Five events for your planner: Tuesday, Oct. 11

October 10, 2011
  • "Prayers for Peace" is part of the Shorts Session No. 5 (1 hour) at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at Bridge of Life. Pastels on a slate chalkboard underscore lifes impermanence as the artist confronts the memory of his younger brother killed in Iraq.
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1. Four days and 50 films

Maryland International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, Oct. 13, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 16. Event features film screenings, red carpet arrivals, acting workshops. Thursday's event is at The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown; Friday, Saturday and Sunday's events at Leitersburg Cinemas, Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, and Bridge of Life, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagersotwn. Tickets $12 to $225. For complete schedule, go to www

2. A tour that's outta this world

Group 1 Crew, pictured,  will present its Outta Space Love Tour concert also featuring Shonlock, Rapture Ruckus and Rachel Lampa. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Gateway Ministries, 11017 Kemps Mill Road, Williamsport. $12 advance, $15 at the door. Go to or

3. Six nights of fright

Haunted Fairground is six nights of fright from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28; Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29. One building is in 3-D. Jefferson County Fairground, Leetown Pike, Ranson, W.Va. $7; $4, ages younger than 12.  Call 304-725-4141 or go to www.thehaunted fairgrounds .com.

4. Mary, Ruth and more

Christian actor Anita Gutschick, pictured, will present a one-woman show called "Women of the Bible." 7 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 14, at Virginia Avenue Church of God, 17306 Virginia Ave., Halfway. $10. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call 301-582-2243. Go to

5. Riding for Tori

A motorcycle ride will be Saturday, Oct. 15. Registration at 10:30 a.m., ride at noon, at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Pavilion 4, Hagerstown. Ride through Washington County and return to the park. Lunch, raffles, baked goods sale and more. Cost is $15 per rider, $10 per passenger; cars, $10 per person. Proceeds benefit Possum Holler band member Tori Anderson, who has systemic scleroderma. Contact Roberta Nave at 240-217-6532 or, or Jim Kline at 301-791-3724 or

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