Weekend calendar

October 18, 2008

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 their "injured" stuffed animals for repair. Many rescue organizations represented with exhibits/demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. 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. today. 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. today. Downtown Chambersburg. Free. Call Downtown Business Council at 717-261-0072 or go to


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. today. 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.

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival

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

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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