Five for your planner: Wednesday, June 20

June 20, 2012
  • The Brigade of the American Revolution will celebrate the re-enactment group's 50th anniversary Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, 24, at Fort Frederick State Park near Big Pool.
The Brigade of the American Revolution

1. Revolutionary re-enactment
National 50th anniversary event for Brigade of the American Revolution. Throughout the weekend, activities will take place in both the American and British camps. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday , June 23, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Civilian and military members of the Brigade talk at 11 a.m. and battle re-enactments at 1:30 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. $3; $2, children. Call 301-842-2155.

2. Canal boat tours
The Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park offers canal launch boat tours from Cushwa Basin to Lock 44. 10:30 a.m. and 12:15, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through summer. C&O Canal Williamsport Visitor Center, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. Free; first come, first served. Call 301-582-0813.

3. Old-style banjo music
Early American-style banjoists will present a concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. $5; $3, children younger than 15. Call 301-695-1864.

4. War comes to Shippensburg
Civil War programs include a street skirmish, tactical battle, foraging, an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor and sidesaddle demonstration, shown. Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 24. Downtown Shippens-burg, Pa. For a schedule, go to

5. Military band concert
The Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic perform a blend of patriotic and classical music. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Hagerstown Community College, Alumni Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2346 or go to

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