Out & About

February 07, 2004

'Murder at the Howard Johnson's'

Presented by Potomac Playmakers, the 1979 comedy is a story of extramarital affairs and murder plots among a dentist and his patients. Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Also Thursday, Feb. 12, Friday, Feb. 13, Saturday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Women's Club Auditorium, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. $12, adults; $10, students and senior citizens. Call 301-797-8182 for reservations. The play may be unsuitable for young children.

Ed and Eldred

Two members of Patent Pending will perform bluegrass music. Today, 8 p.m. Full Circle Cafe, Keedysville. $10 per person. Dinner available for an additional cost at 7 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Contact Cheryl Mansley-Ford at 1-304-876-2690 or send e-mail to

'Music Around the World'

Waynesboro Area Senior High School Band will perform. Pre-concert activities begin today at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria with musical acts and character waiters from different countries. Snacks and desserts will be served and a silent auction will be held. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School. Free. Call 1-717-762-8886.

Rock concert

Strawman, a Washington, D.C.-based band, will headline a four-band lineup - including local band My Winter Nerve, Westside Hero of Gaithersburg, Md., and Lennex of Ocean City, Md. Today, 6 p.m. Maugansville Ruritan Club, 18007 Maugans Ave., Hagerstown. Open to all ages. $5. Tickets are available at Randy's Paint & Decorating Center, 301 Franklin St., Hagerstown, or at on the Web.

Skate party

Includes a balloon drop with prizes, a hula hoop contest and more. Today, 1 to 4 p.m. Family Skating Center, 17333 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. $3 admission plus skate rental. Call 301-582-2020 or 1-866-SKATE-00.

All-night skate party

Includes beach-themed contests, games and prizes. Chaperoned by adults. Today, 8 p.m. to Sunday, 6 a.m. Family Skating Center, 17333 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. $15 admission includes regular skates for the entire evening; admission from 8 to 11:30 p.m. is $7 plus skates. Call 301-582-2020 or 1-866-SKATE-00.

'Bridge to Terabithia'

Katherine Paterson's Newberry-award winning novel is brought to the stage by The Fun Company, for children 9 years of age and older. Today, 2 p.m., continues Saturdays through Feb. 28. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. $8 and $10. Call 1-301-694-4744 or go on the Web to

Music by Fats Waller

The comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in "Ain't Misbehavin,'" a revue featuring music by Thomas "Fats" Waller. Today, 7:30 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. $15 to $30. Call 1-301-228-2828 or go on the Web to

Carillon concert

James W. Smith of Mercersburg, Pa., will perform. Sunday, 3 p.m. Mercersburg Academy chapel. Free. Call 1-717-328-6143.

Organ concert

Organist Shirley S. King and guest organist Jonathan Noel will perform on the historic Jardine Organ. Sunday, 3 p.m. Nicarry Meetinghouse, Brethren Home Community, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, Pa. Free. Call 1-717-624-5227.

First Glance Singles

Dance to the music of a DJ. Door prizes and casual dress. Open to ages 21 and older. Sunday, 6 to 10 p.m. Greencastle American Legion, South Carlisle Street, Greencastle, Pa. $5. Call 301-582-0103 or 1-717-597-9954.

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