The five free things to do this weekend

September 25, 2008

Tuning in with teens

There won't be any librarians shhh-ing you Saturday, at least not in the Washington County Free Library parking lot. Seven bands will rock for the library's Teen Band Fest. The bands are The Drummer Quits, Glass Coffin, Truthful Fate, Trip, Illusions, Callus and Exit One. Acts include heavy metal, alternative rock, rock, rap, pop and hip-hop dancers.

Singing sailors

There might not be many cowboy hats, but there surely will be country and bluegrass music as the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association wraps up its outdoor concert series featuring military bands. The U.S. Navy Band's country music band, Country Current, will perform on Sunday.


It's one of the greatest rivalries in sports -- the Redskins and Cowboys. The 'Skins haven't won in Texas Stadium since the 2005 season when the starting QB was Mark Brunnell and the QB of the future was Patrick Ramsey. Barring a playoff matchup, this will be the Skins' last game at the current Texas Stadium as the Cowboys will have a new stadium next year. On Antietam Cable, the 4:15 p.m. game will be carried on Fox (channel 5) on Sunday.


Muy bueno

Carne asada, shrimp and chicken paella, Mexican kabobs, chicken and beef fajitas, tacos al carbon and pupusas. Are you salivating yet? We are. All this plus crafts and music will be at the Frederick Latino Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on the campus of Frederick Community College. Free admission. Go to or call 301-624-2711.

Historical harmony

Maybe you're interested in musicians such as the Drew Davis Band. Maybe you like living history encampments. Or maybe you just enjoy a parade. There's all three plus more at the Middletown Heritage Festival in Frederick County, Md., on Saturday.

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