Weekend Calendar - June 4

June 03, 2011

'Watering Wisely' plant clinic

Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a plant clinic about watering and other topics. Visitors can bring ornamental and vegetable gardening questions, and plant or insect samples for identification and diagnosis. Bring samples in sealed plastic bags. 8 a.m. to noon today. City Farmer's Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown. Free. Email

Soap Box Derby racing

All-American Soap Box Derby Stock and super stock divisions racing. Local winners earn a chance to go to national championship races in Akron, Ohio. 9 a.m. today. High Street Hill, High Street, Hancock. Call 240-625-2150.

Community movie night

Outdoor games, food and music by Prevenient Grace, an ensemble from Washington Square United Methodist Church. Activities at 6 p.m. today; music at 7 p.m.; movie at dusk. Emmanuel United Methodist Church lawn, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Free and open to the public. Call Diane Mitchell at 301-733-4720.

Pick & 'Nic Festival

Live music with Back Creek Valley Boys, Circa Blue, Drymill Road and Stoney Creek. Workshops for clogging, flat picking and playing banjo or mandolin. Bring chair or blanket. Gates open 10 a.m. today; 11 a.m. music begins. Moose Acres, 1063 Douglas Grove Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. $10 per person in advance; $15 at the gate. Go to

Youth fishing rodeo, bike ride

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in partnership with Williamsport Rotary Club will hold its annual fishing rodeo for children ages 15 and younger. Bait will be provided. 9 to 10 a.m. registration; fishing from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; prizes awarded at 11:45 a.m. Following the rodeo, adults and youths are invited to bike along the canal with a park ranger from 12:30 to 2 p.m. C&O Canal Cushwa Basin, off U.S. 11, Williamsport. All youth must wear a bike helmet. For fishing rodeo rules and regulations, call 301-582-0813.

Reading Club kickoff

A multicultural party to kick off the Summer Reading Club, "One World, Many Stories." Hear stories, make crafts and enjoy light refreshments from Africa, Japan and Mexico. There will also be a pinata. Ages 4 to 12. 11:30 a.m. today. Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. Registration is required. Call 301-824-7722 to sign up.

Car, truck and motorcycle show

Entertainment provided by Mr. Yuck and the Groove Connection. Food will be sold. Registration 8 to 10 a.m. Show 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. North Hagerstown High School parking lot, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Registration costs $12 in advance; $15 on the day of the show. Go to or call 301-908-1019.

Western Maryland Blues Fest

Performances will be held at City Central Lot, North Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown. Gates open at 11 a.m. today. ID required. Family Blues Picnic will be held at City Park in Hagerstown at various sites throughout the park beginning at noon. Tickets for Saturday's event cost $40; $7, children 6 to 12 years; free for ages 5 and younger. Sunday's event is free. Go to

Spring pottery sale

Local potters Blair Meerfeld and Allison Severance will sell pots straight from the kiln. Also, ceramics by Nadette Boughton and Jack Heimerman, and fabric artist Libby Henry will sell one-of-a-kind stuffed animals. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. The Pottery at Searchwell, 18839 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro. 240-446-9552. Go to

Spring garden tour

Allison-Antrim Museum will host a spring garden tour fundraiser featuring six Greencastle-Antrim homes. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rain date is Sunday, June 12. Tickets cost $15 in advance; $18 on the day of the tour. Call 717-597-9010. Go to

Hagerstown drum jam

Drum circle. Bring your own drum. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191 or email  or go to

Pen Mar Park concert

The Bill Krantz Combo will perform dance music. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pen Mar Park, off Pen Mar High Rock Road, near Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2700.

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