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Top five things to do

July 02, 2009

Top five things to do this week



Tag sale

Celebrate the nation's independence and good bargains at the Mile-Long-Plus Yard Sale this Saturday, the Fourth of July, along several streets north of Hagerstown. Dozens upon dozens of homes will hold yard sales. 7 a.m. until late afternoon. Stretches in various directions from Paradise Church Road. Includes Paradise Drive, Long Ridge Drive, Longmeadow Road, Cherry Tree Circle, Wood Haven Road, Cherry Tree Lane, and surrounding area. Call Dick Strobl at 301-797-1129.

And the rockets red glare

Fireworks, cannons firing and a symphony performing music that will rouse your patriotic soul. The Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield is Saturday. See Songs & Uncle Sam

Patriotic paddling

If fireworks don't float your boat, try boats. The Great Frederick Float sets sail Friday as the parade of boats decorated in patriotic style makes its way along Carroll Creek in Frederick, Md. Attendees will vote for their favorite boat by donating $1 per vote into the entrants' ballot box from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Boat entries will be on display at the creek from 5 to 8 p.m. The boat parade begins at 6 p.m. Boat rentals available. 5 to 8 p.m. Carroll Creek. Call 301-698-8118 or go to www.downtownfrederick.org .

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Fourth fete

Enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Williamsport on Saturday with fireworks, live music and new events, including parades of patriotic babies and patriotic pooches. See Fire in the Sky

Safety first

Fireworks. Enjoy a large display or carefully set off your own. See Fire in the Sky

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From the mouths of babes

Two days before the Maryland Symphony Orchestra comes to Antietam National Battlefield, the Alaska Children's Choir brings Dunker Church to life. The free concert is 11 a.m today. Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike. Free. Call 301-432-5124.

Love tennis?

With Rafael Nadal unable to defend his Wimbledon title, who will win this weekend? The men's final is at 9 a.m. Sunday on NBC. The women's final is Saturday morning at 9 on NBC.

Think theater

Contemporary American Theater Festival has pay-what-you-can previews next Wednesday and Thursday at Shepherd University. See story in Sunday's Lifestyle section.

Make some memories

Enjoy the long weekend with your family. Whether you're grilling, playing a game or helping each other get decked out in red, white and blue for the holiday. These are memories for your scrapbook.

Jazzin' up Hub City

The City Center Jazz Nights series wraps up Thursday with the Anita Thomas Quintet performing at University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown. 5 to 6:30 p.m. University Plaza, West Washington Street, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 183, or go to : www.hagerstownmd.org .

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