Loop briefs

October 04, 2007

Film Fest set

FREDERICK, Md. - The second annual "72 Film Fest" will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, and involve more than 30 filmmaking teams from Frederick and across the region.

During a 72-hour period from Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 7, filmmakers will write, direct and edit a short film based on secret criteria revealed at the 72 Film Fest Launch Party Thursday, Oct. 4. Each film turned in on time will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and will be shown Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Weinberg Center.

Prizes include the $500 grand prize and $250 challenge prize.

Filmmakers Clark Kline, Jason Streff and Salyer McLaughlin formed 72 Film Fest with the goal to bring under-screened and independent films to the people of Frederick, and to provide an outlet for the creative community by hosting challenges in the fields of filmmaking, writing and other arts.

The film fest begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Weinberg Center. Award ceremony follows the screening with all members of the audience able to participate in the "audience favorite" award. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the Weinberg Box office on the Web at


For information go to or contact Clark Cline at 240-344-4380 or Jason Streff at 810-730-6771 or e-mail

New Year's Eve event

FREDERICK, Md. - Discounted tickets to Weinberg Center New Year's Eve Gala are available through Friday, Oct. 5.

The black tie party includes all of the glamour of old Hollywood with dancing to the 10-piece band Round Midnight, hors d'oeuvres and desserts catered by Canaps, an open bar, cocktail stations and a champagne toast, a Monte Carlo game room and cigar lounge, a multimedia midnight countdown show, party favors, surprises and more.

Early-bird tickets are $125 per person. On Oct. 6, the price goes up to $150 per person. VIP hotel and limo packages are also available. Purchase tickets at the Weinberg Center box office, by phone at 301-600-2828 or on the Web at www.Wein As a benefit for the nonprofit Weinberg Center for the Arts Inc., a portion of all ticket prices are tax-deductible. For information, call the Weinberg Center box office at 301-600-2828 or Karen at 301-694-0273, ext. 210.

Book sale benefit

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, Pa., and several area Lutheran churches will sponsor their third annual used book sale, Nov. 1 to 3.

Used books can be donated by Oct. 20 at any of the following locations:

· Trinity Lutheran Church, Jason Drive, Greencastle, Pa.: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon

· Habitat for Humanity, 23 N. Third St., Chambersburg, Pa.: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

· Sunnyway Foods, Chambersburg and Greencastle locations

· Office of Carolyn Horst, 32 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle

· Office of Charles Strausbaugh, 45 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa.

· First National Bank of Mercersburg, Mercersburg office and 821 S. Washington St., Greencastle

Reader's Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias, textbooks and any books that smell musty or smoky will not be accepted.

For more information, call Trinity Lutheran Church at 717-597-9348, or Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County at 717-267-1899.

Artists' challenge opens Oct. 5

The second annual "Paws for Art" artists' challenge will open this week, cosponsored by Howard's Art Supplies & Frames and Washington County Arts Council.

Local artists have painted about 100 5-inch-by-7-inch canvases. Howard's has framed these free of charge.

A reception and silent auction will open an exhibit of the paintings at Howard's from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The public is invited.

The paintings will hang at Howard's, 1256 Dual Highway, from Saturday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 12. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the exhibit and silent auction will move to Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., in downtown Hagerstown.

Bidding on paintings will continue through Saturday, Nov. 10. The people's choice award winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Howard's.

All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

For more information, call Howard's at 301-733-2722 or Washington County Arts Council at 301-791-3132.

Call for entries

Area photographers are invited to submit black and white images for a juried photo show at Contemporary School for the Art and Gallery.

The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 17. Entries will be judged by local professional photographers Sterling "Rip" Smith and Bruce Wilder.

Photos must be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, Nov 16, at the gallery. All images must be framed. The submission fee is $25 per artist. No more than three photos will be accepted per artist.

The winner of this show will be featured at a solo show at the gallery in 2008.

The gallery is at 4 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown. For more information, call the gallery at 310-791-6191 or e-mail

The Herald-Mail Articles