Five for your planner: Wednesday, Sept. 4

September 03, 2013
  • Haven Ridenour, 7, Mariska Smiley, 3, and Jazlyn Smiley, 5, all of Hagerstown, touch a sand casting of an antique butter mold crafted by Bruce Plunkert of Littlestown, Pa., during the 2007 Boonesborough Days. The annual Colonial homestead crafts festival returns Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8, to Shafer Park in Boonsboro.
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1. Boonesborough Days
The event will feature crafters and their handmade items typical of Colonial homesteads such as sandcasting, shown at right, soaps, dolls, clothing, candles, metal items, leather goods and pottery. Plus, a plant clinic, Civil War relic displays, Trolley Station Museum, raptors, a car show and Tri-State Astronomers will offer viewing of sunspots. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Shafer Memorial Park in Boonsboro. For more information, go to

2. Heritage Day
Live period music, traditional arts and crafts, 19th-century farm life demonstrations, live animals, pottery, handmade brooms, fresh bread baked in the museum house, fly fishing, tinsmithing, quilt demonstration and more. Food will be sold. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. $5; $2, ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger. Call 717-762-4723 or go to

3. Art at Fort Ritchie
Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer features two- and three-dimensional artwork, plus music by a flute-guitar duo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and the Rocky Birely Combo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Lakeside Hall at the former Fort Ritchie, Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. $20, Saturday; $15, Sunday. Go to

4. Frontier faiths
Roger and Debbie Swartz will discuss “Native American Spiritual Beliefs,” part of Conococheague Institute’s lecture series, “Faith and Spiritual Practices on the Conococheague Frontier.” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Welsh Barren’s Visitors Center, 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, Pa. Free; registration is required. Lunch will be available for purchase. Call 717-328-3467 or email by today to reserve a seat for the lecture.

5. Art show awards
Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition awards ceremony and reception will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Sixty-five works by regional amateur and professional artists. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Nov. 3. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

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