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Authentic Community Theatre, Inc., 10226 Governor Lane Blvd., Suite 4011, Williamsport. Authentic Community Theatre (ACT) offers students of all ages a wide variety of creative programs including community theater, summer arts programs, storytelling, and homeschool arts programs. 301/491-7228. www.actforall.org. Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Housed in the former McCrory’s five and dime store and acquired by the Frederick Arts Council in 1998, this 14,000 square foot community arts center offers a venue where artists of every discipline can exhibit, rehearse, perform and teach. Frequent evening and weekend activities. Call for times. 301/6624190. www.frederickartscouncil.org. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. The center offers classes in a variety of artistic media, free workshops, summer camps and exhibits. Classes for adults and children. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. Frederick Arts Council, 11 W. Patrick St., Frederick. The umbrella arts organization for Frederick County, the arts council promotes, supports, and advocates the arts through grants to community groups and schools, workshops, marketing, and other capacity building initiatives. Office hours by appointment. 301/662-4190. www.frederickartscouncil.org. Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, Frederick Community College, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Founded in 1997, the orchestra is composed of professional and amateur musicians from in and around central Maryland. Performs a series of concerts each year that include classical masterworks, music by contemporary composers and pops, and also provides educational programs. 301/685-3585. www.fredericksymphony.org. Hagerstown Choral Arts, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown. An auditioned, community volunteer chorus dedicated to the highest level of choral music. Performs sacred and secular music from a variety of musical periods, styles and cultures. Conducted by Gregory P. Shook, the group is entering its 24th season and continues to grow in size, skill and variety. 301/665-9424. www.hagerstownchoralarts.org. Hub Opera Ensemble, 547 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown. Founded in 2010, the Hub Opera Ensemble is devoted to bringing quality professional opera to the community. Hub Opera Ensemble is in a partnership with Hagerstown Community College and is able to perform quality operatic productions in the Kepler Theatre. 240/347-3001. www.HubOperaEnsemble.org. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Begun in 1997, MET is dedicated to creating and producing theater with professional resident artists and visionaries in the art of theater. Its family theatre branch, The Fun Company, produces an annual Family Theatre series, FunCamp, a two-week theater experience for ages 7 to 16, as well as its In-School Production program that brings the experience of putting on a full-length musical to area school children. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org. Maryland Symphony Orchestra, 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Western Maryland’s only professional orchestra was founded in 1982. Under the direction of Elizabeth Schulze, the MSO provides a variety of programs, including family, Salute to Independence, Pops, holiday, youth, Kinder Konzerts and MasterWorks concerts. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Built in 1915, damaged by fire in 1974, and reopened in 1978, the theater offers performances by musicians, comedians, orchestra concerts, recitals, stage shows,

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children’s shows, and more. In 2015, the theatre received a makeover, including new seats, lighting, carpeting, and a hearing loop system. The Maryland Theatre also serves as the home of The Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Ticket office is open Tues. through Fri., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. 301/790-2000 or 301/790-3500. www.mdtheatre.org. Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center, 5901 Enterprise Court, Frederick and 12 West Main Street, New Market. Founded in 1989, this school welcomes students of all ages and abilities to experience the arts in a safe and enriching environment. The Frederick location is a 7,000 square-foot professional training facility with three studios and state-of-the-art flooring, a large lobby and waiting area with restrooms, locker rooms, a homework room, and ample parking. The New Market studio is set in the historic district, with private changing areas, indoor and outdoor waiting areas, and ample parking. Frederick studio, 301/694-5105. New Market studio, 301/865-1212. www.mmpac.com. Potomac Playmakers, Hagerstown. Created in 1926, Potomac Playmakers is one of America’s oldest theater groups. The Potomac Playmakers blend a unique group of talented entertainers into an evolving series of fun shows. 240/3827269. www.potomacplaymakers.org. Valley Art Association, The Mansion House Art Center, 501 Highland Way, City Park, Hagerstown. An association of painters, sculptors, woodcarvers, photographers and other artists. Offers classes and workshops. Open business meeting with art demonstration and refreshments on fourth Wed. of every month at 7 p.m. 301/797-2867. www.valleyartassoc.com. Washington County Arts Council, 34 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Enriching the cultural, social and economic life of the community through nurturing the arts since 1968. The council serves residents of all ages, and provides programming, technical assistance, funding opportunities and encouragement to arts organizations and individual artists. Art gallery open Tues. to Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and by appointment. 301/791-3132. www.washingtoncountyarts.com. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Open for performances Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and occasional Sundays at 1 p.m. Children’s Theatre matinee performances will also be held on select Saturdays. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. A unique entertainment venue combining fine dining with live Broadway-style stage shows. The theatre produces five Mainstage productions, four children’s shows, and a number of special events throughout each year. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. A showcase for performing arts, the center provides dramatic, musical, artistic and educational programs. Box office open Tues. and Wed., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour before each show. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org.

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Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, Waynesboro. Established in fall of 2012, the organization’s goal is to bring together area artists, musicians, arts organizations, businesses, government, and arts lovers. www.artsalliancegw.org. Caledonia Theatre Company, 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville. Summer stock theater that performs at Totem Pole Playhouse in Caledonia State Park. 2017 Season opening May 26. 888/805-7056 or 717/352-2164. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Center includes the historic 852-seat Capitol Theatre with expanded restrooms, large concession area and coatroom, more visible box office, gift shop and elevator and a second level with the Wood Center State Theater. The theater presents many of its own Capitol Theatre performances and concerts each year, as well as being the home for productions by the resident theatrical company, the Chambersburg Community Theatre. Theater may also be rented for fundraiser events. 717/2630202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Chambersburg Community Theater, Inc., 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Established in 1954, it is one of the oldest continually operating community theatre groups in PA. Resident stage is the historic Capitol Theatre. 717/2633900. www.cctonline.org. Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, 81 N. Main St., Chambersburg. Nonprofit charitable organization that promotes arts and cultural events and provides services to the arts or cultural organizations. For information on art classes for all ages, call the Council for the Arts at 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. Cumberland Valley School of Music, Thomson Hall, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg. Founded in 1990, CVSM is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. The school teaches all orchestral and band instruments, voice, piano, guitar, drama and theatrical techniques, Suzuki piano and numerous classes, including Music Together and Musikgarden, for all ages. CVSM sponsors the Cumberbunds (children’s chorus), the CVSM Community Symphonic Band, the CVSM Community String Orchestra,

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the CVSM Concert Jazz Band, the CVSM New Horizon’s Band and string orchestra (adults 50 and older), extensive performance & recital opportunities, and numerous workshops. CVSM also has studios in Mercersburg, Waynesboro, and Hagerstown. 717/261-1220. www.cvsmusic.org. Franklin County Art Alliance, Chambersburg. Non-profit organization serving the visual arts community in Franklin County and the surrounding area. Strives to foster an appreciation of art in our area, and provide opportunities for member artists to network and to display their work. Free meetings are open to the public. The group meets on the 2nd Wed. of the months Sept. through Nov. and Jan. through May, at 7 p.m. at the Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Rd., Chambersburg. Activities include demonstrations and critiques by professional artists and educators, workshops, museum trips and an annual membership exhibition that is well known as the largest visual art event in the area. www.franklincountyartalliance.org. Freedom Valley Chorus: Sweet Adelines International, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg. Chorus is comprised of women of all ages and backgrounds, with varying degrees of musical education and experiences. This women’s a cappella chorus rehearses every Mon. at 6:30 p.m. 717/709-0179. www.freedomvalleychorus.org. Greencastle Area Arts Council, 411 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle. GAAC promotes the arts (visual, musical and theatrical) in the Greencastle area by bringing into the area professional individuals and groups to present programs or experiences not available within the Greencastle area. The GAAC also helps support existing arts programs in the area. 717/491-6002. www.facebook.com/GreencastleAreaArtsCouncil/ Joyful Arts Studio, 21 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle. Art Studio with a mission to provide art

education and allow people to explore their own creativity. Hours are Wed. to Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 717/658-2177. www.joyfulartstudio.com. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg. Luhrs Performing Arts Center provides opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway performances, large musical groups such as symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. Mercersburg Area Community Band, 10655 Church Hill Rd., Mercersburg. A volunteer organization of musicians originally organized as the Eagle Cornet Band to serve the various ceremonial needs of the Mercersburg community. Also performs summer concerts. www.mercersburgband.org. Mercersburg Area Community Chorus, 122 S. Main St., Mercersburg. Founded in 1975, the Mercersburg Area Community Chorus is made up of members from throughout the tri-state area. Members perform 2 series of concerts each year. Weekly rehearsals begin 10 weeks before each concert and are held on Tues. evenings at 7 p.m. in the music area of the James Buchanan Middle School, 5191 Fort Loudon Rd., Mercersburg. Concerts are held in Mercersburg Academy Chapel, 300 E. Seminary St. 717/328-2324. SHAPE Gallery, 19 E. King St., Shippensburg. A non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to bringing the arts, art classes and workshops, and cultural events to the Shippensburg community and surrounding area. SHAPE Gallery hosts exhibits throughout the year. Open Wed. to Fri., 5 to 7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 717/532-2559. www.shapeart.org. Shippensburg Band, Shippensburg. Band performs throughout the year, and rehearses yearround on Tues., 8 p.m. in the Shippensburg Area Senior High School band room. All interested musicians welcome. www.shipband.org.

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Berkeley County Strings Program The Berkeley County Orchestra Program is open to all 3rd to 12th graders, as well as private school and home schooled students. Program offers classes in violin, viola, cello and bass in all intermediate, middle and high schools. At the intermediate schools, string classes are before or after school or during lunch/recess shifts. String classes at the middle schools are completely integrated into the daily schedule and there are daily string classes at all high schools. Every middle school has its own student orchestra. Middle school string students (6th-8th grade) are invited to audition for All-County Middle School Chamber Orchestra. Rehearsals Thurs., 6-7:30 p.m. in band room of South Middle School. There is one High School Orchestra/School Community Orchestra. Rehearsals are Tues., 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the band room of Mountain Ridge Middle School in Gerrardstown. This is for all high school-age string, wind, brass and percussion musicians with at least three years of playing experience, high-performing eighthgraders, and adults who are staff or service personnel of area schools. There are no fees for Berkeley County students to participate in the string classes or orchestras. Out-of-county students pay a yearly fee of $200 to participate in all Berkeley County orchestra events. Send applications to participate in the orchestra program to delgalloviolin@gmail.com. For more information, call Eva DelGallo at 304/268-2195. www.bc-strings.org. Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra For students in elementary through high school who have played their instruments for a minimum of one year. Groups rehearse during the school year and perform concerts each season. Auditions required. Advanced full orchestra, intermediate full orchestra, and beginning wind and string ensembles are offered. Master classes, sectional coaching and chamber ensembles are part of program. Rehearsals are Mon. nights during the school year at West Frederick Middle School, 515 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Concert Strings and Wind Ensemble meet 5 to 6 p.m., Symphonia meets 6:15-8:15 p.m.,

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Star Theatre/The Pennsylvania Opry, 23 W. Seminary Street, Mercersburg. 292-seat Star Theatre was built as an opera house in 1911 and renovated in Art Deco style in the 1930s. Provides great entertainment for the whole family. 717/3285959. www.newstartheatre.com. Totem Pole Playhouse, Caledonia State Park, 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville. The Caledonia Theatre Company performs at Totem Pole Playhouse, a summer stock theater. Provides arts education opportunities for area residents, theater camps for students, and Theatre Family Fun Fest. 888/805-7056 or 717/352-2164. www.totempoleplayhouse.org. Voilà! Children’s Art and Creativity Center, 21 A North Main Street in downtown Chambersburg. Offers Mixed media classes, Open Art and Play, birthday parties, and bimonthly Kid’s Nights. Classes experiment with painting, drawing, clay, play dough, printmaking, jewelry, crafts and more. Group reservations available Friday mornings. 717/261-1304. The Wayne Band, Waynesboro. Organized in 1899, The Wayne Band is one of the oldest community bands in Pennsylvania. Active yearround, the band plays at least three public concerts and provides entertainment at nursing/retirement homes and patriotic events. Band rehearses from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the first, third, fourth and fifth Mon. in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, East Main St., Waynesboro. Mett on second Mon. at an announced location. 717/762-3849. Wilson College Performing Arts Series, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Series brings jazz and Big Band ensembles, national companies and other highly acclaimed entertainers to Wilson College and the Chambersburg community. Tickets required. 717/262-2003. www.wilson.edu/events.

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The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. A community center for Performing, Visual and Literary Arts. This cultural center for the Shenandoah Valley is housed in two early 20th century dairy barns that were fully restored in 2011. Live music performed nearly every weekend ranging from Blues to Bluegrass. Barns of Rose Hill

and The Philharmonic meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Jazz Ensemble rehearsals are on Wed. evening, 7-8:15 p.m. at Walkersville (MD) Middle School, 55 W. Frederick St. FRYO will also host a Summer Music Day Camp open to young musicians in the tristate region. Call for more information. 301/471-7463. www.fryo.org. Shepherd University Preparatory Orchestra The Shepherd Preparatory Orchestra is celebrating its 19th season at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. The orchestra is made up of students from surrounding counties in WV, MD & VA. Junior String Orchestra: Open to elementary and middle school students with at least 1-½ years experience who play at an advanced-beginner or intermediate level. Senior Orchestra: For students in grades nine through twelve, as well as middle school students who play at an advanced level. Auditions required. Each group presents two concerts during the school year. There is a $125 fee per semester to participate. Thanks to a generous donation from Younis Orthodontics in Martinsburg, the Shepherd University Music Department offers financial aid for Ensembles and Camp participation. We also have Early Childhood Music classes, Private Music Lessons and the Preparatory Children’s Chorus. There is a summer music camp, Jazz Camp and String Orchestra Camp from June 19-23. For more information, call Sherry Sykes, Preparatory Music Coordinator, at 304/876-5248. Email prep@shepherd.edu. www.shepherd.edu/music/preparatory-program. Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra An extension of Shenandoah University in Winchester, the Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra provides musical training for string students, ages 8 to 17, from Winchester and the surrounding counties in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. The Chamber Orchestra and Youth Orchestra rehearse weekly during the school year and perform three concerts at Shenandoah University. For information about fees or to audition, call 540/665-4602 or go to www.scartsacademy.org.

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Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. Built in 1913, the theatre troupe, formed in 1936, moved into the theatre in 1973 and later purchased the building. The troupe produces six main-stage shows each year, including musicals, dramas, comedies, mysteries, and a summer youth workshop and production. The facilities, which include a 500-seat theatre and ballroom, are available for rent. 304/263-6766. www.apollo-theatre.org. The BE-Hive, 205 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. Free, family inspiration place for events, such as music and dance presentations, magic and puppet shows, arts and crafts demonstrations and more. A great place for parents and their young children, ages 0-13, to take part in activities focused on one or more positive life principles. 301/704-0324. http://Be-Hive.org. The Berkeley County Arts Council, Martinsburg. An independent organization that supports an organized, active, and broadly cooperative arts community. 304/620-7277. www.berkeleyartswv.org. The Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. In 2013, the Berkeley County Arts Council opened this community based arts facility that supports a variety of art exhibits, an artist cooperative, small special events, and a range of arts-related instruction. 304/620-7277. www.berkeleyartswv.org.

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Inwood Performing Arts, 2297 Henshaw Rd., Inwood. A unique arts facility allowing students to study both dance and music (piano, voice and guitar) with a professional teaching staff. 304/229-3209. www.inwoodperformingarts.com. Jefferson Arts Council, Charles Town. Jefferson Arts Council (JAC) promotes the arts and humanities by creating cultural partnerships that enhance the quality of life in Jefferson County, WV. JAC also supports projects and awards grants for children in and outside the school environment. www.jeffersonartscouncil.org. Morgan Arts Council, Berkeley Springs. Established in 1977, the council has produced more than 1,000 programs with 2,500 artists. Presentations offered since 1996 in the Ice House, a former apple storage facility downtown, include concerts, arts workshops, pageants, craft studio tours, professional art shows, storytellers, theater and video festivals. MAC also offers youth art classes and summer camps. 304/258-2300. www.macicehouse.org. New Hopewell Center for the Arts, 1354 Hite Rd., Kearneysville. Dedicated to providing quality instruction in the performing arts. Classes offered in dance, music and theater. 304/839-2503. Old Opera House Theatre Company, 204 N. George Street, Charles Town. The oldest operating theater in the state of West Virginia. Built in 1910 and operated by the OOH Theatre Company since the early 1970s, this facility has a rich tradition of bringing Broadway-style musicals, dramas and comedies to the Eastern Panhandle and surrounding community. Offers a full dance studio, acting studio, summer camp, art gallery and classes for children throughout the year. 304/725-4420. www.oldoperahouse.org. Opera House Live, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown. One of the area’s finest music and film venues since 1910. The Opera House can also be rented for weddings, birthdays, field trips, private film screenings and more. 304/8763704. www.operahouselive.com. Shepherd Preparatory Chorus is comprised of youth who are currently in grades 3-8. Dr. David Gonzol, Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education at Shepherd, conducts the chorus. Meets at Frank Arts Center on Wed. from 6:10-7:25 p.m. throughout the school year. Tuition will be $125/semester and includes two free family member admissions to each concert. For additional information or to register for the chorus and schedule an audition, email prep@shepherd.edu. www.shepherd.edu/music/preparatory-chorus/ Shepherd University Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, Shepherdstown. Housed in the Center for Contemporary Arts and the Frank Center for Performing and Visual Arts, the department presents exhibitions, theatrical performances, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, and workshops and lectures on a variety of related subjects. www.Shepherd.edu or www.catf.org. Shepherd University Department of Music, 260 University Drive, Shepherdstown. Housed in the Frank Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, the department presents concerts, musical theater and recitals. 800/344-5231, x5555, or 304/876-5555. www.shepherd.edu/music. Shepherdstown Music & Dance, Shepherdstown. Building community through music and dance, the organization offers monthly concerts, contra dances, Morris dances and a May Day dance. 304/263-2531 (concerts) or 304/263-8323 (dances). www.smad.us.  Urban Easel, 8354 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown. Offers daily, hands-on fine art classes in drawing/painting, birthday paint parties, corks & canvas nights, camp, and more. Exciting studio programs available with open and continuous enrollment, small class sizes, and open studio on select days. 301/706-8247. www.urban-easel.com.

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24/7 Dance Studio, 482-A Prospect Ave., Frederick. 24/7 Dance Studio offers creative movement, dance intro, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary/lyrical, acting, musical theater, voice, choreo/improv, and gymnastics. 301/846-4247. www.24-7dancestudio.com.    Ballet and All That Jazz, 18703 Crestwood Dr., Hagerstown. Celebrating 28 years of teaching young people to dance, starting with children as young as age 3. Ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and hip hop. All skill levels welcome. 301/7972100. www.balletandallthatjazz.com.  Bettie Jane’s Center of Dance Art (BJCDA), 6408 Mt. Phillip Rd., Frederick. Established in 1960 by Mrs. Bettie Jane Bryant, Owner and Director. Tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, musical theatre, and Irish dancing. Students are accepted from age 4 through adult, beginner to professional. 301/473-5354. www.bjcda.com. The City Ballet School, 63 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Comprehensive program in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance, with specialized curriculum in dance education for ages 3-21. 301/733-5833. www.cityballetschool.com.    Dance Unlimited, 244 S Jefferson St, Frederick. Quality instruction for the past 27 years in all dance styles, tots to adults, all levels. Acting, voice, and musical theatre workshops. Award winning competition teams ages 7-18. Tot observation lounge, Café, homework room, four dance studios, and 100-seat theatre. 301/662-3722. www.DanceUnlimitedFrederick.com. The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, 207-G S. Church St., Middletown. In our 25th year of business, the studio offers professional dance training for ages 2 through adult. Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, musical theatre, pointe, acrobatics, and college performance topics. 301/371-4228. www.dbdance.com.  Elite Feet Dance Studio, 253 East Fourth St., Frederick. Provides opportunities for both the experienced and recreational dancer. Ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, acrobatics, and hip hop. 301/620-9099. www.elitefeetstudio.com. Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center, 5901 Enterprise Court, Frederick and 12 West Main Street, New Market. Founded in 1989, this school for dance and musical theater welcomes students of all ages and abilities. Frederick location is a 7,000 sq. ft. professional training facility with three studios and state-of-the-art flooring. 301/694-5105. New Market studio is in the historic district, with private changing areas. 301/865-1212. www.mmpac.com.  Mount Airy Performing Arts Center, 5 West Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy. Dedicated to nurturing students of all ages. Offers classes in dance, tumbling, theater and music. 301/829-4244. www.mapacinc.com. My Dance Studio, 22018 Jefferson Blvd., Smithsburg. Director Lezlee Sabo opened this studio in 2002. Ballet, tap, acro, jazz, and creative movement. 301/824-3444. On Stage Performance Studio of Dance and Gymnastics, 10226 Governor Lane Blvd., Ste 4012, Williamsport. Ballet, jazz, pop jazz, acrobatics, cheer tumble, lyrical, flexibility class, and more. 240/329-7496. http://onstageperformance.com/ To The Pointe Dance Studio, 1595 Bowis Drive, Suite C, Point of Rocks. Creative Movement, Tumbling, Preschool Dance, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Contemporary/Improv and more. 240/315-4356. www.tothepointestudioofdance.com. Urbana Dance and Performing Arts Studio, 3317 Worthington Blvd., Ijamsville. For beginner through advanced students, ages 2-1/2 and up. College and pre-professional students may continue training toward mastering technique. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, tumbling, contemporary, modern, pom technique, and more. Classes also being offered at a satellite location: Watch Me Grow Preschool, 22610 Gateway Center Dr., Suite 200, Clarksburg, MD. 301/874-4367. www.urbanadance.com.  

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Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School (CBT), 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Located in the Capitol Theatre, the school offers 14 levels of study in classical ballet and related disciplines for ages 4 through over 60, beginning to preprofessional. Choose from dance classes, summer camps, adult classes, intensives and more. 717/709-1800. www.innernet.net/cbts.  Clarissa’s School of Performing Arts, 91 Pine Dr., Greencastle. Fundamental movement, kinder-dance, kinder-gymnastics, ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, modern, lyrical, acrobatic tumbling, and hip hop. Also offers birthday parties, summer classes and camps, dance supplies and merchandise, and competitive dance and acrobatic teams. 717/597-2420. www.cspagreencastle.com. Dance Academy XIV, LLC, 16 W. King St., Suite 103 & 201, Shippensburg. Affordable and professional dance classes for all ages taught by highly trained instructors. Ballet, tap, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, acro and more. 717/404-6754. www.danceacademyxiv.net. Mar-le-Nie’ Dance Studio, Inc., 140 N. Third St., Chambersburg. Mar-Le-Nie’ Dance Studios is a non-profit 501c(3) public charity organization whose goal is to give children the opportunity to learn the art of tap, jazz, and ballet dancing. 717/263-1486. www.marlenie.weebly.com.

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The Blue Ridge Studio for the Performing Arts, 5 E. Main St., Berryville. Providing professional instruction in creative dance, ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance for children and adults. Teaching technique is main objective, but educates students in a wide variety of dance forms and styles, providing individual, personal attention. 540/955-2919. www.blueridgestudio.org. The Centre for Dance, 2342 Jones Rd., Winchester. Founded in 1989, the school’s mission is to provide quality dance training in a loving and fostering environment. Ballet, pointe, creative movement, modern, jazz, and hip hop. For ages 3 thru adult. 540/336-0766. www.thecentrefordance.net.  Italia Performing Arts, 3031 Valley Ave., Suite 108, Winchester. Classical ballet, hip hop, ballet/Pilates combo, tap, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, and Irish dance. For ages 3 thru adult. A few classes now offered in Edinburg, 215 Piccadilly St. 540/504-7263. www.italiapa.com.   Rhythm Studio & Dance Wear, 54 South Loudoun St., Winchester. Pre-ballet, ballet, creative movement, contemporary, dance conditioning, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern, musical theater, and more. 540/722-2999. www.rhythmstudio.net.   Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, John Kerr Building, 203 S. Cameron St., Winchester. An extension of Shenandoah University. Non-profit organization offering classes and private instruction in music, dance, theatre, and more for all ages. 540/665-4602. www.scartsacademy.org.  Social Graces Ballroom Dance Studios, 639 E. Main St., Berryville. A full service social studio offering lessons in Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Group lessons and private dance lessons for children thru adults. 540/409-7136. www.berryvilleballroom.com.  

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Inwood Performing Arts Company, 2297 Henshaw Rd., Inwood. A unique arts facility allowing students to study both dance and music with a professional teaching staff under the guidance of Director Denna Smith, a registered member of the Royal Academy of Dancing. 304/229-3209. www.inwoodperformingarts.com.  Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC, 3790 Hedgesville Rd., Hedgesville. Provides a quality dance education in a positive, encouraging, disciplined environment for ages 2 thru adult. Ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, modern and more. 304/671-3688. www.dancewv.com.   Joyful Center for the Arts! 1514 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg. An array of art programs offered in a family-friendly studio for children to come and learn dance, Tae Kwon Do, art, voice/musical theater, and sign language. 304/7076946. www.jcfta.com. Rhythm ’n Motion Dance Studio, 85 Lynnhaven Drive, Suite B, Martinsburg. Ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern, hip-hop, acro, creative dance, and more. 304/274-3311. www.rnmdancestudio.com.  Shepherdstown School of Dance, 400 South Princess St., Shepherdstown. Ballet, tap, modern, and jazz. For toddler thru adult. 304/886-8398. www.shepherdstownschoolofdance.com.  Turning Pointe Centre for Dance, Lambert Park, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg. Ballet, tap, creative movement, jazz, ballroom, hip hop, and more, for ages 3 thru adult. 304/264-4842, x15. www.mbcparks-rec.org.

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Call to find out if you are eligible. www.mdwic.org Larry Hogan, Governor Boyd Rutherford, Lt. Governor Van Mitchell, Secretary, DHMH

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Blue Ridge Breastfeeding, Megan O’Reilly, IBCLC, and Marah Sollenberger, IBCLC. Blue Ridge Breastfeeding offers private, in-home lactation consultation in MD, PA, and WV. General and topic-specific breastfeeding classes are available in private or group settings. Drop-in support clinic offered monthly in Frederick, MD and Waynesboro, PA. Call 301/744-9566 to schedule a consultation. www.blueridgebreastfeeding.com. The Family Birthing Center at Meritus Medical Center is at 11116 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. This facility opened in December, 2010 and features single-room maternity care. A Level II B Special Care Nursery is located next to the Family Birthing Center. 301/790-8421. Meritus Medical Center and Robinwood Professional Center (11110 Medical Campus Rd., Hagerstown) offer a variety of classes and groups: Breastfeeding class is held the first Saturday of every other month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122B. If you’re thinking about breastfeeding, this class will help you prepare. $10. Online registration. 301/790-8214. Newborn Care class is offered the third Friday of every other month from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122B. This class includes baby care and infant CPR. Cost is $65 per couple. Online registration. 301/7908907. Family Birthing Center offers free tours every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Tour begins in the Women and Children’s Welcome Center. No registration required. 301/790-8421. Breastfeeding Support Group meets bimonthly from 1-2:30 p.m. at Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122B. Free. Online registration. 301/790-8530. Understanding Childbirth E-Learning Class is an online course offered for expectant mothers in their last two months of pregnancy and a support person. $20. Online registration. 301/790-8214. Hagerstown Birth offers monthly Birth Circle the 1st Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Women’s Health at Robinwood, Suite 249 (11110 Medical Campus Rd.) and monthly Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 249. Hagerstown Birth also has an annual Birth & Babies Fair at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, this year on March 5. See website for more information: www.hagerstownbirth.org. Frederick Memorial Healthcare System offers a variety of classes at Frederick Memorial Hospital: Childbirth education classes are offered in a variety of formats and times. Our instructors explain the physical and emotional journey from pregnancy, labor and delivery to postpartum recovery. The cost is $155 per couple. Preregistration required. 240/566-4367. BabyCare 101 is a two-session class held monthly on two consecutive weekday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. Single-session Sunday class available on certain dates. Highly recommended for first time parents and grandparents. The cost

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is $100 per couple. Preregistration required. 240/566-4367. Small Wonder is a class for ages 3 to 7, and is designed to help them prepare for the arrival of a new sister or brother. Held monthly on a Saturday morning. $40. Preregistration required. 240/566-4367. Baby BEST (Breastfeeding Education and Support Together) is a program offered by Frederick Memorial Hospital BirthPlace to support nursing mothers. $45 per couple. 240/566-3880. FMH Birthplace Tours are scheduled at a variety of times. Hospital policy requires children must be at least 12 years of age to accompany parents on tour. Special fee-based programs available to siblings to be. Preregistration required. 240/566-4367.

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Chambersburg Hospital at 112 North Seventh Street, Chambersburg offers various newborn care classes, new parenting classes and groups: Breastfeeding Class at 112 North Seventh Street, classroom 3, is taught by a lactation nurse and designed to explain the benefits of breastfeeding, the basics of what to expect and how to deal with any concerns or problems that may be encountered. Class meets in the Lecture Center on the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. $17 per couple. Call to register. 717/267-6370 or 717/860-0177. Breastfeeding Support Group is designed for those who are breastfeeding in conjunction with our Chambersburg Hospital Breastfeeding classes. Class meets in Lecture Center on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 12 noon-1 p.m. Free. 717/267-6370 or 717/860-0177. Keystone Women’s Care at 830 Fifth Ave., Suite 202, Chambersburg specializes in obstetrical and gynecological health care. Childbirth classes are generally being held the 1st Monday and 1st Saturday of the month. Saturday classes are from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Class concludes with hospital tour. $60. Classes free for Keystone Health patients. There is also a new Keystone Breastfeeding Center committed to helping you reach your infant feeding goals. 717/709-7990. www.keystonewomenscare.org. Waynesboro Hospital, 501 East Main Street, Waynesboro. Tours are available by appointment. The hospital offers many new parenting classes and groups: 1-Day Birthing Education Class helps you prepare for your special birthing experience. Held on one Saturday every other month from 9

a.m.-2:30 p.m. Upcoming class dates: March 4, May 6, July 8, September 9 and November 11. $50 per couple. Call to register. 717/765-3417. Breastfeeding Class is taught by a lactation nurse and designed to explain the benefits of breastfeeding, the basics of what to expect and how to deal with any concerns or problems that may be encountered. Held the fourth Wednesday every other month from 7-9 p.m. Upcoming class dates: March 22, May 24, July 26, September 27 and November 15. $10 per couple. Call to register. 717/765-3417.

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AbbaCare, Inc. in Winchester is a limited medical clinic providing pregnancy tests, pregnancy verification ultrasounds, peer counseling, pregnancy & parenting education, and support for those who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy. 540/665-9660. www.abbacare.org. JustBirth Winchester, working to create a compassionate, holistic birth care community, offers free monthly meetings on a variety of birth related topics. Meetings are held the second Tues. of each month at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Boscawen St., in Old Town Winchester from 6:30-8 p.m. www.justbirth.weebly.com. Doran Richards, Certified Professional Midwife, located in Strasburg, serves women in Frederick and Clark Counties of VA, all the way up Interstate 81 to the Maryland border. Licensed with the state of Virginia, she offers full prenatal, labor, delivery and postpartum care. 540/2952186. www.blessingGodsway.com. Ten Moons Midwifery offers homebirth midwifery care to families throughout Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. For more information about giving birth at home call Aimee or Desiree at 540/364-5077. www.ten-moons.com. The Winchester Medical Center, at 1840 Amherst Street in Winchester, offers classes in childbirth education, newborn care, breastfeeding, and infant CPR. 540/536-8768. www.valleyhealthlink.com.

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Community Birth Circle in Shepherdstown, WV meets at Mellow Moods Café, 119 W. German Street every third Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. Open to parents, grandparents, family members, friends, nursing/medical/midwifery students,

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any expectant mothers feel nervous about the idea of breast-feeding. Questions like, “Will my baby get enough milk,” or “will it hurt” are a worry. For a woman • 34 YEARS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION just finishing nine months of pregnancy and labor, now • ACCREDITED BY A.C.S.I. dealing with fatigue and changing hormones, it is easy to & NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION feel overwhelmed. Breast or bottle is a decision, but it should always be based on what is • LICENSED PRE-K4 PROGRAM best for baby and mother. • CERTIFIED DEDICATED TEACHERS • ONLINE GRADING & HOMEWORK Scientists are clear that breast milk is best for babies. It has the right balance of fat, • COMPUTER LAB sugar, water and protein along with vitamins, minerals and thousands of other ingredients. • STRINGS & BAND PROGRAM When breast-feeding isn’t possible, baby formulas are needed. So while breast is best, it is • INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS important to remember that baby formulas have come a long way and are a safe and • BEFORE & AFTER CARE excellent choice. First, researchers have determined breast-fed babies develop fewer infections than formula-fed babies. All babies can easily digest breast milk, not so for all formulas. Most formulas are made from cow’s milk, which some infants have trouble digesting. Soy formulas are made for babies who are allergic to the protein in cow’s milk. There are several breast-feeding benefits for women. Did you know nursing causes the Pre-K through 12th Grade release of a hormone that helps the uterus quickly return to its normal size after delivery? Many women like the fact that breast-feeding burns lots of calories, which can help shed pregnancy weight. Practical considerations also include that breast-feeding is convenient and does not require preparation when away from home. Breast-feeding can also save Faith Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis money. of race, color or national origin. It important to remember this is not an either-or situation. Some women choose to breast-feed and supplement with a bottle or bottle-feed alone. Dr. Laura Jana, MD, pediatrician and co-author of Heading Home with your Newborn: From Truth to Reality, suggests that going from breast to bottle can be difficult, “but not always.” So, if breastfeeding is not an option, it is reassuring to know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, regulates all baby formulas for purity and to make sure they meet appropriate nutrition standards. Formulas are iron-fortified to prevent anemia and manufactured in three basic forms; powder, ready-to-serve liquid and concentrated liquid. Powder and concentrated liquid formulas cost less than the ready-to-serve formulas. The powdered formula must be added to 2 ounces of water for (301) 662-0133 Main each level scoop. Doctors caution against adding more water or (301) 662-1930 Billing • (301) 662-5399 Referrals extra powder, neither will be healthy for the baby. If using tap water to mix the formula, use only cold water and let it run for 2 minutes first. Once the formula is mixed, whether it is powder or concentrated, it can be heated to the correct temperature. However, for families with well water, water should be boiled first or distilled water can be substituted. Concentrated liquid formula is mixed in a one to one ratio with water. Again, health care providers say do not dilute with extra water or make the formula extra concentrated. The one to one ratio is important for the baby’s health. No matter how you choose to feed your baby, the health of every infant and the chance for mother and baby to bond is the most important consideration for success. Sharon Zoumbaris is a librarian, freelance writer and author of several books dealing with health and nutrition. She lives with her family in Staunton, VA where they also run Geezer Farm, a small farm that produces organically-grown fruits and vegetables to sell at the Staunton Farmers Market.

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2017 Family Resource Guide Breast-feeding & Birthing Resources continued from page 11 doulas, lactation consultants, and anyone else with an interest in birth and raising healthy families. Join “Community Birth Circle” on Facebook for more information. The Birthing Center at Berkeley Medical Center (formerly City Hospital), 2500 Hospital Drive, Martinsburg. Part of University Healthcare in Martinsburg. Provides private birthing rooms, whirlpools, sibling visitation, prenatal classes and family programs. The Mother and Baby Couplet Care Program keeps mother and baby together from the moment of delivery until they go home. Following a routine birth, all infant care is conducted in the mother’s private room. One nurse, assigned to mother and newborn, guides the family unit through the how-tos of caring for the infant. Berkeley Medical Center also offers several classes: Prenatal classes are held Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. for a series of five weeks. Classes cover breathing and relaxation techniques, pain management, medical procedures, Caesarean delivery and infant care. Preregistration is required. $15 per class or $75 for entire series. Call 304/264-1297. A free breast-feeding class taught by a certified lactation consultant covering the basics and benefits of breast-feeding. Breastfeeding class the second Tuesday of every month (with a few exceptions) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required. 304/264-1297, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jefferson Medical Center (formerly Jefferson Memorial) Obstetrics Department, 300 S.

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Preston St., Ranson, is part of University Healthcare in Ranson. Childbirth Education is offered every other month as a 4-week series. Classes held from 7-9 p.m. $60 per couple. Preregistration required. 304/728-1713. Positive Birth Experience in Shenandoah Junction, WV provides care for birthing and postpartum families. Kathleen Nora Dawe is a certified childbirth educator, doula, doula trainer, lactation consultant, hypno-birth coach, and workshop presenter. www.breastfeedingrescue.com. www.positivebirthexperiences.com. Shenandoah Community Health Center in Martinsburg offers prenatal services including midwives, medical attention and education. If offers a childbirth education series covering anatomy, nutrition, breathing techniques, relaxation, drugs used in labor, hospital tour, and vaginal and caesarean birth. 304/263-8964. www.svms.net. Women’s Health and Family Medicine, 203 East Fourth St., Ranson, offers expert obstetrical care and the full range of primary healthcare, for infants, adolescents, men and women. 304/725-6343. www.wvu-uhp.com/ primary-care/womens-health/default.aspx.

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La Leche League groups for breast-feeding mothers, affiliated with La Leche International. For more information, go to www.llli.org. La Leche League of Chambersburg, PA is not currently holding meetings but the leader is available for breastfeeding help. Call Heidi at 717/372-3380. La Leche League of Frederick, MD. Provides breastfeeding support and education. Morning meetings are 1st Wednesday of the month,

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10:15 a.m. at Urbana Library (9020 Amelung St.) in the upper level conference room. Afternoon meetings are 4th Wednesday of the month, 12:30 p.m. at Superfoods on Main (106 S. Main St., Mt. Airy) in the meeting room located in the back of the café. Evening meetings are 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Trinity Chapel of Evangelical Reform United Church of Christ (15 W. Church St.). Do not park behind Church. Check website for most current meeting information. www.lllofmd-de-dc.org. La Leche League of Greencastle/Waynesboro, PA. Meets second Monday, 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. at Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Rd., Waynesboro. http://lllofgreencastlewaynesboro.weebly.com. La Leche League of Hagerstown, MD. Meets first Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hagerstown WIC office, 947 N. Burhans Blvd; and on the third Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 17906 Garden Lane, Hagerstown. Call Megan at 301/665-9226. La Leche League of Jefferson County, WV. Offers mother-to-mother support and up-todate breast-feeding information. Meets second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown. Call Kristin at 304/671-8430; Mendy at 304/260-0456; Sheila at 240-8183034. La Leche League of Northern Shenandoah Valley/Winchester, VA. Offers mother-to-mother support and breastfeeding information. Meets second Monday of the month, 10 a.m. Steamy’s Café, 38 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester, and on the third Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. at 309 S. Stuart St., Winchester. Call Natasha: 212/2039394, Aimee: 540/660-2459, and Alice: 540/636-2785.

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups, affiliated with MOPS International. For more information, go to www.mops.org. Second Monday of most months, 9:15 a.m. at Mountain View Community Church, 8330 Fingerboard Rd., Frederick, MD. Mountain View MOPS is for moms who are pregnant or have a child newborn thru kindergarten. Preregistration is required. Contact mountainviewccmops@gmail.com. www.mvccfrederick.com. First and third Wednesdays, 9 a.m. at Frederick Church of Brethren, Room 128, The Landing, 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick, MD. FCOP MOPS is a ministry of Frederick Church of the Brethren. This group provides support and fellowship to moms with children from birth to kindergarten. www.fcob.net. First and third Wednesdays from September through May, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Meetings begin with a large breakfast for all moms followed by small-group discussions which address concerns about parenting, motherhood, and family dynamics. Every meeting includes biblical insight and creative and fun activities/crafts. Children attend the MOPPETS program while mothers enjoy 2 hours of “adult” time. We want to be prepared to greet you and your child/children, so please call before you attend. Contact Cindy Reeder at 301/733-0144, Ext. 1 or email her at cindyreeder@fcchagerstown.org. First and third Thursdays from September through May, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Washington County Family Center, 221 McRand Court, Hagerstown, MD. This is a group for teenage moms. Program conducted by Otterbein United Methodist Church. Call Cindy Brown at 301/739-9386. MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support), part of International Moms Club. For more information, go to www.momsclub.org. MOMS Club® Chambersburg East is a support group for parents who have made the choice to stay home with the children. We offer moral support, fun and educational activities, play groups, MOMS night out, and more. E-mail chambersburgmomsclubeast@gmail.com. www.momsclubce.org. MOMS Club® Chambersburg West is a support group for the at-home mother and her children who reside in the cities of Chambersburg, St. Thomas and Greencastle, PA. We enjoy numerous monthly activities, including play groups, park days and craft days. We also have a monthly MOMS Night Out and at least one yearly service project to help needy children in the community. E-mail momsclubwest@ excite.com. www.facebook.com/MOMSClubChambersburgWest/ MOMS Club® of Frederick County- North is a non-profit organization providing a network of support to stay-at-home mothers. There are regular get-togethers that focus on play, arts, crafts, exploration of local child friendly venues, etc. Chapter boundaries include the elementary school districts of Lewistown, Monocacy, Waverley, Whittier, and Yellow Springs. Annual membership fee. www.momsclub-fredericknorth.com. MOMS Club® of Hagerstown is a support group for at-home moms in the Hagerstown area. Full group meets the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m., from September to May, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Smaller weekly play groups, based on children’s ages are available. There are also field trips and a monthly Moms’ Night Out. A $25 annual membership fee covers a monthly newsletter of activities, crafts, refreshments and possible charity donation. Find us on Facebook at MOMS Club of Hagerstown, MD. MOMS Club® of Martinsburg. A non-profit support group just for the athome mother. Monthly meetings and activities. Open to all moms who reside in Berkeley County, WV. www.momsclubofmartinsburg.org. MOMS Club® of New Market/Mount Airy-West, MD a support group for stay-at-home mothers living within the New Market, Twin Ridge, Kemptown, and Green Valley elementary school area. Email nmmtawmomsclub@gmail.com. MOMS Club® of Shippensburg, PA, Chapter of MOMS Club International meets in Shippensburg, PA. Support group offers play groups, MOMS Night Out, park outings, book club and more. E-mail shipmomsclub@gmail.com. www.shipmomsclub.org. MOMS Club® of Winchester is a support group for stay-at-home moms and their children in Winchester, Stephens City, Middletown and Berryville. Monthly playgroups, weekly activities & events, park days, storytime, community service projects and more. http://momsclubwinchestereastva.webs.com

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The Berryville Moms Meetup is a support group for moms that provides opportunities to meet new friends and allows children to play and socialize. Park dates, lunch dates, play dates, storytimes and more. http://meetup.com/berryvillemoms/

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Middletown Moms at Home Club is a non-profit support and social group for at-home and working parents and their children. We offer playgroups, parties, field trips, and mom’s night out activities every month. www.middletownmomsathome.org. MOMS Under Construction is a support group for moms who are raising young children. Group meets the second and fourth Thursday from Sept.-May, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at New Guilford Church, Fellowship Hall, 1575 Mont Alto Rd., Chambersburg, PA. Registration is open to all moms from New Guilford Church and the community. 717/352-2458. http://ngbic.org/ event/moms-under-construction. PA Playgroup meets for activities once or twice mid-week and two Saturdays per month at community locations in Greencastle, PA and surrounding areas. Moms, dads, and caregivers can support each other while their children play. We welcome special needs children and teens! We have infants through age 17 yrs. old participating. Enjoy year-round fun activities such as free family movies, Lego and Block Parties, holiday parties, music & movement, and crafts at family-friendly locations. No registration or membership fees to participate. Most events are free. Pay your own way at others. We plan one month ahead and make every effort to plan inexpensive activities for the whole family. Contact Erin Betts: ebetts@pa.net, 717/597-7572. www.facebook.com/groups/ 168641103198620/ Winchester Playgroup. A support group for moms and children, providing local activities, play groups, field trips and more. www.meetup.com/winchester-playgroup/

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2017 Family Resource Guide Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 301/600-7000 Hours: Sun., 1 to 5 p.m.; Mon. thru Thurs., 10 am to 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Toddler Storytime, for 2-year-olds with an adult, Tues. & Thurs., 10:05 a.m.; Musical Storytime, ages 0 & up with caregiver, Sat., 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Wed., 10:05 a.m.; Family Storytime, all ages with an adult, Wed., 6:30 p.m. Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. 301/845-8880 Hours: Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Baby Storytime, ages 24 mos. and younger with an adult, Mon., 10:05 a.m.; Toddler Storytime, age 2 with an adult, Tues., 10:05 and 11 a.m.; Musical Storytime, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Wed., 10:05 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Thurs., 10:05 a.m.; Stories & STEM, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Thurs., 1 p.m.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD

Washington County Free Library System: www.washcolibrary.org

FREDERICK COUNTY, MD

Frederick County Public Libraries: www.fcpl.org.

Brunswick Branch Library, 915 North Maple Ave., Brunswick. 301/600-7250 Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Toddler Storytime, for 2 year olds with caregiver, Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Wed., 10:30 a.m.; School Skills for Preschoolers, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Wed., 11:15 a.m.; Musical Storytime, 2nd & 4th Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Stories & STEM, 3rd Thurs. monthly, 6:30 p.m. C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 301/600-1630 Hours: Sun., 1 to 5 p.m.; Mon. thru Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Preschool Storytime, ages 3 to 5 with caregiver, Mon., 2 p.m. and Tues., 10:15 a.m.; Baby Storytime, ages 0 to 24 mos. with caregiver, Tues, 11:15 a.m. and Thurs., 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Storytime, designed for 2 year olds with caregiver, Mon., 10:15 a.m. and Thurs., 11:15 a.m.; Musical Storytime, ages 0 & up with caregiver, Wed., 10:15 and Thurs., 1:30 p.m.; My First Storytime, ages 0 to 6 mos., Wed., 2:30 p.m.; Family Storytime, ages 0 & up with caregiver, Mon., 6:30 p.m. Storyland, ages 0 to 36 mos., 1st Fri. each month, 10:15 a.m.; Stories Alive! ages 3 to 5, Tues., 1:30 p.m. Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks. 301/874-4560 Hours: Mon. and Wed., 3 to 8 p.m.; Tues. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story times: Preschool Storytime, ages 3 to 5, Tues., 11 a.m.; Musical Storytime, ages 0 & up with caregiver, 1st & 3rd Tues., 2 p.m.; Family Storytime, ages 0 & up with caregiver, 1st Mon., 6:30 p.m.

Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 301/600-6329 Hours: Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Musical Storytime, ages 0 & up with caregiver, Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, for ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.

Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. 301/371-7560 Hours: Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Baby Storytime, ages 0 to 24 mos., Tues., 10:05 a.m.; Toddler Storytime, 2-year-olds with an adult, Mon. at 10:05 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.; Musical Storytime, ages 0 & up with caregiver, Wed., 10:05 a.m. Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 301/600-7200 Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Story times: Baby Storytime, ages birth to 24 mos. with an adult, Tues. and Thurs. at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Storytime, age 2 with an adult, Tues. and Thurs. at 11 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, ages 3 to 5 with an adult, Wed. at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Family Storytime, all ages with an adult, Tues. at 6:30 p.m.

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Boonsboro Free Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. 301/432-5723 Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Story times: Toddler Time, for ages 18 mos. to 3 years, Tues., 11 a.m.; Lap Sit, for ages 18 mos. and younger, Fri., 11 a.m.; Family Storytime, for all ages, Sat., 11 a.m.; Pre-school Story Time, ages 3 & up, Wed., 3:30 p.m. Clear Spring Leonard P. Snyder Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd., Clear Spring. 301/842-2730 Hours: Tues. thru Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sun., 1:15 to 5 p.m. Story times: Friday Storytime, for ages 2-5, Fri., 11:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Central Library, the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 301/739-3250 Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Story times: Infant Storytime, ages 6 to 18 mos., Wed., 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., preregistration required; Preschool Story Time, ages 3 to 5, Fri., 11:30 a.m.; Stories by Starlight, children of all ages, Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Toddler Time, ages 18 to 36 mos., Mon., 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., preregistration required. Hancock War Memorial Library, 220 Park Road, Hancock. 301/678-5300 Hours: Tues. and Wed., 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thurs., 3:15 to 7 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story time: Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5, Wed., 1 p.m. Keedysville Library, 22 Taylor Drive, Keedysville. 301/432-6641 Hours: Tues. and Wed., 3:15 to 7 p.m.; Sat., 9:15 a.m. to 12 noon New Keedysville Creative Kids Corner offered for children in grades 1 to 5, 1st Sat. each month, 9 a.m.

Sharpsburg Public Library, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg. 301/432-8825 Hours: Tues. thru Thurs., 2:30 to 8 p.m.; Sat., 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story times: Story Time, for PreK and grades 1-5, Thurs., 3:30 p.m.; Books with Baby, for infants and toddlers, 2nd Thurs., 2:30 p.m.

Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St, Smithsburg. 301/824-7722 Hours: Mon., Wed. and Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tues, 12:30 to 9 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Story times: Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5, Fri., 11 a.m.; Toddler Story Time, for ages 18 to 36 mos., Thurs., 11 a.m., pre-registration required; Saturday Story Time, for all ages, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Infant Story Time, for infants 6 to 18 months, 2nd and 4th Wed., 11 a.m. Williamsport Memorial Library, 104 E. Potomac St., Williamsport. 301/223-7027 Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story times: Tiny Tots Story Time, for ages 3 and younger, second Tues., 10:30 a.m.; Children’s Storytime with a Craft, for ages 18 mos. to age 5, Wed., 11:30 a.m.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA

Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg. The Library has moved to a temporary home, 340 N. 2nd St., on the corner of 2nd Street and Broad Street, while the original building can be renovated. Visit website to find out more. 717/263-1054 www.fclspa.org Hours: Mon. thru Fri., 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Miss Sarah’s Storytime, ages birth to 5, Tues. & Fri., 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road, S., Chambersburg. 717/264-9663 www.fclspa.org Hours: Mon. and Tues., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 12 noon to 8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story times: Preschool Storytime offered Sept. through April, Wed. at 1 p.m. and Fri. at 10 a.m.; Infant/Toddler Laptime offered Sept. through April, Tues., 10 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m. Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library, 305 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle. 717/597-7920. www.fclspa.org Hours: Mon., 1 to 8 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story times: Preschool Storytime, for ages 3 to 5, Tues. at 10 a.m.; Toddler Storytime, for ages birth to 3 years, Fri. at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please check with the library for times of additional children’s programs.

Fort Loudon Community Library, 210 Mullen Street, Fort Loudon. 717/369-4704. www.fclspa.org Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 3 to 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Story times: Once Upon A Time Story Hour, Every other Sat., 10 a.m. Call to check.

St. Thomas Library, 30 School House Rd., St. Thomas. 717/369-4716. www.fclspa.org Hours: Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. and Fri., 2 to 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Story times: Call for times. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library, 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro. 717/762-3335. Email staff@ahmfl.org. www.ahmfl.org Hours: Mon. & Thurs., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tues., Wed. & Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story times: Preschool Story Time, ages 3 to 6, Wed., 10 a.m.; Mostly Mother Goose, ages 0 to 2, Fri., 10 a.m. Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit. 717/794-2240. www.fclspa.org Hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 3 to 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Story times: Saturday Story and Craft Hour, Sat., 11 a.m.

Musselman-South Berkeley Community Library, Musselman High School, Rte 11, 126 Exellence Way, Inwood. 304/229-2220. http://martinsburg.lib.wv.us/ Hours: Tue., Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking for library patrons is in the lot at the north side of the school. Story times: Preschool storytime and craft, Tues. & Wed., 10:30 a.m., registration required. Call to find out about additional special programs. North Berkeley Public Library, 1255 T.J. Jackson Drive at Spring Mills, Falling Waters. 304/274-3443. http://martinsburg.lib.wv.us/ Hours: Mon. & Tues., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story time: Preschool storytime and craft, Thurs., 10 a.m. Call for other story times.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library, 151 Polk St., Harpers Ferry. 304/535-2301. www.bolivarharpersferrylibrary.com Hours: Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wed. and Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Story times: (from Sept. thru May): Infant Storytime, ages birth to 18 mos., Wed, 11 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5, Thurs., 10:30 a.m., sign up required; Todder Storytime, ages 18 mos. to age 3, Fri., 10:30 a.m. Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town. 304/7252208. www.ctlibrary.org Hours: Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seasonally 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story time: Storytime, Mon., 10:30 a.m. & Thurs., 4 p.m.; Saturday Storytime and Crafts, 10 a.m. on 2nd Sat. every month.

Shepherdstown Public Library, 100 E. German Street, Shepherdstown. 304/876-2783. www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story times: Lap Babies, age birth to 18 mos., Tues., 10:15 a.m.; Time for Twos, Tues., 11:15 a.m.; 3-5 year old Storytime, Wed., 11:15 a.m.; Registration required. Call to confirm times and dates.

South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church St., Summit Point. 304/7256227. www.sojeffersonlibrary.com Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Story times: Preschool Story Hour, Tues., 11 a.m. and Wed., 1 p.m.

MORGAN COUNTY, WV

WINCHESTER, VA AREA

Handley Regional Library System: www.handleyregional.org

Mary Jane and James L. Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Drive, Stephens City. 540/869-9000. Hours: Mon. & Tues., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wed. thru Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Toddler Time, ages 3 & under, Mon., 11 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, Wed. & Sat., 11 a.m.; Baby Time, ages birth to 15 mos., Thurs., 11 a.m., thru April 13

Morgan County Public Library, 105 Congress St., Berkeley Springs. 304/258-3350. www.mocolibrary.com Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story time: For all ages with an adult, Mon., 11 a.m. Paw Paw Public Library, 250 Moser Ave., Paw Paw. 304/947-7013. www.pawpawpubliclibrary.com Hours: Mon. & Tues, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 to 6 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m. to 12 noon & 1 to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Story time: Children’s book-read and craft, Fri., 10:30 a.m.

Clarke County Library, 101 Chalmers Ct., Suite C, Berryville. 540/955-5144 Hours: Mon. & Tues., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wed. thru Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story Time: Preschool Story Time, ages 3 & up, Tues., 10:30 a.m.

Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 540/662-9041 Hours: Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tues., & Thurs. thru Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Toddler Story Time, ages 3 & under, Thurs., 10:30 a.m., thru April 13; Preschool Story Time, ages 3 & up, Mon., 10:30 a.m., thru April 10; Baby Time, ages birth to 15 mos., Tues., 10:30 a.m., thru April 11

BERKELEY COUNTY, WV

Hedgesville Public Library, 207 North Mary St., Hedgesville. 304/754-3949 Hours: Mon., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Story time: Fri., 10:30 a.m.

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, 101 W. King St., Martinsburg. Main library: 304/267-8933 Children’s Department: 304/267-8288 http://martinsburg.lib.wv.us/ Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wed., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Story times: Wee Ones, ages 0 to 24 mos., Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5, Fri., 10:30 a.m.

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MARYLAND

Beaver Creek School Museum, 9702 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown. Operated as a museum by the Washington County Historical Society, this 1904 two-room schoolhouse features a replica classroom and a rural-life museum reflecting life in Washington County. Admission. Open for tours by appointment only. 301-797-8782. www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org. Beatty-Cramer House, 9010 Liberty Rd. (Md. 26), Frederick. Named for John Beatty, an Irish immigrant with possible royal Scottish connections, and Jeremiah Henry Cramer, who made many architectural changes, the site is home to three historic structures: a combination of the Beatty portion of the house (circa 1732), the Cramer addition (circa 1855), and later renovations. The two outbuildings are an 18thcentury springhouse and a 19th-century smokehouse. Currently not available for tours. 301/668-2086. Boonsboro Trolley Museum, intersection of North Main Street and Shafer Park Drive, Boonsboro. The original building has been restored and was the Boonsboro Trolley Stations from 1902 to 1938. It is the last remaining trolley station in Washington County. Museum houses trolley artifacts and photographs. Open to the public on the 4th Sun. of the month, May through Oct., 2 to 5 p.m., or by appointment. 301/432-7030. Boonsborough Museum of History, 113 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Collection of historical objects of local and national significance, plus Civil War relics, the evolution of firearms and American Indian artifacts. Open by appointment. 301/432-6969. www.town.boonsboro.md.us. Bowman House and Boonsboro Historical Society, 323 N. Main St., Boonsboro. The Bowman House, built by Jacob Powles, is typical of log houses built in Western Maryland during the first half of the 19th century. In 1868, John Bowman purchased the log house and established the Boonsboro Pottery. Period demonstrations might include open-hearth cooking, redware pottery and an heirloom garden. Open May through Oct. on the fourth Sun. of the month, 1 to 4 p.m. 301/432-5889. www.town.boonsboro.md.us. Brown’s Meeting House, 11 South Mill Street, Clear Spring. The Clear Spring District Historical Association owns this 1825 site. The two-story log structure is used for historical exhibits and lectures. Open by appointment. 301/842-2342.

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Brunswick Heritage Museum, 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick. Features 2,000 square feet of interactive HO-scale model railroad, railroad equipment, exhibits, gift shop, photographs, Victorian costumes, furnishings, toy, baseball and medical history. C&O Canal Visitor Center is on the first floor of the museum. Open Fri., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 16, the second and third floors will be closed for maintenance. During this time the Museum Store, Brunswick Visitors Center, and the C&O Canal Visitors Center will be open Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. Admission. 301/834-7100. www.brunswickmuseum.org. The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. Museum specializes in 19th-century life, and offers historic tours, festivals, and programs designed for elementary school-aged children and visitors of all ages. Open April through Sept., Mon. through Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. Weekends in Oct. and Nov. Also open for seasonal events & activities Dec.-Mar. Group reservations welcome March though Nov. Admission. 301/600-1650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. This hands-on museum provides life-long learning experiences to thousands of children and families each year. All exhibits and programs focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) principles. Visit the STEAM Machine Art Room, Sustainability Exhibit, Builder’s Nook, LEGO Robotics Education Exhibit, Dinosaur Exhibit, Civil War Trains Exhibit, Hagerstown Aviation Exhibit, Titanic Exhibit, NASA/APL Space Exhibit, and more. Visit the Treasures Gift Shoppe for gifts for all ages. Same hours as the museum. Museum open Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. Adults, $7; ages 4-17, $6; active military families and children up to age 3 are complimentary. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Doleman Black Heritage Museum, 540 N. Locust Street, Hagerstown. This nationally known, family-owned and operated museum is focused on preserving and displaying the legacy of Charles & Marguerite Doleman’s vision of a state of the art cultural & historical museum depicting the lives of African-Americans in Washington County. Contains books, artifacts, and pictures of Black History in Washington County. Open by appointment only. Find us on Facebook. 301/797-5019. www.dolemanblackheritagemuseum.org. Frederick County Archives & Research Center, 24 E. Church St., Frederick. Formerly the Historical Society of Frederick County’s Library, the Frederick County Archives & Research Center has letters, diaries, Civil War records, maps, family histories, photographs and books available for use by historians and genealogists. Open Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Research fee of $6/person per day, and $3/ages 12-18 per day. 301/663-1188. www.frederickhistory.org Geiser Mason Farm Museum, 22 Newman Lane, behind Smithsburg Town Hall (21 W. Water St.), Smithsburg. Contains a 1901 wooden threshing machine built by Geiser Manufacturing, other farm related artifacts, antique toy display, and other articles related to the history of Smithsburg. Open by appointment only, and during special events. 301/824-7154.

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The Hager House Museum, 110 Key St., City Park, Hagerstown. Built in 1739 by Jonathan Hager, the city founder, the house was situated on a 200-acre tract called Hager’s Fancy. Its 22inch thick walls were erected over two springs, making it an impregnable fortress against Indian attack. There will be a variety of special events focusing on eighteenth and nineteenth century life held throughout the year. Tours by appointment. Call for hours. Admission. 301/739-8577, x170. www.hagerhouse.org. Hagerstown Aviation Museum, 14235 Oak Springs Road, Hagerstown. Preserves and promotes the region’s more than 90 years of aviation history. The museum currently owns a restored 1928 Kreider-Reisner KR-31, three WWII Fairchild PT-19 trainer aircraft, a Fairchild C-82 packet cargo plane, a C-119 Flying Boxcar cargo plane and more. Museum aircraft are available to the public only during museum events. Tours of the aircraft are available for all ages during the museum’s Open Airplane Afternoon events. 301-733-8717. www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org. Hagerstown Railroad Museum, City Park, located at Highland Way, opposite the Mansion House Art Center, Hagerstown. The newly restored Western Maryland RR Locomotive 202 is a steam engine built in 1912 to haul passengers, mail and baggage between Baltimore and Hagerstown. Retired in 1953, the train was moved to City Park. Over the years, several renovations and expansions have occurred, producing the current museum with memorabilia collected by John Long, museum supporter. Of special interest are an 1885 Pump Car and an 1875 Velocipede. Admission. Open by appointment from May through Oct. Call for hours. 301/739-8577, x180. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd. (U.S. 11), Hagerstown. Collection of historical equipment includes the No. 132 Diesel-Electric Locomotive built in 1944, two 1930s Western Maryland cabooses, and Hagerstown & Frederick trolley No. 168 built in 1918. Artifacts, photos, railroad art, model railroads, a library, a roster of Western Maryland employees, a gift shop and trains for kids to run. Special events include the Trains of Christmas and Railroad Heritage Days. Open Fri. through Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Adults, $5; children age 4-12, $.50; and ages 3 and under, free. 301/7394665. www.roundhouse.org. Hancock Visitor’s Center and Museum, 42 W. Main St., Hancock. The Sideling Hill Exhibit, once residing in the now defunct Sideling Hill Visitor Center, is now located here. Location is staffed by volunteers so operating hours vary. 301/6786236. www.HancockMuseum.org. www.HancockMD.com. Hancock Toll House, Route 144 West, Hancock. Toll House is located on Western Pike, 1/4 mile past Hancock High School. One of the last remaining toll houses that was associated with the National Road. It was operated between Hancock and Cumberland during the early 1800s. The Toll House is operated by the Hancock Historical Society and can be viewed free of charge by scheduling an appointment with the Museum. Museum is closed for renovations. 301/678-6236. www.HancockMuseum.org. www.HancockMD.com. Hancock Town Museum, 126 W. High St., Hancock. The museum contains a library of yearbooks and thousands of pieces of genealogy fully catalogued and referenced. It also features

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many items pertaining to Hancock, antiques, the apple industry, and transportation via the C&O Canal, National Pike and Western Maryland Railroad. Open second and fourth Sun., April through Oct., 2-4 p.m. 301/678-6308. www.HancockMuseum.org. www.HancockMD.com. The Mansion House, 501 Highland Way, City Park, Hagerstown. Built in 1846 by John Heyser, the bricks of the massive Georgian house were made from the mud of the estate lake. The Mansion House Art Center offers classes and a meeting place for the Valley Art Association. Works of many artists are on display in the mansion. Open Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. tree lighting with music and light refreshments. 301/797-2867. www.valleyartassoc.com. The Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Miller House was built for William Price around 1825. Now a museum, it features exhibits such as a large collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century dolls and toys, Bell pottery collection, the kinship Family Heritage Research Center, and papers and historic items from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. It is the headquarters of the Washington County Historical Society. Special exhibits, lectures, and programs offered year-round. Open year-round, closed Mondays and holidays. Open for tours Wed. through Fri., 1 to 4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $5, adults; free, WCHS members and children 12 & under. 301/7978782. www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org. Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick. Guided tours, special exhibitions, and the decorative and fine arts in the museum tell the story of Frederick County. There is a heritage garden and a research library. Family-friendly programs all year long. Open Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 – 4 p.m. 301/663-1188. Admission. www.frederickhistory.org. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Explores the medical story of the Civil War through exhibits, educational tours, special events, an annual conference and museum store. Open Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults, $9.50; seniors and military, $8:50; students, $7; those younger than 9, free. 301/695-1864. www.civilwarmed.org. National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 333 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Religious shrine honoring the first American-born canonized saint. Shrine sites include a visitor center with museum and gift shop. Stone House (1750), White House (1810), mortuary chapel (1846) and a basilica (1965). Open Mon. through Sun., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided tours offered. 301/447-6606. www.setonshrine.org. Plumb Grove Mansion, 12654 Broadfording Rd., Clear Spring. Build by Jonathan Nesbitt in 1831, the restored farmhouse museum holds furniture made in Clear Spring and Maryland-made furniture. Tour specializes in local folklore and superstitions. Gardens are heritage plantings of old roses from the 19th century, a heritage vegetable garden and flower beds. Plumb Grove is owned and operated by the members of the Clear Spring District Historical Association. Open by appointment. 301/842-2342. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. In 1862, the Pry House was used as Gen. McClellan’s headquarters at the Battle of Antietam and medical headquarters for Dr. Jonathan Letterman. During the battle, Letterman implemented plans reorganizing the medical system of the army, which later became adopted worldwide. Open Fri. through Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open other times by appointment. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Call to confirm hours. $5

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suggested donation. 301/416-2395 or 301/695-1864. www.civilwarmed.org. Roger Brooke Taney House, 121 S. Bentz St., Frederick. This historic site interprets the early 19th century lifestyle of Frederick’s “middling class”. The site, including the c.1790 house, detached kitchen, root cellar, smokehouse, and slave’s quarters, are restored to reflect the time period of one of the home’s owners, U.S. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who spent his early legal career in Frederick. Taney, the nations fifth and longest serving Chief Justice, remembered today for the court’s Dred Scott decision, which helped ignite the Civil War. Open April through mid-Dec., Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. $5 suggested donation. 301/663-1188. www.frederickhistory.org. Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. An example of German colonial architecture. Built around 1758, this stone farm house and Heritage Garden are available for weekend tours. Museum hours are Sat. & Sun., April through mid-Dec, 1-4 p.m., and by appointment. $5 suggested donation. 301/663-3885. www.fredericklandmarks.org. Smithsburg Historical Society Museum, 20 E. Water Street, Smithsburg. Maintains local artifacts related to Smithsburg and the surrounding areas. Collection includes works from local artists, antique toys, and an extensive schoolroom display. Open Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment. 301/824-7154. The Train Room, 360 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Features a collection of nationally renowned Lionel train items. Open Mon. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. through Thurs. & Sat, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Call for hours. Summer and winter hours vary. Adults, $5; children ages 3 to 12, $1. 301/745-6681. www.the-train-room.com. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Features a permanent collection, exhibitions, musical concerts, lectures, art classes, and special events for children and adults throughout the year. Open Tues. through Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. Displays antique farm equipment, and also features an authentic turnof-the-century country store, model rooms of a typical 19th century farmhouse and a gift shop. Open year-round Sat. and Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. Group and school tours by appointment. Check the website for closings. 240/420-1714. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. Williamsport Town Museum (in the lower level of the Springfield Farm Barn), 12 Springfield Lane, Williamsport. Open Sundays, Apr.-Oct. 1-4 p.m. The large, restored barn of the Springfield Farm houses artifacts from early Williamsport and the C&O Canal. Old-time stories, 1800s furniture and a display of Fairchild Industries’ “Rosie the Riveter.” The Easter Sunrise Service is held there at 6:30 a.m. The Barn also has approximately 5,000 sq. ft. rentable space. For details and reservations, contact Joan Knode at 301/223-7229. www.williamsportmd.gov.

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Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle. Home for artifacts, treasures, and history of Greencastle-Antrim. Has been designated as an official site on the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails of History. Open Tues. to Fri., 12 noon to 4 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; other times by appointment. Free

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admission. 717/597-9010. www.greencastlemuseum.org. Brown’s Mill School, Brown’s Mill Rd. and Angle Rd., Greencastle. A primary school in use from 1836 thru 1921. Brown’s Mill School was restored and preserved by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission and later the Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny. It serves as a memorial to the one-room schools of the country. Open Sat. and Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. during July and August. Admission. 717/264-1667. Chambersburg Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. Housed in the 1915 Frank Furness marble bank building. Displays in the center showcase Franklin County’s history, including the frontier, Civil War, Underground Railroad, architecture and transportation. Exhibit areas, original art, gift shop and children’s activity room. Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday (May-Oct.), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 717/264-7101. Conococheague Institute, 12995 Bain Rd., Mercersburg. Located at Rock Hill Farm, the Institute represents the frontier lifestyle of the Welsh, Scots Irish, Native Americans, English and Pennsylvania Germans and serves as a regional center for the purpose of developing and fostering an awareness and understanding of the cultural and natural history of the Conococheague. Reference library has about 8000 books covering a wide range of subjects, including diaries, travel logs, general histories, ethnic histories, religion, foods, clothing, early farming, gardens, Native Americans and more. We also offer access to a database of digitized primary sources from around the country. Museum and reference library open year-round, Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contact us to arrange for group tours or private events. 717/328-3467. www.cimlg.org. continued on page 20

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The Old Jail Museum, The Old Jail, 175 East King St., Chambersburg. The Franklin County Historical Society’s offices are located at the museum site which is an old jail built in 1818. The old jail is also home to the museum and genealogical library. The Museum is about the history of early America and Franklin County, and has many fascinating exhibits. Open Thurs. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Nov.-Apr.), and Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May-Oct.). Special group tours arranged by appointment. Call for library hours. 717/264-1667. www.franklinhistorical.org. The John Brown House, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg. It was here, under the alias of Isaac Smith, that the famous abolitionist boarded during the summer of 1859, formulating his plan and securing weapons for his attack on the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Open for tours Thurs. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Nov.-Apr.), and Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May-Oct.). 717/264-1667. www.franklinhistorical.org. John McFadden Model Railroad Museum, Mercersburg Academy campus, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg. Museum houses a large collection of O and O-27 model trains from AMT, American Flyer, Atlas, K-Line, KMT, Lionel, Marx, Plasticville and more. Collection includes operating layouts on display from 1920s to present day. There is also an operating collection of HO and S gauge trains on display. Open Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. during school year and by appointment. 717/328-6154. www.johnmcfadden.org. Renfrew Institute for Cultural & Environmental Studies, 1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro. Headquartered at Renfrew Park, Renfrew Institute provides hands-on, experiential programs in cultural history and environmental education for school children throughout the Cumberland Valley region. Summer Institute offers a variety of programs for children during the summer, ranging from nature exploration to heritage crafts and more. The Institute also reaches out to the general public and local community, providing adult/teen educational programs all year long—free lectures, workshops, bird walks, and off-site field trips. Past and current offerings include topics such as owls, geology, astronomy, fly-fishing, energy, 1800s architecture and farm life, gardening, watersheds and wetlands. In addition, the Institute sponsors several free community events, like the annual Earth Day/Art Fest Celebration, Jazz Festival, Youth Festival, Kite Fly, Halloween Stories and more. 717-762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro. Restored farmstead with historic and decorative arts collections. Discover how the agriculture and domestic life of nearly 200 years ago worked together. Special features: recently redone Wagon Shed with an historic tool display, the largest public collection of John Bell Family pottery in the U.S., and the only permanent public display of artifacts from the Snow Hill Cloister, a 19th century monastical society located in nearby Quincy, PA. Open midApril to mid-Oct., Tues. through Sat., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Group tours and special programs are by advance appointment. $6, adults; $5, seniors; $4, children; free for children under 7. Group rates available. Park is open from dawn to dusk year round, free of charge. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Shippensburg Historical Society, 52 W. King St., Shippensburg. Historical Society maintains a permanent collection and special exhibits including a large Native American artifact collection. Also maintains a genealogical and history library. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. 717/532-6727. www.shippensburghistory.org. Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, lower level of Harley Hall, Shippensburg. A unique educational laboratory and museum. Primary function of the Archives is to preserve and exhibit its collection of clothing and accessories and to make those materials available for teaching and research purposes. Admission. Open Mon. to Thurs., 12 noon to 4 p.m.; other times by appointment. 717/477-1239. www.fashionarchives.org. Waynesboro Area Industrial Heritage Trust, 235 Philadelphia Avenue, Waynesboro. Museum has a collection of artifacts, photographs, drawings, and documents pertaining to the area’s industrial history. Museum open for special events and by appointment. 717/762-4460. www.industrialmuseum.weebly.com. Waynesboro Historical Society, headquartered in the Historic Oller House, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro. Society offers a lot of research information in its library and archives, and includes a computer database and microfilm library. Events are offered throughout the month. Open Wed. & Thurs., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or by appointment. 717/762-1747. www.waynesborohistory.com.

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Abram’s Delight Museum, 1340 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester. The oldest home in Winchester built in 1754 by Isaac, youngest son of Abraham Hollingsworth, one of the first white settlers in the area. Restored and furnished with period pieces. Open April through Oct., Mon. through Sat., 10

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a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Admission. 540/662-6519. http://winchesterhistory.org/museums/ Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., U.S. 11 south of Middletown. The 18th-century grain and livestock farm encompassed (in 1815) 7,500 acres. The unique limestone house was built 1794-1797 by Maj. Isaac Hite for his wife, Nelly, sister of James Madison, future U.S. president. The house was used as headquarters of Gen. Philip Sheridan during the Civil War. Extensive gift shop. Belle Grove is closed for the winter but will reopen March 18. Hours are Mon. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 5 p.m.; Nov. and Dec., open select hours. Open for winter group tours by appointment. 540/869-2028. www.bellegrove.org. Burwell-Morgan Mill Museum, 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood. A merchant gristmill built in 1785 by Col. Nathaniel Burwell of Carter’s Grove and Gen. Daniel Morgan. It has been restored with wooden gears. Open Fri., 12 noon to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sun., 12 noon to 5 p.m.; from May to Nov. Grinding on Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art shows in the spring and fall. 540/837-1799. www.burwellmorganmill.org. Clarke County Historical Association Museum & Archives, 32 E. Main St., Berryville. “Our Land Is Our Legacy” is a multi-media exhibit telling 300 years of Clarke County History using films, photographs, murals, maps, and artifacts. The CCHA research library has many documents and books pertaining to Clarke County history, including genealogies, cemetery records, architectural structures and land surveys. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. by appointment only. 540/955-2600. www.clarkehistory.org. George Washington’s Office Museum, 32 W. Cork and Braddock streets, Winchester. Washington used part of the old log and stone building from 1755-1756 as a military office when he was colonel of the Virginia Regiment protecting the 300-mile frontier to the west. Open April through Oct., Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon to 4 p.m. 540/662-4412. http://winchesterhistory.org/museums/ Glen Burnie Historic House, Gardens and Museum, Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. The historic house was built by Robert Wood, son of Winchester’s founder, Col. James Wood, in 1794. House reopened in 2014 following an extensive two-year renovation. It has six acres of gardens. House and gardens are open seasonally Apr.-Dec. 540/662-1473. www.themsv.org/visit/the-house. Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Interprets the art, history and culture of the Shenandoah Valley. This regional museum complex includes a historic house dating to the 18th century, six acres of gardens and a museum designed by internationally recognized architect Michael Graves. Open year-round, house and gardens open April to Dec. Museum is open Tues. through Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. to Mar.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Apr. to Dec. Closed Mon. and major holidays. Extended Wed. summer hours. Admission. Museum gallery open free of charge every Wed. Check the hours. 540/662-1473. www.themsv.org. Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. Visitors of all ages can explore and discover 3 indoor floors of interactive exhibits in Paleontology Park, Health Works, Watershed, Science Kitchen, Roller Coaster Alley, Apple Packing Shed, and interact with artisans in the Discovery Studio. Brain-bending illusion exhibit opens in 2017. Soar to the Sky Level outdoor rooftop Gardens, Shade Pavilion, and Observation Deck. Open Tues. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 5 p.m.; Free First Friday of each month, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Check calendar for details. $8 per person; those younger than 2 admitted free. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters, 415 N. Braddock St., Winchester. Jackson spent much of the winter of 1861-1862 here. Headquarter displays Jackson memorabilia and Civil War relics. Open April through Oct., Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Admission. 540/667-5505. http://winchesterhistory.org/museums/ Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1340 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., Winchester. The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society maintains five museums (Abram’s Delight, George Washington’s Office, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters, 18th Century Valley Cabin, and the Hollingsworth Mill) and jointly operates the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives with the Handley Regional Library. Located in the Handley Regional Library, the Archives house an extensive collection of material on the people, places and events of the lower Shenandoah Valley. Highlights of the collection include rare maps, book, manuscripts, and more. 540/662-6550. www.winchesterhistory.org.

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Belle Boyd House, 126 E. Race St., Martinsburg. The Berkeley County Museum is located in Belle Boyd House. Eleven Rooms of Berkeley County History featuring the Civil War, Railroads, Industry, WW II, Belle Boyd, Toys, Clothing and Archaeology. Special displays in museum throughout the year. Open Sun.Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except holidays. Also home of Martinsburg-Berkeley Co. Visitors Bureau. Group tours by appt. by calling 304-267-4713. www.bchs.org. The Berkeley County Historical Society, Archives and Research, 136 E. Race St., Martinsburg. Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of history in Berkeley County. Archives are open Thurs., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call ahead by at least two weeks to schedule appointment. 304/267-4713. www.bchs.org. Cool Spring Farm, 2956 Runnymeade Road, Gerrardstown. 105-acre farm featuring Stone Farm House and related buildings of Zacquil Morgan, cofounder of Morgantown. Displays of archaeology, geology, hydrology, historic preservation and naturewalking trail. Call for group tours. 304/267-4713. For the Kids, by George Children’s Museum, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. Housed inside the Caperton Train Station in historic downtown Martinsburg, the museum is a hands-on fun way to learn about local history. Travel through immersion galleries, take a bike ride along the Washington Heritage Trail, learn about young George Washington and our area’s railroad history. Open Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and most school holidays. Wed. admission hours will resume during summer break. Ages 2 & older, $6. $75 for one year family membership and $50 for one year grandparent membership. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Gen. Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum, 309-313 E. John St., Martinsburg. Stone home of the founder of the Martinsburg Revolutionary War Gen. Adam Stephen, furnished in the 1750-1820 period. Artifacts and local history items: quilts, military uniforms and pieces reflecting the area’s railroading history. Open May 1 to Oct. 31, Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., 12 noon to 5 p.m. 304/267-4434. www.orgsites.com/wv/adamstephen/ Historic Shepherdstown Museum, 129 E. German St., Shepherdstown. Established in 1983, the museum includes the Old Entler Hotel, and furnishings, artifacts and documents of historical interest. Open April to Oct., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. Also open the 2 weeks of Christmas in Historic Shepherdstown. Admission. Museum archives open by appt. only, call 304/876-0910. www.historicshepherdstown.com. Jefferson County Museum, 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town. A private museum that houses artifacts from the early Native Americans up to the early 21st century. Collection includes Civil War relics and uniforms, fine silver and china, photographs, antique dolls and toys, and engravings. Open mid-March to mid-Dec., Tues., Wed. & Fri. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., 11 am-4 pm from mid-June to end of Oct. $3, researchers and ages 18 and older. Patrons of the Charles Town Library, children under age 18, & students with ID admitted free. 304/725-8628. www.jeffcomuseumwv.org. John Brown Wax Museum, 168 High St., Harpers Ferry. Tells the story of John Brown, leader of the insurrection at Harpers Ferry, from childhood to his death on the gallows. Open 7 days a week from midMar. to mid-Dec., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in spring and fall; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., summer hours. Museum only open on weekends in March and Dec. Adults, $7; seniors, $6; ages 6 to 12, $5; those younger than 6, free. 304/535-6342. www.johnbrownwaxmuseum.com. Morgan Cabin, Runnymeade Road, Bunker Hill. Log Cabin Home of the 1st Settler of West Virginia. Furnished in early 18th Century life. Call for group tours. Open on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. in June. 304/229-8707. www.washingtonheritagetrail.org.

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Claude M. Potterfield Swimming Pool, 730 Frederick St. Hagerstown. Olympic-sized pool with 118-foot-long water slide, diving boards, double tube slide, shade canopies, separate wading pool, swimming lessons, and concessions. Handicapped-accessible. Opens Memorial Day weekend. 301/733-2599. www.hagerstownmd.org. Edward P. Thomas, Jr. Memorial Swimming Pool, 500 Fleming Avenue in Baker Park, Frederick. Lap pool, wading pool for kids, concession stand and an area for tiny tots. Opens Memorial Day weekend. 301/663-5666. Hancock Municipal Swimming Pool, 220 Park Rd., Hancock. The Hagerstown Town Council has awarded a contract to build a new pool in Widmeyer Memorial Park by this summer. The pool will range to a depth of 5 ft., 2 in., with a “zero-entrance” access, lap lanes and underwater benches. 301/678-6197. L. Beard Miller Memorial Pool, 7 Park Rd., Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. In-ground pool, wading pool with an overhead fountain, and concession stand. Open 12 noon to 6 p.m. during the summer. 301/223-5983. www.williamsportmd.gov/ Martin “Marty” L. Snook Swimming Pool, 17901 Halfway Boulevard, Hagerstown. Pool with diving board and separate kiddie pool. Swimming lessons available. Open 12 noon-6 p.m. daily, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For a fee, the pool can be reserved for private parties from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 240/313-2710. William R. Diggs Memorial Swimming Pool, 125 W. All Saints Street, Mullinix Park along Carroll Creek, Frederick. Slide, pool basketball and volleyball, kiddie pool and concession stand. Open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Discounted family nights and seasonal passes available. 301/600-6364.

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Chambersburg Municipal Swimming Pool, 1 Memorial Drive, off of Stouffer Avenue, Chambersburg. Tot pool for children five and under, main pool offers a 50 M section for lap

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swimmers, a wading area for novice swimmers, a diving area, a 100’ slide. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 717/709-2291. Memorial Pool, Veterans Memorial Park, Park Place, Shippensburg. 60 x120 foot swimming pool with a four foot handicapped accessible ramp. Water slide, baby pool with dew drop fountain, and concession stand. Opens Memorial Day weekend. 717/532-7144. www.shippensburgparkandrec.org. Northside Park Pool, 138 Brown St., Waynesboro. Lap swimming, water slides, sprinkler, diving area, lights, concession stand, and picnic tables. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. 717/762-7928. www.waynesboropa.org/northside-pool/

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Clarke County Swimming Pool, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Lifeguard on duty at all times. Diving boards, locker rooms, concessions, basketball area, and separate children’s pool. Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call 540/955-5158 for hours and rates. Clearbrook Park Pool, 112 Clearbrook Dr., Clear Brook. Lifeguards on duty at all times. Separate baby pool; two diving boards; handicapped accessible. Open weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend and daily during the summer. 540/665-6361. Jim Barnett Pool, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. Lifeguards on duty at all times. Fifty-meter competition pool, slide, diving boards, infant leisure pool with water toys. Open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Sherando Pool, Splash Avenue, Stephens City. Lifeguards on duty at all times. Separate baby pool; handicapped accessible pool. 540/665-5678. www.co.frederick.va.us/ departments/o-z/parks-recreation/pools.

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Jefferson Memorial Park Pool, 801 S. Mildred St., Charles Town. Separate baby pool. Open daily throughout the summer. 304/725-8313. www.jmpark.org/pool.html. Lambert Pool, 283 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg. Lifeguard on duty at all times. Water slide and separate baby pool. Opens Memorial Day weekend. Call for rates and times. 304/263-1614. War Memorial Park Pool, 500 N. Tennessee Avenue, Martinsburg. Two side-by-side pools, one heated with graduated depth up to 5 feet with sprinkler and other water toys. Second pool designed for lap swimmer. Open weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend, then daily after school ends. 304/267-4466.

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Hagerstown city parks. 301/739-8577. www.hagerstownmd.org Bloom Park, North Potomac Street at North Avenue, Hagerstown. Home of the historical Spanish-American War cannon. City Park, 501 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. The park’s centerpiece is a 50-acre lake, home to more than 250 waterfowl. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Mansion House Art Center, the Hager House/Museum, a railroad museum, pavilions, concession stand, band shell, play equipment, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, softball fields, and fitness trails. 301/739-8577, x169. Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. Pavilion, play equipment, softball fields, soccer fields, in-line skating rink, BMX track for bicycle motocross events, new dog park, Little League field and walking club. Funkhouser Park, 570 Jefferson St., Hagerstown. Play equipment and basketball court. Greenawalt Park, 101 East Ave., Hagerstown. Play area. Hager Park, 340 Frederick Street at Memorial Boulevard, Hagerstown. Pavilion (not handicapped-accessible) and horseshoe pits. Hamilton Playground, Fairview Road behind WJEJ radio station, Hagerstown. Play equipment, a volleyball court and a basketball court. Hellane Park, Park Avenue, next to West End Reservoir, Hagerstown. Pavilion, play equipment and basketball courts. Kiwanis Park, along Antietam Creek, off Eastern Boulevard, Hagerstown. 4-acre park will be a refuge for monarch butterflies, with paths and a pavilion. Memorial Park, 561 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Paths and remembrance plaza. Mills Park, Belview Avenue, Hagerstown. Pavilion and play equipment. Oswald Park, between Forest Drive and Oak Hill Avenue, Hagerstown. Picnic tables and landscaped traffic islands. Pangborn Park, 530 Pangborn Blvd., Hagerstown. Fishing pond (for those younger than 16 and older than 65), tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, softball field, picnic pavilions, play equipment and formal gardens. Reed Park, 430 Wood Street, off Jefferson Street, Hagerstown. Pavilion, play equipment, softball field and basketball court. Part of Fairgrounds Park. Ridge Avenue Playground, Ridge Avenue, Hagerstown. Pavilion, play equipment, horseshoe pits and a basketball court. Rotary Club of Long Meadows Park, Northern Avenue and The Terrace, Hagerstown. Picnic benches and a flower garden. Skate Park at Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. Skate Park with hours on Wed., Sat. and Sun.; fees and waivers required. 301/393-3765. Staley Park, 728 Frederick St., behind Potterfield Pool, Hagerstown. Pavilion and play equipment. Terrapin Park, 18257 Hurricane Court, Hagerstown. Basketball court & playground. University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Walking/biking paths. Wheaton Park, Sumans Avenue, Hagerstown. Pavilion, play equipment, tennis court, horseshoe pits, basketball courts and a softball field. Washington County parks. 240/313-2700. www.washco-md.net. Byron Memorial Park, Park Rd., Williamsport. Public park is home of Conococheague Little League, the Williamsport Pool, Williamsport Community

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Center, the local Boy Scout Troop and Williamsport Memorial Library. Camp Harding County Park, between Clear Spring and Hancock on Pecktonville Rd. Named after President Warren G. Harding, who, along with notables such as Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, camped there in the 1920s. Picnic pavilions, playground, restrooms, grills, softball field, volleyball/basketball courts, horseshoe pits, parking, boat ramp, trout fishing and canoeing. A pet friendly park. Chestnut Grove Park, outside Keedysville, 3106 Chestnut Grove Road. Baseball and softball fields, picnic pavilions, restrooms, concessions, play equipment, volleyball and horseshoe pits. A pet friendly park. Clear Spring County Park/Recreation Area, 12424 Big Spring Rd., Clear Spring. Softball, baseball, football/soccer fields, concession stand, tennis and basketball courts, a picnic pavilion, restrooms, parking and a play area. Devil’s Backbone Park, on MD 68, near Lappans Crossroads, Boonsboro. Scenic park along Antietam Creek, featuring a waterfall, picnic pavilion, fishing, playground, restrooms, grills, and walking trails. A pet friendly park. Doub’s Woods Park, 1307 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Heavily wooded park with performing arts pavilion, picnic areas, picnic pavilion, swings, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, pet-friendly path, and an outdoor chapel. Has a pet friendly area. Funkstown Community Park, Funkstown. Features 4 pavilions, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, Little League field, Legion ball field, and playground equipment. 301/791-7477. Kemps Mill Park, 11114 Kemps Mill Rd., Williamsport. Home of the Washington County Girls Softball League, 12-acre park features girls fast pitch fields with dugouts, modular playground, bleachers, and concession stand. Lions Community Park, 12835 Bikle Road, Smithsburg. 13-acre park features 2 pavilions, playground, multi-purpose field, baseball field, basketball court, pond and restrooms. 301/824-7234. Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park, Halfway. This park is the site of Halfway Park Days in May. This pet-friendly park features picnic pavilions, horseshoe pits, fitness trail, tennis courts, playing fields, bike path, restrooms, playgrounds, lighted ball fields and a swimming pool. Has a pet friendly area. Mt. Briar Wetland Preserve, Millbrook Road off Md. 67. This environmental site is a nontidal wetland area. Floating boardwalk allows for walking through the park. Mount Tammany Park, Tammany Manor Rd., Williamsport. 4-acre park with pavilion, picnic tables, basketball court, and handicapped-accessible playground equipment. A pet friendly park. Pen Mar Park, 14600 Pen Mar High Rock Rd. in Cascade. This redeveloped 42-acre park provides a panoramic view of the Cumberland Valley. Picnic tables, concession stand, a playground, restrooms, and pavilions for dances, concerts and other entertainment. Pinesburg Softball Complex, 15323 Clear Spring Rd., Williamsport. Four slow pitch softball fields, modular playground, bleachers and concession stand. Piper Lane Neighborhood Park, off Halfway Boulevard along Piper Lane and York Road, Hagerstown. Modular playground equipment, horseshoe pits and picnic tables. A pet friendly park. Pleasant Valley Community Park, 3199 Gapland Road off Md. 67, Rohrersville. Pavilion, playground, horseshoe pits, football/soccer field and tennis courts. A pet friendly park.

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River Bottom Park, E. Salisbury St., Williamsport. Park is adjacent to the C&O Canal National Park. Park is a great place to camp, stop, or picnic along the banks of the Potomac River. Boat ramp. Shafer Park, Park Rd., Boonsboro. Pavilions, athletic fields, gazebo, community center, restrooms and playground. 301/432-5141. Taylor Park, Keedysville. Features basketball court, playground, pavilion, and restroom. 301/432-5795. Veterans Park, 64 West Water Street, Smithsburg. Memorial garden, walking/fitness trails, two pavilions, two multi-purpose fields, basketball court, and playground. 301/824-7234. Washington County Regional Park – Black Rock Park, 20025 Mt. Aetna Road, Hagerstown. Pet-friendly park features two pavilions, two playground areas, beach volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, softball field, restrooms and basketball courts. Has a pet friendly area. Wilson Bridge Neighborhood Park, Route 40, west of Route 63. 1-acre park with picnic tables and grills. Woodland Way County Park, 108 Belview Ave., Hagerstown. Picnic tables, tennis courts, grills, play equipment and ball fields. A pet friendly park.

Frederick city parks. www.cityoffrederick.com. Key: P: Passive facility – mostly scenic with walking or biking paths, historical theme N: Neighborhood facility – sports facilities (basketball, baseball, tennis, etc.), playground, small pavilions; smaller acreage than community facility C: Community facility – sports facilities (basketball, baseball, tennis, etc.), playground equipment, large and small pavilions R: Regional RC: Recreation center – many services available to community Amber Meadows Park, corner of Opossumtown Pike and Amber Drive (C) Apple Avenue Park, Apple Avenue (P) Baker Park, room 1 between North Bentz Street and College Avenue (C) Baker Park, room 2 on Fleming Avenue (N) Baker Park, room 3 on West Second Street past Fairview (P) Baker Park, room 4, between Fairview Avenue and Schifferstadt Museum (P) Baughman’s Babee Park, Madison and Burke Streets (N) Bentz Street Graveyard Memorial Grounds, West Second and North Bentz streets (P) Bentztown Spring Park, North and South Bentz streets (P) Bonita Mass Park, 7 West 2nd Street (P) Carroll Creek Urban Park, Court Street over Market and just beyond Carroll Street (P) Carrollton Park, Center Street and Prospect Boulevard (N) Catoctin Park, Catoctin Avenue (N) City Hall Park, North Court Street (P) Clerestory Park, Monocacy Boulevard (N) Cobblestone Park, Cobblestone Court (N) College Estates Park, Wilson Place and Taney Avenue (N) David Lane Park, David Lane and McCain Drive (N) Dog Park, 212 Carroll Parkway (P) East Third Street Park, East Third & East streets (N) Emerald Farms Park, Swallowtail Drive (N – soccer fields only) Fountain Park, West Seventh Street at North Market Street (P) Fredericktowne Village Park, Schifferstadt Boulevard (N) Golfview Park, Hunting Horn Lane, off Hillcrest (N)

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Greenleaf Park, 1950 East Greenleaf Dr. (C) Grove Park, Hamilton Avenue (C) Harmon Field/Park, Winchester Street (N) Hill Street Park, Hill Street (R – includes Hill Street skate park) Hillcrest Park, McCain Drive at Butterfly Lane (N) Hospital Park, Frederick Memorial Hospital (P) Jimmy McGee Memorial Park, Old Farm Drive (N) Jug Bridge Park, East Patrick Street (P) Laboring Sons Memorial Grounds, Chapel Alley (P) Lake Coventry Park, 1321 Schaffer Dr. (N) Linden Hills Park, Linden Avenue & Poplar Street (N) Linear Greenway Park, off Baughmans Lane (P) Loats Park, New Design Road (R – baseball complex only) Lucas Village Park, S. Wisner Street (C) Maryvale Park, Mary Street (N) Max Kehne Park, West Seventh Street (C) McCurdy Field, South Jefferson Street at Scholls lane (C- no playground) Memorial Grounds, West Second and North Bentz streets (P) Monarch Ridge Park, Swallowtail Drive (N) Monocacy Village Park, end of Pontiac Avenue (C) Mullinix Park, South Bentz Street (N) North Crossing Park, Christopher’s Crossing (N) Old Camp Park, Old Camp Road (R – T-ball complex only) Overlook Park, Coralberry Court (N) Rivercrest Park, Pontiac Ave. (P) Rivermist Park, Monocacy Boulevard. Walking and biking paths. (N) Riverside Center Park, Monocacy Boulevard – only boat ramp to Monocacy Creek within city limits Riverwalk Park at Fredericktowne Village, Schifferstadt Boulevard (C) Rosedale Park, Schley Avenue (N) Sagner Skatepark, off Wisner Street (N) Schley Park, North and South College Avenue (P) South End Park, Scholl’s Lane (N) Staley Park, West 10th Street and Motter Avenue (C) Stonegate Park, Andover Lane (N) Taskers Chance Park, Key Parkway (C – baseball complex only) Thomas Johnson Middle School Recreation Center, Schifferstadt Boulevard (RC) Valley Street Park, Valley Street (N) Walnut Ridge Park, Rocky Springs Road (C) Waterford Park, Baughman’s Lane (P) Wetherburne Park, Wetherburne Way (N) Whittier Baseball Park, Independence Street, baseball complex Whittier Elementary School Recreation Center, Independence Street (RC) Whittier Lake Park, Whittier Drive (P) William R. Talley Recreation Center, North Bentz Street (RC) Willow Brook Park, McClellan Drive (N) Willowdale Park, Willowdale Drive (N) Frederick County parks. www.co.frederick.md.us/parks. Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. Ball fields, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and shelters, play equipment, soccer fields, trails, volleyball courts, and dog park. Buckeystown Park, 7221 Michaels Mill Road, Buckeystown. Fishing, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and shelters, and play equipment. Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown. Trails, grills and picnic tables. Catoctin Recreation Center, 408 E. Main St., Thurmont. Ball fields, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, soccer fields, indoor volleyball courts, indoor recreation center and gymnasium. Centerville Recreation Center, 3601 Carriage Hill Drive, Frederick. Ball fields, basketball courts, play equipment, soccer fields, volleyball nets, indoor recreation room and gymnasium.

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Creagerstown Park, 12014 Penterra Manor Lane, Thurmont. Boat ramp, fishing, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and play equipment. Deer Crossing Recreation Center, 10601 Finn Drive, New Market. Ball fields, basketball courts, play equipment, soccer fields, indoor recreation room, gymnasium and indoor volleyball court. Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville. Nature center, quarry, boardwalk, limekiln, fishing, grills, picnic shelter, picnic tables, play equipment and nature trails. Reservations: 301/600-1646. Nature center: 301/898-1460. Fountaindale Park, 7213 Beechtree Drive, Middletown. Reservations only: 301/600-2353. Practice soccer field. Green Hill Park, 2810 DeCatur Drive, Adamstown. Basketball court, soccer field, playground and picnic tables. Kemptown Park, 3456-B Kemptown Church Road, Monrovia. Ball fields, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and tables, fire ring, play equipment, tennis courts, temporary volleyball courts, amphitheater and a nature trail. Libertytown Park, 12201 Liberty Road, Libertytown. Ball fields, grills, basketball courts, picnic shelter and tables, soccer fields, tennis courts, football field, trails and play equipment. Loy’s Station Park, 3600 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont. Fishing, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and tables, play equipment and a covered bridge. Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Road, Middletown. Ball fields, lighted basketball courts, fishing, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and tables, play equipment, soccer fields, trails, volleyball courts, radio-controlled race car track, marble rings, disc golf course, football field and bandstand. Middletown Recreation Center, 403 Franklin St., Middletown. Indoor recreation room, gymnasium, ball fields, basketball courts, play equipment, soccer fields and volleyball courts. Oakdale Recreation Center, 9850 Old National Pike, Ijamsville. Ball fields, basketball courts, play equipment, soccer fields, indoor volleyball courts, indoor recreation room, and gymnasium. Old National Pike District Park, 12406 Old National Pike (Md. 144), Mount Airy. Grills, horseshoe pits, four multipurpose fields, baseball field, mister posts, walking paths, picnic tables and play equipment. Pinecliff Park, 8350 Pinecliff Park Road, Frederick. Lighted ball fields, basketball courts, boat ramp, fishing, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and tables, play equipment, sled run, volleyball courts, ice skating and a nature trail. Point of Rocks Park, 1637 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks. Ball fields, lighted basketball courts, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and tables, play equipment, lighted tennis courts, trails, volleyball courts and community center with meeting rooms. Rocky Ridge Landing, south side of Md. 77 at river, 10611 Rocky Ridge Road. Northern Monocacy River access. Open by special request form only. Roddy Road Park, 14760 Roddy Road, Thurmont. Fishing, grills, covered bridge, picnic tables and hiking. Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St, Frederick. Picnic tables, trails, museums, manor house, gardens, gift shop, a log cabin, carriage exhibits and farm exhibits. Thurmont Recreation Center, 408 E. Main St., Thurmont. Ball fields, basketball courts, gymnasium, indoor rec room, soccer fields, and volleyball court. Tuscarora Recreation Center, 6321 Lambert Drive, Frederick. Ball fields, basketball courts, play equipment, soccer fields, volleyball courts, indoor recreation room and gymnasium. Urbana Community Park, 3636 Urbana Pike, Frederick. Ball fields, grills, horseshoe pits, picnic shelter and tables, play equipment, soccer fields, lighted tennis courts and volleyball courts. Urbana District Park, East side of MD 355, north of the Villages of Urbana, Frederick. Soccer and baseball

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fields, tennis courts, picnic shelters, playgrounds and trails. Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Road, Frederick. Playground, shelter, grills, walking trail, special-events field, youth baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, softball field, multipurpose fields, horseshoe pit and picnic tables. Walkersville Recreation Center, 83 Frederick St., Walkersville. Basketball court, gymnasium, indoor rec room, outdoor field, playground, and indoor volleyball court.

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Franklin County parks Antrim Township Community Park, 12315 Grant Shook Rd., Greencastle. Trails, soccer fields, all-purpose field, large pavilion, gazebos, playground and restrooms. 717/597-3818. Benders Park, Park Rd., Orrstown. Chambersburg Memorial Park, Chambersburg. Large playground for children 5 and older, younger play area for tots, 3 softball fields, a basketball court, 4 tennis courts, a bandshell, a picnic area with grills, a large pavilion and open field areas. Dykeman Park, 1 Dykeman Rd., Shippensburg. 50 acre area surrounding historic Dykeman Springs, a national Historic Register landmark. Wetlands nature trail, picnic facilities, walking trail and baseball/softball field. 717/532-2147. Enoch Brown Memorial Park, Enoch Brown Rd., Greencastle. This 3-acre park is on the site of the Enoch Brown School massacre of July 26, 1764. A common grave and monument marks the site. Park features a pavilion, walking trails and play equipment. Open 8 a.m. to sunset. Closed Nov. to March. Fort Chambers Park, off Orchard Drive, Chambersburg. One-acre site features a small play structure and open grass area for games. During the summer, concerts and movies are held in the park. Martin’s Mill Bridge Park, Greencastle. Pavilion, grill area, picnic tables, and primitive restroom facilities. Open 8 a.m. to sunset. Memorial Park, 220 Memorial Park Dr., Waynesboro. The Memorial Wall and Park are dedicated to all Waynesboro area residents who fought to keep our country free. Features 4 tennis courts, 1 basketball court, 1 volleyball court, 3 ball fields, 1 small pavilion, play areas, walking trail, restrooms, and drinking fountains. Mike Waters Memorial Park, on S. 2nd St. between the blocks of McKinley and Catherine St., Chambersburg. 2 full-size basketball courts, a new pavilion, playground, picnic areas and softball field. A Splash Pad is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Norlo Park, 3050 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville. Walking trails, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, playground, gazebos, restrooms, soccer fields and softball fields. 717/352-7349. Northside Park, 138 Brown St., Waynesboro. Picnic tables and Northside Park Pool. Red Run Park, 12143 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro. 22-acre park features a man-made lake for fishing and ice-skating, picnic area, playground equipment, public restrooms, concession stand and miniature train. Train runs Sat. and Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. in the summer. Ride is free, donations accepted. Free entertainment in bandstand on Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. in the summer. 717/762-3128. Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro. Picnic pavilion, picnic tables, small playground, scenic hiking trails, and museum on the grounds. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Rotary Park at Wayne Gardens, Fairview Ave., Waynesboro. Walking trail with fitness stations, a pavilion, playground equipment, restrooms, basketball court and Rotary memorial. Shippensburg Township Park, 304 Britton Rd., Shippensburg. Playground, soccer fields, picnic pavilion, amphitheater stage, and trailhead for the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail. Veterans Memorial Park, 100 Park Place, Shippensburg. Largest public park in Shippensburg.

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Football stadium, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and swimming pool. Park includes memorials to over 5000 Americans from the area that served in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 717/532-7144.

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Frederick County parks. www.co.frederick.va.us/ departments/o-z/parks-recreation Frederick County Parks and Recreation provides playground equipment throughout the county. There are five neighborhood parks maintained through cooperative agreements with civic organizations. Neighborhood parks are in Reynolds Store, North Mountain, Round Hill, Gainesboro, Frederick Heights and on Senseny Road. Clearbrook Park, five miles north of Winchester on U.S. 11. Lake, lighted ball fields, picnic shelters and tables, paved walking paths, paddleboats, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, an outdoor pool, volleyball court and a vintage red caboose. Sherando Park, 1.8 miles east of Interstate 81 on Va. 277 in Stephens City. Fishing lake, lighted ball fields, picnic shelters and tables, hiking trails, an outdoor pool, paddleboats, an 18-hole disc golf course, soccer fields and a volleyball court. Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. Jogging and bike trails, pavilions, softball fields, tennis courts, a fitness room, racquetball courts, fishing, a miniature golf course, adventure playground, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. 540/662-4946. Clarke County parks, www.clarkecounty.gov/parks-and-recreation.html Clarke County Park, Chet Hobert Park, west of Berryville, off Old Business Va. 7 at 225 Al Smith Circle. 102-acre park houses an outdoor swimming pool, lighted outdoor tennis courts, six ball fields, numerous soccer fields, a recreation center, four picnic shelters, two playgrounds, and a fitness trail. 540/955-5140. Rose Hill Park, downtown Berryville, VA. Playground, basketball court, picnic tables and gazebo. 540/955-1099. The State Arboretum of Virginia, U.S. 50, Boyce. Educational programs for students, picnic area with tables and water fountain, and wheelchair-accessible restrooms. 540/837-1758. www.virginia.edu/blandy/home.html.

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Martinsburg city parks: 304/264-4842. City/county parks in the Martinsburg area: 304/264-2125. www.mbcparks-rec.org. Booklets on Berkeley County parks may be picked up at the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg. Berkeley County parks Ambrose Park, Rocky Lane and Porter Avenue, Martinsburg. Neighborhood park has a large pavilion, restroom facilities, a playground area, picnic tables, grills, practice soccer field, t-ball practice area, dog park and children’s garden. Charlotte Prather Park, Sycamore and Ryneal streets, Martinsburg. Adjacent to P.O. Faulkner Park. Girls’ softball complex. Four tennis courts. Dupont Park and Soccer Complex, U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg. Four regulation-size soccer fields, 5-acre parking area, concessions. Gerrardstown Athletic Field, one mile south of Gerrardstown on Virginia Line Road. Practice site for baseball, softball and soccer. Hedgesville Park, adjacent to the town line of Hedgesville between Hedgesville Middle and Elementary schools. One lighted regulation-size baseball field (used for high school and Senior Little League games), one lighted Farm League baseball

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field, one lighted Little League Field, one pavilion and a fitness trail. Home of Hedgesville Little League. Inwood-Bunker Hill Lions Park, south side of Musselman Middle School. One large pavilion, fitness trail with exercise stations, sand volleyball court, playground area, practice soccer field, recreational baseball/softball field. West side of U.S. 11, two outdoor basketball courts. Lambert Park, adjacent to Martinsburg North Middle School on Woodbury Avenue, Martinsburg. Outdoor pool (bathhouse, concession stand, baby pool, wading pool, water slide and two shelters), one baseball/softball field, paved parking, four soccer fields, one medium-sized pavilion, one small pavilion and Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center. Leeland Park, West Martin Street between Race and Samuel streets, Martinsburg. Basketball courts, small pavilion and a large playground. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, West Martin Street between Samuel and Charles streets, Martinsburg. One paved basketball court and 12-station fitness center. Oak Street Park, Oak Street between Cedar and Leonard streets, Martinsburg. Lighted regulation horseshoe pits, combined pavilion/restrooms/ concession building, one paved basketball court, playground area, sand volleyball court and parking. Oatesdale Park, Baltimore and Williams Streets, Martinsburg. Two in-line hockey skating rinks, trout stream, four Little League fields and parking. Home of Martinsburg Little League. Pikeside Park, off U.S. 11, behind Pikeside Bowl, Martinsburg. Two softball fields used for church league and 35-and-older softball league. P.O. Faulkner Park, Sycamore and Ryneal streets, Martinsburg. One high school baseball field (dugouts, bleachers, press box, lights, concession stand), four tennis courts, playground area, pavilion and parking. Home field of Martinsburg High School and Berkeley County American Legion baseball. Poor House Farm Park, Poor House Road, 3.5 miles west of Interstate 81, Martinsburg. One large pavilion, one medium-sized pavilion, stocked trout stream, five miles of jogging/hiking trails, playground area, historic barn, stocked five-acre lake, youth football field, practice soccer field, recreation ball field, 18-hole disc golf course, public restrooms, sand volleyball court, and home to the Henry Equestrian Arena. Rooney Park, in Tomahawk off W.Va. 7. One Little League baseball field, and one regulation baseball or adult softball field. Roush Field, West Stephen St. between S. Georgia and S. Alabama avenues, Martinsburg. Practice ball field (can be used for baseball/softball/ soccer). War Memorial Park, North Tennessee Avenue between Park Avenue and Tuscarora Creek, Martinsburg. Outdoor pool facility that includes competition pool, heated leisure pool and bathhouse, concession stand, 18-hole lighted miniature golf course, maintenance garage, six pavilions, covered concert stage and bleachers, four playground areas, handicapped playground area, brick memorial honoring war veterans, two sand volleyball courts, three public restroom facilities, picnic tables, two newly renovated regulation outdoor tennis courts and parking areas. Jefferson County parks. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Bolivar Nature Park, 294 Jefferson St., Harpers Ferry. Picnic gazebo, picnic tables and a walking/hiking trail. Charles Town Skate Park, corner of West and North Streets, Charles Town. Features a half-pipe, quarter pipe, grind rail, bank rail, stairs, benches and picnic table.

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Crane’s Lane Park, Ranson. Community garden and football/soccer fields. Evitt’s Run Park, corner of North Water and Liberty streets, Charles Town. Playground, picnic pavilion, grill, basketball courts, tennis court and a restroom facility. Fishing permitted. Flowing Springs Park, Ranson. A natural park with walking path. James Hite Park, 1425 Hite Rd., Kearneysville. Walking trail open. Athletic fields and playgrounds still under construction. Jefferson Memorial Park, 400 Forest Avenue, Charles Street. Playgrounds, swimming pool and picnic area with pavilion, walking trail, tennis and basketball courts. Lance-Slusher Park, Mildred St., Ranson. Pavilion, picnic tables, grills, 2 playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts. Leetown Park, 56 Jefferson Orchard Road. Playground, lighted softball and baseball fields, picnic pavilion, horseshoe pits, restrooms, concession stand, basketball court and tennis court. Morgan’s Grove Park, 4198 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown. Picnic pavilion with kitchen and restroom facility, athletic fields, walking trail, playground, horseshoe pit, and sand volleyball. Moulton Park, 716 Bloomery Rd., along the Shenandoah River, just north of the Bloomery Bridge on WV 27 (Bloomery Road), Charles Town. One-half mile of river frontage provides a boat ramp, portable restrooms during peak season (May to Sept.), public fishing access and camping (by permit only). Mount Mission Park, 4210 Mission Road, Harpers Ferry. Picnic pavilion with kitchen and restroom facility, renovated church building (not available for rent), sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, basketball court, a grassy softball field and a playground. Rumsey Park, Mill Street in Shepherdstown. Erected in 1915, the granite columnar monument to James Rumsey overlooks the spot where he demonstrated the first working model of the steamboat in 1787, 20 years before Robert Fulton. Hiking trails, playground and exercise equipment. Sam Michael’s Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction. Entrance on Job Corps Rd. Picnic pavilion, kitchen, restrooms, playground, Little League fields, walking trail, a sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Site of the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festivals every spring and fall. South Jefferson Park, 4095 Leetown Rd., Summit Point. Picnic pavilion and concession stand, restrooms, Little League fields, a playground, volleyball court, basketball court and tennis courts. West End Park, West 3rd Ave., Ranson. Basketball court, playground, picnic tables, bleachers, and Wi-Fi. Willingham Knolls Park, Old Cave Rd., Charles Town. Walking trail, benches, and footbridges over Evitt’s Run. Morgan County parks. www.morgancountywv.gov. Biser Street Park, off Route 9, Berkeley Springs. Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Open daily until dark. 304/258-1102. David Henry Memorial Park, Biser Street, Berkeley Springs. Basketball and tennis courts. Morgan County Recreation Area, eight miles south of Berkeley Springs on U.S. 522. Hiking trails, five ball fields and a picnic area. Open daily. 304/258-8540. Paw Paw Park, Winchester Street, Paw Paw. Picnic tables, a softball field, playground and a stage for concerts. The county also operates roadside parks with picnic tables, including Sleepy Creek. Spruce Pine Hollow Park, between Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg on WV 9. Pavilions & archaeological remains of a sawmill that operated during George Washington’s time.

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www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands Cunningham Falls State Park, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont. Park is known for its history, as well as its 78-foot cascading waterfall. Offers Catoctin Iron Furnace historical site, the Scales and Tales Aviary, swimming, boating, playground, hiking, hunting, fishing, picnicking and camping. Campsites and camper cabins available for rental from April through October. A concession stand and beach store are open during the summer. Educational children’s programs available. 301/271-7574. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool. The site of Maryland’s frontier defense during the French and Indian War, the Fort’s stone wall and two barracks have been restored to their 1758 appearance. Historic displays are in the Fort, barracks and visitor center. The park annually holds military re-enactments and other special events. Parklands adjoin the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal passes through park acreage. Offers boating, cross-country skiing, campfire programs, camping, fishing, flat-water canoeing, hiking, picnicking and a playground. Open 8 a.m. to sunset, April to Oct., and 10 a.m. to sunset, Nov. to March. 301/842-2155. Gambrill State Park, 8602 Gambrill Park Rd., Frederick. Three native stone overlooks offer views of the surrounding area. Offers picnicking, playground, hiking and nature trails, interpretive programs, fishing, camping, horseback riding and mountain biking. Open 8 a.m. to sunset, April to Oct., and 10 a.m. to sunset, Nov. to March. 301/271-7574. Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Rd., Jefferson. The park, located in both Washington and Frederick Counties, once was the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. It features a collection of buildings and structures that he designed and constructed, some of which have been restored and turned into a museum. There is a large, stone monument dedicated to war correspondents in the park. The park is located in Crampton’s gap, which was the southernmost gap fought over during the battle of South Mountain. Fought Sept. 14, 1862, it was the first major battle of the Civil War fought in Maryland. There are interpretive programs throughout the summer featuring Civil War re-enactors. The annual “Living History” weekend occurs the first weekend after Labor Day and portrays various aspects of soldiers’ lives, including infantry, cavalry and artillery demonstrations. The Appalachian Trail traverses the park and passes the monument base. Offers cross-country skiing, historical sites, hiking and picnicking. Open sunrise to sunset. 301/791-4767. Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro. Greenbrier is multi-use park with a man-made lake and beach, flat-water canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing, interpretive programs, nature studies, camping, a boat launch, boat rental, camp store, playground, mountain biking and hunting. The Appalachian Trail passes nearby. Open 8 a.m. to sunset. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Maryland residents pay $3 per person on weekdays and $5 per person on weekends and holidays; Labor Day to Memorial Day charges are $3 per vehicle. Admission on May and Sept. weekends cost $3 per person. Out-of-state residents add $2 to all day-use service charges. 301/791-4767. Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area, 14038 Blairs Valley Rd., Clear Spring, is a state run area set aside for wildlife management. It encompasses more than 6,300 acres of steep, hardwood-covered slopes interspersed with lush valleys created by spring-fed streams. Plenty of self-guided nature trails to explore. Hunting and fishing. 301/842-2702. Sideling Hill State Park, in eastern Allegany and western Washington County, is a 3,100-acre tract of land of mixed oak forest and scattered Virginia Pine. It provides forest wildlife habitat and protection for water quality in Sideling Hill Creek. It has hiking, mountain biking, and camping trails. 301/842-2702. South Mountain State Park, Boonsboro. This historic park has more than 10,000 acres for year-round hiking along the Appalachian Trail. It is a 40-mile long multi-use state park along the South Mountain ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. South Mountain, a ridge composed largely of resistant quartzite, posed a formidable obstacle to the early settlers until 1755 when Gen. Edward Braddock and a young surveyor, George Washington, constructed a road over one of its passes. Greenbrier, Washington Monument and Gathland are neighboring state parks along South Mountain. Most of the park is only accessible by foot. Historic park offers year-round hiking along the Appalachian Trail. Also offers a few campsites. 301/791-4767. Washington Monument State Park, 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown or from Monument Road, four miles east of Boonsboro. Named for the first monument in the country erected to George Washington. The Appalachian Trail winds through the park and passes the base of the monument. Offers historical sites, museum, picnicking, playground, hiking and cross-country skiing. Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset from April to October, and 10 a.m. to sunset from November to March. 301/791-4767. Western MD Rail Trail is a 22.5-mile long, flat, paved trail surface from Fort Frederick to Pearre Station. Winding along the Potomac River, the trail is a wonderful place for people to be outside hiking, biking, running, and enjoying nature. www.westernmarylandrailtrail.org.

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www.dcnr.state.pa.us Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park, on PA Route 16, between McConnellsburg and Mercersburg. 18.5-acre park, nestled in a gap of the Tuscarora Mountain, is

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dedicated in honor of the 15th president of the United States. A stone pyramid monument stands on the site of the original cabin where Buchanan was born. Park offers picnic pavilions, picnic tables, comfort stations, water fountains, trout fishing and The Tuscarora Trail. 717/485-3948. Caldedonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Rd., and midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US 30. This 1,125-acre park offers camping, tent and trailer sites, two campgrounds; picnicking, picnic pavilions and 450 tables; fishing; hiking, 10 miles of trails; swimming pool, ADA accessible, fee charged; golf, 18-hole, par 68; hunting during season; summer theater by Totem Pole Playhouse, and environmental programs. 717/352-2161. Cowans Gap State Park, 6235 Aughwick Rd., Fort Loudon. Features 42-acre Cowans Gap Lake which has trout, bass, perch and pan fish, with an accessible fishing pier; 500-foot sand beach; and food/refreshment concession open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. 717/485-3948. Mont Alto State Park, one mile from Mont Alto. It can be reached from Caledonia State Park on U.S. 30. This 23-acre park is the oldest state park in Pennsylvania. Offers fishing, hiking, picnicking, and snowmobiling. 717/352-2161.

VIRGINIA

www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Less than two miles south of Paris, VA, just off U.S. 17, this 1,864-acre park offers scenic vistas, access to the Appalachian Trail and a primitive hike-in campground, picnicking, hiking and horseback riding trails, fishing, interpretive programs, an 1860s farm, and a visitor center. Nature and history programs offered year-round. Open 8 a.m.-dusk. 540/592-3556.

WEST VIRGINIA

www.wvstateparks.com Berkeley Springs State Park, U.S. 522, Berkeley Springs. Berkeley Springs State Park is located in the center of Berkeley Springs. Bathhouse first opened in 1930. 304/258-2711 or 800/CALLWVA. www.berkeleyspringssp.com. Cacapon Resort State Park, 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, Berkeley Springs. Hiking, nature and recreation programs, swimming, boating, games, fishing, golf and horseback riding. 304/258-1022 or 800/CALLWVA. www.cacaponresort.com.

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www.nps.gov Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD. Historical sites, auto touring, biking, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing and hiking. An audiovisual program, “Antietam Visit,” is shown on the hour and half-hour, except from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Every day at noon, a one-hour documentary about the battle of Antietam is shown in the visitor center theater. The battlefield offers a Junior Ranger Program for ages 6 to 12, through which children can complete a free activity booklet while visiting, and earn a badge and a certificate. Pry House Field Hospital Museum is also located on the Battlefield. Visitor Center open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and park grounds are open daylight hours. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 301/432-5124. Appalachian National Scenic Trail. A 2,175-mile-long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia; traverses through Washington County, MD, and Jefferson County, WV. Camping available with permit. www.appalachiantrail.org. Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont, MD. Bird-watching, camping, climbing, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horse trails, interpretive programs, educational programs, snowshoeing, Junior Ranger program, and wildlife viewing. Campgrounds open from May through November. 301/663-9388. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The C&O Canal follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, MD. Offers backpacking, biking, bird-watching, boating, camping, climbing, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, interpretive programs, kayaking, wildlife viewing and nature walks. C&O Canal NHP Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown. 301/739-4200. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, off U.S. 340 in Harpers Ferry, WV. Museums and exhibits, guided programs, hiking, fishing, bird-watching and wildlife viewing, nature walks, white-water rafting, rock climbing and rappelling. Park is open year round with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 304/535-6029. Monocacy National Battlefield Park, Frederick County, MD. Auto touring, birdwatching, hiking, interpretive programs, nature walks and cross-country skiing. Junior Ranger Program is available for children and their families all year at the Visitor Center. 301/662-3515. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. A partnership between private and governmental agencies to develop and maintain a network of locally managed trails for recreation, education, transportation and health. The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is an evolving, 830-mile network of locally managed trails and routes embracing both sides of the Potomac from the mouth of the river at the Chesapeake Bay to the Allegheny Highlands in the upper Ohio River basin. Trails in the Maryland/D.C./Pennsylvania segments of the trail corridor make it possible to hike 375 miles from Washington, D.C., to Seward, Pa., all on trails and sidewalks. South of Washington, D.C., there are many places that offer hiking. www.nps.gov/pohe.

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2017 Family Resource Guide Home-Schooling Resources

Public School Systems

Home Educators Resource Directory is a website filled with information, supplies, services and support for the homeschool community. www.homeeddirectory.com. Home School Legal Defense Assn. is a national nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. It provides members with professional legal representation to protect their right to home-school. 540/3385600. www.hslda.org. Classical Conversations is a once-a-week, supplemental, academic program in a Christian community that offers structure and support, along with fellowship for students. Includes Foundations (K4 to sixth grade), Essentials (third to sixth) and Challenge (seventh to twelfth). E-mail Info@ClassicalConversations.com. www.classicalconversations.com.

Frederick and Washington counties, MD

MARYLAND

Washington County Public Schools 10435 Downsville Pike Hagerstown, MD 21740 301/766-2800 www.wcpsmd.com Frederick County Public Schools 191 South East Street Frederick, MD 21701 301/644-5000 www.fcps.org

PENNSYLVANIA

Chambersburg Area School District 435 Stanley Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 717/263-9281 www.chambersburg.k12.pa.us

Fannett Metal School District 14823 Path Valley Road Willow Hill, PA 17271 717/349-7172 www.fmtigers.org

Greencastle Antrim School District 500 East Leitersburg Street Greencastle, PA 17225 717/597-3226 www.greencastle.k12.pa.us Shippensburg Area School District 317 North Morris Street Shippensburg, PA 17257 717/530-2700 www.shipk12.org

VIRGINIA

Winchester Public Schools 12 N. Washington Street Winchester, VA 22601 540/667-4253 www.wps.k12.va.us

Frederick County Public Schools 1415 Amherst Street Winchester, VA 22601 540/662-3888 www.frederick.k12.va.us Clarke County Public Schools 309 West Main Street Berryville, VA 22611 540/955-6100 www.clarke.k12.va.us

WEST VIRGINIA

Berkeley County Schools 401 South Queen Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 304/267-3500 www.berkeleycountyschools.org Jefferson County Schools 110 Mordington Avenue Charles Town, WV 25414 304/725-9741 https://boe.jeff.k12.wv.us Morgan County Schools 247 Harrison Avenue Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 304/258-2430 www.morganschools.net

Tuscarora School District 100 W. Seminary Street Mercersburg, PA 17236 717/328-3127 www.tus.k12.pa.us

Waynesboro Area School District 210 Clayton Avenue Waynesboro, PA 17268 717/762-1191 www.wasd.k12.pa.us

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Appalachian Regional Cooperative is a group of home-schoolers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia open to all home-schooling philosophies, including self-directed and unschooling. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/archomeschool. The Arena Indoor Sports Complex, 2902 Back Acre Circle, Suite #5, Mount Airy, is an indoor sports complex featuring Homeschool PE for grades K-5, along with pint size playtime, soccer and dodgeball leagues. 301/534-6889. www.TheArena21771.com. Flips Gymnastics, 82 Wormans Mill Ct., Frederick. Mission is to teach children selfempowerment through gymnastics and sports. Now offering Homeschool Gymnastics for ages 6-12. www.flipsfun.com. Frederick Homeschool Community is a friendly homeschool support group for families and children of all ages from all over Maryland. Members sponsor co-op classes, family events, playgroups, community service projects, enrichment activities, art education tours, music appreciation concerts, field trips and more. www.homeschool-life.com/md/fhc/ Frederick Homeschool Soccer is a soccer program for home-schooling children ages 5 to 18 (and their non-homeschooling siblings) who live in Frederick and surrounding areas. This is a family participation program in which parents volunteer for everything from coaching to goal setup to cleaning up the field. The purpose of the program is to learn soccer skills, build self-esteem and build friendships among homeschooling families. frederickmdhomeschoolsoccer@yahoogroups.com. Kids Swim First, Frederick at FSK Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, offers swim lessons for homeschoolers during school hours. 301/682-7946. www.kidsfirstswimschools.com. Maryland Home Education Association serves and supports families of all religious, philosophical and ethnic persuasions. www.mhea.com. Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) provides information on home-education regulations in Maryland and a list of support groups. 301/607-4284. E-mail info@machemd.org. www.machemd.org. PALS-FC is a secular, inclusive homeschooling support group in the southern portion of Frederick County, MD. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PALS-FC. Potomac Home Learning Circle is a freethinking, all-inclusive support circle for homeschooling families in Washington County, MD, and surrounding areas. Our cooperative learning community welcomes families of all beliefs and experiences. We encourage all families to get involved and organize playgroups, workshops, field trips, and other activities to broaden the opportunities for homeschooling activities in Washington County, and surrounding areas. www.phlic.org. Skate Frederick, at 1288 Riverbend Way, is the area’s premiere skating facility, featuring two NHL regulation ice rinks. Ice skating classes for homeschoolers are offered during school hours. 301/662-7362. www.skatefrederick.com Walkersville Christian Family Schools (WCFS) is a worldwide and local homeschool oversight program, based in MD. WCFS offers an individualized K-12 homeschool program, and a variety of programs open to all Christian homeschooling families. 301/241-2072. www.wcfs.edu.

Franklin County, PA

Pennsylvania Homeschooling is a one-stop source for homeschooling in PA. Find PA homeschool laws, PA support groups and organizations, and online and community info. http://homeschooling.about.com/od/usapa/ Pennsylvania_Homeschooling.htm. Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania serves families in Pennsylvania who find home education to be their response to the Church’s teaching to be the primary educators of their children. www.catholichomeschoolpa.org. The Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) has been supporting home-schooling families and local support groups for over 30 years. Serves homeschooling families by providing info and resources in print as well as online, and hosts one of the largest non-profit homeschool conventions in the country. This year’s convention will be held June 2-3 at the Lancaster Convention Center. 717/838-0980. www.chaponline.com. Franklin Learning and Activity Group is open to all homeschool families in Franklin County who value education and want to share homeschooling techniques, continued on page 28

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Getting Kids “Back to Nature” with an Outdoor Classroom

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hildren have been playing in the wide-open spaces of the outdoors since times immemorial. Suffice it to say that outdoor classrooms are not new. What is new, however, is the realization that there is a lot more going on in a naturebased outdoor classroom than meets the eye. To get the real “dirt” on how a little outdoor space and some natural materials can enhance children’s learning, I went to an expert. As director of the Children’s Tree House Child Development Center, Nickie Weller has overseen the design, installation and day-to-day use of one of the region’s premier outdoor classrooms. The non-profit facility, which serves children and families form Berkeley, Jefferson and Washington counties, received a grant from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to install a certified Nature Explore Classroom in 2012. Nickie, an outspoken advocate for nature-based education, explains how the area is laid out. “Our outdoor classroom has separate, defined areas that can accommodate many children, all with clear sight lines for teachers to observe the play. The children first gather at our wooden benches for any instruction that may be offered by the teachers.” she explains. “Some play is teacher-guided and some is child-guided free play.” The Outdoor Classroom packs a lot into a small space. There’s a music area with a wooden marimba, tambourines, and maracas. A block area allows children to develop fine motor skills with natural wood blocks and miniature bricks. There’s a wooden stage for dramatic play, and a nature art table with a large easel for art exploration. Part of the outdoor classroom’s appeal is the many areas incorporating natural materials. These “loose parts” play zones include the messy materials area, which has lots of wood chunks, large logs, and driftwood pieces for building. A dirt pit encourages children to work with dirt or mud, shoveling, levelling and moving soil. “If the kids don’t go home dirty, I wouldn’t consider it a good day,” says Nickie with a grin. But just what value is such an outdoor classroom? Recent research has revealed that there is much more going on in www.childguidemagazine.com

children’s “free play” in such settings than we notice. More than 1200 individual skills have been observed and recorded in recent studies of outdoor classrooms. “Each child has a portfolio, and teachers watch them in the outdoor classroom to document what skills they are developing,” states Nickie of the 2 yrs olds and up that use the certified outdoor classroom. The center also has a mini-outdoor classroom for infants and toddlers. Children use cooperative skills while working together to build a stick fort or pirate ship. This one task could also involve rich language, complex conversations, leadership and modeling. Problem-solving and role-playing skills are commonly observed. Surprisingly, math seems to be stimulated by the outdoor classroom’s wealth of sticks, small logs and “tree cookies” – thin, flat cross-sections of logs that the kids love to work with. Children arrange them in geometric patterns, sort them into groups or stack them to engineer towers, bridges, tunnels and castles. Teachers note that the outdoor classroom also stimulates science skills as children design, test, observe and rebuild structures. We mustn’t forget that young children are not college students. They need to get the wiggles out. The opportunity to be outside, making large movements and using their outdoor voices allows children to utilize their energy in positive ways. The soft ground and natural materials of an outdoor classroom make this a safe environment that still allows children unrestricted access to the complexity of leaves, sticks, pebbles, logs, sand, dirt, mud and plants. With one-third of American children overweight, the exercise value of outdoor classrooms is a great side benefit. “Our children play outside in every season … in spring they see the trees getting their buds and flowers beginning to bloom,” says Nickie. “In summer they see birds building nests and raising young, and monarch butterflies using our milkweeds. In fall they see the leaves change, and they get to play in the snow during the winter.” The result is children

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philosophies, methods and lifestyles. On Facebook. Email franklinlearningactivitygroup@gmail.com. Home School Arts Classes, Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, 81 N. Main Street. Call 717/264-6883 or register on www.councilforthearts.net. Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association serves homeschooling families in Franklin Co., PA; Washington Co., MD, and surrounding area. Offers co-op classes, support groups, field trips, a high school diploma program and more. 717/749-5767. www.mdhsa-pa.org. On Facebook. Pennsylvania Home Education Network exists to promote freedom and simplicity in home education, to serve all families who educate their children at home. www.phen.org. Pennsylvania Home Educators Association (PHEA) is an inclusive statewide coalition of home educators whose primary purpose is to provide accurate information and advocate for PA home educators. www.phea.net. Pennsylvania Homeschoolers has statewide information on activities, conferences, support groups, field trips, and athletics for homeschoolers in PA. www.pahomeschoolers.com.

Frederick and Clarke counties, VA

Classical Cottage School in Winchester, is a non-denominational Christian consortium for home-schooling families offering classical curriculum for ages 4 through high school. Meets 32 weeks from mid-September through the end of May, www.classicalcottageschool.org. Home Educators Association of Virginia is a member-supported, statewide, nonprofit homeschooling association that operates from a biblical worldview. Since 1983, HEAV has worked to promote and protect homeschool interests in Virginia through information, legislation and resources. Email office@heav.org. Weekly e-mail newsletter, call 804/278-9200 or sign up at www.heav.org. H.E.L.L.O. (Home Educators Local Learning Organization) is for those living in Clarke, Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah and western Loudoun counties in Virginia, as well as Jefferson County, WV. For families to connect and share information with other home-schooling families in the area, irrespective of educational methods, belief systems or political affiliation. Email HELLO-VA-HS-owner@yahoogroups.com. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HELLO-VA-HS/ Home School Sports Network. Information on homeschool sports programs. 540/636-3713. www.home-school.com/groups/detail.php?852 NovaUnschoolers is a list for homeschoolers in the northern Virginia area to chat, find support and meet others, and offers information about homeschooling. This list is made up of unschoolers, eclectic and relaxed homeschoolers. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/novaunschoolers. The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is a volunteer-driven and member-directed state homeschooling association. Protects and promotes homeschooling through legislative work, assisting homeschoolers on an individual level, and providing info, speakers, events and resources. Email info@vahomeschoolers.org. 866/513-6173. www.vahomeschoolers.org. SHARENET is a network for Northern VA homeschooling families. Provides free, twice-monthly email newsletter of ideas, activities and info. Email SHARENET@att.net. Shenandoah Christian Home Educators (SCHE) is a homeschool support group in the Winchester area upholding biblical principles and traditional Christian values. SCHE is for families choosing parent-directed home education as an alternative to public or private schools. Find us on Facebook. Email leader@scheonline.org. VA Homeschool Chat is a general chat group for Virginia homeschoolers. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschool-va-chat. Warren County Homeschoolers has an e-mail list for those living in Warren, Rappahannock, Clarke and Frederick counties. Encourages local support assists in planning home-school outings/gatherings and learning opportunities, as well as to form friendships with fellow homeschoolers. http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/warrencountyhschooling/info.

Jefferson, Berkeley & Morgan counties, WV

Christian Home Educators of West Virginia has been a force behind every homeschool law in WV. Website is full of articles, news, and information to help every home educator. www.chewv.org. Faith Christian Academy, Martinsburg. Home school program is for grades K through 12. Courses are taught from the perspective of a biblical world view. Visit www.faithchristianacademy.net to get admission information, school tuition information and other forms. 304/263-0011. St. James Homeschoolers is a support group for Catholic families who provide their children’s primary education at home. Meetings are held monthly at St. James Church in Charles Town, WV. Email homeschool@stjameswv.org. www.stjameswv.org/ministries/education/st-james-homeschoolers. The West Virginia Home Educators Association was founded in 1986 to assist homeschooling families. WVHEA is open to everyone, regardless of religion, personal beliefs or educational philosophy. It is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers – homeschooling parents who fit their work for WHEA around the needs of their families. www.wvhea.org. West Virginia Home Schoolers is a support group for homeschoolers in West Virginia that offers support, information and ideas. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVAHS/

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who are more connected to the environment, nature’s cycles and other living things. Recent studies indicate such intimacy with the natural world builds strong cooperation skills and reduces conflict behavior in children. There are additional reasons for children with special needs (ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism, Asperger’s, etc…) to spend time in outdoor classroom settings. “We’ve noted that some children with those conditions that require medication during the school year, such as ADHD, come here during our summer camp and don’t require those medications during the summer camp period.” Why a summer camp? Weller explains, “Once they graduate from here, our kids would go to schools and lose some of that connection to nature. We started the summer camp as a way to keep that connection going.” The full-day camp, for kids ages 5-12, features a summer full of nature-themed weeks like bird-watching, pollinators, nature photography, and aquatic adventures. An outdoor classroom doesn’t have to be big or expensive to be a powerful gateway to learning. Weller points out that families can add small versions to their own yards cheaply. “Sensory gardens may have lamb’s ear, a common wooly plant that is soft to the touch and easy to grow.” She says. “Fragrant flowers, like lavender, are good for kids to smell, and bees love it too!” She also encourages people to take advantage of the opportunities that nature presents. For instance, if a log falls down on your property, use it as a learning experience for your children. “Instead of removing it,” explains Weller, “let your children play on it…see how it decays over time and what lives in it.” That is a very basic way to start adopting outdoor classroom principles at home. Nickie offered one more observation. “We have a traditional playground area with slides and tricycles, but the children far prefer the outdoor classroom. It’s their favorite place to be,” she says as a rambunctious 4-year-old bounces past us on his way to the messy materials area and its abundance of wood chunks. He isn’t just playing in the outdoor classroom – he’s learning and developing a wide set of interrelated skills that he will use through childhood and beyond. For this age, play in the outdoor classroom equals learning … and in a really fun place! For more information about The Children’s Tree House, outdoor classrooms, or how your children can become part of the program you can contact Nickie Weller, the director, at nickie@childrenstreehouse.org or visit our website www.childrenstreehouse.org Brett Billings is a parent of two healthy boys that have spent countless hours exploring the Children’s Tree House Outdoor Classroom. He works as a video producer at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

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The Banner School, through its Learning Triangle and its diverse community of learners, provides a nurturing yet challenging environment that motivates students to become responsible citizens who lead by example. Rolling admissions to qualified mid-year transfers for preschool through 8th grade. Preschool students may start as soon as they turn 3 and are potty trained. Learn more by calling 301-695-9320 ext. 12 or www.bannerschool.org. See ads pages 15 & 38. The Children’s Tree House in Shepherdstown, WV runs a nature based STEM summer camp for ages 5-12. The W.O.W. (Wild Outdoor Wonders) Adventure Camp is located on the 500+ acre campus of The National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. 2017 themes include: science experiments, animal studies, space, nature art, aquatic wildlife & fort building. www.childrenstreehouse.org. See ad page 40. Educare Learning Center, an educational childcare program, located on 22 nature-enriched acres in Jefferson, MD, is a place to “grow” happy, healthy children 8 weeks-school age. A strong familyinvolvement component includes exciting quarterly family events. We don’t only enroll the child, we enroll the entire family! 301-834-9007. www.educatewithcare.com. See ad on page 13. Faith Christian Academy, Martinsburg, WV, is an interdenominational Christian school offering education in pre-K through twelfth grade. The mission of Faith Christian Academy is to provide the highest quality academic and Biblical world-view training in an environment that encourages spiritual, academic, social, and physical growth. www.faithchristianacademy.net. See ad page 12. Hagerstown Community College Children’s Learning Center operates Mon.–Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m., 12 months a year. Preschool & PreK programs serve children ages 2 to 5. The CLC also offers a summer camp, Mini CFK, for children entering kindergarten & 1st grade. Mini CFK classes, based on weekly themes, include topics such as dinosaurs, pet, farm animals, reptiles, insects, space and community helpers. www.hagerstowncc.edu/clc or phone 240-500-2322. See ad page 13. Jefferson Academy in Kearneysville, WV, has been established as a center of academic excellence for children ages 2-1/2 through 8th grade. We strive to provide the highest quality education, offering unparalleled intellectual, ethical, artistic, and physical development opportunities to all students who attend, in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes creative thought, leadership and intellectual development. 304-7251438. www.thejeffersonacademy.com. See ad page 7. Kid’s World, Inc. in Bunker Hill, WV, offers educational programs in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for children to explore and discover learning through a variety of ways. Preschool programs (3-day and 2-day), before and after school care, and summer camps. 304-596-0006. www.kidsworldwv.com. See ad page 38. The Light of the Child Montessori School in Shepherdstown accepts 2-1/2- to 5-year-olds. Diversified curriculum: mathematics, language arts, practical life, sensorial, geography, Spanish, sign language, art and music lessons. 304-268-7075. www.thelightofthechild-montessorischool.com. See ad page 13. Rocky Knoll School in Martinsburg, WV is a private Christian school accepting Preschool through 8th grade students with small class sizes, before and after school care and summer daycare program for ages 3-8 June 5 through July 28. 304-2639894. www.go2rks.com. See ads pages 3 & 40. St. John Regional Catholic School, in Frederick, MD, has an outstanding academic program with a Christ Centered atmosphere. From our Little Treasures 3- and 4-year-old preschool program to our cutting-edge classroom technology in grades K through 8th, we are a Catholic School for the 21st Century. 301-662-6722. www.sjrcs.org. See ad page 3. Saint Joseph School in Martinsburg, WV is the only Catholic school in the Eastern Panhandle. SJS serves over three hundred students from age 2 through 8th grade. SJS educates the young in the spirit of the Gospel, stressing Catholic values, inspiring academic excellence, global awareness, and service to those in need. 304-267-6447. www.sjswv.org. See ad page 14. Trinity Learning Center in Smithsburg, MD provides Christian programs for the social, academic, and spiritual development of your child. We offer classes for ages 3 and 4. Stop by our Open House on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. 301-8246567 or visit www.tlcsmithsburg.org/learning. See ad page 13.

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Frederick Pediatric Dental Associates welcomes Dr. Emily Lloyd, who joins us from Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Kevin Banks and Dr. Emily Lloyd are fully trained pediatric dentists. Dr. Sivi, Dr.Savi, and Dr. Daulat are board certified pediatric dentists. Our providers strive to provide excellent dentistry in a child-friendly environment and have the latest in digital technology to help with diagnosis. Treating ages 1 through 18 and offer nitrous oxide, sedation and hospital dentistry based on need. 301-631-0501. www.drsivi4kids.com. See ad page 4. Frederick Pediatric Dentistry stands for quality dentistry for the young patient in a relaxed, child friendly environment. Our team customizes a comprehensive treatment plan and an approach exclusively designed for your child’s individual needs including orthodontics! Special emphasis on preventive dental care and education with the latest advances in technology combined with warmth and compassion. Frederick, 301-682-3887 and Hagers town, 240-513-6161. www.fpdentistry.com. See ad page 3. Moms in Motion is a Service Facilitation provider for EDCD, ID & DD Waiver enrollees and a Case Management provider for DD Waiver enrollees. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our clients and their families, through person-centered practices while providing superior service, sharing resources, and expanding our knowledge. 800-417-0908. www.MomsInMotion.net. See ad on inside front cover. Muscular Skeletal Therapies, Inc. in Martinsburg is the practice of Peter Juergensen, NCLMT, CKTP, a professional clinical orthopedic massage therapist. Services include Orthopedic, Infant, and Geriatric, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, and Sports Massages, Active Isolated Stretching, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage and Cold Laser Therapy. Full staff of massage therapists available. 304-901-4265. www.muscularskeletaltherapys.com. See ad page 15. Dr. Pearlman, D.D.S. and Dr. Newman, D.D.S. specialize in all areas of children’s dental health, oral growth and development. We see children of all ages. Our doctors and entire staff provide you the highest standard of personalized dental care with a gentle, efficient and professional manner. 301-797-6950. www.drspearlmanandseidman.com. See ad page 1. The Pediatric Center of Frederick is your comprehensive center for well child care, immunizations, consultations, emergency services, and care for acute and chronic illnesses! Six offices cover Frederick, Myersville, Mt. Airy & Urbana. 301-6620133. www.thepedcenter.com See ad page 12. Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick is committed to educating parents and children of all ages on the importance of good dental hygiene. Doctors have completed post-graduate residency training, focusing on treating children, including those with special needs. Staff has a child-friendly approach to dental care offering up-to-date dental treatment. Accepts MD Healthy Smiles, WV Medicaid, VA Medicaid, PA Medicaid and most insurance plans. Orthodontics for all ages at Smile Frederick Orthodontics, including braces, Invisalign, InVu ceramic braces, and WildSmiles braces for kids. 301-668-2662. www.mykiddsmiles.com and www.smilefrederick.com. See ads Inside Back & Back Covers. Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc. strives to be a reliable “hub” for resources, services, and support along the Autism journey. What we do: awareness, training, and resource support for individuals, families, communities, churches, schools, professionals, and emergency personnel through seminars, workshops, and mentoring. Resource “hub” through facebook & partner organizations. Free family fun events for all ages. 240-675-5038. www.facebook.com/PRAY.in.Western.MD. See ad page 31. As they celebrate 40 years of making beautiful smiles, Toothman Orthodontics is excited to offer excellent orthodontic treatment in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Father-son team, Drs. Ron and Jeff, take pride in helping patients create a beautiful, healthy smile! Toothman Orthodontics operates as a fully digital office. Visit us for a complimentary consultation. Offices in Hagerstown 301-791-1770 and Frederick 301-6623366. www.toothmanorthodontics.com. See ad page 7. WIC, the Women, Infants and Children’s Program of Frederick and Washington County in MD is a health and nutrition program serving pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding women, infants and children younger than 5. WIC provides health screening, nutrition counseling, breast-feeding support and checks to buy nutritious food. Frederick County, 301-600-

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Music, Dance and the Arts

Authentic Community Theatre offers several creative programs for students of all ages. Summer Camps in Hagerstown include Art in the Woods (students entering Grades K-8) and Performing Arts Academy (students entering grades 1-12 and graduating seniors). Storytelling in the Parks offers free 30-minute performances (featuring music, actors, and costumes) geared toward children of all ages! 301-491-7228. www.actforall.org. See ad page 39. Dance Unlimited, 244 S Jefferson St, Frederick, MD.  Quality instruction for the past 27 years in all dance styles, tots to adults, all levels. Acting, voice, and musical theatre workshops. Award winning competition teams ages 7-18. Tot observation lounge, Café, homework room, four dance studios, and 100 seat theatre. www.DanceUnlimitedFrederick.com. 301-662-3722. See ad page 9. Shepherdstown School of Dance is committed to keeping the art and discipline of classical dance alive in our community. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, and modern, toddler through adults – all ages welcome. Call for info about the Rommett Floor-Barre® Technique for all fitness levels. Three summer sessions in July. www.shepherdstownschoolofdance.com. 304-886-8398. See ad page 9. Shepherd University Music Preparatory Division offers Summer Jazz Camp and String Orchestra Camp from June 19-23 in Shepherdstown, WV. Spend a week studying with some of the region’s top musicians. 304-876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/ music/preparatory-program. See ad on page 40.

Recreation & Entertainment

Cluggy’s Family Amusement Center, in Chambersburg, PA, is your place for indoor and outdoor family fun. New Outdoor Laser Tag Park! Plus activities for all ages with arcade, prizes, batting cages, roller ball, tunnel and jump, mini golf, go carts and snack bar. Specials and discounts for groups and birthday parties. Call or go online to book a party today. 717-267-3772. www.cluggys.com. See ad page 8. Discovery Station is a hands-on museum that provides life-long learning experiences to thousands of children and families each year. We create an environment that stimulates curiosity for discovery, exploration, and further investigation through exhibits and programs that focus on STEM principles. Active Military Families are Free. 301-790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. See ad page 19. HCC College for Kids at Hagerstown Community College. Summer enrichment program for grades 2 to 10. Over 60 quality hands-on programs designed to provide exciting, challenging, and enjoyable learning experiences. Music, applied arts, science, technology, literature, and more. Schedules and costs vary by theme and week. 240-500-2236. www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids. See ad page 39. KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools are America’s largest provider of year round warm water swimming instruction, with local schools in Frederick, Hagerstown, and Winchester, dedicated to teaching kids to be safe and proficient in the water. A wide variety of programs offered, including Mommy & Me classes, personal instruction and group lessons. www.kidsfirstswimschools.com. See ad page 4. Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum 19 West Cork St., Winchester. Visitors of all ages can explore and discover 3 indoor floors of interactive exhibits and interact with artisans in the Discovery Studio. Sky Level outdoor rooftop gardens, shade pavilion, and observation deck. Open Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 1–5. Free First Friday monthly, 5–7:30pm. $8 admission, under 2 free. 540-722- 2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. See ad page 21.

Shopping

Kid’s Closet Connection – Jefferson County, WV. Semi-annual children’s consignment sales with gently used clothing, toys and accessories that offer savings of 60-90% off retail prices. Spring Sale April 20-23 at the Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Kearneysville. Shop, Sell, Volunteer. www.kidscloset.biz. See ad page 13. Two Time Around Consignments sale has evolved into Franklin County's premier seasonal children's consignment event offering a wide variety of excellent quality, affordable, new and gently used clothing at a fraction of retail prices. Spring Sale March 30April 1 at Blue Heron Events, Greencastle, PA. See ad page 11.

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Animals and Kids with Autism BY

KAREN JOHNSON

Another goal for a child with autism could be for him to learn about taking turns. AAT would help by having the child play fetch with the dog. Other benefits to AAT include improving impulse control and teaching empathy, which are often areas of difficulty for children with autism. The following are quotes gathered from a Facebook support group for families with children on the spectrum:

Ruth: “My daughter has become a bird and squirrel ‘whisperer.' She must stay very quiet to get them to approach her. Thankfully we live in an area with many parks and back yard birds and squirrels.”

The story of Nick and Stitch

Nick is 15 years old and has high functioning autism, which has caused him difficulty in connecting with peers. As a young child, Nick had delayed social skills and often spoke using repetitive language (referred to as echolalia). And for a long time, Nick’s parents struggled to help their son bond with others, calmly handle personal interactions, and speak clearly and calmly when spoken to. Fortunately, much of that changed when Stitch came into Nick’s life.

Stitch is a German Shepherd who became Nick’s service dog when he was 7 years old. Once Nick had Stitch alongside him, communicating with others became easier. People came up to Nick, wanting to learn more about his dog, and this gave him opportunities to practice his social skills. Nick’s parents and therapists worked on a scripted response he could provide when asked about Stitch. Over time, speaking to others became more comfortable for Nick, as he had his buddy Stitch by his side.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has proven to be incredibly beneficial for children with autism. According to AnimalAssistedTherapyPrograms.org, an animal in session can help a child with emotional awareness, behavioral management skills, communication skills, gross and fine motor skills, caretaking responsibilities, assertiveness, and appropriate social skills—many of which were seen by Nick’s parents as he began working with Stitch. For example, proper AAT sets up goals and effective intervention methods as a means for achieving those goals. A goal might be for the child to make a choice out of two things. The animal-related intervention could include the child choosing which toy or treat to give to the animal, or what direction to go with the animal.

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Hope: “Horses relax and calm my son. They help with empathy, responsibility, confidence and selfesteem.”

Diana: “My guy had an obsession with chickens forever. The chickens helped with his impulse control. He didn't want to scare them.”

Dogs: A Child with Autism’s Best Friend

Although success with all types of animals has been reported, the most common animal assisted therapy is with dogs. “Children with autism may especially benefit from interacting with dogs, which can provide unconditional, nonjudgmental love and companionship,” says Gretchen Carlisle. Dr. Carlisle is a fellow with the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. However, “For families of children with autism, getting a dog should be a decision that’s taken very seriously,” Dr. Carlisle says. “For example, a child who is easily agitated or has sensitivities to noise may have great difficulty with an extremely active dog or one that tends to bark” (autismspeaks.org). Trainers often have different theories on training service dogs for children with autism. Some trainers will match children with a dog after the dog is fully trained. Nick’s trainer instead matched him with a puppy that was brought home and trained with assistance from a team of trainers. The theory behind this type of training is that the dog and child build a very tight bond. Also, children with autism can have behaviors that a puppy would have an easier time adjusting to. Nick’s mom Sarah explains, “We trained one time per week for about two years. This training also served as an opportunity for Nick to be a part of a community that gave him socialization and a sense of belonging. It was not without difficulty, but was

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Special Needs Resources

Autism Spectrum/Asperger’s

Pathfinders for Autism 303 International Circle, Suite 110, Hunt Valley, MD 21030 • 443-330-5341 (local helpline) • 866-806-8400 (toll-free) • www.pathfindersforautism.org Washington County Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Washington County Public Schools, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-766-2800 • www.wcpsmd.com/special-education/early-intervention-services Washington County Chapter of the Autism Society of America 1801 Elizabeth Court, Hagerstown MD • 240-420-3692 • www.autismspeaks.org Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc. (see ad below) Washington County, MD • 240-675-5038 • Find us on FB • www.facebook.com/PRAY.in.Western.MD

Blind/Vision Impaired, Eye Therapy

Tod R. Davis & Amy E. Carlyle, Developmental Optometry & Vision Therapy 3031 Valley Ave., #105A, Winchester, VA 22601 • Additional locations in Manassas, Fredericksburg and Springfield • 703-753-9777 • www.VirginiaVisionTherapyCenter.com WV Schools for the Deaf & Blind 301 East Main Street, Romney, WV 26757 • 304-822-4800 • wvsdb2.state.k12.wv.us Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind 104 VSDB Drive (street), P.O. Box 2069 (mail), Staunton, Virginia 24402 • 540-332-9000 • vsdb.k12.va.us

Child Care

Children’s Services of Virginia (CSV) 311 Airport Rd., P.O. Box 2867, Winchester, VA 22604 • 540-667-0116 • www.childrensservicesofva.com Maryland Family Network: Children With Special Needs 1001 Eastern Avenue, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-4325 • 410-659-7701 • www.mdchildcare.org

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

WV Schools for the Deaf & Blind 301 East Main Street, Romney, WV 26757 • 304-822-4800 • wvsdb2.state.k12.wv.us Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind 104 VSDB Drive (street), P.O. Box 2069 (mail), Staunton, Virginia 24402 • 540-332-9000 • vsdb.k12.va.us Maryland School for the Deaf P.O. Box 250, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705-0250 • 301-360-2000 • www.msd.edu The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 100 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144-3404 • 215-951-4700 • www.psd.org The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 300 East Swissvale Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1469 • 800-624-3323 • www.wpsd.org

United Cerebral Palsy of South Central PA, Inc. 788 Cherry Tree Court, Hanover, PA 17331 • 717-632-5552 • ucpsouthcentral.org

Developmental Delays & Disabilities/ Special Education Programs

Berkeley County, WV Parent Educator Resource Center 515 W. Martin St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 • 304-263-5717 Broadfording Christian Academy HOPE Program 13535 Broadfording Church Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-797-8886 • www.broadfording.com The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) - Western Maryland Regional Office, 1360 Marshall Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-791-4670 Family Service Foundation, Inc. 6910 Bowers Road, Suite A, Frederick, MD 21702 • 240-490-7101 • www.fsfinc.org Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702 • 301-600-1611• http://health.frederickcountymd.gov/269/Infants-Toddlers-Program Grafton Berryville (Boys with learning disabilities) P.O. Box 112, Berryville, VA 22611 • 540-955-2400 • www.grafton.org Infant & Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley 621 South Royal Avenue, P.O. Box 547, Front Royal, VA 22630 • 540-635-2452 • www.itcshenvalley.org Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia 1-800-234-1448 • www.infantva.org Kennedy Krieger School-Montgomery County (autism and related disorders) 12301 Academy Way, Rockville, MD 20852 • 443-923-4170 • www.kennedykrieger.org RESA VIII WV Birth to Three 109 S. College Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401• 304-267-3595 • 800/367-3728 • www.resa8.org • Serves: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton Washington County Human Development Council, Inc. 433 Brewer Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-791-5421 • www.wchdc.org Washington County Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Washington County Public Schools, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-766-2800 • www.wcpsmd.com/special-education/early-intervention-services West Virginia Birth to Three 350 Capitol Street, Room 427, Charleston, WV 25301-3714 • 304-558-5388 • www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/

Mental Health/Behavioral Counseling

Brook Lane Health Services 13121 Brook Lane Drive, (P.O. Box 1945), Hagerstown, MD 21742 • 301-733-0330 www.brooklane.org IBMP - Intensive Behavior Management Program The ARC of Washington County, 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 888374-3276 • 240-215-0416 • http://bss4md.com continued on page 32

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definitely one of the best decisions we have ever made. Nick and Stitch have an amazing bond that we will be forever grateful for” (Story of Nick and Stitch courtesy of Sarah Lapinski, Nick’s mother).

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Pediatric and Adolescent Therapy Physical, Occupational & Speech

Amber Hill Physical Therapy 187 Thomas Johnson Dr., Suite 6, Frederick, MD 21702 • Additional locations in Urbana, Damascus, Jefferson, Thurmont and New Market 301-663-1157 • www.amberhillpt.com Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute – Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy in three locations: 86 Thomas Johnson Court, Frederick, MD 21702; 1829 Howell Road, Suite 4, Hagerstown, MD 21740; 3280 Urbana Pike, Suite 105, Urbana, MD 21754 • 304-694-8311 • 800-349-9386 • www.mmidocs.com Muscular Skeletal Therapies, Inc. – Clinical Orthopedic Massage and other massage therapies, 295 Rock Cliff Dr., Martinsburg, WV 25401 • 304-264-6092 • www.muscularskeletaltherapys.com Pediatric Rehabilitation – Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy at Berkeley Medical Center’s Dorothy McCormack Center, 2000 Foundation Way, Martinsburg, WV 25401 • 304-264-1214

Products

1-2-3 Just PLAY With Me Milestones and Miracles • www.milestonesandmiracles.com • Email milestonesandmiracles@gmail.com

Recreation

Martinsburg-Berkeley Co. Parks & Recreation 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25404 • 304-264-4842 • www.mbcparks-rec.org Flip Over Gymnastics Open gym for special needs families on Fridays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. $6/child & $4/siblings. Martinsburg-Berkeley Co. Parks & Recreation 273 Woodbury Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25404 • 304-264-4842 ext. 22 • www.mbcparks-rec.org Monkey Joe’s – Hagerstown, 1113 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-797-7716 • www.monkeyjoes.com/Hagerstown

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Whether it be a dog, chicken, or horse, the evidence appears solid that working with animals as a form of therapy is incredibly beneficial to children on the autism spectrum. Animals help with compassion, patience, impulse control, and responsibility. And dogs, specifically, can become loyal friends. Karen Johnson, mother of 3, writes about all things parenthood as well as social justice issues at the21stcenturysahm.com. She is also assistant editor at Sammiches and Psych Meds and has work featured on sites such as Babble and Scary Mommy. Karen has essays published in several anthologies and is a monthly contributor to KC Parent Magazine. Follow Karen on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Quiz:

1. Which of the following animals can benefit a child with autism if used in therapy? A. Dogs

B. Horses

C. Chickens

D. All of the above

2. Animal Assisted Therapy helps with A. communication

B. impulse control

Moms in Motion (see ad on inside front cover) Serving all of Virginia • 844-828-5591 • info@momsinmotion.net www.MomsInMotion.net

C. Both A and B

Eastern Panhandle Parents of Special Needs Children Support Group, monthly meeting at The Orchard House on Rt. 45 between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, WV, the last Wednesday of each month. Call for meeting information. Sponsored by WV Birth to Three. Find on Facebook or call Laura Turman at 304/267-3593. www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/ Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, 2000 Linglestown Rd., Suite 301, Harrisburg, PA 17110 • 717-238-0937 • 1-800-448-4906 • www.pa-fsa.org PA Playgroup meets for activities once or twice mid-week and two Saturdays per month at community locations in Greencastle, PA and surrounding areas. We welcome special needs children and teens! Contact Erin Betts: ebetts@pa.net, 717/597-7572. Find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/168641103198620/

D. Neither A nor B

3. When should a child be assigned to a dog for therapy? A. Before the dog turns 1

B. Only after the dog is fully trained

C. Only after the child turns 5 years old

D. There are different theories; decision is made by parents and therapists

4. Where can AAT take place?

A. Anywhere, even a public setting, like a park B. Only in a center for children with autism

Therapeutic Riding

Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Marley Grange Farm, 644 Lime Marl Lane, Millwood, VA 22611 • 540/533-2777 • www.brcth.org Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202 • 717-263-0443 • Find us on Facebook. Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program, Silverado Stables, 11515 Angleberger Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 • 301-898-3587 • www.fc4htrp.org Horses with Hearts, P.O. Box 2186, Files Cross Road, Martinsburg, WV 25402 • 304-283-8071 • www.horseswithhearts.com • Find us on Facebook Saddles and Smiles and Ponies and Promises Therapeutic Riding Programs Held at Shotwell Farm Indoor Arena in Charles Town, WV during winter months and Jefferson County Fairgrounds in warmer months • 304/676-4642 • saddlesandsmiles.com Star Community, Inc., 13757 Broadfording Church Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-791-0011 • www.starcommunityinc.org

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C. Only at home

D. Only at animal training centers

5. Which of the following is NOT a skill learned through AAT?

Child Guide

A. gross and fine motor skills

B. learning to separate and face situations alone C. assertiveness D. taking turns

Answers: 1. D; 2. C; 3. D; 4. A; 5. B

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“Musical Discoveries,” Shepherd (WV)

University Music Preparatory Division, 301 N. King St. Fri., 9:15-10 a.m. Early Childhood Music Class. Ages 18 months-3 years old. $120. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music. “Music for Pre-Schoolers,” Shepherd (WV) University Music Preparatory Division, 301 N. King St. Fri., 10-10:45 a.m. Early Childhood Music Class. Ages 3-5. $120. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music.

Through April 1

“Four Decades of The Boys and Girls’ Club Photography Exhibit,” Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception March 4, 57 p.m. 304/620-7277.

Through April 8

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” The Way Off

Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, Willowtree Plaza, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. Every Sat. and 2nd & 4th Sun. Admission. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com.

Saturday Morning Youth Program,

Washington Co. Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. Sat., 10 a.m.12 noon; April 8, 10-11 a.m. for class/reception. Free art classes. www.wcmfa.org.

“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure,”

Washington Co. Playhouse Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 11 a.m. $20$42. Ages 5 & up. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com.

Through April 9

2017 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibition, Washington County

Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org.

Through April 29

“Frank Herrera: Explorations Abroad,”

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Baer Gallery, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org.

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Banner School Open House & Summer Camp Preview, 1730 N. Market St., 1Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Frederick County’s only nonsectarian, independent, coeducational day school for students in PreK-8th grade. 301/6959320, x12. www.bannerschool.org. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, Community Room, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 0 & up. 301/600-7250.

School Walk-In Wednesdays, 18414Catholic Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 9-11 a.m.

, 8, 15, 22 & 29 St. John Regional

& 18 Handley Library Behind-The-Scenes Tour, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., 1Winchester. Wed., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Learn Open House. Find the SJRCS difference for grades PreK – 8. 301/662-6722. www.sjrcs.org.

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the architecture and history of library. Free. Reservations helpful. 540/662-9041, x11. & April 5 I Love Nature, Nature Center at Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 10-11 a.m. Hands-on play. “Hiding Where?” (3/1) and “Nature’s Canvas” (4/5). Ages 3-5. $8 for parent/child pair. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com.

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Meet a Sheriff, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 4 p.m. All ages. Free. 540/662-9041.

Read Across America Day Celebration, 2SetonEmmitsburg (MD) Branch Library, 300A S. Ave. #2. 10:30 a.m. Celebrate reading with Dr. Seuss stories and activities. Ages 3-5. 301/600-6329. Mary Poppins Meet-and-Greet, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:30 p.m. Meet cast from Walkersville High School’s production. Games, stories, and a photo op. Ages 0-12. 301/845-8880. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, Community Room, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. 301/600-7250. Gardening for Butterflies – Annual Lecture Series Program #1, Renfrew Park Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. to 4 “Annie,” Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. Thurs., 7 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Presented by St. Maria Goretti and Cumberland Valley School of Music. $15. 301/739-4266. www.cvsmusic.org. to 31 Indoor Playground, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Indoor play toys provided. Adults responsible for supervising children they bring. Ages 1-5. $5 for first child, $3 for add’l siblings. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Home School Nature Days, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, Room #1, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-2:45 p.m. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities. “Chemical Craziness.” $8 per class. Ages 5-12. 301/600-1650. www.recreater.com.

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Broadfording Christian Academy Dinner & Live Auction, 13535 Broadfording Church Rd.,

Hagerstown. 4 p.m., chicken dinner; 7 p.m., live auction with wide variety of items. $6-$12 for chicken dinner. Benefits Broadfording Christian Academy. 301/797-8886. www.broadfording.com. Free First Friday, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 5-7:30 p.m. Free admission. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Middle School Teen Night, Jefferson Co. Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6:30-10 p.m. DJ, Xbox, ping pong, basketball, moonbounce, and more. $10/student. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. “Circo Comedia,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Unpredictable thrills, comedy, and daredevil stunts by circus duo Jean Saucier and Patrick Cote. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 8-11 a.m. Free. 304/676-2725. www.potomacaudubon.org.

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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free event. Historical societies and research organizations and lectures about genealogy research. www.themsv.org. Winter Tree Identification, Snavely Ford Trail, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Meet at Burnside Bridge Parking Area. Free. 703/303-1026. www.potomacaudubon.org.

Read Across America Celebration,

Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 11 a.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with

March/April 2017 A look at what’s happening in the region COMPILED BY SUZANNE HOVERMALE

stories, crafts, and games. Costumed characters for photo ops. All ages. 301/845-8880. Seussational Storytime, Bowman Library, Children’s Room, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City. 11 a.m. Dress as favorite Seuss characters and visit library for stories, puppets, dancing and songs. 540/869-9000, x215. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Smithsburg Library, 66 E. Water St. 11:30 a.m. Dr. Seuss birthday bash. Books, simple crafts, cake and short movie. Intended for ages 7 & under. 301/8247722. www.washcolibrary.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks (MD) 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike. 1-2 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/874-4560. “Wind Turbines,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. This fun STEAM activity is for children 7 & up. Make “wind turbine” while exploring the mechanics of wind energy. Free with admission. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, Community Room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Trolls.” Popcorn & drinks provided. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org.

Creative Outlet Drop-In Art Session,

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. Theme: “Myanmar: Yoke the Marionettes.” $2 per artist. 301/6980656. www.delaplaine.org. March First Saturday – Hidden Spaces and Cool Places, Downtown Frederick. 3-9 p.m. Kick off spring! Late night shopping hours, live musicians, dining and more. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. & 18 Soar Bird Walks, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7:30-10 a.m. Birdi walks along the hiking trails. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Family Picnic and Free Movies, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City. 1-2:30 p.m. Movies: “The Lorax” (3/4), and “Secret Life of Pets” (3/18). Bring a picnic lunch. Popcorn and lemonade served. 540/869-9000, x215. , 11, 18, 24 & 25 “A Century of Song,” Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown. Retro-style dinner show with America’s musical favorites of the last hundred years. Admission. 301/797-7999. www.antietamrecreation.com.

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to April 16 “Peter Rabbit,” 4 Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free under 2. 304/258-4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com.

5 Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick. 11 a.m. Maryland’s “Official Goodwill AmbassaMaryland Boy Choir Concert, Evangelical

dors” will sing for ELC’s worship service. 301/663-6361. Open Arms Preschool Open House, Concordia Lutheran Church, 17906 Garden Lane, Hagerstown. 1-3 p.m. Offering two-day classes for 2’s and young 3’s, three-day classes for 3-5 year olds, and four-day kindergarten readiness class. 301/797-5955. http://openarms.concordiahagerstown.org/ Hagerstown Birth & Babies Fair, Hager Hall, 901 Dual Hwy., Hagerstown. 1-5 p.m. 5th annual event provides birth and parenting support, unique & family-friendly products, exhibitors, free workshops, & more. www.hagerstownbirth.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7000.

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Shepherd University Honors Concert,

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 2:30 p.m. Free. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. “The Young Irelanders,” The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org.

Saint Joseph School Registration Opens, 6 110 E. Stephen Street, Martinsburg. Education rooted in a Catholic foundation with

rigorous curriculum that challenges and inspires. Ages 2 – 8th grade. Call 304/267-6447 to schedule tour. www.sjswv.org. & 20 Kids Can Sew with Nanna, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 4-6 p.m. “My Blankie has a Pocket!” (3/6) and “Bag to Go!” (3/20). Ages 915. $14, plus materials fee. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks.

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, 14, 21 & 28 Saint Mary Catholic School Take a Look Tuesdays, 218 W. 7 Washington St., Hagerstown. 9-11 a.m. Fully

, 14, 21, 28, April 4 & 11 Portrait Class for Home School Teens, 7 Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. accredited Pre-K through 8th grade. 301/7331184. www.stmarycatholicschool.org.

Main St. 12:45-2:45 p.m. Learn about color theory and portraiture. All materials provided. Ages 11-16. $95 for 6-week session. 717/2646883. www.councilforthearts.net A Part of the Sky Called Orion, William M. Brish Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Admission. 301/766-2898. To Space and Back, William M. Brish Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. 7-8 p.m. Admission. 301/766-2898. & 22 Kids Can Cook with Nanna, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 4-6 p.m. “Vegetarian” (3/8) and “Don’t Forget Dessert” (3/22). Ages 9-15. $14. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. “Freedom Train,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Musical. Explore the true story of Harriet Tubman. Theatreworks USA. Recommended for grades 3-9. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. What’s All The Buzz About Bees? Annual Lecture Series Program #2 Renfrew Park Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org.

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Let’s Move: Let’s Build a Snowman, 10 The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-11

a.m. Dress for outside weather. Ages 2-6. $4. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Homeschool Adventures: Camouflage, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Focus on animal adaptations and camouflage. $5 per child. Designed for ages 510. Younger siblings welcome as a parent/child team. Pre-registration required. www.potomacaudubon.org. Movie Night, Smithsburg (MD) Library, 66 E. Water St. 7 p.m. “Dr. Strange.” 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org.

, 17 & 20 Paws for Reading, 10 Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 1 p.m. Read a book to a patient therapy dog. Children just beginning to read or those needing practice reading. 540/662-9041, x21.

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Children’s Art Workshop, Washington Co.

Free. 301/739-5727, x124. www.wcmfa.org Young Naturalist-Signs of Spring, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 9-11:30 a.m., Grades 1-3; 12:30-3 p.m., Grades 4-6. Use your senses to search for emerging insects, calling birds and frogs, budding plants and more. $25. $20 for FOSA members. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Telescope Clinic – Learn How To Use Your Telescope! Renfrew Park Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Cocoa & Coloring, Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Family-friendly fun. All ages welcome. Parents must accompany children under 12. Free, but space limited. Pre-register at 301/797-8782. www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org. St. Paddy’s Celtic Fest, Old Town Winchester. 12 noon-9 p.m. Celebrate the Irish/Scottish roots of the community. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com.

-12 & 25-26 Mount Bleak House Tours, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic 11 Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11

a.m. The story of the many owners of this 1840s house and how they shaped the history of Sky Meadows. 540/592-3566.

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Know Your Digital Camera,” Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 4-week class. Pre-registration required and space limited. $90. www.berkeleyartswv.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-1630. Book-to-Movie Matinee, Washington County Free Library, Community Room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org.

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“The 2017 Comedy & Magic Spectacular,”

The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. Presented by Friends of Safe Place Washington County Child Advocacy Center. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Urbana Regional Library, Anthony M. Thurmont Middle School Band Performance, Natelli Community Room, 9020 Amelung St., Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. Frederick. 6:30-7:15 p.m. FSO musicians perform classical music to beloved stories, followed by a 1-1:30 p.m. Celebrate Youth Art Month with the musical instrument petting zoo. 301/600-7000. middle school band. All ages. 301/600-7200. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, Weinberg “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat,” The Maryland Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Frederick. 7 p.m. Embark on a tour of prehistoric A Page to Stage Live Performance. Admission. Australia. Admission. 301/600-2828. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. www.weinbergcenter.org. Special Saturday, For the Kids, By George Kinder Konzert, Williamsport (MD) High Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 School, 5 S. Clifton Dr. 9:45 a.m. & 11 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. Learn how to a.m. Maryland Symphony Orchestra Percussion play chess with professional chess players Trio performs free concerts for preschool teaching chess basics. Ages 6-17. 304/264children. 301/797-4000. 9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. “T-Rex Toothpaste,” Discovery Station, 101 W. www.marylandsymphony.org. “A Year with Frog & Toad,” Weinberg Center Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. The wacky scientists at Discovery Station work on a science for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Recommended for grades PreK-5. experiment creating the “Volcanic” T-Rex 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Toothpaste. Free with the price of admission. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Berryville Bluegrass Series, Johnson-Williams St., Frederick. 6-8 p.m. Frederick Co.’s only nonsectarian, independent, coeducational day Middle School, 110 Lincoln Ave., Berryville, VA. 7 school for Preschool – 8th grade. RSVP to p.m. “Nothin Fancy,” and “Hillbilly Gypsies.” 301/695-9320, x12. www.BannerSchool.org. Ongoing series to raise funds for Clarke County High School athletes. Admission. 540/955-6130. The Nocturnal World Of Bats – Annual Lecture Series Program #3, Renfrew Park Visitors Center, www.berryvillebluegrass.com. 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Free. 30th Anniversary Comedy & Magic Spectacular, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Wee Naturalists: Nature Sounds and St., Chambersburg. 7 p.m. Admission. 717/263Songs, Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 9:30-11 a.m. Pre& 12 23rd Annual Flower & Garden registration required. $5 per child/adult partner. Show, Hagerstown (MD) Community No extra charge for additional child under age 2. College Athletic, Recreation, and Community www.potomacaudubon.org. Center. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & 18 “Beauty and The Beast Ball,” Floral & garden exhibitors & vendors, gardening Family Drive-In Theatre, 5890 Valley Pike, seminars & demos, children’s activities, and Stephens City, VA. 6-8 p.m. Opening weekend of more. $5/person, free/under 12. 240/500Disney’s new movie: Beauty and the Beast. 2346. www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-friends. Characters, live dancing, music and more. Movie -12 & 18-19 Maple Syrup Festival, William Houck Lake Area, Cunningham Falls free for patrons who attend the ball. Admission. www.visitwinchesterva.com. State Park, 14039 Catoctin Hallow Rd., CVSM Performathon, Thomson Alumnae Thurmont, MD. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Maple sugaring Chapel on the Wilson College Campus or demos, pancake and sausage breakfast, maple Music Maker, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. syrup products to purchase, kids activities and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Thomson Alumnae live bluegrass band. Fee. 301/271-7574. Chapel or 1-4 p.m. at Music Maker. Hundreds of & 25 Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 Cumberland Valley School of Music students in continuous performances. Free. p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. www.cvsmusic.org. 540/869-9000, x215.

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St. Patrick’s Day Run Fest, City Center, Public Square, Hagerstown. 9 a.m. 5K, 8K, HalfMarathon, 1-mile walk and 4-Leaf Clover Kids Run. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. After party. Registration fee. Register at www.raceit.com. 240/313-2808. www.washcorecfit.com Mountaintop Community Spring Event, Blue Ridge Mt. Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. fire hall, 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9 a.m.2 p.m. Fundraiser benefits Amanda Bowders Community Memorial Garden. Collectibles Road Show from 10 a.m.-12 noon, historians, crafters, authors, magic show, balloon characters, entertainment, & more. 717/642-5645. “Junior Monarch Alliance,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Monarch Alliance to host monthly programs that encourage citizen science and monarch conservation among our youth. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. St. Patrick’s Day Family Story Time,

Boonsboro (MD) Branch of the Washington County Library, 401 Potomac St. 11 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day themed story time with a scavenger hunt. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Stories ALIVE, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 a.m. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net.

Battlefield Hike: Irish Brigade at Antietam,

Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD. 1 p.m. Follow the path of the Irish Brigade on the Sunken Road. Fee. 301/432-5124. Art Carnival, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 1-4 p.m. Fun art activities and demos. All ages. 301/698-0656. Parent’s Night Out, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 58:45 p.m. Kids enjoy a pizza party, fun and games while parents have a night out. Ages 312. Kids must be potty trained. $20. $16 per child for 2 or more kids. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. & 19 2017 Home Show, Hagerstown (MD) Community College ARCC, 11400 Robinwood Drive. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2. Free 12 & under. www.hbaofwashingtoncounty.org.

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797 E. Patrick St. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 301/663-3599. Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Fullsensory experience featuring NASA HD video footage to accompany Holsts’ “The Planets.” Admission. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. Spring Bird Walk, Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area, east bank of the Shenandoah River in Jefferson Co., WV. 8 a.m. Free. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. 540/686-2056. www.potomacaudubon.org. Faith Christian Academy Open House, 138 Greensburg Rd., Martinsburg. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Interdenominational Christian school with students in PreK through 12th grade. 304/2630011. www.FaithChristianAcademy.net. St. Mary Catholic School Open House, St. Mary’s, 218 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 5-7 p.m. Learn about our fully accredited Pre-K through 8th grade. 301/733-1184. www.stmarycatholicschool.org. to 22 Books Are Fun Sale, Robinwood Professional Center, Atrium, 11110 Medical Campus Rd., Hagerstown. 8 a.m.-

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4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Meritus Medical Center Aux. 301/790-8144, 797-1850. Main St. 10:30-11:45 a.m. New art project and technique will be explored each week. All materials provided. Ages 6-10. $45 for 4-week session. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net to 26 TotSwap Sale, Frederick (MD) County Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.4 p.m. Featuring maternity & kids clothing from spring & summer, baby equipment, strollers, and more. www.totswap.net. Family Dance Party, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 5:30-8:30 p.m. DJ, moon bounces, air hockey, table tennis, and a family game area. All ages. $20 per family of 6 or less, add $2 per add’l family member. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Father/Daughter Dance, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail E., Greencastle, PA. 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation. Dancing, refreshments, crafts, & entertainment. Formal/business formal/or cocktail attire suggested, but not required. Admission. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. “Rockin’ Road To Dublin,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. Starring World Champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith. Admission. 301/7902000. www.mdtheatre.org. “Mandolin Orange,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. Americana duo. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. to 26 Art In Bloom, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Artwork, floral arrangements, and demonstrations. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Trinity Learning Center Open House, 16 N. Main St., Smithsburg, MD. 10 a.m.12 noon. Caring Christian classes for 3 & 4 year olds. 301/824-6567. www.tlcsmithsburg.org/learning. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 301/6007250 and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 301/6007200. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5.

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Tea Room, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, MD. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Special tea celebrating the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth. For ages 8-adults. $20. Reservations and prepayment required by March 15. 410/3863880. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org. Family Movie, Boonsboro (MD) Branch of the Washington County Library, 401 Potomac St. 11:30 a.m. “BFG.” Rated PG. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Summer Kids Fair, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. 1-4 p.m. Check out full day and half day summer camps and programs, and meet birthday party partners. 540/955-5149.

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Fountain Head County Club, 13316 Fountain Head Rd., Hagerstown. 6-11 p.m. Fundraiser for Discovery Station. Good food, black jack, Texas Holdem, tip jars, 50/50, music by Staff Infection. $30/advance; $35/at door. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org.

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& 2 Friends of the Urbana Regional Library Spring 2017 Book Sale, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. All day event. Semi1annual book sale to benefit the library. All ages. 301/600-7000. Rural Heritage Museum Spring Open House, Washington

County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Truck show, special transportation exhibits & features, and food available. 240/420-1714. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. “The Velveteen Rabbit,” The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. Presented by Chambersburg Ballet Theatre. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. USA National Miss Maryland Pageant, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 6 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Preliminary Optional Competitions on Sat. and the Final Crowning on Sun. Admission. No tickets required on Sat. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. , 8, 15, 22 & 29 Soar Bird Walks, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7:30-10 a.m. Naturalist Jack Olzewski will lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park. Walks begin at Renfrew’s lower parking lot off Welty Rd. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. & 15 Family Picnic and Free Movies, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City. 1-2:30 p.m. Movies: “Freaky Friday” (4/1), and “Hop” (4/15). Bring a picnic lunch. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. 540/869-9000, x215. to 30 Mount Bleak House Tours, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. Hear the story of the many owners of this 1840s house and how they shaped the history of Sky Meadows. 540/592-3566. Spring Forward 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy, MD. 9 a.m., 1 mile fun run; 9:30 a.m., 5K. Fun family event. Proceeds benefit AC Cugini’s Roma 00 and 01 Boys teams’ soccer trip to train in Italy. www.steeplechasers.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7000. Rustic Arts, Kaufman House at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. “Paper Making.” Ages 8 & up. $18. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Drum Circle, 42 W. Arts Co-op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 2-4 p.m. No experience necessary. Bring your own drums or use one of the co-op’s. www.artsalliancegw.org. WCPS Honors Recital, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 4 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. & 17 Kids Can Sew with Nanna, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 4-6 p.m. “Must Have Wallet” (4/3) and “Handy Dandy Little Tote” (4/17). Ages 915. $14. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks.

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2 p.m. Over 30,000 new and like new items from maternity to teens. 410/848-6704. http://carrollcountyagcenter.com/events Maryland International Film Festival, Downtown Hagerstown. Red carpet, screening, over 140 movies from around the world, after parties and more. Admission. www.marylandiff.com.

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Easter Egg Hunt – Eggcessible, Jim Barnett Park, War 4 Memorial Building’s gymnasium, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt for children with special

needs. Children ages 2-24 hunt for specially retrofitted eggs. Easter Bunny visits. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. “Earth, Moon & Sun,” William M. Brish Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Admission. 301/766-2898. Saint Joseph School Open House, 110 E. Stephen St., Martinsburg. 6 p.m. Open House for Grades K-8. Come find out about the only Catholic school in the Eastern Panhandle. 304/267-6447. www.sjswv.org. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, TRL Community Room, 76 E. Moser Rd. 6:30-7:15 p.m. FSO musicians perform classical music to beloved stories, followed by a musical instrument petting zoo. Ages 0 & up. 301/600-7200. “Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun,” William M. Brish Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. 7-8 p.m. Admission. 301/766-2898.

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301/733-1184. www.stmarycatholicschool.org. Homeschool Cooking Class, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m., ages 7-9. $29. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Popovich Comedy Pet Theater,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. & 12 Everyday Etiquette for Kids, Green Valley Elementary School, 11501 Fingerboard Rd., Monrovia, MD. 45:30 p.m. Two session program designed to increase children’s confidence and boost their communication skills. Ages 5-10. $50. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com.

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304/620-7277. www.berkeleyartswv.org. Preschool Storytime, Middletown (MD) Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. 10:30-11 a.m. Middletown Fire Dept. will join us with their firetruck and ambulance. Ages 3-5. 301/371-7560. Easter Bunny Eggtivities, Jim Barnett Park, War Memorial Building’s gymnasium, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 6:30 p.m. Tasty treats and crafts while visiting with the Easter Bunny. $5. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Renfrew Rocks! Geology Program, Renfrew Park, Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Free. 717/7620373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. “Michael W. Smith,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. to 9 Kid’s Closet Connection Spring Sale, Grand Venice Hotel Ballroom, 431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make money on your kids’ outgrown gently used clothing, toys and accessories. Free admission. www.kidscloset.biz.

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provided. Adults are responsible for supervising the children they bring. Groups, please call in advance. Ages 1-5. $5 for first child, $3 for additional siblings. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “I Like Old Clothes” by Mary Ann Hoberman. Program for ages 2-4. Story with art and history exploration, activities, and crafts. $5. Preregistration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Free First Friday, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 5-7:30 p.m. Free admission. 540/7222020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Middle School Teen Night, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6:30-10

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a.m. Easter-themed books and activities, and decorate some eggs to take home. Intended for ages 8 & under. Registration appreciated. p.m. DJ, Xbox, ping pong, basketball, 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. moonbounce, and more. $10 per student. Explore and Create – Rainbow Day, The 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, to 19 PEEP Show, Carroll Arts Center, 91 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Preschoolers and their parents explore p.m. daily. 10th Anniversary. A sweet display of history and science concepts and create unique hundreds of marshmallow masterpieces. Free projects commemorating National Days of the admission. 410/848-7272. Year. Ages 3-5. Pre-registration required. $6 per www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org. adult & child pair. 301/600-2936. & 28 Home School Days, Catoctin Creek www.recreater.com. Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m., ages 5-12. Community Room, 100 S. Potomac St., “Watershed Wizards” (4/7), “Creek Critters” Hagerstown. 12 noon. “Moana.” Popcorn and (4/28). $8/class. 301/600-2936. drinks provided. 301/739-3250. www.recreater.com. www.washcolibrary.org. to June 3 “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. Read a favorite Children’s Theatre, Willowtree Plaza, 5 book to a canine listener. 540/869-9000, x215. Willowdale Drive, Frederick, MD. Musical Egg Splash, Jim Barnett Park, indoor pool, 1001 adaptation of the beloved family film. Admission. E. Cork St., Winchester. 1-1:30 p.m., ages 3-5; 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. 1:30-2 p.m., ages 6-8; 2-2:30 p.m., ages 9-14. 16th Annual This Race is for the Birds, Indoor pool filled with floating Easter eggs – Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Rd., collect to win prizes. Ages 2-14. Free. 540/662Shepherdstown. 9 a.m., timed races; 10:45 a.m., 4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. one mile fun run. $30, 10K race; $25, 5K race; Special Saturday, For the Kids, By George free, one mile kids fun run. Register Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 www.raceforthebirds.org. E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. “Make a www.potomacaudubon.org. Native American Talking Stick.” Make your own Easter Egg Hunt, Jim Barnett Park, stick and hear stories about Native Americans in Familyland/Children’s Dream Playground areas, Martinsburg. Ages 5-12. 304/264-9977. 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 9 a.m. Bring empty www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Easter basket and hunt for eggs. Easter Bunny Communicate with Confidence, Centerville visits. Age groups: under 3, 3-5, and 6-8. Free. Rec Center, 3601 Carriage Hill Dr., Frederick. 4-6 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. p.m. Ages 7-13. Designed to build confidence, Scottish “Backyard” Highland Games, develop character, and increase self-esteem. Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., $38. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Winchester. 10 a.m. Competition will benefit Parent’s Night Out, Clark County Parks & Warrior 360. A contingent of wounded warriors Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5will be competing at the games. 8:45 p.m. Pizza party, fun and games while www.kernstownbattle.org. parents have a night out. Ages 3-12. Kids must Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Jefferson be potty trained. $20. $16 per child for two or County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s more kids. 540/955-5140. Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m. Easter www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Egg Hunt, make craft, and get a picture taken Spring Fling, Jim Barnett Park, War Memorial with Easter Bunny. Children served breakfast; Building’s gymnasium, 1001 E. Cork St., adults may purchase breakfast. Children must be Winchester. 7-9 p.m. Prom-like dance for middle accompanied by an adult. All ages. Doors open school students with DJ. School ID and ticket at 9 a.m. $10 per child, $14 at the door. required. $5, before April 8; $8, at the door. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Museum Opening Day 2017, Various “Piano Battle,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, museums in Frederick (MD) city and county. 10 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. 301/600a.m.-4 p.m. Participating museums and historic 2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. sites offer complimentary entry along with Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert, The special programs. 301/600-2743. Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., www.visitfrederick.org. Hagerstown. 8 p.m. “The Best of the Eagles.” Military Child Appreciation Day, Discovery Featuring “Jeans ‘n Classics.” Admission. Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 10 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. a.m.-4 p.m. Bag giveaway to the Maryland , 9 & 15 Walkersville Southern National Guard Child & Youth Program Railroad Bunny Trains, 34 W. Pennsylvania participants and information handouts for the Ave., Walkersville, MD. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. service members. Admission fees to Discovery Visit with the Bunny on the train. Each child Station waived. 301/790-0076. receives an Easter gift. Enjoy juice and Uncle www.discoverystation.org. Ralph’s cookies in the museum after your ride. Kids Let’s Cook, Ballenger Creek Community $15, adults, $14, seniors; $12, ages 1-12. Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. Reservations required. 301/898-0899. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12; 2-4 p.m., www.wsrr.org. ages 5-7. $34. 301/600-2936. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, C. Burr Artz www.recreater.com. Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, Clark County 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. Berryville, VA. 11 a.m., ages 1-2; 11:20 a.m., 301/600-1630. ages 3-4; 11:40 a.m., ages 5-7. Bring a basket to Wee Naturalists: Chickens Aren’t the hold all the eggs. Bring a camera for pictures Only Ones, Yankauer Nature Preserve, with the Easter Bunny. $3. 540/955-5140. Shepherdstown. 9:30-11 a.m. Egg hunt after www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. reading the book. Pre-registration required. $5 Easter Story Time with Egg Dying, child/adult partner. No extra charge for add’l Smithsburg (MD) Library, 66 E. Water St. 11:30 child under 2. www.potomacaudubon.org.

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Playgroup Monday, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-12 noon. Unstructured free play throughout the Manor house at a special rate. Bring your playgroup and friends. Ages 2+. $2 per child. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Cooking for Teens, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 6:30-8:30 p.m., ages 13-16. $34. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. to 14 Spring Break Day Camp, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $25. For children in grades K-5. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Family Tunes and Tales: Kids Go Classic Concert with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Urbana Regional Library, Anthony M. Natelli Community Room, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Music masterpieces come to life in this narrated concert. Musical instrument petting zoo. Grades K-5. 301/600-7000. Full Moon Walk, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 8 p.m. Meet outside Blandy Library. Reservations required. $10, members; $12, nonmembers; $20, member & alumni family; $25, nonmember family. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. & 25 Nature Pals, Nature Center at Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 9:45-10:30 a.m. For ages less than 4 years and a parent. “Rascally Reptiles” (4/11) and “First Flight” (4/25). $8 for parent/child pair. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Frederick County’s only non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school for children in Preschool through 8th grade. Tour the campus, complete an application, schedule a Shadow Day and Assessment, and more. RSVP to 301/6959320, x12. www.BannerSchool.org.

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Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-12 noon. Gently used clothing, toys and accessories. Free admission. www.kidscloset.biz. Let’s Move: Bouncing Bunnies, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-11 a.m. Explore the park and learn about some animal friends and their favorite foods and exercise like bouncing bunnies. Ages 2-3. $4 per child. Pre-registration recommended. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com.

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p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday’s kick-off event is “Beer, Burgers & Bluegrass.” Fun, family event celebrates everything BBQ. Local beer and wine, BBQ competitions (professional, backyard & kids), bluegrass music. Benefits local non-profits. $8, at the gate for Fri. kick-off party; $10, general admission Sat.; $28, VIP admission Sat.; free, kids ages 12 & under. www.InterstateBBQFestival.com. , 17 & 18 Paws for Reading, Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 1 p.m. Come read a book to a patient therapy dog. Designed for children who are just beginning to read or those needing additional practice reading. 540/662-9041, x21.

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Easter Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt, 15 Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 8 a.m. Breakfast served.

Family photo opportunities, face painting, and crafts. Egg hunt follows breakfast. Fee. 301/865-6800. www.adventureparkusa.com. Babes in the Woods, Nature Center at Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 9-10 a.m. For a parent and a child under 4. $5 for pair. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Easter Egg Roll, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring a basket to enjoy Easter Bunny, games, face painting, inflatables, animals, pony & hay rides, egg rolls and more. $5. Ages 2 & up. Pre-registration suggested. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Annual Fun Fly 2017, Renfrew Park (meadow), 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free kite flying with expert flying help from Kite Masters. Bring your own kite. Build a Kite workshop 12 noon-1:30 p.m. $1 materials donation. All ages. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Stories ALIVE, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 a.m. Local authors and storytellers share their favorite tales. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. “Junior Monarch Alliance,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Monthly programs to encourage monarch conservation. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Egg-citement at Westview! Westview Promenade, 5243 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hunt for candy and toys. Easter Bunny will be available for selfies. 443/6138709. www.visitfrederick.org. & 18 Garden Explorers, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Ages 4 & up can explore Glen Burnie Gardens and engage in a fun garden-related activity. www.themsv.org.

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Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-6329. Kinder Konzert, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. The Smithsburg Orchestra performs free concerts for preschool children. 301/7974000. www.marylandsymphony.org. Pokemania Workshop, Walkersville (MD) Rec Center, Walkersville Elementary, 83 Frederick St. 1-4 p.m. Ages 5-13. Students build and explore the world of Pokemon. $44. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Bill Nye,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Emmy Award-

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Main St. 10:30-11:45 a.m. New art project and technique explored each week. All materials provided. Ages 6-10. $45 for 4-week session. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net Bird Walk, Murphy Farm, Harper’s Ferry National Park. 710 a.m. Meet at Park’s main Visitor’s Center. Free. 304/535-1528. www.potomacaudubon.org. Spring Bird Walk, Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown. 8-10 a.m. Free. 240/291-6465. Register at www.hagerstownmd.org/birdwalks. www.potomacaudubon.org. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day. Children given the opportunity to envision their futures. 800/6767780. www.daughtersandsonstowork.org. CVSM Cumberbunds Concert, Thomson Alumnae Chapel Wilson College Campus, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. 7-8 p.m. Free. www.cvsmusic.org. to 30 18th Century Market Fair, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers with encampment. Admisson fee. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info.

Earth Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam

tournament, wine fest, contests, dance, celebrities, midway, and more. www.thebloom.com. Kennedy Krieger’s Roar for Kids, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Fundraiser to feature a 5K run, fun walk and family festival. 443/923-7300. www.ROARforKids.KennedyKrieger.org. Around the Mount Triathlon, Adult and Youth 5K and Youth Fun Run, Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. 8 a.m.-12 noon. All levels. Fee. 301/447-5362. Fishing Rodeo, Gambrill State Park, 8002 Gambrill Park Rd., Frederick. 9 a.m. Anglers 15 years old & under are invited to fish. All participants must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing tackle and bait. Limited to first 35 registered participants. Fee. 301/293-4170. www.visitfrederick.org. Recycle/Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. “Superhero Training Day,” Walkersville (MD) Rec Center, Walkersville Elementary, 83 Frederick St. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Testing ability levels at skill stations featuring special talents of popular superheroes. Ages 3-7. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 28th Annual Children’s Festival, Baker Park Bandshell area, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free event for young children and their families. Hands-on activities and entertainment while parents learn more about local early childhood programs and services. 301/662-4549. Baking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12; 2-4 p.m., ages 5-7. $34. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2017, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Environmental exhibits, music, student clothesline display, food stand, and drum circle. Free admission. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Family Movie, Boonsboro (MD) Branch of the Washington County Library, 401 Potomac St. 11:30 a.m. “Storks.” Rated PG. 301/4325723. www.washcolibrary.org. “Geyser Explosion,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Find out why Mentos turn ordinary bottle of diet soda into geysers of fun. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Paint Night, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6-8 p.m. “Window Flower Box.” Children over age 10 may register if painting alongside a parent registered. $38. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (PA) University. 7:30 p.m. $23-$37. www.luhrscenter.com. & 30 Spring Festival, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibits, hayrides, animals, food, crafts, children’s hands-on crafts, games & family activities. Carriage museum. Tractor Pull on Sat. Fees for food, hayrides, crafts, games and manor house. 301/600-1650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. to June 4 “Hansel and Gretel,” Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free admission for children under age 2. 304/258-4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com. Bird Walk, C&O Canal towpath in Williamsport (MD) area. 8-10 a.m. Meet at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin. Free. 240/291-6465. www.potomacaudubon.org. Pinhole Photography Day, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. 1-5 p.m. 301/7395727. www.wcmfa.org. –CG

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National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD. 8 a.m. Meet at Burnside Bridge parking area. Children welcome. Registration encouraged. Free. 240/291-6465. www.potomacaudubon.org. Walk MS Winchester, Clearbrook Park, 3300 Martinsburg Pike, Frederick, VA. 9:30 a.m. 804/591-3031. Saturday Morning Story Time – George Washington, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. History of a famous American with a story, history and art activities. Ages 2-4. $5. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Earth Day Litter Walk, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 10 a.m. All ages. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Learn to Ride, Jefferson County Community Center, rear parking lot, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m.12 noon. JCPRC staff will be outside to help your child learn to ride a bike. Ages 4-10. $18. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Nature Fest, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day with familyfriendly activities. Free. 301/600-2051. www.recreater.com. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. “Earth Day Story Time,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Special story time for Earth Day. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” www.BridgeofLife.org. Astronomy for Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 7:30-11 p.m. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566.

Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 22 Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 9

to May 7 Washington County Public School Art

a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Annual exhibition showcases the outstanding artwork of children in grades K - 5. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Spring Wildflower and Nature Walk, Yankauer Nature Preserve, Shepherdstown. 1-3 p.m. Pre-registration requested. Free. 703/303-1026. www.potomacaudubon.org. Concert, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 2:30 p.m. 301/7395727. www.wcmfa.org. Family Tunes and Tales: Kids Go Classic Concert with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6:30-7:15 p.m. 301/600-1630. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Library Olympic-style challenges, games, and a raffle. 301/600-7625. “Earth, Moon & Sun,” William M. Brish Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Admission. 301/766-2898. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Middletown (MD) Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/371-7560. “Dynamic Earth,” William M. Brish Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. 7-8 p.m. Planetarium show. Intended for general audiences. $3, adults; $2, children & students; free, senior citizens with WCPS Gold Card; $10, maximum family cost. 301/766-2898.

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Authentic Community Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 The Banner School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 & 38

Children’s Tree House WOW Adventure Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Cluggy’s Family Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Dance Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Discovery Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Educare Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Faith Christian Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Frederick Pediatric Dental Associates . . . . . . . .4

Frederick Pediatric Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 HCC Children’s Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . .13 HCC College for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Jefferson Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Kids Closet Connection Sale Jefferson County, WV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Kids First Swim Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Kids World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

The Light of the Child Montessori School . . . .13 Moms in Motion . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover

Muscular Skeletal Therapies, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .15 Jeffrey Pearlman, D.D.S. & Melanie Newman, D.D.S, Children’s Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

The Pediatric Center of Frederick . . . . . . . . . . .12 Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover

ProDesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Providing Relief for Autistic Youth . . . . . . . . . . .31 Rocky Knoll School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 & 40

Saint John Regional Catholic School . . . . . . . . .3 Saint Joseph School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Scott McDaniel, Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum . . . . . .21

Shepherdstown School of Dance . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Shepherd University Music Preparatory Division – Summer Programs . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Smile Frederick Orthodontics . . . . . . .Back Cover

Toothman Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Trinity Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Two Times Around Consignment Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

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Authentic Community Theatre’s Summer Camps, Hagerstown. Visual and performing

arts camps for ages 5-18. Art in the Woods is offered July 10-14 or July 17-21, 9 am-4 pm, for students entering grades K-8. This camp is full of hands-on activities and art projects taught by professional and local artists. Artist Showcase at the end of each week. Performing Arts Academy is offered July 24-28, 9 am-4 pm, for students entering grades 1-12 and graduating seniors. Performance July 29 at 2 p.m. Students prepare scenes, songs, and dance, all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography. $200 per week. info@actforall.org. 301/491-7228. www.actforall.org. See ad on page 39.

The Banner School Summer Discovery Camp, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. Weeklong, themed half- or full-day camp sessions beginning June 5 through September 1 for children in preschool through 8th grade. Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp for ages 3-14. Morning camp (9 am-1 pm), afternoon camp (12 noon-4 pm), or full day camp (9 am-4 pm). Extended care and drop-in extended care offered for a fee. Preschool camp is either morning or full day. Themes include: Allergy-free cooking, art, baseball, basketball, black light glow theatre, ceramics, Chinese, circus theater, digital photography, Civil War history, cupcake wars, engineering, extreme sports, fencing, guitar, horseback riding, volleyball, Maryland & Bay, Pokemon, running, science, space exploration, sharks, Kimnastics, and many more. 301/6959320. www.bannerschool.org/Programs. See ad on this page. Dance Unlimited Summer Camps, Dance Unlimited 244 S. Jefferson St., Frederick. Mini dance camps, camp intensives, and musical theatre workshops. Ages 4-18. Themes include: Barbie & Princess dance camps, Flips & Fun camp, Technique workshop, Musical Theatre workshops: Snow White, A Fun Fairy Tale Fiasco, Aladdin Jr.; and more. Special multi-camp discount. 301/662-3722. www.danceunlimitedfrederick.com. See ad on page 9.

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SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS: Art in the Woods (for grades K-8)

Performing Arts Academy (for grades 1-12)

Utilizing the arts to create a better community!

Fun, educational camps in the Visual Arts and Performing Arts during July Check website for details, pricing, and schedule

ACTing Voice Art Dance Community Theatre Summer Programs Storytelling

Our actors use music, costumes, and an original, interactive performance to spark imagination and inspire children of all ages!

www.actforall.org 301-491-7228

Educare Learning Center Summer Program, 2538 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson. Endless Nature. Summer sessions complement the school year by encouraging indepth exploration of the natural world and creative endeavors. Kids move all summer long. Outdoor water play, nature hikes on 16 wooded acres, and family gatherings. 301/834-9007. educare@educatewithcare.com. www.educatewithcare.com. See ad on page 13.

STORYTELLING: 

Free storytelling in local parks and libraries this June & July!

Full schedule on our website

ATTENTION SUMMER

CAMPS! Submit your FREE listing!

Child Guide invites you to submit information for Summer Camps & Programs in our May/June issue. Include: • Name of camp • Location, including street address •Dates/times • Ages • Brief description • Cost • Registration/contact. Email to camps@childguidemagazine.com by March 24. Advertise for additional exposure! Call 301-665-2817 for rates.

HCC College for Kids, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown. Summer enrichment program for grades 2 to 10 for over 30 years. Offering seven weeks of adventures starting June 19. Robotics, phone app design, game programming, photography, crime scene detectives, theatre, discovery science courses, and much more. Before and after care available. Schedules and costs vary by theme and week. Early registration discount through March 31. 240/500-2236. www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids. See ad on this page.

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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Summer Camps, 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. June 5-Aug. 18. Children, from preschool to eighth grade, can leap into art, science and crafts this summer with hands-on exploration of the amazing world we live in. Extended hours available. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. See ad on page 21. www.childguidemagazine.com

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The Children’s Tree House In Shepherdstown, WV

Where we dig for answers, cultivate learning and harvest new ideas!

W.O.W. (Wild Outdoor Wonders) Adventure Camp

Ages 5-12 years Hours Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (with wrap around care options)

Our camp is located on the 500+ acre campus of The National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. Within the facility we have professional wildlife, aquatic, and environmental experts that will be working with the campers. We provide the campers with hands on STEM and environmental related experiences that will intrigue their interest, better understand, and become one with nature. Our campers are outside 90% of their day hiking, investigating, creating, connecting with nature and our environment. Our themes for the summer of 2017 will include, science experiments, animal studies, space, nature art, aquatic wildlife and fort building just to name a few.

For more information contact Nickie at nickie@childrenstreehouse.org ATTENTION SUMMER

CAMPS! Submit your FREE listing!

Child Guide invites you to submit information for Summer Camps & Programs in May/June issue. Include: • Name of camp • Location, including street address •Dates/times • Ages • Brief description • Cost • Registration/contact. Email to camps@childguidemagazine.com by March 24. Interested in Advertising for additional exposure? Call 301-665-2817 for rates.

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Children’s Tree House Wild Outdoor Wonders (W.O.W.) Adventure Camp, located on 500+ acre campus of The National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown. June 12-August 18, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm. Wrap-around care optional. Ages 5-12. Professional wildlife, aquatic, and environmental experts coach and challenge campers. Hands-on STEM and environmental experiences. Campers spend 90% of their day outdoors hiking, investigating, creating, and connecting with nature. W.O.W. Adventure Camp themes: science experiments, animal studies, space, nature art, aquatic wildlife & more. $160 per week, $25 registration

Summer Daycare Program Accepting ages 3-8

June 5-July 28 Call 304.263.9894 for information and to register. Rocky Knoll School is a private Christian school located just off I-81 Exit 12.

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fee, $50 before and after care. For info, contact Nickie at nickie@childrenstreehouse.org. www.childrenstreehouse.org. See ad on this page. Kid’s World Educational Programs, 11507 Winchester Ave., Bunker Hill. Summer programs designed for children ages 412. Before/after school care. Now enrolling. Summer weekly theme-camps from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Barnyard Blast, June 1923; Kid’s in the Kitchen, July 10-14; and Wilderness Campout, July 24-28. Friday has a special time depending on add-on feature. $125-$140 per camp. $25 non-refundable deposit fee. Special camp discounts. 304/596-0006. www.kidsworldwv.com. See ad on page 38. Rocky Knoll School Summer Daycare Program, 52 Advent Dr., Martinsburg. June 5-July 28. Private Christian school offering an accredited program of classroom instruction for grades Preschool through the eighth grade through the school year. Accepting ages 3-8 for summer. Call for info and to register. 304/263-9894. www.go2rks.com. See ad on this page. Shepherd University Music Summer Jazz Camp and String Orchestra Camp, Shepherdstown. June 19-23. Spend a week studying with some of the region’s top musicians. 304/8765248. www.shepherd.edu/music/preparatory-program. See ad on this page. Shepherdstown School of Dance, 400 S. Princess St., Shepherdstown. July 5-9 from 5-7 p.m., summer jump-start; July 10-14 and July 17-21 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., one or two week summer intensive; July 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m., one or two week junior intensive. Summer sessions designed to maximize each student’s progress through study of technique, alignment, artistry, and expression. 304/886-8398. www.shepherdstownschoolofdance.com. See ad on page 9.

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