Story time at Valley Mall

July 11, 2012|Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway

Starting Thursday, the Just Mom and Me reading and craft series gets under way at Valley Mall

The event includes stories, songs, crafts and other activities.

Story time will be held in the Macy’s Court area from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday through Aug. 9.

The Just Mom and Me weekly event is free and open to those ages 2 to 8.

For more information or to register, go to

Summer concerts to start at City Park

The Music by the Lake summer concert series begins Saturday at Hagerstown City Park. It will continue for four consecutive Saturdays.

All of the free concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the City Park bandshell.

Saturday’s concert will feature the Stevens Family bluegrass band.

The series will continue Saturday, July 21, with Stoney Creek bluegrass band.

The band features guitarist Ed Barney, banjo player Darrell Sanders and Libby Files, bass player. 

The third concert on July 28 features Bill Emerson and Sweet Drive with three vocalists who each contribute both lead and harmony.

The Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will perform contemporary bluegrass music at the final concert on Aug. 4.

The concerts are sponsored by the city of Hagerstown, Washington County Arts Council and Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

And don’t forget, you can hear the Hagerstown Municipal Band for free every Sunday at the bandshell at 7:30 p.m. until Aug. 26.

For more information, call the Washington County Arts Council at 301-791-3132.

Mall to host sports cards and memorabilia show 

A sports cards and memorabilia display will be at Valley Mall, beginning Friday, July 27. Merchants with tables filled with sports cards, memorabilia and other keepsakes will be set up throughout the mall through Sunday, July 29.

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