Five for your planner: Tuesday, April 24

April 23, 2012
  • The Apollo Civic Theatre concludes its show, "Death by Chocolate," this weekend.
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1. 'Chocolate' indulgence

The Apollo Civic Theatre concludes its show, "Death by Chocolate," a comedy/mystery set in the Meadowbrook Health Resort, where new manager and mystery writer are trying to solve a series of untimely murders. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday, April27, and Saturday, April 28; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the theater, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $7 to $15. Call 304-263-6766 or go to The show is part of the Chocolate Festival and Book Faire.

2. Opera goes Broadway

Cumberland Valley School of Music's next musicale, "Opera, Broadway and Popera," will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the home of Hank and Jan Guarriello, 373 Craig Road, Greencastle, Pa. The concert will feature coloratura soprano Elisabeth Turchi, pictured; soprano Beth Jacobs, baritone Jason Widney, and Christyan Seay. Valerie Merriman will accompany at the piano. 3 p.m. $65, includes food, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. Call 717-261-1220 or go to

3. An artful stroll

More than 20 businesses and artists will display artwork from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, from Bolivar, W.Va., to the Lower Town in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Call 304-885-0094 or go to

4. Water on fire

Author and refuge manager John Hartig will discuss "Burning Rivers: The Revival of Four Urban Industrial Rivers That Caught Fire" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at National Conservation Training Center's Byrd Auditorium, Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-7276, email mark_madison@fws .gov or go to

5. They're off

The Greenbrier Challenge will be Sunday, April 29, at Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro. Races begin at 9:30 a.m. The Greenbrier Challenage is a mountain bike race sanctioned by USA Cycling. For information, go to

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