Arts and entertainment today

February 03, 2008

Lafayette M. Hershaw: Pioneer for Freedom

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Lafayette M. Hershaw devoted his life to making a difference in the lives of fellow African Americans. As a founding member of the Niagara Movement, he helped to shape the modern civil rights era. Opening and reception 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Second floor of John Brown Museum, Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout February. Call 304-535-6029.

Chocolate & more

Jean-Jacques Butler, herbal medicine intern and wellness counselor, will talk about chocolate, which contains a powerful mixture of health-enhancing antioxidants. Limited tasting. 3 p.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Admission by free ticket. For reservations, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.


The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Recital Series will feature harpists Marian Hayes and Caroline Gregg. The program will include "La Joyeuse" by Jean Phillipe Rameau, "Claire de lune" by Claude Debussy, "La Mere L'oye" by Maurice Ravel, and others. 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to


World War posters

"Designing for Victory 19141945: Posters from the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center," features posters used by the military. Exhibit continues through today. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727.

'New Year - New Visions'

Tenth annual "New Year - New Visions" exhibit continues through today at Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-714-2278.

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