Weekend Calendar

May 03, 2008

Carnival day

The day includes ponies, moon bounces, balloon clowns, remote-controlled cars, carnival games, temporary tattoos and prizes. Today, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Village at Robinwood, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Parking will be at Robinwood Medical Center with trolley transportation to the event. Free. Call 1-800-540-6285.

Book sale

The 60,000-item sale features new and used books, CDs, maps, sheet music, magazines, audio cassettes and videotapes. Sponsored by Friends of Legal Services. Today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-262-2326.

Reading day

National Library Week Circle of Knowledge Reading Day with activities and stories. Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Valley Mall, Halfway.


May Day festival

The Shepherdstown May Day Festival features live music, dancing, poetry reading and storytelling for children. A parade will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. on German Street, and a Maypole celebration will be shortly after the parade on the lawn in front of McMurran Hall. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Send an e-mail to Laura First at

Trains for everyone

HO- and O-scale model railroads, trains for children to operate, artifacts, photos and historic railroad equipment. Tours of Locomotive 132 and cabooses. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Free, as part of Museum Ramble Weekend. Call 301-739-4665.

Truck and tractor pull

The South Berkeley Fire Department will host a truck and tractor pull. Saturday, 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday at 1 p.m. Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds, Golf Course Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. $10, ages 13 and older; $5, ages 8 to 12; free for ages 7 and younger. Call the South Berkeley Fire Department at 304-229-5377.


The Antietam Radio Association Club hosts its annual hamfest. Prize drawings and VE exam. An auction will be at 11 a.m., and presentations will be at 9 and 10 a.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65), south of Hagerstown. Fees for sellers are $10 for an inside table and $5 to tailgate. Talk-in frequency is 147.09. Call Karin Christensen at 301-432-2358, send an e-mail to or go to

Honors recital

The honors recital features Shepherd University's student solo and ensemble performances. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call Shepherd University's concert line at 304-876-5555 or the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at 301-739-5727.

Chris Wilhelm

Boston-based folk singer Chris Wilhelm brings a blend of acoustic melodies that echo the best of early Bob Dylan and American blues and roots music. Sunday, 3 p.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For a free ticket, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

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