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The magazine for families in the quad-state area!

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“It’s Summer: Get Out and Play!” “Let It Go! Seven Things to Stop Worrying About” Follow Our Adventure: Goat Snuggling “Calming the Butterflies”

Back to School Enrollment 2018-19 Private Schools, Preschools, Child Care Centers and Extracurricular Activities

Our Heads Up calendar of events features the area’s best in family-friendly fun!


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s the summer temperatures heat up scientists are looking at continued effects of climate change. Unfortunately, many people consider it a distant issue, only affecting polar bears or obscure sea creatures. Think again, studies now show climate change may increase asthma-related emergency room visits for children. That prediction comes from researchers who examined simulated ozone levels from June through August to the year 2020 and compared them to ozone levels in the 1990s. The study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed an almost 10 percent increase in asthma-related emergency room visits for children up to age 17. What else does climate change mean to your family? Another effect is the link to the fresh summer produce and the bees who pollinate them. The fertility of most flowering plants and nearly all fruits and vegetables depend on pollination. Pollinators, such as honeybees, move from plant to plant, for nectar, transferring nectar that pollinates plants, allowing the plants to flower, bloom and produce food. Climate change, according to ecologists like David Inouye of the

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So, what can families do? Suggestions include reducing your carbon footprint, reducing trash, growing vegetables. University of Maryland, is already causing problems for bees. He explained on a NASA web page, some plant-pollinator pairs respond to the same environmental cues, and changes in climate may drastically alter how they match up. He says species of pollinators have “co-evolved with one species of plant and the two species time their cycles to coincide.� That means that insects change from larva to adults right when nectar flows begin with their plant partner. Unfortunately, the partnership can get out of sync if temperatures continue to change. According to a recent federal climate assessment, the third since 2000, scientists have determined that by the end of the century temperatures could be up to 5 degrees higher, or even as much as 10 degrees hotter if nations do not act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The assessment can be viewed online (https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/). Created by hundreds of scientists and government experts, who worked for several years holding hundreds of workshops nationwide, they were guided by a panel called the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. The committee also points to increases in heat stress events, forcing those with respiratory illnesses to more frequent use of inhalers and emergency room visits. Their results reinforce studies like the one mentioned above. The committee released their over 800-page report to provide a roadmap for average citizens to understand and help. So, what can families do? NASA offers some great suggestions on their ClimateKids page (https://climatekids.nasa.gov/ how-to-help/). Suggestions include reducing your carbon footprint, reducing trash, growing vegetables. As a parent, planning educational visits to parks or gardens that offer programs can help you learn about climate change in a fun way with your children. Visit the NASA web site for other games, activities or videos to get more ideas. Summer is the perfect time to take notice of the environment and work together as a family to learn what our planet needs and what can be done to protect it for generations to come. 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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y its very nature, summer requires a base level of organization and steady structure of parents, making it tempting to sign kids up for every organized opportunity under the sun that presents itself. But kids need outdoor free-play, unorganized playtime to romp, yell, chase butterflies, catch bugs, play soccer or, maybe, play in the mud. Playgrounds – more than the mastered territory of the backyard—offer the ideal setting to balance the various activities you’ve faithfully registered your kids for. Corralling kids to head to a playground whether by car or foot, requires energy, thought and intentionality as a parent. Here’s why It’s worth the effort: According to AAA State of Play, playgrounds are necessary for 77 reasons (www.aaastateofplay.com/ 77-reasons-kids-need-playgrounds/) and offer the perfect environment for your child to be healthier in “the intellect, body and the brain.” Playgrounds provide a different type of classroom, one which stimulates growth in your child in ways book-learning can’t. In his PsychologyToday.com article, Peter Gray, Ph.D. calls play a “powerful vehicle for social learning” because it allows for kids to quit, rebel or negotiate and carry on in their games together. Places of play should also be regarded as a prized public good because they are one of the few gathering places that connect people across the age, ethnic and socio-economic spectrum. Gray contends that there is significant value in kids of mixed ages playing together, something playgrounds offer a perfect platform for. Communities rich with public playgrounds and general greenspaces for a game of pick-up soccer or baseball offer a powerful point of connection for kids and their families. Since kids get bored quickly, best to keep things exciting by folding in new play sites. With a smartphone, today’s parents are equipped to find public playgrounds with the use of the free app, Playground Buddy. It’s also easy to jump on google maps and search “playground” or “indoor playground” if weather is problematic. Alternatively, simply enter your zipcode on Map of Play, a site focused on connecting you to local places where your kids can run and play (mapofplay.kaboom.org). Think more broadly than city playgrounds, parents, because in every town there exists public school playgrounds, church playgrounds, community centers and green spaces for frisbee football, running wind sprints and flying kites. Plan ahead to include friends: Build a list of local playgrounds to visit and coordinate with friends, creating planned meet-ups. It goes without saying that

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these rendezvous will include picnics. Outdoor time with the opportunity to enjoy friendship, food, fresh air, and sunshine promises mutual refreshment for both parent and child. Inclement weather? Identify nearby bowling alleys, miniature golf courses and roller skating rinks to stay moving as well as shake up your recreation routine. It may also reveal surprising latent talent in your child. Though the prospect of getting in the car to take kids on a “free-play” outing may seem too time-consuming or tiring, the evidence is overwhelming that both parties—kids and parents—are healthier and happier when regular trips to the playground is incorporated into summer life. Kathryn Streeter is a freelance writer living in Washington, DC. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Austin American-Statesman, The Week, SheKnows Media and elsewhere.

Hear from the experts about the power of play “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” -Mark Twain

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” -Diane Ackerman

“Play is so integral to childhood that a child who does not have opportunities to play is cut off from a major portion of childhood.”  -Musselwhite “Play is the beginning of knowledge.” -George Dorsey

“The true object of all human life is play.” -G. K. Chesterton

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” -Plato “The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.”  -Brian Sutton-Smith “Play is the work of the child.” -Maria Montessori

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Mr. Rogers “Play is the highest form of research.” -Albert Einstein

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Follow Our Adventure

Goat Snuggling by

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abriel and I both find the antics of animals amusing and have an instinctive love of critters, as we say. A G friend recommended goat snuggling at Silver Maple

Farm Goats in Berryville, VA, and once I checked out the website and Facebook page, I knew we had to go! Goats are one of the most amusing animals of all to me. We signed up online for our timeslot to snuggle goats on a Saturday afternoon, and we were blessed with a beautifully sunshiny day. Since Berryville is approximately 45 minutes from home in Hagerstown, we decided to make a day of it and enjoy breakfast at a fun diner in Winchester and then spend the morning at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum and strolling around lovely historic Winchester. From historic Winchester, it took approximately 25 minutes to drive to the farm using twisty roads where you can “meet yourself� going around the turns, as my grandmother would have said. Once we turned up the driveway to the beautiful, 300-year-old farm, we were greeted by Sean McMaster and two of his young sons. We parked, and Sean led us to the goat barn and introduced us to his wife Alisha who, accompanied by their daughter, was overseeing the goat snuggle sessions. Friendly and welcoming, Alisha also greeted us warmly and acquainted us with the Nigerian Dwarf goats. Goats in the barn varied in Page 6

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age and size from a mama goat who was tending her kids to tiny triplets who were born earlier in the day. Alisha and her family were not the only ones to welcome me and Gabriel to the barn. As soon as we walked in, a young male goat started chewing the hem of my shirt. Alisha told me to just pull it out of his mouth, and he made several more attempts to chew my shirt until he decided my flip flops were even better. As we toured the barn, he followed me and Gabriel, nibbling at our clothes. Gabriel was a little nervous about handling the goats at first. Even though he enjoys all animals, he was a little hesitant about interacting with a creature that was new to him. I told him to relax and settle himself on some of the many bales of hay available and get used to the goats. Some of the goats who were a few weeks old were resting on the hay bales, and Gabriel eased into the experience by petting some of them first. Used to being handled by humans, the goats are extremely docile and friendly, and in fact, some will seek attention

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if they feel they are being ignored by people handling the baby goats. If Gabriel moved suddenly, sometimes the goats felt a little apprehensive and would jump up to scamper off the hay bales, but if Gabriel sat calmly petting the goats, they warmed up to him and enjoyed the attention. He also plucked hay from the bales and offered it to them as a sign of his good intentions. Many of the other visitors to the barn were snuggling the tiny baby goats. When one was available, Gabriel tried to hold it, but again, he was a little nervous, and the goat sensed it and scrambled off his lap. I told Gabriel he had to hold the goats securely so they would know they were safe. Alisha set Gabriel up on a low hay bale with another adorable baby goat, a light-caramel-colored one, and he held it securely and petted and snuggled the goat until he relaxed and fell sound asleep in Gabriel’s lap. Gabriel was delighted and shouted, “I love that we came here!” His excited announcement woke the snoozing goat who hopped off Gabriel’s lap for a trip around the barn, bleating at his fellow baby goat friends. Again Gabriel shouted, “I love hearing them make that sound!” Gabriel also got to spend some time in the other side of the barn looking at the chickens and holding a baby bunny that was only a few weeks old. The bunny was so soft and fluffy, and Gabriel was thrilled with it. The McMasters explained that the bunny was one of four babies born, and that they were naming them Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. While visiting the goat barn, Alisha was full of interesting facts that she shared with us. We learned that the McMasters milk the goats and that each goat yields approximately a half gallon of milk per day. They use the milk to make soap, cheese, yogurt, and extra-creamy fudge. Personally, I would love to try some of the fudge. Alisha also graciously answered the many questions visitors raised. I had not realized that goats usually have multiple kids, and I asked Alisha about that. She explained they usually give birth to two to four young, although they have had as many as five born at one time. Gabriel asked Alisha why goats are always chewing, and she described how goats are always eating or sleeping. As she said, “Goats have special places in their stomachs where they store food and bring it up later to chew on, so they are always chewing.” Gabriel, unfamiliar with the idea of rumination, eloquently said, “Ew.” Gabriel and I eventually pulled ourselves away from the goats. Alisha escorted us out of the barn so that there were no tiny escapees. With the season running from April through November each year, Gabriel and I would gladly return to repeat this adventure, especially with other friends and family who might like to go. The cost is $20 per person per session, which I feel is very reasonable for this special experience and to help maintain and support this www.childguidemagazine.com

wonderful farm. Snuggling sessions can be reserved online, and yoga enthusiasts may also like to schedule a goat yoga class held onsite. 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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Calming the Butterflies BY SARAH LYONS

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our child may feel “butterflies in their tummy” if they have a big event coming up such as an important test, a piano recital, or even the first day of school. It is normal to feel nervous when kids are expected to perform or speak in front of a group of people, if they have an upcoming dentist or doctor appointment, or if they have the pressure to do well on a test or at a sporting event. Many adults find themselves feeling nervous for similar events at work or in the community. Even though nerves are common, parents can help kids calm the butterflies and be successful.

Model calming behavior

As a parent, watching our child battle nervous feelings can be difficult and may cause the parent to feel anxious and worried themselves.The child may grow more panicked because of this. Model calming behavior to your child. Speak in a calm voice, try not to rush them, and keep your chit chat positive and encouraging.

Prepare and discuss

Prior to the big day, discuss with your child what they can expect. “We spend time talking about the event a few days before. I allow them to ask questions and understand what to expect throughout the process.” says Lauren Heller, mother of twins. This is a great opportunity to discuss with your child what their worries are specifically and help them work through them in a healthy way. Rodganna Avery, mother of three, suggests “We talk about what to expect and how to handle it. We also try to find books on the topic from the library.”

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Relaxation techniques

If you find your child is nervous often, sit down ahead of time and discuss some relaxation techniques they think will be helpful in calming butterflies when they arise. “I taught my daughter to take slow deep breaths and to pretend she was somewhere else.” says Krystal Laws, mother of seven. Some other relaxation techniques may include stretching, reading a book, sipping a favorite drink, listening to music, or talking to a friend. Many kids find physical activity relaxing. Encourage your child to take a short walk or jog, do jumping jacks, shoot hoops, or play on the swingset. This will help your child release some nervous energy. Once your child has found a relaxation technique that works for them, they will have a tool in their back pocket when nerves arise.

Visualize and problem solve

If your child is nervous about an upcoming recital, performance, or game have them sit still, close their eyes, and visualize each step of the upcoming event and how it will go. Picture a positive outcome with everything going smoothly. During the visualization process, address any obstacles your child may foresee. “Before an ice skating performance we consider what would happen if she fell - just get back up, no big deal.” says Jane Hammond, mom of three. Problem solve with your child how you can overcome any of the challenges they may be worrying about. For younger kids, acting out the situation that is making them nervous can be very helpful. “Our boys used to have a really hard time with doctor appointments. We bought a doctor set and ‘played doctor’ while talking about what to expect. They love going now!” says Becky Asher, mom to triplet boys.

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before the event. This will help them feel they are at their best when the butterflies arrive. Explain to your child that even adults get nervous about situations and these feelings are normal. Children tend to feel more secure in new situations when they know they have your support and understanding along the way.

Symptoms of anxiety in children

While some nervousness is normal in children, kids may suffer from extreme anxiety that negatively affects their day to day life. If your child is experiencing the following symptoms it may be time to seek additional help: • Children with extreme anxiety may “act out” with tantrums, refusal to do typical activities, and generally disobedient behaviors. • Excessive and extreme worry about normal, everyday activities that causes them to miss out on events at school or with friends. (www.kidshealth.com) • They may be restless, have difficulty concentrating, have trouble sleeping, and experience irritability. • They may also experience physical difficulties such as muscle tension, frequent urination, stomach aches, difficulty swallowing, and headaches. (www.verywell.com) If you believe your child may have an anxiety disorder, seek professional help for an official diagnosis and support. In the meantime, continue to be supportive and patient with your child and let them know you will help them work through these challenges. Sarah Lyons, mother of six, has been published in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine KC Parent, Austin Family, Creative Child and over 120 other parenting publications.

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Dear Teacher Summer Learning Activities

Parents: Your children cannot have

carefree summer days any more with no thought of schoolwork, especially math. With the adoption of Common Core Standards (grades K-8), children are now expected to enter the next grade knowing everything that they learned in math in the previous grades. What's unfortunate about this is that most children, whether they are part of a lowincome or high-income family, may lose as much as two months of learning in math. This year our summer learning activities for children are all in math. Unlike reading, an effort has to be made to bring math into daily life. For even more math learning activities and silly math riddles visit our Dear Teacher website. Using Statistics Statistics is one part of math that is emphasized in the Common Core math curriculum. Have your children sit in a spot where a number of people will walk by. You will want to stay with younger children. Depending on their ages, they can observe the shoes of 10, 50 or 100 people. They can make a simple chart headed "Velcro Fasteners and Shoelaces." For each person who walks by, they can indicate with a mark how his or her shoes are fastened. They can skip the people wearing flip-flops and sandals. When they have finished their observations, they can use statistics to describe their findings. For example, a young child might say: nine out of 10

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people had shoelaces. An older child could say: 20 percent of the people had Velcro fasteners.

Reviewing Geometric Shapes

Young children can start this activity by using from three to five Popsicle sticks to make flat shapes and name them. Older students can use toothpicks and go on to see if they can

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build shapes with as many as 12 sides and name them. Once children have built flat shapes, they should move on to building and naming solids. The sticks and toothpicks can be held together with marshmallows, gumdrops or clay. Younger children can construct pyramids and cubes, while older ones can try to

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construct such challenging forms as dodecagons, tetrahedrons and icosahedrons. No matter what they build, it is important that children name each figure and count the number of its sides. A challenge: children can use 24 sticks or toothpicks to form a square with nine squares inside it. They should study the figure carefully. It doesn't just have nine squares. Challenge your children to find all 14 squares within the square. Search online "square with nine squares inside it" to find the answer if necessary.

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earlier. It is the study of surfaces and is often called "rubber sheet geometry.” It deals with the ways that surfaces can be twisted, bent, pulled or otherwise deformed from one shape to another. Young children can begin to understand topology by drawing a figure such as a person or animal on a slightly inflated balloon. Then they can pull on the balloon from two sides to distort their original drawing. While the image will be different, it will still be a person or an animal. The classic topological example is making a coffee cup and a doughnut equivalent to each other. It may sound impossible, but it isn't. Just make a coffee cup out of clay. Then you can twist, bend and shape the clay to form the shape of a doughnut. The equivalence is that they both have one hole. Here is a math problem relating to topology: Find a blank map that shows a region of the United States and print it out. Then have your children color it so no two bordering states have the same color. They should be able to do it using only four colors.

Prime and Composite Numbers

A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 that can only be divided by itself and 1. A composite number is a whole number that can be divided evenly by numbers other than 1 or itself. What your children will do in this activity is cut squares of paper (as many as 12), or they can use playing or index cards. Have your children use the squares or cards to make rectangles with numbers such as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and so on. If they make rectangles with 5, they will discover that it is only possible to make one rectangle, showing that 5 is a prime number. If they make rectangles with 6 squares or cards, they will have several choices, showing that 6 is not a prime but a composite number. Have the children make rectangles with a variety of numbers to determine if a number is prime or composite. A mathematician by the name of Goldbach made a conjecture that every even number is the sum of two prime numbers. Have young children test it with small numbers and older ones with much larger numbers.

brought home assignments that need to be completed over the summer. They are not small assignments, but will take several weeks to complete. Am I the only one to complain about this? – Overworked Answer: You definitely are not the only parent to face the fact that school is more and more becoming a year-round task. The nitty gritty behind teachers giving summer assignments is simple. Children, especially those in elementary school, need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. For example, if they don't engage in some academic work in math, almost all students lose about two months of grade equivalency between the beginning and end of summer vacation. The story in reading is a bit different. Children who read a lot or participate in library reading programs may actually make some gains in their reading skills. The secret is that to do so, they must read. And summer homework reading assignments will help them keep their reading skills sharp. Summer homework definitely pays more academic dividends in the

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Through July 3

Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m.; Mon. & Tues., 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. West Virginia Power. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com.

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Summerfest Family Theatre, Baker Park, Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Free children’s entertainment featuring local, regional and national performers showcasing comedy, music, dance, and more. 301/600-2844.

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“Disney’s Beauty & the Beast,” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. Performances every Fri. & Sat. evening, and matinees on select Sun. Admission. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com.

Through August 26

“The 3 Pig Circus,” Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free under age 2. 304/2584074. www.wondermentpuppets.com. Summer Concert Series, Baker Park Bandshell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Sun., 7-8:30 p.m. Local and regional performers. Canned food and cash donations accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. Free. 301/600-2844. Summer Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Peter Buys Band Shell, 501 Virginia Ave. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Hagerstown Municipal Band presents a variety of marches, overtures, and show tunes. 104th season. Free. 717/2634595. www.hagerstownband.org.

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“BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels,” Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Groh Gallery, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Eighty-one original graphic works by leading artists in the arena of contemporary graphic novels. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org.

July Garrison the Fort, Fort Frederick State 110ToPark, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. a.m.-3 p.m. Experience life during the

American Revolutionary War as members of the recreated Maryland Independent Rifles garrison the fort. Park entrance fees apply. 301/8422155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. “Under the Sea Crafts,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make crafts in our STEAM Machine Art Room. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. “1776 The Musical,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 p.m. Check with theater for age appropriateness. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Acrylic Painting, Jim Barnett Park, Arts & Crafts Room, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 2-4 p.m. “Mermaid.” Students learn step-by-step to create a fun, kid-friendly pattern. Ages 6-13. $17, resident; $20, non-resident; $5, materials fee. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. , 8, 15, 22 & 29 Red Run Park Summer Concerts, Red Run Park, Rt. 16, Rouzerville, PA. 1-4 p.m. Entertainment: “Dixie

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Wind” (7/1), “Brush Fire” (7/8), “Make Mine Country” (7/15), “Bluegrass Chapel Band” (7/22), and “Stoney Creek” (7/29). Free. 717/762-3128. www.washtwp-franklin.org. The Fay & Jim Powers 2018 Outdoor Music Series at Pen Mar Park, 14600 Pen Mar-High Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. Every Sun., 2-5 p.m. through September 3. “Back to Back” (7/1), “Arrow” (7/8), “Dave Winter Group” (7/15), “Spectrum” (7/22), & “Jay & The Jingo” (7/29). Free summer music series. 240/313-2807. & 30 Bubble Van, Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 9-10 a.m. Fun activities for all. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. to 7 Smithsburg Community Carnival, Fire Hall Grounds, 22 N. Main St., Smithsburg, MD. 6-11 p.m. Amusements, games, food and live country music. www.townofsmithsburg.org. Greencastle Community Carnival, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 6:30-10 p.m. Green Grove Gardens and Snyder’s Amusements. Rides, concessions, games and more. $20 arm band to ride all night. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. Movie Matinee, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 p.m. “Sing.” Rated PG. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Independence Day Celebration, Mt. Airy Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Rd., Mount Airy, MD. 4-10 p.m. www.visitfrederick.org. Sensory Friendly Hangout, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Crafts, games, and hands-on activities designed for elementary aged children with sensory integration challenges or autism spectrum disorders, their families and friends. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Independence Day Celebration, Shafer Park, 37 Park Dr., Boonsboro, MD. 5-10 p.m. DJ music by Jeff Taulton, live music by the Rohrersville Band, children’s activities, and food for sale. Firewworks display at dark. www.visitfrederick.org. Rockin’ Independence Eve, Old Town Winchester and the Taylor Pavilion. 5-11 p.m. Free family-oriented event for all ages. Live music, contests, kids’ activities, beer and wine garden, and fireworks display. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Fireworks Show, Widmyer School Complex, Rt. 522, Berkeley Springs, WV. 9 p.m. Show starts at dark. www.berkeleysprings.com. Independence Day Celebration, Brunswick Middle School Complex, Brunswick, MD. 9:30-10 p.m. Fireworks display. Free. www.visitfrederick.org. & 6 Star-Spangled Fireworks Train, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 8 p.m. Reservations required. $10-$12. Under age 2 ride free if on a lap. 301/898-0899. www.wsrr.org. , 10, 17 & 24 Children’s Summer Stories – Summer Institute, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA. Tues., 11 a.m. Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center in Renfrew Park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. 21st Annual Liberty 5K and Kids Mile Race, Jim Barnett Park & Shenandoah

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University, Winchester. 8 a.m. Race fee. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. 11th Annual Salamander Scramble 5K 2018, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Raising funds for Renfrew Institute. Held in conjuction with Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K. Scramble around Waynesboro to raise funds. All athletic levels welcome. Contact Renfrew Institute for information. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. “The Fort is Pretty Full,” Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate America’s birthday. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. The Barbara Fritchie Classic, The Great Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oldest running dirt track motorcycle race in America. Admission. 301/788-5173. www.visitfrederick.org. Independence Day Celebration, Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD. 12 noon-8 p.m. Concessions, concerts, Williamsport Community Band patriotic concert, fireworks at dusk, and more. 301/223-7711. http://williamsportmd.gov. Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration, Baker Park Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. 12 noon-dusk. Two stages of entertainment, family-friendly rides, activities, food and fireworks. Free. www.visitfrederick.org. July 4th Gala Pops Concert, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. 6 p.m. Fireworks celebration of America’s 242nd birthday with The Willys and the Gala Pops Orchestra. Free event. 717/337-8200. www.gettysburgmajestic.org. Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. 6 p.m. Entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 301/739-8577, x116. www.hagerstownmd.org. , 11, 18 & 25 Nose to Nose With Nature – Summer Institute, Renfrew Park Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Wed., 9:30-11 a.m. Explore nature’s best spots in Renfrew Park. Check out creatures and plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, and music and games. Bring old sneakers for wading in creek. Kids grades K-3. $4 per session, Renfew Institute members; $5 per session, nonmembers. Arrive 15 mins early to register. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 10:30 a.m. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. Leitersburg Cinemas will feature PG and G movies on select Wednesdays during the summer. July movies: “The Sandlot” (7/4), “Boss Baby” (7/11), “Matilda” (7/18), and “Ferdinand” (7/25). 240/329-2062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. Encounter City Park 2018, Hagerstown (MD) City Park band shell. 7 p.m. Performances by regional artists in gospel, bluegrass, southern gospel and contemporary Christian music every Wed. thru Aug. 29. July entertainment: Second Chances (7/4), Dave Powers (7/11), The OC Choir (7/18), and Leslie McKee (7/25). Free. 240/329-9387. www.encountercitypark.org. La Leche Meeting, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 10 a.m. 540/869-9000. Hands on Music, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Explore

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instruments and musical fun with various handson activities. For grades K-5. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. $5 Summer Movie Series, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Movie Night with S’Mores, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 6 p.m. For grades 6-12. 301/600-7212. www.fcpl.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Drew Adams.” Local musician and singer. Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. to 15 “West Side Story,” Shenandoah University, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Dr., Winchester. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m.; July 11, 2:30 p.m. Musical. Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Admission. 540/665-4569. www.ssmtva.org. , 12, 19, 20 & 26 Yoga on the Creek, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick. 7-8 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Free. Donations encouraged. 301/698-8118. , 12, 19, & 26 Movies on the Mall, Taylor Pavilion, 119 N. Loudon St., Winchester. Movies begin at dusk. “Descendants 2” (7/5), “Max 2: White House Hero” (7/12), “Cars 3” (7/19), and “Moana” (7/26). 540/6624946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “The Little Mermaid.” Story with art exploration, activities, and craft. Pre-registration recommended. Ages 3-5. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. First Fridays Celebration of the Arts, Old Town Winchester. 3 p.m. Special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops stay open late. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. , 13, 20 & 27 Dance Party, Handley Regional Library Children’s Room, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups are welcome to come dance. 540/662-9041. www.handleyregional.org. Dance Party, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 11 a.m. Family dance party. 540/869-9000. www.handleyregional.org. Fridays at Five, Town Square, 100 E. King St., Martinsburg. 5-7 p.m. Series of free concerts by well-known musicians, bands and Martinsburg artists. Free. www.travelwv.com/events/ Patriotic Celebration, Marker-Miller Orchards, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate our independence and the new season. Peaches and garden vegetables available. Music, food to purchase, wagon rides, cow train rides, and other activities for children. www.markermillerorchards.com. Adventure Park USA’s 13th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. All-day fun, 3-D fireworks, rides, games and more. Fireworks begin after dark. 301/8656800. www.visitfrederick.org. “Unicorn & Dragon Dreamcatcher Workshop,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Luckee Art Studios Artist, Suzee Cline-White as she teaches children to make a unicorn or dragon dreamcatcher. All supplies and instruction

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provided. $15. Purchase workshop tickets through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2JzKoTD. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Sky Pop! 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artisanal market with artists, makers, bakers, and craftspeople. 301/662-4190. www.visitfrederick.org. Artist Market, Everedy Square/Shab Row, East and Church Streets, Frederick. 12 noon-5 p.m. 20 local artists onsite. 301/662-4140. www.visitfrederick.org. Shrink All the Cars 5, Berkeley County Fairgrounds, 2419 Golf Course Rd., Martinsburg. 12 noon-5 p.m. Car meet to honor the memory of Cory Burgess, bring awareness to Cory’s legacy and to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Kid and animal friendly (pets must be leashed). www.travelwv.com/events/ Family Film, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Moana.” Bring a picnic lunch and watch a free movie. Popcorn and lemonade provided. 540/869-9000, x215. www.handleyregional.org. Paws for Reading, Handley Library, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 2 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. 540/662-9041. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Peter Rabbit.” 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. “Mary Poppins Jr. – WCP Summer Theater Camp,” Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 & 7 p.m. Musical. Admission. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. “Australia Didgeridoo.” Family-friendly event that offers drop-in art activities for all ages. $2 per artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. First Saturday: I ART Downtown, downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Public art installations, local artists features and more. Late-night shopping, dining, live music, and a free trolley until 9 p.m. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. Astronomy Program, Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 6 p.m. Join a park ranger and the Tri-State Astronomers for a night of star gazing and sky navigation. Park entrance fees apply. 301/8422155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Kids Fishing Night, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 6-8 p.m. Grab some fishing gear and learn how to fish with volunteers. $5 per car. VA resident children under age 16 can fish without a license. Nonresident children do not need license if accompanied by a properly licensed adult. All others, VA DGIF fishing regulations apply. 540/592-3566. Red, White & Blue Summer Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) Community College Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. “The United States Army Six-String Soldiers.” Free. 240/500-2346. www.hagerstowncc.edu. 33rd Annual Salute to Independence, Antietam National Battlefield, 302 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 7:30 p.m. Join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for a special Independence Day commemoration. Fireworks immediately following. Free. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. & 8 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy, Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy with military and civilian living history encampments. Hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Free. 301/662-3515.

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“Carsie Blanton” (7/7), “My Sweet Patootie” (7/14), “Kelly Bell Band” (7/21), & “Hillbilly Gypsies” (7/28). Rain location: Ice House. www.berkeleysprings.com. 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. to 14 Franklin County Fair, Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club, 3725 Warm Spring Rd., Chambersburg. Agricultural county fair w/ rides, exhibits, food, entertainment, truck & tractor pulls, demolition derby, pageants, and more. www.franklincountyfair.org. & 22 Art in the Park, Berkeley Springs (WV) State Park, across from the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried monthly outdoor art fair for local and regional artists. 304/258-6419. -13 and 16-20 Authentic Community Theater Summer Storytelling Program, Pangborn Park, Lake Pavilion (July 9); Boonsboro Shafer Park, Pavilion #3 (July 10); Smithsburg Veteran’s Park, Pavilion #1 (July 11); Williamsport Byron Park, Pavilion #1 (July 12); Hagerstown City Park Bandshell (July 13); Cascade Pen Mar Park, Dance Pavilion (July 16); Doub’s Woods Park, North Pavilion (July 17); Fairgrounds Park, South Pavilion (July 18); Maugansville Ruritan Park Pavilion (July 19); Hagerstown Marty Snook Park, Pavilion #1 (July 20). 10:30 a.m. Original storytelling performances. www.actforall.org. 20th Annual Pete Wright Memorial Track & Field Series, Callas Stadium, North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 6:30 p.m. All comers track and field meet for all ages and ability levels. No entry fees for students through college. Registration from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Cumberland Valley Athletic Club. 301/739-7004. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FSO musicians perform classical music to beloved stories, followed by a musical instrument petting zoo provided by Music and Arts. All ages. 301/8458880. www.fcpl.org. Teddy Bear Celebration, Middletown (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your teddy bear to the library and participate in activities together. Ages 0-12. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Frederick County’s only non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school for children in Preschool 3 through 8th grade. Tour the campus, complete an application, schedule a Shadow Day and Assessment, and more. 301/695-9320. www.BannerSchool.org. Summer Storytimes at Belle Grove, Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA. 10 a.m. “Reading with a Ranger.” 540/869-2028. www.bellegrove.org. Take a Hike – Summer Institute, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA. Tues., 11 a.m. Hike trails called Great Blue Heron, Edmajoda, Salty Grimes and more, nature related activities. For grades 4-6. $4, Renfrew Institute members; $5, non-members. Arrive 15 minutes early to register. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic, Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Rd.,

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Shepherdstown, WV. 6-9 p.m. Bring your own picnic dinner and then enjoy the fun family activities. $15 per vehicle. Registration required. www.potomacaudubon.org. to 13 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Columbia Fireflies. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. Grandparents & Seniors Morning, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Tickets are $4/person. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. $5 Summer Movie Series, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. “Ghandi.” 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Mateo Monk.” Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Starlight Family Film Festival, Natelli Community Center, 9023 Harris St., Frederick. 8:30-10 p.m. Outdoor movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Fun begins at 7 p.m. with pre-movie activities and entertainment for the whole family. Free. www.visitfrederick.org. to 15 “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR,” Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Thurs.Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. $15. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org. Summer Movie Series, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, Stage in Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 8:30 p.m. “Cars 3.” Free. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Movie Night, Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 8:30 p.m. “Coco.” Movie begins at dusk. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. City Park Movie Night, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Peter Buys Band Shell, 501 Virginia Ave. 8:45 p.m. “Beauty and the Beast.” Rated PG. Belle and Disney costume parade at 7 p.m. Free. Concessions available. Rain date: July 17. www.hagerstownmd.org/outdoormovies. Summer Outdoor Movie Night, Page Jackson Elementary, 370 Page-Jackson School Rd., Charles Town. 8:45 p.m. “Peter Rabbit.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. & 14 Greencastle’s 51st Annual Sidewalk Days, Center Square, Greencastle, PA. Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.4 p.m. Vendors, artisans, craftsmen, food stands, live entertainment, and more. 717/5974610. www.greencastlepachamber.org. to 15 Day in the Park/Battle of Funkstown, Main Street and Funkstown (MD) Park. Fri., Set up; Sat., 9 a.m.-dark; Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 street battle and 2 field battles. Settlers, craft vendors, car show, food and fireworks. 301/791-0948. www.funkstown.com. Waynesboro Summer Kids Movie Event, 75 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 10 a.m. “Madagascar.” Rated PG. Admission includes movie ticket, popcorn and regular soda. $4. 717/788-4330. www.waynesborotheatre.com. Learn to Ride, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m.-12 noon. JCPRC staff help your child learn to ride a bike. Child must have a helmet. Ages 4-10. $18. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org.

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Mid-Summer Botany Walk, Big Slackwater, 7900 Avis Mill Rd., Williamsport, MD. 10 a.m.12 noon. Meet at the parking lot next to McMahons Mill. Free. Donations accepted. www.potomacaudubon.org. “Storytelling in the Parks,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Authentic Community Theater performance in the STEAM Machine Art Room. Free with the price of admission. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Curious George Visits the Library, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Fun and games with Curious George. Ages 2-8. 301/845-8880. www.fcpl.org. A Day in the Life of the Royer Children, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Family friendly. Come see how the Royer children lived, worked and played during the 1800s. Admission and food are free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Parachute Playtime, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Play games with our colorful parachute to some favorite tunes. Ages 3-8. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. 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, x215. www.handleyregional.org. Astronomy for Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Evening of space exploration: “Junior Astronomer” program for ages 5-12; multimedia presentation on US’s space research; view deep space objects thru telescopes. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566. & 15 “Repair to the Fort,” Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pontiac’s Rebellion. Musket firing presentations, hearth cooking militia drill, children’s drill, and a presentation of the fort’s role in the conflict. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. -15 and 17-21 “Shrek the Musical Jr,” Winchester Little Theatre for Kids, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Admission. 540/662-3331. www.wltonline.org. to 21 Chambersfest 2018, Chambersburg. 32nd Annual community celebration. Sidewalk sales, Old Market Day, Scoop-a-Palooza, 1864 Burning of Chambersburg Commemoration, Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race, and more. 717/2647101. www.Chambersburg.org/ChambersFest. Washington County Ag Expo and Fair, Ag Ed Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 12 noon-closing daily. Carnival, musical entertainment, bull riding, truck & tractor pull, demolition derby, animal exhibits, and more. Kids ages 5 & under get in free. 301/491-3177. www.agexpoandfair.org. , 21, 28 and Aug 4 Music by the Lake, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. 7 p.m. Concert series featuring “Plate Scrapers” (7/14), “Yam Yam” (7/21), “Stoney Creek Bluegrass” (7/28), and “Tim Litvin & The Nature Boy Band” (8/4). Free. 301/791-3132. www.washingtoncountyarts.com. Summer Lovin’ 5K, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 9-11 a.m. 5K Trail Race. After the race, a Grease-themed dance party with a runner’s recovery tent provided by Pivot Physical Therapy, and post-race food, music and random prizes. Awards for top finishers. $25 race

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registration, includes full-day parking pass. 540/592-3566. https://runsignup.com/Race/ VA/ Paris/SummerFling5kTrailRace. Meet the Beekeepers, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1-3 p.m. Meet with local apiarists of the Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah and discover the art of Apiculture. 540/592-3566. Red, White & Blue Summer Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) Community College Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. “The United States Navy Cruisers.” Free. 240/500-2346. www.hagerstowncc.edu. Hula Hooping with Soolah Hoops, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Learn hulahooping techniques. Ages 3-14. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town, WV. 7:3010:30 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. Magic Show with Professor Sal, Williamsport (MD) Library, 104 E. Potomac St. 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. For all ages. 301/223-7027. www.washcolibrary.org. Movie Night, Sharpsburg (MD) Library, 106 E. Main St. 6 p.m. “Wrinkle in Time.” 301/4328825. www.washcolibrary.org. Wednesdays at Westview Concert Series, Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick. 6-8 p.m. Free concert. 410/561-1300. www.visitfrederick.org. Free Summer Concert, Stage at Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6-9 p.m. “Robbie Limon.” 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Down a Garden Path – Summer Institute, Renfrew Park Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA. 9:30-11 a.m. Step into the four-square garden to harvest, plant seeds and discover ladybugs and other garden critters. Take home a mini-garden and garden craft. Make rain with watering bells. $4, Renfrew Institute members; $5, nonmembers. Arrive 15 minutes early to register. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Magic Show with Professor Sal Kraut, Sharpsburg (MD) Library, 106 E. Main St. 3:30 p.m. For grades PreK-5. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Emmitsburg (MD) Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave. 5-6 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-6329. www.fcpl.org. Make-it, Take-it Family Craft Night, Clear Spring Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd. 5-6:45 p.m. Make a seasonal craft with your family. All ages. 301/842-2730. www.washcolibrary.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Rob Rowe.” A little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll. Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. to 22 “Titanic The Musical,” The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. Youth Summer Theatre Workshop Production. Admission. 301/263-6766. www.apollocivictheatre.org. Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Thurs. & Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs.

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Lakewood BlueClaws. Admission. 301/7916266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. to 29 “Mamma Mia!” Shenandoah University, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Dr., Winchester. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m.; July 24-26, 2:30 p.m. Musical. Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Admission. 540/665-4569. www.ssmtva.org. Mommy & Me, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “T is for Train.” Activities encourage exploration of color, numbers, letters, nature and art. Ages 1 ½-2 with caregivers. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Laser Tag Party, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, Stage in Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-7 p.m. $10. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Friday Night Live, Loudoun Street Mall and the Taylor Pavilioin, Old Town Winchester. 5-11 p.m. Enjoy live music, street performers, artisans and activities for all ages. “Kelly Bell Band” in the Taylor Pavilion. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Concert in the Park with the Sweet Maple Singers, Hancock Library, 220 Park Rd., Hancock, MD. 6 p.m. Family-friendly. Cosponsored by the Hancock Branch of the Washington County Free Library and the Hancock Arts Council. 301/678-5300. www.washcolibrary.org. & 21 Dig It Hager House Tours for Kids, Jonathan Hager House Museum, 110 Key Street, Hagerstown. 10 a.m., 12 noon & 2 p.m. Learn about the archeological history of the Jonathan Hager House. Great for kids 5 & up. Preregistration required. $4, children & seniors; $5, adults. www.hagerstownmd.org/parksandrec. 3rd Annual Pregnancy, Baby and Child Expo, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Workshops, and business, community and direct sales vendors. Connects parents with resources. Free. 304/886-4579. Special Saturday, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Make a Native American Rain Stick Game.” All ages. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Stories Alive! Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 a.m. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Family Film, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Mulan.” Bring a picnic lunch and watch a free movie. Popcorn and lemonade provided. 540/869-9000, x215. www.handleyregional.org. Busy Buzzing Bees, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-2 p.m. Learn about bees. Ages 5-7. $9. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Paws for Reading, Handley Library, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 2 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. 540/662-9041. “Mentos & Coke Science Activity,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Explosive science activity. Free with price of admission. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org.

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Sunday Afternoon Kids Canvas: Freedom Flippies, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. Complete a “Famous Artist” 12” x 12” acrylic on canvas painting. Adults welcome. Fee. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. $5 Summer Movie Series, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. “Cabaret.” 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. to August 19 “Mamma Mia!” Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville, PA. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Matinees Sun., Tues., Wed., & Sat., 2 p.m. Musical. Enjoy the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs. Admission. 717/352-2164. www.totempoleplayhouse.org. Hula Hooping with Soolah Hoops, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn hula-hooping techniques. Ages 3-14. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Family Movie, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 1-3 p.m. “The Greatest Showman.” Rated PG. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. to August 1 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Mon. & Tues., 7:05 p.m.; Wed., 10:35 a.m. Suns vs. Lexington Legends. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. to August 4 Frederick (VA) County Fair, Frederick Co Fairgrounds, Clear Brook, VA. 4 p.m. gates open. Carnival rides, food, demolition derby, beauty pageants, lawnmower racing, livestock shows, petting zoo, and more. $7, 12 & older; $3, 6-11; free, 5 & under. www.frederickcountyfair.com. Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company Carnival, Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 12323 Big Spring Rd., Clear Spring, MD. 5:30 p.m. Food, rides, amusements, and free nightly live entertainment. 301/842-3775. Free Movie Night, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 7 p.m. “I Can Only Imagine.” Rated PG. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org.

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Children are challenged to build their own version of a rubber band race car and then compete. Hands-on STEAM program is recommended for children ages 7 & up. Program is free with the price of admission to the museum. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Sky Pop! 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artisanal market with artists, makers, bakers, and craftspeople. 301/662-4190. www.visitfrederick.org. Family Film, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Ferdinand.” Bring a picnic lunch and watch a free movie. Popcorn and lemonade provided. 540/869-9000, x215. www.handleyregional.org. Youth Workshop: Architecture, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 1-3 p.m. Explore the Glen Burnie House, examine blueprints, and learn about how a building is designed. For rising 5th through 8th graders. $30. $20 for MSV members. 540/6621473. www.themsv.org. Paws for Reading, Handley Library, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 2 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. 540/662-9041. Build a Cardboard Pinball Machine, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-4 p.m. For grades 4-adult. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. “Thailand – Lotus Flower.” Family-friendly event that offers drop-in art activities for all ages. $2 per artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. First Saturday: ART Attack, downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Public art installations, local artists features and more. Late-night shopping, dining, live music, and a free trolley until 9 p.m. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. Summer Swim Under the Stars, Jim Barnett Park, Outdoor Pool, Winchester. 9:30-11 p.m. Music and concession stand open. $2. All ages. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. & 5 Annual Threshing Days, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wheat harvested and straw baled the old fashioned way. Kiddie pedal tractor pull at 1 p.m. Tractor displays, games, demos, crafts for children and more. Free. 301/343-5093 or 240/440-4403. www.frederickcountyfarmmuseum.org. to 6 “The American Soldier: Through the Ages,” Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The military history of Fort Frederick. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. to 11 Berkeley County Youth Fair, 6-9 p.m., 2419 Golf Course Rd., Martinsburg. Traditional county fair with bull riding, corn hole, doughnut eating contest, tractor/truck pull, Figure 8 Derby, concert, carnival rides, games, fair food, and more. www.travelwv.com/events/ , 11 & 18 Concerts in the Park, Berkeley Springs State Park, 2 S. Washington St. 5:30 p.m. Entertainment: “Blue Sky 5” (8/4), “Bare Bones” (8/11), & “The Nighthawks” (8/18). Rain location: Ice House. www.berkeleysprings.com. Sunday Afternoon Kids Canvas: I Scream, You Scream, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. Complete a “Famous Artist” 12” x 12” acrylic on canvas painting. Adults welcome. Fee. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. Libraries Rock! Summer Concert: Billy Kemp, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org.

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Waynesboro’s hometown band since 1899. Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Wind Down Downtown, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. & 19 Art in the Park, Berkeley Springs 6-9 p.m. “Hot Diggety Dog.” Bring your four(WV) State Park, across the street from the legged friend downtown. Vendors who handle Berkeley Springs Farmers Market and shops on Fairfax St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried monthly outdoor dog-walking, pet training, grooming and animal art fair for local and regional artists to show and rescue. Food, drink, and live music from “South Mountain Breed.” 301/790-2000. sell their work. 304/258-6419. , 12, 19, & 26 Red Run Park Summer http://winddownhagerstown.com/ Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally, Donut Alley, 912 Concerts, Rt. 16, Rouzerville, PA. 1-4 p.m. Maryland Ave., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. 5K Entertainment: “Donnie Wood” (8/5), “Twin Hill run/walk. Registration begins at 6 p.m. 301/733Express” (8/12), “Back Creek Valley Boys” 6103. www.krumpesdonuts.com. (8/19), and “Hanover Express” (8/26). Free concert. 717/762-3128. Summer Movie Series, Clarke County Parks & www.washtwp-franklin.org. Recreation, Stage in Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 8:30 p.m. “Sing.” The Fay & Jim Powers 2018 Outdoor Music Free. 540/955-5140. Series at Pen Mar Park, 14600 Pen Mar-High Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. Every Sun., 2-5 p.m. thru www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Sept 3. “Music by Just Us” (8/5), “George Tindall Movie Night, Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Combo” (8/12), “Andy Angel Quartet” (8/19), & Winchester. 8:30 p.m. “Brave.” Movie begins at “Ray Birely Orchestra” (8/26). Free summer dusk. Irish Dance Acady will do a short music series. 240/313-2807. performance at 7:45 p.m., followed by audience Red, White & Blue Summer Concert Series, participation. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Hagerstown (MD) Community College Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. Summer Outdoor Movie Night, Sam Michaels “The United States 257th Army Band.” Free. Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah 240/500-2346. www.hagerstowncc.edu. Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. “The Incredibles.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie begins at Boonsboro’s National Night Out, Shafer sundown. Free admission. 304/728-3207. Park, 37 Park Dr., Boonsboro, MD. 5:30-8 www.jcprc.org. p.m. Night to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community Infantry Day, Monocacy National Battlefield, partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 301/432-5141. www.town.boonsboro.md.us.nno. Living history and demonstrations. Free. 301/662-3515. www.visitfrederick.org. National Night Out 2018, 1840 Courthouse Museum lawn on the Loudoun Street Mall in Old Peach Festival, Marker-Miller Orchards, 3035 Town Winchester. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Join the Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Winchester Police Department for the annual Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, Night Out event against crime. Family-friendly peach ice cream, and fresh peaches galore. activities. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Music from 1-3 p.m. Cow train and wagon rides available. www.markermillerorchards.com. National Night Out, Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD. 6-8 p.m. Night to promote Waynesboro Summer Kids Movie Event, 75 W. involvement in crime prevention activities, police- Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 10 a.m. “Despicable community partnerships, and neighborhood Me 3.” Rated PG. Admission includes movie camaraderie. 301/223-7711. ticket, popcorn and regular soda. $4. 717/788www.visithagerstown.com. 4330. www.waynesborotheatre.com. Summer Storytimes at Belle Grove, 336 “Sound Sandwiches,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA. 10 a.m. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Hands-on “Reading with a Colonial School Teacher.” STEAM activity introduces children to the basics 540/869-2028. www.bellegrove.org. of sound production. Program is free with the price of admission to the museum. 301/790to 11 Kid’s Closet Connection Sale, 0076. www.discoverystation.org. Chambersburg Mall, 3055 Black Gap Rd., Chambersburg. Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 Royer Farmstead Day, Renfrew Museum & Park, a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m. Make money on your kids’ outgrown gently “Walk Back in Time.” Admission. used clothing, toys and accessories. Free www.renfrewmuseum.org. admission. www.kidscloset.biz. Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker & 22 Stories and Stuff, Jim Barnett Park, Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. Read a favorite McCormac Amphitheatre, 1001 E. Cork St., book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy Winchester. 10 a.m. Come for a story and a craft dogs. 540/869-9000, x215. or activity. Adult must stay with child. 540/662www.handleyregional.org. 4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race, Grandparents & Seniors Morning, For the Downtown Frederick. Begins at Brewer’s Alley. 2 Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton p.m. Free for spectators. 301/514-5127. Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 9 www.highwheelrace.com. a.m.-12 noon. Tickets are $4/person. 304/264- Singing Insects Walk at Cool Spring Preserve, 9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town, WV. 7:30 p.m. $5 Summer Movie Series, The Capitol Theatre, Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 7:30 Dive-in Movie, Potterfield Pool, 730 Frederick St., p.m. “Ghostbusters.” 717/263-0202. Hagerstown. 8:45 p.m. “Black Panther”. Rated www.thecapitoltheatre.org. PG-13. Admission. 301/733-2599. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew & 12 Civil War Encampment, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Wayne Band.” Waynesboro, PA. Sat., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. www.renfrewmuseum.org.

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39th Annual Leitersburg Peach Festival, Community Park, 21427 Leiter St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Craft & food vendors, peach pies, peach ice cream, and children’s activities. http://leitersburgruritan.org. Rockin’ Rocks & Fabulous Fossils, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Learn about the many rocks and minerals in the collections at Catoctin Creek Park. Hands-on program. Ages 612. $10. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 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. Acrylic Painting, Jim Barnett Park, Arts & Crafts Room, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 2-4 p.m. “Shark.” Ages 6-13. $17, resident; $20, nonresident; $5, materials fee. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. “Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus,” Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Bowman Gallery, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 2:30 p.m. $5. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. to 18 Clarke County Fair, Berryville, VA. Carnival, live music, contests, livestock exhibits, car & truck show, vendors, pageant, FFA & 4H exhibits, horse show, and more. https://clarkecountyfair.org. Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town, WV. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. to 17 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Lexington Legends. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. Movie Matinee, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-4 p.m. “Coco.” Rated PG. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. $5 Summer Movie Series, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. “Blade Runner – The Director’s Cut.” 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Emmitsburg (MD) Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave. 5-6 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-6329. www.fcpl.org. Make-it, Take-it Family Craft Night, Clear Spring Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd. 5-6:45 p.m. Make a seasonal craft with your family. All ages. 301/842-2730. www.washcolibrary.org. Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 6-7 p.m. Make your own root beer float and play board games. For grades 6-12. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Mountain Ride.” PA bluegrass band. Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. 12th Annual Discovery Classic Golf Tournament, Black Rock Golf Course, 20025 Mt. Aetna Rd., Hagerstown. 8:15 a.m. shotgun start. Benefit sponsored by Discovery Station and the Hagerstown Lions Club. Tournament is a Four Person Scramble Flighted format. Tournament prizes. Registration forms at Discovery Station and www.discoverystation.org.

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$85 per golfer. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Clarke County Fair Day Camp, Clarke County Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville, VA. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Learn all about the Clarke County Fair. Campers will meet with 4-H kids and their animal projects, tour the barns, make a craft, get “judged,” and other activities. Campers receive a participation ribbon and an ice cream cone. Ages 5-10. Free. Pre-registration required. To register 540/955-5164 or clefeve@vt.edu. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Friday Night Live, Loudoun Street Mall and the Taylor Pavilion, Old Town Winchester. 5-11 p.m. Enjoy live music, street performers, and artisans. Music and activities for all ages. “Robbie Limon Band” in the Taylor Pavilion. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Movie Night on the Creek: The LEGO Movie, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick. 8-11 p.m. Free. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. 37th Annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal Five Mile Run, River Bottom Park, Williamsport, MD. 8 a.m. Registration from 7-7:45 a.m. Flat, fast, shaded foot race to benefit the Hagerstown Community College Track & Field program. 301/739-7004. 8th Annual Fort Loudon Peach Festival, Fort Loudon (PA) Community Grounds, 13189 Main Street & Hawbaker Dr. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Arts & crafts, peach pie, peach sundaes, peach cobbler, sandwiches, chicken, music, and more. Free admisson and free parking. 717/369-2249. www.explorefranklincountypa.com. Mighty Tikes/Kids Triathlon, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Mighty Tikes, ages 3-5; Mighty Kids, ages 5-7. $14. Advanced registration required. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 2018 Tomato Fest, WVU Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research & Education Center, 67 Apple Harvest Ln, Kearneysville, WV. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tomato tasting contest, cooking demonstrations, tomato and gardening exhibits, free kids activities, bake sale, and more. www.travelwv.com/events/ Fairplay Day, Tilghmanton Woods, corner of Manor Church & Breathedsville Rd., Fairplay, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, crafts, car show, chicken barbeque, and jousting. 240/382-9467. Stories Alive! Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 a.m. A different narrator will visit the third floor and present new stories and old favorites. 540/7222020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Back2School Bash, FSK Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 500 drawstring backpacks will be handed out. Free. 866/957-8687. Family Film, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Rio.” Bring a picnic lunch and watch a free movie. Popcorn and lemonade provided. 540/869-9000, x215. www.handleyregional.org. Totally Terrific Turtles, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-2 p.m. Ages 5-7. $9. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Paws for Reading, Handley Library, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 2 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. 540/662-9041. Dinosaur Party, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Explore the world of dinosaurs through games, crafts, and other

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Free Movie Night, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 7 p.m. “Ready Player One.” Rated PG-13. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. Community Outdoor Movie, Sharpsburg Little League Field on High Street, Sharpsburg, MD. 8 p.m. “Zoo.” For all ages. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. & 25 Rides with Tommy 202, Hagerstown City Park, 525 Highland Way. Climb aboard a real steam engine, rail cars and cabooses. Admission. 301/7398577, x170. www.hagerstownmd.org/parksandrec. Classic Country & Gospel Dinner Show, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 6-9 p.m. $28.50. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. to 26 Williamsport Memorial Library Annual Book Sale, Williamsport (MD) Library, 104 E. Potomac St. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-4 p.m. 301/223-7027. www.washcolibrary.org. Founders Day, Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate the National Park Service’s 102 years of serving the public. Cupcakes for the first 102 visitors. Learn about the history of the NPS at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free. 301/662-3515. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/6007200. www.fcpl.org. AHA CPR & First Aid, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 12:30-4:30 p.m. For ages 16 & up. $75. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. 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, x215. www.handleyregional.org. Adult & Child MakerSpace Workshop: Birdhouses, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 1-3 p.m. For ages 6-10, plus an adult. $40, adult & child pair; $30, MSV adult & child pair. 540/662-1473. www.themsv.org. Film Making 101, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-4 p.m. Learn the basics of lighting and explore movie making apps. For grades 6-12. 301/6001630. www.fcpl.org. Paint Night, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-7:30 p.m. “Sunset Sail.” For ages 18 & up. Children 10 & up can register if they are painting alongside a registered parent. $40. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy a movie, popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. Twilight Hike, Gambrill Mill, 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 7 p.m. Prowl around the park with a ranger and search the trails for wildlife. Free. To register contact Rangers at 301/662-3515. Family Campfire, Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 8-10 p.m. For all ages. Take a night hike, sing songs, play games and learn cool nature facts. $5 per family. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com.

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A Splash of Salsa, Jim Barnett Park, Outdoor Pool, Winchester. 8-10 p.m. Salsa instruction and dancing on the deck. $6. All ages. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. & 26 French and Indian War Muster, Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. French, British and American Indian reenactors assemble for two days of 18th century living history demos and battle reenactments. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. C&O Canal Days, Town of Williamsport, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Town-wide festival celebrating Williamsport’s connection and history with the C&O Canal. Arts and crafts, music, and concessions. http://williamsportmd.gov. Heritage Spudfest, Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. One-of-a-kind event that spotlights the potato and its growing process. Potatoes harvested by a horse-drawn plow. Children can pick up crop. Special activities and features and much more. 240/4201714. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. Everybodys Day at Pen Mar Park, 14600 Pen Mar-High Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 12 noon. Free family event. Magic show, dancing, fun, concessions, children’s games, and more. Special entertainment: Hub City Lindy Hop Dancers, Potamac Indian Dancer, WJEJ Radio Broadcast, Hub City Model A Ford Club, Miniature Carousel Builders, and music by Ray Birely Orchestra. 240/313-2807. www.washco-md.net. 27th Annual Jazz Festival, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA. 2-4 p.m. Spotlights top professional musicians. Concert followed by an informal Q&A period. Free. Rain site: Waynesboro Area High School auditorium. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Full Moon Walk, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 8-9 p.m. Explore the Arboretum under the full moon. Reservations required. $10-$25. 540/8371758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Family Movie, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 1-3 p.m. “Wonder.” Rated PG. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Wags to READ, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 5:30 p.m. Sign up to read to a therapy dog. Grades 1-5. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Middletown (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. End of Summer Party, Sharpsburg (MD) Library, 106 E. Main St. 3:30 p.m. Games, stories, and ice cream. For PreKgrade 5. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Slackwater 4.” A dynamic and eclectic rock quartet. Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. to Sept 3 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. Kannapolis Intimidators. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com.

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Seven Things to Stop Worrying About BY SARAH LYONS

orrying, it’s something all parents do. I am guilty of it, especially when I lie awake at three am, with the silence of the house ringing in my ears. I worry about what I forgot to do, what I need to do, what I should have done, and what I already did. Parenthood is hard. There is always something to be done, someone who needs assistance, and multiple things to worry about. The list is endless but may include everything from feeding your kids healthy foods, to your child’s friendships, to what others think about your choices. Some worries are valid, but many are not worth the time and effort. What if we could learn to let them go?

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Personal Expectations

Before I became a parent, I had high expectations for myself as a mother. I had things I wanted to do and things I declared I would never do. After my first child was born, I quickly realized that I would change my perspective on most pre-child declarations. “Let go of the idea that you will be the perfect parent because it won’t happen.” says twin mother Aly Ridgeley of Kansas City. When parents accept that they are doing the best they can, at that moment, for their kids, they will be able to cross this worry off their list.

Guilt

Do you worry that you don’t spend enough time with your child? Do you feel guilty you were not able to breastfeed your child or that you missed a soccer game? Do you feel bad you forgot to remind your son to grab his lunch on the way out the door? The guilt of these things and more can weigh heavily on a parent but you have permission to let it go. It is okay if you miss a game or a school party. We all have to make choices Page 20

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and sometimes those choices cause unnecessary guilt. Once a decision is made, move forward and let go of the feelings of guilt. They will only rob you of enjoying the present.

Outward Appearances

A tidy house, a perfectly decorated home, an amazing wardrobe, all organic, home-cooked meals, the perfect marriage, smart, athletic, creative children, and a partridge in a pear tree. We want it all and we want it to be perfect, or at least appear that way. This picture is lovely but it is not a realistic, reachable goal. It is easy to get caught up in what our families looks like to others. It does not matter if your children wear perfectly coordinating outfits. Is your child is dressed in weather appropriate clothing? Great. Does it match? It’s your lucky day. Social media puts so much pressure on us to keep up with what we believe others are doing. I have a secret for you, Pinterest is not real life and what is posted on Facebook is typically the best of what is going on in reality. Embrace the fact that no one is perfect and nobody's expecting you to be.

What If's

Parents often worry about things that haven’t even happened yet. What if he gets sick? What if she falls and gets hurt? What if I forget something important? What if he doesn’t make the team? What if’s are not worth the energy they use. Acknowledge they are unnecessary and decide not to waste time on them. Face the problems in front of you rather than worrying about issues that do not exist.

Comparisons

“Don’t compare yourself to other parents. Your family is unique. Your circumstances are unique. It would be like comparing apples and oranges.” says Lacey Rodriguez of Leavenworth, KS, “Do the best you can for your family and forget the rest.” Comparing yourself to other parents is never a good idea. Your parenting style for your children will always be different from others, but doesn't mean it is bad. Another pitfall is comparing your children to their siblings or other children their age. Each child has their own unique personality and will develop at their own rate. If you feel your concerns are valid, consult your child’s doctor for peace of mind.

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Mistakes

Every parent makes mistakes and it is easy to spend time worrying about what should have been done differently. The past cannot be changed and although not easy to do, we must let go of things we cannot change. We can learn from our mistakes and continue to do our best in the future. Parents have permission to let go of past mistakes and teach their children to do the same.

Control

I am a recovering control freak. With each child we added to our family, I was worn down a little more. When our triplets arrived, it finally dawned on me that I am not in control. Once I realized (and accepted) this fact, a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Yes, my husband and I are still in charge of the household, but I cannot control what happens in life. It’s a roller coaster, instead of trying to steer, throw your arms up in the air and enjoy the ride. Learning to let go of these worries usually leads to feelings of relief. Remember that each family is unique and each parent handles situations differently, it is easier to relax and enjoy your family more.

Don’t Let Go: Six Things Parents Should Hold Onto

Parenthood changes you and while it’s freeing to let go of unnecessary worry, there are some things parents should still hold onto. • Interests and hobbies

• Your relationship with your significant other

• Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine • Friendships

• Encouragement of others

• Who you are outside of your role as parents Sarah Lyons, mother of six, has learned to let go of many things over the years to maintain a happy and functioning household.

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