Weekend Calendar

August 19, 2006

Niagara Movement Centennial

Events at Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park. Admission to the park and the events is free. Free shuttle service will be provided from the park's Visitor Center off U.S. 340 to the grounds of Storer College through the close of the commemoration on Sunday. For a complete schedule, go to

Fairplay Days

A jousting tournament will include five classes of competition. Food also will be sold, and craft vendors will be available. Today and Sunday, noon. Old Tilghmanton Tournament Grounds, Manor Church Road, Fairplay. Call 301-582-1005.

Trains for kids to run

Displays include a McDonald's train, circus train, Amtrak train and Thomas the Tank train on an O-gauge railroad built for children to operate. There also will be an indoor riding train for small children. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50; 50 cents for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.


Festival of Magic

Nine performers are slated for the Festival of Magic. Performers include Grant Berry, David Bowers, Dean Burkett, Khan Du and Company, Jerry Mullenix, Louis Paul, Derrick Robey, John Swomley and Hugh McVeagh. Today, 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $10. Call 301-790-2000.

Martinsburg Bike Night

The motorcycle ride starts at Martinsburg Mall today at 5 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. in downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. Registration is in the mall parking lot from 3 to 5 p.m. Road closings from 2 to 11 p.m. are on Queen Street from King to Race streets; King Street one block in each direction from Queen Street; and Burke Street one block in each direction from Queen Street. Call 304-262-4200.

Concert in the park

Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys will perform traditional Creole, accordion and R&B music, part of Summer Concerts in the Park. Today, 5:30 p.m. Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) State Park Free. Call 304-258-2300 or go to

Hagerstown Speedway

Regular show plus 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby. Today, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. Admission costs $9 to $18. Call 301-582-0640 or go to

Outdoor concert

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will present an outdoor concert. Today, 8 p.m. Bolivar Heights at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free.

Ballroom dance

Four Easy Pieces will perform. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free.

Sunday gospel series

Eastern Gate will perform. Sunday, 7 p.m. Memorial Park band shell, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-261-3275.

Community band

Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform, featuring clarinet soloist Katherine Seman. Selections include music by Weber, Scanomin, Althouse and Smith. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Free.

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