Weekend calendar

October 17, 2008

Apple Harvest Festival

Coronation of Queen Pomona XXIX and Night in the Park today; celebrity breakfast with "One Life to Live" star Kamar de los Reyes and former Pittsburgh Steeler Louis Lipps, 5K run, parade and grand ball Saturday; and apple-eating and apple-peeling contests Sunday. Various locations in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Continues through Sunday. Many events are free. Call 304-263-2500 or go to

Fulton Fall Folk Festival

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The festival features arts, crafts and food vendors. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. McConnellsburg Community Building, South Third Street. Call 717-485-4064.

'My Dog Can Do That'

FAIRPLAY - Competition requires dogs and their humans to perform tricks. 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Peaceable Paws Dog Training Center, 17816 Spielman Road. $10 for canines and their owners. Spectators are welcome. Call 301-582-9420 or e-mail Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.


Irish music

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Hedge Band performs. 8 p.m. today. Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall. Tickets cost $8 to $15. Call 304-263-2531, e-mail or go to

Pet fair and fall festival

FUNKSTOWN - Halloween pet costume parade and contest at noon with prizes for scariest, cutest, prettiest, most original. A M.A.S.H. unit where kids can bring "injured" stuffed animals for repair. Rescue organizations will have exhibits/demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St. Call 301-733-7579.

Pumpkin festival

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bluegrass entertainment by Twin Hill Express. Pumpkin carving, games and raffle. Pumpkin baking contest. Judging begins at 11 a.m. Call Renfrew Museum at 717-762-4723 for contest rules and an entry form. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Renfrew Park. $4 to $7; free for children 3 and younger.

AppleFest 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Craft vendors, food, children's activities. Live music from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on courthouse plaza square. Dedication ceremony at Fort Chambers Park at 9 a.m. Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Downtown Chambersburg. Free. Call Downtown Business Council at 717-261-0072 or go to

Bluegrass concert

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Featuring Scott Brannon Bluegrass Band and Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band. 7 p.m. Saturday. Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St. $12. Go to or call 717-762-4711.

Gospel sing

SHARPSBURG - Second annual Outdoor Gospel Sing with groups Higher Ground, Tim Moffit, Bobby Yost, Kenny Johnson Jr. and Kenny Johnson. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Samples Manor Church of God, 2128 Harpers Ferry Road. Free admission, food and drinks. Bring lawn chairs. Call 304-616-1437 or 301-432-8359.

Consort to perform

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts presents the Museum Consort performing "Love is a Four-Letter Word." 2:30 p.m. Sunday. City Park. Call 301-739-5727 or visit

Concert fundraiser

Jazz musician Marcus Johnson presents a fundraising concert for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. University System of Maryland-Hagerstown. Tickets cost $50 and are sold at the door or by e-mailing

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