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Staff picks: July 11

July 10, 2013
  • Christian Lopez and Joe Taxi perform folk-roots music. 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, War Memorial Park, Tennessee Avenue, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Rain or shine. Go to www.mbcparks-rec.org.
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The Top Five

Franklin County Fair

The Franklin County Fair continues through Saturday, with special events and evening entertainment daily. Highlights include: The Silver Eagle Band, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11; truck and tractor pull, 7 p.m. Friday, July 12; Family Fun Day, Demolition Derby, 7 p.m., Joe Bonson and Coffee Run Band, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Rides, 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. Franklin County Fair, 3725 Warm Springs Road, Chambersburg, Pa. $10 car load; $5 walk-in and single admission, except Friday, July 12, $10, ages 13 and older; $3, ages 5 to 12; free for ages 4 and younger; Saturday, July 13, free admission until 1:30 p.m., then $10 car load; $5 walk-in and single admission. Go to www.franklincountyfair.org.

Arts and crafts fair

On Saturday, July 13,Caledonia State Park in Fayetteville, Pa., hosts a crafts show with 150 crafters and artists,  including jewelry, pottery, baskets, southwestern crafts, birdhouses, handcrafted furniture and more. Island Fusion will present live music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food will be sold. The Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville, Pa. Call 717-352-2161.

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Thousands of flowers

Hillbilly Daylilies holds its annual Bloomin’ Bash — more than 350 varieties of daylilies on display — Saturday, July 13, at its flower farm in Bunker Hill, W.Va. Drymill Road, Circa Blue and Bud’s Collective will perform bluegrass music. Antique tractors and steam engines will be on display and daylilies will be for sale. Berkeley-Jefferson Master Gardener Association will offer gardening information and answer questions. Vendors will sell items included pottery, cacti and succulents. Workshops will be presented. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hillbilly Daylilies, 1105 Giles Mill Road, Bunker Hill, W.Va. $10; $5, ages 6 to 12; free for children 4 and younger. Call 304-229-6698 or go to www.hillbillydaylilies.com.

Tractor pull

Washington County Agricultural Education Center hosts a tractor and truck pull Saturday, Jul 13, including super-stock/pro-stock tractors, super-modified two-wheel-drive trucks, multi-engine modified tractors and more.  6 p.m. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Meet and greet from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Hoffman Dodge. Pull rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14. $15 per person; free for ages 10 and younger. Call 301-573-1990.

Carnival

Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 opens its annual carnival Monday with nightly entertainment at the Special Events Center grounds in Greencastle, Pa. Entertainment includes The Starlighters, Monday, July 15; Circa Blue, Tuesday, July 16; karaoke for those 18 and older, Wednesday, July 17; youth karaoke Thursday, July 18; Alex Hilton Band, Friday, July 19; and Rudy and the Bluefish, Saturday, July 20. Special Events Center grounds, 407 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. Go to www.rescuehose.com.

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Martinsburg concert series

Thursday, July 11, at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, W.Va., Christian Lopez and Joe Taxi perform folk-roots music. 7 p.m. War Memorial Park, Tennessee Avenue, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Rain or shine. Go to www.mbcparks-rec.org.

W.Va. film festival

On Friday, July 12, Cut to the Chase Film Festival presents Movies on the Wall, a collection of short films produced by kids, at Shepherdstown Public Library. Friday: Open party and festival premiere. 7 to 10 p.m. Bellevue, 292 Shepherd Grade Road, near Shepherdstown, W.Va. $20. Friday:Movies on the Wall. Kids’ entries. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Shepherdstown Public Library, 100 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Saturday, July 13: Screening I, 1 p.m.; screening II, 4 p.m.; screening III with finals, judging and award ceremony, 7 p.m. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $8, screening I; $8, screening II; $10, screening III. Sunday, July 14: Rewind Sunday. Screening I, noon; screening II and People’s Choice Awards to be announced, 3 p.m. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $8, per screening. Call 304-283-8353, email c2cfilmfestival@gmail.com or go to C2CFilmFestival.com.

Blues in the park 

Blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins and the Chesapeake Sheiks will perform Saturday, July 13, at Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va.  5:30 p.m. Berkeley Springs State Park, Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Free. Rain location is Star Theatre. Call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.

Speed-hiking author

On Sunday, July 14, author Jennifer Pharr Davis will talk about her record-setting, 46-day hike on the Appalachian Trail and sign books.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; presentation at 2 p.m. Appalachian Trail Conservancy, 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Go to www.appalachiantrail.org/events.

Jazz & Poetry

On Sunday, July 14, Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery in downtown Hagerstown hosts its monthly jazz and poetry get-together, with Art Page on piano and Merlin Hernandez reading her poems.  2 to 4 p.m. Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. To participate, call 301-791-6191 or email ronlytle3@netzero.net


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