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WEG's top five

October 01, 2009

The top five things to do this week



One hot time

Alternative rockers Greg Dahbura and Ledbetter Heights, and country band Dark Whiskey will perform at the Hagerstown Suns Chili Cook-off & Music Festival this Saturday. The festival starts at noon at Municipal Stadium. Chili-cooking teams compete. Bands will perform. Noon. Municipal Stadium, Hagerstown. Advance tickets cost $10; $5, ages 4 to 12. To register for the cook-off or for tickets, call 301-791-6266 or go to www.sunschilicookoff.com .

Welcome to his living room

Ben Folds, pianist and frontman for Ben Folds Five, presents an acoustic concert at Shippensburg University's Luhrs Center this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40. Call 717-477-7469 or go to www.luhrscenter.com.. Read the story Ben Folds is rockin' the 'burg

A tasty afternoon

Tickets are still available for this year's Taste of the Town fundraiser for REACH. The 5 p.m. Sunday event at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC will feature dishes from 26 area restaurants and eateries plus live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $40. Call 301-733-2371.

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Bulls won't be dancing

Bands and bull riding are featured this Saturday at Poor House Farm Park west of Martinsburg, W.Va. The event benefits a cancer patient. Bluegrass and country bands will perform from 1 to 6, with at least 24 riders challenging the bulls at 7 p.m. There also will be barrel racing and mutton bustin' - sheep riding - for the kids. Buy tickets at the gate. $10 for ages 7 and older; free for ages 6 and younger.

He's Poison

After a packed show at Hager Hall in April, Bret Michaels returns to the Hagerstown venue on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Since his last visit, Michaels broke his nose at the Tonys and had the release date for his autobiography pushed back until at least spring 2010, according to Billboard.com. Tickets cost $35. Call 301-797-9004.

The five free things to do this week



Your child is Born to Learn

Entertainment, games, crafts, music and giveaways will be part of the Born Learning Fest on Saturday at University Plaza Park in downtown Hagerstown. The festival is for families with children up to 5 years old. A free community event that models everyday activities adults can do with children to enhance early learning and school readiness. Entertainment, games, crafts, music and giveaways. A book giveaway and free lunch for the first 200 guests. Free parking in Potomac Street Parking Deck. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. University Plaza Park, West Washington Street, downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8200, ext. 26.

Capturing moments

The first of three Jefferson County Photography Project exhibits opens Sunday at South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church St., in Summit Point, W.Va. The exhibit features about 16 photos of Jefferson County subjects, including this image by Frank Robbins. The library's Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Call 304-724-7008 or the library at 304-725-6227.

Military music

If you missed all those military band concerts during the summer, or you just can't get enough of them, check out the Quantico Marine Corps Band at 7 p.m. Saturday at Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School. The concert is part of WaynesboroFest.

Grab your dancin' shoes

The Josh Tindall Orchestra closes the season for the popular Pen Mar Park concert series from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday near Cascade.

Fun in the streets

Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, including bands, performance art, games and information about health and going green at Frederick, Md.'s In the Street festival on Saturday. Musical acts include country singer Emma Jacob. Kicks off Friday night. Light the Creek kick-off event at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Purchase a token for $5. In the Street bands on Saturday include Jah Works, Quiet Fire, Third Street, Giants, Freddie Long Band and Sins of Pirates. Carroll Creek Linear Park amphitheater. For a complete schedule, go to www.celebratefrederick.com.

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