THECalendar for the week of April 5

April 05, 2010

MONDAY, April 5

Planning commission

The Washington County Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. today at the county's administrative annex, 80 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown. On the agenda: four agricultural land preservation applications and consideration of a church sanctuary site plan. Call 240-313-2435.

Boonsboro Town Council

The Boonsboro Mayor and Town Council will discuss issues related to the Crestview Storm Water Management Pond, among other items at its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Community Center in Shafer Park, Boonsboro. Call 301-432-5141.

TUESDAY, April 6

School board meeting

The Washington County Public Schools board of education will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the board auditorium at the WCPS central office, 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown. On the agenda: consideration of a new middle school science textbook, and other items. Call 301-766-2800.


Hagerstown City Council

In a work session, the city council will discuss the proposed long-range transportation plan and hear an overview of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2011. The council meets at City Hall, 1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-790-3200, ext. 111.


Trivia night

Live interactive trivia at Barefoot Bernie's, 901 Dual Highway, Hagers-town. Admission is free. Call 301-797-4424 or e-mail


Suns opening day

The Hickory (N.C.) Crawdads come to Municipal Stadium to play in the Suns' season opener at 6:35 p.m. Thursday. The stadium is at 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown. For ticket information, call 301-791-6266 or 800-538-9967.

Historic district commission

The Hagerstown Historic District Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to consider renovations and additions to the Washington County Free Library in downtown Hagerstown, and other items. The commission will meet in City Hall in the fourth-floor conference room, 1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 138.

FRIDAY, April 9

Job fair

The Herald-Mail and the One-Stop Job Center host the seventh annual Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College. For more information, call HCC at 301-790-2800 or go to

SATURDAY, April 10

French and Indian War event

Historians Roger and Debbie Swartz lead the first in a series of seminars on American Indians living in this area during the French and Indian War. Boy Scout Venturing Troup Potomac Dancers will perform. The seminar is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Conococheague Institute, Bain Road, Mercersburg, Pa. Cost is $15; $8 for students; and $8 additional for a boxed lunch. Advanced registration is required. Call 717-328-3467.

Local author book signing

C.W. Whitehair will discuss events leading up to the escape of 1,500 Union cavalrymen from Harpers Ferry in September 1862. He will also discuss the capture of Gen. James Longstreet's wagon train near Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. Seating is limited. Call 301-824-7722 to register.

Spring kite fun flying

A free fun fly at Renfrew Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to anyone who wants to fly a kite. Kite-making workshop from 11 a.m. to noon; $1 fee. At the meadow behind the Renfrew Museum Mansion House, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-0373.

SUNDAY, April 11

Ali Ghan Shrine Circus

New Jordan World Circus includes exotic cats, high-wire acts, dog tricks, motorcycles in a steel globe and more. Shows at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the gate; free for ages 12 and younger. For more information, call Jennifer at 301-722-5970.

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