Weekend Calendar

June 04, 2010

Coffeehouse Poetry Night

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Bring a favorite or original poem to read, or relax and listen. 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. Greencastle Area Arts Council, 408 N. Allison St. Call 717-597-3284.

First Friday Coffeehouse

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Bill Gessner performs. 7:30 p.m. today, open mic sign-up. Trinity Church Orchard House, W.Va. 45, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. $10 donation is suggested. Call 304-876-2915 or 304-676-4422.

Electric cars

HALFWAY - The Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, D.C., will hold its Power of DC show, featuring electric cars, Tesla and Mini-E Cooper racing on autocross course, display of electric vehicles. 10 a.m. Saturday. Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road. Free admission for spectators; $25 to drive autocross course.

Trains for everyone

Museum features HO-gauge model railroad, trains for kids to operate, historic railroad equipment, artifacts and photos. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50; 50 cents for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.



Dean Burkett, "Mr. Magic," will present a program. 2 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid museum admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Soap box derby

HANCOCK - For ages 8 to 10 in stock division; ages 13 to 16 for superstock. Saturday, registration from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Derby starts at 9 a.m. West High Street in front of Town Hall. $20 entry fee. Call 301-988-2776.

Auto racing

Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speed Week, late models open plus PS special. 7 p.m. Saturday. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike. Tickets cost $20 to $25. In case of inclement weather, call 301-582-0640, e-mail"> or go to

After the Blues Party

A fundraiser to help raise money for the Western Maryland Blues Fest to defray the cost for the deaf interpreters used at the festival. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Leiters' Fine Catering. $20. Tickets will be offered first to VIP ticketholders, sponsors and then on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, call 301-223-7070 or e-mail">

Family Blues Picnic

Western Maryland Blues Fest. Hard Swimmin' Fish, Flat Foot Sam & The Educated Fools, EdenBrent, Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris perform. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. City Park's Peter Buys Band Shell, Hagerstown. Go to

Big band dance concert

CASCADE - The Headliners perform. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pen Mar Park, off Pen Mar High Rock Road. Free. Call 240-313-2700.

Gospel quartet

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Promisedland Quartet performs. 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Kiwanis Band Shell, Memorial Park, Stouffer Avenue and McKinley Street. Bring lawn chairs. Free will offering. Call 717-264-5138.

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