Top Fives for April 8-14

The top events and activities for the weekend of Thursday, April 8, through Sunday, April 11, and beyond.

April 08, 2010

Top Five events

Ballet in the Russian way

Moscow Festival Ballet will present "Swan Lake." 7:30 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $32.50 to $42.50. To purchase tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to

George Benson

Jazz guitarist George Benson performs at 8 p.m. Friday night in Pennsylvania at Shippensburg University's H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $45 to $75. To purchase tickets, call 717-477-7469, go to or visit the box office.

How thoroughly modern

Friday is opening night for "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Barbara Ingram School for the Arts' first all-school musical. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $10 to $15. Call 301-766-8844 or 301-790-2000.


Play ball!

Hagerstown Suns' season opener is at 6:35 p.m. today. The Suns play the North Carolina's Hickory Crawdads, the first of a four-game series. The full schedule is at

Let's go fly a kite

Kite flyers unite. The 16th annual Renfrew Fun Fly is Saturday at Renfrew Institute, 1010 E. Main St. in Waynesboro, Pa. The fun fly is open to anyone who wants to fly a kite. Kite-making workshop from 11 a.m. to noon, $1 fee. Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No charge to fly a kite. Call 717-762-0373 or go to

Top Five Free events

Fine arts meet performing arts

See what happens when musicians, dancers and a poet use the same painting -- "Tropic," by Paul Saberin -- as their muse during a Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' Sunday program. The audience will be seated "in the round." 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Alpaca Days

Eleven local alpaca farms will display alpacas and alpaca products on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11. Activities include spinning, felting and weaving. Go to

The truth about 'buying local'

Shepherd Ogden, who grew up in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and later founded The Cook's Garden seed company in Vermont, will give a free lecture about the international seed trade tonight at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University's Robert C. Byrd Legislative Center Auditorium. Free. For more information, call Judi McIntyre, 304-876-5396.

Get a job

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, off Robinwood Drive east of Hagerstown. Call HCC at 301-790-2800 or go to

Free children's movie

As part of the Washington County Free Library's free Friday night movie series, Disney's "Princess & the Frog" will be shown. 7 p.m. in the B/C meeting room. The library is at 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown; use the back entrance. Free popcorn. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 132, or e-mail

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