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Weekend Calendar

March 31, 2007

Peter Cottontail



Celebrate Easter with breakfast with Peter Cottontail. In addition to breakfast, children will have an opportunity to make an Easter craft and get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Today, 9 to 11 a.m. Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michaels Lane, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. $7, children, includes food, craft and picture; $3, adults, includes breakfast only. Call 304-728-3207.




Alpaca Farm Days



The open house includes show and sale of alpacas and a variety of alpaca products. Seminars and demonstrations will be offered. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annapaca Farm/The Alpaca Shop, 10702 Mapleville Road, east of Hagerstown. Call 301-824-2840, send an e-mail to Bertkram@aol.com or go to www.annapaca.com.




Artillery weekend



Learn about the role that cannons played in Fort Frederick's history. Firing demonstrations of an 18th-century 6-pound cannon are featured throughout the weekend. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool. Call 301-842-2155.

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Easter event



There will be games with prizes, face painting, balloon animals, moon bounce and raffles. Food will be sold. Meet more than 400 animal residents and get a picture with the Easter Bunny. Today, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pigs Animal Sanctuary, 1112 Persimmon Lane, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $5 per family, which includes a basket for each child. Call 304-262-0080 or send an e-mail to FarmManager@pigs.org.




Museum open house



The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will hold its spring open house. Artwork by local students depicting rural life in Washington County will be on display through Monday, April 30. Today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. There also will be an egg hunt for those 12 and younger today at 11 a.m.; and egg coloring and dying for children Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Agricultural Education Center and Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Call 240-313-2839.




Saturday Plus



Colleen Middour will demonstrate creative scrapbook techniques in "Design Whimsical Note Cards" as part of Discovery Station at Hagerstown's Saturday Plus program. Today, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7. Programs are free with admission. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.




Trains for everyone



The exhibit will feature trains for kids to run, HO- and O-scale model railroads, artifacts, photographs and more. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50; 50 cents for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.




Hagerstown Speedway



DIRT Motorsports, 100-lap modified plus 25-lap LM. Today, 6 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $25 or $30. Call 301-582-0640, send an e-mail to info@hagerstownspeedway.com or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.




Wind quintet concert



The Appalachian Wind Quintet will celebrate its 20th anniversary in a concert of its favorite works. Noel Lester will join the group with a performance of Quintet in E-flat, K.407 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

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