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One million bricks. That's what remained of The Maryland Theatre after a fire damaged it in 1974 and it subsequently fell into disrepair. Luckily a local businessman, a funeral director, and a group called Citizens to Save The Maryland Theatre joined forces to rescue it from the scrap heap and revive its 1915 glory. Not only did they polish its arabesque proscenium arches, curved orchestra boxes, and medallion moulding, they straightened up all the other neoclassical and art-deco elements that fill its five stories. Today, thanks to their efforts and the fact that Americans haven't gotten bored with entertainment, the venue is once again a go-to spot for musicals, bands, and standup acts.

21 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown,
MD
US

From classical masterpieces to newly-composed commissions to free-wheeling pops concerts, Maryland Symphony Orchestra?ensures its seasons contain something for everyone. Special performances are staged especially with children and youth in mind, and an annual patriotic concert celebrates American history with an extra star-spangly program at the Antietam National Battlefield. The skilled musicians are guided by the baton of award-winning musical director Elizabeth Schulze.

30 W Washington St
Hagerstown,
MD
US

Imagine the piercing smell of rubber and hot asphalt, the roar of the stock-car's engine, and the splash of bright speed lines as you launch from the starting line. The licensed drivers of On Track Racing Experience introduce their clients to as many of these sensations as possible through ride-along and guided driving packages. After giving safety instruction in a brief driver orientation, staff let customers slip into the driver's seat of a late model two-seat stock car. During ride-along sessions, the driver always pushes the car to top speed and occasionally lets the passenger name it after their favorite grandmother. On Track Racing Experience conducts its pulse-pounding rides and drives at the 1/3 mile Evergreen Raceway Park, the 1/2 mile CNB Bank Raceway Park and at Jennerstown Speedway."

224 Race St.
Jennerstown,
PA
US

As vibrant and diverse as its inventory is, the Fine Arts Company has an unbending commitment to three specific colors: red, white, and blue. An exclusive showcase for items made in the USA, the company hand selects each of its featured pieces from American-based designers and artists, helping local artisans spread their work beyond the borders of their own communities. The ever-growing stock of unique gifts and collectibles ranges from ceramics, pottery, and wall art to jewelry and home accents made of glass.

But the company doesn't just support existing artists?it also helps everyday folks tap into their own creative talents through painting parties. During these BYOB events, experienced instructors lead students step-by-step through the creation of a one-of-a-kind work of art, imparting essential painting and beret-wearing tips along the way.

18031 Garland Groh Blvd.
Hagerstown,
MD
US

The state- and NRA-certified instructors at MMTA Firearms Training Academy put safety above all else. In accommodating students, they facilitate both mobile and onsite training in classes and private lessons. These gatherings take place at locales such as nearby ranges and hotel conference rooms, where the instructors lead courses such as the NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation along with lessons in specialized topics such as rifle shooting, personal protection, and training to become a range safety officer.

1718 Underpass Way
Hagerstown,
MD
US

The Hagerstown Suns?the Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals?have spent more than three decades regaling fans at Municipal Stadium. That's a long time for a minor league team to stay in one place, but it's just a blink of the eye for one of the nation's oldest minor-league ballparks. Municipal Stadium was built in 1930 in a span of six weeks, just in time for the start of the season that year. Today, the team showcases a roster of rising baseball stars trying to hit and field their way to the next level.

274 E Memorial Blvd.
Hagerstown,
MD
US