1. Meet the candidates. The Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club, at Md. 26 and Crum Road in Mount Pleasant, is hosting a political forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with the County Council candidates in District 4. For details, email email@example.com.
2. Get connected to fun at The Great Frederick Fair. This year marks the 152nd fair. At 5 p.m. Friday, the midway opens, and activities include the horse pull and 4-H Royalty contest. Saturday brings the goat and horse and pony shows, FMX Motorcycle Stunt Show, the Decorated Wagon Parade and Nashville recording artist Brantley Gilbert. Kenny Rogers takes the grandstand stage Sunday. For a detailed schedule, visit www.thegreatfrederickfair.com.
3. Friday night lights. This is week two of the county's high school football season. On Friday night, Catoctin is at Tuscarora, Century at Frederick; Westminster at Linganore; MSD at National Christian; Winters Mill at Middletown; South Carroll at Oakdale; Massanutten plays SJCP at McCurdy Field; TJ at South Hagerstown; North Hagerstown at Urbana; Walkersville at Liberty; and one Saturday night game, with Brunswick at Clear Spring. Go, teams!
4. FNP's first "members only" event. You have to be a Frederick News-Post member to attend this event that features DJ music and giveaways, including those famous FNP yardsticks. It's from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Great Frederick Fair, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Members can sign up for this event at FrederickNewsPost.com/memberevent or call 240-215-8569. Not a member? Call 301-662-1177 and press 2 to find out how you can become a member.
5. In The Street and Up the Creek. Two of downtown Frederick's largest festivals take place Saturday. Market Street is blocked off to traffic and into themed-blocks for In The Street, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the arts, sports, health, kids, going green, public safety weddings and history, and six stages of live entertainment, from local artists to Nashville recording artist Jeremy McComb on the Second Street Stage. Up the Creek Party follows In The Street, at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater from 5 to 9 p.m. Details in the Sept. 4 edition of 72 Hours or at www.celebratefrederick.com.
6. Home of the Brave. This event at Mount Olivet Cemetery will include a candlelight wagon-led walking tour of selected War of 1812 veteran graves within the cemetery, at 515 S. Market St., Frederick. The tour will include the grave of Francis Scott Key. The program will feature the spoken word and musical selections, along with a roll call. Events are 7 to 10:15 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.