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Top five things to do this week

May 14, 2009

Top five things to do this week



Final countdown

Will Kim Bauer survive? Will Jack? TV season finales continue this week with "24" (8 p.m. Monday on Fox), "How I Met Your Mother" (8:30 p.m. Monday on CBS), NCIS (8 p.m. Tuesday on CBS), "Dancing With the Stars" (9 p.m. Tuesday on ABC) and "American Idol" (8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox).

Feels like a 'Stairway to Heaven'

Since you've been loving Led Zeppelin, give Get the Led Out a chance. The tribute band performs Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre. See

Heart full of Led

Aye, 'tis good music

When Irish bagpipes are playing, we be a'smilin'. Uilleann piper Paddy Keenan and Irish guitarist John Walsh perform in Shepherdstown, W.Va., at 7 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $15. For reservations, call Blue Moon Café at 304-876-1920. For information, call 304-702-0554 or e-mail

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riverhousemusic@frontiernet.net.

Take home a new friend

Enjoy live music, get your face painted and consider adding to your family as Long & Foster hosts a pet fair and adoptathon Saturday in Hagerstown for the Humane Society of Washington County..

Under fire

"You sunk my battleship!" Enjoy the action without any real bloodshed as radio-controlled model battleships take over Greenbrier State Park's lake starting Saturday. Ships are made of balsa wood and have working BB guns. Ships sink. First battle begins at 10 a.m. and the second battle starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Sunday, May 17, and Monday, May 18. Greenbrier State Park, U.S. 40 west of Hagerstown. For information, call Marty Hayes at 410-703-9517.




Top five free things to do this week



Get great air

Want to try your foot at skateboarding? Sunday provides a great opportunity as Memorial Park Skate Park in Chambersburg, Pa., hosts a free intro to skateboarding from 5 to 7 p.m. Demos; also, skateboards available. Call 717-261-3275 or go to http://borough.chambersburg.pa.us.

Wagons, ho!

Horseys! Everyone loves horseys, don't they? Catch up with the wagon train during the National Pike Festival & Wagon Train starting Friday evening. See schedule .

Ahh, music

Find a shady spot and enjoy the sounds of live music. Boonsboro's weekly summer concert series in Shafer Park begins with the Boonsboro High School Band; concert starts at 7 p.m.

For the kiddies

It's educational and fun! Kids Alive Fest at Children's Village near Hagerstown will feature a bike rodeo, mini-car rides, a fire hose contest and safety demos. Kids Alive Fest with Ronald McDonald safety show, K-9 demo, automobile extrication demonstration, child identification station, seat belt convincer, fire hose spraying challenge and bike rodeo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children's Village, 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown. Rain or shine. Free admission. Fee for mini car rides, radar gun contest and concessions. Call 301-733-4443.

Old is new again

Just curious. Do you think Brad Pitt looks better with age? Smithsburg Library shows "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" at 7 Friday night. Advance registration is required. Call 301-824-7722.

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