Weekend calendar

September 15, 2006

Trains for everyone

Displays include a McDonald's train, circus train, Amtrak train and Thomas the Tank Engine on an O-gauge railroad built for children to operate. There is also an indoor riding train for small children. 1 to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. 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.

Two Top Ruritan Club steam and gas, flea market and craft show

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Daily events include thrashing wheat, baling, sawmill and running gas engine displays. Highlights include:

Today - Music from D&S Bluegrass and Winfall, 7 p.m.; truck pull, 7 p.m.

Saturday -Tractor pull farm stock, 3 p.m.; music from New Country, 7 p.m.

Sunday - Music from Masters Four Quartet, Ronnie Martin, speaker, 9 a.m.; lawn mower pull, 11 a.m.; pedal pull, 2:30 p.m.

Two Top Ruritan Club, five miles south of Mercersburg on Pa. 75, Two Top Road.


Festival for the Arts

Kickoff celebration in honor of the museum's 75th anniversary. There will be entertainment in the Anne G. and Howard S. Kaylor Lakeside Garden, art vendors in the parking lot, activities for children, tours and food tents. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Car racing

Regular show, last points race and Fan Appreciation Day. 7 p.m. Saturday. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. Admission costs $6 to $18. Call 301-582-0640 or go to

Bluegrass music

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Scott Brannon Bluegrass Band from Martinsburg, W.Va., and The Rattlesnake Hill Bluegrass Band from Washington, D.C., will perform. 7 p.m. Saturday. Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, The Barn, 118 Walnut St. $10; free for ages younger than 12. Call 717-762-4711.

Concert of American folk music

SHARPSBURG - Folk musician Jimmie Brown and members of the St. Paul's choir will play and sing both secular and spiritual songs and dances. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St. Free.

Sharpsburg Heritage Day

SHARPSBURG - Town history display at Town Hall, crafts, demonstrations and food from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. South Mechanic Street.

Hancock Canal Apple Days Festival

HANCOCK - The festival will feature a parade, music, dance, and an antique and classic car show. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Widmyer Park. Dance 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Hancock American Legion Post 26, off Main Street, near the Park-N-Dine Restaurant. Free. Vendors on site both days.

Family Fun Day

CLEAR SPRING - A special story time, balloon jump, face painting, craft and more are scheduled. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. L.P. Snyder Library, Clear Spring. Call 301-842-2730.

Summer Concert Series concludes

BOONSBORO - The Summer Concert Series will conclude with John Adams Sings, local folk artists, at 5:45 p.m.; and Yellow Springs Band at 7:05 p.m. Sunday. Shafer Memorial Park, Boonsboro.

Anna Singer, soprano

Soprano Anna Singer will present Broadway and Back. Singer is the great-grandniece of the museum's founder William Henry Singer Jr. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown.

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