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PAGE B10 Wednesday, January 10,2018 NEWS SPIRIT of ,JL.[ I LRSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE ALEN SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to Get to know Skytruth The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's monthly program for January will feature a presentation about SkyTruth, the Shep- herdstown-based organization that uses satellite imagery and cloud computing to tackle environmental woes. The free program will begin at 7 p.m. at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kear- neysville. The speaker will be Christian Thomas (left), a geospatial analyst at SkyTruth, who will discuss how new technologies are allowing environmentalists to address questions and problems in new ways. Thomas, a native of Shepherdstown, joined SkyTruth after graduating from West Virginia University with a bach- elor's degree in geography and environ- mental geoscience. Prior to Thomas's presentation, there will be an informal informational open house about PVAS's Poto- mac Valley Master Naturalist Program. The open house ses- sion will be held in the same room starting at 6 p.m. For more information, go to or con- tact Krista Hawley ( or 703-303-1026). Civil War Round Table Award-winning Charles Town author Bob O'Connor kicks off the 2018 lineup for the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table. The free talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church at 645 W. Washington St. in Harp- ers Ferry' O'Connor will talk about his 2017 historical fiction book, "A Southern Oasis at Gettysburg: Confederate Hospital at the Daniel Lady Farm." The round table is open to the public. For details, call 304-258-2563. Photography exhibit See work by photographer Tina Snyder at South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point during the library's regular hours this month and next. The library at 49 Church St. is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon- day through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 in the li- brary's Meeting Room to enable the public to meet Snyder. To learn more, call 304-725-6227, go online to sojeffersonlibrary. com or get updates on the South Jefferson Public Library page on Facebook. Bingo Jefferson County Council on Aging will hold cash bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Mondays at JCCOA at 103 W. Fifth Ave. in Ranson. Those who come early can enjoy a free beginning tai chi class at 5:30 p.m. The $10 admission fee includes 10 games of bingo, with payouts and jackpot de- termined by the number of participants. To arrange transpor- tation, call 304-725-4618 at least 48 hours in advance. Learn more from Gloria Hodges ( or 304- 724-7111). MLK dinner It's the deadline to reserve a seat at the JAN, 40th-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Schol- arship Dinner coming up Jan. 14 at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. The event begins at 5 p.m. and provides an opportunity to highlight King's con- tributions and to promote the Martin Lu- ther King Jr. Scholarship Committee's efforts to raise money to help local students with college. Scholarships are awarded through the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. Tickets Cost $35. To buy one or leam more about the event, call Sharon (681-260-2275), Crockett Law (304-274-2829), Emily (304-263-9433) or Liz (304-876-6358). Scholarships applications, available in high school guidance offices, are due March 1. Audubon volunteers The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to help with maintenance work at its Cool Spring Nature Pre- serve. The work will start at 9 a.m. and last till noon. All nec- essary tools will be provided, along with water, light refresh- ments and any first aid needed. Volunteers should bring a re- tillable water bottle. The preserve at 1469 Lloyd Road, about six miles southwest of Charles Town, has indoor bathrooms. Learn more at or contact Bridget Tinsley (304-261-6016 or bridget@ Widows support group Kearneysville's Hospice of the Panhandle support group for women who have lost a husband, which meets at 1 p.m. on most Thursdays. To get more information on this or other hos- pice grief services, call 304-264-3902, ext. 1111. His death was ruled a homicide, but grand jurors declined to indict the officers who shot him. Now a peaceful vigil to demand justice in Jones' death hap- pens from noon to 1 p.m. on the 13th of every month, rain or shine, at the Martinsburg Public Square at the intersection of King and Queen streets. There are a number of Huddle events coming up including in Charles Town, Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. More in- formation may be found on the Charles Town Huddle Face- Book page. Storytime JAN. The Charles Town Library hosts storytime for kids of all ages at 4 p.m. Thursdays as well as at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the library at 200 E, Washington St. !ii!ii:: Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 pm Fridays at Asbury United Method- JAN, ist Church at 110 W, North St in Charles Town. Organizers say the group aims to help those with compulsive eating and "is not just about weight loss, gain or main- tenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses For details, go physical, emotional and spiritual well-being." to or call Wes at 304-616-2121. Seated exercise program "Active for Life," a chair exercise program from the WVU Extension Service, is offered for older adults from 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays at Oakland United Methodist Church on the former W.Va. 9. It's free, To learn more, call 304-728-2216. Reformers Unanimous Reformers Unanimous, which draws on the Bible to help those fighting addiction, meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at First Bap- tist Church at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Transportation available. Go to or call 866-733-6768. Library storytime The Charles Town Library hosts its monthly Saturday Storytime and Craft at 10 a.m. at the library at 200 E. Washing- ton St. JAN. Highways will from the Wash- where the high- 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic closure The state Division of close U.S. 340 near Harpers Ferry to traffic ington Street-Shoreline Drive intersection to way intersects with Va. 671 in Virginia from Saturday and Sunday. State officials say that access to downtown Harpers Ferry, Bolivar and the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will remain open via the U.S. 340 and Washington Street-Shore- line Drive intersection on the west end of the road closure. Officials say the closure is necessary for rock slope investiga- tive work. In case of inclement weather, the work will be re- scheduled. Bingo Saturdays bring bingo fundraisers for the Middleway Fire Department. The kitchen at the tire company at 6077 Leet- own Road opens for dinner at 5 p.m. with weekly specials, followed by early bird bingo at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 7 p.m. Concessions also are available. For details, call 304- 582-0204. Church service The weekly Saturday night church service at St. John's Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry, one of the churches where John Unger is pastor, now will begin at 4:30 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. The church is located at 898 Washington St. For details, call 304-579-5586. Saturday night church Manning Church holds Saturday night praise services start- ing at 7:30 at the church at 19182 Charles Town Road in Harpers Ferry. For details, call 304-725-8238. Breakfast buffet A breakfast buffet with eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage patties, home fries, pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee cake and more will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Between the Hills Community Center just outside Harpers Ferry at 11762 Harpers Ferry Road in Purcellville, Va. The buffet is by dona- tion or free for families who join BTHCA for $25. For details, call 540-668-6504. Jones vigil The Women's March Huddle invites anyone interested in justice to join in the monthly vigil for Wayne Jones, the 50- year-old African-American shot to death by police officers in Martinsburg in 2013. An autopsy found the Stephens City, Va man suffered 23 gunshot wounds, including 12 shots to the back of his body. MLK breakfast The Jefferson County Black Clergy As- sociation will sponsor its annual Mar- tin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at Independent Fire Hall at 200 W. Second Ave. in Ranson. Ronald Jones (left), motivational speakS er and Jefferson County native, will pres2 ent remarks. Tickets for adults cost $20 $10 for students, and free for children 5: and younger. To reserve a ticket or make reservations, call 304-876-8008 or 304- 876-8671. Plaque vigil Leaders from the Eastern Panhandle chapter of the West V'trginia Women's March and partner groups will hold "Time to Move On: Get the Plaque Gone" on Martin Luther King Jr. Day outside the Jefferson County Courthouse. The plaque at the entrance to the courthouse thanks Confed- erate soldiers from the county, but makes no mention of coun, ty soldiers, including African-Americans, who fought to pre, serve the United States. Jefferson County Commissioners Pe-' ter Onoszko, Josh Compton and Caleb Hudson have rebuffed suggestions to move the plaque off the public building. .Monday's event, happening between 1 and 3 p.m will be- gm m front of the courthouse on the corner of George and Washington streets in Charles Town. JAN. Art Night Art Night, a free, weekly get-togeth- er starts at 7 p.m. at Domestic at 117 E. German St. in Shepherdstown. Organiz- ers say: "All ages welcome. Bring your sketchbook, talk about art, collaborate, create or just watch!" Book Club The monthly gathering of the Charles Town Library Book Club begins at 3:30 p.m. at the library at 200 E. Washington St. To know more, call the library at 304-725-2208. Read to dogs Call the Charles Town Library at 304-725-2208 to sign up for a spot and a chance to read aloud to a specially trained therapy dog. The monthly event begins 5 p.m. at the library at 200 E. Washington St. Cattle meeting Southern States invites the public to at- tend its annual cattle meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at Independent Fire Co. at 200 W. Second Ave in Ranson. To re- serve a seat or learn more, call Southern States at 304-725-7011. Jan. 20 Pancake breakfast Middleway United Methodist Church at 7435 Queen St. will host a pancake break- JAN. fast from 7 to 10 a.m. with pancakes, : scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. There's no set cost, but the church will accept donations; with all proceeds going to the church's building fund. For more information, call 304-728-4770. Kinflermusic Sara Koontz leads a free session of Kindermusic, the fun music program for families with babies and young children, at 11 a.m. at Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. Shoe drive It's the final day to contribute to the Old Opera House The- atre Guild's shoe drive. Call Ann Huebschman at 724-998- 2839 or to know more. Bird walk Doug Pifer will lead a Potomac Valley Audubon Society bird walk starting at 8 a.m. in Leetown at the U.S. Geologi- cal Survey S Fish Health Lab property at 407 Reservoir Road. There's no charge, but participants are asked to sign up at po- Is proud to sponsor the Buster, a young male Hound & Terrier mix, is looking for a forever home, preferably one without cats or children. He is tan with white in color, neutered and current on all vaccinations. To visit him or any of the other wonderful dogs and cats waiting for homes, please visit the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Old Leetown Pike Road (just west of the county fairgrounds). Our public hours are Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p;m. AND Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mon. & Tues. Visit our website, Facebook, or call us at 304-725-0589. ,S 400 S. Mildred St. Ranson, WV 304-885-8843 / A weekly visit from YOU can make a lifetime of difference to a child! GET INVOLVED For more information about Read Aloud-Jeff. Co. contact: Laurie Saunders 703-727-2518 | |