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Five for planner: Wednesday, May 16

May 15, 2012
  • Washington County Historical Society's new exhibit, "Potpourri  Treasures from the Attic," will include a little of this and a little of that  a naval uniform from the Spanish-American War, a 1866 ball gown, 1834 hatbox, fraktur birth and baptismal announcements (shown), Native American pieces and ancient Egyptian lamps.
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1. Historical smorgasbord

Washington County Historical Society's new exhibit, "Potpourri — Treasures from the Attic," will include a little of this and a little of that —  a naval uniform from the Spanish-American War, a 1866 ball gown, 1834 hatbox, fraktur birth and baptismal announcements (shown), Native American pieces and ancient Egyptian lamps. Reception 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Exhibit continues through the end of June. $5; $3, seniors and students; ages 14 and younger admitted free. Call 301-797-8782.



2. Smithsburg Pride Days

Highlights include live music, craft and food vendors, a parade, a street dance and fireworks. Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20. Events at Veterans Park, Smithsburg Library and throughout Smithsburg. For complete schedule, call 301-824-7234 or go to www.orgsites.com/md/smithsburgpridedays.



3. Prog rock

Molehill will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at The Thought Lot gallery, 37 E. Garfield St., Shippensburg, Pa. $5 to $10. Go to www.postnowpa.com.



4. Metaphysical novel

Diane Draper will sign copies of her novel, "Precious Souls: Book One: The Loathing Oblivion." Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Inner Beyouty, 57 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 443-527-8461.



5. Civil War artillery

Learn about the important role artillery played in the Battle of South Mountain. Cannon firing demonstrations at 11 a.m., 1 and 3  p.m. Saturday, May 19; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Washington Monument State Park, 6620 Zittlestown Road, near Boonsboro. Free.

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