Around Halfway

July 31, 2008|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

Rattlesnake Hill to perform at City Park

The summer concert series continues Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hagerstown City Park's band shell with a performance from Rattlesnake Hill. For more information, call 301-791-3132 or go to

Hagerstown Municipal band set to perform

Join the Hagerstown Municipal band for an evening performance at Hagerstown City Park's band shell on Sunday.  Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 169, or go to

Church to host annual yard sale

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave., just across from the South End Shopping Center, will host its annual yard sale Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. The yard sale features household items, electronics, clothing, books and toys.  The yard sale will be held until 1 p.m.


Free family film festival

The free Family Film Festival will be held just a few more times before the end of the summer. Family-oriented movies will be shown on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and begin at 10. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. each day. 

The final showings for the summer season are as follows: Aug. 5 and 6: "Charlotte's Web," rated G; "Water Horse: Legend of the Deep," rated PG; and Aug. 12 and 13: "Wallace and Gromit," rated G; and "Surf's Up," rated PG.

The movies are free, only concession item charges apply. For more information, call the mall box office at 301-582-9139.

Pool event

An evening pool swim will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway.

This event is open to special population individuals, family members, friends and care givers. Those participating will get a chance to swim, socialize, and have fun. Pre-registration is required. Admission costs $3.50 and can be paid at the pool the evening of the event.

Hager House program

On Thursday, Aug. 21, visit the Jonathan Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown City Park to learn about the ways that settlers on the frontier like Jonathan Hager fortified their homes. The "Loopholes, stockades and blockhouses" event is free. For more details, go to

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