Top five things to do

May 07, 2009

You won't need a dozen roses

"Where've You Been?" Get on down to the Weinberg Center in Frederick, Md., Saturday night to catch Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea perform her country-roots music. Show's at 8 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. $25 to $35. Call 301-600-2828 or go to

Pull that load

Pulling season is under way with two truck and tractor pulls this Saturday. See Pull of Pulling

Get 'In the Mood'

It's inside so it won't be in the moonlight. But the Glenn Miller Orchestra will serenade you with its big-band music at 7 p.m. Wednesday in The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Go to www. or call 301-790-2000 for tickets.

Prize extravaganza

Friday! Friday! Friday! Or Saturday. Support local firefighters and you'll have chances to win prizes such as cash, cars, trucks or Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the two-day Bonanza Extravaganza at Hagerstown Speedway. An event with music, food and a $100,000 grand prize. Other prizes include seven new Chevy cars and trucks, seven new Harley-Davidson motorcycles, more than 70 cash prizes starting at $1,000, and more. Gates open at noon Friday; 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9. Hagerstown Speedway, U.S. 40 west of Hagerstown. Tickets cost $100 each. For phone orders, call 240-520-8513. To order a guest pass, call 240-527-9781.


Beam us up

What made Capt. James T. Kirk the kind of leader who would rebel against authority and have a penchant for alien babes? Perhaps the answer lies in the J.J. Abrams-helmed "Star Trek." In theaters tonight; call theaters for times. For this weekend's listing see movie showtimes.

Blow, man, blow

The annual Swingin' in the Park Jazz festival will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Peter Buys Band Shell in City Park, Hagerstown. Concert features 13 school bands and three other ensembles. Admission is free.

Boldly go to the Web

The Herald-Mail is seeking homemade videos from the biggest "Star Trek" fan in the Tri-State area. Submissions will be judged on your knowledge of and passion for "Star Trek" and the cleverness of the video. Content must be rated G or PG and the video must be 90 seconds or less in length. See complete rules at Trekkies, we need your videos. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.

Thank the forefathers

Celebrate Martinsburg, W.Va.'s heritage Saturday with Heritage Day. Includes living history, children's activities, craft demos, and theatrical performances. A trolley will transport people to the Gen. Adam Stephen Home, Belle Boyd House Museum and Boydville Mansion. Each destination will be open for tours and will have special programs. The tunnels at Gen. Adam Stephen House will be open and lunch may be purchased. The gardens at the historical society will feature a new garden. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

It can be easy being green

Bring your recyclables and peruse more than 80 vendors selling "green" products from geothermal heating systems to hybrid cars to crafts made from recyclables. Boonsboro's first Green Fest is this Saturday. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shafer Park, Boonsboro. Go to

Rock the red

If you haven't already caught a glimpse of the Capitals-Penguins best-of-seven playoff series, tune into Comcast SportsNet (Antietam Cable's channel 46) at 7 p.m. Friday to see two of NHL's greatest stars, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, battle. Even nonhockey fans are turning heads at this matchup.

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