Weekend Calendar - March 12

March 12, 2011

Saving for college

Dave Collins will talk about planning and saving for college. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Program included with regular admission of $5 to $7. Go to or call 301-790-0076.

Mardi Gras

A benefit for W House, a halfway house for women. Casual attire. Masks will be available at the event. Appetizers will be served. DJ by Ramius Entertainment. Silent auction, tip jars, door prizes. 7 p.m. to midnight today. Next Dimensions Restaurant, 132 Old National Pike, Hagerstown. $30 single, $50 couple. Call Erin Tack at 301-791-7826 or e-mail

Live music

Sara B, a guitar-and-vocals duet. 8:30 p.m. today. The Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Cover is $4. Call 301-739-7469.

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. today. Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. $5. Call 301-241-3350 or 301-241-5085.

Indoor Soap Box Derby

Two-day rally, one double-elimination and one single-elimination race each day. 9 a.m. today and Sunday. Stanley E. Fulton Industrial Complex, 35 South St., off West Main Street, Hancock. Free for spectators. Call Tim Smith 301-988-2776; or e-mail

Flower and garden show

This year's theme is "Not Just Your Grandmother's Garden." Hosted by Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. HCC's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. HCC's campus address is 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $4; free for children younger than 12. Call 301-790-28000, ext. 346 or e-mail

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. Hagerstown Women's Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $12 at door; includes light refreshments. Go to


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

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