Truck and tractor pull
LEETOWN, W.Va. - Sponsored by the Mountain State Pullers Association. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Leetown Pike. Gates open at 4 p.m., the pull starts at 6 p.m. $8, adults; $4, ages 8 to 12; free for ages 7 and younger. Call 1-304-725-2195.
Waterpower at Harpers Ferry
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - On a two-hour walking tour of Virginius Island in the lower town of historic Harpers Ferry, David T. Gilbert will discuss the waterpower industries that operated in the area in the mid-19th century. Park at Cavalier Heights Visitor Center off U.S. 340. Free. Reservations are required. Call 1-304-535-6881 or 1-800-821-5206 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 18
Play Safe Weekend
THURMONT, Md. - Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks will kick off the summer season by holding a "Play Safe Weekend," in the Houck and Manor areas of Cunningham Falls on Saturday, and at Gambrill State Park Nature Center in the High Knob Area Sunday, May 19. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Call 1-301-271-7574.
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Featuring Grand Ole Opry stars The Whites and Jack Greene. There will be period artisans, living history programs, train pull competition, canal boat replica tours, antique car show, activities for children and families, and live daytime musical entertainment. Canal Place Heritage Area, downtown Cumberland. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. For directions and information, call 1-301-724-3655.
Sunday, May 19
Nightingale candlelight service
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The service is open to all nurses, nursing students (uniforms not required) and the public. A reception will follow the ceremony. Trinity United Methodist Church, 220 W. Martin St. 7:30 p.m.
Morgan Cabin Spring Festival
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Arts and crafts displays, a blacksmith, horse and wagon rides, colonial life re-enactors, quilt making demonstrations, country ham/city ham dinner, auction of homemade cakes and other items. The cabin will be open. Morgan Cabin, W.Va. 26. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. No alcoholic beverages or pets allowed.
Tuesday, May 21
Garden seminars conclude
FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland Cooperative Extension Office, Frederick County, 330 Montevue Ave. 7 p.m. The final topic is gardening with perennials and annuals. Seminars are $7 per session plus a materials cost, if any. Walk-in cost is $10 per session, plus materials cost. Call 301-694-1595.
Adult college fair registration
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Registration is due by Tuesday, May 21, for "Returning to Learning," a workshop for adults who are considering returning to school. Community and Technical College of Shepherd. The workshop covers applying to college, bridging the academic gap, obtaining financial aid, receiving credit for work experience and selecting a career. CTC Blue Ridge Tech Center, 315 W. Stephen St. 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Call 1-304-260-4380.
Wednesday, May 22
Historical society begins
SHARPSBURG - At the inaugural meeting of the Sharpsburg Historical Society, keynote speaker will be Katharine L. Brown, author/publisher, museum administrator, history professor and former president of Augusta County, Va., Historical Society. Brown will speak on the topic, "Strategies for Building a Historical Society: Success Stories From Around the Region." A brief business meeting will follow. Sharpsburg Library, Town Square. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program. Call Patricia Toffling, 301-432-5085.
Women's volleyball league
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Women's outdoor volleyball team registration deadline is Wednesday, May 22. Contact Kim Harner, 1-717-762-8638.
Thursday, May 23
Devon horse show