Weekend Calendar

July 17, 2009

Celebrate! the Arts at Old Market Day

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

Ice cream social

Books for adults, teens and children, used videos and other items will be sold. Used videos and other items also will be sold. Food will be sold and ice cream will be provided by Antietam Dairy, which will donate a portion of sales to the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library. The Wayne Band will perform from today from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sweet Adelines will perform from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Home Comfort will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Today, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blue Ridge Summit (Pa.) Free Library. For a complete schedule, call 717-794-2240.

Smithsburg Pride Days

Highlights include a car show, Civil War re-enactors and a parade. Fireworks scheduled for tonight. Sunday's activities include community worship at 8 a.m. and Hats Off to American Show with Ray Owen at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Veterans Park, throughout Smithsburg and carnival grounds. Go to


Bike Nite 2009

Live music by On-Kilter. Poker run registration is today 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.

Telescope clinic

Tri-State Astronomers present a summertime telescope clinic. Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discovery Station at Hagerstown, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $7; $6 for children 3 to 17 years old. Call 301-790-0076.

Trains for children to operate

The layout features Thomas the Tank Engine, a McDonald's train, circus train and trolley. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Music by the Lake

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

Jazz band music

The Cumberland Valley School of Music Concert Jazz Band performs. Today, 7 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 717-261-1220 or go to

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

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

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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