Around South Hagerstown

January 05, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-991-4103


Welcome to 2009. Well, the holidays are behind us now, the kids are back in school and routines are getting back to normal.

Cooking demo set for Thursday

The Women's Club will host a cooking demonstration by Chef John Walla of Black Eyed Susan Restaurant Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown.

Admission is $12 and payment will be accepted at the door. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling the club at 301-739-0870. Treats will be available to sample.

The next cooking demonstration on Feb. 1 will feature Shellie Ralston of The Rhubarb House.

Museum to hold winter art classes

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown will offer art classes for adults and teens from January to May.


Registration is required for all classes.

For more information on fees, dates and times, call the museum at 301-739-5727. The hearing-impaired may call the TDD at 301-739-5764.

Registration can be made at

Soloist to perform for Hamilton recital

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present soloist William Clarence Marshall III in concert for the annual Hamilton Memorial Recital on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

A reception, hosted by members of the museum's volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will follow the performance.

The concert is held each year in memory of Mrs. William T. Hamilton Jr., the first president of the museum's board of trustees.

Hamilton served on the museum's board from its initiation in 1929 until her death in 1971.

A former Aspen Music Festival Fellow, Marshall made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 as the bass soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C major with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Audiences have heard him perform on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, and in Canada, South America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

He is well-known in the Tri-State area as the official voice of the City of Hagerstown, and the Marguerite and Charles Doleman Black Heritage Museum. He is an artist-in-residence for the Washington County Board of Education.

'Threads That Bind'

Organized by the Embroiderer's Guild of America, "Threads That Bind: Unraveling the Meaning of Embroidery," highlights the social and cultural aspects of the art of embroidery.

The exhibition will run from Jan. 10 to March 1 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Embroidery demonstrations by members of the Hagerstown Chapter Embroiderer's Guild will take place Sunday, Jan. 25, at 12:30 p.m. followed at 1:30 p.m. by a walking tour of the exhibition with Carol Peao Dam, president of the Embroiderer's Guild of America.

"Threads that Bind" is sponsored by the Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Foundation.

For more information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Mansion House to host exhibit

Valley Art Association will hold its winter exhibit from Jan. 16 to March 1 at the Mansion House Art Gallery in Hagerstown City Park.

The all-members show will be held in the north gallery.

The Mansion House is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Have a wonderful week.

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