Staff picks: Our top ten events

July 22, 2010

The Top Five Events

Beer and wine tasting tonight

Hagerstown Suns Beer and Wine Tasting Festival will take place this evening followed by dueling pianos. 5 to 8 p.m. tasting; 8 to 11 p.m. music. Municipal Stadium, 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown. $22 in advance; $25 on the day of event. For tickets, call 301-791-6266. Open to ages 21 and older.

Monster Jam

Six monster trucks, including Gravedigger, are expected Friday through Sunday for this year's Monster Jam at Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. Tickets cost $15 or $20 in advance; $5 for ages 2 through 12. Call 301-582-0640, e-mail or go to

'The Canterbury Tales'

This bawdy, comic, steampunk-style adaptation updates many stories from Geoffrey Chaucer's book. Adult language and situations. Not appropriate for children under 16. 8 p.m. today and Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $15. Call 301-694-4744 or go to


Legends of Doo-Wop

The concert features The Charlie Thomas Drifters, The Cookies, Barbara Harris of the Toys, and a quartet with Tommy Mara (The Crests), Frank Mancuso (The Imaginations), Steve Horn (The Five Sharks), and Tony Passa (The Fascinators). 8 p.m. Saturday at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25 and $45 plus service fees.

Volt at the ballpark

"Top Chef" runner-up and Volt restaurant chef Bryan Voltaggio will create and sell concessions Tuesday during the Frederick Keys vs. Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball game Tuesday. Chef Bryan Voltggio will serve food. A portion of the proceeds from food sales goes to the Keys Care Foundation. The first 1,000 fans to enter the stadium will receive a Bryan Voltaggio bobblehead. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $11. To purchase tickets, go to

The Top Five Free

Municipal band

Hagerstown Municipal Band performs a concert Sunday at Peter Buys Bandshell in Hagerstown's City Park off Virginia Avenue, featuring the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets. 7 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free.


Patent Pending bluegrass band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peter Buys Bandshell in City Park, off Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. The concert is free.

Summer twilight tours

Author and historian John Schildt will lead free twilight tours of Antietam National Cemetery. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 28 and Aug. 4 and 11. Meet at the National Cemetery gate on Md. 34 east of Sharpsburg. Call 301-432-5124.

Free movie

A recently released family-friendly action-adventure movie will be shown. Free popcorn and sodas. 7 p.m. Saturday at Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-791-1674. Go to

Road bowling

Spectators and players are invited to the third annual Irish Road Bowling event on Saturday. Four-person teams register at 10:30 a.m. Competition begins at 11 a.m. Cacapon State Park, off U.S. 522, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Picnic in the pavilion afterward. Call Mary Wolfe at 304-258-4958 or e-mail

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