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Weekend calendar

September 07, 2007

Portrayal of Robert E. Lee

Tom Dugan portrays Robert E. Lee in "Shades of Gray," a one-man show about the Confederate general moments before his surrender, which ended the Civil War. 8 p.m. today and Saturday. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $20. For tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to www.mdtheatre.org.

Hispanic celebration

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - This year's events will include a soccer tournament with visiting players from the metro D.C. area, basketball and volleyball, music and special presentations by Hispano En Cristo and speaker Juan De Calle from Washington, D.C. The medical staff from the Good Samaritan Clinic will take blood pressure and answer basic medical questions on Saturday. 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Independent Bible Church, 2306 Hedgesville Road. Free. Call 304-754-6537.

Bluegrass gospel concert

CLEAR SPRING - Guilford Station Bluegrass Gospel Band, and Richard and Mary Fox and Higher Ground will perform. 6 p.m. Saturday. Church of God Lanes Run, Funkhouser Road, off U.S. 40, west of Hagerstown between Clear Spring and Indian Springs. Bring lawn chairs. If it rains, the concert will be held inside. Freewill offering. Call 304-754-6440.

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Pickin' in the Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Pickin' in the Panhandle will feature professional and amateur grillers who will compete for cash prizes for serving up the tastiest chicken, ribs or pork. Entertainment includes Cadillac Sky, Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain, The Half Bad Bluegrass Band, Rolling Coyotes, Lonesome Highway and The Vaughn Family. 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Lazy A Campground. Advance tickets cost $10; $7 ages younger than 12. Tickets at the gate cost $15; $10, ages 11 to 4; ages 3 and younger get in free. For information and to purchase tickets, call 304-264-8801 or go to www.panhandlepickin.com.

BMX air show, concert

Rock 'n' Ride will benefit The Barbara Ingram School of the Arts Foundation Fund. The event will feature some of the nation's top BMX riders. Music will be provided by The Hint, Hotspur, Dropout Year; and Calisus, winner of Downtown Live Battle of the Bands. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Behind Baltimore Street Station, 32 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $5 in advance until noon the day of the event; $8 after noon. Tickets are free for ages younger than 5. Bring lawn chairs. An event for all ages. For tickets, go to www.downtownlivehagerstown.com.

Fall festival

SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Three top chainsaw carvers will demonstrate their craft, turning 4-foot-tall logs into sculptures that will be sold at 3 p.m. by local auctioneer Matthew Hurley. There will also be a Moonbounce and playground for children, and a yard sale. Food will be sold. 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Shady Grove Community Center, Pa. 16, two miles east of Interstate 81's Exit 5 at Greencastle, Pa.

Boonesborough Days

BOONSBORO - The festival will feature more than 150 early American arts, crafts, antiques and food vendors, a strolling banjo player, and craft demonstrations typical of 18th- and 19th-century tradesmen. Tri-State Astronomers will provide telescopes for viewing sunspots, and Master Gardeners of Washington County will hold a plant clinic. There will be pony rides, face painting and a playground for children. On Sunday, a community worship service will begin at 10 a.m., and there will be an antique car show. Free trolley rides will be available to Washington Monument State Park. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shafer Memorial Park, off Main Street. Free.

South Mountain anniversary

BOONSBORO - South Mountain State Battlefield will observe the 145th anniversary of the battle of South Mountain. Saturday and Sunday. For information or directions, call the battlefield office at 301-432-8065. Free trolley rides from Shafer Park in Boonsboro to South Mountain at Washington Monument State Park.

September Storm

BOONSBORO - September Storm commemorates the 145th anniversaries of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam with re-enactments involving about 2,400 Union, Confederate and civilian re-enactors. Tickets are limited. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Boonsboro Town Farm, Monroe Road, near Boonsboro. Tickets for a single day cost $5 to $10; two-day pass costs $8 to $18. Tickets must be purchased in advance; go to www.wmhf.org/septstorm/index.html or call the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 301-791-3246.

Soldiers' chorus

The U.S. Army Soldiers' Chorus will perform. 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Hagerstown Community College, Alumni Amphitheater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 346.

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