Staff picks for Aug. 9 to 15

August 10, 2012
  • Fresh peaches, peach pies, peach ice cream, peach pie contest and more Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12, at Leitersburg Ruritan Communitiy Park in Leitersburg.
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The Top Five

Tea pot display
Tea pots and tea accounterments are on display. Many of the tea pots are from the collection of Cynthia Fink. Exhibit continues through Friday, Aug. 24. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Call 717-597-9010, go to or follow @greencastlemuzm on Twitter.

Big Screen Night
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and watch “The Wizard of Oz.” Popcorn, candy and drinks will be sold. 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. $1. Call 304-728-3207.

Darren Beachley Band will perform. 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

Go for a ride
A bicycle tour of Washington County. Cue sheets, snacks and lunch will be provided for 25-, 63-, and 103-mile marked routes. Helmets are required and minors must be registered by a parent or guardian. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Starts and ends at San Mar Children’s Home, Mapleville Road, Boonsboro. Registration is $40. Proceeds benefit San Mar Children’s Home. To register, go to  or call 301-797-1235 for information. Riders can also sign up the day of the event.

Puttin’ on the ritz
The life and songs of American musical legend Cole Porter. Opens Tuesday, Aug. 14. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Aug. 26. 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

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Summer band concert
The Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform. Erin Kittle will be bass trombone soloist. She will perform “Cameos” by Gordon Jacob. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 169, or go to

Leitersburg Peach Festival
Fresh peaches, peach pies, peach ice cream, food, crafts, petting zoo, antique tractors, children’s barrel train, peach pie contest, pony rides and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Leitersburg Ruritan Communitiy Park, Leitersburg, behind Leitersburg Fire Hall. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by Leitersburg Ruritan Club. Call 301-733-0231 or 301-739-8077.

Battle of Shiloh
Civil War re-enactment featuring the Battle of Shiloh. Encampment opens at 7 a.m. until the battle reenactment at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; encampment opens at 7 a.m.; battle at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Call 717-762-4723.

Hang out. Be cool.
An hour-long concert featuring Julie Belle Huff, flute; Nathan Arch, piano; Candace Mowbray, guitar; and Walker Williams and Greg Shook, oboists. 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2878.

Meteor shower parties
At Fort Frederick State Park, a naturalist will discuss the Perseid meteor shower and lead a meteor-watching party. If it rains or is cloudy the program will be canceled. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the park at 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Meet at the nature center. Free. Call 301-842-2155.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will host a meteor-watching party at Trinity United Methodist Church’s Orchard House at Trinity Center, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, between Martinsburg, W.Va., and Shepherdstown, W.Va. 2 to 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The event will not be held if the sky is fully obscured by clouds. Call 304-676-8739 or email

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