Arts briefs

February 06, 2006

Bands invite new players

Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education is calling all amateur musicians who would like the opportunity to meet other musicians and have some music-making fun.

The New Horizons Strings is an all-string chamber ensemble that meets for lessons from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in HCC's Kepler Theater.

The New Horizons Band is open to all instruments and meets for group lessons/ensembles from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Paramount Brethren in Christ Church. This group also performs at different events throughout the community.

Students need to provide their own instrument and members of the New Horizons Band will need a portable music stand. To learn more, call 301-790-2800, ext. 582. To register, call ext. 236.


Estate-planning talk set

WILLIAMSPORT - Carlos R. Vasquez, certified financial planner, and Sean Mitchell, estate planning specialist, will present "The Ten Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Williamsport Retirement Village's Twin Oaks Assisted Living, 154 N. Artizan St. The program is free.

Seating is limited, call 301-223-7971 for reservations.

The stars come out in Pa.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Dibert Planetarium will present "Will the real nebula please stand up?" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Franklin Science Center at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive.

The program will include a showing inside the planetarium and a telescopic look at the great Orion Nebula.

Admission is $1. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 1-717-477-1202, ext. 1491 or e-mail

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