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May 04, 2009

Monday, May 4

"Much Ado About Nothing"

North Hagerstown High School's theater department presents William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," set in a diner in the 1950s. The final show is at 7 p.m. today at North Hagerstown High School auditorium, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $7; $5 students. Call 301-766-8238.

Tuesday, May 5

School spring concert

Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, W.Va., presents a spring concert featuring Good Times Show Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Women's Ensemble. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Martinsburg High School Auditorium. Costs $3.

Budget meeting

The City of Hagerstown will hold a public meeting to discuss the budget at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of City Hall.


Wednesday, May 6

Economic development update

Tim Troxell, executive director of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, will give an update on economic development issues in the county at the Eggs & Issues breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Thursday, May 7

24 Game tournament

Fifth- through seventh-graders use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills in this fast-paced, team-based, math competition. The tournament is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hagerstown Community College ARCC.

Community informational meeting

Washington County Capital Projects Engineering Department will host an community informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Eugune C. Smith Community Center, 37 Park Drive, Shafer Park, Boonsboro. The meeting will be used to discuss the rehabilitation of Barnes Road Bridge over Beaver Creek.

Friday, May 8

Bonanza Extravaganza

Hagerstown Professional Firefighters Local 1605 hosts its fourth annual fundraiser. Features music, food plus $800,000 in prizes, including cars, trucks, motorcycles and cash. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Hagerstown Speedway. Tickets cost $100. Call 240-520-8513.

Public safety awards

Members of local police departments and employees of local prisons will be recognized for their efforts in serving the citizens of Washington County. The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hagerstown Community College Kepler Theater. The public is invited.

Performing arts concert

Cumberland Valley School of Music and St. Maria Goretti High School show choir, dance class and musical theater class perform. 7 p.m. Beaver Creek Country Club, Hagerstown. Cost is $5 Call 717-261-1220 or go to

Saturday, May 9

Fur Couture fashion show

Fashions for men, women and puppies. 7 p.m. Saturday at Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center (formerly the Four Points Sheraton) on Dual Highway south of Hagerstown. Tickets cost $40; $50 for a VIP ticket. Funds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. For reservations, call 301-790-3010, ext. 310.

Green Fest highlights recyclables

The first-ever Green Fest in Washington County will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Shafer Park in Boonsboro. Admission is free. There will be children's activities, food, nearly 80 vendors and exhibitors and collection of more than a dozen recyclable materials. Go to

Stamp rate hike

First-class stamp rates will increase 2 cents making stamps 44 cents each. Use as many as you can today or stock up on 1 cent stamps.

Sunday, May 10

Thanks, Mom

Celebrate Mother's Day today with your mom. Let her know how much you care.

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