Wednesday, Sept. 1
Plush birds and Cuban paintings
Recent paintings by local Cuban artist Carlos Ruano and wing-themed fabric art of Katie Paul and Pang Tubhirun. Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Exhibit continues through Thursday, Sept. 30. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., town. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 301-791-3132 or go to http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com .
Emerging student artists
Natalie Larsen, a student at Smithsburg High School, will display her photographs. Reception from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Exhibit continues through Thursday, Sept. 30. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-791-6191 or go to http://www.csagi.org
FRIDAY, Sept. 3
Custom, classic and antique cars will be on display. Register by Wednesday, Sept. 1, or from 4:40 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Trophies will be awarded at 8 p.m. Cars will be invited to drive through town at 8 p.m. Downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Call Tina Flohr at 717-261-0072 or e-mail email@example.com .
Meet the artists
Meet Valley Art Association artists, Marjorie Tressler from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; Jean Strike from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4; and Zelma Lushbaugh from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-6813.
Landscapes by Yeager
Oil and pastel landscapes by Fayetteville, Pa., artist Marti Yeager will be on display through Jan. 8.Opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3. The Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Call Yeager at 717-352-7930.
Paintings and photographs
Paintings by Johan Lowie, paintings by James W. Germaux and photos by Jon Page will be on display. Reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 26. The Artists' Gallery, 4 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Call 301-471-2420.
'A Light Touch'
Paintings by Viktoriya Hover, Deborah Strand-Miller and Dorothy Z. Yoh will be on display. Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 29. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or go to http://www.councilforthearts.net.
First Friday will feature 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 available at Kerrstown Square. Downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-261-0072.
First Friday Greencastle
Claire Martin and friends will perform, plus arts and crafts, face painting, and a shop-to-shop word-search game. 5 to 8 p.m. Various locations in downtown Greencastle, Pa. Go to http://www.first fridaygreencastle.comor call the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610.
First Friday Coffeehouse
Open-mic performances. Sign up begins at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Church Orchard House, W.Va. 45, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, between Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Martinsburg, W.Va. $10 donation is suggested. Call 304-876-2915 or 304-676-4422.
Music on the Terrace
Darren Beachley and Legends of the Potomac perform. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Call 301-600-1629 or go to fcpl.org.
Saturday, Sept. 4
Inventors and patents
Exhibit shows famous U.S. patents, local inventions and patent models. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5. Waynesboro Area Industrial Heritage Museum, 235 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Call Bill Helfrick at 717-762-2751.