Staff picks: Our top ten events

September 02, 2010

The Top Five

Corn maze

Celebration Farm opens its eight-acre corn maze. Features several smaller mazes, including a Little Heiskell design. Open 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Special Labor Day hours from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Other days by appointment. Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road, near Maugansville. Admission costs $5, adults; ages 5 through 12, $3; ages 4 and younger, free. Call 301-393-4377, e-mail or go to

Auto racing

Twenty-fifth annual McBee/Hays Championship -- 44 laps for late models; also late model sportsman and pure stocks, plus enduro dash. Final points race for all divisions. 7 p.m. Saturday. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, west of Hagerstown. Tickets cost $12 to $20; free for ages 11 and younger. In case of rain, call 301-582-0640, e-mail or go to

Winning is the only thing

A Washington Senators baseball fan sells his soul to help the team win the pennant. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Oct. 23; and one show Thursday, Sept. 30. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-739-7469. For details, go to


Maugansville Pride Day

Craft vendors, food, entertainment by Heavenly Harmony, country and western dance demonstrations, Maryland State Police dog demonstration, bluegrass music by Stoney Creek Band and candidate karaoke. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Maugansville Ruritan Park, Maugansville. Call Jay at 301-739-9221.

Pooch Plunge

A chance for dogs to swim in the pool. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Claude M. Potterfield Pool, 730 Frederick St., Hagerstown. $5 for one dog and one handler; $2 each for additional humans and pets. Proceeds will benefit Humane Society of Washington County's programs. Call 301-733-2060, ext. 237.

The Free Five

Basset Hound Rescue Walk

Hundreds of basset hounds and their owners will walk to raise money Sunday for Basset Rescue of the Old Dominion. Contest and games will follow, including a 25-foot-tall Hush Puppies inflatable balloon. 10 a.m., walk begins; 11 a.m., games, contests and auctions. Walk will be at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike, near Sharpsburg. Games will be at Washington Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Donations accepted. Call Christine Williams at 703-341-2445 day or 703-719-0122 evening or e-mail Go to

Abstract paintings, fiber art

Recent paintings by local Cuban artist Carlos Ruano and wing-themed fabric art of Katie Paul and Pang Tubhirun. Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit continues through Thursday, Sept. 30. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to

'A Light Touch'

Paintings by Viktoriya Hover, Deborah Strand-Miller and Dorothy Z. Yoh will be on display. Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 29. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or go to

The Art of Fashion

Fashion-themed artwork and high-concept fashion. Opening night 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday with DJ Synapsis, and live models. Sneaker artist Rom will display his work and offer a live demonstration of sneaker painting; other fashion-related vendors will be on hand. Exhibit continues through Friday, Sept. 24. Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Free. Call 301-662-4190 or go to

Music in the Cedars

Daryl Bryarly performs folk music, Civil War tunes, Celtic music and original songs on the hammered dulcimer. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Yankauer Nature Preserve, north of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. For directions, go to No pets. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 304-676-3397.

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