Staff picks for Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

September 29, 2011
  • Taste of the Town will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hagerstown Community Colleges Athletic Recreation Community Center. The annual fundraiser is one of the highlights on this weekend's arts and entertainment calendar.
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The Top Five

Thunder in the Square
A car, truck and motorcycle and tractor show. Food and live music. All winners will be invited to participate in the 2011 Mummers Parade. Registration, 5 p.m. Friday at The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown. $5 entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Alsatia Club. Call 301-739-2044.

Wine Down Friday
Live music with Anita Thomas and Mike Gellar and wine tasting. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring. $5, includes five tastes and one glass of wine. Call 301-842-2777 or email

Taste of the Town
Taste a variety of foods from more than 25 local restaurants and caterers. There will be a silent and live auction. Proceeds will support REACH of Washington County. 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hagerstown Community College’s Athletic Recreation Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $40. Tickets are available at the door, or go to

Appalachian Heritage Festival
Activities held Saturday at venues throughout Shepherdstown, W.Va., include a fiddle workshop, lecture on mountaintop-removal mining and a gospel sing. Two festival concerts will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Shepherd University’s Frank Center for the Arts, University Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Concert tickets cost $5 to $15 each; or $20 for both. Call 304-876-5220, email or go to

Everybody’s Day
Josh Tindall Orchestra performs during rescheduled Everybody’s Day. 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.

Top Five Free

Harvest Hoedown
The festival will include food, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, a silent auction, children’s games, vendors, petting zoo and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Byron Memorial Park, off U.S. 11, Williamsport. Call 301-223-8887. Proceeds will go to the Williamsport Food Bank.

Mighty Mo open house
A two-day hot rod and muscle car show. Elvis impersonator Will Debley will perform at noon Saturday; Easy Street Band will perform at noon Sunday, Oct. 2. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Antietam Gallery, Md. 34 between Sharpsburg and Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 301-432-5868.

Waynesboro Market Day
The Saturday event will feature craft vendors, food, a beer garden, live music and entertainment, a chili cook-off, scarecrow contest, activities for children and sidewalk classes. Blessing of the Animals will be conducted at 11:15 a.m. at Center Square. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Waynesboro, Pa., at Main Street and Center Square. For a schedule, call 717-762-0397 or go to

Jazz concert
Mark Cook, Chris Vadala, Marty Knepp and John Leonard will perform. 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2560, ext. 108.

Noteworthy Sundays
Hot Soup will perform. 3 p.m. Sunday at Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library Branch, 12624 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Free. To reserve a seat, call 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

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