April 12, 2013
"American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington and others will perform a Cabin Fever benefit concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Md. A family fun day will precede the concert from noon to 3 p.m. The concert will benefit Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Call 301-759-0550 or go to www.woodsetter.com .
March 14, 2013
The Music Department at Smithsburg Middle School will hold its third annual benefit concert Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Smithsburg High School. This year, concert donations will raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the Special Events for St. Jude fundraising program. St. Jude is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. The concert will feature performances by the Smithsburg Middle School Eighth Grade Band, Eighth Grade Chorus, and Festival Orchestra. Each group will perform three selections they have prepared for the Washington County Large Ensemble Adjudication Festival held later that week.
February 10, 2013
Jason Kabler brought a guitar with him for his homecoming to Greencastle this weekend. The Nashville, Tenn.-based musician performed five shows in this region, including one at the American Legion in his hometown Sunday. There, the 38-year-old displayed his sound, which has evolved from rock to country to its current genre - whatever that is. Kabler laughed as he explained how an announcer recently described him as a pop/rock artist. “I said, 'I guess I'm no longer country,'” Kabler said.
October 17, 2012
When most music fans think of the mandolin, they usually think of bluegrass. But the stringed instrument is just as comfortable at opera as the Grand Ole Opry. In fact, Vivaldi wrote a concert for the mandolin and Mozart featured it in a serenade. And during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it was the instrument of choice, arriving in the United States with European immigrants who held the mandolin in high esteem. Maybe it was the sound that made it so popular — distinctive, shimmering and ethereal.
September 7, 2012
1. Concert benefits Living Donor Clinic Living Donor Clinic benefit concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Harmony United Methodist Church, 9455 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, W.Va. Nashville, Tenn., recording artists James Wesley, pictured, and Dustin Lynch will perform. Also silent auction featuring items signed by Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and others. Suggested donation, $10. For tickets, call 304-274-1719. Proceeds benefit the University of Maryland Medical Center's Living Donor Follow-Up Clinic.
July 7, 2012
National Kitchen Garden Day Learn about the uses of herbs and vegetables by people in the 19th century for cooking and homeopathy. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Pry House Field Hospital, Antietam National Battlefield, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. Call 301-416-2395 or go to www.civilwarmed.org . Civil War cinema “Gettysburg” will be shown. Rated PG. 1 p.m. today. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727, email email@example.com or go to www.wcmfa.org . Benefit concert A benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
January 25, 2012
Clare Domer's ballroom dance will be Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. The event is open to the public. Admission costs $5 per person. Benefit concert Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co., 22 N. Main St. in Smithsburg, will hold a variety/rock benefit concert. The event will be an alcohol/drug free event. It will be held at the Smithsburg fire hall Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 11 p.m. Some of the bands performing include Next to Nothing, The Eleventh Hour, Your Favorite Coastline, Seasons and Coxey Brown.
January 18, 2012
Smithsburg Middle School held its 2012 geography bee Jan. 5. Alan Lopez took first place, the runner-up was Peyton Hahn, and Griffin Weaver took third place. The bee had 10 finalists. The other students who participated included Ryan Gordon, Dmitry Pobovreeva, Cassandra Li, Zachary Story, Noah Stottlemyer, Lars Davis and Mari Mullane. Financial peace Financial Peace University, the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD, will be offered at Smithsburg Valley Baptist Church, at 12911 Bikle Road in Smithsburg.