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Five for your planner: Tuesday, Aug. 21

August 20, 2012
  • People and their pooches are invited to leap into the water at the annual Pooch Plunge on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Potterfield Pool in Hagerstown. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Washington County.
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1. C&O Canal Days
C&O Canal National Historical Park hosts activities this weekend as part of Williamsport C&O Canal Days — canal launch boat tours, “meet the mule” and banjo and bluegrass music on Saturday, Aug. 25; storytelling and music by Matthew Todd, and annual Williamsport Canal Family Reunion (shown) on Sunday, Aug. 26. C&O Canal NHP activities at Cushwa Basin. Many activities free. Call 301-582-0813.

2. Trains for families
Displays include HO-scale model railroad, trains for kids to operate, historic railroad equipment, artifacts and photos. 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4; 50 cents for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

3. Mother and son
A show of paintings by June Savannah and Bob Savannah continues through Wednesday, Aug. 29. Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-6813.

4. Bring an instrument
The public is invited to listen or bring an instrument and play. Refreshments. 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays at Beck and Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. $4. Go to www.beck-benedicthardware.com or call 717-762-4711.

5. Pooch Plunge
People and their pooches are invited to leap into the water together at the annual Pooch Plunge. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Washington County. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Potterfield Pool, 730 Frederick St., Hagerstown. $5 for one person and one dog. $2 for additional people and dogs. Call 301-733-2060.

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