Staff's top 10 picks: Weekend of May 3

May 02, 2012
  • The Boro Boogie Pickers are just one of the bluegrass bands to perform Saturday at Knob Hall Winery.
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The top five things to do this week

Fore! fun

It's a round of golf and laughs with Old Opera House's production of "The Fox on the Fairway," opening Friday. At a posh country club, bad golf and improprieties abound. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, May 13. Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $17. Call 304-725-4420.

Bluegrass in the grass

It's an afternoon of bluegrass with Knob Hall Winery's Bluegrass in the Grass Saturday in Clear Spring. Bluegrass bands will perform. The Pale Barn Ghosts, noon to 1:45 p.m.; Marv Ashby and the Lefties, 2 to 3:45 p.m.; Boro Boogie Pickers, pictured, -4 to 6 p.m. Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring. $10, in advance; $15, at the door. For tickets, go to Call 240-520-3483 or email

Look to the sky

Learn to be a pilot without leaving the ground with Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club's event Saturday and Sunday in Hagerstown. Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club will host pilots from the mid-Atlantic region who will compete in a two-day event. Large-scale aerobatics airplanes fly routines similar to their full-scale counterparts. Food will be sold. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club, Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. Open to the public. Free. Go to

Round the Maypole

Shepherdstown, W.Va., celebrates May during its May Celebration Saturday and Sunday. A traditional British-style celebration of May with costumes and dancing. Saturday's highlights include Morris dancing on King Street at 5 p.m., contra dancing with English Ceilidh band Frog Hammer at War Memorial Building and a moonlight Maypole weave. Sunday, May 6's highlights include parade down German Street to a Maypole on McMurran lawn at 1 p.m., May revelry on McMurran lawn at 1:30 p.m. Downtown Shepherds-town, W.Va. Free. Call 304-263-2531 or go to

The five free things to do this week

In memory

The life of  abolitionist, journalist and Civil War veteran Martin Robinson Delaney will be observed Sunday at the grounds of Opportunity Learning Center in Charles Town, W.Va. The 200th birthday of Martin Robinson Delaney will be observed with an unveiling and dedication of the Martin Robinson Delany Opportunity Learning Center. Winners of the Delany Essay/Medial contest will be recognized and prizes awarded. Delany's descendants will also be present. 3 p.m. Grounds of Opportunity Learning Center, 300 S. Lawrence St., Charles Town, W.Va. Go to

It's all jazz

Swingin' in the Park Jazz Festival features local school jazz bands Saturday at Hagerstown City Park. Local school jazz bands will present live music. 2 to 2:30 p.m., E. Russell Hicks Middle School; 2:30 to 3 p.m., South Hagerstown High School; 3 to 3:30 p.m., Northern Middle School; 3:30 to 4 p.m., North Hagerstown High School; 4 to 4:30 p.m., Clear Spring Middle School; 4:30 to 5 p.m., Boonsboro Middle School; 5 to 5:30 p.m., Boonsboro High School; 5:30 to 6 p.m., Boonsboro Jazz Vocal Ensemble; 6 to 6:30 p.m., Barbara Ingram School for the Performing Arts; 6:30 to 7 p.m., Smithsburg Middle School; 7 to 7:30 p.m., Smithsburg High School Combo; 7:30 to 8 p.m., Smithsburg High School Jazz Band. Hagerstown City Park's bandshell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-766-2928.

A 'Wyld' time

Just a bunch of ‘Wyld Womyn' and their artwork Friday in Chambersburg, Pa.  Wyld Womyn is a loose affiliation of artists who work in a variety of media. 5 to 9:30 p.m. Historic Preservation Services, 252 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-4909.

For the family

It's an excuse for family time at The Herald-Mail's Family Fun Day on Sunday at the  Valley Mall. Talent contest for kids, rock climbing wall, fire truck, animals, science demonstrations and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway.

Revving up

It's all about Camaroes and Firebirds during a benefit show Saturday in Martinsburg, W.Va. The show will benefit Friends Fur Life, a no-kill animal shelter and rescue based in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Veteran1 Camaro will be on display and is being auctioned off. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings, 796 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $10 registration fee. Goodie bags and dash plaques to the first people registered. Go to

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