Five for your planner: Wednesday, May 29
Honey Island Swamp Band with saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter will perform Saturday night at the Western Maryland Blues Fest. (Submitted photo / May 28, 2013)
Western Maryland Blues Fest’s Downtown House Party will be from noon to 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Hagerstown’s Central Parking Lot, North Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown. Lineup includes The Rhythm Kings, Paul Pfau, Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner, Peter Harper, Eric Steckel, Honey Island Swamp Band with saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter, pictured; Sonny Landreth and Maceo Parker. Noon to 9:45 p.m. $35, online plus fees; $40, at the gate; $7, ages 6 to 12. Go to www.blues-fest.org.
2. For a good story
Authentic Community Theatre will offer original performances based on or featuring characters from well-known books and children’s stories. Event is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library, 12624 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Call 301-491-7228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. All for the family
Family festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Widmeyer Park, Hancock. Food, fun, bluegrass music and other live music, games, prizes and collectibles. Call 301-432-4376 or email email@example.com.
4. Music from the past
A docent will present a new exhibit, “Treasures of Civil War Music.” Event is at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free with admission fee of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.
5. Fun with art in miniature
Fun in the Sun will be Saturday, June 1, at Mansion House Art Center, City Park, Hagerstown. Miniature artwork will be on display inside. Exhibit continues through Sunday, July 28. On Sunday, June 2, artist displays will also be set up on the porch during Blues Fest Sunday concert.