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Weekend calendar - Aug. 25

August 24, 2012

C&O Canal Days

Boats, artisans, music and crafters recalling C&O Canal heritage. Saturday and Sunday. Various locations throughout Williamsport. Call 301-223-7711 or go to www.williamsportmd.gov/canal_days.html.


Simple Transport 5

Air-cooled Volkswagen automobile and custom, classic and vintage BMX bicycle show. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. $10 per vehicle including driver; free entry for all air-cooled commercial vehicles; $10 vintage motorcycle pre-1985; $3, bicycle; $2, spectators; free for ages 12 and younger. Call 240-675-7976, send an email to coolbmx2c4me@aol.com or go to www.simple-transport.com.


French and Indian War Muster

Highlights include 18th-century living history demonstrations and battle re-enactments. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. $3 per vehicle for Maryland residents; $5 per vehicle for nonresidents. Call 301-842-2155.


Augustoberfest

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A tribute to the area’s German heritage and a fundraiser for scholarships for Hagerstown exchange student program with sister city Wesel. Food, beer, music, dance and songs. Performers will be Die Schlauberger and the Heidi und Heimat Echo Band and Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. both days. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116, or go to www.augustoberfest.org.


Spudfest

Potatoes planted in the spring will be harvested by horse-drawn plow Saturday at 11 a.m.. Prizes will be awarded to children for finding the largest and smallest potatoes. A homemade potato chip demonstration and artisan bread baking also will be held. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Call 240-420-1714 or 240-420-1713 or go to www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.


Everybody’s Day

The Ray Birely Orchestra, Hub City Lindi-Hop Dancers and Potomac Indian Dancers will perform. Also includes jitterbug and waltz contests, and children’s events. Sunday, noon. Pen Mar Park, off Pen Mar High Rock Road, Cascade. Bring picnic lunch and lawn chairs. Free. Call 240-313-2807.


Renfrew Jazz Festival

This year’s event will feature Rene Marie and her trio, pianist Kevin Bales, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer Quentin Baxter. Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Lawn behind Renfrew Museum House, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Rain site will be Waynesboro Area Middle School auditorium. Free. Call 717-762-0373 or go to www.renfrewinstitute.org.


Summer band concert

The Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform its finale to its 98th season, featuring the band’s big-band ensemble. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 169, or go to www.hagerstownband.org.

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