Staff top five picks for the weekend beginning Oct. 13
Randy Hunter and his band Ole '97 will present a Johnny Cash tribute show. The menu is prime rib and marinated chicken breast with all the trimmings with unlimited times to the food line. 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Green Grove Gardens, Pa. 16, east of Greencastle, Pa., in the big barn. Tickets cost $45, singles; $40 each for a table of eight. For tickets, call 301-271-2023. For credit card orders, call Mountain Gate Family Restaurant at 717-765-6772. (Submitted photo)
Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown Red-carpet event features 50 films from 19 countries. Film screenings, red carpet arrivals, acting workshops. Thursday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 16. Thursday's event is at The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown; Friday, Saturday and Sunday's events at Leitersburg Cinemas, Leitersburg Pike, and Bridge of Life, South Potomac Street, both in Hagerstown. Tickets $12 to $225. For complete schedule, go to www.marylandiff.com.
'Hello, I'm Johnny Cash'
Randy Hunter and his band Ole '97 will present a Johnny Cash tribute show. The menu is prime rib and marinated chicken breast with all the trimmings with unlimited times to the food line. 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Green Grove Gardens, Pa. 16, east of Greencastle, Pa., in the big barn. Tickets cost $45, singles; $40 each for a table of eight. For tickets, call 301-271-2023. For credit card orders, call Mountain Gate Family Restaurant at 717-765-6772.
AAUW Fall Book Sale
Books will be priced to sell in many categories. Also DVDs, books on tape and CDs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, half-price day. Arc of Washington County, 1000 Florida Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2007.
Renfrew Pumpkin Festival
The festival will include bluegrass music by Boro Boogie Pickers, pumpkin carving, games, pumpkin-chuckin' trebuchet and other activities. A joint fundraiser for Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum. A 50/50 drawing will be held during the event. A lunch of black bean or vegetable soup, homemade bread, cider and an apple is included in the admission price. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. $8; $4, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 717-762-0373 or 717-762-4723.
Grapes for Girls
A red and white affair to benefit Girls Inc. The evening will include a four-course dinner with wines to compliment each course, sample other wines throughout the evening, beer tasting, plus local cheeses and chocolates. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive, Hagerstown. $100 per ticket. Call Girls Inc. at 301-733-5430.
The five free things to do this week
Fulton Fall Folk Festival
Special exhibits, antique shows, food, puppet show and more. Friday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 16. In and around McConnellsburg, Pa. For a schedule, go to www.fultoncountypa.com.
Love you, love your pet. There are two pet fairs Saturday — one at Fort Ritchie Community Center, in Cascade, and the other at Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown.
1. Pet fair and fall festival
The day includes a pet-costume contest and parade at noon, pumpkin carving, face painting and pet-friendly crafts. Bring your "sick and injured" stuffed animals and assist "doctors" as they stitch them up in the M.A.S.H. unit. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Free, although food or other pet-related donations are appreciated. Call 301-733-7579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Pet Fest
The festival will include demonstrations with Thurmont Rescue "Hug a Tree" program and Washington County K-9 police dogs, 10:30 a.m.; pet parade, 11:30 a.m.; door prizes and contests, noon. Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be micro-chipping, professional portraits and "ask the trainer" available. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Call 301-241-5085.
In the Shadow of John Brown
A special 150th Anniversary Civil War commemorative event includes ranger-guided programs, author talks, family activities, living history re-enactors, live music and an archaeology display. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, off U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Call 304-535-6748.
Autumn foliage bike ride
A guided bike ride with a naturalist on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Participants will make frequent stops to focus on the autumn foliage, wildflowers, the Potomac River and geological formations, while cruising along the mostly level, paved trail. Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. C&O Bicycle Shop, 9 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Hancock. For information or to sign up, call 301-842-2155.
Smoketoberfest BBQ Challenge
This event is sure to make you want to lick your fingers Saturday, Oct. 15, at Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center, U.S. 11, Greencastle, Pa. A barbecue contest, custom car show, live music, crafts, helicopter rides and a silent and live auction for Make-A-Wish from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center, U.S. 11, Greencastle, Pa. Free admission. Call 717-816-7252.