Weekend calendar - May 26

May 26, 2012

Memorial Day service

Speaker Tom Riford, retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, military honors by AMVETS Post 10, bagpiper Rick Conrad, Mason Dixon Barbershop Quartet “The Polished Four,” trolley car tours and refreshments. 9:30 a.m. today. Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-3630.

C&O Canal in the Civil War

Tim Snyder will sign copies of his book, “Trembling in the Balance,” about the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal during the Civil War. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Bluegrass music

The Hillbilly Gypsies Bluegrass Band will perform. 7 p.m. today. Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. $13; free for children younger than 12. Call 717-762-4711 or go to

Civil War romance

Crystal Schelle will sign copies of “Marilyn, My Marilyn” during Halfway Park Days. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Halfway. Go to

Halfway Park Days

About 100 arts and crafts vendors, plus rides for the kids and barbecue chicken by Halfway Lions Club. Music by South Hagerstown High School jazz band and Take Two. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Halfway. Free admission. Call 301-739-3219.

'Stonewall Stopped: Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign'

The two-day event will focus on Gen. Rufus B. Saxton’s successful defense of Harpers Ferry against Jackson during the 1862 Valley Campaign. Activities will include living history, ranger-conducted programs and family/youth activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, off U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Call 304-535-6748 or go to

West Virginia Wine and Arts Festival

Live music, West Virginia wines and artists from the region. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $10 to $20; free for ages 12 and younger. Go to

Mont Alto Iron Works

“Furnaces and Forges: The Legacy of Our Area’s Iron Industry” will focus on the role iron furnaces played in shaping the history of Franklin County, Pa., as well as other parts of America. 1 to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Waynesboro Industrial Museum, 235 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-4460. Go to

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