Queen Elizabeth, Sinatra, marching bands and other staff picks for Oct. 4 to 10

October 04, 2012
  • Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic, a scholarship fundraiser for The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, takes place Friday evening, Oct. 5. The event features Renaissance-era food, music, costumes and entertainment.
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The Top Five

Art show opening
“Spirits Unleashed” and “Maryland Memories,” exhibits by Spectrum Seven and Donna Godlove, will open with a reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Exhibits continue through Tuesday, Oct. 30. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132.

Elizabethan fun
Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic, a scholarship fundraiser for The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. Renaissance era food provided by Bulls and Bears. Cash bar. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $75; $65, alumni. Call 240-527-2728 or go to

Sinatra, Elvis and Broadway
Tim Rotz presents a variety show featuring classics of Frank Sinatra, Broadway, gospel and a variety of country artists. Proceeds benefit Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $15; $5 for BISFA students. Call 301-790-3500 or go to

Chili Cook-off
Food, vendors and beer and live music by Joe Taxi and Chef Eric Group. Vote for your favorite chili. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. $5; free for children younger than 7. Call 304-262-4200, email or go to

Showcase of Marching Bands
Participating schools are: Hancock High School Panther Band (host band), Clear Spring High School Blazer Band, Boonsboro High School Warrior Band, North Hagerstown High School Hub Band, Smithsburg High School Leopard Band, South Hagerstown High School Rebel Band and Williamsport High School Blue Band. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9; gates open at 5:45 p.m. South Hagerstown High School stadium, 1101 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $4, advance; $5, at the gate. Senior Citizen Gold Cards will be honored. Rain date, Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The Five Free

Wine tastings, local artists, shopping, live entertainment with Rudy and the Bluefish, and pumpkin decorating for kids. Kiwanis Club will collect non-perishable food items in front of E.L.M. Department Store. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in downtown Greencastle, Pa. Go to

Iron industry
On Saturday, Waynesboro Area Industrial Heritage Museum invites the public to the final scheduled day of its 2012 exhibit, which explores the impact of the region’s iron industry. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the museum, 235 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-4460.

Open studio
Metal sculptor Scott Cawood welcomes visitors to his house and studio to talk art and show works in progress. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Cawood Studio, 3829 Harpers Ferry Road, south of Sharpsburg. Free. Go to

Apple Butter Festival
Apple butter in copper kettles, parade on Saturday at 9 a.m., hog-calling contest on Sunday afternoon, farmers market and musical entertainment including Hillbilly Huxters, Critton Hollow String Band and Banana Express. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 800-447-8797 or go to

Christian storytelling soiree
The public is invited to tell stories of three, seven or 15 minutes. Guest presenter Phyllis Washington. Teaching sessions. Refreshments. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Social Hall of John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Register at

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