Weekend calendar

April 16, 2010

Meet romance writers

BOONSBORO -- Washington Romance Writers mega event features authors Charlaine Harris, Nora Roberts, Gail Barrett, Heidi Betts, Susan Donovan and others. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe, 18 N. Main St. Call 301-432-4588. Tickets for a place in line will be handed out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

'Art in Bloom'

Floral arrangements interpret paintings and sculptures in the museum. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday. Preview party today, 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the party cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-730-5727.

Casino night

Discovery Station hosts its inaugural Titanic Casino Evening, with games of chance, bingo, trivia, cocktail buffet and live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $35; $60 per couple. Proceeds benefit Discovery Station and Parent-Child Center. Call 301-790-0076 or 877-790-0076.



CLEAR SPRING -- Clear Spring High School will present "Footloose: The Musical." 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Clear Spring High School auditorium, 12630 Broadfording Road. Tickets cost $6 or $8; available at the door or in advance by calling 301-766-8082.

'Crazy 'bout Patsy'

Sherrill Douglas performs hits by Patsy Cline. 8 p.m. today. The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. $18. For tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to

'Steel Magnolias'

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A story about life in Chinquapin, La., as experienced by six women. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 25. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St. Tickets cost $7 to $15. For tickets, call 304-263-6766.

Celebrating moms

HALFWAY --The event will include local vendors, crafts, kids' zone, dads' zone, activities at Center Court and throughout the mall. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road. For information, call Randi McClure at The Herald-Mail at 301-745-3620.

WV Book Faire

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The fourth annual book festival features book signings, children's events, a meet-the-author dinner and more. Featured authors include Dave Pelzer, author of "A Child Called 'It,'" Cokie Roberts and Jeff Shaara. Saturday and Sunday. Various locations around Martinsburg. For complete schedule, go to

Play on Poe's life

An original production of "The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe" by the Potomac Playmakers. 2 p.m. Sunday. Academy Theater.Written by Peg Hardinge and produced by Pat Stine.Tickets cost $10; $5 for ages 17 and younger and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 301-223-6393. A brunch will be served before the performance; available by advanced reservation at 301-797-5755.

Percussion concert

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. --Percussion ensemble will perform. 7 p.m. Sunday. Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center Theater. Free. Call 304-876-5555 or go to

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