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Weekend calendar

April 11, 2008

Singles dance

Alternative to the Bar Scene hosts a singles dance for ages 21 and older. DJ music, casual dress, cash bar, snacks and door prizes. 8 p.m. to midnight. Knights of Columbus, 20340 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. $4 members; $5 nonmembers. For directions and information, call 301-739-4113 or go to www.geocities.com/thealternativeinc.

Betty Lou's Got the Blues art show

An exhibit of Betty Lou Magoun's lifetime of work. Meet the artist, eat hors d'oeuvres and peruse the variety of styles while listening to the blues. Today, reception 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, April 29. Benjamin Art Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Hrothsvita plays to be presented

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players present three plays by Hrothsvita, a 10th-century German nun. Hrothsvita wrote plays with heroines who were strong spiritual women. Despite their spiritual theme, the plays have a definite sense of humor. 8 p.m. Today and April 18, and Saturday and April 19; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $5; $2 for Shepherd faculty and staff. Wednesday and Thursday performances are free for Shepherd students. Call Betty Ellzey at 304-876-5208.

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Maryland Theatre to host teen contest

Teens sing and compete. Saturday, 7 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at The Maryland Theatre or Washington County Free Library's Hagerstown branch.

Family concert

Aca-Perco with folk singer and songwriter Jennie Avila and percussionist and Hagerstown drum maker Stephen Wright. Geared for children in prekindergarten through elementary. A variety of unique instruments are showcased, including handmade ceramic drums, a snake-like kokiriko and a traditional conga. 11 a.m. to noon. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with complimentary admission to Discovery Station. Call Jennifer Silbert at 301-432-7984 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

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