Weekend calendar - April 9

April 09, 2011

Civil War exhibit

A reception for the expanded Civil War exhibit. 1 to 3 p.m. today. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 13 and younger. Call 301-797-8782.

Ambush and Dolly Harris

Allison-Antrim Museum presents  a Union ambush of Confederate soldiers in the square and a re-enactment of Dolly Harris' presentation of the Stars and Stripes to Confederate troops. Saturday. Part of a weekend-long commemoration of Civil War events in Greencastle, Pa., area. For a complete schedule, go to or call 717-597-4610.

Children's string orchestra

Strings for Joy, a group of two dozen young violinists, will perform. 6 p.m. today. Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free-will offering. Call 301-733-4411 or 301-797-2734.

Grateful Dead tribute band

Black Muddy River Band with The Outpatients will perform. 9 p.m. today. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $8. Go to

'His Story'

The drama, "His Story," will be presented. 7 p.m. today and Sunday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Virginia Avenue Church of God, 17306 Virginia Ave., Halfway. Free-will offering. Call 301-582-2243 or go to

Bird walks

Bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park with Jack Olszewski. 7:30 to 10 a.m. today. 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

Tea tasting for families

Sukey Rankin will present "Japanese Tea Tasting." 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with regular paid museum admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076.

Choral concert

The Bridgewater College Concert Choir, Chorale and Handbell Choir will perform several pieces during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-3565.

Van Looy Organ Series

Marko Petricic will perform an organ concert. 3 p.m. Sunday. Wilson College's Thomson Hall's Alumnae Chapel, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. $5 and $10. Call 717-262-2003 or email

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