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Five for your planner: Wednesday, Sept. 12

September 11, 2012
  • Mark Beasley of Williamsport finishes the replica building of the Dunker Church on the Lagacy Manor Farm in Boonsboro the site for the Battle of Antietam re-enactment. 150th Anniversary of Antietam re-enactment will be Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, at Legacy Manor Farm, 2 miles north of Antietam Battlefield off Md. 65, Sharpsburg.
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1. Recreating Antietam

150th Anniversary of Antietam re-enactment will be Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, at Legacy Manor Farm, 2 miles north of Antietam Battlefield off Md. 65, Sharpsburg.  Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday's highlights include "Battle at Dunker Church," 10 a.m.; "Battle at Bloody Lane," 3 p.m.; camp dance by the 2nd South Carolina String Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday's highlights include "U.S. Cavalry skirmishers looking for water and provisions," 11 a.m.; "Battle at Burnside Bridge" featuring "Up Comes Hill," 2 p.m. $30, ages 13 and older for two days; $12, youth ticket for two days; $18, ages 13 and older for one day; $8 youth ticket for one day. For tickets, call 800-929-1862 or go to www.150thantietamreenactment.com.


2. Celebration of heritage

Sharpsburg Heritage Festival, a two-day festival featuring traditional crafts and other aspects of town history, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, Main Street, Sharpsburg. Features art, music, literature, encampments and living history. Call 301-730-0495 or 304-279-8440.

3. Brushstrokes of history

Mort Kunstler will sign prints, giclees and his latest book, "For Us the Living." He will also debut his latest release, "Absolution Before Victory." Event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

4. A romantic afternoon

A booksigning featuring Nora Roberts, who also writes as JD Robb, as well as authors Maya Banks, Lora Leigh, Eloisa James, Erica Robuck, Victoria Roberts and local authors Doug Bast, Tim Doyle and Kelly Conrad will sign books. Event will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Free tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Books autographed must be purchased at Turn the Page Bookstore. Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-4588 or email info@ttpbooks.com.


5. Art and the C&O Canal

Tim Snyder will explore the historical aspects of C&O Canal as shown in paintings by Garnet Jex at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-992-9767 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com.

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