Family Fun for the weekend of September 28, 2012

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Here are some fun things to do in Washington County this weekend…

Trains for Everyone
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 pm
WHERE: Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S Burhans Blvd Hagerstown.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Displays include HO scale model railroad, trains for kids to operate, historic railroad equipment, artifacts and photos
COST: Admission is $4 50 cents for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger ,
CONTACT For more information call 301-739-4665
Thunder in the Square
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Friday 5 to 10 pm
WHERE: City Center, downtown Hagerstown
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Hosted by the Alsatia Club, trucks, motorcycles and tractors will be on display. There will also be a special Wind Down Friday with music by the Cruisers. The Hagerstown Dance Band will perform in the square from 7 to 8pm. Other special guests will include the Hub City Lindy Hop and Miss Maryland 2012.


The event will run from 5 to 10 pm in the Public Square area of Downtown Hagerstown. Cost to enter a vehicle is $5 All proceeds benefit the Alsatia Club.

COST: Free for  spectaculars
CONTACT For more information  call 301-739-2044 or go to
Bark in the Park
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Saturday  10 am to 2 pm
WHERE: Jonathan Hager House in Hagerstown’s City Park
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Bark in the Park is a fun event for canines and their humans alike.


The event will include a blessing of the animals, games, demonstrations, vendors and the ever popular “My Dog’s Got Talent” contest.

COST: The $10 Bark in the Park registration entitles your furry friend to:  a goodie bag sponsored by Longmeadow Animal Hospital, entry into all the games and contests, and a custom designed t-shirt.  Participants may also register for $5.00 and receive everything mentioned except for the T-shirt.


CONTACT: For more information, call the Washington County Humane Society at 301-733-2060, ext. 239, or go to
250th Anniversary of Hagerstown
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Saturday 10 to 4 pm
WHERE: City Center, downtown Hagerstown
WHAT YOU’LL SEE:  Individuals attending the event will be able to view Hagerstown’s yesterday, today and tomorrow.


The celebration will be held in the first blocks of North Potomac, South Potomac, East Washington and West Washington Streets. At the event, you can explore Hagerstown’s yesterday, today and tomorrow through history booths, transportation displays, a fun-packed children’s area and local community and non-profit organizations.


In Public Square, entertainment will be provided by North Hagerstown High School Band, Hagerstown Choral Arts, Miss Maryland Joanna Guy, South Hagerstown High School Band, Hagerstown Municipal Dance Band, Barbara Ingram Instrumental Ensemble, Barbara Ingram Vocal Ensemble, MSO Brass Quintet and Prophets of the Abstract Truth. On South Potomac Street, entertainment is provided by Evolution of Rock, TNT  Gymnastics, The Little Gym, White Tiger Martial Arts, Barbara Ingram Theater Ensemble, Walker School of Performing Arts, 4-Star Gymnastics, Ballet and All That Jazz and North High Satin Strings.


Our opening ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the Public Square. We encourage all citizens to attend the event and enjoy the day.”


On East and West Washington, history booths and transportation displays will line the block. On South Potomac, children can get involved with interactive displays, information booths, entertainment and barrel cart rides. On North Potomac Street, local community groups and non-profit organizations will showcase what they’re doing to make a difference in our area today.


In the Elizabeth Hager Center Lot, the Downtown Alliance will be hosting an extended Faire Off The Square. This event features artisan and local produce vendors. September’s Faire Off The Square event is benefitting the Community Free Clinic.


Hay wagon rides will be available with stops at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and Rose Hill Cemetery. At noon, a special tour of Rose Hill Cemetery will be given. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will feature a small exhibition relating to Jonathan Hager, and tours of Jonathan Hager’s home will be provided.


Special giveaways will also be happening throughout the day. The first 250 individuals who are at the following places and times will receive special commemorative items:


•           10:00 a.m. –  250 Krumpe’s Donuts will be given away in Public Square

•           11:30 a.m. – 250 commemorative key chains will be given away at the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

•           1:30 p.m. – 250 commemorative coins will be given away at the Washington Arts Council

•           3:00 p.m. – 250 commemorative balloons will be given away at The Maryland Theatre.


Giveaways are sponsored by Krumpe’s Donuts, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Columbia Bank – Hagerstown Trust Division.

CONTACT For more information on the 250th Celebration and a list of all the exhibitors, please visit or call 301-739-8577 ext. 116.
Canal Apple Days
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Saturday 11 to 6 pm and Sunday 1 to 5 pm
WHERE: Widmeyer Park.Hancock
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Sponsored by the Hancock Lions Club, the festival recalls the best of small-town living and history.


The grand parade takes place Saturday at 11 a.m., and the park will be full of vendors, arts and crafts and food, including the famous apple dumplings from St. Peter’s and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.


An old-time cider press will be in operation, and the Lions serve barbecued chicken. The Masons provide a hot-cooked breakfast Saturday morning in the park, starting at 7 a.m

COST: Admission free,
CONTACT: For more information call 301-678-6555.


Hagerstown Corn Maze
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Saturday from Noon to 10 pm, and Sundays (noon to 5 pm thur October
WHERE: Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Rd, Hagerstown.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: This year they have 3 mazes – Heart of the Civil War, Hagerstown Suns, and Home Run the Movie. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight for the moonlight mazes. All profits are donated to local faith-based non profits.
COST: Cost is $6, $3 for ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger.
CONTACT For more information call 301-393-4377 or go to http://www.,
1st Annual Duck Race
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Saturday 10 am
WHERE: Behind the American Legion 12 Northwestside Ave, Funkstown
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: This is a fundraiser for Girl Scout Trop #40165.  The Fesitivals start at 10 am and the race is at 2 pm. Come dressed as a duck and receive a prize.
COST: Free admission
CONTACT For more information call 240-310-6237
Smithsburg Steam and Craft Show
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 pm
WHERE: Event will be held behind the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co off North Main Street, downtown Smithsburg
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Tractors, craft vendors and food.– Parade on Saturday at 5 pm
COST: Free admission
CONTACT For more information call 301-824-1009
Pen Mar Park Concerts
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Sunday  2 to 5 pm
WHERE: Pen Mar Park, off Pen Mar High Rock Road, Cascade
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: For Dancers Only Orchestra is  schedule to perform. This should be the last of concert of this year series.
COST: Admission is free
CONTACT: For more information call 240-313-2700
Hub City Opera presents  ‘The Magic Flute”
WHEN and WHAT TIME: Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Hagerstown Community Colleges’ Kepler Auditorium, 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: The Hub City Opera will present “The Magic Flute” this Sunday at 3 pm.

This is a fairy tale of a prince, a half man- half bird, the Queen of Night and a quest to rescue the Queen’s daughter. This is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most popular musical stories. All the dialogue is in English, but they choose to keep the original songs in Germany. They will project the English subtitles above the stage.

COST: Advance tickets are $20; students and seniors are $15.
CONTACT For more information go to

Please feel free to email if you have an idea that you would be willing to share.

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This information was sent to you by your Friends at NashHomes4U Real Estate

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