This week from THECalendar

March 09, 2009


Former skinhead speaks on tolerance

Isn't it time we all just got along? Former neo-Nazi skinhead activist and recruiter T.J. Leyden will present his program, "Turning Away from Hate" 7 p.m. Storer Ballroom in Shepherd University's Student Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-5453.

Tuesday, March 10

Make your voice heard in Hagerstown

It only takes one vote to make a change. City of Hagerstown will hold its primary election for mayor and City Council. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11

Banker addresses bank crisis

In light of the economy, Kathleen Murphy of Maryland Bankers Association, discusses how the national banking industry impacts local businesses. 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Event is open to the public and includes breakfast; cost is $25.


Sharpsburg Little League looking for players

They might not be professionals, but every day feels like the World Series to them. Sharpsburg Little League will hold tryouts beginning Wednesday, March 11 for 9-year-olds, 5:30 p.m. to dark. For more information, go to on the Web or call G.E Ingram at 301-432-0056.

Chilly cubs in a warming world

It's going to take more than a Coke to help out the polar bears. Carolyn Rushizky will discuss polar bears at 7 p.m. at National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-1139 or e-mail

Thursday, March 12

'They say its wonderful'

Have a rootin'-tootin' good time as North Hagerstown High School stages the musical, "Annie Get Your Gun." Show runs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13, Saturday, March 14, Monday, March 16; and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The NHHS Orchestra will perform. Call 301-766-8238.

Be a part of the arts district

Artists and creative professionals are invited to attend to discuss future development of the Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District. A light dinner is included. 6 to 8 p.m. at Academy Theatre, Banquet and Conference Center in Hagerstown. Free; reserve a spot. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 191, by noon today, Monday, March 9.

Something to warm you up

Isn't it time we made Earth work for us? Mike Fink of WaterFurnace International, Reading, Pa., will talk about geothermal energy, the free, renewable energy found under your own back yard. 7 p.m. Renfrew Park's visitor center, Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-0373.

Friday, March 13

Evening of entertainment

Mickey and Stan Goldhaber will present the cabaret performance, "Stardust Ballroom" noon to 1 p.m. at The Capitol Theatre's Wood Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free, donations accepted.

Saturday, March 14

Green Mile helps fund eco-club

Think about your carbon footprint with this 5-kilometer run and 1- or 2-mile walk hosted by North Hagerstown High School's Environment Club. Registration at 11 a.m., race begins at noon. North High, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. $5 without T-shirt, $10 with T-shirt. All proceeds go to Environment Club projects. For information, e-mail

American Little League batters up

American Little League holds registration for ages 5 to 12 and tryouts for ages 9 to 12 on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American's ball diamonds off Mill Street in Hagerstown. For additional tryout dates and other information, call Andy Lighter at 301-739-3583.

Flower, garden show blooms

Flowers and gardens mean one thing: Spring is quickly approaching. Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association's annual flower and garden show includes demonstrations and seminars about gardening. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $4; free for children. For a complete schedule, go to

Sunday, March 15

Best of Bach

Organists and instrumentalists from the area will perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2878.

Steel-driving man

An exhibit honors the legend of John Henry, the railroader who took on a steam-driving hammer. The West Virginia Culture & History Exhibit opens Sunday and continues through Sunday, April 5, at the Ice House, Independence and Mercer streets, Berkeley Springs. Free.

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