Tri-State briefs - April 6

April 05, 2011

Fundraiser tea scheduled

WELSH RUN, Pa. — On Saturday, May 21, the Conococheague Institute of Welsh Run will sponsor a "Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming" rose/tea festival at its historic site in the 12000 block of Bain Road outside Mercersburg, Pa.

The festival will be a fundraising event for the nonprofit organization and will include a tour of ancient species and old garden roses, a fashion show, photo taking, and a four-course tea.

Tickets cost $15 apiece.

Two teas will be scheduled, with the first one between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and the second  from 2 to 4 p.m.

The deadline for reservations is May 1. Call the institute's office with your choice of time and reservation at 717-328-3467 or email

Stink bug lecture set

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist Tracy Leskey will give a free presentation about the brown marmorated stink bugs on Friday at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ice House theater.

Leskey's presentation will be a reprise of a talk she gave Feb. 9 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Leskey works at the USDA's Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville. She and her colleagues are in the forefront of research into the brown marmorated stink bug, and she co-chairs a special USDA working group trying to find ways to respond to the problems the insect poses, according to a news release.

Dance tryouts on tap

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — On Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m., several dozen future stars of jazz, ballet, hiphop, tap and other dance styles will be trying out for a spot in the finals of Show Us You Can Dance.

Participants from around the region will auditions on the stage at Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way in Inwood, W.Va. The finals will be held at Musselman on May 7 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the auditions may be purchased at the school beginning at 12:45 p.m. on April 10. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for students. Proceeds benefit arts programs and activities of the Berkeley Arts Council.

Online ticket sales for the finals will begin on Tuesday. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and can purchased on the website:

Tickets also will be available at the door.

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