Staff picks for March 22 to 28

March 22, 2012
  • Chambersburg Community Theatre will present The Sound of Music at The Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg.
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The hills are alive
Chambersburg Community Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m Sundays. Friday, March 23, through Sunday, April 1. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $5 to $15. Call 717-263-0202 or go to

Medieval redemption stories
Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present “Holy Harlots: Two Medieval Plays about Prostitutes,” two plays with a Christian message and also bawdy humor. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 31; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25; 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29. Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $2 or $5; free for Shepherd students. Call 304-876-5208 or email

Teen Idol
Twenty performers ages 15 to 19 compete to win the 2012 Teen Idol competition. 7 p.m. Saturday at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $10 all seats. Go to

Spring beauties
Dave Kaplan “Mr. Butterfly” will present “First Butterflies of Spring.” 2 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free with admission of $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Wine tasting
An afternoon of tasting wines from Monumental Fine Wines. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Gordon’s Grocery, 101 Cypress St., Hagerstown. Free; donations accepted of food, toys and other items for the Humane Society of Washington County. Call 301-739-2957 or email

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String quartet
The Gallery Quartet will perform String Quartet, Op. 64, No. 6 by Haydn and Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56, “Intimate Voices” by Sibelius. 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email

His lips don’t move
Singer-songwriter-ventriloquist Brent Vernon will perform. 7 p.m. Fiday at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6788 Williamsport Pike (U.S. 11), Falling Waters, W.Va. Freewill offering. Call 304-274-2923.

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

Underground Railroad leader
Ilene Evans will portray Harriet Tubman and talk about the role Tubman played in assisting escaped slaves. Ruth Gembe will display her collection of directional quilts. 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-0397.

‘Pipes Spectacular’
The Chambersburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present “Pipes Spectacular.” Participanting organists include Doug McCulloh, Tim Wertime, Linda Peppernick, Freda Dorand, Carolyn Kerlin, Kyunghee Reed, James Brinson, Miriam Meglan and Herbert Spomer. The organists will play a Moller pipe organ. 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8 Linden Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. Free; donations accepted. Call 717-485-5358 or 717-423-6354.

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