Staff picks for March 15 to 21

March 15, 2012
  • Showcase of the Stars will feature lip-synching and choreographic talents of top celebrities in the Hagerstown in an American Idol-style show. Proceeds benefit San Mar Childrens Home.
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The Top Five
Showcase of the Stars
The show will feature lip-synching and choreographic talents of the top celebrities in the region. The show will be in the style of “American Idol.” Proceeds benefit San Mar Children’s Home. 6 p.m. Friday, doors open at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. $40 each; $280 for tables of eight. For reservations, call 301-733-9067, ext. 101.

Stand-up comedy
Billy McCaleb, Chris Ables, Danny Rolando and Ron Canada perform at the Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour Live. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at Next Dimensions, 132 Old National Pike, south of Funkstown. Ages 21 and older. $15. Call 240-367-5052 or email

Rockabilly, tattoos and girls
Rock Ink Roll 3 will feature music by Highway 13 and women dressed in vintage pinup style as they compete for prizes and cash. 8 p.m. Saturday at The Earth Dog Cafe, 398 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Ages 21 and older. $5. Call 304-258-5115 or email

Swinging, 1920s style
Williamsport High School students will present “No, No, Nanette,” a campy 1920s musical farce. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, March 16 and 23, Saturday, March 17, and Thursday, March 22; and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Williamsport High School auditorium, 5 S. Clifton Drive, Williamsport. $10; $7, students and seniors. Call 301-766-8423.

‘Century of Song’
Antietam Recreation’s dinner and show opens Saturday and features a variety of music, dance and comedy. Pre-dinner activities include antique photographs, antique cars display and root beer floats. Dinner includes grilled chicken tenders, sides, dessert and beverages. Entertainers include Tim Rotz and Elvis tribute artist David King. 6 p.m. pre-dinner activities; 6:30 p.m. dinner Saturday, Fridays, March 23 and 30, and Saturdays, March 24 and 31. Antietam Recreation, 9729 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown. $29; $27, seniors. Reservations are required. Call 301-797-7999 or email

Top Five Free
Eight hours of music
A marathon of musical performances featuring eight hours of continuous music by hundreds of Cumberland Valley School of Music students of all ages and abilities, as well as faculty members. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Wilson College’s Thomson Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. A second site at Allen Auditorium in Warfield Hall will feature drummers, guitarists and rock ensembles from 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Call 717-261-1220 or go to

‘Survivor,’ Bible style
The Friendship Choir will perform this biblical-based production. Six castaways compete on the island to win a grand prize, only to discover that the real way to win is to work together. Members are in grades third through sixth. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 18. Otterbein Ministry Center, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Call 717-762-7147 or go to

Free plant clinic
Washington County Master Gardeners Ginger Grimm and Peggy Hardinge will offer information on “Starting Seeds for Transplants.” Bring questions and a good quality photo or samples of plants or insects in clean, sealed containers or bags. 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday at Hagerstown City Farmers’ Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-1604.

Tractor show
Washington County Antique Tractor Club will open its annual tractor show on Monday. The show includes antique tractors and equipment, lawn and garden tractors. Mall hours through Sunday, March 25. Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway. Call 301-223-8312 or go to

Student art show
Public and private Washington County high school students will display artwork in a variety of media on the theme “Young Inspiration.” Awards reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Exhibit continues through March. The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 240-527-2722.

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