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Five for your planner: Tuesday, Oct. 16

October 15, 2012
  • Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival will be Thursday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 21.
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1. To celebrate the apple

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival will be Thursday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 21. Activities include free agricultural tours, coronation of Queen Pomona, Friday Night in the Square dance, apple growers contests, Arts and crafts, car cruise-in and more. Parade, 1 p.m. Saturday. Various sites in downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. For a complete schedule, go to www.msahf.com.


2. How Aldo Leopold changed science

Actor and writer Jim Pfitzer, pictured, will perform his one-man play, "Aldo Leopold — A Standard of Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at National Conservation Training Center, Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, W.Va. The play explores the influences and challenges that led conservationist Leopold to pen his book, "A Sand Country Almanac." Free. Call 304-876-7276 or go to NCTC.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html.


3. Art that is wearable

"Warm and Wearable" exhibit opens Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Ice House with a meet-the-artists reception at 7:30 p.m. Nearly a dozen artists from the region are featured with the theme of wearable art. Triaxial wall pieces will also be on display. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Nov. 25. The Ice House is on the corner of Independence Avenue and Mercer Street. Free admission. Call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.

4. Discovering treasure

Antiques and collectibles show will be this weekend at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., U.S. 11, Williamsport.  Antique dealers will sell their merchandise. Antique appraisals 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20; $5 per item. Food will be sold. Event 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Admission, $2.50 ages 12 and older. Proceeds benefit Kinder Haven Child Care Center, a ministry of Zion. Call 301-223-7834.


5. Do you know Antietam?

James and Suzanne Gindlesperger will discuss and sign copies of their latest book, "So You Think You Know Antietam? The Stories Behind America's Bloodiest Day" 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Antietam National Battlefield Visitors Center Gift Shop, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg. Go to www.blairpub.com/alltitles/soantietam.php.

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