Five for your planner: Wednesday, Dec. 12
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Concert features guest artists such as Robert Tudor, pictured. (Submitted photo / December 11, 2012)
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Concert features guest artists such as Robert Tudor. $25; $18, students; $12, ages 12 and younger. Call 301-797-4000 or go to www.marylandsymphony.org.
2. Tie-dye trip down musical lane
On the Bus will present Grateful Dead music 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10. Call 304-876-3704 or go to www.operahouselive.com.
3. Climb aboard
Hear the story of "The Polar Express" with hot cocoa and cookies at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at South Jefferson Public Library, corner of Summit Point Road and Church Street, Summit Point, W.Va. Make a Christmas craft and enjoy coloring and activity sheets. Call 304-725-6227 or go to www.sojeffersonlibrary.com.
4. A fractured 'Nutcracker'
"The Nutty Nutcracker" will be performed at noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 30. Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Show, animal crackers, balloons and a dance party after the show. $4.50 per person ages 2 and older. Call 304-258-4074 or go to www.wondermentpuppets.com.
5. Photos and photographers
Stephen Recker will sign copies of his book "Rare Images of Antietam and the Photographers Who Took Them," from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Washington County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, 16 Public Square, Hagerstown. Call Recker at 240-217-3664.