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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 aeves920@aol.com.

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 www.smad.us.


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 hbbarnhart@hagerstowncc.edu.

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 www.berkeleysprings.com.

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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