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Weekend calendar

June 05, 2009

Renaissance Festival



More than 200 re-enactors from four states will attend this year's Highland River Melees event. Guests will have a chance to try shooting traditional archery equipment and participate in other hands-on activities. Event also will feature merchants and artisans. Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jonathan Hager House and Museum, City Park, Hagerstown.

Strawberry Festival



Strawberries, ice cream, shortcake, strawberry pies, soups, country ham, hot dogs, chili dogs and steamers. Today, 10 a.m. until sold out. Ringgold Ruritan Club building, Windy Haven Road, Ringgold. Call 301-824-3084.

Spring festival



BOONSBORO -- In addition to new pots by Allison Severance, local artisans will offer a variety of handmade items. Flute and piano music provided by Cara Cline Price. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Coles Pottery, 18839 Manor Church Road. Call 240-446-9552 or go to www.allisonseverancepottery.com.

Railroad Heritage Days



The event features historic railroad equipment, trains for children to operate, model railroads and trolley rides to Locomotive 202. Railroad songs and stories will be Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4; 75 cents for ages 12 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

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Morgan Cabin Spring Festival



BUNKER HILL, W.Va. -- Crosscut-saw log cutting, pie-eating contest and rolling-pin contest, as well as celebrity goat-milking contest, arts and crafts, living-history activities and a blacksmith demonstration. Patent Pending will perform bluegrass music. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morgan Cabin, W.Va. 26 west of U.S. 11 in Bunker Hill. Call 304-229-9296.

Spring ballet recital



The City Ballet School will hold its annual spring recital. The show will premiere new choreography and will showcase young dancers. The performance includes classical ballet, including scenes from the ballet "Giselle," as well as new works in contemporary dance. Today, 2 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $15; $10 for children. Purchase tickets at the box office at 301-790-2000.

Bobby Vinton



Bobby Vinton, known as "The Polish Prince," will perform. Today, 8 p.m. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (Pa.) University. Tickets are $45, $38 and $28. Call the box office at 717-477-7469 or go to www.luhrscenter.com.

Country western dance



QUINCY, Pa. -- Cumberland Valley Country Western Dance Association will hold a dance. Music by DJ Fullhouse. Dance Saturday, 8 to 11 p.m.; instruction at 7 p.m. for couples and 7:30 p.m. for line dancers. Old Quincy High School gym next to Mowery Elementary School off Pa. 997. Call 717-762-6388.

Ballroom dance



The Bill Krantz Combo performs. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2700.

U.S. Army TRADOC Band



The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band will perform. Sunday, 4 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or send an e-mail to stewart1@hagerstowncc.edu.

Hagerstown Municipal Band



The Hagerstown Municipal Band kicks off its 95th concert season with guest conductor Scott Benford, band director at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call Chris Stockslager at 301-582-0120 or Lynn Lerew at 717-263-4595 or go to www.hagerstownband.org.

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