Staff picks for April 7

April 07, 2011
  • The stone house built in 1740 by Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown, opens for the season this weekend.
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Hager House opening weekend
The Jonathan Hager House and Museum is open for the season 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. The Jonathan Hager House, City Park, Hagerstown. Admission costs $1 to $3. Call 301-739-8393 or go to

Pianist Dino Kartsonakis, Daystar and violinist Monica Miller will perform on Friday. 5 p.m. doors open; 5:45 p.m. concert. Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa. $10, advance; $15, at the door. Call 717-765-6772 or 301-271-4373.

A cappella choirs
The a cappella choirs of Shepherd University will perform. The groups include The Men’s Choir, Women’s Camerata, and Chamber Singers. 8 p.m. Friday at Shepherd University’s Frank Center Theater, off W.Va. 45, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Admission costs $5 or $10. Call 304-876-5555.

Circus comin’ to town
Featuring New Jordan World Circus from Las Vegas. 7 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $10 in advance; $12 at the gate; $5 advance tickets for children ages 6 to 12; free for children 5 and younger. Purchase tickets in advance at Emergency Vehicle Specialist Inc., 16121 Business Parkway, Hagerstown. Proceeds benefit Ali Ghan Shriners. Call 301-739-7973.

Brett Eldredge
Eldredge brings his country music act to Hagerstown. 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. 301-797-4422.

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Civil War in fact and fiction
Artifacts from the Greencastle-Antrim Civil War Roundtable Collection juxtaposed with a “Gone with the Wind” exhibit through April. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Call 717-597-9010 or go to

Star party
TriState Astronomers will host a public star party. Bring telescopes and binoculars. From sunset to about 11 p.m. Friday and Satuday, April 9. Telescopes will be set up near the visitors center at Antietam National Battlefield, off Sharpsburg Pike, north of Sharpsburg. Canceled if cloudy. Call 301-988-9828, email

Gender-bending 'Antigone'
The Kittochtinny Players will present “The Antigone of Sophocles,” performed in a contemporary style using a modern translation. Women will play both the male and female roles. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 9. Wilson College’s Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Admission is free. Call Richard Shoap at 717-264-4011 or email

Bird walks
Bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park with Jack Olszewski. 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Meet in Renfrew’s lower parking lot off Welty Road, Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-0373 or go to

Reception for two art shows
The Washington County Arts Council invites the public to a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday for two shows.
• Renderings for Take Flight II, an exhibit of more than 25 street sculptures to be displayed in downtown Hagerstown in spring and summer. The drawings will be on display through Friday, May 27.
• Statues, paintings and photography by Toby, Tony and Jonna Mendez will be on display through April.
Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Contact Angela Wyckoff at 301-791-3132 or

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