The latest jazz in SalisburyFrom noon to...


The latest jazz in Salisbury

From noon to 8 p.m. today, pull up a chair at the '91 Shore Jazz Festival in Salisbury. Admission and parking are free, but a full house is expected so try to arrive early.

Slated to perform are the 25-member Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble, the Charlie Byrd Trio, Delores Lynn and the Dale Britt Trio, and Keter Betts and Lenny Grazier's Shore Jazz All-Stars.

Following the performances will be an open jam session, and jazz musicians and singers are invited to sit in. The annual festival at the Moose Lodge No. 654 at Snow Hill Road and College Avenue is produced by Shore Jazz Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting America's classic music form on the Eastern Shore. For more information, call 641-0099.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy a trip back in time at the Furnace Town historic site's annual Countryfest on June 9. Furnace Town is a collection of 1830s buildings clustered near the site of the old Nassawango bog ore iron furnace.

At Countryfest, fairgoers will see demonstrations of 19th century crafts such as ceramics and weaving. There will also be country music, a chicken barbecue and a bake table. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. For more information, call Kathy Fisher at 632-2032.

Softball tourney for men's teams

The Ocean City Department of Recreation and Parks and the United States Slo-pitch Softball Association will sponsor a tournament of men's class D softball teams on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northside Park on 125th Street and the bay.

The double-elimination tournament features teams from throughout the Eastern Shore. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

The recreation department also invites visitors to enjoy the playground, fishing lake and recreational facilities of the park. For more information about the softball tournament, call Robert Holland at 641-3404; about the Northside Park, call Al Handy at 250-0125.

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