Top five things to do

May 28, 2009

The top five things to do

Rockin' out in Hagerstown

You don't have to drive far to hear a great blues lineup, such as the Derek Trucks Band, right, as Hagerstown hosts the Western Maryland Blues Fest through Sunday. See story Feelin' the blues

Revvin' up for a good time

Hot rod semis will be featured at a truck and tractor pull at 6 p.m. Saturday night at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. $15. Call the center at 301-791-1504.


Listen to the roots music of the Gourds, pictured at right, while chowin' down on jerk chicken during Sunday's Spring Fest at Green Hill Farm near Sharpsburg.


The circus is coming!

Elephants will be in Hancock on Friday as the circus comes to town for two shows. FeaturThe es clowns, elephants and acrobatic acts. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Widmeyer Memorial Park. Advance tickets cost $6 to $10. Tickets at the door cost $7 to $14. Purchase tickets at Shives Pizza, Hancock Truck Stop and Citizens National Bank in Hancock and Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Sponsored by Hancock Volunteer Fire Co.

Raise a glass to fun

Beer and bands will be spotlighted Saturday night during Maryland Brewers SpringFest at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick. Features more than 60 beers, live music, food and shopping. Music features Triple Lindy, Reverend Hookems, Freddie Long Band and Kelly Bell Band. Noon to 8 p.m. Harry Grove Stadium. Tickets cost $10 to $25; free for ages 12 and younger. Call 877-846-5397 or go to

The five free things to do this week

Sound of strings

The Berkeley County Youth String Program kicks off the summer concert series in War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, W.Va., at 7 tonight.

Music on the mountain

Kick up your heels and dance! Pen Mar Park's summer concert series begins Sunday afternoon with the Ray Birely Orchestra. See story Playing the (Pen Mar) park

I got music ...

The Gershwins, Aaron Copland and Cole Porter are among the composers whose works are featured Saturday during Hagerstown Choral Arts' pops concert. South Hagerstown High School jazz band featured.. 8 p.m. South Hagerstown High School, 1101 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free.

Art in the open

Visit a temporary, outdoor art gallery as Franklin County Art Alliance holds its 38th annual exhibition and sale with more than 200 works of art. Opens Sunday in Chambersburg, Pa. Begins with a tea and opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m., continuing Monday, June 1 to Thursday, June 4, from 2 to 7 p.m. More than 250 works of art by area artists will be displayed at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive. Free. Call 717-267-1396.

Luck of the Irish

Conan O'Brien will be Jay Leno's final guest on "The Tonight Show" Friday (11:35 p.m. NBC), then O'Brien welcomes Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam when O'Brien takes the show's reins Monday night.

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