Weekend Calendar

July 10, 2009

Confederates on Turner's Gap

Interact with living historians portraying Capt. John Lane's Battery and Col. Alfred Colquitt's Brigade of infantry. Today and Sunday. Turner's Gap, Dahlgren Chapel site, Alternate U.S. 40, south of Boonsboro. Free. Call South Mountain State Battlefield at 301-432-8065.

Arts and Crafts Fair

The 27th annual Arts and Crafts Fair will feature about 150 vendors. Gary Patterson will play bagpipes from 9 to 11 a.m., a DJ will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and singer/songwriter Ray Owen will entertain from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with a program including songs, stories and humor. Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville, Pa. Free. Call 717-352-2161.

Garrison Weekend

Members of Joshua Beall's Maryland Company perform living history demonstrations. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Call 301-842-2155.

Children's experience weekend

Hands-on activities and programs will focus on how children lived during the mid-18th century. Today and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Call 301-416-2395 or go to


Open house

The event celebrates the 150th anniversary of the arrival of John Brown and his collaborators. The afternoon will include tours, demonstrations and refreshments. Today and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Kennedy Farm, 2406 Chestnut Grove Road, Sharpsburg.

Morning Star concert

Featuring Curtis Huyler and Jubilation, The Heavners, Gospel Strings Bluegrass, Bob Gay and Judy Bollinger, Nancy Wiles and Jessy Snyder, Morning Star singers and others. Today, 1 p.m. to dusk. Doub's Woods Arts Pavilion, 1307 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Bring lawn chairs. Suggested donation is $6. Call 301-733-9365.

Book signing

Nora Roberts will sign her new book "Black Hills." Also includes authors Stephanie Laurens, Linda Howard, T. Lynn Ocean, Jeanne Adams, Lavinia Kent and Herald-Mail columnist Tim Rowland. Today, 1 to 3 p.m. Turn the Page, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-4588 or go to

Splash bash

"Shark Tale" will be played on an inflatable big screen while participants swim in the pool. Food will be sold. Bring a lawn chair. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Today, pool opens at 7 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park swimming pool, off Halfway Boulevard, Halfway. $1.

Gospel soul and country funk

Country Traditions will perform Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., and Carpenter Ants will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Pig roast from 3 to 4 p.m. The Troubadour Restaurant and Music Park, 25 Troubadour Lane, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. $12 per person; $20 per couple. Tickets available at the Troubadour and at the gate. Call 304-258-9381, send an e-mail or go to

Hagerstown Municipal Band

Selections include "Hands Across the Sea March" by Sousa, "When the Saints Come Marching In" by Lavalle and "Pictures at an Exhibition (Selections)" by Moussorgsky. Clarinet soloist Ryan Chaney will perform "Fantasia and Rondo" by von Weber and "Immer Kleiner" by Schreiner. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Free.

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