Staff picks for April 21

April 21, 2011
  • The Robinwood Players present "A Little Night Music" Friday and Saturday at Hagerstown Community College.
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The Top Five

Hager’s Easter traditions
A look at German Easter customs and traditions. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, through Saturday, April 23, at Jonathan Hager House and Museum, City Park, Hagerstown. Admission is $1 to $3; free for children younger than 6. Go to

They sound like the champions
Gary Mullen and The Works recreate a concert with the band, Queen. 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, off Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $22 to $37. Call 717-477-7469 or go to

Send in the clowns
Stephen Sondheim musical inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film, “Smiles of a Summer Night.” 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23. Hagerstown Community College’s Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $7; free for HCC students, staff and faculty with a valid ID. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance at the HCC Bookstore by calling 301-790-2800, ext. 271. If it rains, shows will be held in the Classroom Building Auditorium.

Bluegrass concert
The Stoney Creek Band and the Salem Bottom Boys will perform. 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. $13; free for children younger than 12. Call 717-762-4711 or go to

Celebrate Earth Day
Music, arts, crafts, food, children’s activities, demonstrations, farmers market and more. No dogs allowed. Rain or shine. Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Morgans Grove Park, Morgans Grove Road, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Admission, $10 per car load; bicyclists and walkers admitted free. A portion of the proceeds go to the park. Call Stephanie Unger at 304-702-2620 or email

The Five Free

Fly-tying demo
Tom Baltz will be tying flies for Cumberland Valley streams and rivers. Sponsored by Antietam Fly Anglers. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Mount Aetna Campground and Retreat Center, 21905 Mount Aetna Road, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call Bill Lewis at 304-754-3918 or go to Open to the public.

Contemporary Christian drama
The drama, “Maria’s Table: The Death and Resurrection of a Broken Home” will be presented. 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Gateway Ministries, 11017 Kemps Mill Road, Williamsport. Free. Call 301-582-4595. Go to

Tour of trees
Lou Scally will lead a walking tour of the Oak Hill area. A highlight of the tour will be the tree canopy on Oak Hill. 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Meet at Oswald Park, corner of Oak Hill and Prospect avenues, Hagerstown. Free. Go to

Remington’s day
A birthday party for Remington, the library’s goldfish, and story time. Remington will celebrate his sixth birthday. Bring an item or two for donation to homeless animals at the Humane Society of Washington County. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Washington County Free Library at North Pointe, 18739 North Pointe Drive, Hagerstown. Call Leslie Mason at 301-733-8655.

Junior Ranger Day
Junior Park Ranger activity Saturday, April 23; 10 a.m., meet in front of the park visitor center. Children and their parents will complete the Junior Park Ranger activity books. Civil War Soldier program, 11 a.m. Artillery program, 11:30 a.m., both programs meet at the New York State Monument. Antietam National Battlefield, off Sharpsburg Pike, north of Sharpsburg. Free admission to park. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 301-432-4567.

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