Staff picks for Nov. 1 to 7

November 02, 2012
  • Artists and artisans welcome visitors during a self-guided driving tour to studios in Berkeley County, W.Va.
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The Top Five

Wine Down Friday
Shane Gamble will present pop, country, Americana and indie rock. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring. $5, includes tastes of wine, $1 for the first glass of wine. Go to

Coffeehouse music
Trinity Orchard House will host funky, old-style, folk singers Banana Express. Doors open, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Doors open for social time and open sign-up at  Open mic precedes performance. $5 to $10 donation per person requested. Call Steve Warner at 304-676-4422.

Museum’s Treasure Sale 
A preview reception with refreshments and a silent auction takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. The Treasure Sale, hosted by the Singer Society, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Reception, $20; purchase tickets at the museum. Free admission to the Treasure Sale. Call 301-739-5727.

Political comedy
The Potomac Playmakers take a satirical look at American politics and theater and their influence on contemporary culture in “The Fourth Wall.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 2 and 9, and Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Women’s Club, South Prospect Street, Hagerstown. $10. Call 301-797-8182.

Guitar quartet
Georgia Guitar Quartet plays music from Bach and Brahms to Radiohead. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Shepherd University’s Frank Center, off University Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $22, if purchased seven days in advance; $27 after that date. Call 304-876-5765, email or go to

The Five Free

Art show reception
Artwork by Doug Moulden will be on display in a show called “The Darkness of My Night and the Brightness of My Day” through Tuesday, Nov. 27. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 301-791-3132 or go to

Miniature art
More than 200 tiny original works of art will be on display, including oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; drawings; hand-pulled prints and sculpture. Reception 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Exhibit continues through Friday, Jan. 4. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 717-264-6883.

Book signing
Nora Roberts will sign the third book in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy — “The Perfect Hope” — alongside six other romance authors. Books to be signed must be purchased at Turn the Page Bookstore. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Free tickets available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-4588 or email
• Also on Saturday, local artists will paint the street scenes and favorite landmarks in Boonsboro to celebrate the book release. Artists start painting, 8:30 a.m.; 3 p.m. reception and sale of the artwork at The Gifts Inn, 16 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Go to

Trails and Trees Studio Tour
A self-guided driving tour to artist and artisan studios in Berkeley County, W.Va. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4. For a list of sites, go to, call 304-754-6643 or email

Classical guitarist
Classical guitarist Candice Mowbray will perform works by Ida Presti, Lagoya, Pujol and Piazzolla. Part of Noteworthy Sundays @ Your Library free concert series. 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library, 12624 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Free. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 186.

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