Airplanes, 'Annie,' ice cream and other staff picks for Aug. 17 to 22

August 17, 2012
  • 'Annie," the Broadway musical about Little Orphan Annie, a spunky girl adopted by a business tycoon, closes this weekend at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater in downtown Hagerstown. Final showtimes are 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18.
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The Top Five

Wind Down Friday
The Rhythm Kings with Kim Tantillo will perform. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $2, ages 12 and younger. A luminaria ceremony by the American Cancer Society will be held. Luminaria will be sold for $10 each from 6 to 9 p.m. Go to

‘Annie’ wraps up
A musical about Little Orphan Annie, a spunky girl adopted by a business tycoon. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29 to $42. Call 301-739-7469 or go to

Stand-up comedy show
Featuring comedians from Comedy Central, Showtime and Just for Laughs. Chad Beadle hosts. 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Tap House Sports Bar, 107 Keyes Ferry Road, Charles Town, W.Va. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. VIP package costs $50 and includes food, show admission and after party for two. Go to

Line dance and ice cream
Cumberland Valley Country Western Dance Association will hold a line dance and ice cream social. DJ Fullhouse will provide music. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Old Quincy High School gym next to Mowery Elementary School, off Pa. 997, Quincy, Pa. $7; $5 members. Call 717-762-6388 or 717-749-5281.

Pop a Cork
Wine festival featuring six wineries, tastings, wine and beer for sale, food to purchase, live music and vendors. Musical entertainment includes Complete Circle, Kerensa Gray, Claritare with clarinetist Michael Hoover and classical guitarist Candice Mowbray, Back to Back and flutist Tim Gotwald. Must show ID to enter. Open to ages 21 and older. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Capitol Theatre Center and the Capitol back lot, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. $14 per person; $17 at the door. Designated driver tickets and for those younger than 21, $6. Call 717-263-0202 or go to

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Peach festival
Dave Powers will perform southern gospel music and The Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band will perform. Food will be sold. Pie eating contest and pie baking contest. Face painting and barrel train rides for children. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Community Grounds, U.S. 30 and Hawbaker Drive, Fort Loudon, Pa. Go to

Tomato festival
The festival will offer activities for all ages and a challenge for local gardeners to grow the best-tasting tomato variety. Tomato preservation workshop with Extension Agent Sue Flanagan, 11 a.m.; presentations on the history of the tomato by Randy Sine and Angie Faulkner. Tomato tasting and voters-choice judging. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Dillon Farm Museum, W.Va. 9 at Ridge Road, Hedgesville, W.Va. Call 304-264-1936 or email

Horse show
Open to riders of all ages and skill levels. Registration at 8 a.m., school until 8:45 a.m., classes at 9 a.m. Warm-up jumps are provided outside the ring for additional schooling. Food will be sold. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. The public is invited to watch. Go to

Concert series ends
The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band will perform the final show in the concert in the park series. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 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.

‘Open Airplane’
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. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Hagerstown Aircraft Services, 14235 Oak Springs Road, Hagerstown. Free, donations accepted. Go to or call 301-733-8717.

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