The Calendar: Week of Aug. 30

August 27, 2010


County planning meeting

The Washington County Commissioners and Washington County Planning Commission will host a joint public hearing at 7 tonight in court room No. 1, Washington County Court House, 95 W. Washington St., in downtown Hagerstown. The commission will take public comments on a proposed development and the proposed county water and sewer plan. Call 240-313-2203.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Hagerstown City Council

The Hagerstown City Council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the second-floor council chambers in City Hall, 1 E. Franklin St. in downtown Hagerstown. The public is invited to attend. Call 301-790-3200, ext. 111.

County Commissioners

The Washington County Commissioners will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 24 Summit Ave., Room 227, in downtown Hagerstown. The commission will consider school proposals for establishing programs for rural at-risk students and for teen parents; revisions to the animal-control ordinance; commission goals for this term; and other agenda items. The public is invited to attend. Call 240-313-2203.


Wednesday, Sept. 1

Kids' storytime at Borders

Storyteller Tom Doty will read several children's books to kids ages 10 and younger at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borders Books & Music, 17636 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown. Snacks will be served. Call Borders at 301-745-5897.

Thursday, Sept. 2

Real estate investor networking

Hub City Real Estate Investment Association will host a networking opportunity for real estate investors of all experience levels at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center, 1910 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. For more information, call Brian Beard at 301-788-4197 or go to .

Friday, Sept. 3

Friday Fun Night

First Friday in Chambersburg, Pa., entertainment will include a car show on the square, music by Jamie O'Brien from 5 to 8 p.m. on Courthouse Plaza and folk tunes by Roy Justice at Council for the Arts. Children's events will be at Kerrstown Square. Call 717-261-0072.

First Friday Greencastle

Local musician Claire Martin and friends will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Friday. Also, there will be arts and crafts, face painting, and a shop-to-shop word-search game. Various locations in downtown Greencastle, Pa. Go to or call the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610.

Kirk Cameron presentation

Covenant Life Church will host actor Kirk Cameron at a faith-based show at 7 p.m. Friday at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., in downtown Hagerstown. Cameron is expected to talk about faith and about marriage. Former Boonsboro resident Vaughn Thompson Jr. will open the show with Christian music. Tickets cost $20 plus online fees. Call 301-790-2000 or go to

Saturday, Sept. 4

Artists reception

Washington County Arts Council invites the public to a reception for a show of works by three artists - abstract paintings by local Cuban artist Carlos Ruano, wing-themed fabric art by Katie Paul and Pang Tubhirun. Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The arts council gallery is at 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to

Air show

West Virginia National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing will host an open house and air show, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army parachute team Golden Knights and a welcome-home celebration for American military personnel. The show is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Air National Guard facility, Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-263-0811, exts. 4349, or 3525, or go to

Corn maze

Celebration Farm will open its corn maze for the season Saturday. The eight-acre maze includes a Little Heiskell design. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October. Celebration Farm is at 17638 Garden View Road, near Maugansville. Admission costs $3 and $5; ages 4 and younger, free. Call 301-393-4377 or go to .

Sunday, Sept. 5

Artwork by Tamara Hoffman

Valley Art Association member Tamara Hoffman will display her paintings. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, reception with music by cellist Mia Hoover and light refreshments. A percentage of sales from the show will go to Humane Society of Washington County. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 26. The Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown.

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