Staff picks: Weekend of June 27

June 26, 2013
  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races presents a touring version of the TV game show The Price is Right Friday through Sunday. Audience members can win prizes and cash. A nationwide touring version of Americas longest-running television game show. Pat Finn hosts.
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The Top Five things to do

Greek tragedy

Friday through Sunday, the Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players bring Sophocles’ play, “Electra,” to the stage in Shepherdstown, W.Va. 8 p.m., Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29; and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Shepherd University, Reynolds Hall, 213 N. King St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $5; $2, students; free, Shepherd students. Call 304-876-5208 or email

 ‘The Price is Right’ stage show

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races presents a touring version of the TV game show “The Price is Right” Friday through Sunday. Audience members can win prizes and cash. A nationwide touring version of America’s longest-running television game show. Pat Finn hosts. 5 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29; 5 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets start at $25. Go to

Mountaintop Heritage Days


On Saturday, Fort Ritchie in Cascade hosts a festival of local history and heritage, with a parade, live music, boating on Lake Royer, World War II living history encampment and much more. Parade starts at 9 a.m. at the National Book Network’s parking lot in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and ending at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. Food, crafts and business vendors. Salute to military with the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Color Guard Team and Williamsport Community Band at 8 p.m. Children’s games and activities (50 tickets for $20; three to five tickets per activity). Boating on Lake Royer ($5 per person). Civil War living history encampment and historical displays; World War II living history and historical displays; fifth annual Mountain Thunder Car; steam engine displays; fireworks at dark. Food will be sold. Fort Ritchie, Cascade. $5 parking per vehicle. Go to

Piano recital and brunch 

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown hosts a brunch and piano recital with Thomas Pandolfi on Sunday. Brunch and meet-and-greet with Thomas Pandolfi will be followed by a concert. Noon to 4 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. $35; $30 museum members. Seats for brunch and concert in the Bowman Gallery limited to 100. Concert-only seating in Kerstein Gallery is $10; $5 museum members. For reservations, call 301-739-5727.

 ‘Dames at Sea’

Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa., presents its production of “Dames at Sea,” a tap-dancing spoof of 1930s Busby Berkley-style movie-musical spectaculars. Continues through Sunday, July 7. Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, Pa. No children younger than 5 admitted. $29.50 to $59.50. Call 717-352-2164 or go to

 Top Five Free

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

Authentic Community Theatre will present an acted-out story based on “Jack and the Beanstalk.” 11 a.m. Friday, June 28. Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. Call 301-491-7228 or email or go to

Learning to be real

The Greencastle Amateur Players present “Pinocchio” Friday through Sunday on the stage at Jerome R. King Playground in Greencastle, Pa. 6 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, June 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Jerome R. King Playground, 240 N. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, as seating is limited. Call 717-331-0961 or email Go to

Brass band concert

On Sunday, Hagerstown Municipal Band will play selections such as “Anchor’s Aweigh March,” “Tiptoe Through the Tubas” and other arrangements for brass band at Peter Buys Band Shell at Hagerstown’s City Park. 7:30 p.m. City Park’s Peter Buys Band Shell, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Go to

Military band concert

Hagerstown Community College present a concert Monday by the Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic Alumni Amphitheater. 6:15 p.m. Hagerstown Community College’s Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2346 or go to

Gospel concert

On Wednesday, Touchdown Sunset praise band brings their gospel music to Peter Buys Band Shell in Hagerstown’s City Park. 7 p.m. Peter Buys Band Shell, City Park, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call Jenny, 301-791-5464.

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