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Staff picks for June 14 to 20

June 13, 2012
  • As many as 500 bicyclists will race in Washington County communities during the Tour of Washington County on Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. Free to spectators.
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The Top Five
Performance cafe
Goose Route Arts Collaborative will present Adam Booth, storytelling; Cam Millar Ensemble, original music; Monica Larson, new media; kittyclarkmoves, contemporary dance; and visiting Katherine Ferrier and Pamela Vail, improvisational dance artists. 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10; $8 for students. For reservations and information, call 301-693-5303 or email goose.route.arts@gmail.com.

‘Hitchock Radio Play’
Potomac Playmakers present a staged reading of Alfred Hitchock’s “The Lodger,” “Sabotage” and “The 39 Steps.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16. Women’s Club, 31 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $16; $10 for students. 301-797-8182 or go to www.potomacplaymakers.com.

Pro bike races
As many as 500 bicyclists will tour local communities during the Tour of Washington County. Free to spectators. Call 301-739-5653 or go to www.avcracing.com.
• A parade and division bicycle races over a short course. 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, in downtown Hagerstown.
• Stage I — 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 6-mile laps going through Smithsburg
• Stage II — 7 a.m. Sunday, June 17, time trial from Boonsboro to Sharpsburg on Md. 34
• Stage III — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17, tour concludes with short course racing in downtown Williamsport

War of 1812 bicentennial
The Harpers Ferry Armory and the War of 1812. A two-day commemoration that coincides with the 200th anniversary of the declaration of war and escalated arms production at the armory. Ranger-conducted programs, living history, family and youth programming, drama and music. David and Ginger Hildebrand will present “Music of the War of 1812.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, off U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. $10 per vehicle or $5 per person on foot or bicycle. Go to www.nps.gov/hafe.

‘Gods and Generals’ extended version
The extended director’s cut of the epic Civil War movie; includes scenes of the Battle of Antietam not included in the original release of the movie. 280 minutes. (PG-13). 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, atBridge of Life church, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $10 admission. Call 301-992-3122 or email mike24745@aol.com.


The Five Free
African art reception
A show of African arts and crafts from Women’s Art Project in Uganda, including baskets, beads and fabric items. Public reception at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15. The show continues through Sunday, Aug. 19.  The Ice House, on the corner of Independence and Mercer streets, berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.

Celebrate the solstice
Artists demonstrating their wares, plus wholistic health practitioners, local musicians, an eco-village and children’s activities. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Shippensburg Township Park, 305 Britton Road, Shippensburg, Pa. Free admission. Call 717-532-2559 or go to www.shapeart.org.

Remembering the Rebel Occupation of 1863
Living historians will illustrate the events of 1863, when Gen. Robert E. Lee and his troops occupied Greencastle, Pa. Historian Ted Alexander will discuss “When War Passed This Way: The Civil War in Franklin County.” Alicia Miller will discuss the role that Ladies Aide Societies of Greencastle, Mont Alto and Waynesboro played during the war. Jeffrey Wert will speak about “Lee’s Army during the Gettysburg Campaign.” Steve Recker will discuss “Virtual Gettysburg.” Jerry Bayer will discuss Civil War weaponry. BBQ by Ralph will provide chicken. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Go to www.greencastlemuseum.org.

Fathers Day fun
On Sunday, June 17, Hagerstown Aviation Museum presents a Father’s Day event. Museum aircraft will be open to the public, including a Fairchild C-82, a C-119 “Flying Boxcar,” a 1943 Fairchild PT-19 World War II trainer and a 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, all built in Hagerstown. 1 to 4 p.m. Hagerstown Aircraft Services, 14235 Oaks Springs Road, north of Hagerstown. Free admission; donations accepted. Go to www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org or call 301-733-8717.

Summer band concerts
Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform. Marlin Barnes will be the soloist with the addition of fifes. The concert will feature Civil War-era fife and percussion music to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, 169, or go to www.hagerstownband.org.

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