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Top five things to do this week

September 24, 2009

The top five things to do this week



Oh, so soft

Celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days as seven area alpaca farms will be open to the public. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27. Addresses and a map, go to www.hagerstownmarylandalpacas.com .

The Great White Way

Broadway divas Debbie Gravitte, Jan Horvath and Anne Runolfsson will sing as part of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Pops concert Saturday at The Maryland Theatre. Read An Evening with Divas

From Russia, with love

Wilson College's performing arts series starts Friday with the Russian Carnival Ensemble, above. Performances are scheduled at Laird Hall on the Chambersburg, Pa., campus throughout the year. 7:30 p.m. Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. $15; $12, senior citizens; $7.50 for non-Wilson students; free for children in grades kindergarten through 12. Call 717-262-2003, e-mail specialevents@wilson.edu. Order tickets at www.wilson.edu , click on events and conferences and then Performing Arts Series.

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Crafts, crafts and more crafts

Get a jump start on some holiday shopping at the Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival, which starts Friday at Sam Michaels Park in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Fall Mountain State Arts and Crafts Festival. About 200 juried artists and craftspersons, wines, bluegrass entertainment and children's activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 27. $7; $4, children ages 6 to 17. Call 800-624-0577 or 304-725-2055 or go to www.jefferson countywvchamber.org/festival .

Calling all car enthusiasts

Made in Martinsburg. Check out the 1914 Norwalk Underslung Six antique auto at the Norwalk Festival on Saturday and Sunday. What a gas: Celebrating Norwalk

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From the old Kentucky home

The 2009 Appalachian Writer-in-Residence series kicks off Monday with a 7 p.m. free film screening of "Sludge," at Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Silas House is this year's writer in residence. Go to www.shepherd.edu/ahwirweb for the full schedule.

Hilltop heritage

Celebrate the good ol' days in Middletown, Md., on Saturday. Civil War re-enactors, children's games and lots of live music are only a few things to see at Middletown Heritage Days Festival. Parade down Main Street starts at 10 a.m. Event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Main Street, Middletown. Call 301-371-6171 or go to www.middletownheritagefes tival.com .

Be proud of your borough

WaynesboroFest starts Friday and continues through Sunday, Oct. 4, in Waynesboro, Pa. Highlights include Breakfast in Waynesboro from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Savoy Restaurant; "Amish Project" at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Waynesboro Middle School. Also quilt exhibit, Mont Alto historical tour, Pen Mar memorabilia display and more. Friday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 4. Go to www.waynesborofest.org or call 540-514-5108.

More Pennsylvania pride

There will be an art show, crafts displays, good food and activities for kids to do Saturday in downtown Mercersburg, Pa. , during Mercersburg Townfest. Features art, jewelry, craft and food vendors. Kids Corner and live music. Also Mercersburg First United Methodist Fall Fest, Mercersburg Veterinary Pet Fun Fest, Stoner's corn maze and Long Acres Alpaca Farm open house. Parking and admission are free. Call 717-328-5827 or go to www.mercersburgtownfest.com .

These steamers you don't eat

Need to blow off some steam? Well, join the crowd in Smithsburg for the Steam Engine & Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday. About 60 craft vendors and 70 flea market vendors. Large display of antique steam traction engines, gas tractors and gas engines. Saw mill, corn husking, shingle mill, grain threshing and straw baling. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. fire hall grounds. Call 301-824-1009.

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