The five free things to do this weekend

September 04, 2008

Military band concert

Free Country, the U.S. Marine Band's contemporary country music ensemble, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, on the lawn behind the Mather Training Center at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. See page B4.

Sotto Voce Poetry Festival

Poetry festival includes several free events Friday through Sunday in Shepherdstown, W.Va., including poetry readings. Check out the schedule at

First Saturday in Frederick, Md.

International music, dancers and activities from around the world in 15 downtown blocks. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in downtown Frederick.

South Mountain State Battlefield Living History Weekend

Features Civil War re-enactors, tours, Civil War artillery demos and overview talks about the Battle of South Mountain. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, at Washington Monument State Park. Go to


Morgan Ballard art exhibit

Ballard's paintings often involve religious themes with explorations in color, movement and composition that lend the art a natural feel. Opening reception, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown.

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