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Comedy, a Civil War lecture, a bagpipe concert and other staff picks for Jan. 17 to 23

January 17, 2013
  • A bagpipe concert with E.J. Jones, shown here, Ivan Goff, Ian Lawther and Matt and Shannon Heaton, featuring music of different types of bagpipes from different countries takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Shepherd Universitys Reynolds Hall, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour
Hosted by Chad Beadle and featuring C.J. Burney, Stacey Carver and Jennifer Nelson. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Majestic Restaurant, 908 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. $15 at the door. Call 240-367-5052. Go to www.makemelaughchad.com.

Squeeze the Bag
A bagpipe concert with E.J. Jones, Ivan Goff, Ian Lawther and Matt and Shannon Heaton, featuring music of various types of bagpipes. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $18; $15, seniors; $12 for Shepherdstown Music and Dance members; $8 for children and students. Call 304-263-2531, go to www.smad.us or email updf@earthlink.net.

Bluegrass bands
Shiloh Ridge Bluegrass Entertainment and Bluestone Bluegrass Band will perform. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg, Pa. $15; $10, students. For tickets, call 717-263-0202 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door based on availability.

Herbs and healing
A speaker on spiitual healing, plus tarot readings, hand analysis, release of karma contracts, chakra and aura realignment, reiki treatment, massage, animal communicator/healer and more. For ages 18 and older. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at InnerBeyouty: The Mystical Magical Metaphysical Shoppe, 57 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free admission; fees for some services. Call Veeda at 443-527-8461 or email innerbeyouty@yahoo.com.

2013 Bridal & Prom Expo
Plan an entire wedding from venue to honeymoon at this event. Noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway. Free. Call 301-745-3620 or email kristie.sundberg@herald-mail.com.

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Old-school jazz
The Shepherd University Jazz Faculty Ensemble will present a Tribute to the Cool School. The faculty ensemble will present music made popular by musicians of the Cool Jazz Movement in the 1950s. The concert will feature special guest trumpeter Mike Kamuf. 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. Call 304-876-5555 or go to www.shepherd.edu.

Local impact of the Civil War
The first meeting of Making Sense of the American Civil War, a discussion series exploring literary works about the American Civil War. Meet the leaders and learn about the series at an introductory reception. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Boonsboro Branch Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. Advance registration is requested. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 186, or register online at www.washcolibrary.org or by clicking here.

Book signing
A book signing has been scheduled for “A Veil of Shattered Dreams,” the debut novel of Shepherd University student Rachel Stark. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Beasley’s Books and Eccentricities, 307 W. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. Call 304-725-9630.

Seed starting
Washington County Master Gardeners plant clinics. Check out seed catalogues, make a newspaper pot, look at ideas for indoor seed starting, and get information about the Master Gardener class beginning in February. 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Hagerstown City Farmers’ Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-1604.

Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Celebration
The celebration will include a musical performance by the New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Mass Choir and conclude with a dramatic rendition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, performed by the Rev. Darin Mency. 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Theater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free admission. Call 240-500-2265.

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