Staff picks for March 9 to 14

March 09, 2012
  • This image by Chris Heurich is on display at Washington County Arts Council Gallery along with other photos by Heurich and by Jamie Turner and paintings by Jeff Driscoll. Reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, April 3.
Photo by Chris Heurich

The Top Five
High school theater
Three high schools present stage productions this weekend.
‘Twelve Angry Men’
Boonsboro High School drama students will present “Twelve Angry Men.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9. Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro. $5. Call 301-766-8022 or email
‘The Wizard of Oz’
A story of a good witch, a bad witch, a wizard, Munchkins, a lion, a tin woodsman, a straw man, Dorothy and her little dog, too. 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, Saturday, March 10, Monday, March 12, and Tuesday, March 13; and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10. North Hagerstown High School auditorium, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. $10; $7, students and seniors. Proceeds will go toward the orchestra and choral boosters.
Dinner and a show
Clear Spring High School Reflections and Cascades Show Choir will hold its annual dinner and show. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, applesauce, bread, drink and dessert. 5 to 8 p.m., dinner. Show times 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. St. John’s United Church of Christ, 211 E. Cumberland St., Clear Spring. $8; $6, ages 6 to 12; free for children 5 and younger.

A shot in the dark
In “Tune in for Murder,” the cast and crew of a TV sitcom are forced to do a remote shoot from the Washington County Playhouse in downtown Hagerstown. During the shoot, the lights go out, a gun is fired and the star is dead. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 31; 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., rear, downtown Hagerstown. $42; $38, students and seniors; $29, ages 5 to 11; show only, Fridays only, $19. Call 301-739-7469 or go to

Cabaret and silent auction
Playmakers will perform song, dance and comedy. Items from community partners will be auctioned. 7 p.m. Friday at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown. $20. Proceeds will go to Potomac Playmakers. For reservations and donations, call 301-797-8182. Go to

No place like home
The 2012 Home Show features vendors of home design and construction. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Hagerstown Community College’s Athletic Recreational Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $2; free for ages 12 and younger. Free parking and shuttle transport from parking. Call 301-582-8198 or go to

Magic show
Safe Place, the Child Advocacy Center, will present its sixth annual Safe Place/Antietam Exchange Club 2012 Comedy and Magic Show. Entertainers include Antje Pode, Puck and The Gizmo Guys. 7 to 10 p.m. The Maryland Theater, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $20. Call 301-790-2000 or go to

Top Five Free
A dual artist exhibition featuring photographs by Jamie Turner and Chris Heurich. Paintings by Jeff Driscoll will also be exhibited. Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, April 3. Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or email

The other war anniversary
Local historian Roger Keller will discuss “Maryland and the War of 1812” and Washington County’s role in the war. 6 p.m. Friday at Boonsboro Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-5723.

Art show reception
Douglas Kinnett opens a new exhibit of his Georgetown Series paintings. Reception from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Exhibit continues through Saturday, March 31. Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County’s AHA Fire Hall Gallery in the Charles Town Visitors Center, 108 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Go to

Renfrew Rocks
Fossils, dinosaurs, volcanoes and earthquakes are the focus of a program presented by geologist Jeri Jones. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Renfrew Museum’s visitor center, 1010 E. Main St, Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Open to ages 12 and older. Advance registration is required. Call 717-762-0373 or email

Play a game
Chess and Scrabble boards will be provided. For all ages. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Port City Java, Center Court, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Full menu available. Call 301-790-5040.

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