Staff picks for Aug. 25 to 31

August 25, 2011
  • Ty Herndon will perform a concert Saturday at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown,
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The Top Five

Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond’s “Basically Yours” tour. 8 p.m. Friday at Shippensburg University’s H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $69 to $89. Call 717-477-7469 or go to

Corn Festival
Artists and art demonstrations, more than 300 juried crafts and antique vendors, corn-based foods and three stages of entertainment. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Shippensburg, Pa. Free. Call 301-532-5331 or go to

Wine-themed fundraiser
Wine tastings, food, seminar on cooking with wine and more. Entertainment by Back to Black, Kerensa Gray and others. Noon to 7 p.m. Capitol back lot and inside the Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $14 in advance, $17 at the door. Designated driver tickets, $6. Those younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. ID required. Call 717-263-0202 or go to

Ty Herndon
Ty Herndon will perform country music. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets are $19 to $65. Call 301-790-2000 or go to

Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday during Shepfest at   Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. A limited number of $20 tickets are available through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Call 304-876-5219.

Top Five Free

Potatoes planted in the spring will be harvested by horse-drawn plow. Prizes will be awarded to children by age groups for finding the largest and smallest potatoes. Other activities include Master Gardeners in the four-square garden and an outdoor artisan bread-baking demo using a wood-fired oven. Potatoes dug at 11 a.m. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Call 240-420-1714; 240-420-1713 weekends.

Old-time school day
For the 175th anniversary of Old Brown’s Mill School, there will be a re-enactment of a school day for children and adults including singing, debating, lunch, penmanship and spelling bee. 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. Old Brown’s Mill School Museum, off U.S. 11, Kauffman, Pa., eight miles south of Chambersburg, Pa., and three miles north of Greencastle, Pa. Free, donations accepted. Call Joan Bowen, 717-264-9493.

Keedysville Ruritan Festival
Annual community festival features food and drinks, kids games, raffle, auction of donated items, bingo, live music, used book sales. 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Park, Taylor Drive, Keedysville. Call Art Williamson at 301-432-0281.

Military band
The U.S. Army TRADOC James River Ramblers will perform. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hagerstown Community College’s alumni amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 262 or go to

Block party
Inflatable bounce and dunk tank, reptiles, food, basketball shoot, balloon animals, door prizes, snow cones, hand massages, blood pressure and blood sugar checks and books. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-733-4411.

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