Staff picks for March 10

March 10, 2011
  • Allison Walters of Berkeley Springs runs her car down the 200 foot indoor course in January during the Indoor Central Maryland Soap Box Derby in Hancock. Racing returns to Hancock this weekend.
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The Top Five
Women’s storytelling
‘Political Awakening and the Right to Vote’ are the themes for the League of Women Voters second annual storytelling event. 2 p.m. Sunday at Hagerstown Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $12 at door; includes light refreshments. Go to

Grateful Dead tribute band  
Grateful Dead tribute band. 8 p.m. Friday at The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $32.50. For tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to

Chamber orchestra
What if Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” were set in Argentina? Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra concert includes a Mendelssohn violin concerto and Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” 8 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd University’s Frank Concert Center, off W.Va. 45, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $22. Call 304-876-5765 or go to

Dublin’s Traditional Irish Cabaret
Dublin’s Traditional Irish Cabaret features step dancers; tenor Paul Hennessy; soprano, Emer Hartnett; and comedian Noel V. Ginnity. 8 p.m. Friday at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets for adults, Tickets cost $28 to $32. Call The Capitol Theatre, 717-263-0202. Go to or

Civil War drama
“The Battle of Monterey Pass” will include music by the Susquehanna Travelers, historical background, period readings and displays of memorabilia and artifacts. 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. $5. Call 301-241-3350 or 301-241-5085.

Top Five Free
Men’s Chorus concert
The Bowling Green State University’s 50-voice, touring men’s chorus from Ohio will perform sacred and secular music. 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Free-will offering. Call 717-267-3085.

Student art show
Art by public and private school students will be on display in the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown media center through the month of March. First-place winners in the juried show will be recognized at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at USMH media center, 32 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free admission; open to the public. Go to or call 240-527-2060.

Rural American artist
Trish Suder’s exhibit “Disappearing America” features paintings and photographs of cows, barns, flowers and landscapes is on display on weekends through March 31 at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown. Free admission. Call 301-797-6813.

Jazz concert
Rick Whitehead will perform a variety of jazz styles. 3 p.m. Sunday at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, 7 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free; limited seating. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Indoor soap box derby
The public is invited to see young drivers go head to head in homemade vehicles during a two-day soap box derby this weekend in Hancock. Two-day rally, one double-elimination and one single-elimination race each day. 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 13. Stanley E. Fulton Industrial Complex, 35 S St., off West Main Street, Hancock. Free for spectators. Call Tim Smith 301-988-2776; or e-mail

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