Weekend Calendar

February 23, 2008

NASA's probe to Mercury

Neal Bachtell, local resident and NASA staff member, will talk about and show photos of the recent NASA fly-by of Mercury. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 West Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7; free for children younger than 2. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

'See How They Run'

The Potomac Playmakers present this hilarious British farce. 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, Feb. 29, and Saturday, Mar. 1; 3 p.m. Sunday. The Women's Club, 31 S. Prospect St. $16 for adults, $14 for seniors/students. For tickets call 301-797-8182.

Book author

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War will present Bruce Levine, the 2007 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship winner. Levine received the award for his book "Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War." 7 p.m. today. Shepherd University George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. Call 304-876-5429.


Black History Month speakers

The Precious Jewels will make a presentation. Presentations are appropriate for all ages. Free. 3 to 5 p.m. today. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail, or go to

Antiques and collectibles show

INWOOD, W.Va. - Coins, antiques and collectibles. Food will be sold. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. St. Leo Catholic Church, 2109 Sulphur Springs Road. Free admission. Call Chuck or Connie Quigley at 304-229-5885.

Black History Month program

Psyche Williams-Forson will talk about "Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food and Power." Williams-Forson will examine the complex role of the chicken in African American life, paying special attention to the connection between chickens and African American women. 3 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free with ticket. For reservations, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Promisedland Quartet

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Promisedland Quartet, a southern gospel all-male quartet will perform. 6 p.m. Sunday. Marlowe Assembly of God, 9045 Williamsport Pike. Freewill offering. Call 304-274-2474.

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