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July 04, 2008

Mile-long yard sale

The sale spans several neighborhoods just north of Hagerstown, with Longmeadow Road and Paradise Church Road in the thick of things. 7 a.m. today until everyone sells out.

Fireworks and music at Fairgrounds Park

Opening ceremony at 6 p.m. today. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. featuring members of bands who played Georgetown in the 1960s and '70s. The 30-minute fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. Food will be sold. Rock-climbing wall, nine-hole miniature golf course and craft activities for kids. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your own food. Alcohol and personal fireworks prohibited. Service animals permitted, but no pets. Rain date is Saturday, July 5, for the fireworks only. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

Fireworks in the Park in Byron Memorial Park

WILLIAMSPORT - Pancake breakfast, 6 to 10 a.m. today in community building. Five-kilometer race registration at 7 a.m., starts at Springfield Barn. Gymnastics demos. Music starts at 11 a.m. Food. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date is July 5.

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A Day at the Park in Memorial Park

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Food and game stands open at noon. Antique car show from 1 to 5 p.m. today. 7 p.m. formal military flag retreat, followed by Mercersburg Community Band concert. Half-hour fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Includes ground displays of fireworks. Call 717-263-1302. Rain date is Saturday, July 5.

2008 Fourth of July in War Memorial Park

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Festivities begin at 1 p.m. today with DJ. Mini-train rides, Moonbounce. Pony rides, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Live entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. Balloon sculptures, 7 to 9 p.m. Food sold. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Also miniature golf course and pool. Rain date for fireworks only is Saturday, July 5. Call 304-264-4842 or go to www.mbcparks-rec.org/special_julyfourth.html.

Waynesboro Summer Jubilee

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Firecracker 5-K run, 8:30 a.m. today; Fourth of July parade down Main Street, 10:30 a.m. today; vendors. Also children's games, pie-eating contest, money machine, food, pony rides, petting zoo and bands. Fireworks at dusk. Go to www.summerjubilee.org.

Shepherdstown Independence Day parade and picnic

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Parade begins at 11 a.m. today on German Street downtown; picnic is scheduled from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Morgan's Grove Park, south of town. Features a special salute to veterans. Speakeasy Boys perform at both events. Bring a picnic lunch or buy food at the picnic.

Salute to Independence

SHARPSBURG - Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Features original compositions and favorite pieces such as Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" with live cannon fire. No rain date. Call 301-432-5124.

Art in the Park

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A juried monthly outdoor art fair for local and regional artists. During the show, The Temple of Artistic Endeavors will measure the world's longest ceramic chain for a Guinness World Record submission at 2 p.m. There also will be a Humane Society adoption booth. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Berkeley Springs State Park, downtown Berkeley Springs. Call 304-258-6419 or e-mail nathan@aecnu.com.

Hagerstown Municipal Band

The concert features soloist Tim Gotwald, flute. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. City Park's Peter Buys Band Shell, Hagerstown. Free.

Independence Day Celebration

BOONSBORO - Starts at 5 p.m. Sunday. Food sold. Dunking booth, duck pond, glow sticks, patriotic novelties and face painting. DJ. Rohrersville Band will perform. Fireworks at dusk. No pets. Grills permitted only for those renting park pavilions. Shafer Memorial Park. Call Town Hall at 301-432-5141. Rain date is Monday, July 7.

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