Staff picks for March 17

March 18, 2011
  • A concert on Saturday will feature hammered dulcimer players Steve Schneider, Brenda Hunter and Mick Doherty, plus multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts, at Shepherd Universitys Reynolds Hall.
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The Top Five
Variety show
The Clear Spring Lions Club will hold its annual minstrel show. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Clear Spring High School auditorium, 12630 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. $5; $3, students; free for children too young for school. Food sold before each show. Call Burma Miles at 301-573-1930.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’
The Potomac Playmakers will present “Driving Miss Daisy.” 8 p.m. Fridays, March 18 and 25, and Saturdays, March 19 and 26; 3 p.m. Sundays, March 20 and 27. The Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., off the central parking lot in downtown Hagerstown. $16; $10 kindergarten through 12th grade. Call 301-797-8182.

There’s no place like home
Chambersburg Community Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the 1939 MGM musical. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. The play continues through Sunday, March 27. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $5 to $15. Call the box office at 717-263-0202 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Benefit dance
The third annual fundraiser to benefit Holly Place will feature lights, music, light hors d’oeuvres and a chance to celebrate with friends. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Women’s Club Ballroom, 31 S. Prospect Ave., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25, or five for $100. Contact Adair Eves at 301-491-8744 or at

Hammered dulcimer
Concert will feature hammered dulcimer players Steve Schneider, Brenda Hunter and Mick Doherty, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts. 8 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall, corner of King and German streets, downtown Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $15; free for Shepherd students with ID. Go to

Top Five Free
Free movie
Hagerstown Community College’s Student Government Association will show “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.” 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, preceded by Harry Potter-themed activities at 1 p.m. Hagerstown Community College’s Student Center, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 225, or e-mail

GW bathtub festival
Berkeley Springs, W.Va., will host George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration, marked by a variety of activities, including historical presentations on America’s first president and on historical bathhouses. Friday through Sunday, March 20. Downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va. For a list of activities, go to

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

Two poets
On Monday, "Lantern in a Poet’s Garden" will celebrate the poems of Caroline “Danske” Bedinger Dandridge and her cousin, Daniel Bedinger Lucas. The presentation will be followed by a performance by Terry Tucker and ensemble. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society. 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. program. War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., downtown Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call Curt Mason at 304-724-7008.

Community festival
The third annual Mountaintop Community Spring Fair will feature singer-songwriter Rich Fehle, demonstrations by Antietam Fly Anglers, face painting, local artists, an auction and Collectibles Road Show. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Ridge Summit Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., 13063 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Free; $5 per item for road show. Contact Lynn or Duke Martin at 717-642-5645 or Kevin Kipe at 301-241-4863.

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