Weekend calendar - Jan. 22

January 21, 2011

Meet local authors

Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will host an afternoon with five local authors, Elaine Ambrose, Mary Alice Baumgardner, Becky Dietrich, Joan Fry and Robert Morrow. Light refreshments will be served. 1 to 4 p.m. today.  Blue Ridge Summit Free Library Community Room, 15055 Summit Plaza, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Free. Call 717-794-2240.

Teen challenge

Teens Have Choices presents its third annual Teen IDEA Challenge. Activities, refreshments, plus the first 300 participants will receive a free movie ticket. All teens will be entered to win an iPad. Noon to 4 p.m. today. Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, northeast of Hagerstown. Free. Go to or call 301-671-3000.

Mini-Titanic's builder

Model shipbuilder Norm Little will talk about building his 15-foot-long model of the Titanic. The model is on display. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-790-0076 or 877-790-0076. Programs are free with regular admission of $5 to $7 or annual membership. Go to

Benefit concert

Blue Eyed Soul, Todd Coyle, the Kathleen McGrath Band, Youngblood, Rolling Coyotes and the Flashbacks will perform. 8 p.m. today. Apollo Theater, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Seating is limited. Tickets cost $15. Go to or call 304-263-4781.

Roots music

Wind 'n' Wire, an ensemble of traditional instruments, will present a program of relaxing and inspiring music celebrating winter. 5 p.m. today. Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free; a free-will offering will be requested. Call 301-733-2993.

Open house train display

The display will include trains operating on the new permanent layout and a small American Flyer Christmas display. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Antietam Station, 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. Free, donations accepted. Call 301-824-2239, e-mail or go to

'African Queen'

A gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a straight-laced missionary to use his commercial boat to attack a German warship during World War I. Stars Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley. Not rated. 2 p.m. Sunday. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg, Pa. $5; $3, ages 12 and younger. The box office will open one hour before the movie. Call 717-263-0202 or go to

Mystery dinner theater

Without a Cue Productions will present "Lucy, I'm Dead," an audience-participation comedy. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Sunday; show starts at 1 p.m. Applause Caterers, Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $45 for show and buffet dinner. Cash bar. Reservations recommended. Call 301-797-5755.

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