Staff picks for March 3 to 9

March 03, 2011
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor will perform at the Cabin Fever Blues Bash at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. The British singer performed at Western Maryland Blues Fest in 2010.
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The Top Five
Cabin Fever Blues Bash
Joanne Shaw Taylor will perform. 7 to 9 p.m. today at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $10. For tickets call the box office at 301-790-2000 or go to or

Wrestling title matchup
National Wrestling League/House of Pain, 30-man battle royal for vacant NWL heavyweight title; eight-man tornado elimination match for vacant NWL tag team titles. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at KOA Campground, 343 Campground Road, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Tickets cost $10 to $15. Call John Rambo at 301-797-0627 or e-mail

String quartet concert
Features the Piano Quartet in G minor, Opus 25, by Johannes Brahms. Reception follows. 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, City Park, Hagerstown. $5; free for members. Call 301-739-5727 or e-mail Go to

Arlo Guthrie
The Burns Sisters will perform with Arlo Guthrie. 8 p.m. Friday at The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $35. For tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to

Local women tell their stories
For Women’s History Month, women of achievement meet on Monday evening and share inspiring stories. 5:30 p.m. fellowship; 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. women’s panel. Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, Crystal Ball Room, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Men welcome. $20 per person. Call Donna Smith, 301-797-8761 or e-mail

The Five Free
Opening reception
“Creative Community: The Collaborative Conscience” by Frog Valley Artisans will open this week. Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, March 30. Washington County Arts Council gallery, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call Angela Wyckoff at 301-791-3132 or go to

Waynesboro nostalgia
Items from the collections of Jeff Mace and Joe Rock will be on display. Mace will give a talk about the exhibit at 7 p.m. today. Exhibit continues through Friday, April 15. Oller House, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro. Free, donations accepted. Call 717-762-1747.

Open mic night
The Washington County Playhouse will host an open mic night. Singers, comedians, puppeteers, magicians and ventriloquists are invited to come in and perform. 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays, March 4, 11 and 18. The Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. A light fare menu will be available. Call 301-739-7469.

Making maple syrup
Maple sugaring demonstrations, children’s activities. Breakfast and lunch available. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview, near the intersection of Broadfording and Draper roads, Clear Spring. Free admission. Call 301-766-8138.

Family movie night
Featuring an animated movie with animals. 7 p.m. Saturday at Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free admission, plus free popcorn and drinks. Go to

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