Staff picks: Our top ten events

August 12, 2010

The Top Five

Benefit concert

James Wesley and Megan Mullins will perform a concert to raise donations and awareness for organ donation. There will be a silent auction with autographed items from many country superstars. 7 p.m. Harmony United Methodist Church, 9455 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, W.Va. Tickets cost $10. Call Lee Adams at 304-274-6540.

U.S. Navy Cruisers

The Red, White and Blue Concert Series presents the U.S. Navy Cruisers playing classic rock, R & B, Motown and Top 40 hits. 4:30 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or e-mail

Meteor shower-watching party

TriState Astronomers will host a meteor shower-watching get-together to view the Perseid meteor shower. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. No restroom facilities. 9 p.m. today to 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center, off Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Free and open to the public. Canceled if the sky is cloudy. Call Dan at 301-988-9828.


Afro-percussion and jazz

Percussionist Babatunde Lea will perform. 5:30 p.m. concert, preceded by a workshop and jam for any instruments. Berkeley Springs State Park, off Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Rain site is at the Ice House Art Center. For more, go to

Leitersburg Peach Festival

Fresh peaches, peach pies, peach ice cream, crafts, petting zoo, antique tractors and more. Sponsored by Leitersburg Ruritan Club. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park, 21427 Leiter St., Leitersburg. Free admission and parking. Call 301-797-1335 or 301-739-8077.

Top Five Free

Caribbean Festival

Arts and crafts, food, specialty vendors and domino tournament. Musical entertainment including reggae, dancehall, Ska, soca, calypso and reggaeton, plus DJ Tracy G. Noon to dark. Wheaton Park, Sumans Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 240-520-5553.

It's back to school

There are plenty of blow-outs on Saturday before kids head back to school next week. See THECalendar for particulars.

Blues in Hancock

Ben Andrews will perform. 3 to 5 p.m. Widmeyer Park, Hancock. Call Sinclair Hamilton at 301-678-5719.

'A Night at the Opera'

Shepherd University faculty will perform favorites by Mozart, Puccini, Strauss and Verdi. 2:30 p.m.; reception follows. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Outdoor music

Fresh Air in the Square Music series hosts Brother Down performing acoustic alt-folk and soul. 7 to 9 p.m. Public Square in downtown Hagerstown, corner of Potomac and Washington streets in downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call Ashley at 240-520-3483.

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