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Five for your planner: Wednesday, June 19

June 19, 2013
  • Scene from the MPT documentary film, "Maryland's Heart of the Civil War," which will have its local debut on Sept. 7 at the Carroll Arts Center. The free screening will come after the dedication of a new historical marker in town, noting the Sept. 11, 1862, raid of Confederate Col. Thomas L. Rosser and the Fifth Virginia Cavalry.
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1. Civil War-themed movies

Two Civil War-themed movies, “Fields of Freedom” and Maryland Public Television’s “Heart of the Civil War,” will be shown. “Fields of Freedom” Producer Robert Monahan will lead a Q&A session following the film. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Bridge of Life Center theater, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Go to www.bridgeoflife.org.

2. Local filmmakers hold debut

In “Blind Circumstance,” violence-prone Ben seeks short-term fixes to his problems instead of long-term solutions, leading to one bad decision after another. 7 p.m., doors open; 8 p.m., movie; Q&A session following movie. Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg, Pa. $6. Viewer discretion advised. Call 717-263-0202. Go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org.

3. Car show

The Mason Dixon Region Automobile Club of America hosts a car show. Flea market, Model T driving demonstrations. All cars welcome. No judging. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Washington County Ag Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $8 per vehicle. Free to the public. Call 301-582-0340. 

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4. Early American banjo concert

A concert featuring stroke-style banjo players. 5:15 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. $5, adults; $3, children. Call 301-416-2395. Go to www.civilwarmed.org or www.minstrelbanjoning.com.

5. Birth of West Virginia

On Saturday, June 22, Harpers Ferry park rangers present a variety of programs on the 1863 vote for the establishment of West Virginia as the 25th state. Family and youth activities, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 19th-century baseball game 1 to 2:30 p.m. Walking tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical, off U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Call 304-535-6029.

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