Around Halfway

August 21, 2008|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

Music By the Lake concerts continue

Music By The Lake, the summer concert series, will continue Saturday at Hagerstown City Park at 7 p.m. with a performance from the South Mountain String Band.

The event is co-sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council, the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, call 301-791-3132 or go to on the Web.

Embroiderer's Art Exhibit planned

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown City Park will host the Embroiderer's Art Exhibit on Saturday. This exhibit will feature a collection of fiber arts created by members of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Embroiderer's Guild of America. For more information, go to on the Web.


Spud Fest to be held

Visit the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike on Saturday, Aug. 30 for the Spud Fest.

The event starts at 10 a.m. Homemade potato chips are going to be the highlight of the day along with the process of digging potatoes, with horse and plow, sorting, cleaning and slicing and finally frying the potatoes into chips. Prizes will be awarded to the children who retrieve the largest and smallest potato found. Other children's activities will also be held, such as face painting, potato pressing and balloon sculpting. For more information, call 240-343-2839 or go to on the Web.

Home show planned at mall

The annual home show will be held at Valley Mall from Sept. 5 to 7. Vendors will be set up throughout the mall to answer any home improvement questions you might have.

Arts festival set for City Park

Hagerstown City Park will host the second annual autumn arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14.

Events will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A variety of activities are planned at the park, Hager House, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Mansion House Art Gallery and the Railroad Museum. This event will showcase more than 50 craftspeople and artists, along with tours of the 268-year-old Hager House. Children's activities will be offered, along with live musical performances and French and Indian Civil War living history demonstrations. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, call 301-739-8393 or go to on the Web.

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