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August 30-October 26 - Hagerstown Corn Maze

Opening August 30, 2014 Hagerstown Corn Maze   Event: Hagerstown Corn Maze Location: Celebration Farm                     17638 Garden View Road                     Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 Opening Date:  Saturday August 30, 2014                                 Special Day- Open Labor day September 1st Noon to 6 pm Closing Date:   Sunday October 26, 2014 Open Other Days by Appointment for Groups Hours:    Fridays 5-10 pm / Saturdays Noon-10 pm / Sundays Noon-5 pm Price:   Adults & Teens $6 / 5-12 yrs. $3 / 4 and under free / $1 per ticket discount for group of 25 or more. Pull Wagon Rentals $5. Phone:    301-393-4377 Email:     info@CMHag.org Website:       http://www.HagerstownCornMaze.org  Info:    8-Acre Corn Maze and Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch. Get Lost in one or all three of the Mazes for one price. Open weekends September and October.  Moonlights Mazes on Friday and Saturday Nights…bring your flashlight and be prepared to have lots of fun. Strollers Welcome….Sorry No Pets. All proceeds benefit local Faith Based Non-Profits Organizations.

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November 9th - Dave Boyer performs at Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church

Singer Dave Boyer, who has performed with Frank Sinatra and presented concerts in the White House, will be presenting a concert of patriotic and Gospel music featuring his unique Big Band style, on Sunday evening, November 9th at 7:00pm in the Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Concert admission is free with an offering to be received.  Phone (717)794-2637 for more information.   

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October 13 - Pumpkin Carving Face-Off - Springfield Barn

Discovery Station to Hold October 13th Surgeons versus Chefs Pumpkin Face-Off! Williamsport’s Springfield Barn! For tickets call Discovery Station 301-790-0076 or the CVB 301-791-3246 Doors open at 7pm. Jazz Trio, food, drinks, costumes encouraged, and more! Four chefs are competing against four local doctors! Discovery Station is really looking forward to this fun event on October 13th from 7-9pm...the Surgeons versus Chefs Pumpkin Carving Face-Off has already gotten a lot of attention.  The "costume encouraged" event will include food, wine/beer, music (The Rocky Birely jazz trio), a silent auction, and of course the pumpkin carving contest. The completed pumpkins will be auctioned off. Cheer on four chefs and four doctors carving Jack-O'-Lanterns. This is a competitive Face-Off. The carved pumpkins will have a "people's choice" and also a top auction bid "PumpKing Crown Award."  There is already a lot of “boasting” and “trash talking” happening between the chefs and the surgeons involved. The Facebook world is delighting in this social event. The fundraising event will be fun, and promises to be an interesting evening! There's nothing like it in Hagerstown, and predictions are that it will become a great tradition. Here’s what will happen: Carvers arrive at 6pm, to set up and get ready… No cutting until 7pm!  Competitors will lay out all their tools, and whatever else they need. While they can have their own pumpkin, Discovery Station can also can provide pumpkins. At 8pm the carving stops. Each pumpkin is eligible for the people’s choice award (attendees can vote with cash…$1 votes, and place in containers in front of each of the competitors). At 8pm the tickets are counted, and announced. The Silent Auction winners are announced during the People’s Choice counting. THEN there will be an auction following the People’s Choice award…and the carver that generates the top auction (most money for a carver’s pumpkin) receives the Pumpking Award! Also that night there will be a photo booth, and lots of other fun things. Food, beer/wine/water and soft drinks…Halloween decorations… Tickets are $15, and include a free drink. The competitors include: Chefs: John Ralston (The Rhubarb House) Jay Zuspan (28 South) Jody Francisco (WCPS Culinary Development Manager) John Walla (Black Eyed Susan) Surgeons: Dr. Charles Chaney (Retired Surgeon) Dr. Ralph Salvagno (Orthopedic Surgeon, Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine) Dr. William Su (General Surgery, Meritus Health System) Dr. David Solberg (Capital Womens Care, Ob, Gyn) Tickets are going fast!

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Sept 29-Oct 5 - What's Happening in Washington County

September 29 – October 5, 2014 Special Exhibitions at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts This week: Exhibition of Modernist Prints through Oct. 26, and 81st Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon through Oct. 26. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown City Park, Hagerstown, MD. 301-739-5727 or  http://www.wcmfa.org/ The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. – Two new exhibits through October: Elisabet Stacy-Hurley: New Works and Margaret Lualdi: Nature’s Wild. Opening Reception for both exhibits will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5pm until 7pm at the gallery. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11am-5pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm Closed Sunday & Monday, 34 South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, MD. 301-791-3132 or  http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/ Mansion House Art Gallery – “Lucy’s Images of Inspirations,” The art of Lucy Ecker through October 26. Opening Reception Oct. 5, 2-4pm. Regular hours: Fri & Sat. 11-4; Sun 1-5pm. 501 Highland Way, Hagerstown City Park. www.valleyartassoc.com Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours of the Antietam National Battlefield - A distinctive tour experience available by appointment. Book for 1 ½ hour core battlefield tour or four hour tour including homesteads and a period-style picnic. Bonnymeed Farm, 304-876-1307. www.bonnymeedfarm.com Historic Ghost Tours of Sharpsburg Explore the historic stories of residents and their roles in burying the Confederate casualties following the Civil War Battle of Antietam in 1862. Tours available Wed., Fri., Sat. at 6:15 or by appointment. Choose from a tour of 75 minutes or 120 minutes by advance reservation. Mark Brugh, 240-527-4458 or www.sharpsburgtours.com/ Misty Meadows Farm Creamery Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch    Eight acre corn maze with educational information, rope mazes, duck race, corn box, pedal tractors, play area, petting farm and weekend hayrides. Mon-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sunday 1-6pm. 14365 Misty Meadows Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783. www.mistymeadowsfarmcreamery.com . Hagerstown Corn Maze at Celebration Farm – 8 Acre Corn Maze and Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch. Get lost in one or all three of the mazes for one price. Open weekends September and October, Moonlight Mazes on Friday and Saturday nights...bring your flashlight and be prepared to have lots of fun. Adults & Teens $6 / 5-12 yrs. $3 / 4 and under free / $1 per ticket, discount for group of 25 or more. Friday hours 5 - 10pm, Saturday hours Noon - 10pm, Sunday hours Noon - 5pm. 17638 Garden View Rd. Hagerstown, MD. www.hagerstowncornmaze.com   October 2 Open Mic & Jam at Always Ron’s - "The Blue Dominos" will be hosting this open jam from 8-11 pm at Always Ron's - THE PLACE for fine food, good music, and a great time. Bring your instrument or just come and groove; 29 North Burhans Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD; 301-797-7887 or www.alwaysrons.com. October 3 & 4 Clear Spring Fall Festival – Friday 5-9:30pm: Free music, outdoor movie. Saturday, 9am-5pm:  scare crow making, barrel train, hayrides, music, apple butter demo, cider pressing, antique tractor, classic car show, food! Clear Spring Outdoor Agricultural and Environmental Center & Clear Spring H.S., Broadfording Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722 October 3 & 4 Lucille’s Country Jamboree – All we can say is anything can happen. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac Street, Rear, Hagerstown, MD. 301-739-7469. www.wcpdt.com.  October 3, 4 & 5 Potomac Playmakers Production of “Proof” – In their 88th season. Call for show times and tickets. The Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD. 240-382-7269. www.potomacplaymakers.org October 3 Cruise in the Pink – Williamsport’s First Friday Cruise-in with a twist, for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Byron Memorial Park, E. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD. www.williamsport.gov October 3 Recital by Shepherd Three Wind Trio -- Shepherd University faculty wind trio (Anne Munro - flute, Greg Shook - oboe, Richard Polonchak - bassoon, accompanied by Laura Renninger - piano). Repertoire by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Still, and Jopin. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. October 4 & 5 Red Heifer Winery Summer Concert Series – A relaxing evening of live music and great wine. Saturday: Negley Brothers; Sunday—Jon Ingels.. 21+. BYO lawn chairs, snacks or picnic. 24606 Raven Rock Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783. 5-7pm. www.redheiferwinery.com October 4 Historic City Farmers’ Market - The market is open every Saturday morning from 5am-12pm with fresh baked goods, produce, dairy, artisan crafts, vendors and much more.25 West Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. 301-739-8577 ext. 116.  www.hagerstownmd.org/index.aspx?NID=162 October 4 Discovery Station Saturday Plus Program – Jamie Kenton. Extension Educator, will present 4H Lego Robotics. Bring your lunch. Registration suggested. Ages 8-12 Free. 11am. 101 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD. 301-790-0076. www.discoverystation.org October 4 Quad State Beer Fest  -- Samplings of up to 60 styles, including Washington County’s only craft beer maker, Antietam Brewery, listen to music, enjoy delicious food. Tickets $10-$50. Shared proceeds to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley. Noon-6pm (11am for VIP ticket holders. Leitersburg Cinemas Complex (at the former Hager Drive-in), Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD. www.quadstatebeerfest.com October 4 Antietam Highlands Wine Trail Tour This bus tour includes three wineries (free wine glass), with a 30-minute stop at Wilson’s Store for a “step back in time” shopping experience, and a 1 ½ hour stop in historic Boonsboro for lunch and time to visit Nora Roberts’ bookstore and gift shop.  6 hours.  $74/person includes all wine tastings, transportation, snack, water and a gift bag. 10 am pick up at Hagerstown Premium Outlets Food Court. Reservations required: Call (301) 573-1930. www.roadrunnerservices.com. October 4 Country, Bluegrass & Gospel Music – 1st & 3rd Saturday each month enjoy bluegrass and gospel; 2nd & 4th Saturdays enjoy classic country/gospel medley. Come sing, play or just listen. $4 donation. Coffee, tea & snacks available. The Old Cider Press, 47 Crystal Falls Drive, Smithsburg, MD 21783. For more information contact Doug at 301-491-3346 or Terry at 301-302-7954. October 4 Williamsport Harvest Hoedown -- Great food, children’s games, silent auction, music, bake sale and more to support local food bank. 10am-5pm. Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD 21795. 301-223.7711. October 4 & 5 Fort Frederick in the Civil War –  Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, MD 21711.  http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/western/fortfrederick.aspx October 4 & 5 Hub Opera Ensemble Performance of Hansel and Gretel -- Enjoy the fantastic opera version of this classic fairy tale presented by the Hub Opera Ensemble. Watch as the famous brother and sister outwit the Gingerbread Witch. Happy ending guaranteed (unless you’re the witch). 7:30pm. Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742. 240-347-3001. www.huboperaensemble.org October 5 Pen Mar Park Concert Series -- The dance pavilion is the site of Sunday afternoon dances with live music, featuring the very finest of the big band era ballroom music. Performing this week: The Bill Krantz Combo. 3-5pm. 14600 Pen Mar/High Rock Road, Cascade, MD 21719 Newcomer House-Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit & Visitor Center 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756  • Call 301-432-6402 or www.newcomerhouse.com for more information. Hours of Operation: 11am-5pm daily; June thru September; Weekends only April, May, October & November. Pry House Field Hospital Museum 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756  • Call 301-416-2395 or www.civilwarmed.org for more information. Hours of Operation: June thru October open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm; November thru May Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau 16 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740 www.marylandmemories.com

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October 18 - Washington County Master Gardeners - Medicinal Herbs

The Washington County Master Gardeners will offer fall gardening tips, pumpkin painting, and information on medicinal herbs on Saturday, October 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the 4-square and medicinal gardens behind the Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro. Visitors will learn about composting, planting garlic, saving seeds, testing soil and 19th century uses of herbs as medicine. Children can decorate pumpkins. No pre-registration is required for these activities which are part of the Rural Heritage Museum’s Heritage Fest. Call 301-791-1604 to learn more

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October 1 - Public Workshop for Arts & Entertainment District

Community members are invited to participate in a public workshop to discuss potential amenities that would be featured along the trail linking City Park and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts with the Arts & Entertainment District. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st in Council Chambers. The trail is one aspect of Catalyst Project #5: Linking City Park/Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) and A&E District with Trail and New Housing as part of the Community's City Center Plan.                  Before the workshop, participants can meet at Park Circle at 5:30 p.m. to walk the proposed trail alignment. The walk is anticipated to be finished by 6:15 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. See attachment for the proposed trail alignment.                   The workshop session to discuss ideas for the design of the trail will be held in Council Chambers from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The City has hired Mahan Rykiel Associates, a landscape architecture firm, to design the components of the trail. The firm's previous projects with the City include the garden and fountain area at Pangborn Park and University Plaza. Scott Rykiel will lead the workshop to collect feedback and ideas to be incorporated in the design. The discussion will include consideration of a name for the trail, a potential theme and the features it should include. The hope for the community is to create a trail that will become a keystone destination in the City Center. Participation from the community is a crucial factor in achieving the goals of this catalyst project and the Community's City Center Plan in its entirety.                   Community members who are not able to attend the workshop are invited to submit their thoughts and ideas on the engageHagerstown website. Find the related topic at:  http://engagehagerstown.mindmixer.com.                   Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP online at:                  http://md-hagerstown.civicplus.com/FormCenter/DCED-4/Public-Workshop-City-Center-PlanTrail-De-68.    More About the Project: GOALS: Construct multi-use trail linking City Park/WCMFA with the Arts & Entertainment District, and add 31 new townhomes along trail and rehab buildings to create 85 loft apartments (in 10 years).

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October 18 - Big Brothers/Big Sisters Big 5K Run/Walk

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, MD, Inc. is pleased to host its inaugural BIG 5K Run/Walk on October 18, 2014 at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park. This fun run is open to runners, walkers, exercise enthusiasts, Bigs, Littles, families, friends and supporters of BBBS. We have set a goal to raise $10,000 this year! Please click here to view the flyer.  To register, please click here. The registration fee is only $10. Participants will be asked to seek "sponsors" (family, friends, colleagues, neighbors). The goal is for each participant to raise $100. Following your registration, BBBS will contact you to assist you in creating a fundraising page on imATHLETE. If you're unable to participate, you may also make a donation by clicking here. A special thank-you goes to our community partner, HEAL of Washington County, for providing a zero to 5K training program for the participants of The BIG 5K. This carefully designed program provides guidance on how to properly prepare for the 5K. To download the program, please click here.

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October Events at Renfrew Institute & Museum

21st Annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival  Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Renfrew Park, 1010 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268 Co-sponsored by Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum as a joint fundraiser Come out and enjoy pumpkin carving, hayrides, live music by Little Sister Band, children’s activities, and games at this popular joint fundraising event benefiting both Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum and Park. The pumpkin-chuckin’ trebuchet returns for the 21st annual event, and new this year is a Barrel Train with free rides through the park for kids. Free soup, cider, and bread with admission. Hot dogs, sodas, and bake sale items sold separately. Admission fee. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or 717-762-4723, or visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or www.renfrewmuseum.org. Underwriting support provided by M&T Bank    Halloween Storytelling   Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Renfrew Park, 1010 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268 Annual evening of spooky tales featuring a guest storyteller. Bring flashlights and dress for the weather. Held in the Fahnestock Barn or another site on the Renfrew Park property. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or visit www.renfrewinstitute.org.

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November 8 - Country Christmas Craft Show - Trinity United Methodist

Country Christmas Craft Show Saturday, November 8, 2014 8 AM until 2 PM Trinity Fellowship Center 110 West Main Street, in the village of Walnut Bottom, along Route 174, the Walnut Bottom Road There is something for everyone at this craft show – lots of handcrafted arts and crafts from approximately sixty vendors, huge breakfast and lunch menu, ornament tree, live music, Clothing Closet, animals, plenty of free parking, no admission charge.  Sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church.  For further information, log on to www.trinitywb.org or call 717-532-7606.

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Country Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, November 8, 2014

8 AM until 2 PM

Trinity Fellowship Center

110 West Main Street, in the village of Walnut Bottom, along Route 174, the Walnut Bottom Road

There is something for everyone at this craft show – lots of handcrafted arts and crafts from approximately sixty vendors, huge breakfast and lunch menu, ornament tree, live music, Clothing Closet, animals, plenty of free parking, no admission charge.  Sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church.  For further information, log on to www.trinitywb.org or call 717-532-7606.

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