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March 24, 2007

Meet the Author

C.W. Whitehair, author of the historical novel "Sabers & Roses," will speak about his book and sign copies during a Meet the Author event. Today, 11 a.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Anthem tryouts

The Hagerstown Suns will hold open auditions for the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the 2007 season. Participants must either sing the national anthem without instrumental accompaniment or play it with an instrument. Singers are permitted to try out individually or in groups. Ages 18 and younger must have a parent or guardian present to sign the registration form. All winners must provide their own transportation to the game. Today, 8 a.m., registration; auditions begin at 10 a.m. Food court at Valley Mall, Halfway.

Hagerstown Speedway

Late models and Octoberfest qualifier, small block modified, 30 laps each. Today, 1 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. $15 or $20. Rain date is Sunday. Rescheduled from March 10. Call 301-582-0640, send an to e-mail to or go to


MasterWorks IV

"An Elegant Evening of Berlioz and Brahms," performed by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, includes Symphony No. 1 in C minor by Johannes Brahms and the Overture from Hector Berlioz's "Beatrice et Benedict." Mezzosoprano Susanne Mentzer joins the MSO to perform Berlioz's song cycle "Les Nuits d't." Today, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $21 to $79 and are available at MSO box office at 30 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown or by calling 301-797-4000.

A Celebration of Strings

Catriona McKay, Chris Stout and Steve Schneider will perform. Workshops will be given for harp, hammered dulcimer, fiddle and mixed instruments. Today, 8 p.m. Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) Junior High School. $15, adults; $12, seniors; $10, Shepherdstown Music and Dance members; $6, children and students. Call 304-263-2531 or go to

Sandburg reading

The Trinity Players of Waynesboro, Pa., will present a reading of "The World of Carl Sandburg," drawn from the book by Norman Corwin. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown.

Orchestra performance

The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra will bring its unique sound and arrangements of classical music, show tunes, marches and a variety of light classical and popular tunes. Sunday, 3 p.m. Wilson College, Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $7 to $14. For tickets or information, call 717-262-2003, send an e-mail to or go to

Music series

The Children's Symphonic Orchestra will perform during a Shepherdstown Chamber Music Series concert. Sunday, 4 p.m. The Station at Shepherdstown (W.Va.). Tickets cost $10; free for ages 9 and younger and ages 61 and older. Call 304-876-9900.

The Knight Family

The Knight Family will present a gospel concert. Sunday, 6 p.m. Boonsboro Family Worship Center, 8605 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Call 301-797-5287.

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