The top five things to do this week
Songs for women
Women in Need of Franklin and Fulton counties will hold a benefit concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. "Tapestry" will feature soprano Elisabeth Turchi. The concert will honor women, including the works of women poets, composers and choreographers, as well as the dancers of the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company. 3 $20, adults; $10, students. For tickets, call 301-816-7201.
Good to be queen
It's wonderful being the queen and there are two scholarship pageants Saturday night.
Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Pageant willl be at 7 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, downtown Hagerstown. $20; $8, children. For tickets, go to www.mdtheatre.org or call 301-790-2000.
The Miss Berkeley County/Miss North Eastern Scholarship Pageant is at 6:30 p.m. at Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $10; $5 for children; free for ages 5 and younger. For more information, call Shelley Nichols-Franklin at 304-279-9009.
Up and away
Watch the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe as they alley-oop their way through their show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $1 per person. Call 240-500-2225 or email email@example.com
Rockin' and rollin'
Their name might be a little confusing but Dangermuffin wil performing 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $8. Go to www.operahouselive.com.
Hagerstown Children's Theater will stage the classic, "Aladdin," opening Friday night in Hagerstown. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. The Academy Theatre Banquet and Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $15; $12, children and seniors. Reservations are recommended; however tickets will be sold at the door. Call 301-733-8261, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.mytheaterarts.com.
The five free things to do this week
Make a difference
"Leave a Legacy — Make a Difference" is the theme to the YMCA Community Black History Program on Sunday, Feb. 19. Deborah Addo Samuels, chief operating officer at Meritus Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker at the YMCA Community Black History Program. This year's theme is "Leave a Legacy — Make a Difference." Local choirs and artists will perform. Event at 3 p.m. at Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free, donations accepted. Call 301-739-3990, ext. 4239.
Cirque Dreams: Pop Goes the Rock blends gymnastics with rock music at 7 p.m. Sunday Feb. 19, at Shippensburg University's H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. An international cast of singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians. Tickets cost $29 to $44. Call 717-477-7469 or go to www.luhrscenter.com.
Always an Olympian
Olympian gold medalist Dominique Dawes will speak at the National Recreation Sports and Fitness Day at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Shepherd University's Storer Ballroom in the Student Center, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Free. In case of inclement weather that closes the university, the lecture will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Call 304-876-5076 or email email@example.com.
In the crease
Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex will teach youngsters hockey for free Saturday. For ages 9 and younger. This is for new skaters interested in trying out hockey for the first time. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, 580 Security Road, Hagerstown. Register at www.tryhockeyforfree.com. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 301-766-9122.
Never too late
Washington County Senior Idol contestants will show they still have it at Saturday's event at 2 p.m. at Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown. The winner and runner up will represent Washington County in the statewide contest in Prince George's County. 2 p.m. Inclement weather, Saturday, Feb. 25. Call 301-790-0275, ext. 205.