1. Buttering up for some apple butter
Apple Butter Festival will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Parade with the theme of Heroes and Winners kicks off the festivities at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by two days of family-friendly games and contests, music, food, fine arts and local crafts. Critton Hollow String Band and Hillbilly Huxters will perform. Call 800-447-8797 or go to www.applebutterfestival.org.
2. Uncovering a spy's story
Steve French will discuss "Belle Boyd — Myth and Reality" during a meeting of Faces of the Civil War Book Club. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Sharpsburg Library's town meeting room, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 141, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. It's time to take stock
Winestock 2011 will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9., at Knob Hill Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring. A weekend of music and wine. Saturday's music includes Blue Transfer Band, Adam Taylor and Backroads Blues Band; on Sunday, Oct. 9, it's Skweez Play, The Rogues and Mama Jama. Admission is $10 advance, $15 at the door; $5 for ages 7 to 20; VIP tickets are $35 advance, $45 at the door. Call 301-842-2777 or go to www.knobhallwinery.com/winestock-2011.
4. Stuffing scarecrows
Community Free Clinic will be working at the scarecrow-making booth as part of Harvest Hoedown. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-733-9234 or email email@example.com.
5. A night of cruising
Friday night cruise-in will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in front of Smitty's Creamery, Potomac Street, Williamsport. Music by Vaun Miles, tribute to Patsy Cline. Admission costs $3. Call 301-573-1501.