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WEG's top five

November 19, 2009

The top five things to do this week



Firecracker performance

The Shangri-La ChineseAcrobats perform 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., downtown Frederick, Md. Get tickets at www.weinbergcenter.org center.org or call 301-600-2828.

Boys and their toys

Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club hosts the Western Maryland farm toy show at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21. Kiddie pedal pull at noon Saturday. Washington County Agriculture Education Center, Md. 65, Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. $2; $1.50, seniors; free for ages 10 and younger. Call Howard Thomas at 301-790-2422 or Doug Artz at 301-797-3872.

What's your function?

Hagerstown Children's Theater will present "School House Rock, Live" based on the popular Saturday morning children's show. Continues through Sunday, Nov. 22. The Masonic Theater, 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $15; $12, students. For show times, call 301-991-0611, e-mail hagerstownct@yahoo.com or go to www.mytheaterarts.com

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Time to shop

With more than 250 crafters, you could get a jump-start on holiday shopping at the Kris Kringle Craft Show, set for Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. See story Smithsburg woman sells handmade art

What's all the hubbub?

The National Players present the Shakespeare play, "Much Ado About Nothing," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. For tickets, call 717-262-2003.




The five things to do this week



Turn on the lights

'Tis the season on Monday night, with a tree-lighting in Hagerstown's Public Square. Santa and his elves will be there. See story List of tree lighting ceremonies in the Tri-State area

Out of the Box

"Out of the Box" exhibit includes gift boxes made from all types of media and small objects that fit in gift boxes. Opening reception is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the the Ice House, 313 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Get 'Holly' jolly

The free holiday entertainment by youth performers, Holly Fest, is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. For information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183. Find out about other holiday-themed productions by reading A roundup of holiday-themed productions of Tri-State area theaters

Go on a crafty tour

The Valley Craft Network hosts a studio tour in Southern Washington County, with nine stops. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22. Go to ValleyCraftBetwork.org for directions.

Cheer on ultramarathoners

JFK 50-Mile race is Saturday, Nov. 21. The race starts in downtown Boonsboro and ends in Williamsport, with the course traveling along Alt U.S.-40 and tapping the Appalachian Trial. For schedule, go to www.jfk50mile.org.

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