Weekend Calendar

February 28, 2009

Toughman Contest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - See who's the toughest. For men and women. 7:30 p.m. today. Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, Woodbury Avenue. $20, general admission; $25, reserved seating; $30, VIP. Purchase tickets at Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, 304-264-4842; online at; or charge by phone at 800-296-3897. For information, go to

'Wonder of the World'

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Cass Harris discovers something shocking about her marriage, so she catches the next bus to the honeymoon capital of the world. 8 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday. Shepherd University's The Studio Theatre in Sara Cree Hall, King Street. $10; $8, faculty; free for Shepherd University students. For tickets, call 304-876-5525 or go to

Doleman Black Heritage Museum

The Doleman Black Heritage Museum collection spans from pre-Civil War to late 20th century. Noon to 5 p.m. today. Doleman Black Heritage Museum, 540 N. Locust St., Hagerstown. Go to


Story telling

Free for students in grades kindergarten to five. 11 to 11:30 a.m. today. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191 or e-mail

History of telegraph keys

Mark Kraham will present, "The History of Telegraph Keys - Morse Code Instruments & Technology" 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid museum admission. Call 301-790-0076 for information.

Eastern Regional Jazz Festival

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Middle and high schools from throughout the region will perform from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Jazz pianist Hal Galper will join Shepherd University's Jazz Ensemble. Concert at 8 p.m. Shepherd University's Frank Center Theater. Tickets cost $15 to $20; free for Shepherd students and Friends of Music gold or silver MAC cardholders. Call 304-876-5765 or go to

Solar spectacular

SMITHSBURG - TriState Astronomers will present a program about the sun. Weather permitting, there will be a chance to get a safe look at the sun through a state-of-the-art solar telescope. Seating is limited and reservations are required. No reservations are needed for the outdoor viewing. Presentation at 10:30 a.m. today, followed by a 12:30 p.m. outdoor viewing. Smithsburg Library. Free. For reservations, call 301-824-7722.

Interstate Coin Show

Buying, selling and trading of coins, currency and stamps. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Grand Venice Hotel, 431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free.

Trains of Christmas final weekend

O-gauge layout featuring trains operating in a snow scene. Also trains for children to operate. 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Weekend for the dogs

BOONSBORO - Mason and Dixon Kennel Club will host a weekend for the dogs. Today, events begin at 10 a.m. A free introduction to conformation (show) handling will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for both juniors and adults; entry fee $7 per dog. Sunday, events begin at 10 a.m. Prices vary for event and clinic. Kennel is at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, south of Hagerstown. For reservations and location, call Derry Kruase at 717-328-3911. Go to www.masondixonkennel

Gallery Quartet

The Gallery Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122, by Dmitry Shostakovich; and the String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1 by Mendelssohn. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Cedar Ridge WinterFest

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A fundraiser for Cedar Ridge Children's Home and School's Adventures Department in Williamsport. Activities include sled derby, live music and tug-of-war; 6:30 p.m. awards Sunday. Whitetail Adventure Tubing. Registration fees. For information, call 301-582-0282 or go to

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