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Weekend Calendar

May 18, 2007

Wagon train

About 30 wagons and buggies and about 30 horseback riders will participate in the 19th annual National Pike Festival and Wagon Train. An overnight encampment will be today starting at 5 p.m. at Plumb Grove at the intersection of North Martin Street and Broadfording Road in Clear Spring. The wagon train will depart from Clear Spring on Saturday morning and arrive in Boonsboro on Sunday afternoon. Today through Sunday. For information and a detailed schedule of events, go to www.nationalpikefestival.org.

War muster

British, French and American Indian re-enactors will assemble for the 2007 French and Indian War muster, a weekend of living history and tactical demonstrations. Food and souvenir vendors also will be on site. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 7 to 12; free for those ages 6 and younger. Call 301-842-2155.

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Motorcycle ride

Twigg Cycles' Rider's Club will sponsor a charity ride. The ride will visit local historical sites and lay a wreath to honor dead U.S. military personnel. Saturday, registration at 10 a.m. at Twigg Cycles, Hagerstown. For information, call George Burkhardt at 301-834-5270 or send an e-mail to burgeoirv@myactv.net.

Truck show

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Younger Toyota will sponsor its second annual truck show and truck pull. Saturday, judging from 1 to 3 p.m., truck pull at 5 p.m. Rain date is Sunday. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Md. 65, south of Hagerstown. Truck registration fee is $25; trophies in each class. The truck show is free. Admission to truck pull is $10; free for those younger than 6. Call 240-313-2839.

Discovery Station

Betsy Herbst will present a program on "Making Fun Ice Cream" as part of Discovery Station at Hagerstown's Saturday Plus program. Saturday, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

Jazz festival

School jazz bands will perform live music in the Swingin in the Park Jazz Festival. Saturday, 2 p.m. Hagerstown Community College Amphitheater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Bands include Boonsboro Middle School, 2 p.m.; Western Heights Middle School, 2:30 p.m.; E. Russell Hicks Middle School, 3 p.m.; Northern Middle School, 3:30 p.m.; Washington County Faculty Big Band, 4 p.m.; Boonsboro Saxophone Quartet, 4:30 p.m.; North Hagerstown High School, 5 p.m.; and Smithsburg High School, 5:30 p.m. Free. Go to www.wcboe.k12.md.us/content/d_i_k12_fine.cfm.

Hagerstown Speedway

Student night, regular show, plus Enduro Dash. Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $10 and $18. Call 301-582-0640, send an e-mail to info@hagerstownspeedway.com or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

String quartet

The Mariner String Quartet will perform music by Ravel, Debussey and others. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Community band

The Williamsport Community Band will present its spring concert. Sunday, 3 p.m. Williamsport High School auditorium. Free.

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