Five for your planner: Tuesday, Sept. 4

August 31, 2012

1. ‘Harvey’ opens
The story of Elwood P. Dowd’s friendship with an invisible, giant, white rabbit opens Friday, Sept. 7, and runs most weekends through Oct. 13, at Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., rear, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29 to $42. Call 301-739-7469. Go to

2. Three artists open show
“New Wave: Paintings” by Sam Dalious, Luke Jones and Kelly Neibert will be on display. Meet-the-artists reception, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 26, at The Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

3. Civil War stories
Valley Art Association members’ exhibit showing how citizens and properties were affected by the battles and troop movements of the Civil War. Open through Sunday, Oct. 28. Mansion House Art Center, 501 Highland Way, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-6813 or go to

4. Barbecue, bluegrass
Pickin’ in the Panhandle will hold two barbecue competitions in addition to music. Musicians include The Back Creek Valley Boys, The Crowe Brothers, Joe Taxi, Kentucky HeadHunters and the Davisson Brothers, shown. Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9. Lazy A Campground, 317 Kathy’s Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va. Tickets cost $25 or $60. Go to

5. The Bee Eaters
Fiddle champions Tashina Clarridge and Tristan Clarridge will present Celtic, bluegrass, old-time and jazz music with dulcimer player Simon Chrisman and Appalachian fiddle master Bruce Molsky. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall, corner of King and German Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets are $8 to $15. Go to

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