Top five things to do

July 09, 2009

Top five things to do this week

Fire at will, boys

Look out for re-enactors if you're in Funkstown this weekend. Funkstown Day in the Park and Battle of Funkstown Re-enactment activities are Friday through Sunday. Music by the 97th Regimental String Band on Friday, opens at 1 p.m.; Battle of Funkstown re-enactment, Civil War music, fireworks Saturday, July 11, opens at 9 a.m.; music and final field battle Sunday, July 12, opens at noon. Breakfast, 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday at Funkstown Fire Co., $5. Go to for more info.

Fun on a Friday night

Wind down with Thique as the cover band opens The Maryland Theatre's Wind Down Fridays series on Friday, July 10. The series takes place on the patio in front of the downtown Hagerstown theater. Read the story They're in the Thique of it

Down and dirty

This Saturday's truck and tractor pull at the Washington County Ag Center features East Coast modified tractors and diesel pickups. These modified vehicles sport three to four engines. Call 301-730-9523.


Park and shop

Do a little early Christmas shopping on Saturday, or do a lot. Caledonia State Park hosts an annual arts and crafts fair that is expected to have 150 artists and craftspersons. Read the story Feeling crafty?

Piano men

Ready. Set. Duel. They won't walk 10 paces, but Wildman Joe and Tony T. will keep the rhythm and more tonight as the pianists invite the crowd at Municipal Stadium to sing along as they play popular tunes. Read Julie Greene's story Pianists duel at Suns' stadium

Picnicking with the Ants

Normally hanging out with ants in the park isn't desirable. But this Saturday, the Carpenter Ants will kick off the Summer Concerts in the Park series in Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) State Park. Read Abigail Yeager's story At the park with the Carpenter Ants

This fest is on fire!

Let's be clear. Chambersburg isn't celebrating the burning of the town during the Civil War, but the borough's rebirth afterward. The celebration, stretched over two weeks, starts Saturday with a one-mile race you can watch for free. Read Crystal Schelle's story This is one hot event

Who let the dogs out?

Bring a chair and enjoy a free movie, "Hotel for Dogs," and free popcorn and drinks as the

Washington County Free Library shows the film on the side parking lot wall at dusk Friday. Starts around 8:30 p.m.

Free fun-filled night

Free movie and music! Rock music will be performed by 7 DC Band and "Cars" will be shown outdoors, between First United Bank & Trust and the old Stewart's menswear building in downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. 7 p.m. Friday. Call 304-262-4200.

Bring us some peanuts ...

O's outfielder Adam Jones, Nats' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Pirates' second baseman Freddy Sanchez are among the players in Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star game. 8 p.m. on Fox.

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