Staff picks: The top 10 events for Feb. 28 to March 6
Israeli jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen performs Saturday, March 2, with the Shepherd University jazz band. (Submitted photo / February 28, 2013)
Chambersburg Area High School concert band presents a diverse program on Thursday, Feb. 28, including sea chanties, a French tone poem and and a Russian patriotic piece. Doors open 6:45 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Chambersburg Area Senior High School auditorium, 511 S. Sixth St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets $4; $2 for children and students. Call 717-261-5680.
‘An Al Jolson Minstrel’
Rescue Hose Co. will hold its 78th annual Hobo Minstrels show. This year’s program is “An Al Jolson Minstrel.” Russ Clever and Ben Thomas will serve as premier end men and C. Gregory Hoover will be interlocutor. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium, South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, Pa. $5; $3, ages 10 and younger. Saturday’s show will be preceded by a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. $7; $4, ages 6 to 12; free for children younger than 6. Dinner sponsored by Greencastle Rotary Club. Proceeds will benefit The Lillian S. Besore Library.
First Friday Coffeehouse
Nashville, Tenn., songwriter Craig Bickhardt will tell anecdotes and personal confessions, accompanying original tunes. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, open mic sign-up. Trinity Orchard House, W.Va. 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10. Call 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.
Christian music festival
Bridgefest 13 features The Glorious Unseen and Oceans and Vessels with special guest Ben Regensburg on stage in the evening. Six local bands perform in the afternoon. Worship by Oceans and Vessels. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Call 301-573-1080 or 304-995-3009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Israeli jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen performs Saturday, March 2, with the Shepherd University jazz band. 8 p.m. Shepherd University’s Frank Center, off University Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $22. Call 304-876-5765, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.sufom.org.
The Five Free
Portrait show opening reception
An exhibit of work by The Wednesday Portrait Group. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, April 2. Washington County Arts Council, 34-36 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com.
National park ranger Jeff Driscoll will exhibit his watercolors. Reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Exhibit continues through Sunday, March 31. Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown.
Sculptor’s open studio
Metal sculptor Scott Cawood will open his studio. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at 3829 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg. Call 301-432-2131 or go to www.cawoodart.com.
Hot Wheels Day
Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars will be on display with multiple Hot Wheel tracks set up for racing. The public is invited to bring their model cars to race. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-991-7839 or go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.
Creative Arts Festival
Art by local veterans will be on display. Many of the submissions were made in the Martinsburg VA Hobby Shop. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; awards at noon. Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-263-0811, ext. 4594.