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Weekend events

November 03, 2006

West Virginia book fair

Authors from a variety of literary genres will be on hand to speak with fans and sign books. There will also be workshops on a variety of topics, including writing and marketing books. Faith, the two-legged dog that has appeared on TV, will appear with her owner, author Jude Stringfellow. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Downtown Martinsburg. For a list of workshops, fees, information or to register, go to www.wvbooks.org.

Live Love Fall Tour

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Live Love fall tour features Christian recording artists Superchick along with Sanctus Real, John Reuben and Last Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. today. The Living Room, 50 Monroe St. Advance tickets cost $10 to $20; $20 at the door. For tickets, call 304-263-4787 or go to www.theliving room.us.

Craft open house

The public is invited to take a free self-guided tour of seven craft studios in Franklin County, Pa. Members of the Cumberland Valley Craftsmen Guild will open their workshops. Crafts include jewelry, pottery, Shaker boxes, hand-blown glass, handwoven clothing and glass beads. Tour hours are noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Maps are available in Chambersburg, Pa., at the Council for the Arts, Capitol Theatre Center, South Main Street, at Thomas June Gallery at Courthouse Square, online at www.cumberlandvalleycrafts.org, or by calling 717-597-9685.

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Saturday Plus program

Joe Gambino, retired master teacher and retired park ranger, will present a program about Virginius Island near Harpers Ferry. 1 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7. For reservations, call 301-790-0076, send a fax to 301-790-0045 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

Fall stamp expo

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - There will be dealers, exhibits, and the U.S. Postal Service. Sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Philatelic Society. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Four Points Sheraton, exit 16 off Interstate 81 and U.S. 30. Free.

'Memories of Elvis'

Chris MacDonald will present "Memories of Elvis." 8 p.m. Saturday. The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $30 and $35. For tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to www.mdtheatre.org.

Women's ensemble

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Antietam Women's Ensemble will present "Songs for the Earth," part of an environmental-themed film festival. 5 p.m. Saturday. National Conservation Training Center. Donations accepted. E-mail SingInAWE@aol.com or go to www.antietamwomensensemble.org.

Artillery demonstration

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will present an artillery demonstration and program on General Stonewall Jackson's capture of the 12,500-man Union garrison, which occurred on Sept. 15, 1862. 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday; noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Admission charge. Call 304-535-6029.

Model train show

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Waynesboro Lions Club will hold its fourth annual model train show. Vendors will sell train-related items including engines, boxcars and scenery for all gauges. A model railroad train display will be available for viewing. Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Company will provide free firetruck rides for children. Door prizes will be awarded. Food will be sold. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Co., off Pa. 997.

Wood carvers show

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Wood Carvers will display and demonstrate their craft. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Town Museum of Williamsport in the historic Springfield Farm barn. Call 301-223-7229.

Organ concert

Clair Johannsen, Mark King, Michael Lynch and Randall Williams will perform French, German and English music. A reception follows. 3:30 p.m. Sunday. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Freewill offering.

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