Staff picks: Top events for Aug. 15 to 21

August 14, 2013
  • Doleman Black Heritage Museum presents a free jazz concert Thursday, Aug. 15, at University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown. The lineup includes Phillip "Doc" Martin, shown, plus ReFreshed Band and OTB Jazz Band.
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The Top Five

Free jazz concert
The lineup includes Phillip Doc Martin, ReFreshed Band and OTB Jazz Band. Bring a lawn chair. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at University Plaza, 32 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-797-5019 or email

Blues in Hancock
The Rhythm Kings will perform. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Hancock Performing Arts Center, 126 W. High St., Hancock. Freewill donation. Call 301-678-5719.

Oldest in the state
From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, Hagerstown’s historic City Farmers Market celebrates its 230th birthday with cake, children’s activities, giveaways and more. Go to

DogFest Weekend
Activities for dogs, dog owners and dog lovers, including blessing of dogs, dog shows and demonstrations by trainers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18. Downtown, German Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Call 304-876-2786 or email

Jefferson County Fair
Dirt drag racing and 4-H rocket launching on Sunday, Aug. 18, opens the Jefferson County Fair at the fairgrounds in Kearneysville, W.Va. Entertainment during the week includes monster trucks, Tuesday, Aug. 20; Cazhmiere (Led Zeppelin tribute band), Wednesday, Aug. 21; demolition derbies, Thursday, Aug. 22; timber sports competition, Friday, Aug. 23; livestock auction, Saturday, Aug. 24. Ride all night for one price Monday, Aug. 19, Wednesday, Aug. 21. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1707 Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, W.Va. $5, ages 16 and older; $3, ages 6 to 15; free for ages 5 and younger. No additional charge for grandstand. Free parking. For a complete schedule, go to

The Five Free

Thunder on the Mountain
On Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, Civil War re-enactors portraying Union and Confederate infantry, cavalry and artillery units will re-create the fighting at Fox’s Gap during the 1862 Battle of South Mountain. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Intersection of Reno Monument Roiad and Lamb’s Knoll Road. Free. Call 301-4320-4042.

Boogie woogie
Daryl Davis Band will perform the final concert in the summer concert series. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Berkeley Springs State Park, 2 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Free. Call 304-258-2300 or go to

MusicFest 2013
On Saturday, Aug. 17, New Covenant Fellowship Independent Church hosts a Christian music festival, featuring activities for all ages, pig roast, food, games, inflatables. Entertainment includes Degrees of Freedom, Seven X Seventy, Daniel’s Vision, Men in Black and Cover Girls. 1 to 7 p.m. New Covenant Fellowship Independent Church, 18310 Breathedsville Road, Boonsboro. Free. Call 240-527-0460 or email

Open Airplane Afternoon
To coincide with National Aiviation Day, Hagerstown Aviation Museum holds an open house. Visitors can climb aboard airplanes built in Hagerstown, including Fairchild C-82 and Fairchild C-119 “Flying Boxcar,” and look at a 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, rain or shine. Hagerstown Aviation Museum, 14235 Oak Springs Road, off Basore Drive, near Hagerstown Regional Airport, north of Hagerstown. Free admission. Call 301-733-8717 or go to

Military band
The U.S. Navy’s Country Current will perform country and bluegrass music. 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Hagerstown Community College’s Alumni Amphitheater, Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Call 240-500-2346 or go to

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