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Staff picks for April 19 to 25

April 19, 2012
  • Patrick Prunty plays Curly and Kaitlin McSwine plays Laurey Williams in "Oklahoma," presented this weekend by Hagerstown Children's Theater.
By Kelly Hahn Johnson

The Top Five

‘Oklahoma’
A dinner-theater featuring the Hagerstown Childrens’ Theater production of “Oklahoma.” Buffet dinner, 6 to 7:45 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21; and matinee only at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. Dinner costs $12.95 or $16.95 plus tax and gratuity; show tickets cost $12 or $15. Beer and wine cash bar available. Call 301-733-8261, email walkerarts@verizon.net or go to www.mytheaterarts.com.

Pretty piecework
More than 200 quilts. Raffles, door prizes, food, vendors. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Hagerstown Community College, Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $5 admission; proceeds benefit HCC Ladyhawks Athletic Scholarship Fund. Call 301-791-9631 or go to www.fqgmd.org.

Tastes from a cookbook
The new Women’s Club Cookbook will debut with a cooking demonstration. Several members will demonstrate their recipes and tastings will follow. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at The Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. $12, demonstration; $15, cookbook. To reserve a cookbook or to register for the demonstration, call 301-739-0870.

‘The Curious Savage’
Boonsboro High School Drama will present the story of Ethel Savage, a wealthy widow institutionalized by her children, who hope to convince the legal system that their mother is insane. 7:30 p.m. (understudy performance) Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21. Boonsboro High School auditorium, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro. $5. Call 301-766-8022 or email bairmic@wcps.k12.md.us.

Moller Organ exhibit opens
Museum officials and local dignitaries will open a new exhibit on Moller Organs and how they work. Noon Tuesday, April 24, at Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Open to the public; free admission. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

Top Five Free

Brass band anniversary
The Rohrersville Cornet Band celebrates its 175th birthday at its spring concert. Features music from the band’s library and highlights eras from the mid-19th century to the present. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Rohrersville Cornet Band Concert Hall, 4315 Main St., Rohrersville. Free. Refreshments served. Call 301-992-9767.

Public school at show
The exhibition showcases student art from the Washington County Public Schools. Elementary school student exhibit: Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Exhibit continues through Sunday, May 6. Middle and high school student exhibit: Reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Exhibit continues through Sunday, May 27. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email drastelli@wcmfa.org.

Newcomer House exhibit
The Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield features interpretive exhibits of the Civil War. Half a mile east of Sharpsburg along Md. 34.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in April. Open daily in May. Call 301-791-3246 or go to www.newcomerhouse.org.

Civil War exhibit and music
Memorabilia related to the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry will be displayed and local historians will present a living history of battlefield life. Noon to 4 p.m. Susquehanna Travellers quartet will perform Civil War tunes from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Admission is free. Food available. Call 717-762-4723, email renfrew@innernet.net, or go to www.renfrewmuseum.org.

Awards concert
Cumberland Valley School of Music will present an awards concert featuring winners of the merit scholarship competition. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Wilson College’s Thomson Alumnae Chapel, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 717-261-1220 or go to www.cvsmusic.org.

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