Five for your planner: Monday, Nov. 12

November 12, 2012
  • A benefit for Hospice of Washington County features Karen Taylor-Good.The event is Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Cortland Manor in Hagerstown.
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1. Hospice benefit
A benefit for Hospice of Washington County. The evening will include hearty hors d’ oeuvres, cash bar, Tom Riford as emcee, testimonials from three Hospice of Washington County families and five songs performed by Karen Taylor-Good. 5 to 6 p.m. cocktail hour; 6 to 7 p.m. program; 7 p.m. autographs and photographs with Karen Taylor-Good. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Cortland Mansion, 1941 Cortland Drive, Hagerstown. Free tickets; donations requested. Call 301-791-6360.

2. Shepherd jazz
Shepherd University’s jazz ensemble, lab band and jazz combo will perform works by Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Quincy Jones and Sonny Rollins. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Shepherd University’s Frank Center, off University Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10; $5 students, faculty and staff; free to Shepherd students and Friends of Music MAC cardholders. Box office opens one hour prior to the performance. Call 304-876-5555 or go to

3. Winter birding
Master Naturalists Carol Del-Colle and Kathryn Henry will provide tips on attracting and feeding birds in your backyard during winter. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at National Conservation Training Center, Instructional East Building, 698 Conservation Way, near Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-676-3397.

4. Star party
The indoor program on telescopes will go on regardless of sky condition. If the sky is clear, telescopes will be set up in the back yard of the museum house for viewing. Sponsored by Renfrew Institute and Tri-State Astronomers. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-0373 or go to

5. Photos of artists
Environmental portraits of local artists and artisans by Frank Robbins are on display through Tuesday, Nov. 20. Fire Hall Gallery, 108 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 304-725-7648.

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