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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• ‘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 www.wcpdt.com.
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 www.potomacplaymakers.com.
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 www.hbaofwashingtoncounty.org.
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 www.mdtheatre.org.
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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 email@example.com.
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 www.ahajc.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.