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Weekend calendar

July 06, 2007

Independence Day

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Fireworks will be at the Sports Complex at about 9:30 p.m. today. First Friday will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the downtown area with music, food and activities. Call Geri Reynolds at 301-834-7500, ext. 3.

Taylor Hicks concert

Taylor Hicks, winner of the fifth season of "American Idol," will perform. 7:30 p.m. today. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $60 to $90. For more information, go to www.mdtheatre.org or www.taylorhicks.com.

Discovery Station

Tri-State Astronomers will present Features of the Moon during a Saturday Plus program. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free for members or with museum admission. Admission, $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

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Gospel concert

Celebrating Morning Star Singers' 22nd anniversary will be The Skyline Boys, Guilford Station Bluegrass Band, By Faith Trio, Jessica Snyder, Nancy Wiles and Morning Star Singers. Food will be available. Gate prizes. Bring lawn chairs. 1 p.m. to dark Saturday. Doub's Woods arts pavilion, 1307 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free; donations accepted. Call 301-733-9365.

Tractor pull

WCTPA tractor pull. 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.

Sharpes Burgh Day

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Historical Society invites the public to help celebrate the 244th anniversary of the founding of Sharpsburg. On Saturday historical exhibits and lectures; cake and coffee. 10 to 11 a.m., "Explore Your Sharpsburg Family Roots"; noon to 1 p.m., "The History of C&O Canal Boatsman Daniel Mose"; 2 to 3 p.m., "Belinda Springs." 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharpsburg Town Hall. Call Jennifer Silbert at 301-432-7984.

Auto racing

Cornett Tribute - 20 laps PS plus LM and LS. 7 p.m. Saturday. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $10 general admission, $18 pit, $15 reserved seat. Call 301-582-0640, e-mail info@hagerstownspeedway.com or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Bluegrass and dancing

South Mountain String Band and Rock Candy Cloggers will perform. 7 p.m. Saturday. City Park, Hagerstown.

Civil War encampment

Members of 116th Pennsylvania Regiment will portray the life of Civil War Union soldiers during the summer of 1863. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. C&O National Historical Park's Ferry Hill, Md. 34 on the west side of the road just before the Rumsey Bridge crosses into Shepherdstown. Demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. A march will be performed by the regiment on Saturday afternoon. Evening program at 7 p.m. Saturday. Ferry Hill plantation house will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. both days. Free. Call Williamsport Visitor Center at 301-582-0813.

Ballroom dance

CASCADE - Back to Back will perform during the Pen Mar Park summer concert series. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Concerts continue through Sept. 30. Call 301-791-1551.

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