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A&E Calendar

September 24, 2006

Pianist Dan Franklin Smith

The Inez H. Perry and Mary G. Brandenburg Endowment for Music Trust, sponsored by Cinda and Spence Perry, will feature pianist Dan Franklin Smith in a concert titled "Expanding Universes: Theme and Variations." The concert will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Dave Brubeck, Frdric Chopin and Carl Czerny. 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown.

Talk by museum director

A reception for "Our Fondest Dreams & Hopes" and gallery talk with museum director Joseph Ruzicka. 3:30 p.m. reception in Schreiber Gallery, 4 p.m. gallery talk in Groh Gallery. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown.

Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Seldom Scene, The Goins Brothers, and Dan Paisley & Southern Grass will perform today. Also wine tasting, craft and food vendors, and children's activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Sam Michaels Park, off U.S. 340 between Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Charles Town. Call 800-624-0577 or 304-725-2055, or go to www.jeffersoncounty.com/festival.

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Charles Town Heritage Festival

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Ongoing activities are scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. today.

Schedule highlights include:

Stage 1: Happy Retreat, at the intersection of Mordington Avenue and Blakely Place

· 1:15 p.m. - Southern Band of Cherokee Indians' White Thunder Drum

· 3 p.m. - Harriet Tubman re-enact-or

Stage 2: Downtown

· Noon - South Mountain String Band

· 2 p.m. - Gospel group

· 4:15 p.m. - James Dronenburg, harpist

Jefferson County Court House

· 2:30 p.m. - "The Anvil" at the courthouse. Two-act play based on the trial of John Brown. Tickets, $12, are available at Old Opera House. Call 304-725-4420.

For a complete schedule, go to www.charlestownwv.us.

Colonial Farm and Craft Faire

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War. Lectures, displays, crafts, demonstrations, military encampment and a worship service of the period. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Appalachian music duo Orrtanna will perform at 3 p.m. Conococheague Institute's Rock Hill Farm, 12995 Bain Road. Free. For directions and information, call 717-328-3467 or go to www.geocities.com/welshrunpa.

Contemporary folk music

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Lori Grigsby will perform. 2 to 4 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, Cafe & Meeting Place, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178.

Live music

Keith Lovett will perform. Port City Java, 1551 Potomac Ave., Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown.

Ballroom dance concert

CASCADE - Easy Listenin Variety Band will perform. 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park. Free.

'The Odd Couple'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The story of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, the ultimate opposites, as they work their way through bachelorhood. 2 p.m. today. Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. Tickets cost $9 to $15. For tickets, call 717-263-0202, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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