Weekend calendar

September 11, 2009

Battle anniversaries

The 147th anniversaries of the Battle of Antietam and the Battle of South Mountain are being observed this weekend. Both battlefields will hold special tours, musical performances and living history demonstrations. Today, Sunday and Thursday, Sept. 17. Various locations at Antietam National Battlefield and Washington Monument State Park. Call 301-432-8065 or 301-432-5124.

Boonesborough Days

The 38th annual Boonesborough Days features about 150 craft vendors and tours of the recently renovated Boonsboro trolley station. A dedication ceremony for the Boonsboro Trolley Station Museum will be today at 6 p.m. Today and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shafer Memorial Park, off Main Street, Boonsboro. Free admission. Free parking is available at the Boonsboro school complex off Campus Avenue near the intersection of Maple Avenue and Main Street. A trolley will take people to and from the park for free. Call the Boonsboro Historical Society at 301-432-5889.

Pickin' in the Panhandle

Pickin' in the Panhandle, the West Virginia State BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, features a barbecue contest and various bluegrass acts. The Charlie Daniels Band will perform today at 8 p.m. Today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lazy A Campground, 317 Kathy's Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va. $20, adults for a two-day pass; children 12 and younger admitted free. To purchase tickets and for a complete schedule, go to


Autumn Arts Festival

The festival spans City Park, with exhibitions at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Mansion House Art Gallery and the Hagerstown Railroad Museum. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-8393 or send an e-mail to

Colonial Fair and Muster

Activities include an arrow-making class, re-enactments, 18th-century music programs and an 18th-century church service. Today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Conococheague Institute Museum & Library, 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, Pa. $5 per car parking fee. Call 717-328-3467.

Cumberland Valley Pottery Festival

The Boro Boogie Pickers perform bluegrass. About two dozen potters will sell their works. Participants can try to make pottery. Food will be sold. Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-4723.

Love Out Loud Festival

Christian musical artists include Wavorly, My Endless Endeavor, Skyhawk Drive, The Pledge and Calling Out Closer. Speakers, food and games. There will be meet-the-band tables. Today, 4 to 10:30 p.m. Spirit of Christ Community Church, 1985 Wenger Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-267-1346.

Sunday in the Garden

Activities for children include making and painting a birdhouse gourd. Sunday. German 4 Square Garden and Cabins behind the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum & Village, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65), seven miles south of Hagerstown. Call 240-420-1714.

Concert series

The Dave Winter Group will perform as part of Pen Mar Park's concert series. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2807.

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