Weekend Calendar

June 29, 2007

Gospel music

BOONSBORO - Shon Duty, founder of Duty 2 Serve Evangelistic Ministries in Greencastle, Pa., will share his music ministry. Bring lawn chairs. The event will be held inside if it rains. 7 p.m. today. Boonsboro Family Worship Center, 7605 Old National Pike. Call 301-797-5287.

Mountain Top Heritage Days fireworks

CASCADE - Mountaintop fireworks at dusk Saturday at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. Activities in nearby Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Fort Ritchie today through Sunday. For complete schedule, go to

Gas engine and tractor show

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - The Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club's 29th annual Gas Engine and Tractor Show highlights include antiques and collectible auction 5:30 p.m. today; antique tractor pull 10 a.m. Saturday, and music by Ernie Bradley and The Grassy Ridge at 6:30 p.m.; Dave Boyer Memorial Scholarship cake auction 1 p.m. Sunday, kiddie pedal pull 2 p.m., slow tractor 3 p.m. Crafts and flea markets, saw milling, shingle cutting, wagon rides and food will be available both days. Middletown Fire Co. carnival grounds, Franklin Street. Call 301-694-8605.


American Roots Music Fest

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Featuring Melvin Seals & JGB, Donna Jean and Tricksters, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet, New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Gans, The Bridge, Juggling Suns, Cosmic Graffiti, Downhome Groove, Next Step and more. Potomac Pavilion, 22 Temple Drive. Today through Sunday. Passes cost $58. Go to

Funfest 2007

CLEAR SPRING - Children's activities and entertainment on the church lawn, including Carousel Barbershop Quartet at 3 p.m. Saturday, Mount Moriah Baptist Men's Choir at 4 p.m., Sharps and Flats Gospel group at 5 p.m., and Tim Moffitt at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. The food is free; donations are welcome. Rain or shine. St. Paul's Reformed Church, U.S. 40, three miles east of Clear Spring.

ALS benefit

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A benefit held by the family of Mary Jo Shipe, a Mercersburg resident who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The benefit is on behalf of people with ALS. Saturday. Whitetail Ski Resort. $25 at the door.

Discovery Station

Roger Keller will present "Music of the Civil War and Stories Behind the Music" during a Saturday Plus program. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free for members. Admission, $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Fireworks celebration

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission will host a fireworks celebration. Activities include pony rides, moon bounce, rock wall, water slide, car show beginning at noon, and games. Williamsport Community Band will perform a patriotic concert. Area firetrucks and police cruisers will be on display throughout the day. No glass, no alcohol, no pets. Gates open at 3 p.m. Saturday. Sam Michaels Park, Job Corps Road. Call 304-728-3207.

Auto racing

Firecracker Classic, 4 p.m. open, 6 p.m. start, Saturday. Mason Dixon Dragway, 21003 National Pike, U.S. 40, east of Hagerstown. For information, call 301-791-5193.

Garden tractor pull

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Food will be sold. Bring lawn chairs. 3 p.m. Saturday. Two Top Ruritan, five miles south of Mercersburg, Pa., on Two Top Road. Free. Call 717-328-9837.

Jazz legends perform

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The sixth annual Don Redman Heritage Awards and Concert will feature trombonist Curtis Fuller and saxophonist John Handy playing with the Howard Burns Quartet. 6 p.m. Saturday. Mather Training Center, Fillmore Street. Free. Call 304-535-6298.

Bluegrass music

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Bluegrass Brothers from Salem, Va., will perform. 2 p.m. Sunday. Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, the Barn, 118 Walnut St. $10; free for those younger than 12. Call 717-762-4711.

Singin' The Bones

The quartet Singin' The Bones will perform a variety of music, including Appalachian folk, jazz standards, Delta blues, Scottish ballads, jug band tunes, Italian Renaissance pieces, bluegrass, Celtic madrigals, folk rock and gospel. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727.

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