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Staff top 10 picks: Weekend starting Thursday, April 4

April 04, 2013
  • The interactive show will feature Alice and her cat, Dinah, as they venture through the looking glass. Presented by Walker Performing Arts. 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.
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Civil War lecture series

Christopher Frisby will discuss "Paths to Glory: Select Stories of African-American Trailblazers from Mercersburg to Hagerstown." Thursday, April 4. Dinner at 6 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. $25; $20 museum members. Lecture only, $5 nonmembers; free for museum members. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

'Alice in Wonderland'

The interactive show will feature Alice and her cat, Dinah, as they venture through the looking glass. Presented by Walker Performing Arts. 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $15; $12, children and seniors. Call 800-969-2603, email walkerarts@verizon.net or go to www.walkerperformingarts.com.

4th Legionary Corps

Join the recreated 4th Legionary Corps as they garrison the fort and demonstrate the life of Continental soldiers during the Revolutionary War. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. April 6; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Park entrance fees apply. Call 301-842-2155.


'Whiskey Beach' spring book signing event

The book signing will celebrate Nora Roberts' annual hardcover release, "Whiskey Beach." Other authors attending include Maya Banks, Jeanine Cummins, Donna Kauffman, Mary Kay McComas and local authors K.R. Flanagan and Vince Gisriel. All books autographed must be purchased at Turn the Page. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Free tickets will be given out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-4588 or email info@ttpbooks.com.



Broadway Blockbusters Concert

Organist Bob Eyer and singer Corey Evan Rotz will perform together. The program will include Broadway hits. 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Wilson College's Thomson Chapel, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. For tickets, call 717-261-1220.




The Five Free things to do this week

'The Crucible'

Students in the Elements of Dramatic Production class will perform "The Crucible," a dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials. 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5; 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Hagerstown Community College's Black Box Theater Room 101 in Kepler Theater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Email jabuhrman@hagerstowncc.edu.



Paintings and photographs reception

Patrick Hiatt's "A Maryland Decade" will feature paintings, and "The Eye Test 2" will feature photographs by Benita Keller's advanced photography class at Hagerstown Community College. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5. Exhibits continue through Tuesday, April 30. Washington County Arts Council, 34-36 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com.


Hitching Post

Recently married couples will sell their extra decorations to soon-to-be-married couples. Tour the barn and grounds of Springfield Farm, meet and talk to wedding service providers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will conduct a marriage re-commitment service at 1 p.m. Free. Email joaneknode@msn.com.



Transportation museum grand opening and open house

Grand opening celebration of the Washington County Rural Heritage Transportation Museum and museum open house. Artifacts include two Hagerstown-built Dagmar automobiles and Crawford bicycles, Dahlgren carriages, Pope Tribune automobiles, an Astor taxi-cab and more. Activities include high-wheel bikes in action (weather permitting), barrel-train rides and 4-H youth development crafts (weather permitting), demonstrations and antique car clubs and Washington County Antique Tractor Club exhibits. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Call 240-420-1714 or go to www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.



Gustafer Yellowgold

Artist and songwriter Morgan Taylor tells the musical story of Gustafer Yellowgold, a cone-headed children's character, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself in absurd situations. 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10; $5, children. Call 304-876-3704 or go to www.operahouselive.com.

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