pet. The schedule includes rider safety, horse rides for children and demonstrations by VisionQuest at 5:30 p.m. Rain date is Wednesday, July 23. Call 1-717-264-7101.

  • Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., Henninger Field, Vine Street off Commerce St. - Almost Anything Goes Games. Area businesses compete in off-the-wall games, including Egghead, Elevated Waiter, Frisbee-Golf Relay and Rat Race. $2 admission. Rain date is Thursday, July 24. Call 1-717-264-7101.

  • Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m. - The Navy Country Current will present country and bluegrass music at Memorial Park Band Shell. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Call 1-717-261-3275.

  • Wednesday, July 23, through Sunday, July 27, Four Points Sheraton - Civil War seminar: Talks on the topic of Gettysburg and tours directed by historians, including Dennis Frye, Lance Herdegen and Ed Bearss. Registration is required. Call 1- 717-264-7101.

  • Saturday, July 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laird Hall, Wilson College - Festival for Better Living. The third annual festival focuses on increasing quality of life and features a variety of local exhibitors, food vendors and children's activities. Free. Call 1-717-262-4745.

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