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Staff picks for Sept. 1 to 7

September 01, 2011
  • Re-enactors portray civilian life before the Battle of Antietam. Visit with townspeople having a final supper with artillery booming from the Battle of South Mountain, attend the last pre-battle service in the Dunker Church, help citizens decide what to take as they flee their homes. Living history interpretive programs will be held throughout the weekend at Antietam National Battlefield.
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The Top Five

Hagerstown Corn Maze
Eight-acre corn maze opens Friday, Sept. 2. Moonlight mazes on Friday and Saturday nights. 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; and noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Continues through Sunday, Oct. 30. Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road, Hagerstown. $3 to $5; free for ages 4 and younger. Call 301-393-4377, email info@cmhag.org or go to www.hagerstowncornmaze.org.

Wine and jazz
Wine Down Friday features live music with Anita Thomas and Bob Sykes, plus wine tasting. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring. $5, includes five tastes and one glass of wine. Call 301-842-2777 or email info@knobhallwinery.com.

Small-town pride
Maugansville Pride Day features food, craft vendors, free entertainment, antique tractor display, games, barrel ride train,  and displays by local groups and businesses. Entertainment includes Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association, Sheriff’s K-9 patrol demonstration, and Maria Rose and Danny Elswick’s Midwest Country show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Ruritan Park, 18007 Maugans Ave., Maugansville. Call Bob Walton at 301-739-6742.

Basset hounds for everyone
BROOD Ramble’s theme is the 1950s. Both humans and hounds can participate in events, including a pie-eating contest and costume contest. For bassets and basset mixes only. Rental bassets will be available. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. fundraising walk begins. Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Call 301-582-3462 or go to www.brood-va.org.

Candlelight ghost tours
Visitors will be led through the city’s streets and alleys for an informative and fun adventure. Tours are offered various nights through Saturday, Dec. 3. Meet in front of Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 N. Market St., downtown Frederick, Md. Tickets, $5 to $10 per person. Go to www.marylandghosttours.com.


Top Five Free

Art activities for kids
Crafts, music, games, facepainting, balloons and snacks organized by Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Doubs Woods Park, Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email ronlytle3@netzero.com or go to www.csagi.org.

Remember Sept. 11
An exhibit that honors the memory of those killed in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and celebrates the freedoms that form the backbone of our nation. Open house, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Exhibit continues through Friday, Sept. 30. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Free, donations accepted. Call 717-597-9010 or go to www.greencastlemuseum.org.

Wildlife art
Display of wildlife art by local artists. Paintings by LaVerne and Yvette Hill as well as student artists will be on display. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 28. The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, 159 S. Main St. Call 717-264-6883.

Before the Storm
Re-enactment of civilian life before the Battle of Antietam. Visit with townspeople having a final supper with artillery booming from the Battle of South Mountain, attend the last pre-battle service in the Dunker Church, help citizens decide what to take as they flee their homes. Living history interpretive programs will be held throughout the weekend at various sites on the battlefield. 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3; and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Antietam National Battlefield, off Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg. Call 301-432-5124.

Pappy’s Picnic on Labor Day
Community picnic open to the public. Bring a covered dish and a chair. 11 a.m. Labor Day, Sept. 5, at Doub’s Woods, Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown. RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 1. Call D&J Auto Sales at 301-797-1035.

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