Five for your planner: Sunday, May 5
Kandi Shirey, left, and Charles Wooster, both of Smithsburg, cheer when Kandi wins while playing Big Six,while playing Big Six on Friday night at the Bonanza Extravaganza at Hagerstown Speedway. The event takes place May 10 and 11 this year. (Colleen McGrath / Colleen McGrath / May 11, 2012)
Bonanza Extravaganza will be Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. Food, prizes and entertainment. 2 p.m. Friday, parking gates open, event opens at 5 p.m.; 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, parking gates open, event opens at 10 a.m. Gates, beer sales and vendors close at 11 p.m. each evening. Proceeds benefit The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1605. Cost is $100, which is eligible for Saturday drawings; allowed guests for $20 each; not eligible for drawing. For tickets, go to www.bonanzaextravaganza.com.
2. April showers bring May flowers
Maymart will be 8 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Public Square, downtown Hagerstown. Vendors will sell a wide variety of items including plants and flowers, produce, crafts, jewelry and more. Lou Scally with WJEJ will host a live remote at the Public Square during the event. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 183 or 116. Rain date is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10.
3. Friday and Dr. Seuss
The animated film "The Lorax" (PG) will be shown at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St., Charles Town, W.Va. Children are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Parents are required to stay with children at the event. Snack provided. 6 p.m. Free. Call 304-725-5513 or go to www.myasburychurch.org.
4. Meet the author
Potomac Valley Audubon Society and Shepherd University will co-sponsor a talk featuring Eric Dinerstein of the World Wildlife Fund at Friday, May 10. Dinerstein will discuss his new book, "The Kingdom of Rarities." 7 p.m. Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall, off King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Meet-the-author reception, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bistro 112 Restaurant, German Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va $15; $5, students. Students must show IDs at the door. For reception tickets, go to www.potomacaudubon .org/imbd.html. Advance registration required. Call 240-291-6465 or email email@example.com.
5. Baseball and childhood
"The Perfect Game" (PG) will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 211 E. Cumberland St., Clear Spring. A group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico, become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. 7 p.m. Free. If the sky is clear, the event will be held outside. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.