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September 24, 2005

Air show

The Spirit of America Over Martinsburg Air Show will feature displays of airplanes, demonstrations, and airplane and helicopter rides for a fee. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport near Martinsburg, W.Va. Advance tickets cost $10; free for ages 11 and younger. Day of show, adult admission is $12. Buy tickets at Martinsburg Mall, Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, ROCS Food/Gas Marts or at Parking is $5.

Smithsburg Steam Engine & Craft Show

The show will feature antique steam-powered traction engines; small, single-cylinder gas engines; antique riding lawn mowers from before 1964; arts and crafts; flea market; lumber sawing; and wheat-threshing demonstrations. Today, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. grounds, North Main Street, Smithsburg. Free; donation for parking. Call Mike Rohrer at 301-824-3593.

Pet fair

There will be a kids' corner with a petting zoo and puppet show. There also will be games and contests for people and pets, free raffles and food. An agility course will be provided by Mason and Dixon Kennel Club. A bake sale will be held to raise funds for pets affected by Hurricane Katrina. Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Call 301-733-7579 or go to


HO-Scale Railroad Days

Special trains and operation, unveiling of the Hagerstown Roundhouse model. Seminars and troubleshooting for your trains. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Music and art festival

Opequon Creek Charity Music and Art Festival will be hosted by artists Don Diego Ramirez, John Stillwagon and Chris Thatcher. Performances by The Nurbs, The Larrys, Red Oranges, Too Many Chiefs, Vox Populi, Stellar Watson and Malachi. An artist portfolio review will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Today, 2 p.m. Opequon Creek VFW Picnic Grounds, W.Va. 9, Martinsburg, W.Va. $10. Call Don Ramirez at 304-724-6566 or Chris Thatcher at 304-283-8159.

Car show

The Halloween Kruz-N Car Show will feature music by The Shades at 4 and 8 p.m., a costume contest for infants through adults at 5 p.m., games and a 50/50 raffle. Today, 2 to 10 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike, Md. 65, south of Hagerstown. $3; free for ages 12 and younger. No pets or alcohol. Call Larry Sulser at 301-992-4596, send e-mail to or go to

Benefit Jazz

Big-band music from local jazz musicians and the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra. Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m. Taylor Park, Keedysville. Bring lawn chairs. Free, donations accepted. Call 301-432-7984.

Military jazz band

The Commodores, the U.S. Navy's jazz band, will present a concert. Sunday, 3 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Alumni Amphitheater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call Lisa Stewart at 301-790-2800, ext. 346.

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