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PAGE B4 Wednesday; January 24, 2018 NEWS S" " r] PIRI I of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE LEFT: A public forum on how the courts work happens tonight at Fisherman's Hall on West Street in Charles Town. Panelists are set to include Sheriff Pete Dougherty, Prosecutor Matt Harvey and others. Learn more under the header for today. CENTER: Become a commerc|al for pleasure reading as Read Aloud West Virginia holds an orientation in Charles Town. Find out more under the header for Thursday. RIGHT: Attorney Kin Sayre will be the guest speaker at the next Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum. Learn details under the header for Feb. 1. NDA'R SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to Courts forum A public forum on how the courts work with a panel including Jefferson County JAN, Prosecutor Matt Harvey, Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty, a magistrate, and circuit and family court judges, is planned for 7 p.m. in Charles Town. The forum is part of the civic education initiative that Shepherd University's Byrd Center developed in cooperation with the school's Lifelong Learning program. Other partners include the League of Women Voters of Jeffer- son County, the Jefferson County branch of the NAACP and county political parties. The event happens at Fisherman's Hall at 321 S. West St. Officials will discuss their jobs then entertain questions from the organizers and from the audience. 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 Hedges ( or 304- 724-7111). SUNDAY Read Aloud training Read Aloud West Virginia places certi- fied volunteers into classrooms to provide JAN. schoolchildren with reading for pleasure. To become certified, volunteers attend a one-time orientation that provides infer- mati~n on Read Aloud's programs, back- ground and mission as well as classroom expectations and tips on book selection. A reader orientation will happen from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County school board office at 110 Mordington Ave. in Charles Town. To reserve a spot or learn more, call 304-345-5212. For more on Read Aloud, go to Readaloud MONDAY Dual enrollment info night Shepherd University will host a dual enrollment informa- tional night for students from Jefferson High and Washington High and their families from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Hall auditorium at 301 N. King St. in Shepherdstown on Shepherd's campus. For details on Shepherd University's of- ferings, go to or for more on Jefferson County Schools, go to Democratic Association meetup Nikki Painter, the county's chief deputy county clerk for elections, will offer a presentation on the new voter ID law and will demonstrate the county's new voting machines, dur- ing the Jefferson County Democratic Association's monthly meeting. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Jefferson County Commis- sion meeting room located on the lower level of the Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. For 2018, members are asked to bring items to each meeting for a charitable organization. For January, the JCDA will do- nate dental hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss) to Jefferson County Community Ministries. For details, email StoryUme The Charles Town Library hosts storytime for kids of all ages at 4 p.m. Thursdays at the library at 200 E. Washington St. For details, call 304-725-2208. JAN. Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at Asbury United Method- ist Church at 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. For details, go 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 free at 4 p.m. Fridays at Oakland United Methodist Church. For details, call 304-728-2216. Reformers Unanimous Reformers Unanimous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at First Bap- tist Church at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Transportation available. For details, go to or call 866-733- 6768. "Seed Library" It's Seed Swap Day at Bolivar-Harpers 304-535-2301. Film, discussion The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Li- brary hosts a free showing of the Oscar- nominated 2016 documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro" followed by a discussion led by Sammi Brown of Ranson starting at 6 p.m. at the library at 151 Polk St. in Harp- ers Ferry. For.details, call the library at JAN. Ferry Public Library. The library will host Entrepreneurs Forum spring classes on seed-starting, compost- ing and dealing with garden pests. For The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will present more, call the library at 304-535-2301. "Federal Tax Reform - How Will the New Tax Laws Imp act Your Business?" at the Inn at Charles Town. Bingo Kin Sayre, an attorney with Bowles Rice in Martinsburg, Saturdays bring bingo fundraisers for the Middleway Fire will talk about how changes to the federal tax laws may affect Department. The kitchen at the fire company at 6077 Leet- businesses and offer some steps to consider as an entrepre- own Road opens for dinner at 5 p.m. with weekly specials, neur/small business owner. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and re- followed by early bird bingo at 6:30 p.m. and regular bin- freshments, followed by the program at 6 p.m. The inn is lo- go at 7 p.m. Concessions also are available. Frr details, call 304-582-0204. cated at 100 Hollywood Drive in Charles Town. For deta Js, call 304-728-3255 or email Church service The weekly Saturday night church service at St. John's Tree ID field trip Rodney Dever, a member of the West Virginia Native Plant Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry, one of the churches where Society, will show how to identify trees through such clues as John Unger is pastor, now will begin at 4:30 p.m. rather than 6 branching habits, twigs and bark as the Potomac Valley Audu- p.m. The church is located at 898 Washington St. For details, call ~',wo cco4: borLSociety holds a free winter tree-identification field trip at ltsEldolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County starting at:10 Saturday night church a.m. To register, go to " Manning Church holds Saturday night praise services at 7:30 p.m. at the church at 19182 Charles Town Road in Harp- ers Ferry. For details, call 304-725-8238. JAN !i iii !iiii!ii!iii ~!iiiiii :!:iii iii~ Poetry Lovers South Jefferson Public Library in Sum- mit Point holds its monthly Poetry Lovers event at 3 p.m. with a focus on the works of Henry David Thoreau. For details, call the library at 304-725-6227 or go online to JAN. !i Storytime Charles Town Library hosts storytime for kids of all ages at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the library at 200 E. Washington St. For details, call 304-725-2208. Mooney event Representatives Alex Mooney's office hold an event at Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. library at 304-725-2208. from Congressman noon at the Charles For details, call the Storytimes The Shepherdstown Library's week-Speak ly children's programs continue through May 23 with "Lap Babies" for children 18 months or younger from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; "Time for Twos" (kids 19 months to 3 years) from 11:15 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; and a preschooler pro- Registration isn't or email christy. ~i i~i~!~i~!~i~i~iiiilii~'~ "Kitty Cat" storytime Kids ages 3 and older can enjoy a "Kit- ty Cat" storytime with songs and a craft at the Shepherdstown Library. No regis- tration needed. For details, call 304-876- 2783 or email christy.hagerty@martin. ji!i!!i!i!i? Story Series' LEGO Club A club for LEGO lovers ages 4 and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Libral3 at 1 p.m. No registration needed. (The club meets again at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22.) For de- tails, call 304-876-2783 or email christy. Speak Story Series fundraiser "An Evening with Adam Booth," a fund- raiser for the Speak Story Series, is set 7 to 9 p.m. at the Community Club at 102 E. German St. in Shepherdstown. Booth, the acclaimed storyteller and Speak Story Series director, will discuss the creative process he uses and introduce Season 6. The evening also will include JAN. gram from 11:15 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. needed but for details, call 304-876-2783 hagerty @ martin .lib .wv.u s. Art Night Art Night, a free, weekly get-together starts at 7 p.m. at Do- mestic at 117 E. German St. in Shepherdstown. Organizers refreshments and a question-and-answer time. A $50 donation is suggested (donations are tax-deductible), and the night's minimum donation is $25. Bigger donations bring a Speak'T- shirt or a signed copy of Booth's upcoming CD. Reserve a spot or learn more by emailing Attendees pay at the door (cash or check payable to Shepherd University Foundation; no credit cards). Voter event The Coalition for Democracy hosts a meet and greet w th local candidates from 2 to 4 p.m. as well as a voter registraffon drive from noon to 5 p.m. at Alfredo's Ristorante & Mediter- ranean Grill at 741 E. Washington St. in Charles Town, with say: "All ages welcome. Bring your sketchbook, talk about art, collaborate, create or just watch!" "Wellness Wednesday" The Shepherd University Wellness Cen- ter holds another "Wellness Wednesday" when any Jefferson County resident can work out at the Wellness Center, including q in the facility's indoor pool, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. "Wellness Wednesdays" are held the last Wednesday of every month. For details, go to Social Studies Fair deadline music, light refreshments learn more, contact the Council on Aging's Gloria (304-724-7111 or It's the deadline to register for Jefferson County Schools' annual county Social Studies Fair. It's open to any public, pri- vate or homeschooled middle or high school student in the county who placed first or second at their school fair. The fair happens on Feb. 17 at Harpers Ferry Middle School. Email Brian Mulligan at for registration and judging information. Pre.diabetes talk A talk by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, "What is Pre-Diabetes?" be- gins at 11 a.m. at the Anna Mac Reedy Senior Center at 103 W. Fifth Ave. in Ranson, part of a new WVU Medicine Jef- ferson Medical Center program to provide health and well- ness educational programs for the county's older adults. To learn more, contact the Council on Aging's Gloria Hedges (304-724-7H 1 or jccoarecaide @ and Spanish translation available. Dementia talk Dr. Said Sana will lead a discussion on dementia at 11 a.m. at the Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center at 103 W. Fifth Aye. in Ranson, part of a new WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center program to pro- vide health and wellness educational pro- grams for the county's older adults. To Hedges Cancer support Serenity, a new cancer support group for Jefferson County residents with cancer as well as caregivers and cancer survivors, happens from 6:30 to 8p.m. (and every second Tuesday of the month) at Charles Town Baptist Church at 203 E. Congress St. Learn more by calling 304-725-5917. STEAM maker space " Homeschool students ages 5 and ol(ier can use LEGOs, littleBits and craft sup- plies to create something that moves in a STEAM makers pace in the Shepherd- stown Library's Children's Department at 1 p.m. No registration needed. For details, call 304-876-2783. 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