Staff picks: March 14-20

March 13, 2013
  • Betty Smith dances with her walker in a revue at Clear Spring High School Sunday afternoon. The musical skit involved Smith, Kathy Miles, Denise Binkley, Cherry Snyder, and Esther Whitley doing a spoof of a well-known music video. The Clear Spring Lions Club put on its' 60th annual minstrel show.
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Laughs and more
It's a night weekend of skits, songs and laughs at the Clear Spring Lions Club Minstrel and Variety Show. Clear Spring Lions Club will present its 62nd annual minstrel and variety show. The family show will include comedy, soloists, duets and 40-plus chorus and skits. Tri-State Band will provide pre-show entertainment one hour prior to each show. 6:30 p.m. pre-show; 7:30 p.m. show Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16; 1 p.m. pre-show; 2 p.m. show Sunday, March 17. Clear Spring High School's auditorium, 12630 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. $6; $4, students; free for preschoolers. Call 301-842-3831 or 301-573-1930 or email

For the children
It's "Showcase of the Stars" of lip-synching hilarity to raise money for San Mar Children's Home Friday, March 15. Sponsored by San Mar Children's Home. Dinner and a show featuring community celebrities lip-syncing to classic oldies. The show will have an Irish theme. Raffle prizes. Tom Riford will be master of ceremonies. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hager Hall Conference & Events Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $40; or $280 for a table of eight. Call 301-733-9067, ext. 101.

Flowers in bloom
Spring is almost here, so get some tips at the Flower and Garden Show Saturday and Sunday at Hagerstown Community College. Show participants include experts in nurseries, lawn and garden equipment, pottery and statuary, landscaping, tree services, stone products, pools, spas, outdoor furniture, florists, wild bird products and natural gourmet gifts from the garden. Also seminars and demonstrations on a variety of gardening topics. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $4; free for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni Association. Call 240-500-2346 or email

From TV to stage
Highland View Academy students will tell you a story about a man name Jeb  when they stage "Beverly Hillbillies."  Highland View Academy seniors perform. Silent auction as well. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Highland View Academy auditorium, 10100 Academy Drive, Hagerstown. Tickets $12 for adults, $7 for children; free for those ages 3 and younger. Proceeds go toward senior mission trip. Call Brenda Fornos at 410-490-2972.

Brassy concert
It's brass meets hip-hop with PitchBlack Brass Band who perform Saturday, March 16, at Shepherdstown Opera House. PitchBlak Brass Band will perform. 9 p.m. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $7. Call 304-876-3704 or go to

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