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Weekend calendar

October 31, 2008

Wind Down Fridays

Jackson Brothers and Van Showe perform. Today, 5 to 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $5; $2 for ages 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit The Maryland Theatre. Purchase tickets at the door or call the theater at 301-790-2000. Rain or shine.




Apple butter festival

Arts and crafts, bake sale items, and apple butter made on site. Saturday, breakfast served from 6 to 11 a.m., lunch begins at 11 a.m. Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, W.Va. 45, west of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-6038 or 304-876-6686.




Stamp expo

The Cumberland Valley Philatelic Society hosts its Fall Stamp Expo 2008. Features a dealer bourse and exhibits. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chambersburg (Pa.) -Recreation Center, U.S. 30, Exit 16 off Interstate 81, go west to Third Street, turn left at the post office and go 2 1/2 blocks. Center is on the right. Free.

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C&O Canal heritage hike

Sponsored by the C&O Canal Association. Hikers meet in the visitor center parking area at Fort Frederick State Park in Big Pool. A bus departs Saturday at 10 and 11 a.m. and carries hikers to destinations for return walks of varying lengths along the canal towpath. $10 bus fee and liability waiver required. Go to www.candocanal.org.




Trick or treat

Shops in downtown Chambersburg, Pa., host trick or treat. A costume contest will be at 1:30 p.m. on Courthouse Plaza. Trick or treat is open to children ages 13 and younger, in costume and accompanied by an adult. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. North and South Main streets, Chambersburg. Call 717-261-0072 or send an e-mail to dbc@innernet.net.




Mummers Parade

The 84th Alsatia Mummers Parade begins on Potomac Avenue and proceeds from Oak Hill Avenue south to Wilson Boulevard. Saturday, 6 p.m. For details on street closings, go to www.herald-mail.com.




Ball and auction

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild presents its annual ball and auction. This year's theme is "Egypt, Jewel of the Nile." Proceeds benefit the MSO. Ancient Egypt-style attire is optional. Saturday, 6 p.m. Fountain Head Country Club, Hagerstown. $125 per person. For ticket information, call 301-797-4000.




Melissa Manchester

Singer Melissa Manchester and keyboard player Stephan Oberhoff perform. Saturday, 8 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $33 to $40, including service fee. For tickets, call 717-263-0202 today from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by them at the door.




Piano and cello

The Bowman Memorial Concert features pianist Lura Johnson and cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free and open to the public. Reception hosted by The Singer Society follows the concert. Call 301-739-5727.




Contemporary Christian music

MercyMe performs with special guest Bebo Norman. Sunday, 7 p.m. Bethel Assembly of God Church, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $23 and $30. Call 717-491-1955 or go to www.verticalconcerts.com.

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