This year's dinner, a pig roast at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will benefit a medical mission to Haiti.
The historical society is selling raffle tickets at the Town Square information booth for "Sharpsburg War Council," a matted and framed print by Mort Knstler. Tickets are $2 a piece or three for $5.
· 9 to 10 a.m. - 2nd Maryland Fifes and Drums concert at Grove House Music Tent.
· 9 to 11 am. - Self-guided walking tours of Sharpsburg's churches and stone houses. Church tour, free. Stone house tour, $5. Tickets on sale at information booth at Town Square.
· 10 a.m. - Lecture about Tolson's Chapel by Dean Herrin, director of Catoctin Center, at Tolson's Chapel, East High Street.
· 10 to 11 a.m. - Rohrersville Band at Grove House Music Tent.
· 10:30 a.m. - Lecture, "The Opposing Forces at Antietam: A Comparison" by Ted Alexander, chief park historian for Antietam National Battlefield, Town Hall.
· 11 a.m. to noon - Wildcat Regiment Band concert, Grove House Music Tent.
· Noon - Battle of the Bands, South Mechanic Street.
· 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Lecture/recital, "Rare and Unusual Music of the Civil War Period (stuff you ain't heard before)" by Wes Hanson, musical historian, at Grove House Music Tent.
· 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Self-guided walking tours of Sharpsburg's churches and stone houses. Church tour, free. Stone house tour, $5.
· 2 to 3 p.m. - 2nd Maryland Fifes and Drums concert at Grove House Music Tent.
· 2:30 p.m. - Lecture by Dean Herrin at Tolson's Chapel.
· 2:30 p.m. - Lecture about Antietam Iron Works, "What association did Antietam conjure before the Civil War?" by Marc Howell, at Town Hall.
· 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Wildcat Regiment Band concert at Grove House Music Tent
· 5 to 7 p.m. - Pig roast picnic dinner, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg. Proceeds benefit Sisters of Charity Haiti Project and the Manchurian Mission. For tickets, call 301-432-5463.
· 7 p.m. - Alley walk with the 2nd Maryland Fifes and Drums. Meet at Grove House.
· 7:30 p.m. - Jimmie Brown and Friends, "The Roots and Fruits of American Folk Music," a free concert of Anglo-American and African-American music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
If you go ...
WHAT: Sharpsburg Heritage Day
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, with some activities occurring in the evening. See the schedule.
WHERE: First block of South Mechanic Street, south of the square, Sharpsburg. This block will be closed to vehicular traffic.
COST: Free admission. Some activities have a fee.
MORE: Go to www.sharpsburghistoricalsociety.org or call 301-432-8765.