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March 23, 2009

Today, March 23

Young artists show

Artwork by middle and high school students from Washington County Public Schools. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, March 31. On display at the library of University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 240-527-2722.

Tuesday, March 24

School budget and vicious animals on agenda

Washington County public school officials will present their proposed budget to the Washington County Commissioners at the commissioners' regular meeting at the County Administration Building, 100 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Commissioners will discuss changes to the animal control ordinance, which would include a "potentially vicious and dangerous animal" designation. Watch streaming video of the meeting at

Wednesday, March 25

Maryland Day

According to the Maryland State Archives, English settlers disembarked from two ships on March 25, 1634, stepping onto what would become Maryland soil. The General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday in 1916.


Thursday, March 26

Seminar on 'Keeping it in the Family'

A free seminar for farm families will offer advice on how to retain ownership of farms and build wealth for the next generation. 7 p.m. at the Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Contact Leslie Hendrickson, 301-791-1504, ext 21.

Joe Bonamassa gives Hagerstown the blues

Blues rocker Joe Bonamassa will perform Thursday night in support of his new album, "The Ballad of John Henry." 8 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Order tickets at or call 301-790-2000.

Friday, March 27

Farm life at the mall

Farm life is on display this weekend at Valley Mall in Halfway. Exhibits and activities are scheduled Friday through Sunday, March 29. Call 301-582-0700 or go to

Job fair and community info

The Herald-Mail, Kaplan College and the One-Stop Job Center will host a community fair for people who are unemployed or underemployed. Professional resume reviewers, job recruiters and other community groups will be at the fair, so come dressed to impress and bring several resumes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kaplan College, 18618 Crestwood Dr., north of Hagerstown. Call 301-739-2670.

'Twelve Angry Jurors' debuts at Academy Theater

The Potomac Playmakers presents "Twelve Angry Jurors," a drama about a young man who tried for the murder of his father. 8 p.m. at Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. For tickets and additional showtimes, call 301-797-8182 or go to

Saturday, March 28

Mind your manners

Blossom School of Etiquette will start its seven-week session 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, 20 S. Prospect St. For girls ages 7 to 18. For more information, contact Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or

Alpaca Days '09 weekend

Alpaca breeders, wool product sales, an Alpaca 101 seminar, an obstacle and handling course -- it all starts Saturday as part of Alpaca Days '09, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 29, at Annapaca Farm, 10702 Mapleville Road, east of Hagerstown, near Mt. Aetna. Call 301-824-2840 or go to

Sunday, March 29

Take a walk on the wild side

Jungle Jack Hanna is headed to Hagerstown and he's bringing animals with him. 3 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Prospect St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25. Order tickets at or call The Maryland Theatre box office, 301-790-2000.

Calling all brainiacs

Watch local know-it-alls compete for cerebral supremacy at this year's Brain Games trivia tournament. 1 to 4 p.m. at Shepherd University's Ram's den, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Go to

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