What's NXT

Information in the calendar is subject to change or cancellation. If your organization changes or cancels an event listed in the What's NXT calendar, please notify us immediately by eFmailing lifestyle@herald-mail.com or calling 301-791-6024. To submit an event, email it to the calendar at lifestyle@herald-mail.com at least 2 1/2 weeks before the event.

Thursday, March 23


Berkeley Arts Council 2023 Members' Exhibit

Through Saturday, April 1 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Berkeley Art Works

116 N. Queen St.

Martinsburg, W.Va.

Features 42 works by 26 artists, including photography, quilting, sculpture, collage and various forms of paintings. Also, fine art and fine crafts by 13 juried artists of the Berkeley Art Works Artist Cooperative. Go to berkeleyartswv.org or call 304-620-7277.

Robert & Kitty Nalewalk: Travel — A Gift to the Senses

Through Tuesday, April 4 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; virtual exhibit at https://www.youtube.com/@washcoarts.

Washington County Arts Council

34 S. Potomac St., Suite 100


Photographers (and husband and wife) exhibit photographs taken during their travels around the world. Use A&E Parking Deck, 25 Renaissance Way. Main entrance off third level (Potomac Street). Go to https://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/march-2023, email gallerymanager@washingtoncountyarts.com or call 301-791-3132.

Art in the Hallway

Through Friday, March 31

Hallway between Meritus' main entrance and Same Day Surgery Center

Meritus Medical Center

11116 Medical Campus Road


A collaboration of the Valley Art Association and Meritus Medical Center. Works by artist Ronda Albright will be on display. Sales are handled at the Meritus gift shop, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the hospital auxiliary. For gift shop hours, call 301-790-8181.

Portraits of Persistence

Through Saturday, April 1 - Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday noon to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 8 p.m.

Shepherd University Scarborough Library

301 N. King St.

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Artwork inspired by stories of Storer College students. Free. Call 304-876-5421.

Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions

Thursday, April 23 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

401 Museum Drive (in the City Park)


Showcasing artists/photographers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Free. Go to www.wcmfa.org or call 301-739-5727.

Fabric Arts Exhibition

Through Sunday, April 30 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Jefferson Public Library

49 Church St.

Summit Point, W.Va.

Exhibit by The Sisterhood of the Thimble, a local quilt group. Go to www.sojeffersonlibrary.com or call 304-725-6227.


Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time

Thursday, March 23 - 10 a.m.

Kepler Theater

Hagerstown Community College

11512 Kepler Drive


HCC's 2023 Big Read book event. Andrew Forsthoefel will speak about his memoir, written following his cross-country trek and told through the stories of the people he met along the highways of America. Bring book for a free signing following presentation. Free. Go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/bigread. Email amdrumgoole@hagerstowncc.edu.

Estate Planning: Leaving Your Mark on the Next Generation

Thursday, March 23 - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in-person and via Zoom

Frederick News-Post

351 Ballenger Center Drive

Frederick, Md.

Presented by Sterling Financial Management's private wealth manager Kelly Batey and Special Counsel Marty Snyder. Examines wills, trusts, healthcare directives, as well as the benefits of having an estate plan. Free. To register, go to www.sterlingfm.com/events or call 301-733-7777.

Backyard Critters: Furry, Scaly, Slimy

Thursday, March 23 - 7 p.m.

Church of the Apostles, Social Room

336 Barnett Ave.

Waynesboro, Pa.

Third of The Institute's three-part spring series, What's the Buzz in Your Backyard? Presented by Erika Coover of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Free. Go to natureandcultureinstitute.org, email info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.


2023 Maryland International Film Festival

Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26 - event starts at 5 p.m. Thursday and ends at 5 p.m. Sunday

36 S. Potomac St.


More than 100 films from around the world. Five venues. Celebrates independent films. Awards for best feature, best documentary, best short, best foreign film, best local film, best animated film and best student film. Opening night at The Maryland Theatre includes VIP party and several awards. $80 all-access festival pass or $35 VIP and film for Friday, $50 weekend pass, $30 Saturday pass, $30 Sunday pass. Portion of proceeds benefit global charities. Go to marylandiff.org.

Friday, March 24


Animal Kingdom

Through Sunday, March 26 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays

The Mansion House Art Center and Gallery

480 Highland Ave. (in the City Park)


Valley Art Association members art exhibit. Free admission. Go to https://valleyartassoc.org/ or call 301-797-2867.

The Final Course

Friday, March 24 - reception from 6 to 9 p.m., exhibit open through Tuesday, April 4 - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Kepler Theater

Hagerstown Community College

11512 Kepler Drive


The 2023 Barbara Ingram Senior Visual Artist Exhibition. Call 301-766-8840.

Seth Holmes

Through Friday, March 31 - 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

42 West Arts Co-op

42 W. Main St.

Waynesboro, Pa.

Waynesboro-based watercolor artist. Call 717-749-0437 or go to 42WestArts.com.


Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum open house

Through Sunday, Oct. 29 - 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

296 S. Burhans Blvd. (US 11)


Historic railroad equipment, N scale layout, O 3-rail interactive layout and Midwood Junction layout, O scale (2 rail) and HO scale layouts, historic photo and document displays, railroad artifacts, gift shop and much more. Admission is $6 adults, $1 ages 4 to 16, free ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665, email info@roundhouse.org or go to www.roundhouse.org.


Art in Bloom Preview Party

Friday, March 24 - 5 to 7 p.m.; exhibit continues Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, noon to 5 p.m.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

401 Museum Drive (in the City Park)


Fresh-cut flower arrangements by floral designers paired with pieces of artwork. Hosted by Hagerstown Garden Club to benefit the museum. $55 for preview party; free admission Saturday and Sunday. Floral designer Ashley Conlon leads a free floral demonstration Saturday at 1 p.m. To purchase tickets for the preview, call Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727, email drastelli@wcmfa.org or go to wcmfa.org/art-in-bloom/.


The Tans

Friday, March 24 - 6 to 9 p.m.

Antietam Brewery

140 Western Maryland Pkwy.


Classic rock and pop hits. Call 240-513-4490.

Frank 'n Bob

Friday, March 24 - 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Music Makers

46 W. Main St.

Waynesboro, Pa.

Acoustic rock and roll. Free, donations appreciated. Email music@artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2500.

Simple Gifts

Friday, March 24 - pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m.

Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center Theater

260 University Drive

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

The Shepherd Symphonic Band performs band songs and dances by Frank Ticheli, Shelley Hanson, Larry Daehn, Clare Grundeman, John Philip Sousa, Hugh M. Stuart and Aaron Copland. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, active duty military, and students 18 and younger. Buy tickets at https://www.shepherd.edu/music/event-ticket-and-registrations/. Call 304-876-5000.



Through Sunday, March 26 - 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater

44 N. Potomac St. (rear)


Musical centered around a 1959 high school class recalls the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley. Contains adult language and adult themes. $63 ($57 for members of the military and first responders), includes dinner and show, and coffee, tea and iced tea; bar tab and gratuity not included. Go to washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or call 301-739-7469.

Mamma Mia!

Friday, March 24 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Shockey Family Center for Performing Arts

Greencastle-Antrim High School

300 S. Ridge Ave.

Greencastle, Pa.

Broadway musical presented by the Greencastle-Antrim High School Drama Club. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Saturday, March 25


Stop the Bleed!

Saturday, March 25 - drop by between 9 a.m. and noon

Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service

7619 Old National Pike


Learn how to stop the bleeding of an injured person. Technique is taught in 15 minutes. No appointment or registration necessary. Free. Call 301-432-6979.

Build an Elephant Container

Saturday, March 25 - 9 a.m.

Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro

13 S. Church St.

Waynesboro, Pa.

For children 6 and older (adults can create with kids; purchase an extra seat). Participants will receive clay, tools, glaze and instruction. $15 per elephant, includes materials and firings. Space is limited. For tickets, go to waynesboroceramics.org/shop-classes/p/kids-build-an-elephant-container-march-25-900am. Call 717-372-7906 or email jenny@waynesboroceramics.org.

Making Photographic Portraits in Natural Light

Saturday, March 25 - 2 to 4 p.m.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

401 Museum Drive (in the City Park)


Led by Jillian Abir, Cumberland Valley Photographers exhibition first-place winner. Bring camera or phone. Hands-on workshop. $60 ($50 members). Advance registration is required. Call 301-739-5727, email drastelli@wcmfa.org or go to wcmfa.org/making-photographic-portraits-in-natural-light/.

Stay-Making Workshop

Saturday, March 25 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Conococheague Institute Visitor Center

12995 Bain Road

Mercersburg, Pa.

Part one of a series of workshops. Drafting and fitting an 18th-century outfit. Also exhibits, gift shop, colonial life demonstrations, nature trails and more. $50 ($25 members), includes three classes. To register, email info@cimlg.org. Call 717-328-2800.

Jana Jae — Fiddling with Flair Workshop and Performance

Saturday, March 25 - beginner's workshop from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., intermediate/advance workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon; limited individual private lessons from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. (10 minutes each, any level), concert at 7 p.m.

Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel

Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave.

Chambersburg, Pa.

Learn how to play the fiddle. Workshop is $10 (free for Cumberland Valley School of Music faculty/students). Private lesson is $5. Concert is $15 (free for CVSM faculty/students). Go to https://cvsmusic.org/, email heather@cvsmusic.org or call 717-261-1220.

Spring Equinox Dance Workshop

Saturday, March 25 - 1 to 4 p.m.

St. Mark's Fellowship Center

18313 Lappans Road


Everyone welcome. Led by Candice Tritch of Dance Alchemy. Includes meditation, creative visualization, warm-up exercises and step-by-step dance instruction. $20. Go to www.unityhagerstown.org, email unityhagerstown@gmail.com or call 240-409-5940.

High Tunnel Growing 101

Saturday, March 25 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shepherd University's Agricultural Innovation Center

301 N. King St.

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Taught by Brooke Comer, visiting assistant professor of environmental science, and Madison Hale, Tabler Farm coordinator. Review all aspects of growing in high tunnel greenhouses. $20 general, $5 students, free to veterans; includes lunch. Registration required. Go to shepherd.edu/suaic-2023-workshop-series/. Call 304-876-5000.


'Seeding Your Future' Spring Summit — STEAM event

Saturday, March 25 - 1 to 3 p.m.

Center For Contemporary Arts, Room G03

Shepherd University

301 N. King St.

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

For families and children in kindergarten through grade three (ages 5 to 9). Presented by Shepherd University and the W.Va. Science Public Outreach Team. Hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities. Led by faculty, undergraduate students, W.Va. SPOT members and local experts. Free. Registration is not required. Go to https://www.shepherd.edu/seedingyourfuture or call 304-876-5000.

Disability Resource Fair

Saturday, March 25 - noon to 2 p.m.

Bester Elementary School

385 Mill St.


Spotlight on special education in Washington County, showcasing the work, programs and continuum of services while connecting families with community and post-secondary resources. Email SECAC@wcps.k12.md.us.


Thirty-One Bag Bingo

Saturday, March 25 - doors open at 4 p.m., early birds at 5 p.m., first bingo game at 5:30 p.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ

22514 Cavetown Church Road


Food and baked goods available for purchase. $25 in advance, $30 at the door, includes 20 regular games, three special games and door prizes. Limited tickets. Call 717-729-9338.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, March 25 - 4 to 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship

14010 Greencastle Pike


Carry out available. $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and younger. Benefits the Clear Spring Lions administrative and community service projects.

Appreciation Dinner

Saturday, March 25 - meal starting at 5 p.m.

South Mountain Volunteer Fire Department

11207 Loop Road

Fayetteville, Pa.

Spaghetti dinner with meatballs, salad bar, dinner roll and cake. Door prizes. $10. Tickets available at South Mountain Bible Church and the fire department. Proceeds benefit the fire department. Call 717-749-5789 or 717-749-5733.

MSO Gala 2023

Saturday, March 25 - 5 to 11 p.m.

The Maryland Theatre

21 S. Potomac St.


Features "Northern Lights: The Music of Nielsen, Szymanowski & Sibelius" concert with violinist Nick Kendall. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, photo opportunities, auction packages, Scandinavian inspired dinner and post-concert experience with dessert, live music and dancing. $175-$2,500. Call 301-797-4000 or email esocks@marylandsymphony.org.


2023 Women's History — I Am ... We Are Valiant

Saturday, March 25 - 1 to 3 p.m.

Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Bureau

15 S. Main St.

Chambersburg, Pa.

Celebrating inspirational women. Speaker, poet and performer Carla Christopher presents her perspective on the ways women are valiant each day. Free. Space is limited. Go to ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or call 866-646-8060.


Northern Lights

Saturday, March 25 - 7:30 p.m. in person and Sunday, March 26 - 3 p.m. in person and streamed on MSO Live! (watch.marylandsymphony.org)

The Maryland Theatre

21 S. Potomac St.


Presented by The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, featuring violinist Nick Kendall. Includes Carl Nielsen's Helios Overture; Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5. Elizabeth Schulze, conductor. $24-$74. Call 301-790-3500 or 301-790-2000, email ajv@mdtheatre.org or go to marylandsymphony.org.

March Musical Madness — from Bach to Jazz

Saturday, March 25 - 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church

200 W. German St.

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Presented by Friends of Music. Performance by Winchester (Va.) Musica Viva Choir. Classical and contemporary works. $35. Go to www.friendswv.org. Email info@friendswv.org or call 304-876-5765.

Carl Disque

Saturday, March 25 - 10 a.m. to noon

Brooke's House Coffee and Chocolate

South End Shopping Center

1083 Maryland Ave.


Saxophonist. Blues, classic 50's R&B, jazz. Call 240-203-8183.


This Race is for the Birds!

Saturday, March 25, through Saturday, April 1 - virtual 5K or 10K; in-person 5K or 10K will be Saturday, April 1, with registration from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Broomgrass Farm

446 Broomgrass Way

Gerrardstown, W.Va.

Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society for the 23rd annual race. Run, walk or jog the cross-country trails in person or participate in the virtual option running, walking, biking, horseback riding, paddling or another way to complete the distances. Held rain or shine. $30 for virtual 5K, $35 for virtual 10K, $35 for in-person 5K, $40 for in-person 10K. Proceeds support PVAS programs and nature preserves. To register, go to www.raceforthebirds.org. Email Race4Birds@PotomacAudubon.org or call 681-252-1387.

Sunday, March 26


Labyrinth Vespers

Sunday, March 26 - 7 p.m.

Mount Moriah Lutheran Church

15116 Foxville Church Road

Sabillasville, Md.

Walk an indoor labyrinth contemplatively in a country setting. Call 240-405-2173 or email prjulie@verizon.net.

Reception for new music director

Sunday, March 26 - 8 a.m. traditional service, 10:15 a.m. family service, reception following service

St. John's Episcopal Church

101 S. Prospect St.


Welcome new music director John Sabine. Nursery available. Go to www.stjohnshagerstown.org or call 301-733-2560.


Bluegrass Hootenanny

Sunday, March 26 - 2 to 4 p.m.

Music Makers

46 W. Main St.

Waynesboro, Pa.

Everyone welcome. Bring bluegrass instrument and join in. Led by Johnny Calamari and Brad Munn. Free, donations appreciated. Email music@artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2500.

Trinity Bach Festival

Sunday, March 26 - 4 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

15 Randolph Ave.


Featured guests Hagerstown Choral Arts along with local organists and instrumentalists. Call 301-733-2878.

Emily McMoran

Sunday, March 26 - 3 p.m.

Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center W.H. Shipley Recital Hall

260 University Drive

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Composition recital. Free. Call 304-876-5000.

Alexander Strain

Sunday, March 26 - 5 p.m.

Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center W.H. Shipley Recital Hall

260 University Drive

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Voice recital. Free. Call 304-876-5000.

Monday, March 27


The Trifecta - Trombone Workshop

Monday, March 27 - registration deadline; workshop is Sunday, April 2 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with concert at 5 p.m.

Frank Arts Center

Shepherd University

260 University Drive

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Includes trombone, euphonium and tuba. Workshop for low brass players 13 to 17 and a low brass event for college and adult musicians. Workshops led by Angela Johnson and James Kraft, and lectures by Frank Gulino and Madeline A. Lee. Opportunity to shop instruments and get repairs with vendors. Hosted by Shepherd University's School of Music and the Mid-Atlantic Trombone Alliance. Free. Registration for workshop is required. Go to www.su.edu/conservatory/invites/mata/register/. Email jmart01@shepherd.edu, go to www.su.edu/conservatory/invites/mata/ or call 800-432-2266.


U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

Monday, March 27 - 7 p.m.

Luhrs Performing Arts Center

475 Lancaster Drive

Shippensburg, Pa.

Official touring big band of the U.S. Army. Repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals and patriotic selections. Free. To reserve tickets, call 717-477-7469 or go to luhrscenter.com.

Tuesday, March 28


Unity of Hagerstown's Beginner's Yoga

Tuesdays - 6 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

18313 Lappans Road


Led by Sandy Morrel. Exploration of breathing exercises, standard poses and meditation. Bring mat and water. $15 drop-in or $50 for five classes. Go to www.unityhagerstown.org, email unityhagerstown@live.com or call 240-409-5940.


Developing Intercultural Competence through Perspective Taking

Tuesday, March 28 - 3 to 4 p.m.

Frank Arts Center, C.W. Shipley Recital Hall

260 University Drive

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Presented by Rachel Krantz, Shepherd University associate professor of French. Part of Shepherd University Faculty Research Forums. Free. Call 304-876-5000.

Novel Directing Groups for Iridium Catalyzed Aromatic C-H Borylations

Tuesday, March 28 - 7:30 p.m.

General Studies Auditorium and via Zoom

Penn State Mont Alto

1 Campus Drive

Mont Alto, Pa.

Part of Spring 2023 Evening Talk Series. Features Thomas Oleskey, current Michigan State chemistry graduate student. Free. Email kah259@psu.edu. Call 717-749-6000.


Star Party

Tuesday, March 28 - 8:45 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting)

Field between General Studies Building and Orchard Road

Penn State Mont Alto

1 Campus Drive

Mont Alto, Pa.

Telescope viewing and green laser pointer sky tours. Free. Email kah259@psu.edu. Call 717-749-6000.

Wednesday, March 29


Annual Wilson College Juried Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, March 29 - reception at 2 p.m.; exhibit continues through Friday, April 21 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Bogigian Gallery, Lortz Hall

Wilson College

8 Gall Way

Chambersburg, Pa.

Artwork by Wilson College students. Features drawings, paintings, graphic design, ceramics, photographs and mixed-media. Juror is Ashley Gogoj, local artist and Art and Design Program chair at Carlisle (Pa.) Area High School. Free. Call 717-264-2783 or email philip.lindsey@wilson.edu.


Surviving to Thriving

Wednesday, March 29 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Maryland Theatre

21 S. Potomac St.


Hosted by Bester Community of Hope, a San Mar initiative. Seventh annual community training. Speakers include Josh Shipp, the Rev. Gregory Boyle, Philonese Floyd and Corey Best, and Kevin John Fong. $39 per person, group rates available when registering 10 or more. To register, go to besterhope.org. Call 240-513-6370 or email sbarrett@sanmarhope.org.

This article originally appeared on The Herald-Mail: What's NXT for March 23-30