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Hatmaker’s Picks ( Weekend of 8/15 – 8/17 )

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It’s time to check in with Pennlive’s Julia Hatmaker to see what’s going on in Central Pennsylvania this weekend.


World War II tribute

Commemorate the end of WWII with this event, featuring re-enactors, WWII-era vehicles, historians and a number of displays. Then come back in the evening for a USO-style dance with the Will Fisher Orchestra, a 19-piece ensemble. Come in period costume.

DETAILS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. tribute (re-enactors, historians, displays). 7 p.m. USO-style dance. Aug. 16 at Dill’s Tavern, and Plantation, 227 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg. Cost: Free for the tribute. $15 for the dance. dillstavern.org/wwii-day.html.


Schaefferstown Fire Company Carnival

Cow Patty Bingo, concerts, games and loads of food await at the Schaefferstown Fire Company Carnival.

DETAILS: Beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 15-16 at Oak and Locust streets, Schaefferstown. Free. www.stowncarnival.com.


Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

For those who need an excuse to head up to Mt. Gretna on a beautiful weekend, let the outdoor art show be yours. It’s the 40th anniversary of the show, which will have 260 artists displaying their work.

DETAILS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Chautauqua section of Mount Gretna between Route 117 and Pennsylvania Avenue. Cost: $10, $16 for two-day pass (advance purchase only), free for ages 11 and www.mtgretnaarts.com, 964-2340/964-2273.


Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Catch performances by the Victorian Dance Ensemble, The Susquehanna Travellers as well as Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, the Seldom scene and the Del McCoury Band.

DETAILS: Various hours Aug. 14-17 at at Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Road, Gettys­burg. Cost: $25 for Thursday and Sunday, $35 for Friday and Saturday; various prices for multi-day passes and weekend passes. www.gettysburgbluegrass.com, 717-642-8749.


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