Top five things to do

July 30, 2009

Broad strokes

The Potomac River Artists Guild celebrates its 10th anniversary with a three-day exhibit opening Friday, July 31. The exhibit will feature about 100 works by 17 artists from Washington County, Maryland, and West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. This includes this painting by Anna Hogbin. Reception 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Shepherdstown's War Memorial Building, corner of German and King streets. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.

God Bless Little Texas

The Berkeley County (W.Va.) Youth Fair is packed full of fun, including Little Texas performing at 8 Wednesday night. Read Crystal Schelle's story with bassist Duane Props of Little Texas

Kickin' it with Little Texas

Inspiration through music

Let the contemporary Christian rock music lift you up at Uprise Festival this Saturday in Shippensburg, Pa. Read Julie Greene's story about Newsboys. Newsboys headline Uprise Festival.


Morgan County charm

The Morgan County (W.Va.) Fair also is this weekend with bands, fireworks, a pinewood derby, quilting demonstrations, antique cars and tractors and children's activities. Music acts include Jill Klein Rone, who last year strolled around the fair playing an accordion. Read Julie Greene's story Youthful Expressions

Mother's home

Starting Friday, Emmitsburg, Md., hosts three days of events to celebrate the bicentennial of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton's arrival to the area. For a schedule, go to .

Five free things to do this week

Cellos rock

Cellofourte will perform cello rock at Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) State Park on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. For more info, go to or call 304-258-2300.

More strings

Because you can never get enough cellos. Cellospeak's 80-member cello choir will perform a free concert at Wilson College on Friday night, July 31. 7:30 p.m. Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. Free.

Celebrating summer

There will be fun for children and adults 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village's fifth annual Summer Festival near Boonsboro. The fun includes a water park, petting zoo, classic car cruise-in, a magician and children's games. Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, Md. 66. Free. Call 301-671-5000 or 301-671-5001, e-mail or go to .

Artful expressions

Look what I learned! Arts Express students who worked with professional artists this summer in creating their own art will display their creations in Chambersburg, Pa., starting Friday. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31. Exhibit continues through Friday, Aug. 7. F&M Trust, Memorial Square. Call 717-264-6883 or e-mail

Bluegrass bash

Hagerstown's City Park will be filled with bluegrass music 7 Saturday night as Patent Pending performs in the Music by the Lake series. Free. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 132.

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