Staff picks for July 12 to 18

July 12, 2012
  • Hagerstown Aviation Museum invites the public to see aircraft from the museum's collection Sunday, July 15, at Hagerstown Aircraft Services on the grounds of Hagerstown regional Airport. A Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar will be open to the public.
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The Top Five

‘Annie’ opens
A musical about the spunky orphan adopted by a business tycoon. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Aug. 18; 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29 to $42. Call 301-739-7469 or go to

‘Dr. Dolittle’
Hagerstown Children’s Theater will present “Dr. Dolittle,” who talks to the animals. 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $15; $12, seniors and children. Call 800-969-2603 or email

Tractor pull
National truck and tractor pull. Classes include super stock/pro stock tractors, super modified two-wheel drive trucks, modified four-wheel-drive trucks, multi-engine super modified tractors. 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $15; free for ages 10 and younger. Call 301-573-1990 or email

Go inside the cockpit
Sponsored by Hagerstown Aviation Museum. Several museum aircraft will be on display and the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar will be open to the public. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Hagerstown Aircraft Services, 14235 Oak Springs Road, Hagerstown. Free, donations accepted. Go to or call 301-733-8717.

Amusements, food, games, bingo and entertainment nightly beginning Monday, July 16, at Shepherdstown Fire Department carnival grounds, W.Va. 45, west of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-2311 or go to

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Art opening
Beatrice Moulin will display her artwork. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

‘Trolley to Pen Mar’
David McCarney, Ed Miller and Gordon Heidelbach of the Waynesboro Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture on the trolleys that connected Greencastle and Waynesboro to Pen Mar amusement park in the early 20th century. 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Free, donations accepted. Call 717-597-9325, go to or follow @greencastlemuzm in Twitter.

Military band
Waynesboro Community Concert Association will present the 257th Army Band. Attendees who have served or are serving in the armed forces are invited to dress in uniform. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Waynesboro Area Senior High School auditorium, 550 E. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Call 717-762-7628 or email

Bluegrass series begins
Stevens Family Bluegrass Band will kick off the four-concert season. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at City Park band shell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132.

African drums and dances
Sankofa Dance Theater will present drumming, dancing and costumes for an African beat. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Western border of Berkeley Springs State Park, U.S. 522, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Rain location is Ice House. Free. Call 304-258-2300.

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