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Weekend calendar - July 6

July 05, 2013

Battle of Hagerstown

Tours of Hagerstown will be held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hagerstown during the Civil War. The 90-minute tours are today at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. and cover about 1 1/2 miles. Meet in front of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Public Square, Hagerstown. Reservations suggested. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 139, or send an email to cw150@hagerstownmd.org and specify the time you wish to participate and the number in your group.


C&O Canal launch boat

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


Salute to Independence

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Salute to Independence. Today, 7:30 p.m.; fireworks at about 9:45 p.m. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, north of Sharpsburg. Free. Go to www.marylandsymphony.org.


Band concert

New Horizons Band will perform music from the era of Peter Buys. Today, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown.


Pen Mar dance concert

The Rocky Birely Combo will provide music for ballroom dancing. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, off Pen Mar High Rock Road, near Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2700.


Storytelling

Storytelling on the theme “Freedom” with the Pavement Apostles motorcycle ministry and storytellers Fannie Crawford and Faith Crumbley. Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Port City Java, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Send an email to ustorytellers@gmail.com.


Organ recital

An organ recital to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Sharpsburg. Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 W. Main St., Sharpsburg. Free. Call 301-992-9767.


Wine and music

Kerensa Gray will perform. Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m. Red Heifer Winery, 24606 Raven Rock Road, Smithsburg. Free with purchase. Call 301-824-5210 or send an email to info@redheiferwinery.com.


Hagerstown Municipal Band

Selections include “William Tell” Overture by Rossini and “Stars and Stripes Forever” march by Sousa. Wilson Poffenberger will be alto saxophone soloist. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Go to www.hagerstownband.org.

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