Five things to do this week

June 25, 2009


Boom, boom, boom

Get ready for a jolt. Hold on. Cannon firing demos will be held at Antietam National Battlefield and Fort Frederick State Park this weekend. Read Wind and Skins

American culture

Go to a different kind of dance. A pow-wow will be held this weekend in Berkeley County, W.Va., with American Indian dancing and audience interaction. American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and craftspersons. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds. $8; $6, ages 3 to 12. Go to

By the numbers

Get your laughs and a dose of drama. New Voice Play Festival presents four original one-act plays over three nights starting Friday in Charles Town, W.Va. See Giving playwrights a voice


Hut, two, three, four

A parade, two battles, firing demos, music, living history camps, sutlers, children's activities and a candlelight walking tour are part of the annual March to Destiny Civil War Re-enactment Weekend in downtown Shippensburg, Pa., this Friday through Sunday. Call 717-532-4237 or 717-816-4237 or go to .


Buffet of art work

Compare the works of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' instructors and their students at a show opening Saturday. "Pears," left, is an oil on canvas by instructor Ski Holm. Call 301-739-5727.

Look up

More than 45 minutes of fireworks is just one reason to go to Mountaintop Heritage Days this weekend. Event featuresthree days of living history, family activities, presentations and more. Friday and Saturday, June 27, in Blue Ridge Summit Pa.; Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. For a complete schedule, go to www.onemountainfounda

Showing spirit

You never can tell what will float down the C&O Canal during Hancock's annual barge bash. Will there be another banana split this Saturday? Barges enter the canal at noon with nautical parade starting at 1 p.m. Classic rock by Flashbacks. Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rail Trail parking lot and Canal Street near Lockhouse Restaurant. Call 301-678-6635 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays; or e-mail $25 registration for each entry.

Dancing in the streets

It's a party in the street! Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Street Fest, on Saturday, features arts, crafts, food, children's activities and bands like the Speakeasy Boys, left, and Giants of Tiny Town. See Giants of the festival

Boys of summer

They're still cellar dwellers, but the Nats and O's have had some exciting games of late. They face each other on American League turf Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday, (7 p.m.) and Sunday (1:30 p.m.). Watch on MASN or MASN2.

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