This week at your Arts Council!

This week at your Arts Council!

Sunday, July 30- Taste of the Town Fundraiser. Cliff Springer, CEO of Benjamin Art Gallery, will be serving as the guest auctioneer at the Taste of Town & Benefit Auction. This auction benefiting REACH (Religious Effort to Assist and Care for the Homeless) will be held at the Clarion Inn Grand Ballroom on Sunday, July 30. The doors open at 5pm and the live auction begins at 7pm. Individual tickets cost $35. For more information, please call the REACH office at 301-733-2371 or visit www.reachcaregivers.org.

Wednesday, August 02- Gospel Music at City Park. "By Faith" performs at City Park Bandshell in Hagerstown at 7pm. A tradition that started in 1978 when Pastor Tom Evans was inspired to establish this weekly summer showcase of the region's rich Gospel musical heritage. Each week's free concert offers Southern Gospel, Praise-and-Worship, or traditional styles. For more information, call 301-797-8533.

Thursday, August 03- University Plaza Party--free concert. University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown is the setting for a series of Thursday lunchtime concerts, free and open to the public. The weekly "Plaza Party" --presented by the Washington County Arts Council in partnership with the City of Hagerstown--will feature a variety of musical entertainment, including bluegrass, blues, and classic rock. This week: homegrown blues by Rudy & the Bluefish!

Friday, August 4- Shepherdstown Film Society. At 7pm: "Body Heat" (1981, 113 min.): A modern film noir interpretation directed by Lawrence Kasdan. In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. William Hurt and Kathleen Turner star. Rated R for sexuality and violence.

Saturday, August 5- Music-by-the-Lake. Hagerstown's beautiful City Park is the setting for Music-by-the-Lake, a concert series presented by the Washington County Arts Council in cooperation with the City of Hagerstown. Some of the region's most-interesting Bluegrass, Country Rock, and Southern Gospel groups perform in the Bandshell, starting at 7pm. This week: Homegrown.

The list goes on and on. Get it all at www.washingtoncountyarts.com