Weekend Calendar

May 14, 2009

Canine games night

FAIRPLAY -- A monthly play along with your dog. Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County. Activities include treat toss, find it and bobbing for hot dogs. Ribbons and prizes awarded. Friday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Peaceable Paws, 17816 Spielman Road. $5 per dog. Call 301-582-9420 or go to

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

SMITHSBURG -- Smithsburg Library will show "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Rated PG-13. Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Friday, 7 p.m. Smithsburg Library. Advance registration is required. Call 301-824-7722.

Bluegrass jam

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The public is invited to listen or play. Refreshments. Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. Beck and Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St. $3. Go to or call 717-762-4711.

Book signing

Ginny Burdette will sign copies of her book, "Ginny's Book of Poetry." Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Border's 17636 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown.


Artist signing

SHARPSBURG -- Civil War artist John Paul Strain will sign his newest release "Shenandoah Crossing." Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Antietam Gallery, Md. 34. Call 301-432-5868.

Kids Alive Fest

Kids Alive Fest with Ronald McDonald safety show, K-9 demo, automobile extrication demonstration, child identification station, seat belt convincer, fire hose spraying challenge and bike rodeo. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children's Village, 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown. Rain or shine. Free admission. Fee for mini car rides, radar gun contest and concessions. Call 301-733-4443.

Friendly Coin Club Show

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Coin show. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quality Inn, 1095 Wayne Ave. Free.

Gospel concert

CLEAR SPRING -- National Pike Day Festival gospel concert featuring Fertile Soil, Reunion Trio and Oak Grove Quartet. Doors open at Saturday, 4 p.m., music starts at 5 p.m. Clear Spring High School. $10. To purchase tickets, call 301-766-8086, 301-842-3749 or 301-842-3092. All proceeds benefit Clear Spring FFA.

Truck, vehicle and auto show

Featuring more than 20 classes of vehicles of all makes and models. Children's activities. Sunday, grounds open at 8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. church service; judging 1 to 3 p.m. Rural Heritage Museum and Homestead, Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Free admission; $12 registration fee. Call 301-313-2839.

Poetry and music

A Change of Pace: Poetry and Music will feature Woman in the Painting. Poets include Andrea Hollander Budy and Mark Smith-Soto and music by pianist Jason Solounias. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Rohrersville Band concert

ROHRERSVILLE -- Rohrersville Band will present its spring concert. Richard Haynes will open the concert with the overture, "The Voyager." A prepublication copy of Haynes new book about Rohrersville Band will be available for review. Sunday, 3 p.m. Rohrersville Band Hall, Main Street. Free.

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