Top Fives for May 27-June 2

May 27, 2010

The Top Five

Auto racing

15th annual Richard "Boney" Bonebrake Tribute race takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike. Tickets cost $15 to $25. In case of inclement weather, call 301-582-0640, e-mail or go to

Jazz Night At The Academy

Prophets of the Abstract Truth perform alternative jazz and more. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Academy Theatre & Applause Catering second-floor banquet hall, 58 E. Washington St., off the central parking lot in downtown Hagerstown. $5 cover includes complimentary light fare. Cash bar. Call 301-797-5755.

Heavy metal

Lucas Oil and East Coast Pullers Truck and Tractor Pull features super stock/pro stock tractors, modified 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive trucks, and red-hot semis. 6 p.m. Saturday at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. $15; free for ages 7 and younger. Call Jerry at 301-730-9523 or Dave at 301-573-1990 or go to


Under the Big Top

The Kelly-Miller Circus features elephants and other animal acts, trapeze and acrobats. 2 and 5:30 p.m. Widmeyer Park. Advance tickets cost $10 for ages 12 and older, $6 for ages 2 to 11. At the door, tickets cost $14 and $8. Free for children younger than 2. Proceeds benefit Hancock Fire Co.

Building blocks with brains

Want to learn more about Lego robotics? Representatives from the Mid-Atlantic Robotics Society will discuss how to form teams to compete in state Lego-robotics tournaments. 2 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with paid museum admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to For information on the challenge, e-mail

The Five Free

Put on your dancin' shoes

The Ray Birely Orchestra will open the season. 2 to 5 p.m. Pen Mar Park, off Pen Mar High Rock Road, Cascade. Free. Call 240-313-2700.

Blues Fest poster art

A collection of prints by Western Maryland Blues Fest 2010 poster artist Nathanael Roney is on display. Plus, Blues Fest posters from previous years are also on display. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Saturday and by appointment. Call 301-791-3132.

Free concerts at carnival

The Great Boonsboro Rescue Co. Carnival features entertainment by regional performers every night for a week beginning Friday with The Legends. Music at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The concerts, held at Shafer Memorial Park in Boonsboro, are free. For more, call 301-432-6979.

Youth festival

"It's a Bug's World" Sunday at Renfrew Institute's youth festival with make-it-and-take-it art, a children's theater performance, a live insect collection and folksinger Jay Smar. 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-0373.

Free studio tour

Artist studios in Morgan County will be open to the public. Includes stained glass, fiber arts, jewelry, paintings and decorative ironwork. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31. Go to or call 800-447-8797.

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