Staff picks for Aug. 1 to 7

August 01, 2013
  • Jessie Hogbin, left, Jasmine Miller and Amanda Padrutt recieve red ribbons for their outfits at the 2012 Berkeley County Youth Fair style show. The 2013 Berkeley County Youth Fair opens Saturday, Aug. 3, at Berkeley County Fairgrounds in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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The Top Five

Clear Spring Carnival
The week-long carnival continues through Saturday, Aug. 3, with nightly entertainment: The Incredible Driftin Whistle Pigs, country, Thursday, Aug. 1; Staff Infection, classic rock, Friday, Aug. 2; The Reagan Years, ’80s band, Saturday, Aug. 3. Shows at 7 and 10 p.m. rain or shine. Rides open at 6 p.m. Clear Spring Carnival Grounds, Big Spring Road, Clear Spring. Go to

Berkeley County Youth Fair
The fair opens Friday, Aug. 2, with the Miss Youth Fair Contest. The 4-H style show is Saturday, Aug. 3, and a Christian music festival is Sunday, Aug. 4. Activities continue through Saturday, Aug. 10, at Berkeley County Fairgrounds, 2419 Golf Course Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to

Outdoor movies
On Friday, Aug. 2, Maryland International Film Festival Hagerstown will screen seven short films from the 2013 festival lineup. The showing will be outdoors at University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown. Beer, wine and snacks will be sold. Bring a blanket or chair. 9 to 11 p.m. University Plaza, West Washington Street, downtown Hagerstown. $5. Go to

Smithsburg Carnival
The Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival begins Monday, Aug. 5. Nightly entertainment includes: Karaoke contest, Monday; SkweezPlay, ’70s and ’80s variety, Tuesday, Aug. 6; Richie Fields from Nashville, Wednesday, Aug. 7; Confederate Railroad, country, Thursday, Aug. 8; Center of Gravity, country, Friday, Aug. 9; UnWouNd, country, southern rock and blues, Saturday, Aug. 10. Fireworks, Tuesday, Aug. 6, after sunset. Shows at 7 and 10 p.m. nightly. Smithsburg Carnival grounds behind fire department, 22 N. Main St., Smithsburg. Pre-paid ride-all-night-tickets, $12; $20 at the gate. For information, go to

What a circus
Totem Pole Playhouse opens its next show, “Barnum,” Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the theater in Fayetteville, Pa. The show features clowns, jugglers, tightrope walkers and the love story of P.T. Barnum and his wife, Charity. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 18. Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, Pa. Tickets start at $39.50. Go to or call 717-352-2164.

Top Five Free

Renfrew gallery show
Renfrew Museum in Waynesboro, Pa., opens a display of work by local artist Robert Morrow Thursday, Aug. 1. Continues through August. Renfrew Museum’s changing gallery, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Admission is free to the changing gallery only. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 717-762-4723 or go to

Toni Saylor Concert Series
Williamsport Community Band will perform standards and big band music Thursday, Aug. 1, at War Memorial Park, Tennessee Avenue, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Rain or shine. Go to

‘Art Past and Art Present’
On Friday, Washington County Arts Council holds a reception to open a show of paintings by Robert Preszler will be on display. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, Sept. 3. Washington County Arts Council, 34-36 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 301-791-3132 or go to

Ghost tour of City Park
Local resident and actor Michael Heyser will present a ghost tour at City Park. 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at City Park, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-379-8577, ext. 180, or email

Celebrating Greencastle’s past
Greencastle Old Home Week begins on Sunday, Aug. 4, with an antique car show on the square, noon to 4 p.m.; cantata “The Torch is Passed” at Greencastle-Antrim school complex, 4:45 to 7:30 p.m.; Music on the square, 7 to 10 p.m.; unofficial opening on the square, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Continues Monday, Aug. 5, with Town and Township Tours leaving from Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School, 1 p.m.; flower show at First United Methodist Church, 1 to 8 p.m.; adult dance at Rescue Hose Co. Special Events Center, 8 to 11 p.m.; music on the square, 8 to 11 p.m. Downtown Greencastle, Pa. For a complete schedule, go to

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