Saturday Morning May 1st in Downtown Hagerstown; Discovery Station and Bridge of Life Hosts FREE Children’s Events in Partnership with MDIFF-H

Hagerstown, MD April 24, 2014 — Discovery Station and the Bridge of Life Center are partnering with the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown (MDIFF-H), and opening their doors on Saturday morning May 3, 2014 from 10am-Noon!  Theatrical characters will be visiting Discovery Station (101 West Washington Street in Hagerstown), in costume and talking with children and families!  Photos are encouraged!  Also, meet the Hagerstown Suns mascot Woollie B!  The famous, bright orange and black mascot will be on site, having fun, and visiting all attendees at the Discovery Station.  Then from 11am to noon the festivities move to the Bridge of Life Center’s theater on South Potomac Street, where filmmakers are sharing their fun cartoon animations for families. The best part of all the activities is admission to both Discovery Station and Bridge of Life on Saturday morning is FREE and everyone is welcome!

Discovery Station at Hagerstown creates exciting hands-on learning experiences that stimulate a curiosity for discovery, exploration and further investigation by children and adults to foster life-long learning. The programs and interactive exhibits on science, technology and history are unique educational resources available to all of its visitors. The hands-on, family-friendly museum is also home to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum’s exhibition of memorabilia, and historical and interactive displays.
MDIFF-H 2014 is scheduled to run over three days and will screen over 60 films from around the globe. All screenings will take place downtown Hagerstown. The screening will be held at the Maryland Theatre, Bridge of Life, and Academy Theater from May 1-3, 2014.
Sponsors for the film festival include the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ovation PR & Advertising, The City of Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland Theatre, Bridge of Life, Academy Theater, Volvo and Volvo Group Trucks, The Columbia Bank-Hagerstown Trust Division, Leitersburg Cinemas, Anderson Photographs, Thompson Gas, Washington County Arts Council, 28 South, Broad Ax, Bowman Hospitality, Tom Riford, and Kaplan University.
The MDIFF-H mission is to be a platform for independent filmmakers to engage audiences, collaborate with other filmmakers and educate the community with the celebration of film.For more information about MDIFF please call 916-712-2781, email Tracie@marylandiff.com or access the website http://www.marylandiff.com.

Discovery Station is located at 101 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD.  For more information call 301-790-0076, or see: www.discoverystation.org. Bridge of Life is located on 14 S. Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD. www.bridgeoflife.org.