This week from THECalendar

July 06, 2009


Goose Route Dance Festival

Festival begins today and features concerts, lectures, events for children, master classes, a preprofessional training program. Continues through Sunday, July 26. Most events take place at War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-6751 or go to


Air Force band in concert

The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight performs. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or e-mail .

Exhibit hall opens at museum

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Washington County Commissioners will officially cut the ribbon at the second exhibit hall at the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. The 7,200-square-foot structure will house all of the museum's large farm equipment.



Japanese animation for teens and tweens

Boonsboro Library will host Anime Night for tweens and teens beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Watch favorite episodes and bring your own to share. Registration is requested. Call 301-432-5723.

Contemporary American Theater Festival

CATF kicks off its season Wednesday with pay-what-you-can previews. Festival contineus through Aug. 2 and features five new American plays. "Farragut North" by Beau Willimon; "Yankee Tavern" by Steven Dietz; "Fifty Words" by Michael Weller; "The History of Light" by Eisa Davis and "Dear Sara Jane" by Victor Lodato. Individual tickets start at $44.50. Shepherd University, Shepherds-town, W.Va. For ticket prizes and schedule, call 304-876-3473 or 800-999-2283 or go to .


Andr Watts performs in Shippensburg

Festival Chamber Orchestra concert will feature Andr Watts, guest pianist, and Gerhardt Zimmermann, guest conductor. 8 p.m. Thursday. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $15 to $40. Call 717-477-7469 or go to .

FRIDAY, July 10

'Charlotte's Web'

The Potomac Playmakers production of "Charlotte's Web" opens at 7 p.m. Friday. The cast includes 24 local children. Other showtimes are 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11. The Academy Theatre, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $10. For reservations, call 301-797-8182 or go to

'Local Color'

Exhibit opens Friday of paintings by Robert Schropp of Fayetteville, Pa., and Terry Shotton of Greencastle, Pa. Meet the artists from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 17. Exhibit continues through Friday, Aug. 28. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or go to .


Kennedy Farm House open house

The 150th anniversary of the arrival of John Brown and his collaborators at the house from which they launched their attack on the federal armory. The afternoon will include tours, demonstrations and refreshments. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12. Kennedy Farm, 2406 Chestnut Grove Road, Sharpsburg.

SUNDAY, July 12

Battle of Funkstown

The battle of Funkstown is re-enacted Sunday. The street battle will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Baltimore Street and a battle in the woods is set for 2 p.m. in the city park. Fireworks at 9 p.m. All events free. Call 301-791-0948.

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