Friday, July 18
ChambersFest kick-off ceremony
Memorial Square, 11:45 a.m. Remarks from Chambersburg Mayor Pete Lagiovane and Franklin County Visitors Bureau Director of Tourism Janet Pollard. Philadelphia Avenue will perform patriotic music from noon to 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 19
Celebrate The Arts at Old Market Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Chambersburg. Nearly 200 vendors will line Main Street and Lincoln Way, with a food court at Memorial Square. Entertainment includes live music, art, dance and craft demonstrations. The following performers will be at Courthouse Plaza:
9 a.m. -- Capitol Dixieland Band
10 a.m. -- Cormorant's Fancy
11 a.m. -- Artese & Toad
Noon -- Seven Local Women
1 p.m. -- Christopher Dean Band
2 p.m. -- Xande Cruz, a Brazilian band
3 p.m. -- REACH/Chambersburg HYPE, a motivational dance troupe from J. Frank Faust Junior High School
Monday, July 21
A competition for pets of all types. 5 p.m., Hawthorne Arena at Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. Entry fee is $5 for adult owners and $2 for child owners. Bring an item for the animal shelter to receive a $1 discount. Call 717-264-7101 for information.
Other ChambersFest activities:
Concerts in the park
Thursday, July 17 -- Variety band Flash Point, 7 p.m. Chambersburg Memorial Park Kiwanis Band Shell. Enter the park along Memorial Drive, off Souffer Avenue.
Thursday, July 24 -- U.S. Navy band Country Current, 7 p.m. Chambersburg Memorial Park Kiwanis Band Shell. Rain site, Chambersburg Area Middle School, 1151 E. McKinley St.
Friday, July 18 -- Reception for the ongoing exhibit, "Natural States," of paintings by Mary Hickman and Sue Zacharias. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. On view through Aug. 30. Free. 717-264-6883.
Celebrate the Arts
Saturday, July 19 -- Celebrate The Arts at Old Market Day events at Central Presbyterian Church, near Memorial Square.
9 a.m. --Voice and drama camp, Cumberland Valley School of Music
9:45 a.m. -- String camp, Cumberland Valley School of Music
10:30 a.m. -- Spotlights, Shakespeare camp, Cumberland Valley School of Music
11 a.m. -- Phil Shuman and Helen Wingert, American Guild of Organists
11:15 a.m. -- Sam's Music Camp, Cumberland Valley School of Music
Noon -- Step Girls, directed by Melissa Deeken, Network Ministries, Cumberland Valley School of Music.
Jazz band concert
Saturday, July 19 -- Cumberland Valley School of Music Concert Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. at The Capitol Theatre. Free. For information, call the Cumberland Valley School of Music, 717-261-1220, www.cvsmusic.org.
Gettysburg history tour and seminar
Wednesday, July 23 to Sunday, July 27 -- Activities include five days of tours, lectures and panel discussions and a visit to the new Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center and Museum. More than 30 historians will act as speakers and tour guides. Costs vary. Details are online, at www.chambersburgcivilwarseminars.org. Call Cindy Baker at 717-264-7101 for more information.
Chambersburg Drum Corps Spectacular
Saturday, July 26 -- Several nationally ranked drum and bugle corps will compete, 8 p.m. Trojan Stadium at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, 511 S. Sixth St. Gates and concessions open at 6 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the gate. For more information, go to www.chambersburgspectacular.com or call 717-261-3346 for ticket information.
If you go ...
WHAT: 22nd annual ChambersFest
WHEN: Activities are scheduled various dates from Saturday, July 12, through Sunday, July 27. The kick-off ceremony is 11:45 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Memorial Square, Chambersburg, Pa.
WHERE: Various locations throughout Chambersburg, Pa.
COST: Most events are free.
MORE: For the full schedule, go to the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Web site, www.chambersburg.org.