Saturday, Aug. 24
Back to school party
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sand and surf party. Families and youth of all ages are invited for swimming, music, a disc jockey outside and snacks. Volleyball is open to parents and children ages 12 years and older. Children requiring floatation must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $3 per person or $5 per family of two or more. YMCA, 810 E. Main St. Call 1-717-762-6012.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Jump rope team
FREDERICK, Md. - The Skip Wizards is an award-winning jump rope team. The United Steam Fire Engine Company No. 3 displays a fire truck. Baker Park, North Bentz Street. 7 p.m. Free.
Walkathon and family fun fair
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Sponsored by the Shepherdstown Day Care Child Development Center. Registration brochures are available at Jefferson Security Bank or call the center at 1-304-876-6923. Fun fair activities include games and prizes, horse and buggy rides with Jay Hurley, silent auction, clowns with face painting and balloon animals, DJ Kim Leaton, pie-throwing contest, fingerprinting for children by town police, bake sale and food at the concession stand. All proceeds go to the center. Morgan's Grove Park, Shepherdstown. Walkathon, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; family fun fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CROWNSVILLE, Md. - Re-enactors create a 16th-century English fair with more than 140 craftspeople, performers, jousting and feasting. Saturdays and Sundays and Labor Day Monday. Tickets at the gate are $16, adults; $14, ages 62 and older; $7, ages 7 to 15; free for ages 6 and younger. Discounts are available. Call 1-800-296-7304 or go on the Web to www.rennfest.com.
Open house at theater
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Performing Arts Company opens its doors to the community through Saturday, Aug. 31. Highlights include a Kid's Carnival, Saturday, Aug. 24, and a chance to talk to faculty Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors can register to audition for the company's fall season. Auditions are Thursday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 31. Fall productions include "Tom Sawyer," FCPAC's annual fall gala, and "Taming of the Shrew." FCPAC studios, 1713 Rosemont Ave. For information, call 1-301-694-9077 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Aug. 25
Observed trials. Antietam Motorcycle Club, Howell Road. Noon. $10. Call 301-797-8686 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Open hearth cooking demo
BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Historical Society will sponsor a cooking demonstration by Denny Warrenfeltz. Bowman House, 323 N. Main St. 2 to 4 p.m. Call 301-739-2439.
Fall ballet registration
Meet the professional teaching staff of City Ballet School and sign up for classes. Classes are available for students ages 3 to adults in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop and Irish step dance. City Ballet School, 14 N. Potomac St. in Elizabeth Hager Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-733-5833 for information.
Friday, Aug. 30
Elder driver class registration
Keys for Safe Driving, a free traffic safety educational training for licensed drivers age 55 and older. Four Points Sheraton, 1910 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Friday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A free brunch buffet will be provided. To register, call Bonnie Beachley at 240-313-3360. Registrations due by Friday, Aug. 30. Seating is limited to 200.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Hagerstown Speedway features the 17th annual McBee/Hays Memorial. Hagerstown Speedway, Alt. U.S. 40. 6:30 p.m. $10, general admission; $18, pit insurance. Call 301-582-0640.