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Five for your planner: Sunday, Jan. 1

December 30, 2011
  • Hancock will host the Battle of Hancock re-enactment 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, and Friday, Jan. 6; 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.
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1. Hancock's battle ready

Hancock will host the Battle of Hancock re-enactment 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, and Friday, Jan. 6; 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Civil War re-enactors, firing demonstrations, story telling, live music, book signings in the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Hancock. Sunday features a Civil War soldiers' memorial service and dedication of grave stones. Brochure with event schedule at Town Hall. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 6; 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Concert by the Wildcat Regiment Band at 5 p.m. Jan. 7. Event begins at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. Events also at Hancock Community Center and Hancock Museum & Visitor Center throughout the weekend. All events are free; concert admission is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 301-678-5095.


2. Strictly ballroom

Jim Powers  will host a ballroom dance party with music on the Yamaha organ. Dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Maugansville Ruritan Building, 18007 Maugans Ave., Maugansville. $4 per person. Call 301-791-1551.


3. Rockin' out

Right Choice Ministries, 20204 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown, will host a concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the church. Concert features Gabriel The Marine from Long Island, N.Y., Those Victorious, Time Columns, pictured,  My Favorite Colour and Traces of Lead. $5. Call 301-797-8157.


4. First  Friday

First Friday Coffeehouse will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at  Trinity Church Orchard House, W.Va. 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The show will feature Jacob Johnson, songwriter and guitarist from South Carolina. Doors open and open mic sign-up, 7:30 p.m. Donation $5 to $10. Call 304-876-2915.


5. For singles only

One on One Singles will host a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 6, at Knights of Columbus, 20340 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. Dance for ages 21 and older. Music by Slate's DJs. Casual dress, cash bar, snacks and door prizes. 8 p.m. to midnight first and third Fridays. $7. Call 304-274-3809 or 304-839-2322.

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