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Weekend Calendar

August 24, 2007

Williamsport Days

The C&O Canal National Historical Park and the town of Williamsport will host the annual Williamsport Days. Activities at Cushwa Basin include musical performances, storytelling, exhibits at the trolley barn and Lockhouse 44, and model railroad displays. Activities at Byron Memorial Park include a craft fair, food, music and raffles. Junior Ranger activities for ages 5 to 12 will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cushwa Basin. A classic car cruise-in from West Potomac Street to Cushwa Basin will be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Events also will be held both days at Springfield Barn. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Call C&O Canal National Historical Park at 301-714-2214 or Williamsport Town Hall at 301-223-7711.

Spud Fest

Potatoes planted in the spring will be harvested by horse-drawn plow, and children and families are encouraged to help gather the harvest. Prizes will be awarded to children for the most potatoes collected, largest potato, smallest potato and most unusually shaped potato. The harvested potatoes will be used to make homemade potato chips for participants. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Call 240-313-2839.

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Augustoberfest

Explore German culture and folklore through music and dance, including performances by Die Schlauberger, the Heidi and Heimat Echo with Alp-horns and Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein. German foods and beverages will be sold. Piedmont Pacers' Volksmarch will be Sunday at 8 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gates open each day at 10:30 a.m. Central Parking Lot, downtown Hagerstown. $5; free for ages 12 and younger if accompanied by a paid participant. Purchase tickets at the gate or call 301-739-8577, ext. 116. For information and a schedule of activities, go to www.augustoberfest.org.

Memories of Elvis

Chris MacDonald will pay tribute to Elvis Presley. Saturday, 7 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $30 and $35. Call 301-790-2000 or go to www.mdtheatre.org.

Hagerstown Speedway

Small Fry Night - Ernie's Salvage Yard Special, 20-lap PS plus LS and Enduro Dash. Saturday, 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $10, general admission; $18, pit pass; $15, reserved seating. Call 301-582-0640 or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Jazz festival

The 16th annual Renfrew Jazz Festival will feature a trumpet summit with Brian Lynch and Ingrid Jensen. Also scheduled to perform are guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Jon Wikan. Sponsored by Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies. Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Lawn behind Renfrew Museum, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. If it rains, the festival will be in the auditorium at Waynesboro Area Middle School at 702 E. Second St. Free. Call 717-762-0373.

Ballroom dance

The Ray Birely Orchestra will perform for Everybody's Day. Sunday, noon; jitterbug contest at 2:30 p.m.; waltz contest at 4 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Call 301-791-1551.

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