The top five things to do this week

September 10, 2009

The Top Five things to do this week

Flat pickin' fun

Relax and enjoy some good ole flat pickin' by Larry Keel as he headlines The Stonewalls Acoustic Series No. 3 on Friday at Stonewalls Underground Pub in Shepherdstown, W.Va. 9 p.m., Stonewalls Underground Pub, 126 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. 304-876-2720. $10 cover.

Devil may care

Join Charlie Daniels and his band at Pickin' in the Panhandle near Hedgesville, W.Va., on Saturday night. The barbecue and bluegrass festival will feature several bands Saturday and Sunday. Read the story 'Devil of a good time with Charlie Daniels.

Buck stops here

One sure sign of autumn coming is the start of deer hunting season. Archery hunting for deer opens Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Maryland and continues through January. Go to


for more information.

Franklin facts

Ben Franklin will present a program and a frontier settlement will be raided at Conococheague Institute's Colonial Fair and Muster this weekend in Franklin County, Pa. (OK, it's not really Ben, and it's a pretend raid.) Saturday's activities include an arrow- making class at 11 a.m., a special program by Ben Franklin, 18th-century clothing do's and don'ts, re-enactments, 18th-century music program. Sunday's activities include 18th-century church service, The Lewis and Clark Air Rifle, and 18th-century music program. American Indian displays and presentations, military camp, tours of the Negley log house and Davis-Chambers house, and other activities take place both days. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Conococheague Institute Museum & Library, 12995 Bain Road. $5 per car parking fee. Call 717-328-3467.

Band plays on

Presidio Brass kicks off the Hagerstown Community Concert Association's 2009-2010 series on Wednesday, September 16. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-790-0980 or go to .

The five free things to do this week

Feeling crafty?

Do a little holiday shopping at Boonesborough Days. More than 150 arts, crafts and food vendors are expected at Shafer Park on Saturday and Sunday. Read the story Ring the bell at Boonesborough Days

Historical events

Not far from Boonesborough Days, Washington Monument State Park will host a Civil War living history weekend with demonstrations and talks on Saturday and Sunday. 147th anniversaries of Battle of Antietam and Battle of South Mountain. Both battlefields will hold special tours, musical performances and living-history demonstrations. Activities will be Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12, Sunday, Sept. 13, Thursday, Sept. 17. Various locations at Antietam National Battlefield and Washington Monument State Park. For information, call 301-432-8065 or 301-432-5124.

Sounds on Sunday

Noteworthy Sundays, a free monthly concert series at Washington County Free Library, starts Sunday with the Circa 1800 Chamber Winds. See story on page B3.

Fall into a festival

Art activities and demonstrations, craft vendors, food, Appalachian-style music, and a French and Indian War-era encampment will be part of the Autumn Arts Festival. The festival is at various venues in Hagerstown's City Park on Saturday and Sunday. Read story Wind quintet Circa 1800 kicks off 'Noteworthy' music series at library

Sports lovers unite!

The NFL regular season kicks off tonight and the U.S. Open tennis finals are this weekend on CBS. The Super Bowl Champion Steelers host the Titans at 8:30 tonight on NBC. The Ravens host the Chiefs (1 p.m. on Antietam Cable's channel 13) and the Skins visit the Giants (4:15 p.m. FOX) Sunday.

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