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Weekend Calendar

May 26, 2007

Halfway Park Days

The 28th annual Halfway Park Days features food and craft vendors and live music. The event is a fundraiser for the Lions Club of Halfway. Today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, Halfway. Free admission. Call 301-739-3219.

Wine and arts festival

The West Virginia Wine & Arts Festival features wines grown and produced by seven West Virginia vintners, as well as two microbrews on tap. Event also includes music, art vendors and food. Today, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Lawn of Boydville Inn, 601 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Cost for ages 21 and older is $25 for both days and $15 for single day; cost for ages 12 to 20 is $10 for one or both days; free for ages 11 and younger. Call The Arts Centre at 304-263-0224 or go to www.wineandarts.com/waf/index.cfm.

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Memorial Day parade

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Lee Kaiss, a Hagerstown native, will be grand marshal of the annual Sharpsburg Memorial Day parade. Event includes two wreath-laying ceremonies. Today, wreath-laying ceremony at Town Square at 11 a.m., parade starts at 1:30 p.m., wreath-laying ceremony at Antietam National Ceremony about 3 p.m. Parade starts at Sharpsburg Elementary School and proceeds east along Main Street to Antietam National Cemetery.

Boonsboro carnival

The Great Boonsboro Rescue Co. Carnival features music, rides and carnival-style food. The event is a fundraiser for the Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Co. Today and Sunday, 3 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Saturday, June 2, 5 p.m. to midnight. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. each night. Shafer Memorial Park, Boonsboro. Free; cost for rides, games and food. Call the Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Co. at 301-432-6979 or go to www.boonsbororescue.com/carnival.htm.

Choral program

St. Patrick's Chorale will perform "The Home of the Brave," its annual Memorial Day program featuring patriotic songs in an arrangement that tells the story of the United States through music and narration. Today, 7 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free; donations encouraged. Call chorus director Sandra Shirey at 301-790-0114 or go to www.mdtheatre.org or www.stpatrickschorale.org/program.html.

Memorial Day parade

Orlyn Oestereich, a retired colonel who lives in Boonsboro, will speak during a ceremony before the annual Boonsboro Memorial Day parade. Sunday, ceremony from 1 to 1:30 p.m., parade starts at 2 p.m. Ceremony will be in front of the Boonsboro Library on North Main Street. Parade starts at Boonsboro High School, heads south on Main Street going through the square and ends at Reeders Alley.

Youth festival

The Renfrew Institute's 18th annual Youth Festival features hands-on activities, a performance by the Waynesboro (Pa.) Children's Theatre Troupe and "My Grandfather's Circus," a performance by Benjamin Sota, who will lead a workshop teaching circus skills before the show. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro. Free; food will be on sale. Certain activities require registration. In case of rain, events will be at Waynesboro Area Middle School at 702 E. Second St. Call 717-762-0373.

Ballroom dance

The Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra will perform the first concert of the Pen Mar Park summer concert series. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free.

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