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After-School Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts
Dear Teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Helping children adjust to earlier bedtime for school Time to definie ADD and ADHA
Suzanne Hovermale Malia Jacobson Sarah Lyons
Angela Royse Pelleman
Fall Fun – Corn Mazes . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Follow My Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Land of Little Horses
Heads Up Calendar of Events . . . . .18
Living Healthier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 The skinny on school lunches Mid-Year Elementary School Blues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 How to keep kids motivated the entire year
Positively Building Your Child’s Character Traits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Curiosity
Especially Sleepy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Sounder Sleep for Children with Special Needs
Special Needs Resources . . . . .14, 16
Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Special Needs Resources . . . . .14, 16
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Land of Little Horses abriel and I had first visited Land of Little Horses when he was two years old. Back then, I did not realize that coming face-to-face with a free-roaming horse that was as tall as he would scare him half to death. Now that Gabriel has turned eight, I thought it might be a better age to repeat the visit. At less than an hour away from Hagerstown in Gettysburg, PA, and on a day with perfect weather, it seemed like a good outing. The tickets are purchased in the gift shop, which, for me, posed a challenge in entering the park. Gabriel was busy telling me what he would like for me to buy him before we had even completed the adventure. I reiterated the rule of “I’m not serving as your pack mule all day,” and told him we could think about picking out something before we left. As we exited the ticket area to make our way to the arena for the 12:30 show, we were greeted by several dogs; the very gentle, older roaming horses; and an alpaca. Gabriel had a souvenir cup of food to feed the animals, as outside food could sicken them, and the horses quickly identified their mark. While
Gabriel was not scared of a single horse approaching him, when multiple little horses started to follow him, he became a smidge apprehensive. He started running in the opposite direction yelling, “Help!” at me while being trailed by little horses, all hoping he would scatter some treats in their direction. This was followed by him shouting, “Stop laughing!” “Come on, Gabriel; they aren’t attack horses,” I said as I ended up taking the food cup and distracting them while he made his getaway. Eventually, Gabriel decided he was only feeding animals in stalls, and he would either scatter the food into their hay or food dish, or he would put the cup up to the animals’ noses so they could just graze freely from the cup. I saw him make one alpaca pretty happy by letting him have at it. After, we visited with a few of the horses, it was time for the show, so we found seats in the arena. The show began with a pig that played the piano and some dogs performing tricks. Then, the lights dimmed, and we were informed that we would get the rare sight of the mythical creature that visits from the hills of Adams County, the unicorn! Gabriel was www.childguidemagazine.com
pretty excited to see a unicorn stroll through the arena, and shouted, “I didn’t know they were real!” That was a tough act to follow, but Land of Little Horses puts on a very fun show where animals attempt a variety of stunts. The dogs jumped through hoops, while the horses posed, waved at us, and ran around the arena and over jumps. Goats walked forward and backward on rolling barrels, and the show ended featuring “the horse with the human brain,” which meant he was able to add, subtract, multiply, or divide randomly selected numbers. We left the arena to visit and continue feeding other animals. A large variety of animals live on site including rabbits, chickens, cats, cows, donkeys, goats, full-sized horses, turkeys, and even peacocks. The peacock kept yelping and spreading his large tail, so he had quite the crowd around his cage. We followed the trail past the playground equipment, where Gabriel spent time sliding and pretending to be a pirate, to the western town and picnic area. While we did not try it, you can purchase a mining kit in the little refreshment shop and pan for gold. Children can also borrow costumes and enact a play on a stage in this area, and they can visit a little church and play the piano. There is also a jail where I shut Gabriel up for his many devious crimes against humanity. I am not sure what is so appealing about pretending to be a bad guy in jail, but he made two little friends who were anxious to be locked up and make sad faces with him. We left the old west to follow a path through another area of animals and visited with many more sheep, goats,
and emus along the way. The trail led to the cafeteria where we were able to stop for a snack and cool down for a minute. Throughout the course of the afternoon, the staff announced other animal demonstrations and the opportunity for children to wash and brush some of the horses. Instead of participating in those, Gabriel preferred to run wild and burn off energy pedaling the mini-tractors, sailing as a pirate on the playground equipment again, gobbling at the turkeys, and spending more time with the roaming dogs and horses. Every once in a while, a horse would optimistically wander over looking for treats, but once Gabriel was out of horse chow and we hid his cup, they would simply back off and look for another unsuspecting little person with a treat cup. We stayed until the employees released all of the horses into the fields for the night, and then we returned to the gift shop to exit the park. I actually do not mind purchasing items at these types of places because it supports the work they do, and I really feel Land of Little Horses is a very family-friendly adventure offering a certain charm for the young at heart. And at 46 years in business, many other people must agree. Gabriel, in particular, was excited to recount every bit of his adventure to his grandparents later that evening. Jeanne-Marie Williams is an analyst and a single mom who delights in homeschooling her son and taking him on adventures. She has too many hobbies and too little free time. She particularly enjoys finding humor in every day life and serving as her family's historian.
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Fall Fun – Corn Mazes STORY AND PHOTOS BY ANGELA PELLEMAN
Lost in the Corn… A-MAZE-ING Fun!
BY ANGELA ROYSE PELLEMAN It’s ok to be corny! After all, fall is time for hay bales, pumpkins, and… corn mazes! You’ll be aMAZEd at just how much fun it is to get lost in the cornfield. How does it work?
THE MAZE: Local farmers
Abby and her dad heading into the corn maze.
have created mazes by cutting down rows of cornstalks in acres of corn. Can you make your way back out, once inside? Sometimes, you’re handed a paper with clues. The clues contain questions, which must be answered correctly. The answers reveal which path should be taken, when you reach a “fork in the road” within the maze. Usually, there are a two “easy” mazes, along with a couple more “challenging” mazes to complete. The object is to finish by reaching the exit. Expect to be inside the maze for approximately 30 minutes to an hour. www.childguidemagazine.com
air. Don’t get caught in the dark without a flashlight, as some mazes are open after dark! Wear comfortable close-toed shoes to protect your feet from bug bites, cuts, and dust or mud from the field. •Family and friends! A corn maze is soooo much more fun with a crowd! There are more games, laughs, and memories to be made!
Angela Pelleman and her daughter Abby having fun in the corn.
Ways to Play:
•Start out easy. Then attempt a more difficult challenge.
•Play with, or without clues. •Race a friend: Each friend takes a different entrance through an equally challenging maze. Be the first to exit! •Play teams (my favorite): Solve clues together, agreeing as a group which paths to take. No splitting up! •Beat your time alone, or as a group. Do this by taking the same path, or trying a new one.
What to Bring:
•Cash – Payment at the entrance, usually covers everything at the farm. Drinks and snacks will be extra; or bring your own in a bag. •Camera and compass –The cornfield is a natural, beautiful backdrop for fun photos of kids peeking through the cornstalks, and friends laughing when they get lost! Show children how to use a compass. •Water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen – Surprisingly, it heats up quickly in a cornfield on a bright fall day. Kids love running through the cornfield, so keep them hydrated. •Sweatshirt, flashlight, comfy shoes – Fall means shorter days. The sun sets quickly, causing a chill in the www.childguidemagazine.com
Cheats: Who me? Don’t cheat on friends, but if you really lose your way, here are some options: •Platforms – If available, you can climb the ladder to the top, look around, and get your bearings. •Use your ears and your compass. Listen for noise. Most activity is near the entrance/exit of the maze. Check your compass, and find north before heading into the maze. •Follow someone who has already navigated the maze! •Call out your friends’ names. Catch up when you discover them ahead of you, when originally they were behind! •Go backwards by starting at the exit instead. And, though it’s also tempting to crash through the corn, it ruins the stalks and creates false pathways, so as a cheat it’s not recommended! Corn mazes are contagiously joyful for both young and old! Babies can be pushed in strollers. Little kids can see above the corn when they hitch a ride on a parent’s shoulders! Teens enjoy going with groups of friends. Have a good
Abby playing in the corn at Wayside Farm. laugh, when you realize you’re stuck in the middle of the maze… again! The colors are brighter, days are cooler, and happy holidays are lying ahead. The joy of a corn maze will not disappoint you! Happy Fall, Ya’ll!
Editor’s Note: Check our Heads Up Calendar of Events, starting on page 18, listing fall dates and events for local corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Angela Royse Pelleman lives in the Shenandoah Mountains with her husband, twin teenage sons, and younger daughter. A certified teacher, she has over 20 years experience teaching children and providing support to parents. Subscribe to her blog, “The Silver Lining,” at Angelaslittleattic.com. Receive daily encouragement on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/angelaslittleattic.
Programs in Hagerstown/Washington Co., MD
Mr. Jimmy’s White Tiger Martial Arts, 1123 Maryland Ave. 301- 790-1123 • www.whitetigerkarate.webs.com Premier Martial Arts, 13338 Pennsylvania Ave. 301-733-8886 www.premiermartialartshagerstown.com Girls Inc. of Washington County, 626 Washington Ave. 301-733-5430 • www.girlsinc-md.org Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, 805 Pennsylvania Ave. 301-733-5422 • www.bgcwc.com Fun and Learning Center, 13510 Corello Dr. 301-797-5026 Bright Eyes Child Care, 1145 Omega Dr. 240-347-4990 • www.brighteyeschildcare.com The Healing and Learning Center, 911 Pennsylvania Ave. 607-732-9911 • www.healinglearningcenter.com Hagerstown Day Nursery, 102 E. Washington St. 301-739-5339 • www.childcarecenter.us
Contact your local Board of Education for programs in your county:
Washington County Public Schools 301/766-2800 • www.wcpsmd.com Frederick County Public Schools 301/644-5000 • www.fcps.org
PENNSYLVANIA Chambersburg Area School District 717/263-9281 www.chambersburg.k12.pa.us Greencastle Antrim School District 717/597-3226 www.greencastle.k12.pa.us
Winchester Public Schools 540/667-4253 • www.wps.k12.va.us
Frederick County Public Schools 540/662-3888 www.frederick.k12.va.us Clarke County Public Schools 540/955-6100 www.clarke.k12.va.us
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aking a decision about the days your children spends away from you when they are in elementary school in the care of other adults is one of the most important aspects of being a parent. If the parent works, the child is either picked up by relatives after school or could attend an after-school program. Like school, the after-school programs provide your child with continued social time, getting a snack, help with their homework and the chance to play fun, organized games. Many after-school programs are held in the school the child attends, so the kids are taken to either the gym or a spare classroom where there are three teachers present. I have experience working in after-school programs and have gained valuable experience. I work in childcare at the Waynesboro YMCA and have worked in different settings for after school care. The kids looked to us as the other authoritative figures in their lives, and we were there for them if they had a bad day, felt sick, needed homework help or just needed a hug. Zach Horn, director of child care at the Waynesboro YMCA in Waynesboro, Pa., believes after-school programs give the kids an enriching, stimulating and safe environment, while being social, playing games and getting help with their homework. Toys like basketballs are a big hit, along with different games, books, coloring pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, colored paper, doll houses, and other board games and interactive toys. The staff that works the programs are respectful, show good moral character, and most importantly, share a passion for working with youth. Horn adds that parents have mentioned their gratitude that a specific teacher was there for their child or were happy their child was taught something new. Horn is excited about the future of the afterschool programs looking for bigger opportunities for expansion, allowing more kids, plus additional activities like art, science and fitness activities. The staff makes sure kids are signed out when they are picked up by their parents, along with maintaining order, cleaning up, stopping quarrels, calming tears, listening to kid’s music, watching movies, and interacting in a positive, uplifting way. After-school programs raise self-esteem and improve grades along with providing a filling snack and receiving support and guidance from caring adults. For nine months, the teachers saw most of the kids five days in a row, experienced their good and bad sides, celebrated holidays together, said goodbye to the fall weather, experienced the first snow and smiled at the new spring. New beginnings in the new school year meant nervous and excited kindergarteners would arrive, while the fifth graders joyously celebrated their last year in elementary school. Then, at the end of the year, goodbyes were said to the fifth graders and the younger ones knew we would see them in a few months. Of all the jobs I’ve had, working with kids is the best and most fulfilling.
Beth Vollmer lives in Hagerstown, with her two-year-old son, Micah. Beth is passionate about writing, photography, animals, nutrition and exercise.
Living Healthier BY
S HARON Z OUMBARIS
The skinny on school lunches
ow that students are started a new school year, district administrators across the country are continuing to improve everything from the curriculum to the school lunch. Nutritional changes run the gamut from removing soda and candy machines in high schools, adding more fruit and vegetables on elementary school menus to installing a salad bar in the middle school cafeteria. Research now shows students who purchase food at school are reaping the benefits of these changes. It is clear school food service programs are working hard to improve the nutritional quality of breakfast and lunch choices, but what about the students who bring lunch from home? Surprisingly, more youngsters are now packers as the percentage of children who eat a school lunch has dropped significantly since the 1970s. Studies also show that since school lunches follow stricter nutritional guidelines, food from home is often higher in fat and sodium and contains fewer nutrients overall than the school choices. At the same time, the number of families eating dinners prepared outside the home, often from fast food restaurants, is increasing. Knowing that more people are eating fast food and processed foods, what can parents do to improve their children’s eating habits? First, when eating out choose lower fat items like grilled chicken over fried chicken, or a salad instead of fries. If you make unhealthy choices, your children will simply follow your lead. So when it comes to packing a lunch, have your child involved in the process since they are more likely to eat something they chose. Just like when you eat out, pick fresh rather than processed choices. Try adding fruits or whole grain foods rather than cookies, chips or other high fat foods. If the whole family sees this as a lifestyle choice, everyone benefits by learning more healthy eating habits. A steady diet of fast food creates a taste for the high fat, high salt hamburgers and fries, so change will take time. Success comes by asking all family members to try new foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Think of it as an adventure, not a punishment. Remember when shopping for ingredients, read labels and look at fat and calorie numbers. Be aware of what is in the foods you purchase. Look for nutritional information when eating out as well. Several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, now display calories on their menus. Margo Wootan with the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C. is a strong advocate of calorie labeling as a way to educate people. She said, “If you have a pecan pastry with 740 calories, it is more than the calories in a Big Mac.” She emphasizes knowing those numbers can make a difference in the choices you make for yourself and your family. Wootan has been at the forefront of the effort to require calorie labeling at fast food and other chain restaurants and also supported efforts to improve school foods and to drastically reduce the advertising of junk food aimed at children.
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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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Positively Building Your Child’s Character Traits:
Our beautiful children are created with wonderful traits. Society tends to view certain character traits in a negative light. With good intentions, parents sometimes try to get rid of these traits. Shyness, bossiness, stubbornness, and pickiness can be frustrating. But, the silver lining is that these traits are actually good, and they also have the potential to be even better! Parents building upon these traits can help their children gain confidence, and keep these traits from clouding their child’s character.
My child is : All kids are naturally curious. Curiosity is how they learn about the world around them. Adults are curious too, but with
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experience, have learned to tread more carefully. We don’t want to squelch our children’s curiosity, yet we want them to be safe while exploring and questioning. Children should be curious and interested in the world around them. But what happens when children ask so many questions you feel your head might explode? What if they ask an inappropriate question within earshot of someone else? How do we help children understand that curiosity can get them into trouble? We teach them boundaries and selfcontrol. Encourage your child’s natural curiosity: Curious kids are simply seeking answers to their questions. If your child lacks interest, be encouraging by asking some questions of your own. For example: “Look at that rainbow! How many colors do you see? Do you know how many colors are in a rainbow? Can you tell me the order of the colors?” Pay attention to your child’s focus. Does your child seem more interested in the rainbow from an art perspective or a science perspective? When they contribute knowledge, let them know you are proud of them. If you don’t know all the answers, be honest, and tell them you don’t know. Let your child know that you can both find out together by: going on an adventure, doing an experiment, or looking up the answers on the Internet. Help meet the needs of your curious child: Purchase an inexpensive “Curious Question Journal” for your child. Have kids write down their questions, so they won’t forget them. Then, you can answer them at a more convenient time. Very young children can draw pictures, or even record questions on a simple electronic device. Set aside a special time during the day when you can give your children your undivided attention to answer questions. Go to the library and check out books about their interests. They may find answers in the books. Look up information together on the Internet. This keeps your children safe, and it gives you quality time together. Teach boundaries for curiosity to keep your children safe: Teach your child to be sensitive when asking questions. If it’s about someone else, tell your child to whisper the question into your ear, instead of out loud; or, to wait for a more convenient time to ask. When children see different kinds of people, in different situations, they naturally have questions. Let them know it’s okay to ask, but that it’s disrespectful to point at people or talk about them out loud. Also, teach your child the boundaries of when curiosity needs to come to a stop. Not every subject is for children. Teach your child about dangerous situations, and that they should not interact with strangers. Teach your child the power of NO. Teach children to never ask (or answer) questions from people they don’t know. Be part of the curious learning, while enjoying quality time with your children! Does your child have questions about tools? Buy a simple tool kit, and build a tiny birdhouse together. Does your child want non-stop information about animals? Take your child to the zoo. When you take an interest in the things that interest your child, your bond grows even stronger. On the flip side, if your child shows a lack of interest in things previously enjoyed, or shows no curiosity at all, it should be addressed. A Christian counselor and a pediatrician can you to figure out if your child is struggling with depression or any learning disabilities. Though some children will definitely be more curious than others, children with a happy, healthy outlook will feel free to ask questions and take a good look at the world around them. Try to be patient as they pepper you with questions, knowing you are helping to them to develop into intelligent, confident adults. Angela Pelleman is an author and homeschooling mom. She has over 20 years experience as a certified teacher. She lives in the Shenandoah Mountains with her: husband, twin teenage sons, and younger daughter. You can subscribe to her blog, “The Silver Lining,” at Angelaslittleattic.com and join her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/angelaslittleattic.
Mid-Year Elementary School Blues:
How to Keep Kids Motivated the Entire School Year BY SARAH LYONS
Packing lunches, doing nightly homework, studying for spelling tests, and scrambling about during the morning rush; the thrill of a new school year has worn off and kids start to drag their feet a little more on school mornings as they return for the start of the second semester. How do you keep kids motivated to finish out the last months of the school year strong?
It’s important to let your child know you have high expectations for them throughout the year, not just first semester. Work with your child to set goals for success and reward them for meeting their goals. Some kids may need an academic goal, while others need goals such as no tardies for the quarter or turning all assignments in on time. Communicate with your child’s teacher to come up with some beneficial goals for your child. Rewards could include a special outing as a family, going out for ice cream, picking out a special toy, or extra screen time.
As parents who are tired of packing lunches and reminding children to put their shoes on for the fifth time in one morning, it can be hard to stay positive. However, a positive attitude can go a long way for both parents and kids. Focus on the excitement of learning, seeing friends, and upcoming events to encourage your child that school is still as fun as it was back in August. Your positive attitude will become contagious and your child will start to get excited about school again too.
Show an interest
One thing that can have a huge impact on your child’s excitement about school is their parents’ interest. When your child returns home from school ask him about his day, his friends, and the highs and lows of the day. Listen attentively and ask questions. When it is homework time, be available to help and answer questions. When parents are excited and interested in the goings on at school, kids will be too.
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school friends. Parents can also get involved at the school to break up the mid-year blues. When kids see their parents working at the school, it shows them that you value their time there. Check with your school to see what volunteer opportunities are available.
Continue healthy habits
Encourage your child to get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and focus on good study habits. An afterschool routine to complete homework and chores will help your child fall back into the school schedule after winter break. Set aside time for free time as well. Host a play date, have a movie night, go to the park if weather allows, and schedule time for fun and relaxation so kids don’t get too bored with their routine. If the mid-year blues are still getting to your child, don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to discuss a plan to get your child back on track. Soon enough the days will begin to get longer, the temperatures warmer, and school will be out for summer once again.
Sarah Lyons of Kansas has had articles published in over 90 parenting magazines.
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Kaleidoscope Family Solution, Inc. – providing services in PA and MD 600 North Bell Ave, Bldg. 2, Suite 240, Carnegie, PA 15106 • 412-506-8030 10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 230, Columbia, MD 21044 • 267 295-2222 www.kfamilysolutions.org 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 Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc. (see ad at right) Washington County, MD • 240-675-5038 • Find us on FB • www.facebook.com/PRAY.in.Western.MD 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
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
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 Ave., 2nd Flr, 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
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Sounder Sleep for Children with Special Needs By Malia JacoBson
arenting a child with special needs presents a
Pmyriad of unexpected challenges and joys. one that many parents don't expect is a significant and stubborn lack of shut-eye that persists long past the newborn days. children with special needs often face significant sleep challenges, a draining double-whammy that leaves millions of parents and children exhausted. The national association of school Psychologists reports that as many as 30 percent of children may have a sleep disorder, but rates are much higher among children with special needs.
Recent studies published in Pediatrics link childhood snoring and sleep apnea, or “sleep disordered breathing,” (sBD) to behavioral problems and an increased need for special education. in fact, sBD is strongly associated with conditions like Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. What’s more, sleep problems can be especially devastating to children with special needs, because the resulting sleep deprivation can worsen the symptoms of their existing medical or
behavioral problems, says Carole L. Marcus, M.D., director CHOP Sleep Center in Philadelphia.
Night Rumbles: snoring and sleep apnea
Most children snore once in a while, and 10 percent snore most nights. But these nighttime noises shouldn’t be dismissed as “normal:” researchers now believe that snoring is on the same spectrum as sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing that cause brief awakenings. Left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to behavioral problems and learning difficulties, even hyperactivity. A study by the American College of Chest Physicians found that children who snored loudly were twice as likely to have learning impairment. The potential impact is so severe that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children who snore be screened for sleep apnea, says Robert Heinle, M.D., of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Sleep Lab in Wilmington, Delaware. Other SDB warning signs include sleeping in strange positions, experiencing night terrors, bedwetting, or perspiring during sleep, says Renee Turchi, M.D., board-certified pediatrician with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
How to help:
The good news: nearly all otherwise-healthy children with sleep apnea respond well to having the tonsils removed, says Marcus. Back-sleeping can exacerbate snoring; regular snorers or those with sleep apnea should choose another position (“back to sleep” is still best for babies, though).
Beyond snoring: sleep and special needs Rates of sleep apnea and other sleep troubles skyrocket for
children with special needs. About two-thirds of children with Down syndrome have sleep apnea, says Marcus; a larger tongue, a small mid-face, and lower muscle tone make these children more prone to SDB and apnea. Children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other conditions associated with low muscle tone also have higher rates of sleep apnea. According to multiple studies, over half of children with Down syndrome ages 7-11 wake during the night, and nearly 40 percent wet the bed. Children with autism can have difficulties with the circadian rhythm, the sleep-wake cycle that governs wakefulness and sleep, driving them to stay up too late, says Marcus. “Our brains regulate sleep, so if the brain is abnormal for any reason, sleep is going to be impacted, too.”
How to help:
Though some special-needs sleep problems are physiological in nature, such as those related to low muscle tone, many are behavioral, such as habitual night wakings, waking too early in the morning, or fighting bedtime. “Often, parents may not set the same bedtime limits for children with special needs that they set for other children,” says Marcus. Defining clear parameters for sleep— including when bedtime occurs, where a child sleeps, and what is an acceptable hour to wake in the morning—and gently yet firmly enforcing these household rules, night after night, can help get sleep on track for children with special needs.
Malia Jacobson is a nationally published health journalist and mom. Her latest book is Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades.
A Beacon of Hope for Individuals, Families and Communities Impacted by Autism
Medications that impact sleep
Some medicines can negatively impact sleep for children with special needs. Talk to your pediatrician if your child experiences sleep problems and takes any of these medicines (do not discontinue a medicine or change dosage without discussing it with your child’s primary-care physician). n Stimulant medication often used to treat ADD/ADHD (methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine) n Corticosteroids (Prednisone and other steroids) n Some cold and allergy medication (ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, Benadryl, Nyquil) n Thyroid medication (levothyroxine)
n Anti-depressants: sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil) and escitalopram (Lexapro)
n Some anti-convulsants (medicine used to treat seizures) n Diuretics
Source: Renee Turchi, M.D., board-certified pediatrician with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia
Special Needs Resources
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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 253013714 • 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 • 888-374-3276 • 240215-0416 • http://bss4md.com The Mental Health Center of Western MD, Inc. 1180 Professional Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301-791-3045 • www.thementalhealthcenter.net
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 • 304-2646092 • 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
1-2-3 Just PLAY With Me. Milestones and Miracles • www.milestonesandmiracles.com • Email email@example.com
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. MartinsburgBerkeley 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
Service Facilitation/Case Management Moms in Motion (see ad on inside front cover) Serving all of Virginia • 844-828-5591 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.MomsInMotion.net
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 midweek and two Saturdays per month at community locations in Greencastle, PA and surrounding areas. We welcome special needs children and teens! Contact Erin Betts: email@example.com, 717/597-7572. www.facebook.com/groups/ 168641103198620/
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
Muscular Skeletal Therapies, Inc. 295 Rock Cliff Dr., Martinsburg, WV 25401-2835 Peter J. Juergensen, NCLMT, CKTP Adam Drake, MS, ACT, LMT Kaela A. Lamon, LMT Vickie L. Bechtol, NCLMT Angela Wethington, LMT Alyssa K. Keener, LMT Samuel Evarts, LMT
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Dear Teacher BY PEGGY GISLER AND MARGE EBERTS
Helping Children Adjust to Earlier Bedtime for School
Question: Is there an easy way to help kids adjust to an earlier bedtime for school? All of us have been staying up until 10 or later. -- Need More Sleep Answer: It definitely takes some adjustment for children to get back into a good sleeping pattern after a summer of late nights! However, parents -- with some pre-planning and getting started a few weeks before school starts -- will be able to ease their children into a great sleep schedule. The National Sleep Foundation gave us these tips to help your children ease themselves into their best school-time sleep schedule: •About two weeks before school starts, work with your children to return to a school-appropriate sleep schedule. Every night, set an incrementally earlier bedtime, and every morning, an incrementally earlier wake-up time. Make sure that when school starts, they'll wake up with the amount of sleep they need for their age group. •Once your child's sleep schedule is established, stick with it! Even on weekends! •Establish a relaxing bedtime routine. Before bedtime, start a “quiet time” to allow your child to unwind. Include relaxing activities, such as a bath and bedtime stories or reading time with older children. •Limit television, video games and other electronic distractions before bedtime. •Avoid big meals close to bedtime. •Avoid caffeinated products. •Maintain a peaceful bedroom environment. The sooner your children readjust to a school-time sleep schedule, the better they will feel during early morning classes.
Time to Define ADD and ADHD
Question: When I was younger, children were diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder). Now my grandson has been diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). What is the difference between ADD and ADHD? -- Clarification Needed Answer: ADHD is now the preferred term for the biologically based neurological condition that was known as ADD until 1987. Before then children were diagnosed as ADD with or without hyperactivity. There are commonly three types of ADHD: (1) Inattentive (easy distractibility) but not hyperactive or impulsive (2) hyperactive-impulsive (both hyperactivity and impulsivity) but not inattentive and (3) combined (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity). Instead of using types of ADHD, some just describe a child's symptoms. It is important to understand that ADHD is still the diagnosis even if a child is not hyperactive or impulsive. Children who have a pronounced inability to pay attention can and do have ADHD and need to get help. A diagnosis of ADHD needs to be made by a trained clinician. Parents should send questions and comments to dearteacher@ dearteacher.com or ask them on the columnists’ website at www.dearteacher.com. ©Compass Syndicate Corporation, 2017 Distributed by King Features Syndicate
Through October 1
A look at what’s happening in the region
Ice Cream Social at Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick. 2 p.m. Choose your ice cream Jim and Fay Powers Music Series, Pen Mar in a cone, dish, or root beer float. Crafts and games Park, 14600 Pen Mar-High Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. available for young and young at heart visitors. Free. Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Entertainment: “The Holders” 301/663-1188. www.visitfrederick.org. (9/3), “George Tindall Combo” (9/10), “Rocky Birely Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, Combo” (9/17), “Détente” (9/24), and “Spectrum” 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “The Boss (10/1). Free. 240/313-2807. Baby.” Popcorn and drinks are provided. 301/739Through October 8 3250, x250. www.washcolibrary.org. “The Art of Life: Celebrating 85 Years of Art Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. “China, Taiwan & Education,” Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Groh Gallery, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Vietnam – Mid-Autumn Festival.” Family-friendly event offers drop-in art activities for all ages. $2 per Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. September First Saturday – Get it Downtown! Downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. & 3 Artillery Weekend, Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. Artillery First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of firing demonstrations at 10 a.m., 12 noon & 2 p.m. Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “Comet’s 9 Lives” by What it was like to serve in the artillery during Civil Jan Brett. Story about adventures in finding a friend, War. 301/662-3515. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. activities and craft. For ages 2-4. $5. Pre-registration Explorer Outpost, Sky Meadows State Park, recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Investigate plants, animals, and history of Free First Friday, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 5-7:30 p.m. farming. 540/592-3566. to 4 Get Into Nature Weekend, Fort Free admission. 540/722-2020. Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., www.discoverymuseum.net. to 4 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., to October 29 Hagerstown Corn 6:05 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. Maze, Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Lexington Legends. Admission. 301/791-6266. Rd., Hagerstown. Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 12 noon-10 www.hagerstownsuns.com. p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-5 p.m. Moonlight mazes on Fri. & 15 Welcome Campfire, Sky Meadows & Sat. nights. 8-acre corn maze and pick-your-own State Park, Campground Amphitheatre, 11012 pumpkin patch. Admission. Proceeds benefit local Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. Faith Based Non-Profits. 301/393-4377. 7-8 p.m. 540/592-3566. www.celebrationfarm.org. , 8, 15, 22 & 29 Dance Party, Thorpewood 10K Run & 5K Trail Walk, Handley Regional Library Auditorium, 100 W. ThorpeWood, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Piccadilly St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m. For toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. 540/662-9041. Thurmont, MD. 9 a.m. Raises money to offset costs of the Frederick Co. YMCA and Head Start to bring www.handleyregional.org. students up to participate in the Equine Assisted & October 6 First Friday Learning Program. Fee. 301/271-2823. Celebration of the Arts, Old Town www.steeplechasers.org. Winchester. 4 p.m. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Adventure Park USA’s Labor Day Cookout, 17th Annual Library of Congress 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Frederick. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. National Book Festival, Washington D.C. Cookout, outdoor rides and attractions, corn hole, Convention Center. Friends of Handley Regional dunk tank and fireworks at dark. Admission. Library sponsoring a bus trip for festival. Call 301/865-6800. 540/662-9041, x31 to reserve your seat. $25 per Fly a Kite at the Winery, Knob Hall Winery, seat. Bus departs the parking lot of Solenbergers, 14108 Saint Paul Rd., Clear Spring, MD. 12 noon-3 832 Berryville Ave., Rt. 7. www.loc.gov/bookfest. p.m. An all ages, fun, free event. 301/842-2777. Summer “SOAR” Bird Walk, Renfew Park, www.knobhallwinery.com. Waynesboro, PA. 7:30-10 a.m. Free and open to Cacapon State Park Homecoming, 818 public. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Cacapon Lodge Dr., Berkeley Springs. 1-5 p.m. Live Maugansville Pride Day, Maugansville (MD) music, games and food. 304/258-1022. Community Center and Park. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. www.berkeleysprings.com. Community picnic includes homemade food, craft & 17 Art in the Park, Berkeley Springs and entertainment. 301/739-6742. (WV) State Park, across the street from the Mount Bleak House Tours, Sky Meadows State Berkeley Springs Farmers Market and shops on Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.- Fairfax St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried monthly outdoor art 4 p.m. 540/592-3566. fair for local and regional artists to show and sell R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry their work. Sculpture, paintings, jewelry, stained and Library at Point of Rocks, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike. fused glass, metal, ceramics, art demos, and much 1 p.m. Children read to Reading Education more. 304/258-6419. Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/874-4560. , 10 & 24 Red Run Park Summer www.fcpl.org. Concerts, Red Run Park, Rt. 16, Rouzerville, “Elephant Toothpaste,” Discovery Station, 101 PA. 1-4 p.m. “The Back Roads Band” (9/3), “MasonW. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Create Dixon” (9/10), and “Mountain Ride” (9/24). Free Volcanic Elephant Toothpaste. 301/790-0076. concert. 717/762-3128. www.washtwp-franklin.org. www.discoverystation.org.
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& October 1 Drum Circle, 42 W. Arts 3 Co-op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 2-4 p.m. Rhythm and fun of a drum circle. No experience
necessary. Bring own drums or use one of the coop’s. www.artsalliancegw.org. Homeschool Adventures: Birding Basics, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 9-11 a.m. Ages 11-13. Pre-registration required. $6. No charge for adults. www.potomacaudubon.org. Homeschool Art Studio, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Grades 5-8. www.themsv.org. The LATCH Circle, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m. Share you joys, listen & encourage others, and celebrate motherhood. Games, giveaways & Nutrition Education Credit. Hosted by WIC Breastfeeding Staff. 540/662-9041. “Meet a Sheriff,” Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 4 p.m. Hear stories read by our very own Winchester City Sheriffs. All ages. Free. 540/662-9041. Auditions for Shepherd Youth Chorus, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. 5 p.m. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music/community. Haiku: An Introduction & Practice, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 7-9 p.m. $10, FOSA members; $12, nonmembers. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. & 16 Handley Library Behind-TheScenes Tour, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Wed., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Free. Reservations helpful. 540/662-9041, x11. , 20 & Oct. 18 Stories and Stuff, McCormac Amphitheater, Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 10 a.m. A story, craft or activity, and fun for you and your little one. Adult must stay with child. Free. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Homeschool Adventures: Creek Critters, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 10-11:30 a.m. Get in the water and learn techniques for catching critters that live in Bull Skin Run. Ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Pre-registration required. $6. No charge for adults. www.potomacaudubon.org. Pooch Plunge, Potterfield Pool, 730 Frederick St., Hagerstown. 6-8 p.m. Support the Humane Society of Washington Co. $5 admission for dogs. Donation for people. 301/733-2599. www.hagerstownmd.org. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30-7 p.m. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. , 14, 21 & 28 Spritzilism, Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. 1-4 p.m. Class uses real botanicals as templates, sprayed watercolor, and choice of colored pencils, watercolor paints and/or pencils, or acrylics to bring out the endless design possibilities from the patterns. $90. Pre-registration required. 304/620-7277. www.berkeleyartswv.org. Fancy’s Fairies and Tales, Jonathan Hager House, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, 110 Key St. 9 a.m. Tours, talks, and tales followed by making a fairy garden. Pre-registration required. Fee. 301/739-8577, x180. www.hagerstownmd.org/hagerhouse.
Let’s Move, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:3010:30 a.m. “Scurrying Squirrels.” Ages 2-3. $5. 301/600-2936. & 22 Movie Nights at the McCormac Amphitheater, Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 8:30 p.m. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” (9/8), “Hotel for Dogs” (9/22). Free. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. to October 31 Fall Fun Festival at Gaver Farm, 5501 Detrick Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Corn maze, farm animals, slides, mini mazes, jumping pillow, hayrides to pick your own pumpkins and apples, Farm Market, and food. Admission. 301/865-3515. Hagerstown Regional Airport 5K, 18434 Showalter Rd., Hagerstown. 8 a.m. Kids 1 mile race begins at 7:30 a.m. Wings & Wheels Expo begins at 9 a.m. Register at www.raceit.com. 240/313-2808. www.washcorecfit.com. Market Street Mile, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick. 8:45 a.m. One mile run down Market Street. Various heats. Race day registration and starting line at YMCA. Fee. 301/600-2844. www.visitfrederick.org. Hagerstown Model Railroad Train Sale, Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sale of model trains and accessorires to benefit operations and maintenance of Antietam Station in Sharpsburg, MD. Antietam Station will be open with operating train layouts. 301/800-9829. www.visithagerstown.com. Wings and Wheels Expo 2017, Hagerstown Regional Airport, 18434 Showalter Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefit for Hagerstown Aviation Museum. Antique and modern aircraft, warbirds, jets, cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, military vehicles, living history, industry exhibits, airplane rides, vendors, food, prizes, & job opportunities. 301/733-8717. Free. www.wingsandwheelsexpo.com. Drums on the Conococheague: A Native American Powwow, Conococheague Institute for the Study of Cultural Heritage, 12995 Bain Rd., Mercersburg, PA. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Professional drummers and dancers, reenactments, customs and culture demos, and vendors. Food. www.cimig.org. “Mystery & Myths of Lee’s Lost Orders,” Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 10 a.m. Gerneral Robert E. Lee’s Lost Orders during the 1862 MD Campaign, which resulted in the battles of South Mountain & Antietam. Ranger programs at 10 a.m., 12 noon & 3 p.m. Period music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 301/6623515. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. 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. Cooking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 10-13; 2-4 p.m., ages 5-9. $39. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Moon Rocks,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Hands-on craft. Children are invited to make their own “Moon Rocks.” Suitable for ages 5 & up. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. “In the Street,” Downtown Frederick & Carroll Creek Park. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nine blocks of themed fun, children’s activities, local art organizations,
regional artisans, sports, live entertainment, local food & brews, and more. 301/600-2844. www.visitfrederick.org. Pottery Wheel Demonstrations, The Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 14 S. Market St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Potter’s wheel demos for visitors attending “In the Street.” Free. 301/360-0640. Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. 540/869-9000. Red, White & Blue Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Alumni Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. “The United States Air Force Airmen of Note.” Free. www.hagerstowncc.edu. Hangarfest, Rider Jet Center, Hagerstown. 710:30 p.m. Benefit fundraiser. Presented by Discovery Station, Breast Cancer AwarenessCumberland Valley Inc., and Middletown Valley Bank. Live music by The Reagan Years. Dancing, food, cash bar, 50/50s and tip jars. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. & 10 Visiting Artist Series, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. An artist from the region presents a family-friendly project. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Boonesborough Days, Shafer Park, Boonsboro, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Crafts, food, antiques and collectibles, demonstrations, trolley rides, live entertainment and more. 301/432-7030. www.visithagerstown.com. Four State Comic-Con, Hager Hall, 901 Dual Hwy., Hagerstown. 12 noon. Celebrity guests, cosplayers, guest artists, vendors, panels, contests & more. www.fourstatecon.com.
Ages 8 & up. $18. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Acrylic Painting Classes for Kids, Jim Barnett Park, Activity Room, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 24 p.m. “Autumn Trees.” Create a fun, kid-friendly pattern. $17-$20. $5 material fee. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Legos at the Library, Smithsburg (MD) Library, Community Room, 66 E. Water St. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Legos provided. For children in PreK5th grade. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. “American Girl Book Club – Caroline’s Secret Message 1812,” Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6-6:45 p.m. Learn about Caroline. Discussion with activities, games or crafts. For grades 1-5. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. & October 9 Monday Mommy Meet-up, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 911:30 a.m. Moms and caregivers enjoy conversation and coffee/tea time in parlor, while their infants and toddlers play and explore music, art, and games with developmentally appropriate toys. $1 per child. 301/600-1650. Back to School Party, Middletown (MD) Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teens celebrate the new school year with a wonderball, games, and snacks. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Tiny Tales, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 11 a.m. Stories in Glen Burnie House with a Handley Library librarian. Ages 2-5. www.themsv.org. Wee Naturalists: Wiggly Worms, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Pre-registration required. $5 per child/adult pair. www.potomacaudubon.org. to 17 Kid’s Closet Connection Sale, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, WV. Thurs.-Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Make money on your kids’ outgrown gently used clothing, toys and accessories. Free admission. www.kidscloset.biz. Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. Class incorporates recipes, age appropriate culinary skills, basic nutrition, literature and movement. Ages 2 ½-5. $29. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Outside the Lines: Careers in Engineering,” C. Burr Artz Public Library, CBA STEM Lab, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 4-5 p.m. Meet local engineers and discuss how you can get involved in the future of engineering. For grades 612. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Game Night, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 5:30 p.m. Gamers can rotate through the console, tabletop, and computer games until 8 p.m. Intended for middle school and high school students. Free. 540/869-9000. Nacho Game Night, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 68:30 p.m. For ages 5 & up. Parent supervision of kids required. $1. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. to 17 Kid’s Closet Connection Sale, Baymont Inn & Suites, 431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. 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. & October 20 Mommy & Me, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Explore historic foods, games, and toys. Activities encourage exploration of colors, numbers, letters, nature and art. “A is for Apple” (9/15), “P is for Pumpkin” (10/20). Ages 1 ½-2. $5. 301/6002936. Movie Night on Carroll Creek, Carroll Creeek Amphitheatre, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick. 7 p.m.
& 23 and October 17 & 21 9 Babes in the Woods, Nature Center at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature 14 Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 9-10 a.m. Sensory
walk on kid-friendly trails. Ages 4 & under. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. to October 29 “Hokie Pokie Magic Show,” 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. “The Addams Family: A New Musical,” Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Fri. & Sat., 6 p.m.; Sept. 24, & Oct. 29, 1 p.m. Admission. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. to November 5 Stoner’s Dairy Fall Corn Maze Weekends, Stoner’s Dairy Farm, 7678 Oellig Rd., Mercersburg, PA. Sat., 12 noon-10 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-5 p.m. 5-acre corn maze, petting zoo, mini maze, play area, hay ride, and more. Admission. 717/328-3617. www.stonersdairyfarm.com. Sky Pop! Sky Stage, 59 South Carroll St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gathering and sharing opportunity for local talent (students, emerging artists, professional artists). Artist demos, live performances of music and poetry, sales, and interactive arts activities. Free. www.visitfrederick.org. Woodmont: Lodge Open House & Guided Hike, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ranger guided hike at 1 p.m. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. 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. www.fcpl.org. Journal Book Binding, Kaufman House at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. Create with nature themes using traditional techniques.
Free movie night. Gates open an hour before dusk. “10 Things I Hate About You” (9/15) and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (10/20). Frederick Memorial Trail Geocaching Kickoff, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 9-10 a.m. Kickoff Frederick’s newest geocaching trail. Free. 301/600-1369. City Park Fall Fest, Mansion House Art Gallery, Hager House, Museum of Fine Arts, and the Train Museum, Hagerstown (MD) City Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands-on activities for all ages. Creative art projects, music, games, paddle boats on City Park lake, and more. Free activities. 301/739-5727. www.hagerstownmd.org/fallfest. Volvo Group Power Day Open House, 13403 Volvo Way, Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Trucks, manufacturing tours, food, Kids Zone, live music by Amish Outlaws, & more. www.facebook.com/powerdayopenhouse. Aikido Demo Class, Deer Crossing Rec Center, Deer Crossing Elementary School, 10601 Finn Dr., New Market, MD. 10:45-11:45 a.m. Free. Ages 13 & up. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Paper Triangle Oreo Challenge,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Children are invited to participate in our 2nd Paper Triangle Oreo Challenge. Hands-on activity introduces children to basic engineering skills. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.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. African American History Walking Tour, The Roger Brooke Taney House, 121 S. Bentz St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Explore some of the city’s outstanding sites, people and events through a guided tour of downtown. Fee. 301/663-1188. Family Film & Picnic, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Sky High.” Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket for the floor. Teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. 540/869-9000. Learn to Cook on a Campfire, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. 19th century cooking methods. For all ages. Register at 304/2649977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Classics & Crabs, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3:30 p.m. Kick off the 2017-2018 Maryland Symphony Orchestra season with a celebration of all things Maryland from crabs to microbrews to the MSO. Fee. 301/797-4000, x102. www.marylandsymphony.org/events/classicscrabs. Red, White & Blue Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Alumni Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. “The United States Navy Sea Chanters.” Free. www.hagerstowncc.edu. Astronomy For Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 7:3010:30 p.m. “Junior Astronomer” program for first half-hour, for children ages 5-12. Following is a halfhour multimedia presentation on the latest in the United States’ space research. Then look at deep space objects through telescopes. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566. “Ragtime, Blues, and All That Jazz,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 8 p.m. Performed by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Guest Artist Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals. Admission. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. & 17 Battle Anniversary Weekend, Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 150th anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery with talks, tours, living history demos, hikes, and more. $10/car or $5/person. 301/432-5124. www.heartofthecivilwar.org.
“One Fort: Three Wars,” Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet living historians depicting soldiers from the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and the Civil War. 301/842-2155. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Friends of the Urbana Regional Library’s Fall 2017 Booksale,9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival, Frederick County Fairgrounds, Clear Brook, VA. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Crafters, canine obstacle course, kidzone area it inflatables, antique car show, bingo, hard ciders & craft beers, apple pie eating contest, apple butter making, live entertainment, food concessions and more. www.visitwinchesterva.com. & 19 Garden Explorers: Trees, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Learn about trees. Ages 4-10. www.themsv.org. to 23 The Great Frederick Fair, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $8, ages 11 & up; free, children 10 & under. 301/663-5895. to October 7 Saturday Art Explorers, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. Saturdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. For ages 6-10. $45 for 4-week session. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net.
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Frederick. 1:30 p.m. Children’s participation play. Admission. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org. to Oct. 22 “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. Every Sat. and 2nd & 4th Sun., 11:30 a.m. Musical based on Mo Willem’s award-winning best selling children’s books. $17. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com.
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Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 11:30 a.m. Hour long musical, preceded by a snack lunch. Admission. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. Meet the Beekeepers, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1-3 p.m. 540/592-3566. Family Fun-Day Sunday, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Spend the afternoon playing classic indoor and outdoor games from cribbage to croquet. Costumed staff. All ages. $12 per family. 301/600-1650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. All Paws on Deck Canine Swim, Jim Barnett Park, Outdoor Pool, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 46 p.m. Bring your furry friend out for an evening of swimming. Non-Dog park members must have a proof of rabies vaccination for entrance. All ages. $2. Free for members of Winchester Dog Park. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Cooking for Teens, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 13-16. $39. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. & October 16 Playgroup Monday, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30 a.m.-12 noon. Ages 2 & up. $2 per child. 301/6001650. Free Movie Night, Smithsburg (MD) Library, Community Room, 66 E. Water St. 7 p.m. “Beauty and the Beast.” Rated PG. All ages. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org.
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Baking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12; 2-4 p.m., ages 5Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights, 7. Kids explore the world of baking in a hands-on Harpers Ferry (WV) National Historical Park. kitchen. $31. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Take a hawk watching trip. Free. “Tissue Paper Fall Craft,” Discovery Station, www.potomacaudubon.org. 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Teen DIY Glass Bead Candle Holder, Children will make Autumn trees with tissue paper. Smithsburg (MD) Library, Community Room, 66 E. Suitable for ages 5 & up. 301/790-0076. Water St. 6-7 p.m. Create a glass bead candle holder. www.discoverystation.org. Materials provided. Sign up online or call. Ages 13R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Thurmont (MD) 18. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Wednesdays at Westview Concert Series, Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Westview Promenade by the fountain near Regal Grades K-5. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Cinemas, Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Blvd., Celebracion – Hispanic Heritage Festival, Frederick. 6-8 p.m. Free live concerts. “DeadEye Old Town Pedestrian Mall, Winchester, VA. 11 a.m.-4 Stare” – Modern Rock. 410/561-1300. p.m. Family-oriented free festival to celebrate www.visitfrederick.org. Hispanic Heritage Month. Latin dancing lessons, Homeschool Adventures: Go with the children’s art activity tent, dance performances, Flow, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., instrument petting zoo, artisan tents, food, and more. Charles Town. 10-11:30 a.m. Learn about how water www.celebracionwinchester.com. moves in our watershed. Ages 5-7 & 8-10. PreFamily Film, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., registration required. $6. No charge for adults. Winchester. 12 noon. “The LEGO Batman Movie.” www.potomacaudubon.org. Popcorn and lemonade served. Families may bring a Make-it, Take-it Family Craft Night, Clear picnic lunch. 540/662-9041. Spring (MD) Branch of the Washington County Free Chili Cook-off, The Municipal Stadium, 274 E. Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd. 5-6:45 p.m. All Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown. 12 noon-4 p.m. Chili materials provided. 301/842-2730. cook-off, vendor fair, kids’ zone, door prizes, music www.washcolibrary.org. and grand prize raffle. Admission. 301/791-7091. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Walkersville (MD) https://whatsnxt.com/event/2017-chili-cook Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Who’s Buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery? Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Walking Tour, Winchester. 1 p.m. Be introduced to Grades K-5. 301/845-8880. www.fcpl.org. men and women who contributed to the & October 6 Night Out on the development of Winchester, as well as our great Ranch, Full Moon Ranch, Berryville, VA. 6-8 nation. Meet guide on East Lane. $5. p.m. Clarke County Parks & Rec has teamed up with www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Pony to Go/Full Moon Ranch. Pony rides, farm tour, Civil War Church Service, Historic Rocky Springs petting zoo, and children’s activities. Children must Chapel, 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick. 1 p.m. be accompanied by parent/guardian. $30 per family. Attend a Civil War era religious service. 240/439540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. 4235. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. , October 6 & 20 Home School Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Days, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. Read a favorite book to 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. Allow experienced naturalists to enrich your child’s 540/869-9000. studies. “Migration Madness” (9/22), “Science of Leaves” (10/6), and “Life Cycles” (10/20). Ages 5-8 Exploring the Night Sky by Telescope, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, & 9-12. $9. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. VA. 7-9 p.m. Presented by Shenandoah through October Corn Maze Boyce, Astronomical Society. $10-$25. 540/837-1758, & Pumpkin Patch, Misty Meadow Farm x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Creamery, 14325 Misty Meadow Rd., Smithsburg, & 24 Fall Farm Fun Days, Orr’s Farm MD. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-dusk; Sun., 1 p.m.-dusk. 8Market, 682 Orr Dr., Martinsburg. Sat., 9 acre corn maze and activities: rope mazes, duck a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live local race, corn box, pedal tractors, play area, weekend hayrides, and flashlight. Admission. 301/842-2112. bluegrass, food, hayrides, pumpkin patch, craft vendors, and children’s activities. National Public Lands Day, Monocacy www.orrsfarmmarket.com. National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Heroes Weekend at Summers Farm, 5620 Butterfly Frederick. 301/662-3515. Lane, Frederick. Opens 10 a.m. Active duty members www.heartofthecivilwar.org. and veterans of the US Armed Forces and First Historic Run/Walk around Boonsboro, Shafer Responders admitted free with valid identification. Memorial Park, Boonsboro, MD. 9 a.m. 225th Family members half price. Military themed cornfield anniversary of Boonsboro’s founding. Post-race maze, festivities will feature optional bonus workouts, ive entertainment, wagon rides, pig races, jumping commemorative awards for top finishers, and food, pillows, farm animals, pick your own pumpkins, slides music & activities for all ages. 301/432-5889. and more. 301/620-9316. www.summersfarm.com. www.visithagerstown.com. 43rd Annual Smithsburg Steam Engine & Pippinfest, Historic Fairfield, PA. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft Show, Smithsburg (MD) Fire Hall grounds, Community yard sale, quilt show, antiques, food, Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fundraising event benefits crafts, pottery display, live music, kids’ area, and Smithsburg High School Athletics program. Steam more. Yard sale 8 am-3 pm Sat. www.pippinfest.com. and gas engines, antique tractors and farm R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick (MD) equipment, working saw mill, flea market, food and Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30 a.m. Children read crafts. Parade at 5 p.m. on Sat. 301/665-2882. to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. to October 31 21st Annual Fall 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Festival at Summers Farm, 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick. Opens 10 a.m. daily.
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Military themed cornfield maze, live entertainment, wagon rides, pig races, jumping pillows, farm animals, pick your own pumpkins, slides and more. Flashlight corn maze or reserve a campfire site. Fireworks every Fri. and Sat. night beginning Sept. 30. 301/620-9316. www.summersfarm.com. Fall Festival at Winterbrook Farms, 13001 Creagerstown Rd, Thurmont, MD. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Corn mazes, zipline, mountain slides, farm animals, pedal kart track, Moo Choo train, Lil’ Farmer Playland, U-pick pumpkin patch, apple cannons, and more. $10, adults; $7, children. 301/465-3801. www.winterbrookfarmsmd.com. Race for Seizure Freedom 5K Run/Walk, Clarke County Parks & Rec Nature Trail, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 10 a.m. Register online: https://www.raceentry.com/races/ race-for-seizurefreedom-5k/2017/register. 540/908-3400. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Home School Cooking Class, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Ages 7-9. $29. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. La Leche Meeting, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 5:30 p.m. 540/662-9041. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy a free movie, popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. 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. 301/3717560. www.fcpl.org. to October 1 National Sheepdog Finals, Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The 2017 U.S. Border Collie Handlers National Sheepdog Finals. Admission. 540/869-2028. www.bellegrove.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Coeducational day school for children in Preschool – 8th grade. Tour campus, complete application, schedule a Shadow Day and Assessment. RSVP to admissions. 301/6959320. www.BannerSchool.org. to 30 Two Times Around Consignments Fall/Winter Sale, Blue Heron Events, 407 S. Washington St, Greencastle, PA. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-12 noon. Pass required for Preview sale on Sept. 27. Fall/Winter children’s & maternity consignment event. Over 20,000 new and gently used items for infants to teens. www.twotimesaround.net. Princess Kids Party, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, ARCC Gymnasium, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Children enjoy royal activity stations, including fairy dust creation, temporary tattoos, photo scene, coloring, dancing, shopping, magic show, play zone, performances, and more. Concessions available for purchase. $5, ages 1-12; $2, adult spectator/escort age 13 & up. Limited tickets. www.washcorecfit.com. to October 31 Art Exhibit, Washington County Arts Council, 34 S. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beth Cary, Sukey Rankin, and their Students: “Silver Bonds Burnished in Artistry.” 301/791-3132. www.washingtoncountyarts.com.
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to Nov. 4 Screamland Farm, 29 Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. gates open. Three
haunted attractions: “Barn of Bedlam,” “Hayride of Horrors,” and “Massacred Memories Horror Photo Experience.” Campfire and other scary fun like Zombie Paintball and the Escape Room experience. Not recommended for under age 13. Fee. www.screamlandfarms.com. “Escape the Woodshed,” Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Work together using clues to solve a mystery, allowing you to escape before time runs out. Fee. 301/845-8099. www.screamlandfarms.com. Public Lands Day – Western Maryland Rail Trail Clean Up, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 9-11 a.m. Join volunteers around the nation to celebrate local public lands. Meet in the town of Hancock at the Church Street gate on the Western MD Rail Trail to help park staff clean up litter, weeds and other debris. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. 2017 Color Splash 5K, Fairgrounds Park, 35 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. 9 a.m.-12 noon. HEAL’s Color Splash 5K Run/Walk. Participants get “splashed” with powdered colors throughout the course of the fun run. Post-race festival with healthy food. Entrance fee. 301/739-3990. Art at the Point, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 3725 Clay St., Point of Rocks, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Outdoors music and arts festival showcasing the best regional arts, live music, silent auction, and arts activities for kids. 301/874-8448. www.visitfrederick.org. Civil War Encampment, Historic Area, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Interact with the 21st Georgia Infantry as they perform daily tasks of the Confederate soldiers. 540/592-3566. National Public Lands Day, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.3 p.m. Join us to learn how Sky Meadows is teaming up in the fight to save pollinators by growing pollinator friendly plots. Free parking/admission today. 540/592-3566. Family Film & Picnic, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “The Incredibles.” Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket for the floor. Teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. 540/869-9000. The Country Inn’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest, The Country Inn of Berkeley Springs (WV), 110 S. Washington St. 1 p.m. Join us outside in our Garden and under the Party Tent. Enjoy Bavarian draughts, Bavarian foods, games, contests, and more. Polka band “The Rhinelanders” start at 1 p.m. Free admission. 304/258-1200. www.thecountryinnwv.com. “The Great Candy Pumpkin Challenge,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Children will work in teams of 4 to design and build the tallest structures using candy pumpkins and other supplies. Recommended for ages 7 & up. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. “Zoso,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. “7 Bridges,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 8 p.m. A Musical Tribute to the Eagles. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org.
“Dragons Love Tacos,” Weinberg Center for to October 1 Frederick’s 30 Oktoberfest, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. 5 the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. & Patrick St. Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 12 noon. Musical revue. Recommended for grades
Mt. Airy Fall Fest, Mt. Airy (MD) Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Rd. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Crafters, vendors, kids park, free entertainment, food, and more. Cooking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Teaching Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, K-5 in connection with the FCPS language arts Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. music, children’s events, and more. 240/599-0660. curriculum. Admission. 301/600-2828. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 10-13; 2-4 p.m., ages www.weinbergcenter.org. www.visitfrederick.org. 5-9. $39. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Library, to November 11 Saturday “Porch Program: Advances in Veterinary 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30-7 p.m. BINGO Night for the Morning Youth Art Classes, Washington Medicine from the Civil War,” Newcomer whole family. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown (MD) City House, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD. Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Saturdays, 10 a.m.- “Poltergeist,” Urbana Regional Library, 9020 11 a.m. Learn about the Civil War’s role in veterinary 12 noon. For students in grades 1-5. Free. Amelung St., Frederick. 6:45-9 p.m. Classic medicine. 301/600-4031. Registration required. 301/739-5727. Halloween movie for teens and adults. Rated PG. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. www.wcmfa.org. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Heritage Frederick: Civil War Walking Tour, First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of 24 E. Church St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., 301/663-1188. www.visitfrederick.org. Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “Armadillo Rodeo” R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry by Jan Brett. Story about Bo the armadillo who longs Art in the Park, Berkeley Springs (WV) State Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point Park, across the street from the Berkeley Springs for adventure and is trying to make friends; activities of Rocks, MD. 1-2 p.m. Children read to Reading Farmers Market and shops on Fairfax St. 10 a.m.-4 and craft. Program for ages 2-4. $5. Pre-registration Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/874recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. p.m. Juried outdoor art fair for local and regional 4560. www.fcpl.org. Free First Friday, Shenandoah Valley Discovery artists. Sculpture, paintings, jewelry, stained and Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 5-7:30 p.m. Clermont Farm Concert, 801 E. Main St., fused glass, metal, ceramics, art demonstrations, Berryville, VA. 1-4 p.m. “Bud’s Collective.” Bluegrass. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. and much more. 304/258-6419. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket/chairs to enjoy Wind Down Downtown, The Maryland Theatre, Civil War Encampment, Historic Area, Sky this concert. Free. 540/955-5140. 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6-9 p.m. Last event Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Delaplane, VA. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Interact with the 21st of the season. Hayrides, costumes, pumpkins, and live music from “Back Roads Blues.” Community fun, “Fall Candy Science,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Georgia Infantry as they perform daily tasks of the Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Two science kid’s activities, food, & drink. Confederate soldiers. 540/592-3566. activities involving marshmallow ghosts and candy http://winddownhagerstown.com/ 11th Annual Hispanic Festival, Hagerstown corn. Recommended for ages 7 & up. 301/790Full Moon Walk, Foundation of the State (MD) Fairgrounds Park, 420 N. Mulberry Street. 12 0076. www.discoverystation.org. Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 7:30-8:30 p.m. noon-6 p.m. Music, dance, authentic Hispanic food, Learn to Survey like Young George Meet outside the Blandy library. Explore the fun and resource info. Washington, For the Kids, By George Children’s Arboretum under the full moon. $10-$25. www.hagerstownhispanicfestival.org. Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Reservations required. 540/837-1758, x224. Open Plane Day, Hagerstown Regional Airport Martinsburg. 2 p.m. Using a compass and chains, www.blandy.virginia.edu. Terminal, 18434 Showalter Rd., Hagerstown. 1-4 along with a sector, parallel rule, and circular & 7 60th Springs Folk Festival, 1711 p.m. Historical displays and films, antique planes, protractor learn how George Washington surveyed Springs Rd., Springs, PA, 4 miles north of airport activity up-close, and more. our area for Lord Fairfax. Ages 8-15. 304/264-9977. Grantsville, MD I-68 exit 19. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 100 www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. juried artisans demonstrating their craft. Quality Apple Fest, Washington County Rural Heritage Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, handcrafted items, demonstrations, hayrides, gospel Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 1100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Diary of a music, antique farm equipment, PA Dutch food, 4 p.m. Great family fun activities and Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.” All ages. Popcorn and music performances, and more. Admission. demonstrations. 240/420-1714. drinks provided. 301/739-3250, x250. www.springspa.org. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. www.washcolibrary.org. , 7 & 8 Used Book Sale, Evangelical R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Urbana Regional Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick. Fri. Main Street Martinsburg 13th Annual Chili Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Cook-off, Martinsburg. 2-5 p.m. Great chili, Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. & Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thousands activities for the whole family, live music, games & of books, games, puzzles and videos for sale. Tours Grades K-5. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. beer. Proceeds benefit continued efforts of of the historic church on Sat., 1-4 p.m. Acrylic Painting Classes for Kids, Jim Barnett www.downtownfrederick.org. revitalizing historic downtown Martinsburg. Park, Activity Room, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 2-4 www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk, Talley Rec p.m. “Halloween Cat.” Children will be instructed “Pinkalicious The Musical,” Capitol Theatre Center at Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., step-by-step to create a fun, kid-friendly pattern. $17Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. Pink $20. $5 material fee. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Frederick. 8 a.m. Help the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Party after show. Save with promo code. Admission. Fund continue to fight against breast cancer in the Jim and Fay Powers Music Series, Pen Mar 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. community. 240/566-3186. www.visitfrederick.org. Park, 14600 Pen Mar-High Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts Market Day, Mainstreet Waynesboro, PA. 9 a.m.-4 2-5 p.m. Sunday afternoon dance with live music. Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. “India p.m. All-day entertainment, live music, dancing “Spectrum.” 240/313-2807. demos, sidewalk sales, Mad Anthony’s Chili-Cookoff, – Diwali Rangolis.” Family-friendly event that offers “Rhiannon Giddens – The Freedom Highway children’s activities, and dozens of craft, specialty drop-in art activities for all ages. $2 per artist. Tour,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. and food vendors. www.mainstreetwaynesboro.org. St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Pre-show lecture exploring Oktoberfest, Waynesboro (PA) American Legion, Washington Metro DachtoberFest 2017, the Importance of music in African American history 63 E. Main St. 4-9 p.m. 2nd annual dinner and Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Bldgs 13, at 6:30 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. 14 & 14A. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hundreds of dachshunds auction. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. www.weinbergcenter.org. of all sizes, types and colors. Vendors, blessing of the October First Saturday – Spirits of the Mother Seton School HSA Spaghetti animals, raffles, wiener races, costume parade, Season, Downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Experience Dinner, Rocky’s Pizza, Thurmont, MD. 5-7:30 Woofminster Dog Show, and more. Free admission. more than 200 local shops, restaurants, galleries, p.m. Spaghetti, salad & drinks. $10, ages 12 & up; www.visitfrederick.org. wineries, distilleries, and breweries in historic $6, ages 5-11; free, ages 4 & under. Contact Lisa Downtown Frederick. 301/698-8118. Native American Heritage Day, Shenandoah Lowry at 301/447-2171. www.visitfrederick.org. Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, www.mothersetonschool.org. Winchester. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 540/722-2020. & 8 Apple Butter Festival, Berkeley “Meet a Sheriff,” Handley Library, 100 W. www.discoverymuseum.net. Springs. 9 a.m. Parade, apple butter making, Piccadilly St., Winchester. 4 p.m. Hear stories live entertainment, wine tasting & craft beer garden, Clear Spring Fall Festival, Clear Spring (MD) read by our very own Winchester City Sheriffs. All artists/vendors, games, contests, and more. Outdoor Agricultural & Environmental Center and ages. Free. 540/662-9041. www.berkeleysprings.com. Plum Grove Fields. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Apple butter Alif Laila, Classical Indian Music, Hood College, 401 making, pumpkin picking, barrel train rides, Apple Harvest Festival, Marker-Miller Orchards, Rosemont Ave., Frederick. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. scarecrow making, face painting, floral arrange3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 301/696-3782. ments, hay rides, AG displays, & more. p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 20 varieties of apples to & 21 Handley Library Behind-The301/766-8086. choose from, children’s activities, food, and live Scenes Tour, Handley Library, 100 W. music from 1-3 p.m. www.markermillerorchards.com. Harvest Hoedown, Byron Memorial Park, Piccadilly St., Winchester. Wed., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 1 Williamsport, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family fall fun with Infantry Weekend, Monocacy National Battlefield, p.m. Meet in the Rotunda for the tour. Learn about activities, food and more. www.williamsportmd.gov. 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 10 a.m. Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Free. the infantry during the Civil War and watch firing Reservations helpful. 540/662-9041, x11.
demonstrations throughout the weekend. 301/6623515. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. Fort Frederick in the Civil War, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Watch Civil War tactical demonstrations and meet living historians at this event commemorating Fort Frederick’s role in the Civil War. 301/842-2155. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Fall Festival Weekend, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Music, food, craft vendors, hayrides, tractor pull and more. Children’s activities include candle dipping and tin punch. 301/6001650. Fall Festival, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hayrides, farm exhibits, demos, animals, food, crafts, Sat. morning tractor pull, Sun., afternoon cake auction & kiddie pedal tractor pull. Hands-on crafts, games, & candle-dipping for kids. Fee for Manor admission, crafts, games and food. 301/600-1650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. 48th Page County Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds, Luray, VA. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Familyoriented weekend with live entertainment, crafters, all-day demonstrations of spinning, crochet, applebutter boiling, tole painting, oil painting, basket making, wheel thrown pottery, blacksmiths, homecooking, antique engines, tractors, and more. Admission. www.pagecountyheritage.com. 34th Annual Brunswick Railroad Days 2017, 1 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Local food, live entertainment, model train exhibits, arts & crafts vendors, passenger train rides, kids’ activities, pony rides, and more. 301/8347500. www.visitfrederick.org. Maryland Pumpkin Festival, Summers Farm, 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick. Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Pumpkin hunt, egg hunt, face painting, pumpkin sculpturing demonstration, pig race, pumpkin canon, magician, and pumpkin painting. 301/620-9316. Living History Weekend, Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD. 139th PA Living Historians provide firing demos and camp life display throughout the weekend. Musket firing demonstrations on Sat. at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. and on Sun. at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. $10 per car or $5 per person. 301/432-5124. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. , 14, 21 & 28 Guided Walking Tour of Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester. 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Learn about the Civil War at the Kernstown Battlefield. Free. 540/869-2896. www.kernstownbattle.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. www.fcpl.org. Nature Photography, Kaufman House at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. Create with nature themes using traditional techniques. Ages 8 & up. $18. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Sunday Mom & Me Class, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. “The Friendly Ghost.” Share creative time together as both complete acrylic on canvas painting. For ages 6-14. $45 per couple. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. “American Girl Book Club – Gabriela: Girl of the Year 2017,” Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6-6:45 p.m. Learn about Caroline. Discussion with activities, games or crafts. For grades 1-5. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Spookcessible, Familyland/Children’s Dream Playground area, Jim Barnett Park,
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1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 10 a.m. A Halloween event for children with special needs. Search for easily accessible non-spooky ghost to turn in for treats. Then head over to the pumpkin patch to look for a pumpkin gourd to take home. Bring a packed lunch and play on the playground. Free. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Wee Witches! Middletown (MD) Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create a mixed media witch craft. Grades PreK-5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Homeschool Adventures: Decomposition Detectives, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 10-11:30 a.m. Learn about how soil is made. Ages 5-7 & 8-10. Pre-registration required. $6. No charge for adults. www.potomacaudubon.org. Let’s Move – Active Ants at Rose Hill, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Explore nature in the park to learn how animals move and work out our bodies from head to toes. Ages 2-3. $5 per child. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. Class incorporates recipes, age appropriate culinary skills, basic nutrition, literature and movement. Ages 2 ½-5. $29. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Special Night for Special Needs, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 6-8 p.m. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Nacho Game Night, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6-8:30 p.m. Play board and card games and enjoy free nachos. For ages 5 & up. Parent supervision of kids required. $1. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. & 14 Fallfest at Catoctin Furnace, Catoctin Furnace at Cunningham Falls State Park, 12525-12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Apple butter boiling at Harriet Chapel, blacksmithing, food, local wine and crafts. Tour historic buildings. Free admission. 443/463-6437. www.vistifrederick.org. Oktoberfest, Loudoun Street Mall, Old Town Winchester. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 12 noon-8 p.m. Two-day festival with Bavarian dancers, street performers, accordion players, contests, German-inspired food, beer and wine, and more. Admission. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Hager House Ghost Tours, Jonathan Hager House in Hagertown City Park, 110 Key Street. 7, 8 & 9 p.m. tours. Pre-registration recommended. 301/739-8577, x180. to 15 TotSwap, Frederick (MD) County Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Public sale: Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A children’s consignment sale. Get discounts on maternity and kids’ clothing, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, strollers, and much more. www.totswap.net. -15 and 19-22 “Dracula,” Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. A stage version of Bram Stoker’s original text that is original to Maryland Entertainment Group. Admisson. 301/302-9784. Harvest Hoedown & Yard Sale, Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park, 251 Cleveland Ave. Yardsale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Harvest Hoedown, 1-4 p.m. Featuring scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, balloon giveaways, hay wagon, barrel cart rides, petting zoo, vendors and face painting. 301/739-8577, x180. 2nd Annual 5K Walk for Blandy, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Begins from Peetwood Pavilion. $20-$25. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Tour, C&O Bicycle Shop in Hancock, MD. 10 a.m. Guided bike ride is approximately 22 miles long. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Apple Festival, Richard’s Fruit Market, 6410 Middle Rd., Middletown, VA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Family-friendly event with apples, food and fun for all. www.richardsfruitmarket.com. Western Maryland Celtic Festival, Knob Hall Winery, 14108 Saint Paul Rd., Clear Spring, MD. 12 noon-7 p.m. First Annual Western Maryland Celtic and Harvest Festival featuring Barleyjuice, Kilmaine Saints and more. Admission. 301/842-2777. www.knobhallwinery.com. AHA CPR/AED & First Aid, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Lectures, demonstrations
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and video with hands-on training and practice. Ages 16 & up. $55. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. “Oozing Jack-O-Lanterns,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Join the mad scientists at Discovery Station as they show you how to get your pumpkins to ooze slime with a little science thrown in the mix. Fun for all ages. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. & 15 Visiting Artist Series, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. An artist from the region presents a family-friendly project. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. 153rd Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, VA. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Commemoration of the largest Civil War battle in the Shenandoah Valley held on the original battlegrounds in Middletown. Military, civilian, and living history camps, unique gifts, crafts, food, educational demos and programs, music, and more. Admission. www.ccbf.us. Arborfest, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fall festival and plant sale. Plants, scarecrow making, pumpkin games & crafts, nature walks, live music, hay rides and more. $10 per car. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Catoctin Colorfest, Thurmont (MD) Community Park, 21 Frederick Rd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Juried arts & crafts show. Craft vendors, demonstrations, food, and more. 301/271-7533. www.visitfrederick.org. WWII Weekend, Springfield Farm, 12 Springfield Lane, Williamsport, MD. 10 a.m. Event honors WWII Veterans and all veterans. Military reenactors, 40s fashion show, USO dance, Victory Garden display, military equipment, and more. www.williamsportmd.gov. The Great Pumpkin Patch, Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hayrides, moon bounces, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and much more. All ages. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. “Bach to Beethoven and Beyond!” Admission. 301/797-4000, x102. www.marylandsymphony.org. Cooking for Teens, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 13-16. $39. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Halloween Make and Take, Walkersville (MD) Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create a Halloween masterpiece. Grades K-5. 301/845-8880. www.fcpl.org. “Champions of Magic,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Five world-class illusionists. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Coeducational day school for children in Preschool – 8th grade. Tour campus, complete application, schedule a Shadow Day and Assessment. RSVP to admissions. 301/695-9320. www.BannerSchool.org. “Flip FabriQue: Catch Me!” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Award-winning circus troupe. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 25 Everyday Etiquette for Kids, Urbana Elementary School, 3554 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 4-5:30 p.m. Interactive, hands-on two session program designed to increase children’s confidence and boost their communication skills. Ages 5-10. $50. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Wee Naturalists: Fall is Here! Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., south of Charles Town, WV. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join us for a story, craft and hike. Pre-registration required. $5 per child/adult pair. www.potomacaudubon.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Walkersville (MD) Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/845-8880. www.fcpl.org. Robotics Workshop, Oakdale Rec Center, 5830 Oakdale School Rd., Ijamsville, MD. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Work in teams under guided instructions to build and program LEGO models. Ages 511. $39. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. LEGOs at the Library, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build with LEGOs. For all ages. 301/739-3250, x250. www.washcolibrary.org.
Game Night, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 5:30 p.m. Gamers can rotate through the console, tabletop, and computer games until 8 p.m. For middle school and high school students. Free. 540/869-9000. The Park at Dark, Washington Co. Ag Ed Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. 5:30 p.m. For pre-school and elementary school aged children. Games, candy prizes, spooky stories, hayrides, scarecrow stuffing, coloring contests, costume contests, scooter rides, moonbounces, and temporary tattoos. Children must be supervised by an adult. Online tickets available at www.eventbrite.com. $5. No ticket required for ages 0-11 months. 240/313-2805. www.washcorecfit.com. Halloween in Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. 6:30 p.m. 55-minute guided Halloween themed tours with trunk or treat, scary pool house, and band shell entertainment. Registration requested. 301/600-1492. www.visitfrederick.org. -22 and 27-29 “Frankenstein,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Presented by Chambersburg Community Theatre. Check for age appropriateness. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.cctonline.org. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. , 27 & November 3 Stoner’s Dairy Haunted Maze Nights, Stoner’s Dairy Farm, 7678 Oellig Rd., Mercersburg, PA. 7-10 p.m. Haunted maze may not be appropriate for children under 10. Admission. 717/328-3617. www.stonersdairyfarm.com. Fall Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. 7:30-11 a.m. Bird walk will highlight fall migrants and raptors. Pre-registration required. Space limited. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. Battlefield Hikes, Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. Hikes begin at 9 a.m. Follow in the footsteps of the troops who fought the “Battle that Saved Washington.” 301/6623515. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. Pumpkin Festival, Marker-Miller Orchards, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pumpkins, pick-your-own pumpkins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin rolls, and more. www.markermillerorchards.com. Baking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12; 2-4 p.m., ages 5-7. Kids explore the world of baking in a hands-on kitchen. $31. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Stories ALIVE, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 a.m. Local authors and storytellers share their tales. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Pumpkin Festival, Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pumpkin-chuckin’ trebuchet, pumpkin carving, hayrides, live music, children’s activities, games and more. Free soup, cider and bread with admission. Joint fundraiser for Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum. $8, adults; $4, ages 4-12; free, children age 3 & under. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Survival Class, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, Room #2, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-4 p.m. Learn helpful outdoor survival skills. Ages 12 & up. $15. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Glow-In-The-Dark Slime,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Astronomy For Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 6:30 p.m. Join volunteer Ambassadors from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab for a half-hour multimedia presentation, then look at deep space objects through telescopes. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566. Spirits of the Furnace, Catoctin Furnace at Cunningham Falls State Park, 12610 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD. 6:30-9 p.m. Guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village. Purchase tickets in advance. Reservations required. 301/271-7574. www.visitfrederick.org. Ghouls & Gals, Jim Barnett Park, Gym, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 7-9 p.m. Halloween dance for middle school students. DJ, costume contest, and food to purchase. School ID required for admission. No masks or weapons. Costumes must be school dress code appropriate. $5, before Oct. 20; $8, at the door. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. & 22 Native American Indian Harvest Festival, “The Gathering,” the Clarke County Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville, VA. 9 a.m. Living history, Trader’s Village vendors, concerts, dancing, outdoor film and more. $7. Children ages 6 & under free.
a.m. Costumes welcome. Ages Birth to 5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. , cont. from page 23 Halloween Storytelling, Renfrew Park & Advance discounted tickets online. Museum, Visitor Center, Wagon Room, www.HarvestGathering.org. Waynesboro, PA. 6:30-8 p.m. First half hour of A Pleasant Diversion, Fort Frederick State stories suitable for children of all ages. All Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. children must be accompanied by adult. At 7 Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. p.m., families of younger children may leave. Campfire program celebrating Guy Fawkes/ Free. 717/762-0373. Bonfire night will be Sat., 7 p.m. Members of www.renfrewinstitute.org. the recreated Maryland Troops garrison the Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, fort. Musket firing demos, colonial toys and Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy a free movie, games, and more. Park fees apply 301/842popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly 2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. Family Festival at the Farm, Various Homeschool Adventures: Change farms around Frederick, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 in the Air, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-4 p.m. Visit some of the Lloyd Rd, Charles Town. 10-11:30 a.m. hardest working farms in Frederick County. Program will focus on the changes that occur 301/600-1058. www.visitfrederick.org. in nature in the fall. Ages 5-7 & 8-10. PreOktoberfest at Schifferstadt, 11110 registration required. $6. No charge for adults. Rosemont Ave., Frederick. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.potomacaudubon.org. Festival features juried arts, crafts, cultural Scary Movie Night, Sharpsburg (MD) activities, German food & drink, an oompah Library, 106 E. Main St. 6 p.m. “The Mummy.” band, colonial history demonstrators and Rated PG-13. 301/432-8825. children’s fun. 301/663-3885. www.washcolibrary.org. & 28 and Nov. 4 & 11 Schools Out for the Day, Clark Improving Your Drawing Skills, County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Martinsburg. 1-4 p.m. $90 for four week class. For students in K thru 5th grade. $25. $16 for Pre-registration required. 304/620-7277. After School Participants. 540/955-5140. www.berkeleyartswv.org. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. to Nov. 11 Adventures in “Super Scientific Circus,” Weinberg Drawing, Chambersburg (PA) Council Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. Sat., 10:30-11:45 Frederick. 10 a.m. & 12 noon. Recommended a.m. For ages 8-14. $45 for 4-week session. for grades 2-5. Admission. 301/600-2828. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. www.weinbergcenter.org. to Jan. 14 “HENSE: Slightly Scary Haunted Walk, Kaufman Paintings and Wall Collage by House at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, Alex Brewer,” Washington Co. Museum of 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. Fine Art, Groh Gallery, Virginia Ave., Hagers2-3:30 p.m. Free. Ages 4-7. 301/600-2936. town (MD) City Park. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.recreater.com. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Art exhibit. Trick-or-Treat Through History, The 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, St. John Regional Catholic 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 6:30-8:30 School Open House, 8414 p.m. Bring a bag for “treats” while visiting the Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 1-3 p.m. museum & walking through history. All ages. Find out about our Christ-centered $2. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. environment and exemplary education Hager House Ghost Tours, Jonathan for PreK through Grade 8 students. Hager House, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, 110 301/662-6722. www.sjrcs.org. Key Street. 7, 8 & 9 p.m. tours. PreOpen Plane Day, Hagerstown Regional registration recommended. 301/739-8577, Airport Terminal, 18434 Showalter Rd., x180. www.hagerstownmd.org. Hagerstown. 1-4 p.m. Historical displays & , 28 & 31 Haunted History films, antique planes, airport activity up-close, Ghost Tours, Winchester. 6 p.m. & more. www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org. Meet at Cork & Loudoun Street Mall. $10. Home School Cooking Class, Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, Winchester-Frederick Co. Visitors Center, 1400 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., Winchester. 540/542a.m.-12 noon. Ages 7-9. $29. 301/600-2936. 1326. www.VisitWinchesterVA.com. www.recreater.com. Halloween in Downtown Handley Harvest Hoedown, Handley Frederick, Patrick and Market Sts. Library, 2nd floor, 100 W. Piccadilly St., 10 a.m.-12 noon. Family-friendly Halloween Winchester. 4:30 p.m. Fall celebration & activities. Paint your own pumpkins, stop by a puppet show. Stories, songs, and other craft station, and trick-or-treat at more than activities. Children can dress in costume. 50 businesses. Costumes encouraged. 540/662-9041, x11. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick Middletown (MD) Library, 101 (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Prospect St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children read to 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children read to Reading Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. K-5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Halloween Storytime and Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Parade, Costume Parade, Middletown (MD) Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park, 251 Cleveland Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. 10:05-11:05
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Ave. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dress your pooch and win great prizes. Vendors, giveaways, contests, photos and more. Pre-registration recommended. 301/739-8577, x180. Halloween Celebration at Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike (Rt. 85) & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Daytime trick-or-treating event. Scavenger hunt for candy, games, costumed characters and crafts. For children 12 years and younger, in costume and accompanied by an adult. 410/561-1300. www.visitfrederick.org. My Dolly and Me Cooking, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1-3 p.m. “Halloween Treats with Molly.” Discover historic recipes and techniques with dolls and items from the collection of The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor. Ages 7-12. $31. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Halloween Mystery Party,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 1-3:30 p.m. Children come dressed up in costumes and trick-or-treat through exhibits for clues to discover this Halloween Mystery Party. Games, prizes, snacks. $5, adults; $3, children under age 17; free, under age 3. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood - LIVE,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Interactive musical tour. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Spooktacular, Loudoun Street Walking Mall, Winchester. Afternoon of trick-or-treating. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Princesses in the Kitchen - Pocohantas, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 4-6 p.m. Ages 4-6. $31. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 92nd Annual Alsatia Mummers’ Parade, Downtown Hagerstown. 6 p.m. Longtime fall traditional parade features local floats, bands, and individual costumed mummers. www.alsatiaclubinc.com. Adventure Park USA’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 6:30-9 p.m. Admission. 301/865-6800. Halloween Party, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 6-7:30 p.m. Crafts, games, and music for the whole family. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Ghost Hunting with Renee Russo, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 3-4 p.m. Learn about the paranormal with a real life ghost hunter. Grades 6-12. Free. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Halloween Party, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Halloween games, activities, and costume contest. For ages 6-12. Registration requested. 301/739-3250, x250. www.washcolibrary.org. Trick or Treat at the Library, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:307 p.m. Trick or Treat for ages 0-13. 301/845-8880. www.fcpl.org.
The Banner School ..................................................13 The Capitol Theatre/Pinkalicious............................24
Cluggy’s Family Amusements..................................12 Dance Unlimited........................................................17
Discovery Station .......................................................4
Educare Learning Center .........................................4
Frederick Pediatric Dentistry ...................................5 Inwood Performing Arts..............................................9 Kids Compass Counseling Services /
Kids First Swim Schools.............................................5 The Light of the Child
Muscular Skeletal Therapies ...................................17 Jeffrey Pearlman, D.D.S. &
Melanie Newman, D.D.S, Children’s
Dentistry.......................................Inside Front Cover
The Pediatric Center of Frederick ...........................11 Pediatric Dental Center
of Frederick..............................................Back Cover
Providing Relief for Autistic Youth
The Silver Lining/Angela Pelleman.........................12 Smile Frederick
Orthodontics ................................Inside Back Cover
St. John’s Regional Catholic School........................17 Shenandoah Valley
Discovery Museum ..................................................4
Shepherdstown School of Dance............................11 Shepherdstown School of Dance
Young Dancers Program .......................................10
Toothman Orthodontics..............................................8 Two Times Around Sale ..............................................4 WIC of Frederick &
Washington Counties, MD ......................................3
Published on Aug 27, 2017
Getting back into the school year and fun for fall! Includes Special Needs section with info on services and support for families. Calendar...