Weekend calendar - May 5

May 05, 2012

Great Hagerstown Hamfest
Vendors, electronics flea market, amateur radio speakers, door prizes.  Volunteer examiner exams at 1 p.m. Food sold. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Antietam Radio Association. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. $5; free for ages 12 and younger. Call 301-791-5841 or email

All Camaro, Firebird Show
The show will benefit Friends Fur Life, a no-kill animal shelter and rescue based in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Veteran1 Camaro will be on display and is being auctioned off. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Buffalo Wild Wings, 796 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $10 registration fee. Goodie bags and dash plaques to the first people registered. Go to

Strawberry Festival
Crafts, food and games for children. Strawberries, strawberry sundaes, strawberry shortcake and strawberry pies will be sold. Today’s entertainment includes the Back Creek Valley Boys at 10:30 a.m. and Heavenly Harmony at 2 p.m. Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homewood at Williamsport, U.S. 11, near Williamsport.

Swingin’ in the Park Jazz Festival
Local school jazz bands will present live music today. 2 to 2:30 p.m., E.Russell Hicks Middle School; 2:30 to 3 p.m., South Hagerstown High School; 3 to 3:30 p.m., Northern Middle School; 3:30 to 4 p.m., North Hagerstown High School; 4 to 4:30 p.m., Clear Spring Middle School; 4:30 to 5 p.m., Boonsboro Middle School; 5 to 5:30 p.m., Boonsboro High School; 5:30 to 6 p.m., Boonsboro Jazz Vocal Ensemble; 6 to 6:30 p.m., Barbara Ingram School for the Performing Arts; 6:30 to 7 p.m., Smithsburg Middle School; 7 to 7:30 p.m., Smithsburg High School Combo; 7:30 to 8 p.m., Smithsburg High School Jazz Band. Hagerstown City Park’s bandshell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-766-2928.

Saturday Plus
Bob Savitt will talk about historic local baseball teams. Book signing follows. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free with admission of $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Live music
Rocanrolero, A Crimson Debt, Ascension, Fallen Sparrow and others will perform. 6 to 10 p.m. today. Right Choice Ministries, 20204 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. $5. Proceeds go to help the RCM Youth Center. Call 301-797-8157.

Radio-controlled airplanes
Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club will host pilots from the mid-Atlantic region who will compete in a two-day event. Large-scale aerobatics airplanes fly routines similar to their full-scale counterparts. Food will be sold. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club, Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. Open to the public. Free. Go to

Shepherdstown May Celebration
A traditional British-style celebration of May with costumes and dancing. Today’s highlights include Morris dancing on King Street at 5 p.m., contra dancing with English Ceilidh band Frog Hammer at War Memorial Building and a moonlight Maypole weave. Sunday highlights include parade down German Street to a Maypole on McMurran lawn at 1 p.m., May revelry on McMurran lawn at 1:30 p.m. Downtown Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Call 304-263-2531 or go to

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