May 12, 2013
The Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will hold a line dance Saturday, May 25, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club, 18007 Maugans Ave. The line dance is for singles and couples. The event is open to the public. The dance costs $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3, 2013
Latin dance classes will be offered Tuesdays and Wednesday at 6 p.m. starting May 7 and 8 at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 North St. in Hagerstown. The classes are sponsored by Comunidad Latina de Washington County and will consist of five Latin dances from Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Salvadore, Mexico and Colombia. The classes are geared for those in elementary and middle school. There is a $25 costume fee. Adults are welcome to participate. Children and adults will participate at local- and state-level events, including festivals, parades, etc., as opportunities arise.
May 2, 2013
The Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will hold its Mother's Day dance Saturday, May 11, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club, now that renovations at the club are complete. The event will include line dancing for singles and couples. Admission costs $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. It is open to the public. Snacks will be provided. The Ruritan Club is at 18007 Maugans Ave. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
April 17, 2013
“Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good, If I can wait!” The wait will not be long. “Something” is coming this weekend. The words are Stephen Sondheim's in “Something's Coming,” Tony's anticipatory song in “West Side Story.” Those lyrics also anticipate “Orchestral Dances,” the final masterworks concert of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's 31st season. “The whole orchestra is in the spotlight for this concert,” wrote Music Director Elizabeth Schulze in an email.
April 14, 2013
Hagerstown Community College will hold a spring dance concert Saturday, April 27, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Kepler Center on the college campus. The event will feature students in the HCC Dance Company, as well as several students taking dance classes at HCC. A combination of contemporary, jazz, modern and ballet dancing will be performed. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to Alyssa Foley Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25, 2013
It was a campground square dance that prompted Art LaVigne's parents and older sister to take up square dancing. Art was called into action because his sister needed a partner, even though the 12-year-old had no interest at the time. “My parents volunteered me. They dragged me kicking and screaming,” LaVigne said. That attitude changed quickly. LaVigne, 49, who lives in Hagerstown and works full time as an IT support specialist in Rockville, Md., has been caller for the Gad-Abouts Square Dance Club of Hagerstown since 1997, one of the largest square dance clubs in the four-state area.
March 20, 2013
Students in the Veterans Club and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hagerstown Community College are sponsoring a 1950s-style sock hop and dance Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 11 p.m., in the ARCC. The event will feature free dance lessons from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and performances by swing bands Rick K and the Allnighters and the Holders. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1950s attire. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets cost $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing email@example.com.
March 14, 2013
The One Mountain Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, auction and dance Saturday, March 23, at American Legion Post 239 on McAfee Hill Road in Cascade. The menu includes spaghetti, tomato or meat sauce, meat balls, Italian bread and a variety of rolls, salad with choice of dressings, dessert, and drink (coffee, tea, or water). Dinner will start at 5 p.m., the auction is at 7 p.m. and dancing will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for those ages 5 to 12. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.
March 12, 2013
1. Readying for springtime Flower and Garden Show will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 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. 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.
March 10, 2013
The Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will extend dance lessons for an additional four weeks. Lessons will be from April 2 to 23 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on the corner of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard. The classes cost $5. There will be no lesson March 26 due to church activities for Easter. For more information, call 240-625-6064 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .