Staff picks for June 30

June 30, 2011
  • Marshall Keys leads a jazz ensemble in concert in Hagerstown's downtown University Park.
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The Top Five

Haitian children’s art show
An exhibition of paintings done by children in Jacmel, Haiti, following the 2010 earthquake. 5 to 9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk on July 1. Historic Preservation Warehouse, 252 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. All proceeds from work sold will go to fund the construction of a community center in Jacmel. Call 717-816-5390 or email

Ghost tours
Celebrate America’s birthday by discovering her tempestuous past. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2. Meet in front of Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 N. Market St., downtown Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $5 to $10. No reservations are required. Call 301-668-8922 or go to

Tractor pull
Sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Tractor Pullers. Classes include garden tractors, tractors with motorcycle engines and two classes of mini-rod tractors that are fitted with automotive engines. 4 p.m. Saturday at Rohrersville Community Park, Rohrersville. $7; free for children younger than 8. Bring lawn chairs. Call 240-818-1038.

Art in the Park
An outdoor art fair for local and regional artists featuring sculpture, painting, fused and stained glass, jewelry, ceramics, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Berkeley Springs State Park, U.S. 522, downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 304-258-6419.

‘Valor on the Streets’
Documentary on one of the largest urban cavalry battles during the Civil War. 7 p.m. Wewdnesday at Bridge of Life Center, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $5. To reserve tickets, call 301-791-3246, ext. 10, email or go the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 16 Public Square, downtown Hagerstown.

The Five Free

City Center Jazz Nights
Marshall Keys performs. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at University Plaza, West Washington Street, downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Pen Mar concert
Arrow Trio performs. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pen Mar Park, off Pen Mar High Rock Road, Cascade. Free. Rain or shine. Call 240-313-2700.

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park
Hagerstown’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony; entertainment at 6:15 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. Fairgrounds Park, Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

July 4 celebration
Greencastle-Antrim July 4 Celebration will include crafts for children, most patriotic family contest, children’s parade, Thomas the Tank Engine rides, Music with Wing and a Prayer. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center, pavilion and Walnut Grove areas, 500 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, Pa. Call 717-597-9325 or go to

Military band
The 257th Army Band performs, part of the Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hagerstown Community College’s Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Food will be sold. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 262, or email

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