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April 22, 2010

Top Five free events



Do-re-mi-fa ... so Canadian

Fresh off a European tour, the Canadian Tenors will head to downtown Hagerstown for a Wednesday night concert at The Maryland Theatre, part of Hagerstown Community Concert Association series. 7:30 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $20; free for members. Purchase tickets at the door or call 301-582-2734 or 301-733-7842 or go to http://www.hagerstownliveonstage.com.

Thousands of books

Book lovers can peruse more than 50,000 books at the AAUW Used Book Sale, which continues through Sunday at the Agricultural Education Center south of Hagerstown. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday, April 23; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, half-price day; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, bag day. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2007.

'Mood House' notes anniversary

Goose Route Arts Collaborative performs Saturday at Frank Arts Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Ten-year anniversary performance featuring "Mood House" and other dances. 8 p.m. Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center. Tickets cost $8 to $12. For more information, 304-876-7651 or go to http://www.gooseroute.org.

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Dude, what's up with your date?

Hagerstown Community College's Robinwood Players will present the comedy, "Zombie Prom." 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25. $7; free for HCC students. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 271.

18th-century Market Fair

Catch a glimpse of 18th-century life at Fort Frederick State Park during its 16th annual market fair. Artisans, sutlers and military re-enactors present an 18th-century marketplace and encampment. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, near Big Pool. Admission costs $4; ages 6 to 12, $2; ages 5 and younger, free. Continues through Sunday, April 25. Call 301-842-2155.

Top Five free events



Down-to-earth thinking

Earth Day is today. Check out Earth Day-related events --like the Panhandle Earth Day Celebration on Saturday at Morgan's Grove Park in Shepherdstown, W.Va. -- in The Herald-Mail's online calendar listings here.

A gallery-owner's collection

Washington County Arts Council will host a reception and auction Friday of artwork from Benjamin Art Gallery owner Cliff Springer's personal collection. Opening reception at 6 p.m.; auction at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Washington County Arts Council and Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Exhibit continues through Saturday, May 15. Washington County Arts Council, 12 W. Washington St. Call 301-791-3132.

Half day of school? Let's play Wii

The Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library in Clear Spring will host a Half-Day Play day from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23. A Wii system will be set up with games including "Guitar Hero: World Tour." Call 301-842-2730 or e-mail cle@washcolibrary.org for more information.

Free MSO tickets for kids

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 2009/10 season with a show featuring Beethoven's Romance No. 2 in F for violin, Weber's Overture to "Euryanthe" and Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp. 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25. The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $22 to $49; call 301-797-4000 or go to http://www.marylandsymphony.org . Free tickets for kindergarten through 12th grade with paid adult admission. College student rush tickets are available at the box office for $5 beginning 90 minutes before each performance.

Art? It's elementary

The work of local elementary school students will be on display during the Public School Art Exhibit at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown on display through Sunday, May 9. Public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or go to http://www.wcmfa.org.

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