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Staff picks: Concerts, a kite fly, a hair-fashion show and other top events for April 11

April 11, 2013
  • Seth Thompson,left, Amie Tweit and Adam Blackstock rehearse a scene from "The Church of Diminishing Marginal Returns" at Washington Co. Playhouse
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The Top Five

Vocal concert
Countertenor Terry Barber will perform classical and popular favorites. A Community Concert Association of Hagerstown concert. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potmac St., downtown Hagerstown. $25; $2 students. Call 240-520-0174 or go to www.hagerstownliveonstage.com.

She’s got great hair
World-class hair designer Brett Borreson will lead Evening of Hope: Fashion for a Cure, a theatrical hair-inspired fashion show Saturday, April 13. 6 p.m., doors open for silent auction; 7 p.m., hair and fashion show begins. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $25; $15, students. Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley. Call 301-790-3500.

Southern gospel soloist
Ivan Parker, who sang with the Gaithers’ Homecoming tour in the late 1990s, will perform Saturday, April 13. 7 p.m.; doors open to 6 p.m. Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, Pa. $10 in advance; $12 at the door; free for ages 12 and younger. Tickets available at Lifeway Christian Store, Chambersburg, Pa.; Sunnyway Foods, Greencastle, Pa., and Chambersburg. Call 717-264-5138 or 717-762-2991.

Praise the Lord; donate to us
Two broke and out-of-work brothers start their own church. Opens 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13; additional showtimes 6 p.m. Fridays, April 19 and 26, May 24, and Saturdays, April 20 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25; matinee at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29 to $39.95. For reservations, call 301-739-7469. Go to www.wcpdt.com.

‘Prelude to Eternity’
A concert of resurrection music with audience participation. Organists include Joy Ross and Cheryl Wilson. Special musical performances by Isabelle Maina, soprano, and Chloe Cupernall, flute. 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Presbyterian Church, corner of West Washington and South Prospect streets, downtown Hagerstown. All proceeds will benefit REACH of Washington County. Donations will be accepted before and after the concert. Call 301-739-6337.


Top Five Free

Gospel trio
The Jacob Brothers will perform traditional and sacred music. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 17426 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. Freewill offering. Call 301-733-0326.

Birthday celebration concert
A birthday celebration for May Weather drummer Bailey Kercheval and frontman Ross Semler. Next to Nothing, Janissary and From Far Away will also perform. 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Right Choice Ministries, 20204 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-797-8157 or go to www.rightchoiceministries.org.

Bird and nature walk
On Friday, April 12, bird watchers will go on a guided exploration of the Conococheague Institute’s land, looking for birds and plants. Bring binoculars and a snack. 9:30 a.m. Rock Hill Farm, 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, Pa. Free. No registration required. Call 717-328-3467 or email info@cimlg.org.

Market opens
Local meats, produce, seedlings and more; children’s crafts; and items fostering health. There will be a chicken workshop and chick and chicken sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 3988 Kearneysville Road, near Morgan’s Grove Park, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Go to www.facebook.com/morgansgrovemarket.

Kite fun fly
George and Sam Adams will offer free individual instruction and demonstrations of kite flying techniques Saturday, April 13. Participants should bring their own kites. For all ages. A kite-making workshop, noon to 1:30 p.m.; $1. Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Meet in the meadow behind the museum house. Park in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road. Call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373.

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