Magic show set for Sept. 24

September 08, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Fans of illusion and sleight of hand can expect to be amazed at Hancock’s inaugural Magic Showcase, which takes place at the Hancock Performing Arts Center at Town Hall, 126 W. High St., Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 7 p.m.  
Sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council, the showcase will feature a number of professional magicians from Hancock and the four-state area.  
Master of ceremonies “Michael T” Myers kicks off the first half of the show, which includes Frank Culler of Culler Magic; The Dean of Magic, Dean Burkett; and Khan-Du and Company. Following a brief intermission, “The Magic of David Wayne” will take the stage, followed by Joe Tripi, and rounding out the evening “Two Slick Guys,” Louis Paul and Derrick Robey. The event will be about two hours.
Admission costs $7 for adults and $5 for children. A family packet for two adults and two children costs $20. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Town Hall.  Proceeds will help the Arts Council to continue to sponsor artistic and cultural events for Hancock and surrounding communities.


Ballroom dancing
The fall session of Mad about Ballroom Dance classes begin Friday.
The class is for singles or couples, featuring many popular ballroom dances.  Sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council, the classes are held at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St. There is a small fee.  For more information, call 301-331-3616 or 301-678-5719.

9/11 tribute
Don’t forget to attend the special local Service of Remembrance Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Church and High streets.  
Local police, fire and rescue personnel are invited to attend with their families as special guests. Local dignitaries, including Mayor Dan Murphy and the Rev. Allan Weatherholt, who also serves as Hancock’s police chaplain, will speak.
The St. Thomas’ choir, under the direction of Gwynne Cavey, will sing and help lead the worship service.  
A reception will follow in St. Thomas’ Parish Hall.  
For more information, call 301-678-6569.

Bloodmobile to visit
Hancock’s next visit by the Red Cross Bloodmobile is set for Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Town Hall and Community Center.  Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. with the local Rotary Club serving as sponsor this time.

Canal-Apple Days

Coming next week: Preparation for the annual Canal-Apple Days Festival in Hancock.  There will be a parade, vendors in the park and lots of other local events, including the walk across Maryland.   

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