Five for your planner: Friday, July 5

July 03, 2013
  • Maryland Symphony Orchestra Musical Conductor Elizabeth Schulze leads the MSO in 2010 during the 25th annual Salute to Independence at the Antietam National Battlefield. The 2013 concert is Saturday, July 6.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

1. Patriotic concert
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform its Salute to Independence concert, featuring singer-songwriter Jennie Avila, performing original compositions based on local Civil War stories. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Antietam National Battlefield, off Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg. Go to

2. Model trains
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, has model trains for kids to run, including a new layout of the Western Maryland Railway; plus historic locomotives and engines outdoors on tracks. 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. $5, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12. Call 301-739-4665.

3. Free concert
New Horizons Band will perform band music from the era of Peter Buys. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at City Park’s Peter Buys Band Shell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown.

4. Launch boats
Interpretive C&O Canal launch boat programs take place 10:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Saturday, Aug. 17. C&O Canal, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. Stop by the visitor center to sign up. Call 301-582-0813.

5. Jazz at winery
Kerensa Gray will perform. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Red Heifer Winery, 24606 Raven Rock Road, Smithsburg. Free with purchase. Call 301-824-5210 or email

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