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Slugs, bugs and bad to the bone in the Tri-State

Slugs, bugs and bad to the bone in the Tri-State

George Thorogood coming to Luhrs Center

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — George Thorogood and The Destroyers are scheduled to perform at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Since 1975, they’ve sold more than 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on Saturday Night Live, and became mainstays of radio, MTV, and stages worldwide for more than two generations.

In 2019, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock has featured Thorogood and his longtime band — Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone).

A portion of proceeds from every date on the Good To Be Bad Tour will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Tickets cost $66, $56 and $46, and can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center box office at 717-477-7469 or visiting www.luhrscenterbox .asp?p=632

Pry House to host Antietam Battlefield guide presentations

Historian and Antietam Battlefield guide Steve Stotelmyer will discuss the historical accomplishments and myths surrounding Major General George B. McClellan on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m., at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum.

For most, the story of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George B. McClellan in the Maryland Campaign of 1862 has been little more than a caricature pitting Robert the Bold against George the Timid. The accepted stereotype of George McClellan as the slow, overly cautious timid commander who did not want to fight has assumed the status of historical consensus. Stotelmyer will contribute to an accurate historical account of McClellan’s accomplishments during the campaign and debunk the myths surrounding McClellan.

Stotelmyer, a lifetime student of the Maryland Campaign, is a native of Hagerstown. He currently serves as a volunteer and tour guide at Antietam National Battlefield and as a part-time volunteer and historical consultant for the South Mountain State Battlefield. He is the author of “The Bivouacs of the Dead: The Story of Those Who Died at Antietam and South Mountain,” and the recently published, “Too Useful To Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam.”

At 3:30 p.m., John Michael Priest, a historian and Antietam Battlefield guide, will present “Where in the world is General Mansfield?”

General Joseph Mansfield has had the historical misfortune of being allegedly mortally wounded in six different locations on Antietam battlefield. Two regiments — the 10th Maine and the 125th Pennsylvania have claimed to come to his assistance. Somewhere between the two accounts lies the truth. John Michael Priest will seek to clarify the conclusion and analyze the varying accounts of General Mansfield’s wounding in his presentation.

Priest is a retired high school history teacher and has been interested in Civil War history from an early age. His many books include “Antietam: The Soldiers’ Battle,” “Before Antietam: The Battle for South Mountain,” “Nowhere to Run: The Wilderness, May 4th & 5th, 1864,” “Victory Without Triumph: The Wilderness, May 6th & 7th, 1864,” and “Into the Fight: Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg.” His newest work, “Stand to It and Give Them Hell!” chronicles the fighting on July 2, 1863, from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top from the perspectives of the soldiers who fought the battle.

Each presentation is a pay-what-you-please event. There is a $3 suggested donation to tour the Pry House Field Hospital Museum.

Members access events and tours for free. The Pry House is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

For more information, visit or contact Rachel Moses at rachel.moses@civil

Church to host Slugs & Bugs Live

A family Bible concert geared toward to elementary school-aged children and their parents is coming to Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Slugs & Bugs Live is a joy-filled musical experience featuring animated videos, energetic vocals, and piano, guitar and mandolin instrumentals.

Randall Goodgame, a former “Silly Song” writer for VeggieTales and worship pastor, is the driving force behind Slugs & Bugs. Goodgame has taken the live concert to more than 39 states and 10 countries, while videos have surpassed 4.7 million views on YouTube.

Age-appropriate Gospel encouragements are woven throughout the concert with music ranging from bluegrass to folk-pop to arena rock.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available weekdays at the church office or online at

For more information, call the church office at 717-762-2991 or visit

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