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School’s Out – Now What? Engaging Kids’ Minds Without Losing Yours This Summer BY LISA A. BEACH
With the academic clock winding down for the school year, you’re now faced with several months of potentially lazy summer days stretching before your tweens, teens and home-for-the-summer college kids. This poses several sticky situations for parents: Should you let your kids sleep in or wake them up? Should you make them “be productive” or let them just chill out? Should you have the same expectations for tweens, teens and home-for-the-summer college kids?
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According to the National Sleep Foundation, schoolage kids (6-13) need 9-11 hours of sleep each night and teens need 8-10 hours of sleep. Ideally, you want your kids to get into a consistent sleep routine, going to bed and waking up about the same time every day. But, since they’re probably staying up later on summer nights, their normal routines are off-kilter. Even though it might rattle parents to watch summer mornings slip away while teens snooze until noon (or later), should parents let them sleep in a bit? “It’s best for teens to have a consistent sleep schedule during the summer,” according to Lisa J. Meltzer, Ph.D., CBSM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health and a National Sleep Foundation Education Scholar. “For many teens, that will mean staying up late and sleeping in late. However, some teens have a summer job or summer school that may prevent them from sleeping in too late.” So what’s a sleepy teen to do? Meltzer advises keeping to a consistent sleep schedule as much as possible. For example, if teens need to wake by 8:00 a.m.on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, then on the other days they should sleep no later than 9:00 a.m.
Strike a Balance
Once you and your kids agree to a reasonable wake time in the summer, then what? Before your kids start binge-watching movies on Netflix, set up some ground rules on the expectations you’ve got for their free time. Whether you put a limit on screen time or adopt a “work-first, play-later” mentality (to ensure they take care of their responsibilities), make sure everyone’s on the same page about how summer will play out. Once everyone agrees on the need to strike a balance between chilling out and staying engaged this summer, what can you do to help your kids find this balance--and keep yourself sane in the process?
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As parents, you can help bridge the gap between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next
without imposing a “summer school” mentality. For starters, look into your local YMCA and public library to see what summer programs and enrichment opportunities that kids can explore, advises Rob Lundien, a spokesperson for the American School Counselor Association. For example, teens can be a lifeguard by taking training through the Y early in the spring and then working as lifeguards throughout the summer. Need a few more ideas to keep your middle schoolers engaged this summer? Start here: • Work on life skills. In just a few more years, your kids will be heading off to college. Will they know how to cook a meal, wash their clothes, clean the toilet, vacuum, and budget their money? These all take lots of practice, so why not let your kids bone up on life skills this summer? Teach them what they don’t know how to do (like a load of laundry), then ask them to practice this skill regularly (like changing and washing their bed sheets every weekend). Age-appropriate skills they can tackle now include babysitting, menu planning, cooking, minor household repairs, doing the laundry, gardening, and saving money toward a short-term goal (like purchasing a new app for their phone). • Read. Take a trip to your local library and give your kids free reign to pick out a few good books that pique their interest. Then ask them to read a set amount each day, such as one chapter, 10 pages or 15 minutes. If they’re reluctant, you could make reading a prerequisite for earning screen time. But the key is to let them pick books they want to read. “Our society is so fast paced anymore that a lot of people forget just taking the time to relax and enjoy a good book,” says Lundien. “I had one student who spent the whole summer just reading. He never really had time during the school year to read for enjoyment because he was busy doing homework, working on projects, and keeping up with all the other academic requirements. But he felt more prepared for the next school year because he had that daily reading practice all summer long.” • Foster a hobby. Do you have a budding photographer, inventor, computer programmer, interior designer, chef, musician or woodworker? Get the resources your kids need to pursue their passions. Borrow books from the library, invest in some basic equipment, sign them up for a specialty summer camp or watch YouTube tutorials together. Summer offers a perfect time to explore hobbies and pursue passions. • Tackle a fun project. Maybe your kids having been begging to update the look of their bedrooms now that they’re almost teenagers. Let them say good-bye to their “Hello, Kitty”-themed room and plan a fresh update. They can pick out new paint colors, help refurbish a piece of furniture, learn how to recover a throw pillow or play around with digital photo-editing tools to create a poster-sized collage they can print and hang. Besides getting a bedroom-makeover, kids get www.childguidemagazine.com
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July 19 - How to Train Your Dragon (PG) July 26 - Paddington (PG)
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August 2 - Sing (PG)
June 28 - Penguins of Madagascar (PG)
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hands-on opportunities to learn how to paint a room, sew a fabric pillow cover, sand down furniture or use digital photo-editing software. • Get a jump on summer assignments. Lots of schools assign summer projects, so don’t let this fall off your kids’ radar until the week before school starts. It might be as simple as reading a book and being prepared to discuss it the first week of school. Or, it might involve writing a book report, keeping a learning log or writing an essay on a summer travel experience. Doing just a little bit of work on these projects every week will ease the back-to-school stress of trying to get it done at the last minute.
Regardless of your kids’ ages, what can you do to forge those family connections, make memories, and enjoy the slower pace of summer together? • Get outside. Summer ushers in the perfect opportunity to build more outdoor activity into your lives. During the week, create a new tradition of afterdinner family walks, bike rides or late-night swims. On the weekend, head to the ocean, lake or river for the day to swim, canoe, fish or go boating or jet-skiing. • Take on a fitness challenge together. Go for a family hike in a state park. Sign up for a local charity walk. Join a cycling club in your community. Train for your first 5K race together. Find ways to get fit in a fun way as a family, keeping in mind various ages and fitness levels. • Vacation together. Trying to get everyone’s schedule to mesh is often a challenge, but if you can, go on an adventure together, whether it’s a day trip, a long weekend road trip or a week-long vacation. Travelling exposes kids to different cultures and lifestyles and provides an incredibly rich learning opportunity in a fun way. Plus, experiencing it together creates those wonderful family memories that will connect your family for years to come. To up the learning factor, Lundien suggest putting your teen in charge of researching your vacation destination to find local places to visit and discover some of the area’s history. “It makes vacations more educational and gives students a task to do, making it more interactive,” says Lundien. “Plus, it gives them some ownership into the planning.” Keep in mind that many of these suggestions overlap for different age groups, especially the high school and college-age kids. But implementing even a few of these ideas will keep your kids engaged this summer, giving them the balance they need and the peace of mind you need.
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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. continued on page 10
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TEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Math and it is a hot topic in education right now. With school out for summer, and because kids love finding out how things work and can spend hours with hands-on projects, why not use STEM activities to make this a summer to remember. An added bonus, your children’s teachers will love you for keeping their minds and bodies active over the summer. What do STEM activities look like? Starting with Science it can be anything from visiting the beach and collecting shells to making ice cream using a ball filled with ice cream mixture that gets kicked around until it is frozen. Other ideas include creating a water cycle in a bag, making Oobleck and play dough, or catching fireflies in a jar. Technology is another great area to excite kids during vacation. Why not check out books from the library and learn computer coding, or visit the NASA website and look at pictures? Use the Star Walk app to study the stars, and then view the stars at night while camping. Technology and Engineering go hand in hand if your kids want to build a robot or make elaborate Lego building. Even something as basic as creating a spinning top is an engineering project that provides lots of fun. Math activities are everywhere, even while riding in the car. For example, play the shape hunt game while traveling, and designate someone to count them as well. Dominoes are a great math game for addition and subtraction skills. Or use snack time to build shapes out of marshmallows, pretzels, or other small foods. Whether you travel to a state or national park or just plant a small garden, create a terrarium or put seeds in a cup, connecting your child with the world around them benefits everyone. By the year 2020 statistics show there will be over one million jobs in STEM careers. Maybe your child will be the first one to step on Mars or discover a cure for cancer. But remember, STEM is not just for boys according to Karen Purcell, professional engineer and author of Unlocking your Brilliance: Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in STEM. She said, “The lack of exposure to STEM is a big hurdle for young girls.” Experts agree it is very important for all children to get involved with these activities at a young age. The ideas here can help your children see the real-life implications of STEM and stay motivated in school too.
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n an age of so many electronic gadgets, it’s no wonder
that kids aren’t going outside. Those impressionable I young minds model on their parents. Just what are those
parents doing? Fiddling for hours with computers, tablets, and cell phones, or watching streaming internet and cable TV. No wonder our kids can’t identify the trees in the backyard or the birds in the park. Studies say the average US child spends 40+ hours per week with some form of digital media. How many spend half as much time outside? Nature Deficit Disorder “Nature Deficit Disorder” is the catchy term coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, a treatise about how society has traded in nature-time for the convenience and perceived safety of indoors. The result is an ever-growing number of children with little experience in or understanding of the natural world. Moreover, there are enormous health and psychological costs associated with this alienation from nature. Chief among these costs is skyrocketing rates of obesity in children and youths. Only about 40% of children get the suggested 25-minutes of vigorous physical activity three times per week. With school being largely sedentary and some schools doing away with ever-shrinking recess time, this is a problem that must be addressed at home. An hour of family outdoor playtime three times per week at home can have huge benefits. Benefits of Nature-time Besides obesity, there are other, less obvious, health costs from the increasingly indoor lifestyle we offer our children. Time outside is also cited as helpful in preventing or treating children with depression, anxiety or attention-related disorders. Want your kids to do better in school? Studies show that those students whose schools incorporated outdoor classrooms and other forms of experiential learning had better grades than those that lacked these components. Dirt is Good for You! The ironic truth about dirt is that it is pretty healthy. Studies have shown that children exposed to more dirt and other natural materials, such as those on farms, have strengthened immune systems compared to their peers from more sanitized environments. Exposure to animal danders, dust, pollen and other organic molecules help stimulate children’s own natural ability to cope with them later in life, thereby resulting in less allergy-prone youths and adults. In Scandinavia’s “All-weather Schools” kids spend a third of the day outside in all types of weather. Those students have less colds and less flu than students in traditional settings. Muddy fun The staff at the Children’s Tree House Child Development Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, feels strongly about letting kids get dirty. Really Dirty. Every year the center
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hype and the dozens of crime dramas on TV. We’ve taken all possible obstacles away from our children, hindering their ability to challenge themselves. Weller explains that risk can be balanced with exploration opportunities. For instance, the Children’s Tree House holds a 10week long summer camp. Weller states, “During our WOW! (Wild outdoor Wonders) Summer camp, our school-age children have a 500-acre playground to explore and learn in. We talk with the children about risk and reward. We don't push them out
of their comfort zone.” For example, she says, “Some children are willing to climb high up in a tree while others are more comfortable close to the ground.” This also builds some great social skills, she reports. “The children encourage and praise each other to try new things every day.” By having extra staff on-hand to ensure safety, the kids get the benefits of exploration in a safe, but not sterile, environment.
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Summer Tradition very summer, Gabriel and I find ourselves in a flurry of activity each weekend enjoying the warm weather and the many outings from which we can choose. One activity we tend to revisit annually is Monster Jam at the Hagerstown Speedway. This year it will be held July 28-30, 2017. I never thought of myself as someone who would enjoy monster trucks; those who know me best know that I am very prissy and more of a museum, opera, and theater kind of girl. However, my sister Sarah, recommended the event because my nephew loved it so much. I like to keep an open mind and am willing to experiment for Gabriel’s sake, so I decided we should give it a try when Gabriel was five years old. With Sarah’s good advice, we headed out, equipped with ear protection and wearing old clothes, to meet our friends at the Speedway. When we arrived, I was so glad I had ordered tickets online, as the line to purchase tickets for Monster Jam was quite long and snaked deeply into the parking lot, where my little sedan appeared miniaturized between rows and rows of pickup trucks with lift kits.
Once inside the Speedway, we purchased a program and threaded our way through the masses to the Pit Party, for which I had also ordered tickets. The Pit Party tickets afforded Gabriel the opportunity to see the trucks up close before the show, as well as meet the drivers for pictures and autographs. Unfortunately, waiting patiently is just not Gabriel’s strongest quality, and he was incapable of staying in a line to actually meet any driver. We ended up wandering around and looking at the trucks but never really meeting anyone. Even though Gabriel liked seeing trucks up close and marveled at the tires that were taller than he, I felt like I probably would not spend the money on the Pit Party again until Gabriel was older. The Pit Party also offered an opportunity for attendees to purchase a ride in the Grave Digger truck, but we did not pay to do that. Because I like pictures, we did have Gabriel photographed in front of a green screen which was turned into a picture of him driving the Team Hot Wheels Firestorm truck. After purchasing a snack and lemonade in a collector cup that Gabriel later dropped down the inside of the bleachers www.childguidemagazine.com
and lost for good, we found seats for the show. We had purchased general admission seats and ended up finding space in the first row. I would recommend sitting higher in the stands if you can because you will have a better view of the trucks and their tricks. At the bottom, the fence is in your face, and people will walk past you all night carrying food or taking their kids to the rest room, so it is really hard to have an unobstructed view. The show is divided into racing, wheelies, and freestyle with scores awarded at each section to generate an overall score for the night. In between the monster truck events, cars and fourwheelers also race around the speedway. Sitting front row and facing the flying dirt, I felt pretty gritty as the evening went on. Midway through the night, it rained a bit and washed some of the grit off my camera and streaked the dirt on my face. Despite feeling grubby, I had to admit that the Monster Jam show was pretty entertaining, and as the evening progressed, I was completely fascinated. We learned a lot of facts about the trucks from the announcers’ dialogue. For instance, did you know the engine alone costs approximately $30,000? Watching the monster trucks in the race portion is interesting but of short duration. The engines are designed to deliver mini bursts of speed, so the races are very brief. The best part of the Monster Jam show is the freestyle event where the driver pulls off whatever stunts he or she can to entertain the crowd. There is a thrill in hearing the rumble of the engines and anticipating what the drivers might do. I loved this part of the night, not just because it was so fun to watch trucks go airborne, crush old cars, and kick up dirt clouds while spinning donuts, but because I loved watching Gabriel scream with elation while he watched. He clapped and cheered and stomped his little feet, spilling and smashing his popcorn into the bleachers under his sandals, and he shrieked louder with every wheelie and donut. “Mommy,” he shouted, “Did you see that truck bounce on its back tires? How did it do that?” To me, his enjoyment of Monster Jam was as fun as the event itself. And all the excitement completely wore him out, as www.childguidemagazine.com
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he did not make it out of the parking lot before falling asleep. I never would have envisioned myself as the kind of girl to cheer on monster trucks, but I also knew I would not limit Gabriel’s experiences because of my tastes. The real surprise was in attending Monster Jam for him, I learned that I can add monster truck shows to the list of things I love alongside art museums and the symphony. It is just one more unexpected joy in parenting a little boy. 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.
Through July 27
Family Movies on the Mall, 1840 Courthouse Lawn, Winchester. Dusk. Enjoy a family fun evening in Old Town under the starts. Movies: The Wild Life (7/6), Finding Dory (7/13), The LEGO Batman Movie (7/20) and Zootopia (7/27). Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks.
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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. In lieu of admission, donations of canned food or cash will be accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. 301/600-2844.
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“Cinderella Soc Hop,” 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.
July Patriotic Celebration, Marker-Miller Orchards, 15 p.m. 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. 9 a.m.Celebrate our independence and the
official start of a new season. Peaches and garden vegetables available. Music, food to purchase, wagon rides, cow train rides, and other activities for children. www.markermillerorchards.com. “Baking for Kids,” Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12; 2-4 p.m., ages 5-7. $34. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “4th of July Rockets,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Hands-on craft program. Kids create fun Independence Day rocket decorations from some basic supplies and recyclables. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Family Film, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 12 noon. “Beauty and the Beast” (1991). Free. After the movie, have your picture taken with Belle. 540/662-9041. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry Library at Point of Rocks, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike. 1 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/8744560. www.fcpl.org. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Beauty and the Beast.” Popcorn and drinks provided. All ages. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Creative Outlet Drop-In Art Session, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. Theme: “Korea: Pojagi bookmarks.” $2 per artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 5 p.m. gates open. Fireworks and fun for the whole family. All ages. Free. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. July First Saturday-Pooch Parade, Downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Dress up your dog and join the Pooch Parade. Galleries, shops, and
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restaurants stay open late. Free. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. Antietam Salute to Independence Celebration, Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD. 7:30 p.m. Join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for a special Independence Day commemoration. Fireworks immediately following the concert. Disney KidZone. Salute to Independence Little Patriots Play Area in tent in front of the stage from 5-7 p.m. Free. 301/432-5124. www.msosalute.org. Movie Night at the Park, Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. “Sing.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie begins at sundown. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. & 2 “GO GO Garden,” Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. Gentle 30 minute interactive, immersive theatre experience for ages 0-4. $7. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org. to 4 “The Fort is Pretty Full,” 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn about Fort Frederick’s role as Prisoner of War Camp during the American Revolution. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. 4th of July Military Appreciation Weekend, Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Enjoy all the indoor and outdoor adventures they have to offer. Fee. 301/865-6800. , 8 & 9 “Disney’s Cinderella Kids,” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. Admission. For ticket information, 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. & 15 Summer “SOAR” Bird Walks, Renfew Park, Waynesboro, PA. 7:30-10 a.m. Bird walks along the hiking trails. Walks begin at Renfew’s lower parking lot off Welty Rd. Free and open to the public. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. , 15 & 29 Family Workshop: Watercolors in the Garden, Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants choose a flower in the Miller House Museum Gardens, sketch it from life, and then bring it to life with watercolor paints. $5. 301/797-8782. www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org. Family Film & Picnic, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (7/1), “Sing” (7/15), “Brave” (7/29). Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a movie. Popcorn and lemonade served. 540/869-9000. to August 31 “Walk Back in Time Children’s Book Exhibit,” Renfrew Museum and Park, in the Changing Gallery, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Boonsboro Independence Day Celebration, Shafer Park, 37 Park Dr., Boonsboro, MD. 5 p.m. DJ, children’s activities, Rohrersville Band, local food, and fireworks at dusk. www.town.boonsboro.md.us. , 9, 16, 23 & 30 Red Run Park Summer Concerts, Red Run Park, Rt. 16, Rouzerville, PA. 1-4 p.m. Entertainment: “Brush Fire” (7/2), “Make Mine Country” (7/9), “Blue Grass Chapel” (7/16), “Stoney Creek” (7/23), and “Donnie Wood & The Front Porch Pickers” (7/30). Free concert. 717/762-3128. www.washtwp-franklin.org.
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, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jim and Fay Powers 2Mar-High Music Series, Pen Mar Park, 14600 Pen Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. Sundays thru Oct. 1, 2-5 p.m. Sunday afternoon dance with live music. Entertainment: “The Connie Guy Band” (7/2), “Arrow Trio” (7/9), “Spectrum” (7/16), “Bill Krantz Combo” (7/23), and “Jay and the Jingo” (7/30). 240/313-2807. Rockin’ Independence Eve, Old Town Winchester. 5-11 p.m. Free family-oriented event for all ages. Live music, contests, activities, beer and wine garden, kids’ activities, and fireworks display at 9:20 p.m. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Clear Spring Independence Jam, Clear Spring (MD) High School, Broadfording Rd. 6 p.m. Music, games, food and fireworks. 301/842-2252. Fireworks Show, Widmyer School Complex, Rt. 522, Berkeley Springs, WV. 9 p.m. Show starts at dark. www.berkeleysprings.com. & 7 Star-Spangled Fireworks Special, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 8 p.m. Board the train for a ride and spectacular frontrow view of the fireworks. Reservations required. Fee. 301/898-0899. www.wsrr.org. 10th Anniversary Salamander Scramble 5K 2017, Waynesboro, PA. 8 a.m. Lace up your running shoes and scramble around Waynesboro to raise funds for Renfew Institute. Held in conjunction with Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K Run. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. 20th Annual Liberty 5K and Kids Run, Jim Barnett Park, Kiwanis II Shelter, Winchester. 8 a.m. Single loop around Jim Barnett Park and throught the grounds of Shenandoah University using roads and sidewalks. Kids race follows the 5K. Prizes and awards for top runners. Register online at www.Liberty5Kwinchester.com. $15$25. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Jack E. Barr 4th of July Memorial Run for Freedom, Williamsport (MD) American Legion Outdoor Pavilion start & finish, 400 American Legion Dr. 8 a.m. 6:45 a.m., registration & packet pick up. 5K run and Kids run. Entry fee. www.raceit.com. Frederick’s 4th- An Independence Day Celebration, Baker Park, Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. 12 noon. Children’s activities, volleyball tournament, DIY PB&J tent, bath tub races at Culler Lake, live entertainment, and fireworks display. 301/600-2844. www.visitfrederick.org. Independence Day Celebration, Bryon Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD. 12 noon. Beginning in afternoon, enjoy concessions and concerts. Patriotic concert by the Williamsport Community Band followed by fireworks at dusk. 301/2237711. www.williamsportmd.gov. Fourth of July Celebration, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, MD. 310 p.m. Food, fun, fireworks and more. Fireworks start approximately 9:30 p.m. General Museum admission applies before 5 p.m. $10, families; $5, adults; $4, seniors. $5 donation per car to Westminster Kiwanis Club after 5 p.m. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org. Fourth of July Celebration, Sherando Park, Stephens City, VA. 5 p.m. Evening of music, food, and fireworks. DJ, amusements, and food for purchase. Fireworks at dusk. Free admission and free parking at Sherando High School. www.visitwinchesterva.com.
July 4th Gala Pops Concert, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. 6 p.m. Fireworks celebration of America’s 241st 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. to 6 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Tues., 4:05 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers. Admission. 301/7916266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. , 11, 18 & 25 Children’s Summer Stories, Renfew Park, Waynesboro, PA. 11 a.m. Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “Ice Age: Collision Course.” Rated PG. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. 240/329-2062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. “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. & 19 Super Hero Picnic, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero. Train ride to the park for BYO lunch and a Super Hero themed story time presented by Frederick County Public Library. $8-$12. Reservations recommended. 301/898-0899. www.wsrr.org. , 12, 19 & 26 “Nose to Nose with Nature,” Renfew Park, Visitor’s Center, Waynesboro, PA. 9:30-11 a.m. Explore nature’s best spots in the Renfrew Park. Tools, stories, secret missions, music & games add to the fun. Bring old sneakers for wading in the creek. For kids in grades K-3. Arrive 15 minutes early to register. Weekly fee: $4, child; $5, non-members. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Encounter City Park 2017, 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. 30. July entertainment: Second Chances (7/5), Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band (7/12), The OC Choir (7/19), and Touchdown Sunset Praise (7/26). Free. 240/329-9387. www.encountercitypark.org.
, 12, 19, 26 & August 2 5 Grandparents Day at the Farm, Green Meadows Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Rd.,
Ijamsville, MD. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission (cash only) for grandparents with one paid general admission. Fee. 301/856-9203. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro (PA) Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 p.m. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.” Rated PG. 717/7884330. https://waynesborotheatre.com. Introducing the Movies, Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.” Rated PG-13. $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Family Bingo Night, Brunswick (MD) Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30 p.m. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org.
Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Rob Rowe.” Country and Rock ‘n Roll. Free. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. to 16 “Beauty and the Beast,” Shenandoah University, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Dr., Winchester. Thurs.Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m.; July 12, 2:30 p.m. Musical. Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Admission. 540/665-4569. , 13, 20 & 27 “#Throwback Thursdays,” Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 5:30 p.m. Enjoy nostalgic movies and tv shows. “Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare” (7/6), “Rugrats Go Wild” (7/13), “Jimmy Neutron” (7/20), and “Suite Life on Deck: Anchors Away” (7/27). Eat pizza and cookies, or bring your own dinner. For teens. Registration required. 540/662-9041, x11. First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “All My Shoes Come In Twos?” Program for ages 2-4. Story with art and history exploration, activities, and crafts. $5. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-3. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Family Fun on the Farm, DeVaux Farms, Berryville, VA. 6-8 p.m. Explore the farm and visit with the horses. For all ages. $20 per family. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. & 8 Greencastle’s 50th Annual Sidewalk Days, Center Square, Greencastle, PA. Fri., 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 50th Annual Celebration. Vendors, artisans, craftsmen, food stands, live entertainment, and KidsZone. Free. 717/597-4610. www.greencastlepachamber.org. & 21 Bubble Van, Jim Barnett Park, McCormac Amphitheater, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 9-10 a.m. Fun and activities for all. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Outdoor Movies in City Park, Hagerstown (MD) City Park Band Shell. 9 p.m. “LEGO Batman” (7/7) and “Fantastic Beasts” (7/21). www.hagerstownmd.org/ outdoormovies. Welcome Campfire, Sky Meadows State Park, Campground Amphitheatre, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 8-9 p.m. Hear about Sky Meadows State Park, and programs, events and recreation. 540/592-3566. to 15 Chambersfest 2017, Chambersburg. 31st Annual Chambersfest community celebration. Annual festival with sidewalk sales, Old Market Day, Scoop-aPalooza, 1864 Burning of Chambersburg Commemoration, Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race, and more. 717/264-7101. www.chambersburg.org. & August 4 First Friday Celebration of the Arts, Old Town Winchester. 4 p.m. Artists with special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops stay open late. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com.
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Free outdoor concerts by well-known musicians, bands and Martinsburg artists. Entertainment: “Blue & Grey Chorus” & “Tony M. Trio” (7/7), “Willie Barry & His Chaperones” (7/14), “Clement & Williams” (7/21), “Back Creek Valley Boys” (7/28), “Jackson & Routzahn” (8/4), “Apollo Jazz Orchestra” (8/11), & “RAZMUS” (8/18). www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com. Scottish Highland Games Day, Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. The KBA and Clan Adrenalin will host a Highland games competition on south field. www.kernstownbattle.org. Anniversary Celebration at Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Celebrate Adventure Park USA’s 12th birthday. Indoor and outdoor attractions. Roller coasters, go karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, laser tag, ropes course, rock wall, bumper cars, arcade games, and more. Fireworks begin at dusk. 301/865-6800. www.visitfrederick.org. www.adventureparkusa.com. 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. “Candy Science,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Hands-on Candy Science program. Two science activities involving Skittles and Pop Rocks. Recommended for ages 7 & up. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Washington County Truck & Tractor Pull, Washington Co. Ag Ed Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 6 p.m. Washington County Tractor Pullers and East Coast Pullers. Diesel truck hot rod semi; super stock tractor; 2 & 4 wheel trucks. 301/573-1990. www.washingtoncountytractorpullers.com. Astronomy Program, Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 7:30 p.m. Join our park naturalist and the Tri-State Astronomers for a night of star gazing and sky navigation. Park entrance fees may apply. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. , 9 & 15 “Disney’s Cinderella,” The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, Willowtree Plaza, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. 11:30 a.m. Children’s musical. Admission. For performance times and ticket information, 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. & 22 Family Workshop: Garden Kaleidoscopes, Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Make a gorgeous kaleidoscope inspired by the sights and sounds of the Miller House Gardens. Free, pre-registration recommended. 301/7978782. www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org. & 26 Storytime at South Mountain Creamery, 8305 Bolivar Rd., Middletown, MD. 3:30-4 p.m. Celebrate cows with stories and songs. Stay until 4 p.m. to fee the calves. For ages 0-12. Middletown Branch Library event. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.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. For grades K-5. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Summer Noteworthy Sunday, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. “Unfortunate Rakes.” Jigs, reels and waltzes. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. to 15 Franklin County Fair, Franklin County Fairgrounds, 3725 Warm Spring Rd., Chambersburg. 10 a.m. Agricultural county fair with rides, exhibits, food, entertainment, truck & tractor pulls, demolition derby, pageants, and more. Check website for schedule. www.franklincountyfair.org. & 23 Art in the Park, Berkeley Springs (WV) State Park, across the street from the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market and shops on Fairfax St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried monthly outdoor art fair. Sculpture, paintings, jewelry, stained and fused glass, metal, ceramics, art demonstrations, and more. 304/258-6419. “Down a Garden Path,” Renfew Park, Waynesboro, PA. 9:30-11 a.m. Step into the four-square garden with Renfrew Institute
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garden expert, Doris Goldman. Harvest, plant seeds and discover ladybugs and other garden critters. Take home your own mini-garden and a garden craft, and “make rain” with watering bells. Arrive 15 minutes early to register. For kids in grades K-3. $4, child; $5, non-members. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. & 25 19th Annual Back-on-Track Pete Wright Memorial Summer All-Comers Track & Field Series, North Hagerstown (MD) High School, Callas Stadium, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Low-key track meet for all ages, abilities and experience levels. $2 per event for adults. No entry fees for students. 301/739-7004. -14 & 17-21 Authentic Community Theater Summer Storytelling Program, Boonsboro (MD) Shafer Park Pavilion #3 (7/l1), Smithsburg (MD) Veteran’s Park Pavilion (7/12), Fort Ritchie (MD) Community Center (7/13), Hagerstown (MD) City Park Bandshell (7/14), Cascade Pen Mar (MD) Park Dance Pavilion (7/17), Doub’s Woods Park North Pavilion, Hagerstown (MD) (7/18), Williamsport (MD) Byron Park Pavilion #1 (7/19), Maugansville (MD) Ruritan Park Pavilion (7/20), and Hagerstown (MD) Marty Snook Park Pavilion #1 (7/21). 10:30 a.m. Original storytelling performances. www.actforall.org. Summer Story Time: Reading with a Ranger, Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA. 10 a.m. Stories on topics related to Belle Grove, such as life in the 18th and 19th centuries, farming, and the Civil War. 540/869-2028. www.nsvmga.org. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “Horton Hears a Who.” Rated G. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. 240/329-2062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. Tiny Tales Story Time: Animals, Animals, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 11-11:30 a.m. Hear stories about animals. Ages 2-5 with an adult. www.themsv.org. Family Movie, Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St. 6 p.m. “Beauty and the Beast.” Rated PG. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic, Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Rd., Shepherdstown. 6-9 p.m. $10 per vehicle. www.potomacaudubon.org. to 14 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Charleston RiverDogs. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. , 19 & 26 Family Game Night, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a variety of family board and card games. 540/662-9041. & 26 Teddy Bear Picnic, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $8-$12. Reservations recommended. 301/898-0899. www.wsrr.org. or August 19 Positive Thinking for Kids, Jim Barnett Park, Activity Room, Winchester. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Interactive workshop. Children develop a positive attitude with hands-on activities. Ages 8-12. $15-$18, plus $6 materials fee. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. 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 – 8th grade. Tour campus, complete application, schedule a Shadow Day and Assessment, and more. RSVP to admission office. 301/695-9320. www.BannerSchool.org.
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$1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro (PA) Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 p.m. “Iron Giant.” Rated PG. 717/788-4330. https://waynesborotheatre.com. Introducing the Movies, Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. “3:10 to Yuma.” $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Flower Pot Painting Party, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3:30 p.m. Paint flower pots to be used in your gardens. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration requested. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Center of Gravity.” Classic rock. Free. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 10:15 a.m. Designed for ages birth-3 years with an adult. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Wind Down Downtown, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6-9 p.m. Local motorcycles line the streets. Community fun, kid’s activities, food, drink, and live music from “Made in the 80’s.” winddownhagerstown.com/ to 16 Day in the Park/Battle of Funkstown, Main Street and Funkstown (MD) Park. Fri., 1 p.m.; 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. Summer Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. CVSM at Old Market Day, First United Methodist Church, 225 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg. 9-11 a.m. Presenting songs and scenes from “Seussical, the Musical,” and music and dance with Sam’s Club. Free. www.cvsmusic.org. “Authentic Community Theater,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Family-friendly play. 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. Royer Farmstead Day, Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. “A Day in the Life of the Royer Children.” Sponsored by John and Deb Beck. Free admission. Food and kids’ activities. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Family Movie, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 11:30 a.m. “Rock Dog.” 301/4325723. www.washcolibrary.org. Railroad History Day, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. 175 years of railroad history with railroad-based games, stories & activities. All ages. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. 1st Annual Rock the Mic All-Star Showcase, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6 p.m. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Water Wars, Sam Michael’s Park, Mason Pavilion, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6-8 p.m. Bring your own water blasters and get ready for fun. Water balloons provided. Wear bathing suit and bring a towel. Ages 6-10. $10. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy “Beauty and the Beast,” free popcorn and soda in a safe, familyfriendly environment. www.BridgeofLife.org.
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Drop in and make a seasonal craft with your family. All materials provided. 301/842-2730. www.washcolibrary.org. Campfire! Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 8-10 p.m. Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Discover the nocturnal side of the park. All ages. Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. $5. Children under age 3 are free. 301/600Featuring “Mountain Ride.” Bluegrass. Free. 2936. www.recreater.com. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. & 16 “Repair to the Fort,” Fort Frederick to 23 “Mary Poppins,” The Apollo State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Pool, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 Martinsburg. Thurs., 10 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. Pontiac’s Rebellion. Experience life at the p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Youth Theatre Summer fort as civilians and militia flee to the fort for Workshop production. Admission. 301/263safety during Pontiac’s uprising. Park entrance 6766. www.apollocivictheatre.org. fees apply. 301/842-2155. “Mommy & Me – T is for Train,” The www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor -16 & 18-22 “Into the Woods, Jr,” Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 Winchester Little Theatre for Kids, 315 W. a.m. Ages 1 ½-2. $5 per pair. Pre-registration Boscawen St., Winchester. 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. recommended. 301/600-2936. Admission. 540/662-3331. www.wltonline.org. www.recreater.com. to 22 Washington County Ag Expo, Youth Art in the Park, Berkeley Springs State Washington Co. Ag Ed Center, 7313 Park, 2 S. Washington St. 5 p.m. Live music, dog Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 10 a.m.-10 show, free swimming, geocaching event, and p.m. Full week of family fun. Carnival, musical more. www.berkeleysprings.com. entertainment, bull riding, truck and tractor pull, Movie Night, Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., demolition derby, animal exhibits, and more. Winchester. 8:30 p.m. “Moana.” Bring a blanket Admission. Kids age 2 & under are free. or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars. www.agexpoandfair.org. Free. 540/662-4946. , 22, 29 & August 5 Music by www.winchesterva.gov/parks. the Lake, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Movie Night at the Park, Jefferson Memorial Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 7 p.m. Concert Park, Charles Town, WV. 8:45 p.m. “LEGO series – Entertainment: “Taylor Brown & The Batman.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie Memphis Cats” (7/15), “Circa Blue” (7/22), begins at sundown. Free admission. 304/728“Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition” (7/29), and “The 3207. www.jcprc.org. Cruisers” (8/5). 301/791-3132. & 22 “The Wizard of Oz,” The Maryland www.hagerstownmd.org. Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. & August 12 Learn to Ride, 7:30 p.m. Authentic Community Theatre. Jefferson County Community Center, rear Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. parking lot, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, & August 4 Combining Colored Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Pencil with Watercolor Pencil Class, JCPRC staff will be outside to help your child Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. learn to ride a bike. Ages 4-10. $18. 304/728Main St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For adults & teens. $85 3207. www.jcprc.org. for 2-week session. 717/264-6883. & August 19 Campfire! Fountain www.councilforthearts.net. Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Pregnancy, Baby and Child Expo, Walkersville, MD. 8-10 p.m. All ages. $5. Children Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & under 3 are free. 301/600-2936. Recreation, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg. 10 www.recreater.com. a.m.-2 p.m. Workshops, and business, Paws for Reading, Handley Library, 100 community and direct sales vendors. Local W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 4 p.m. Read a resources on journey through pregnancy, birth favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified and parenthood. 304/886-4579. therapy dogs. Program designed for children who Morgan County Expo, Berkeley Springs (WV) are just beginning to read or those who may need High School, 149 Concord Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. additional practice. 540/662-9041. Demonstrations of music, dance, wrestling, $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg drumming, plants, baking, sewing/quilting, Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, whittling, and more. Free. Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “How to Train Your Dragon.” www.berkeleysprings.com. Rated PG. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick (MD) 240/329-2062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30 a.m. Children Movie Matinee, Keedysville (MD) Library, 22 read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Taylor Dr. 1 p.m. “A Dog’s Purpose.” Rated PG. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. 301/432-6641. www.washcolibrary.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Thurmont (MD) Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 11 a.m. Storytime with Frederick Symphony Children read to Reading Education Assistance Orchestra, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Community Room, 300A Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, “Junior Monarch Alliance,” Discovery Station, MD. 10:30 a.m. FSO musicians perform, followed 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. by a musical instrument petting zoo provided by Discovery Station hosts the next session of the Music & Arts. 301/600-6329. www.fcpl.org. Junior Monarch Allicance to promote the $1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro (PA) conservation of the Monarch Butterfly. 301/790Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 p.m. “Cloudy 0076. www.discoverystation.org. With a Chance of Meatballs.” Rated PG. Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker 717/788-4330. https://waynesborotheatre.com. Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. Read a favorite Make-it, Take-it Family Craft Night, Clear Spring book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy (MD) Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd. 5 p.m. dogs. 540/869-9000.
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Astronomy For Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 8:3011:30 p.m. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566. & 23 Living History Weekend, Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD. Living history volunteers will demonstrate how historical cannons were loaded and fired. Programs and firings each day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. just outside the visitor center. $10 per car or $5 per person. 301/432-5124. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. Bowman House Open House, 323 N. Main St., Boonsboro, MD. 2-5 p.m. Hearth demonstrations will include a variety of fruit, vegetable, and savory pies with recipes from a local cookbook, “Colonial Recipes – From Old Virginia and Maryland Manors” by Maude A. Bomberger, ca. 1907. Self-guided tour, 19th century raised bed garden and pottery building open. www.boonsborohistoricalsociety.org. & August 20 Shape Up Sundays at the Taylor Pavilion, Old Town Winchester. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Enjoy healthy, fun group classes including yoga, pilates, aerobics and even hula hooping outdoors Sunday afternoons. Free. Visit website EnjoyOTW.com. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Christmas in July, Jim Barnett Park, Outdoor Pool, Winchester. 12 noon-3 p.m. Christmas fun under the sun. Games and food. All ages. Daily admission fee or membership. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “Paddington.” Rated PG. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. 240/329-2062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. Movie Afternoon, Smithsburg (MD) Library, Community Room, 66 E. Water St. 1 p.m. “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Rated PG. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. Summer Story Time: Reading in the Barn, Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA. 10 a.m. Stories on topics related to Belle Grove, such as life in the 18th and 19th centuries, farming, and the Civil War. 540/869-2028. www.nsvmga.org. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro (PA) Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 p.m. “The Secret Life of Pets.” Rated PG. 717/788-4330. https://waynesborotheatre.com. Music and Movies: Family Movie Night, Brunswick (MD) Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30 p.m. “Moana” Rated PG. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “New Horizon Concert Band.” Regional community concert band. Free. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. to 30 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. West Virginia Power. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. Cirque Italia, The Great Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Traveling water circus. One-of-a-kind show. Admission. 941/704-8572. www.visitfrederick.org. Outdoor Movie Series, Clark County Parks & Recreation, Chet Hobert Park,
225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 8:30 p.m. “Finding Dory.” Free family entertainment. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Family “Mothing” Party, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 9-10 p.m. We will attract, catch and release these often hidden backyard residents. $10-$25. Reservations required. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Children & Family Bird Walk, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. “Hatching Dinosaur Eggs,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Visitors construct their very own dinosaur egg. Fun and educational activity. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Summer Institute for the Arts Performing Arts Academy Showcase 2017, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Paws for Reading, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 4 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. Program designed for children who are just beginning to read or those who may need additional practice. 540/662-9041. Paint Night at the Park, Clark County Parks & Recreation, Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-7:30 p.m. “Fireworks Over the Sea.” Children ages 10+ can register to paint if they are painting alongside of registered parent. $35. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. to August 2 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. Hickory Crawdads. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. to August 5 Frederick (VA) County Fair, Frederick County 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, ages 12 & older; $3, ages 6-11; free, ages 5 & under. www.frederickcountyfair.com. Clear Spring (MD) Carnival, Fire Co. Carnival Grounds, 12323 Big Spring Rd. 5:30 p.m. Food, rides, amusements, and free nightly live entertainment. 301/842-3775. Smithsburg (MD) Carnival, Fire Hall Grounds, 22 N. Main St. 6-11 p.m. Amusements, games, food and live music. www.townofsmithsburg.org.
August Boonsboro’s National Night Out, Shafer Park, 1to promote 37 Park Dr., Boonsboro, MD. 5:30-8 p.m. Night involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. 301/432-5141. www.town.boonsboro.md.us.nno. National Night Out, Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Family event with lots of activities. Free. www.visithagerstown.com. National Night Out, Loudoun Street Mall in front of the Old Courthouse Museum, Winchester. 6-9
p.m. Neighborhood program designed to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. to 5 Summer Art Workshops, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 9-11 a.m. & 2-4 p.m. Bowman sponsored free classes. Two different workshops per day. Linocut, multimedia trees, watercolors, clay, fish in 3 media, layered tunnel paintings, splotch watercolor paintings and more. For ages 7-12. Pre-registration required. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “Sing.” Rated PG. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. 240/329-2062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. , 16 & 30 Super Hero Picnic, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 11:30 a.m.2 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero. Train ride to the park for BYO lunch and a Super Hero themed story time presented by Frederick County Public Library. $8-$12. Reservations recommended. 301/898-0899. www.wsrr.org. , 9, 16, 23 & 30 Encounter City Park 2017, 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. 30. August entertainment: The Heavners (8/2), Forever Young (8/9), Crystal River (8/16), UpFront (8/23), and The Project (8/30). Free. 240/329-9387. www.encountercitypark.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 through 8th grade. Tour the campus, complete an application, schedule a Shadow Day and Assessment, and more. RSVP to admission office. 301/695-9320. www.BannerSchool.org. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro (PA) Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 p.m. “The Angry Birds Movie.” Rated PG. 717/788-4330. https://waynesborotheatre.com. Introducing the Movies, Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. “Babe.” Rated G. $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Puppet Show, Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St. 3:30 p.m. “Percy Pig’s Perfect Place.” 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Drew Adams.” Free. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-3. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. to 6 “Into the Woods,” Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Kepler Theatre, 11400 Robinwood Dr. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Check with theater for age appropriateness. www.hagerstowncc.edu. -6 & 11-13 “The Secret Garden,” Other Voices Theatre, 244 S. Jefferson St., The Performing Arts Factory, Frederick. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Admission. 301/622-3722. & 18 Welcome Campfire, Sky Meadows State Park, Campground Amphitheatre, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hear about the many programs, events and recreational opportunities. 540/592-3566. to 30 Mansion House Art Exhibit, North Gallery, 501 Highland Way, Hagerstown (MD) City Park. Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun.,
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1-5 p.m. “Phil Grove – Solo Artist Show.” 301/797-2867. www.valleyartassoc.com. “What If There Were No Bees?” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Hands-on program explores what will happen to our planet if all the bees suddenly disappeared. Suitable for ages 7 & up. 301/7900076. www.discoverystation.org. WCFL Comic Con 2017, Washington County Free Library, Conference Room 334, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. All ages. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry Library at Point of Rocks, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike. 1 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/8744560. www.fcpl.org. Make Your Own Colonial Game, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. Shut the Box is a traditional dice game for one or more players that uses a special counting box. Make your own game and then play in a Shut the Box tournament. Ages 6-12. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Creative Outlet Drop-In Art Session, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. Theme: “Costa Rica: Blue morphs butterflies.” $2 per artist. 301/6980656. www.delaplaine.org. Storytime at South Mountain Creamery, 8305 Bolivar Rd., Middletown, MD. 3:30-4 p.m. Celebrate cows with stories and songs. Stay until 4 p.m. to fee the calves. For ages 0-12. Middletown Branch Library event. 301/3717560. www.fcpl.org. Paint Night at the Park, Clark County Parks & Recreation, Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-7:30 p.m. “Sunset Palm Trees.” Children ages 10+ can register to paint if they are painting alongside of registered parent. $35. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. August First Saturday-Art Attack! Downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Late night shopping and dining, gallery openings, art showcases, and live music. Free. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. Singing Insects Walk, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. www.potomacaudubon.org. & 6 Thrashing Days, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy thrashing and baling demonstrations, pedal pull, displays of all makes and model tractors. Food available for purchase. All ages. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. & 19 Summer “SOAR” Bird Walks, Renfew Park, Waynesboro, PA. 7:30-10 a.m. Bird walks along the hiking trails. Walks begin at Renfew’s lower parking lot off Welty Rd. Free and open to the public. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. , 12 & 19 Concerts in the Park, Berkeley Springs State Park, 2 S. Washington St. 5:30 p.m. Entertainment: “Runa” (8/5), “Critton Hollow String Band” (8/12), & “Kelly Bell Band” (8/19). Rain location: Ice House. www.berkeleysprings.com. & 20 Art in the Park, Berkeley Springs (WV) State Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried monthly outdoor art fair for local and regional artists to show and sell their work. Sculpture, paintings, jewelry, stained and fused glass, metal, ceramics, art demonstrations, and much more. 304/258-6419. , 13, 20 & 27 Red Run Park Summer Concerts, Red Run Park, Rt. 16, Rouzerville, PA. 1-4 p.m. Entertainment: “Twin Hill Express” (8/6), “Back Creek Valley Boys” (8/13), “Hanover Express” (8/20), and “Tall in the Saddle” (8/27).
Free concert. 717/762-3128. www.washtwp-franklin.org.
Waynesboro, PA. Open dawn to dusk. 717/7624723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. , 13, 20, 27 & Sept. 3 Jim and Peach Festival, Marker-Miller Orchards, Fay Powers Music Series, Pen Mar Park, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. 9 14600 Pen Mar-High Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. a.m.-5 p.m. Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach Sundays thru Oct. 1, 2-5 p.m. Sunday afternoon turnovers, peach ice cream, and fresh peaches dance with live music. Entertainment: “Music by galore. Music from 1-3 p.m. Cow train and wagon Just Us” (8/6), “Joey Borzellino After All Band” rides available. www.markermillerorchards.com. (8/13), “Andy Angel Quartet” (8/20), “Ray Birely Royer Homestead Day, Renfrew Museum and Orchestra” (8/27 – Everybody’s Day), and “The Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 11 a.m.Holders” (9/3). 240/313-2807. 4 p.m. “Walk Back in Time.” $8, adults; $7, Red, White & Blue Concert Series, seniors; $5, ages 7-18; free, children under age Hagerstown (MD) Community College, 6. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Alumni Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, 6:15 p.m. “The U.S. 257th Army Band.” Free. 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “LEGO www.hagerstowncc.edu. Batman.” Popcorn and drinks are provided. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Storytime with Frederick Symphony The National Clustered Spires High Wheel Orchestra, Edward F. Fry Library at Point of Race, in front of Brewers Alley Restaurant in Rocks, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike. 11-11:30 Frederick, MD. 2 p.m. America’s only High-Wheel a.m. FSO musicians perform classical music to (Penny Farthing) bike race featuring racers from beloved stories, followed by a musical instrument across the nation. Event will showcase historic petting zoo provided by Music and Arts. and unique bikes. www.highwheelrace.com. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Red, White & Blue Concert Series, Hagerstown Summer Story Time: Reading with a (MD) Community College, Alumni Amphitheater, Kitchen, Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. “The U.S. Army Grove Rd., Middletown, VA. 10 a.m. Stories on Six-String Soldiers.” Free. topics related to Belle Grove, such as life in the www.hagerstowncc.edu. 18th and 19th centuries, farming, and the Civil End of Summer Swim Under the Stars, Jim War. 540/869-2028. www.nsvmga.org. Barnett Park, Outdoor Pool, Winchester. 9:30-11 $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg Cinemas, p.m. Experience the pool at night. Concession 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. stand will be open. All ages. $2. “The Little Rascals.” Rated PG. Box office opens www.winchesterva.gov/parks. at 9:30 a.m. 240/329-2062. & 13 38th Annual Leitersburg Peach www.leitersburgcinemas.com. Festival & 5K Run, Leitersburg (MD) & 23 Teddy Bear Picnic, Walkersville Community Park, 21427 Leiter St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Craft & food vendors, peach pies, peach ice Walkersville, MD. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your cream, children’s activities, and a 5K run. favorite Teddy Bear and meet Goldilocks during 301/739-6699. the train ride. Teddy Bear themed story time R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, C. Burr Artz presented by Frederick Co. Public Library. $8Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., $12. Reservations recommended. Frederick. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children read to 301/898-0899. www.wsrr.org. Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades $1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro K-5. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. (PA) Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 Family Game Night, Smithsburg (MD) p.m. “The Boxtrolls.” Rated PG. 717/788-4330. Library, Community Room, 66 E. Water St. https://waynesborotheatre.com. 7 p.m. Family board games provided. 301/824Introducing the Movies, Capitol Theatre Center, 7722. www.washcolibrary.org. 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg “The Sound of Music.” Rated G. $5. 717/263Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, 0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “The Land Before Time.” Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Rated G. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the 240/329-2062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Movie Matinee, Keedysville (MD) Library, 22 Featuring “New Horizon Pops Ensemble.” Taylor Dr. 1 p.m. “Max 2: White House Hero.” Regional community concert band. Free. Rated PG. 301/432-6641. 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. www.washcolibrary.org. to 12 Kid’s Closet Connection Sale, $1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro Montessori Academy, 875 Ragged Edge (PA) Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 Rd., Chambersburg. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; p.m. “Storks.” Rated PG. 717/788-4330. Sat., 8 a.m.-12 noon. Make money on your kids’ https://waynesborotheatre.com. outgrown gently used clothing, toys and Introducing the Movies, Capitol Theatre Center, accessories. Free admission. www.kidscloset.biz. 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 13 Hagerstown Suns Home “Kung Fu Panda.” Rated PG. $5. 717/263-0202. Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Boulevard. Thurs. & Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. West Virginia Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Power. Admission. 301/791-6266. Featuring “On Tap.” Classic rock. Free. 717/762www.hagerstownsuns.com. 4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little 11th Annual Discovery Classic Golf Ones, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 Tournament, Black Rock Golf Course, E. Moser Rd. 10:15 a.m. Designed for ages birth- 20025 Mt. Aetna Rd., Hagerstown. 8:15 a.m. 3 years with an adult. 301/600-7200. shotgun start. Sponsored by Discovery Station www.fcpl.org. and the Hagerstown Lions Club. Tournament is a Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally, Donut Alley, 912 Four Person Scramble Flighted format. Maryland Ave., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. 5th Tournament prizes. Registration forms avaiable annual 5K run/walk will benefit the Wounded at the Admissions’ Desk at Discovery Station, Warrior Project. Registration begins at 6 p.m. 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, and at 301/733-6103. www.krumpesdonuts.com. www.discoverystation.org. Tournaments benefit to 13 Civil War Encampent, Renfrew Discovery Station exhibits and operations and Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., the numerous sight conservation and community
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The Banner School . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cluggy’s Family Amusements . . . . . . . . . 6
Dance Dimensions Hedgesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Dance Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Discovery Station . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Educare Learning Center . . . . . . 8
Frederick Pediatric Dentistry . . . 7 Hagerstown/Washington Co. CVB/Hagerstown Suns . . . . . . . 1 HCC Children’s Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Inwood Performing Arts . . . . . . . 13
Kids First Swim Schools . . . . . . . . 3 Leitersburg Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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hay maze, mechanical bull, cloggers, antiques, and more. $7. Free for children under age 7. 703/771-5281. www.theluckettsfair.com. projects funded by the Hagerstown Lions Club WWII Weekend, Children’s Musem of Rose Hill Foundation. 301/790-0076. Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 11 www.discoverystation.org. a.m.-4 p.m. Encamped soldiers and civilians, Clarke County Fair Day Camp, Clarke County displays, family hands-on activities, living Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville, VA. 9 history demos, veterans, mini golf, food and a.m.-12 noon. Learn all about the Clarke County more. Antique car show on Sat. Free. Fair. Ages 5-10. Free. Pre-registration required. 301/600-1650. To register contact Clarke County Extension to 24 Hagerstown Suns Home office at 540/955-5164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Friday Night Live, Old Town Winchester Boulevard. 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Lakewood Loudoun Street Mall and the Taylor Pavilion. 5- BlueClaws. Admission. 301/791-6266. 11 p.m. Shop at more than 60 unique www.hagerstownsuns.com. businesses. Enjoy restaurants, beer and wine $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg garden, great live music, street performers and Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, artisans. For all ages. Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “Space Jam.” Rated PG. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. 240/329-2062. Movie Night at the Park, Sam Michaels Park, www.leitersburgcinemas.com. 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah $1 Summer Kids Movies, Waynesboro Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. “Hook.” Bring your (PA) Theatre, 75 W. Main Street. 12:30 blankets and chairs. Movie begins at sundown. p.m. “Happy Feet.” Rated PG. 717/788-4330. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. https://waynesborotheatre.com. to 21 Hagerstown Suns Home Introducing the Movies, Capitol Theatre Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial & 6 p.m. “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Rated PG. Boulevard. Fri. & Mon., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. Kannapolis Music and Movies: Family Movie Night, Intimidators. Admission. 301/791-6266. Brunswick (MD) Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. www.hagerstownsuns.com. 6:30 p.m. “The LEGO Batman Movie” Rated PG. Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Otto 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Farm, Antietam National Battlefield, Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Sharpsburg, MD. 7:30 a.m. Free. Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind www.potomacaudubon.org. the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. 36th Annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Featuring “Yesterday Once More.” 60s-70s Canal Five Mile Run, River Bottom Park, Oldies. Free. 717/762-4723. Williamsport, MD. 8 a.m. Registration from 7www.renfrewmuseum.org. 7:45 a.m. Flat, fast, shaded foot race to benefit National Park Service Founders Day, the Hagerstown Community College Track & Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Field program. 301/739-7004. Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 9 a.m.-5 Fairplay Day, Tilghmanton Woods, corner of p.m. Join us in celebrating 101 years of serving Manor Church & Breathedsville Rd., Fairplay, the public. Cupcakes provided for the first 100 MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, crafts, car show, visitors. Learn more about the history of the chicken bbq, and jousting. 240/382-9467. NPS at 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. Free. 301/662-3515. “Junior Monarch Alliance,” Discovery Station, Family Fun on the Farm, DeVaux Farms, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Berryville, VA. 6-8 p.m. Explore the farm and Discovery Station hosts the next session of the visit with the horses. For all ages. $20 per Junior Monarch Allicance to promote the family. 540/955-5140. conservation of the Monarch Butterfly. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Stories ALIVE, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy a free movie, Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly a.m. Local authors and storytellers share their environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. favorite tales. 540/722-2020. Outdoor Movie Series, Clark County Parks & www.discoverymuseum.net. Recreation, Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith National Honeybee Day, Sky Meadows State Circle, Berryville, VA. 8:30 p.m. “Ghostbusters.” Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Free family entertainment. 540/955-5140. Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 540/592-3566. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Family Movie, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Youth Triathlon, Jim Barnett Park, Potomac St. 11:30 a.m. “LEGO Batman.” Outdoor Pool, 1001 E. Cork St., 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Winchester. 8 a.m.-12 noon. Swim at the “Solar Eclipse Viewing Box Workshop,” outdoor pool, bike in Jim Barnett Park, and run Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., on the Wichester Park Kiwanis Parcourse. Ages Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Prepares everyone for the 5-17. $25-$30. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. upcoming partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Bring 13th Annual Potomac Street Mile, Square one large cardboard box. Program free with Corner Park, 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. price of admission. 301/790-0076. 8:30 a.m. Runners receive a t-shirt, free ice www.discoverystation.org. cream, and other post-race refreshments and & 20 The Luckett’s Fair, Luckett’s music. Age groups. Fun run at 10 a.m. Prizes. Community Center, 42361 Luckett’s 301/834-7500. www.visitfrederick.org. Rd., Leesburg, VA. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Family-friendly Mighty Tikes/Kids Triathlon, Ballenger Creek event. Bluegrass music, juried crafters and Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. artisans, border collies herding sheep, hayride,
The Light of the Child Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Muscular Skeletal Therapies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Marianne Riley Psychotherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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9-11 a.m. Bike, run, and swim. Every participant is required to bring a bike or tricycle and a helmet for this event. $14. Ages 3-5 and 5-7. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick (MD) Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30 a.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. AHA CPR & First Aid Class, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 12:30-4:30 p.m. For ages 16 & up. $55. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Annual Carnival Fundraiser, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 7-11 p.m. “It’s a Small World: Discover It!” Explore cultures from all seven continents throughout the night, sample food, and participate in our Passport game. Bid on silent auction items and more. Live performers & music. Costume contest & prizes. Adults only. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. & 27 French & Indian War Muster, Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Park fees apply. 301/8422155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. C&O Canal Days, Williamsport, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Town-wide festival. Arts & crafts, music and concesssions. 301/223-7711. www.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. 240/4201714. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. 22nd Annual Augustoberfest, Hagerstown City Center. Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate Hagerstown’s German heritage with Bavarian cuisine, drink and entertainment. Children’s area open each day. 301/739-8577, x116. www.augustoberfest.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. 240/3132807. www.washco-md.net. to 31 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Delmarva Shorebirds. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. Auditions for Shepherd Community Orchestra & Shepherd Junior String Ensemble, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. 6 p.m. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music/community. Introducing the Movies, Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. “Space Camp.” Rated PG. $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Slackwater 4.” Rock. Free. 717/7624723. www.renfrewmuseum.org.
Summer fun for families in the quad-state region of MD, PA, WV & VA plus Back to School enrollment section featuring private schools, presch...
Published on Jun 30, 2017
Summer fun for families in the quad-state region of MD, PA, WV & VA plus Back to School enrollment section featuring private schools, presch...