Staff picks for Jan. 12 to 18

January 12, 2012
  • Doug Stine will talk tonight, Thursday, Jan. 12, at Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle, Pa., about artifacts collected at the Ebbert Spring site in southern Franklin County. More than 35 types of native American pottery have been found at the site.
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The Top Five
‘You say he’s just a friend’
Hip-hop artist Biz Markie will perform. 10 p.m. to midnight Sunday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races’ H Lounge, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va.

Telescope clinic
TriState Astronomers will host a clinic for owners of telescopes. Amateur astronomers will set up telescopes and show people how to use them. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free with paid admission of $5 to $7. Call TriState Astronomers at 301-988-9828 or Discovery Station at 301-790-0076.

Bridal and prom expo
Vendor displays, fashion shows, center court entertainment, door prizes and a free take-home wedding guide. Presented by The Herald-Mail Co. and Valley Mall. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway.

The envelope, please
Ricky Gervais returns as host of the Golden Globe awards this year. A train wreck? You decide. The show begins at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC.

King commemoration
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Celebration includes songs by the Mount Moriah Baptist Church Choir, a recitation of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Darin Mency and a keynote talk by Vicky Bullet, a University of Maryland basketball player and member of the 1988 and ‘92 U.S. Olympic teams. 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Athletic Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free and open to the public. Call 240-500-2265.

Top Five Free
Art reception
Twenty African and Black American artists will show works. Opening receptions are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Sunday, Jan. 15, and Monday, Jan. 16. Just Lookin’ Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., downtown Hagerstown. Free admission; open to the public. Go to

King in music and art
Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yvonne Jenkins will speak and Kevin Watson will unveil his new oil painting of King, which will be auctioned. Aaron Worthy will play piano and saxophone. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

American Indian archaeology
Doug Stine will talk about artifacts collected at the Ebbert Spring Site Archaeology. More than 35 types of native American pottery have been found at the site. 7 p.m. Thursday at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Free. Call 717-597-9325 or go to

The Wyeth Influence
A panel of local artists including Lee Weaver, Tom Renner and Robert Wantz will discuss the influence the Wyeth Family of artists had on their work. 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

‘Traces of the Trade’
In this award-winning documentary, 10 New England cousins — descendants of New England slave traders — trace the route and legacy of their ancestors. Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday; movie follows; discussion follows movie screening. Trinity United Methodist Church, Harbaugh Hall, 30 W. North St., Waybesboro, Pa. Free; dinner reservations requested. Call 717-762-7191 or email

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