Staff picks for April 28

April 28, 2011
  • Re-enactors portray British and Colonial soldiers and vendors at Fort Frederick's annual 18th-century Market Fair Thursday through Sunday, May 1.
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The Top Five

Step into the 18th century
Artisans, craftspeople and sutlers in an 18th-century encampment. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 30; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Entrance fee, $5; $2, ages 6 to 12; four-day pass is $15. Call 301-842-2155.

Reel fun
Central Pennsylvania’s inaugural film festival and new media exhibit. 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 29; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, April 30. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg, Pa. $10 one-day pass; $20 two-day pass; $25 two-day pass and red-carpet reception. For film information and schedule, go to Call 717-504-0846 or email

Aerial dance
Updraft: A Conspiracy of Movement will present an interactive aerial dance show. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 30. Shepherd University’s Frank Center, off W.Va. 45, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $25; $20, faculty and staff; $5, children younger than 18. Go to

Decadent food tasting
Long Meadow Rotary hosts its annual tasting of wine, beer, cheese and chocolate. Benefits the autism clinic at Brook Lane. Silent auction. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. $25. Call 301-331-2683 or email

Circus comes to town
Clowns, elephants, dogs, human cannonball and more. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3. Review & Herald field, 55 W. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $14 to $26. Discounted advance tickets available at, 888-332-5200 or at Conflict at Valley Mall in Halfway. Free tickets at Tickets will also be sold at the box office the day of the event. Call 800-796-5672.

The Five Free

Elementary art show
Works of art by elementary students will be on view. Saturday, April 30, through Sunday, May 15. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, City Park, Hagerstown. Opening reception for elementary students and their families from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Call 301-739-5727, email  or go to

Poetry slam and the arts
Student artwork and poetry presentation on Thursday, April 28, plus a poetry slam contest open to the public. Bring three pieces to read, which may include mature themes and content. Two $25 prizes will be awarded. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; poetry slam, 6:30 p.m. Poets who plan to participate should arrive by 6 p.m. Hagerstown Community College’s student center, Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Email

Lee’s 1863 invasion
Robert Lathrop will discuss “Lee’s Invasion into Southern Pennsylvania in 1863.” 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-1667 or email

Bring your mom
Live music, games and free cornhole tournament. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Other activities include gymnastics demo at 10:30 a.m.; Hagerstown Creative Learning Center musical ensemble at 11 a.m.; hip-hop fitness demo at 11:30 a.m.; Zumba demo at 2:30 p.m. For children, craft zone for kids from noon to 3 p.m. Valley Mall’s Center Court, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway. Call 301-745-3620.

Spring Culture Festival
Games, entertainment, crafts and children’s art activities from 19th-century America. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Magic show with Frank Culler at 2 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727, email or go to

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