Five for your planner: Wednesday, Aug. 28

August 27, 2013
  • Joe Nichols headlines a country music concert Saturday, Aug. 31, at the American Legion grounds in Greencastle, Pa. Appearing with Nichols are Chris Woodward, Shindiggin, Brittany Taylor and Striking Matches.
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1. Country music festival
Joe Nichols, left, Chris Woodward, top right, with Shindiggin, Brittany Taylor, lower right, and Striking Matches will perform. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at American Legion grounds, 4775 Williamson Road, Greencastle, Pa. $20. Purchase tickets at or call 717-597-9954.

2. Corn festival fun
Shippensburg Corn Festival live music, dance, crafts, vendors, food all related to corn. Entertainment includes Midlife Cowboys, Shippensburg German Band, Caribbean rhythms by Nancy and Jody, belly dancers, brass, cloggers, swing and more. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Corn eating contest at 11:30 a.m. Downtown Shippensburg, Pa. Park at Shippensburg Fairgrounds for a fee and use the free shuttles to King Street. Go to

3. Patsy Cline songs
The concert will feature Sandy Uttley, pictured, and Carol Glass and Mike Cooper, singing the songs of Patsy Cline. 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Troubadour, 25 Troubadour Lane, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. $5 or $8. Call 304-258-9381.

4. Star gazing
Learn the basics of sky navigation and telescope use while looking through Fort Frederick State Park’s 10-inch reflecting telescope Saturday, Aug. 31, if weather is clear. Visitors may set up their own viewing devices before dusk. The park is at 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. $3, fee per carload; $5 out-of-state. Call 301-842-2155.

5. Art in the hospital
Artwork by Ruth Durbin is on display and for sale during the month of September in the hallway near the information desk at Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. A portion of the proceeds benefits Meritus Medical Center. Call 301-790-8144.

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