Five for your planner: Friday, April 20

April 20, 2012
  • Brady Johnson, left, plays Ali Hakim, Addie Prosser, center, plays Ado Annie and Amelia Bickford plays Laurey Williams in the Hagerstown CHildren's Theater production of "Oklahoma" April 20 through April 22.
By Kelly Hahn Johnson

1. It’s more than ‘OK’
A dinner-theater featuring the Hagerstown Childrens’ Theater production of “Oklahoma” opens tonight. 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. Call 301-733-8261, email go to

2. Feel like dancing?
Cumberland Valley Country Western Dance Association hosts line dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Old Quincy High School gym, next to Mowery Elementary off Pa. 997, north of Quincy, Pa. DJ is Stepn Country. $7; $5 members. Call 717-762-6388 or 717-749-5281.

3. ‘Thunder on the Mountain’
South Mountain State Battlefield will host “Thunder on the Mountain.” Battlefield staff and volunteers will portray members of the Jeff Davis Artillery of Alabama. They will load and fire a 12-pound Napoleon cannon and discuss the significance of artillery in the 1862 Battle of South Mountain. 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Demonstrations will be near the North Carolina Monument on South Mountain, south of the intersection of Reno Monument and Lambs Knoll roads. Call 301-432-8065 or go to

4. Plant clinic
Washington County Master Gardeners will offer a free plant clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, with information about companion planting, at Hagerstown City Farmers’ Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown.

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

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