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Weekend calendar

February 29, 2008

Gospel concert

CeCe Winans will perform gospel music. 8 p.m. today. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $45; $20 for children younger than 12. Call 301-790-2000 or go to www.mdtheatre.org.

Toughman contest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Parsons Ford Original Toughman Contest. The event is sanctioned and will be supervised by West Virginia State Athletic Commission. 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, Woodbury Avenue. $20, general admission; $25, reserved seating; $30 for VIP ringside. Purchase tickets at Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center office, Gold's Gyms in Martinsburg, Hagerstown or Winchester, Va., Martinsburg Mall customer service booth, or at Factory Direct Carpets in Chambersburg, Pa. $1 per ticket will be added for all advance sales. For information, call 800-296-3897.

Saturday Plus

Ken Koll will present a program called "The Viking Age - An Important Period In History." 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid museum admission of $7, $6 for ages 2 to 17; $5 for seniors and military and free for children younger than 2. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

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Local talent search

Authentic Community Theatre Inc. is holding auditions for performers of all ages, amateur and professional. Those cast will participate in a performance in May. Candidates should prepare a 60-second performance displaying one talent or a 90-second performance for multiple skills. A CD player and/or accompanist will be available. All talents will be welcome. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Hagerstown Community College's CLR room in the classroom building. For information, call 301-492-7228.

The Ahn Trio

The three sisters of the Ahn Trio will perform. 8 p.m. Saturday. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $15 to $30. For tickets, call 301-600-2828 or go to www.weinbergcenter.org.

Jazz festival

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Department of Music will host the West Virginia Eastern Regional Jazz Festival. The public school competition will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, followed at 8 p.m. by a performance of the Shepherd University Jazz Ensemble featuring special guest Juanita Williams. Shepherd University. $15; $10, seniors, faculty and staff; $5 ages 18 and younger; free for Shepherd students and Friends of Music MAC cardholders. Reservations are required. Call 304-876-5555 or go to www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

Maple sugar festival

CLEAR SPRING - Maple sugaring demonstrations and children's activities. Breakfast and lunch fare will be available at the Fairview bus pavilion. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Fairview Outdoor Education Center. Free. Call 301-766-2848 for directions.

Auto racing

Octoberfest qualifier, big block modifieds and late models - 30 laps each.1 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike west of Hagerstown. $15 general admission, $20 pit pass, $20 reserved seat. Call 301-582-0640.

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