Weekend calendar - Sept. 15

September 14, 2012

Rockin’ at River Bottom Park

Concert headliners are Rhino Bucket and Charm City Devils. Also playing are Calisus, Crush Theory and The Edmund Allan Brown Band. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday; meet and greet with Rhino Bucket and Charm City Devils at 3 p.m. River Bottom Park, off U.S. 11, Williamsport.

Thunder Over the Blue Ridge

The 167th Airlift Wing hosts open house and air show. Saturday and Sunday. Parking lot opens at 7:30 a.m. General parking shuttle at 8:30 a.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Free, but $10 per person donation to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle is encouraged. Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport,  Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to

Book signing with Nora Roberts

A book signing featuring Nora Roberts, who also writes as JD Robb, plus invited authors Maya Banks, Lora Leigh, Eloisa James, Erica Robuck, Victoria Roberts and local authors Doug Bast, Tim Doyle and Kelly Conrad will sign books. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 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

Pottery festival

A clay-only celebration of the ceramic arts. Sponsored by Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies and the Mont Alto Pottery Guild. Folk and jazz guitarist, harmonica player and singer Tom McFarland will perform. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Park in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road. Call 717-456-0476 or email

Shepherd’s Fest Kids Bash

Games, pony rides, crafts, barrel train rides, petting zoo, two bike giveaways, prizes, hay rides, fire engine display, hot dogs, lemonade, ice cream and more. For all ages. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Good Shepherd Ministries, 19763 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown. $1 per child. Call 301-665-3767 or email

Shiloh Fun Fest

Local praise bands to perform. Antique and classic car display, cruise-in, free children’s activiites, horse-drawn wagon rides and food. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Money raised will help pay for automated external defibrillator. Call 301-797-4083.

History of the 1866 African-American chapel

Presentation of the history of the 1866 African-American Tolson’s Chapel and Freedmen’s Bureau school. Tours of the building and grounds. 2 p.m. Saturday. Tolson’s Chapel, 111 E. High St., Sharpsburg.

Insect walk

Wil Hershberger will lead a family-oriented walk to look at insects. 7 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the large C&O Canal parking lot on Canal Road, three-tenths of a mile south of the Shepherdstown/Sharpsburg bridge over the Potomac River. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to walk through high grass and weeds. The walk will be canceled if it rains. Space is limited. To register, call 304-229-6229, email or go to

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