Top Fives for July 1-6

July 01, 2010

Top Five Events

Please sir, can I have some more?

The Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens' book, "Oliver Twist" opens Friday. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Show follows. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Special holiday weekend pricing: all seats cost $25 Friday and Saturday, July 3; no show Sunday. Call 301-739-7469 or go to http://www.washingtoncounty

Salute to Independence

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and other popular music Saturday at its annual Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield, near Sharpsburg. See feature story on our main Web page here.

Country music singer

Country music artist Sean Patrick McGraw brings his country-rock band to Waynesboro, Pa.'s Summer Jubilee from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday. For full details about Summer Jubilee, visit or call 717-762-7123.


Chillin' after the work week

Rhythm Kings with Kim Tantillo perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $5 at the door, discounted season tickets are available. Call 301-790-2000 or go to

Whoop it up in Williamsport

Davisson Brothers Band will provide music for dancing Friday. Food, beverages, beer and wine will be available. 5 p.m. doors open; 7 to 10 p.m. dance. Springfield Farm Barn, 14 Springfield Lane, off U.S. 11 in Williamsport. $10; $5 for ages 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit the historic Springfield Farm Barn. Call 301-223-4048.

The Top Five Free

The class of 1685

The first concert in Hood College's Summer Chamber Music Festival series features music by Bach, Handel and Scarlatti and performed by harpsichordist Wayne L. Wold, above, and other musicians. The free concert is tonight in Frederick, Md. Call 301-696-3800.

Red, white and Greencastle

First Friday in Greencastle featuring a beer tasting, barbecue tasting, local artists, music, ice cream and a patriotic theme, "Red, White, and Greencastle." 5 to 8 p.m. Locations in downtown Greencastle. Go to or call 717-597-4610.

Independence Eve Jam

The event in Clear Spring features five live bands, food on sale, kids' games, historic house tours of Plumb Grove with a patriotic flair and fireworks at dusk. Free. 3 p.m. Saturday Plumb Grove, Cumberland Street.

Municipal band

Hagerstown Municipal Band performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, featuring Marlin Barnes, percussion soloist. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Hagerstown. Band performs Sundays through Aug. 22. Free. Go to

Values a mile long

The annual Mile-Long Yard Sale is in neighborhoods surrounding Paradise Church Road and Longmeadow Road north of Hagerstown.For more, call Dick Strobl at 301-797-1129

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