The five free things to do this weekend

August 28, 2008

Fall film festival

Shepherdstown Film Society kicks off its fall season with "Persepolis," a 2007 coming-of-age film nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature film. 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall. Discussion follows movie. Go to

Spud Fest

Children help harvest potatoes the old-fashioned way, then snack on homemade potato chips. Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Washington County Rural Heritage Museum. Call 240-313-2839.

Shippensburg Corn Festival

Live music, about 300 craft vendors, antique car show and children's activities. Did we mention corn? 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, in downtown Shippensburg, Pa. Go to

Insect walk

Great kids' event. Insect expert Wil Hershberger leads outdoor search for insects. Cacapon State Park near Berkeley Springs, W.Va., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. E-mail


Motorcycle-Corvette show

Music by B.T. & The Cruisers, food vendors, door prizes. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at M&S Harley-Davidson, Chambersburg, Pa. Free spectator admission. Go to

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