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October Events - City of Hagerstown
Last two Friday’s and Saturday’s in October: the 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th.
Scares of the Season: City Park and Hager House Ghost Tours
Hagerstown City Park’s most haunting days of the year have arrived; Hager House and City Park ghost tours are planned for the final two weekends in October. Tour dates are scheduled for the last two Friday’s and Saturday’s in October: the 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th.
Enter the abode of city founder Jonathan Hager and be led through the limestone fortress of 1740 by historically-clad guides. Experience more stories under the stars while strolling through City Park’s walking ghost tours led by a descendent of early Hagerstown settlers.
This uniquely paired package is sure to entertain, thrill and chill both skeptics and believers. Three nightly tours beginning at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m. are available at discounted rates to those who purchase tickets in advance. Hear the phenomenal accounts of witnesses, and judge for yourself if you dare, the truth behind history’s mysteries.
Advanced reservations are recommended as Hager House tours are limited to 20 guests per group and City Park walking tours are limited to 30 guests per group. Visitors may choose one tour for $5, or book both Hager House and City Park walking tours for $9 by calling in advance at: 301-739-8577, ext. 170. Registration can also be made online at www.hagerstownmd.org/cityparkghosttours. On-site admission is $6 per tour or $11 for both. Guests can register for tours at a table located outside the Hager House. Spaces are limited for on-site registration, so be sure to book a spot early and save!
The City of Hagerstown's Parks & Recreation Division and the Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st group have teamed up to offer affordable rates for thrill seekers looking to experience both tours. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the preservation of the Hager House and community enhancement efforts of the Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st group.
Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate dress for the weather is recommended. Parking is available on Key Street in the City Park parking lot across from the Hager House. Will you sense the presence of those who cannot be seen? It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss!
Reservations for the tours are now being accepted. Register online at: www.hagerstownmd.org/cityparkghosttours or contact 301-739-8577, ext. 170.
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|Saturday, October 5th through October 19th||
City Jazz Nights Continue in October
Local musicians will perform in Public Square and various downtown restaurants
Jazz is coming to Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District this October! The Downtown Alliance presents City Jazz Nights to continue on Saturday, October 5th through October 19th. The Downtown Alliance is a group of business and property owners, residents, nonprofit organizations and houses of worship that work together to enhance City Center Hagerstown.
The Howard Burns Trio kicked off the series with a performance at Bulls & Bears Pub & Eatery at 38 South Potomac Street this past Saturday, September 28th.
The K.B. Project will be playing at The Broad Axe at 28 West Franklin Street on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The group consists of players who have been performing jazz together for approximately 10 years, but they decided to take a new approach with this project and have concentrated on groove. They write original songs and re-arrange covers to meet their need to give people an excuse to listen to good music.
The Kerensa Gray Jazz Trio will be playing music on Saturday, October 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Gourmet Goat at 41 North Potomac Street. She will be accompanied by keyboard player Beth Trez & bassist Stephen Synk. Kerensa Gray's music finds balance in her ability to skillfully interweave melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a sound that is undeniably and uniquely her own.
On the final night of the series, Tim Jenkins featuring Howard B. will be performing at 28 South at 28 South Potomac Street from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. A guitarist and composer, Jenkins has released eight albums of critically-acclaimed original compositions and is always at work on more.
Each Saturday there will be additional local musicians playing in Public Square from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
"We are very glad to be collaborating with the City of Hagerstown," stated Downtown Alliance Spokesperson Francine Donachie. "It is important to continue to have music and other forms of art featured in the Hagerstown Arts and Entertainment District. The Downtown Alliance will continue to work on positive events and programs for City Center Hagerstown."
The event is co-sponsored by the Hagerstown Arts and Entertainment District and supported by the City of Hagerstown.
|Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday, October 31st||
Utility Relief Fair
The City of Hagerstown is providing funds to assist residents who may have difficulty paying their heating bills. Residents can apply for the funds at the Utility Relief Fair on Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday, October 31st at City Hall. The Fair is being held in the fourth floor conference room from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. both days. Residents will need to complete an application and meet eligibility requirements to qualify. Applications are available at the fair and online at http://www.hagerstownmd.org/index.aspx?nid=787.
More than $10,000 is available for distribution to residents in the city of Hagerstown through the Utility Relief Fund. Interested applicants should bring a photo ID and any notices for termination of electric utilities.
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