Staff picks: Our top ten events

September 09, 2010

Top Five

95th anniversary party

The Temptations and The Four Tops perform a special concert marking The Maryland Theatre's 95th anniversary. 5 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. concert. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets for concert only, $57.50 each, limited seating; dinner and concert, $150 each, seating in orchestra section. Go to or call 301-790-2000.

Documentary and concert

Shepherdstown Music and Dance will present "The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya," followed by a concert featuring mandolinist Tara Linhardt, fiddler Danny Knicely, Nepali folk singer Prem Raja Mahat and other musicians. 8 p.m. Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $15; free to Shepherd students with Rambler ID. Call 304-263-2531 or go to

Tour de Park

Walk or ride a bicycle or wheelchair in this Linn Hendershot memorial event to benefit Project Lifesafer of Washington County. Prizes awarded for most funds raised. 8 a.m. to noon. Fairgrounds Park, North Pavilion, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. To register, contact 240-520-0333 or go to


Ballroom in the Barn

Music will include big band, foxtrot, rumba, waltz, Latin, swing and a little country. Proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania German Bank Barn project. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. $10 per person, which includes one free dance lesson and light refreshments. Alcohol is prohibited. Call 717-597-9325 or 301-733-3570.

Wine, food and song

Featured bands are Mama Jama, Adam Taylor, Kim Cameron and others. Food and wine tastings. Food vendors include Leiter's Fine Catering, Hempen Hill BBQ and Catering, Flannery's Tavern on the Square and Antietam Dairy. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring. Tickets are limited and cost $20 to $35 in advance or $25 to $50 at the door. Go to or call 301-842-2777.

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Sept. 11 commemorations

First Hose Co. of Boonsboro will parade in memory of first responders. The Independent Fire Co. of Ranson, W.Va., will host its ninth annual Sept. 11 Remembrance ceremony. Letterkenny Army Depot will host a full day of events, including a motorcycle ride to the Sept. 11 memorial at Shanksville, Pa. Most events are free. Click here to see THECalendar listings for Sept. 11.

In the Street festival

Two-day festival features live music on five stages. Festival kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday with Light the Creek fundraiser at downtown Carroll Creek. Patriot Day event, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Concerts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up the Creek Party held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. All events in downtown Frederick. For complete schedule, go to or call 301-600-2489.

Military band concert

The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note perform the final concert in Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or e-mail

Wood carving

"Lions and Dragons and Snakes! Oh My! The Folk Art Carvings of Frank Mish Jr." will feature more than 80 wood carvings. Continues through Saturday, Feb. 12. Washington County Museum of Fine Art, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Food fundraiser

Area chefs will prepare recipes from a cookbook by Lucie L. Snodgrass for this fundraiser for Washington County Free Library and Washington County Arts Council. Snodgrass will autograph copies of her cookbook. 6 to 8 p.m. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $20 per person. RSVP in advance to 301-791-3232.

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