Staff picks for July 26 to Aug. 1

July 26, 2012
  • Caravan of Thieves will perform an evening of gypsy jazz on Saturday, July 28, in Berkeley Springs State Park.
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The Top Five

Gypsy jazz
The Woodshedders will perform Gypsy jazz music. 9 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10. Call 304-876-3704 or go to

Ice cream social and dance
Country Western Dance Association will offer line dancing and ice cream. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Maugansville Ruritan, 18007 Maugans Ave., Maugansville. $7; $5 members. Email

Chocolate and tea
Friends of The Doleman Black Heritage Museum will host a chocolate garden tea fundraiser for the museum. Chocolate desserts; Tea Lady Judy Larkin will talk; contemporary pianist LaTonya Wrenn will perform. 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $25 per person; tables for eight, $200. For tickets, call 301-791-4826 or go to

Beach bummin’
Festival activities and music by Parrot Beach, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring. Tickets cost $10 to $30, free for children younger than 13. Go to

A comedy of Eros
A play comedy set in Almost, Maine, where the residents fall in and out of love. Opens Tuesday, July 31. 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Aug. 12. Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, Pa. Tickets cost $15 to $39. Call 717-352-2164 or 888-805-7056 or go to

The Five Free

National Dance Day
A celebration of dance including hip-hop, Latin dance, belly dancing, drums alive, Zumba and more. Tiffany Ford will lead everyone in a dance created for National Dance Day. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Shepherd University Wellness Center, 164 University Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Email

Bluegrass in the park
Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie will perform. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at City Park band shell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132.

Little bit country, little bit Navy
The U.S. Navy band Country Current will perform. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Hagerstown Community College Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2346.

Summer band concert
The Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform. Alexander Grisos will be trumpet soloist. He will perform “Manhattan” by Sparke and “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 169, or go to

Gypsy swing
Caravan of Thieves will perform. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Western border of Berkeley Springs State Park, U.S. 522, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Rain location is Ice House, corner of Mercer and Independence streets. Free. Call 304-258-2300.

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