Five things to do this week
Laughs and more
It's a night weekend of skits, songs and laughs at the Clear Spring Lions Club Minstrel and Variety Show. Clear Spring Lions Club will present its 62nd annual minstrel and variety show. The family show will include comedy, soloists, duets and 40-plus chorus and skits. Tri-State Band will provide pre-show entertainment one hour prior to each show. 6:30 p.m. pre-show; 7:30 p.m. show Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16; 1 p.m. pre-show; 2 p.m. show Sunday, March 17. Clear Spring High School's auditorium, 12630 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. $6; $4, students; free for preschoolers. Call 301-842-3831 or 301-573-1930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the children
It's "Showcase of the Stars" of lip-synching hilarity to raise money for San Mar Children's Home Friday, March 15. Sponsored by San Mar Children's Home. Dinner and a show featuring community celebrities lip-syncing to classic oldies. The show will have an Irish theme. Raffle prizes. Tom Riford will be master of ceremonies. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hager Hall Conference & Events Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $40; or $280 for a table of eight. Call 301-733-9067, ext. 101.
Flowers in bloom
Spring is almost here, so get some tips at the Flower and Garden Show Saturday and Sunday at Hagerstown Community College. 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. Also seminars and demonstrations on a variety of gardening topics. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16; 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. $4; free for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni Association. Call 240-500-2346 or email email@example.com.
From TV to stage
Highland View Academy students will tell you a story about a man name Jeb when they stage "Beverly Hillbillies." Highland View Academy seniors perform. Silent auction as well. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Highland View Academy auditorium, 10100 Academy Drive, Hagerstown. Tickets $12 for adults, $7 for children; free for those ages 3 and younger. Proceeds go toward senior mission trip. Call Brenda Fornos at 410-490-2972.
It's brass meets hip-hop with PitchBlack Brass Band who perform Saturday, March 16, at Shepherdstown Opera House. PitchBlak Brass Band will perform. 9 p.m. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $7. Call 304-876-3704 or go to www.operahouselive.com.
Five free this to do this week
Washington bathed here
Berkeley Springs, W.Va., celebrates George Washington's Bathtub this weekend, starting Friday, March 15. A weekend of sales and events throughout Berkeley Springs, W.Va. A highlight of the weekend is the season of opening of the Museum of the Berkeley Springs with the traditional reading from George Washington's papers at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The event continues through Sunday, March 17. Berkeley Springs, W.Va. For a schedule, go to www.berkeleysprings.com
Farm at the mall
Expose the kids to the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair early during Ag Weekend at the Valley Mall. Event starts Friday, March 15. See displays of events, businesses and activities offered by the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair. Daily activities include hands-on kids' learning activities, kids' crafts, egg hatching and more. Highlights include cake and pie contest and auction, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday; petting farm, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., music by country artist Jeremy Staubus, 12:30 p.m., kids pedal pull, 7 p.m., all Saturday, March 16; and music by country artist Lindsey Erin, noon, and bluegrass by Fertile Soil, 3 p.m., all Sunday, March 17. Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here comes the Easter Bunny
Calvary United Methodist Church in Martinsburg, W.Va., celebrates Easter for children Saturday, March 16. Facepainting, storytime, games and prizes, egg hunt, crafts and refreshments. Children ages 3 years to fifth grade are invited to bring their Easter baskets. 10 a.m. to noon. Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4542.
Students at Cumberland Valley School of Music show off their hard work Saturday, March 16, as part of "Performathon." Musical performances by Cumberland Valley School of Music students. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thomson Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall. Drummers, guitarists and rock ensembles 1 to 3 p.m. Allen Auditorium in Warfield Hall, 1 to 3 p.m. Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 717-261-1220.
Art on display
Artwork by Kate Keely and Jennifer Hand will be on display beginning Monday at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Center. ‘Still in Motion' reception, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Exhibit continues through Thursday, April 4. Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Center, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2221 or email email@example.com.