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Weekend calendar

July 17, 2009

Ag Expo and Fair

This weekend's highlights at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair include bull riding today at 7:30 p.m.; demolition derby Saturday at 6:30 p.m.; and contemporary praise and worship bands Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $2, gate admission; ticket prices vary for grandstand events. Go to www.agexpoandfair.org.

Monster Jam

Six monster trucks are scheduled to compete. Events include racing, jumping and freestyle competitions. Today and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, U.S. 40, west of Hagerstown. Gates open today at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Party in the Pits is Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A Saturday event ticket plus a pit pass are required for entry to the party. Gates open Sunday at noon for the Family Day show. No alcohol will be served Sunday. General admission is $15 in advance; $5 for ages 2 to 12; and reserved seating for all ages is $18. Admission at the gate is $17; $5 for ages 2 to 12; and $20 for reserved seating, if available. For information, go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com/news.htm.

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Kiss Nation

Kiss Nation, a tribute band to Kiss, performs. Freakshow will open the show. Today, 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $24.50 to $45. Purchase tickets at The Maryland Theatre box office or at www.mdtheatre.org. Call 301-790-2000.

Celebrate! the Arts at Old Market Day

A day of performances of all kinds. Saturday, 9 a.m. Courthouse Plaza and The Capitol Theatre, Chambersburg, Pa. For a complete list, go to www.chambersburg.org.

Smithsburg Pride Days

Highlights include a car show, Civil War re-enactors and a parade. Fireworks scheduled for Saturday night. Sunday's activities include community worship at 8 a.m. and Hats Off to America Show with Ray Owen at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Veterans Park, throughout Smithsburg and carnival grounds. Go to www.orgsites.com/md/smithsburgpridedays/index.html.

Bike Nite 2009

Live music by On-Kilter. Poker run registration is Saturday at 9:30 a.m., first bikes out at 10 a.m. at the American Legion. Pit beef and bike games begin at 11 a.m. Street fair is from 5 to 10 p.m. Williamsport. Poker run costs $10 per person.

Music by the Lake

Hickory Ridge Blue Grass Band performs. Saturday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council.

Ballroom dance

Organist Jim Powers performs. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2807.

Rhythm and blues

The Bill Thomas Trio will present a program of rhythm and blues, particularly roots music. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 703-549-8841 or send an e-mail to nancysies@juno.com.

Summer concert series

The Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band performs. Sunday, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Byron Memorial Park band shell, Williamsport. Call Tearza Knode at 301-223-4048 or send an e-mail to tearzaknode@myactv.net.

Hagerstown Municipal Band

Selections include "The Crosley March" by Fillmore and "Luisa Miller Overture" by Verdi. Trombone soloist Dave Wenerd will perform "Andante and Allegro" by Barat and "They Can't Take That Way From Me" arranged by Warren Barker. Guest conductor Loras Schissel will conduct several selections. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Free.

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