Weekend Calendar

June 25, 2009

Mountaintop Heritage Days

Three days of living history, family activities, presentations and more. Today and Saturday in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; Saturday and Sunday at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. For a complete schedule, go to

Firemen's carnival

The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. firemen's carnival features Elvis tribute artist Kevin Booth tonight and Chubby on Saturday. Fireworks tonight at 9:30 p.m. Ride all night for $15; tonight's special is $10. Today and Saturday, carnival from 6 to 11 p.m.; showtimes at 7 and 10 p.m. 22 N. Main St., Smithsburg.

New Voice Play Festival

The New Voice Play Festival features four one-act plays, including "Drinks with Charles," "The Enlightenment of Mrs. Cartwell," "Objects of Value" and "Portrait of a Mannequin." Today and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. $12, adults; $8, students and children. For tickets, call 304-725-4420 or go to .


Barge Bash

Barges enter the canal at noon with a nautical parade starting Saturday at 1 p.m. Classic rock will be performed by Flashbacks. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rail Trail parking lot and Canal Street near the Lockhouse Restaurant, Hancock. $25 registration for each entry. Call 301-678-6635 today between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or send an e-mail to

Bluegrass, country festival

Bluegrass and country music festival featuring Durham Station/Willie Poole, Folsom Prisoners Band, The Grass Valley Outlaws, Zekiah Swamp Cats, Broken Pick, Tuxedo Road and others. There also will be open-mic jam sessions. Barbecue will be sold. Saturday, gates open at 10 a.m. Woodmen of the World, Reichard Road, Fairplay. Bring tents, coolers and lawn chairs. $5 in advance; $8 at the gate. Rain or shine. For tickets, call Tonie at 240-625-1055 or go to .

Artillery program

Firing demonstrations of replicas of 18th-century six-pound cannons are featured throughout the weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Call 301-842-2155.

Don Redman Heritage concert

The eighth annual Don Redman Heritage Awards & Concert features drummer Charli Persip and saxophonist Phil Woods. Saturday, 6 p.m. On the lawn of the Mather Training Center, campus of Storer College, Fillmore Street, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Free. Call 304-535-6298 or go to

Ballroom dance

Accordionist Cheryl Kataline performs. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2807.

Piano recital

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Hagerstown Municipal Band

Selections include "The Blazer March" by Carl, "Twelve Seconds to the Moon" by Smith and "Pas Redouble" by Saint-Saens. Joel Guyton will be guest conductor for "Voices of the Sky" by Hazo. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys band shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Free.

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