Staff picks for Aug. 4 to 10

August 04, 2011
  • The Robinwood Players present their musical production of the popular TV show.
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The Top Five

‘Happy Days’  
Robinwood Players will perform its summer show, “Happy Days: A New Musical.” 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, at Hagerstown Community College’s alumni amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $10; free for HCC students, staff and faculty. Purchase tickets at the bookstore by calling 301-790-2800, ext. 271, or purchase at the door. The show will be held in Classroom Building Auditorium, CLR-111, if it rains.

Gone Country
A show featuring Larry the Cable Guy, comedian Reno Collier and musician Josh Gracin. 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. $33.75 to $24.75; VIP tickets available. Go to

Summer Art Soiree
Art event featuring artists Mary Jo Bennett, S.J. Brown, Melanie Brownsmith, Kat Cimaglio, Lisa Kovatch, Roselyn Sanders Mendez, Robin Tatina and Scott Tatina. Opening night gala 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Tickets cost $37.50 and includes music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Public art show and sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Admission is free. Old Opera House, 204 N. George, Charles Town, W.Va. For reservations for Friday’s gala, call 304-725-4420.

Ghost tour
A summer-time ghost tour at Jonathan Hager House. 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Jonathan Hager House, City Park, Hagerstown. $3 per person; free for ages younger than 6. Reservations are required. Call 301-739-8393 or email

Fashion show
A fashion show to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. Local celebrity models walking canine models. Silent auction items. Food and cash bar. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at The Ramada Plaza, Valley Mall, 1718 Underpass Way, Halfway. $25. Call 301-730-5497.

Top Five Free

Pop, country and light jazz
U.S. Army Field Band Volunteers, part of concerts series. 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at War Memorial Park, Tennessee Avenue, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Go to

Their best paintings
Valley Art Association member exhibit of best paintings. There will be a memorial wall honoring Clyde Roberts. Exhibit opens Friday, Aug. 5, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 25, at Mansion House Art Center, City Park, Hagerstown. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 301-797-6813 or go to

Summer festival
Children’s games, face painting, petting zoo, inflatables play area, arts and crafts vendors, magician, food and bake sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro. Call 301-671-5005 or go to

Bluegrass concert
Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will perform the final Music by the Lake concert. 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 6, at City Park, Peter Buys Band Shell, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-791-3132.

Porch Pickin’ bluegrass
Bluegrass music by local musicians and artwork by local artists who will bring their easels to paint and sketch during the afternoon. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Bowles House Visitor Center, 439 E. Main St., Hancock. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Call 301-745-5877 or go to

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