Top five things to do

August 06, 2009

Long live the King

Elvis has risen from the dead! Not really, but Chris MacDonald will bring back memories of Elvis as he performs a tribute to the king of rock 'n' roll 7 Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.. Special guest D.J. Fontana, Elvis' original drummer. Tickets cost $30 to $40. Call 301-790-2000 or go to .

Back in the saddle

Hold on tight! The Berkeley County Youth Fair wraps up this weekend. Bull riding is featured tonight, Thursday, Aug. 6. Circle B Cattle Co. presents bull riding. 8 p.m. Berkeley County Youth Fair track area, 2419 Golf Course Road. $5 at the gate.

Soft and sweet

Enjoy some dripping-down-your-chin juiciness at the Leitersburg Peach Festival this weekend. Read the story .

Sexy singer

Chris Young is "Country's Hottest Bachelor," according to Country Weekly. But can he sing? Young performs at Cancun Cantina West on Saturday. Read the story .


History on stage

"Liberating Harriet," a love story set against John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., opens Friday at The Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg, W.Va. Diana Luehm's play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St. Tickets cost $15 for Friday and Saturday, $12 for Sunday matinee; $7 for students with ID at any show.

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Remembering history

Learn about pre-Civil War Hagerstown through stories from newspaper reports of the time. Lecture and slide show Thursday night at Hager House and Museum's. Read the story .

Singing cowgirls

Hagerstown City Park's band shell will ring with the sound of the Belles of Berkeley at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. The chorus will perform patriotic songs, comedy, jazz, selections from "Dueling Belles: A Cowgirl Showdown," and provide a sneak peek of their upcoming Rosie the Riveter tribute.

Catch (sight of) a falling star

The Perseid meteor shower climaxes Tuesday night. Watch the sky from your yard or go to a meteor-watching party this week. Read the story.

Just can't sit still

Ernie Bradley and the Grassy Ridge Band bring bluegrass to Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., this weekend with shows at Benny's Pub in Hagerstown on Saturday night and in Frederick's Baker Park Sunday evening. Saturday's performance is at 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 8. Benny's Pub, Eastern Boulevard, HagerstownSunday's concert is at 7 p.m.; carillon concert at 8:30 p.m. Baker Park Bandshell. Free. Bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. Go to

Shake your booty

Maybe you can't dance, but you can watch those who think they can. The fifth season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" is tonight at 8 on Fox.

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