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May 06, 2010

The Top Five things to do this week

$800,000-plus in prizes

The fifth annual Bonanza Extravaganza is Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, on the infield of Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. The event oozes with cash giveaways, live music and other extravagant prizes. Organizers say the money goes to local charities. Go to

Know that you are special

The students at Grace Academy Middle and High School present its first full-length musical, "You Are Special," on Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8. Read our web-only exclusive on our Entertainment Web page here.

Country music concert

Jeremiah James & The Tandem Band are booked for a 9 p.m. show on Saturday at Cancun Cantina West, off Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Go to or call 301-797-4422 for ticket information.


'The Glass Menagerie'

Full Circle Theater Company presents the Tennessee Williams play, "The Glass Menagerie," Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 16. There's a pay-what-you-can preview at 8 tonight. Full Circle Theater Company is at 113 S. Princess St., Shepherdstown. Call 304-268-7798 or go to

Girls tea

Washington County Historical Society invites girls in first through eighth grade to a tea from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Special guest will be Miss Maryland Brooke Poklemba. Tickets cost $10; free for members. Reservations are required; space is limited. For reservations, call 301-797-8782 or e-mail

The Five Free things to do this week

We love you mom!

Mother's Day is Sunday. Check out the winners of our Mom's Contest, at Click the "Mom's Contest" link on the home page.

Get a taste of the arts

"Taste of the Arts" kicks off a series of First Friday events in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. There will be artists, live music and free food samples during the event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, along Main Street from King Street to Queen Street. Free admission. For more information, call the Council for the Arts, 717-264-6883

Be green in Boonsboro

Visitors to the Boonsboro Green Fest will find eco-friendly products, services, displays and demonstrations, children's activities and special speakers. The public is invited to bring recyclables for collection. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Shafer Park. Free. For a complete schedule and a list of accepted recyclables, go to

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Chambersburg's Coalition of Cultures Committee has planned a free Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday, May 8, on the first block of North Main Street. Cinco de Mayo -- which means May 5 in Spanish -- celebrates the Mexican army's victory of the French during the Battle of Puebla. For more information, call 717-496-0828 or 717-658-4492.

Band on the Square

Fresh Air in the Square music series presents the Pale Barn Ghosts. The folk-rock fusion band will join local artists and massage therapists in a free event tonight in downtown Hagerstown. Call 240-520-3483 and ask for Ashley or e-mail

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