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Weekend Calendar

June 01, 2007

Blues Fest

The 12th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest begins today with the Lotta Blues Show from 4 to 9:30 p.m. in the City of Hagerstown's Central Parking Lot off North Potomac Street in Hagerstown, with performances by Ronnie Ray & the Coolers, Bobby Flurie Band, Nora Jean Bruso and Walter Trout and the Radicals. Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20 at the gate. Photo ID is required. The Downtown House Party will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Central Lot, with Joe Bonamassa as the featured artist. Tickets are $27.50 in advance and $30 at the gate; $9.50 in advance and $7 at the gate for ages 6 to 12; and free for ages 5 and younger. Combination tickets for today's and Saturday's shows are $37.50. The Family Blues Picnic will be Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the band shell at City Park in Hagerstown. Admission is free. For information and a complete schedule of performers, go to www.blues-fest.org.

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Trains for everyone

Trains for children to operate, HO- and O-scale model railroads, artifacts, photos and more. Today through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 through 12. Call 301-739-4665.

Pottery festival

The Cumberland Valley Pottery Festival, co-sponsored by Renfrew Museum and Park and the Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies and its Mont Alto Pottery Cooperative, celebrates the works and artistry of regional ceramists. Some work will be available for purchase. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Parking is available in Renfrew's lower lot off Welty Road. For individuals with disabilities, limited parking is available behind the visitors center. Call 717-762-4723 or go to www.renfrewmuseum.org.

Tractor pull

The Washington County Tractor Pullers Association will host a tractor pull. Saturday, opens at 4 p.m.; event starts at 6 p.m. Mason Dixon Dragway, 21003 National Pike, U.S. 40, east of Hagerstown. Call 301-791-5193.

Summer gospel fest

The Summer Gospel Fest and Hog Roast is sponsored by the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission. Performers include Michael Birchfield, The Wilsons, Debra Spates, Inner Harbor and more. Events for children include a moon bounce and pony rides. Saturday, 4 p.m. Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. For tickets, call 304-728-3207.

Hagerstown Speedway

Twenty-sixth annual Conococheague - 50 laps WoO LM plus PS special. Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $30 and $35. Call 301-582-0640, send an e-mail to info@hagerstownspeedway.com or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

The Spinners

The Spinners will perform Motown classics. Saturday, 8 p.m. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (Pa.) University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg. $18 to $32. Call 717-477-SHOW or go to www.luhrscenter.com.

Ballroom dance

Four Easy Pieces will perform during the Pen Mar Park summer concert series. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free.

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