Weekend Calendar

September 22, 2006

Heritage festival

The Charles Town Heritage Festival features re-enactments from the Civil and Revolutionary wars, entertainment, period games for children, craft demonstrations, Burr Farm living history presentation, and 30 craft and business vendors. Today through Sunday. Downtown Charles Town, W.Va. Parking is free at Happy Retreat and at the Jefferson County Board of Education. Free shuttle provided from both parking areas. Free admission; some activity fees. Call the Charles Town Visitors Center at 304-535-1813.

Arts and crafts festival

The fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival features food and craft vendors, entertainment, children's activities, and wine tasting and sales. Today through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sam Michaels Park, Job Corps Road, between Charles Town and Harpers Ferry, W.Va. $6, adults; $3, children 6 to 17. Call 304-725-2055 or go to

Hagerstown Speedway

The 32nd annual Hub City National will be held this weekend. Today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. $30 to $35. Call 301-582-0640 or go to


'The Sound of Music'

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic will be performed. Today though Sunday, and Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows start at 2:30 p.m. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $7 to $15. For reservations, call 304-264-6766.

Chili cook-off

The Hagerstown Suns Chili Cook-off & Music Festival features a cook-off and music. Among the acts performing are The Blue Sky Traffic, Ledbetter Heights, Complete Circle, The Freddie Long Band and Ivy Rowe. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Municipal Stadium, 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown. Adults, $10 in advance, $12 at the gate; children ages 4 to 12, $5 in advance, $6 at the gate; free for ages 3 and younger. Adult ticket includes four chili samples; youth ticket includes two samples; extra samples are $1 each. Call 301-791-6266.

Car show

Classic Car Group for Children Inc. will hold Halloween Kruz-N. Entertainment will be provided by The Shades at 4 and 6 p.m. There will be a stereo and loudest exhaust contest, monster truck rides, games and food. A costume contest for all ages begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Md. 65, south of Hagerstown. $3 per person; free for ages 12 and younger. Call Larry at 301-992-4596.

MSO pops concert

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform "Heroes, Monsters and Madmen" to begin the MSO's 25th season at The Maryland Theatre. Saturday, 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $21 to $79 for adults; $11 to $40 for children 12 and younger and full-time students. Tickets are available by calling 301-797-4000 or going to the MSO box office at 13 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

Ballroom dance

Easy Listenin Variety Band will perform. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free.

Museum concert

The Inez H. Perry and Mary G. Brandenburg Endowment for Music Trust, sponsored by Cinda and Spence Perry, will feature pianist Dan Franklin Smith in a concert titled "Expanding Universes: Theme and Variations" The concert will include works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Dave Brubeck, Frdric Chopin and Carl Czerny. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown.

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