Five for your planner: Wednesday, Aug. 8

August 08, 2012
  • Law Enforcement Awareness Day will be Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown.
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1. A day for thank you

Law Enforcement Awareness Day will be Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown.  Activities include prescription drug turn-in program by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Maryland Child Identification Program by the Grand Lodge of Maryland A.F.&A.M., the DUI Simulation Program sponsored by the Hagerstown Police Department, and the seat belt simulator sponsored by Maryland State Police. 3 p.m.; Trooper 3 Medevac helicopter display from 4 to 6 p.m. Racing begins at 7 p.m. $15 general admission for racing; activities are free. Call 301-582-0640 or go to

2. Free music and free stuff

Community Free-for-All will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church's courtyard, 141 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Bring usable items such as garden produce, clothing, toys, books, household items or anything to give away. Everything must be offered at no charge. Music will be provided by singer-songwriter Dean Brocious, percussionist Marlin Barnes and vocalist Kim Tantillo and others. Co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Go to

3. Here comes the rain

Washington County Master Gardeners will discuss "Effective Watering Systems and Rain Barrels"  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Smithsburg Library's foyer, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg.

4. Through the eyes of a child

"Tree of Life" (PG) will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug., 10, at Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. The film follows a story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows eldest son Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years. Rated PG. Free. Call 304-824-7722 to sign up.

5. Born for the blues

Darren Beachley Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. $13; free for children younger than 12. Call 717-762-4711 or go to

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