Weekend calendar

April 20, 2007

Auto racing

Shootout I, 40-lap LM (Open Hoosier Tire Compound-OHTC Rule) plus PS point race. 7:30 p.m. today. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $12 and $20. Call 301-582-0640, e-mail or go to

Friday Night Frenzy

Teens are invited to hang out, play air hockey, eat snacks, listen to music, and enjoy fun and fellowship. 7 p.m. today. The Salvation Army, 541 George St., Hagerstown. Free. For information, call 301-733-2440.

Jazz trio

The Howard Burns Jazz Trio will perform. 7:30 to 10 p.m. today. Port City Java, Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-5040.



Soprano Judy Myers, baritone David McKinley and organist Mark King will perform at a recital featuring works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Jean Langlais, George Shearing and Charles-Marie Widor. 7:30 p.m. today. St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2560 ext. 108.

Wine and food festival

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A weekend of wine, food, hiking and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Old Factory Antique Mall, corner of William and Mercer streets. Free samples, items available for purchase. Call 800-447-8797 or go to This weekend is also Redbud Weekend with several ecological events such as hikes. For a list of hikes, go to

Cabin Fever Festival

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Show will feature handmade crafts by area crafters; includes candles, jewelry and wood products. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Tuscarora Ruritan Club. Call 304-262-6342.

Magical Sound of the Violin

Petr Skopek will present "Magical Sound of the Violin" during a Saturday Plus program. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, Hagerstown. Free with museum admission, which costs $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

'Civil War Journalism'

SHARPSBURG - Author Brayton Harris will discuss Civil War journalism with a special emphasis on the Battle of Antietam. There also will be a special exhibit on the news reporting of the Civil War in Hagerstown newspapers. Exhibit open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; Harris will speak at 2 p.m. Antietam National Battlefield visitors center, Sharpsburg Pike. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 151, or e-mail

'An Inconvenient Truth'

FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Community Green Day features a free screening and discussion of the film, "An Inconvenient Truth," plus information about tree planting, community-supported agriculture and use of fluorescent light bulbs. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; film 1:30 p.m. Fairfield Mennonite Church, 201 W. Main St. Call 717-642-8936.

Earth Day celebration

On Saturday, April 21, Renfrew Institute will sponsor an Earth Day-related arts festival and education day that includes a yard sale, creek clean-up, drum circle, environmental art award, live music with Slim Harrison and Tom Jolin, food, and plant swap. Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Parking at lower lot off Welty Road. Call 717-762-0373.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre will present Casey & Chris and the Two Stringers from Nashville, Tenn., and Shenandoah Blue Bluegrass Band from Martinsburg, W.Va. 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.

Happy Creek

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Happy Creek will perform under the stage name Seldom Herd. Old-time and bluegrass tunes. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178.

'Carmina Burana'

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present "Carmina Burana," by Carl Orff, with Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Frederick Children's Chorus and three soloists. The orchestra will also perform Tchaikovsky's "Serenade Op. 48." 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $21 to $79 and are available at the MSO box office, 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, or call 301-797-4000.

Chamber orchestra

HANCOCK - Trinity Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Debussy and Mozart as well as a composition by John Corigliano, the soundtrack composer for the film, "The Red Violin." 3 p.m. Sunday. Hancock Middle/Senior High School. Free, donations to Hancock Arts Council will be accepted.

Battlefield hike

This hike will focus on the history of the park and its development, preservation and maintenance. Meet the rangers near the New York State Monument at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Call 301-432-5124 or go to

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