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Open Airplane Day at the Hagerstown Aviation Museum

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum is hosting its first of seven Open Airplane Days in 2024!

Bring the family out to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum located in the historic Fairchild Dome Hangar and climb aboard museum aircraft! See exhibits detailing artifacts and stories of local men and women who made the Hagerstown aviation industry boom. The museum’s RC-26B Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance airplane, and the iconic “Dustoff” UH-1V Huey air ambulance helicopter will be on display. Weather permitting, one of the museum’s PT-19 WWII training airplanes will be available for open cockpit experience flights.

The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 36 will be hosting a Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM as well as giving Young Eagles Flights, weather permitting. The Young Eagles program gives youth ages 8–17 their first free airplane ride. Pre-registration required and available at

Edwin “Eddie” Ide, Founder of the Berlin Airlift Remembrance Alliance, will tell the amazing true story of the successful 15-month-long Berlin Airlift providing life’s essentials to the City of West Berlin, Germany, when it was land blockaded by the Soviets in 1948. Eddie has had a lifelong enthusiasm for aviation and served in the Air Force. His interest in the Berlin Airlift began in 1995 and continues to this day. Presentations will take place at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM in the Hagerstown Aviation Museum Conference Room. Follow interior signage.

You’ve seen the WWII pilots gear and uniforms on the new TV series, “Masters of the Air”, now come see it inperson!! The Historical Aviation Society will be joining the Hagerstown Aviation Museum from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Historical Aviation Society is a group of professional and amateur historians that examine and educate the public on the human dimension of our military past, through research, militaria collecting and living history events. The Historical Aviation Society will be at the Hagerstown Aviation Museum to interpret life as United States Army Air Force pilots and Women Airforce Service Pilots who were known as the “WASP”.

Local BBQ expert, Dougies BBQ Smokehouse will be at the Hagerstown Aviation Museum from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Dougies takes pride in their ability to take local flavors from around the area, make them into flavorful and wholesome dishes, and share them with the tri-state region! Don’t miss out on filling your “fuel tank”!

Destination JAZZ

This two-day weekend event features Grammy Award® winner Joe Lovano Quartet and “rising stars quintet” with Patrick Bartley & Georgia Heers along with local student jazz bands from Waynesboro and Chambersburg.

Headlining this inaugural festival on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. is Grammy Award®–winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano and his quartet, including Leo Genovese (piano), John Menegon (bass), and Lamy Istrefi (drums). Performing at 5 p.m. before the quartet will be the Chambersburg Area Senior High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Nicole Albright.

On Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m., a very special all-star quintet will feature some of the most highly regarded young players from New York City, including Grammy® nominated Patrick Bartley (alto saxophone), Georgia Heers (vocals), Alexander Claffy (bass), William Schwartzman (piano), and Joe Peri (drums). Performing at 3 p.m. before the quintet will be the Waynesboro Area Senior High Jazz Band under the direction of Christopher Ritter, and the Waynesboro Area Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Phil Thorpe.

Generous support for this event comes from a Franklin County Impact Grant, with additional support from Rent in Parking for the concert is readily available on site at Waynesboro High School.

Get your tickets now!

TICKETS FOR ONE DAY • $20 Adult (18+) • $5 Student (17 & under) SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR BOTH DAYS • $30 Adult (18+) *Children ages 9 & under are FREE with a maximum of 2 children attending per ticketed adult. *Children ages 10 & over will need to purchase a student ticket.

Designer Bag Bingo

Designer Bag Bingo featuring Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Kate Spade and Dooney & Bourke, 6 cards for $25.00, gift card attached to each bag, door prizes. Kitchen open for food purchase. Doors open at noon. FMI or to reserve table call Erma at 717 586-1808 or Donna at 717 677-8373.

Hagerstown Model RR Museum Model Train Sale

Show is the Spring Sales event of the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum featuring Model Trains and Railroad Collectibles. The show is held at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center (7313 Sharpsburg Pike) 9AM to 1:30 PM and has plenty of parking. The location is on Rt. 65 (I-70 Exit 29) about 6.5 miles south of the Hagerstown Outlets and 3 miles north of the Antietam National Battlefield. Adult $5.00, Children 12 and under free. Tables are 8 foot and cost $30.00 per table. This event is part of the fund raising activities of the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum to help maintain Antietam Station located in Sharpsburg, MD.

Healthy Kids Day at the Chambersburg Memorial YMCA

Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, April 20th | 9:00AM-11:00AM

Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. This free, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families, and a healthy start to the summer season. Some featured activities include story time with Grove Family Library, kid’s obstacle course, swim team and diving team demonstrations, along with meeting local businesses and vendors in the community!

The Chambersburg Memorial YMCA will also be hosting an open house event during Healthy Kids Day where we encourage visitors and guests to take a tour of our facility and learn what a YMCA membership can offer! NEW MEMBERS that sign up on Saturday, April 20th will receive a discount PLUS the $25 association fee will be waived.

EXSITING MEMBERS that bring a friend to join will receive a 20% referral discount on their existing membership fees. The referred member will also receive a 20% discount on their membership rate.

Any NEW MEMBERS or EXISITNG MEMBER that refers a friend for a new member will be entered in our gift raffle.

Book Donation Last Chance For Friends of Legal Services

Last chance to donate books for the 38th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale.

Monday, April 8, through Sunday, April 21, will be the last chance to donate books for the 38th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale. Book donation sites will be available during that period at the following local businesses:

Ashley Furniture, 480 Gateway Ave.
LA Cameras, 1019 Wayne Avenue
Sunny Way Foods, 40 Warm Spring Road

MobileWorks, 2116 Lincoln Way East

Sunny Way Foods, 212 N. Antrim Way

Weis Markets, 1075 W. King Street

“Our group wants to thank these community-minded businesses for serving as book donation sites during this two-week book drive,” said Sue DeVos, the group’s President. “Their help makes our sale such a wonderful community event.” The group accepts new and used books, plus CDs (including audio books), DVDs, sheet music, puzzles, and board games, but not encyclopedias, textbooks, or phonograph records.

The sale itself will take place at the Fayetteville Elementary School, 8 E. Main St. in Fayetteville, on Friday, June 7, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday, June 9, from noon to 4:00 PM. Kegerreis Outdoor Advertising and GDC IT Solutions are sponsors of the sale, having provided substantial support for it.

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