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Drew Carey isn’t the host and there won’t be TV cameras, but fans of “The Price Is Right” can come to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races this week to be part of a live stage version of long-running TV game show.

To celebrate its 40th year on television, “TPIR” has been offering special shows at casinos, theaters and other spots around the country. Shows happen in Charles Town at 5 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday and at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Those attending the Charles Town shows could be selected to “Come On Down!” and win cash and prizes in games such as Plinko, Cliffhangers, the Big Wheel, Showcase and more. Tickets start at $25. To learn more, call 800-795-7001 or go online to



Looking for some farm-fresh food to kick off the weekend? Visit the Charles Town Farmers Market along the 100 block of South Samuel Street from 8 a.m. to noon or Shepherdstown’s Morgans Grove Market (next to Morgans Grove Park on Kearneysville Pike) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on Charles Town’s market, email or call 304-579-0924. To learn more about MGM, find it on Facebook or call organizer Peter Corum at 304-283-2467.


Shepherdstown’s Clarion Hotel hosts the 12th-annual Don Redman Heritage Awards, with jazz legends Buster Cooper and Eddie Gomez set to pick up the honor named for the late Redman, a native of Mineral County and Storer College grad who found fame as a jazz bandleader, composer, musician and arranger. The 6 p.m. event – put on by the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park – also includes a free concert, with trombonist Cooper and double bassist Gomez being backed up by the Howard Burns Quartet. For details, call the park’s Information Center at 304-535-6029.


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