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The five free things to do this weekend

October 02, 2008

Carving out an afternoon



Pumpkin painting, horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, baked goods -- these are things that make Williamsport's Original Harvest Hoedown a true family event. This year's festivities are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park. Don't forget to bring along a can of canned food to benefit the local food pantry.

All aboard



Celebrate the history of railroading in Maryland at the annual Brunswick Railroad Days. Festival is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, along East and West Potomac streets.

Taking it to the streets



With five bands, there's bound to be dancing at the In the Street festival in Frederick, Md. Oh, yeah there are crafts, food and art displays, too. The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in downtown Frederick. For more information, go to www.celebratefrederick.com.

Swing, batter batter



Baseball players are counting down to see who will truly be the Boys of October. Goat, black cat, Bartman -- what's next? Will the Chicago Cubs' curse finally be lifted? It's a tripleheader today on TBS: Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at 2:30 p.m.; Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies at 6 p.m. and Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs at 9:30 p.m.

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Swim or fly



Take in a little culture at a special exhibit, "Fish and Fowl," which includes more than a dozen artists from the region. An opening reception will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Ice House, corner of Independent and Mercer streets, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

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