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Five for your planner: Wednesday, July 18

July 17, 2012
  • Stop the Kaboom, a weekend of music, guest speakers, art and presentations on how to stop mountaintop removal and fracking extraction practices will be held Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22.
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1. Stop the Kaboom

A weekend of music, guest speakers, art and presentations on how to stop mountaintop removal and fracking extraction practices. Bands include After Destiny, Joe Herbert, Roots Coalition, Uncle Brother, Luke Johnson Band and Awkward Moments. Speakers include Wendy Johnston and Rachel Parsons. Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22. $15 per day; $30 for a three-day camping and music pass; free for ages 12 and younger. 132 Titmouse Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va. Go to www.stopthekaboom.com.


2. Battle of Funkstown

A two-day, Civil War re-enactment. Activities on Saturday, July 21, include troops foraging for food in the morning; performances by the 97th Regimental String Band throughout the day; fireworks at dusk. Activities on Sunday, July 22, include breakfast and lunch sold by Funkstown Fire Company; final field battle, 1 p.m., east section of Funkstown Park; music by the 97th Regimental String Band. For information, go to www.battle-of-funkstown.com.


3. Stand-up comedy

Chad Beadle and his Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour bring Mike Vinazzo, Lawrence Killebrew and Cj Burney, plus DJ Full Alarm to Chambersburg, Pa., for a show at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Webb's Sports Bar, 114 S. Main St. $20. Call 717-414-7637 or go to makemelaughchad.com.



4. Jamaican artist

Meet artist Michael Escoffery during his world tour celebrating Jamaican independence. 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at  Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-714-2278 or go to www.justlookin.com.



5. Ag Expo

Washington County Ag Expo and Fair opens Saturday, July 21, with animal showmanship, food contests, live music, a horse pull and more continuing through Saturday, July 28. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, north of Sharpsburg. $2 general admission. For a complete schedule, go to www.agexpoandfair.org/fair.





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