Bowman Library unveils new amphitheater

The Bowman Library is celebrating the grand opening of the new amphitheater with a Rally for Reading today from 10:30 AM to 2 PM.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will start things off followed by a puppet show, stories and interactive musical play in the children’s room.

Then back at the amphitheater they will hold a Children’s Concert by Tony M. Music and a Biodiversity program from the North Mountain Wildlife Center.

There will also be a magician, face paintings, a bounce house, food served by the Boy Scouts and more!

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The amphitheater will host many upcoming programs and events including Frederick County Parks and Recreation’s Sunset Series.

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Middletown announces New Year’s plans

The Town of Middletown announced their new family friendly event, First Night Middletown.

The celebration will take place at the Town Office on New Years Eve from 6 pm – 9 pm.

The event is in partnership with the Winchester Model Railroad Club which is moving their headquarters to Middletown and helping to rebuild the B&O Railroad Station.

Visitors will get a glimpse at the new station as the top floor of the office will feature model, operating railroad layouts.

There will also be kids activities, magical performances from Kevin Owens and live music.

Old Town Winchester announced earlier this year that their annual First Night celebration will no longer take place.

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Barns of Rose Hill community celebration

Barns of Rose Hill is hosting a free community celebration for their 10 year anniversary.

Starting at 5 pm in Downtown Berryville, there will be activities for the whole family including a magician, petting zoo, face painting, free ice cream and more.

Food vendors will also be onsite.

Then the evening will conclude with a performance from Grammy nominee Cheick Hamala Diabate and his band.

Diabate is world renowned in the ngoni, which is similar to the banjo.

For more information on the celebration, visit their website.

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