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St. Marys will host Blue and Gray Days on Oct. 18-21 in the downtown area and marina of the Ohio River community.

The event opens on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with a night firing of the cannons and refreshments at the Belmont Fire Department Training Center. On Friday, Oct. 19, a Living History event will be at the St. Mary's Marina from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Approximately 18 stations will incorporate a Robert E. Lee impersonator, surgeon's tent, Women of the Civil War, artillery and cavalry. Students will spend 15 minutes at each station learning about various aspects of the Civil War.

Activities and attractions on Saturday include touring of the Union and Confederate camps, Ladies Tea from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., period dress, Confederate and Union troops battle on Main Street from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m., dinner with the troops from 5 to 6 p.m., dance from 8 to 9 p.m., and night firing of the cannons from 9 to 9:30 p.m. The dance will resume from 9:30 until 10:30 p.m.

The camp closes at 11 p.m. and re-opens at 9 a.m. on Sunday. A period-style church service begins at 10 a.m., and the Battle by the River (St. Mary's Marina) starts at 1 p.m.

For information, call the West Virginia University Extension office at 304-684

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