Weekend calendar - Sept. 1

August 31, 2012

Maugansville Pride Day
Craft vendors and free entertainment. Food will be sold. Half of the profits will go to  the Branch family to offset medical bills. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Ruritan Community Park, Maugansville.

Penn National Farm Festival
A family-friendly event with live music, handmade crafts, food and farmers’ market. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Penn National Golf Course Community golf range, corner of Pa. 997 and Orchard Drive, Fayetteville, Pa. Free. Call 717-352-3046 or email

Master Gardeners
Washington County Master Gardeners will discuss fall lawn care. Bring plant or insect samples in sealed containers or bags or bring good quality photos along with your questions. 8 a.m. to noon today. Hagerstown City Farmers’ Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown. Email

Art in the Park
Local artists, face painting, fun, games, balloons and music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Sponsored by Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery. Noon to dusk today and Sunday. Doub’s Woods Park’s arts pavilion, 1307 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

Nature Holiday Weekend
Saturday’s activities include: children’s nature stories and crafts, 11 a.m.; aquatic life and water quality of the Potomac, a presentation at the river’s side, 1 p.m.; Wild Fruits and Seeds of Autumn, naturalist-led walk, 4 p.m.; Things that Go Bump in the Night, guided night hike, 8 p.m. Sunday: nature crafts for children, 11 a.m.; children’s story hour, featuring a reading of “The Little Red Bat,” 1 p.m.; how to create a butterfly/hummingbird garden, 3 p.m.; how to create a backyard habitat for wildlife, 4 p.m. Monday: ranger-led Beaver Pond walk, 11 a.m.; what does a park ranger do?, 1 p.m.; interactive presentation on the diet of an owl, 2 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. $3 service charge per vehicle for Maryland residents; $5 for nonresidents. Call 301-842-2155.

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