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Weekend Calendar

October 14, 2006

Big boys and their Big Toys

HALFWAY - Big Boys and their Big Toys will feature vendors displaying motorcycles, hot tubs, spas, luxury vehicles, recreational vehicles, electronics equipment and more. 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today. Go to www.shopthevalleymall.com.

Discovery Station

Historian and author Steve Bockmiller presents "Civil War Re-enactments - Uniform, Equipment and Staging." 1 and 2:30 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum charge of $5 to $7. For reservations, call 301-790-0076 or send a fax to 301-790-0045. Go to www.discoverystation.org.

Haunted Hager House tours

The tours will feature stories of unexplained happenings at the Jonathan Hager House. 7, 8 and 9 p.m. today and Sunday. Jonathan Hager House, City Park, Hagerstown. $3; free for ages younger than 6. Reservations required. Call 301-739-8393 or e-mail hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org. Some material might not be appropriate for ages 12 and younger.

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Harvest Hoedown

Community yard sale. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Harvest Hoedown features appearances by Sunshine the Clown, Magic by McVeagh, pony rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making and more. Country Showcase of America Jamboree will provide entertainment. Demonstrations by PAL Cheerleaders, Williamettes Majorette Color Guard and POM Corp and Jung Sim Do Korean Karate. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Fairgrounds Park, Hagerstown. Entrance for the yard sale is off Cannon Avenue. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

Renfrew Pumpkin Festival

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pumpkins and gourds grown in Renfrew's pumpkin patch will be sold. A team of artists will carve or help others carve intricate designs at no charge. Hot-air balloon rides, a pumpkin-hurling trebuchet, hayrides and music by Twin Hill Express. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Renfrew Institute, 1010 E. Main St. Park in Renfrew's lower lot, off Welty Road. Admission costs $4 or $6; children 3 and younger free; includes lunch of soup, cider and bread. Call 717-762-0373.

Apple Festival

Greencastle, Pa. - Apple Festival and Antique Engine Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Tayamentasachta, the Greencastle-Antrim School District's environmental center next to Greencastle Elementary School. See how to make apple butter, apple dumplings, pies, apple cider and early American crafts. Features hayrides, music, antique engines and chicken barbecue. For more information, call Charles White at 717-597-6458 or go to www.greencastle.k12.pa.us and, under "QuickLinks," click on "Environmental Center."

Rollergirls

Charmcity Rollergirls from Baltimore will skate a bout of flat track roller derby. Two movies also will be shown: "Kansas City Bombers" and "Roll Bounce." Gates open at 6 p.m. today, first half of derby bout at 7:30 p.m. today. The Hager Drive-In at Hagerstown 10 Cineplex, 20135 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. $10. Call 301-797-7270.

'Salute to Time'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cumberland Valley Sampler, a subsidiary of Chambersburg Community Theatre Inc., presents a musical variety show "Salute to Time." 6 p.m. today; 5:30 p.m. preshow games and prizes. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. $5, ages 4 and older. Purchase tickets at the box office the evening of the show. Leave messages at 717-263-4635.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

The concert features violin soloist Nicolas Kendall performing Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, by Jean Sibelius. 8 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $11 to $79 and are available at the MSO box office, 13 S. Potomac St., or by calling 301-797-4000.

Poetry, jazz

Houdini, Jazz and the Great I Am program combines poetry and jazz from poets Hope Maxwell-Snyder and Ed Zahniser and music by the Don Oehser Trio. The first in a three-part series. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Reception follows the performance. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

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