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PAGE B4 SPIRIT of JEFFERSON Wednesday, Februa,7, 2018 NEWS and FARMER'S ADVOCATE LEFT: Trainer Ruby Ortega-Carazas this weekend shares ideas for healthy juices - plus hands out samples! - at a free workshop at Bushel & FJeck in downtown Charles Town. Learn more under the header for Saturday. CENTER: A Lego club for youngsters happens this weekend at the Shepherdstown Public Library, Find details under the header for Saturday. RIGHT: The 1858 Lincoln- Douglas debate series is in the spotlight at the next Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable. Find out more under the Feb. 14 header. SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon ALENDAR able. Dementia talk Bingo Jefferson County Council on Aging will hold cash bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. FEB, 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). AARP luncheon The Jefferson County chapter of the AARP's monthly luncheon meeting be- gins at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Method- ist Church at 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. Organizers say: "We look forward to welcoming journalists Christine and of our very own weekly Spirit of Jefferson, to life in a busy newsroom." Sandwiches will be Call Maurice Smith, chapter president, at Dr. Said Sana will lead a discussion on dementia at 11 a.m. at the Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center at 103 W. Fifth Ave. in Ran- Monday to FEB. son,partofanewWVUMedicineJefferson Medical Center program to provide health Audubon workshop and wellness educational programs for the county's older adults. To learn more con- The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a one- day workshop on vernal-pool diseases from 9 a.m. to noon tact the Council on Aging's Gloria Hodges (304-724-7111 or at the U.S. Geological Survey's Leetown Science Center. Kevin Oxenrider, a wildlife biologist with the West Vir- Storytime ginia Division of Natural Resources, will lead the work- Charles Town Library hosts storytime for kids of all ages at shop, intended primarily for Master Naturalists but open to 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the library at 200 E. Washington St. anyone with an interest. Just 25 slots available. For pricing For details, call 304-725-2208. and other details, contact Krista Hawley (703-303-1026 or Citizens' Pancake Day Printing lecture Citizens Fire Co.'s Pancake Day contin- TUESDAY The Shepherdstown Public Library has organized a. talk by ues from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the fire hall at 245 Citizens Way just off W.Va. 115. printing expert Dianne L. Roman, who will share insights FEB The Charles Town fire company's big an- about 19th-century West Virginia women and their contribu- tions to newspapers and the printing industry starting at 3 p.m. nual fundraiser is an all-you-can-eat meal in the Shepherdstown Community Club at 102 E. German St. that includes pancakes (of course), fresh sausage gravy, whole hog sausage, coffee For details, call the library at 304-876-2783. and iced tea. Bingo There's a toppings bar as well as syrup and from-scratch Saturdays bring bingo fundraisers for the Middleway Fire apple butter. OJ and eggs are on the menu until 11 a.m. Department. The kitchen at the fire company at 6077 Leer- The cost is $8 for adults or $4 or those ages 6 to 12. Young- own Road opens for dinner at 5 p.m. with weekly specials, er kids eat for free. For directions or other details, go to followed by early bird bingo at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo or call 304-728-6428. at 7 p.m. Concessions also are available. For details, call 304- Shrove Tuesday event 582-0204. Grace,Reformed United Church of Christ in Kearneysville will hold its annual Fat Tuesday all-you-can-eat pancake sup- per with eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, coffee and tea from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Those uninterested in pancakes can choose English muffin pizza, fresh veggies and fresh fruit. Cost is by donation and carryout will be available. The church will use proceeds to help a struggling local family. Pancake dinner FEB. Rob Snyder, inform us of served. Questions? 304-876-2354. Aid Animal Welfare Society Help the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County through Applebee's Dining to Donate program. Dine at the Charles Town restaurant starting at 11 a.m. this week and the first Thursday of each month and Applebee's will make a do- nation to the Animal Welfare Society. Print out the flyer from AWS's website, Storytime 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. FEB. 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 .Baptist Church at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Trans- portation available. For details, go to or call 866-733-6768. Juicing workshop Bushel & Peck's latest free workshop features a juicing demonstration from FEB. Ruby Ortega-Carazas at 10 a.m. at the new market inside Charles Washington Hall in downtown Charles Town. Ortega, a Ranson mom who became a personal trainer after losing weight, will also pro- vide Samples of three of her favorite healthy juices, all made from ingredients for sale at Bushel & Peck. For details, call the market at 304-885-8133 or go to LEGO Club A club for LEGO lovers ages .4 and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 1 p.m. No registration needed. (The club meets again at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22.) For details, call 304-876-2783 or email 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 at 7:30 p.m. at the church at 19182 Charles Town Road in Harp- ers Ferry. For details, call 304-725-8238. Washington homes talk Charles Town's Walter Washington FEB, speaks on the Washington family homes of Jefferson County as the Lovettsville (Va.) Historical Society & Museum 2018 Lecture Series continues. Washington will talk about the migra- tion of the Washington family from the Virginia Tidewater to the Lower Shenandoah Valley. In all, the Washington family owned 10 manors in Jefferson County, seven of which survive. Walter Washington, a lawyer, lives at Harewood, the home built by his ancestor Samuel Washington in 1770. He is also the president of Friends of Happy Retreat, the nonprofit restor- ing Happy Retreat, the 1780 home of Charles Washington. The lecture begins at 2 p.m. at St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville. It's free and open to the public, al- though donations are encouraged to support historical society Soup-sandwich sale Middleway United Methodist Church hosts a soup-sandwich The Coalition for Democracy hosts a meet and greet with lo- sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with country ham and chicken sal- cal candidates from 2 to 4 pm. as well as a voter registration drive from noon to 5 p.m. at Alfredo's Ristorante & Mediter- ad sandwiches, hot dogs and sloppy Joes along with soups (chicken noodle, potato, vegetable, and ham and bean). Place ranean Grill at 741 E. Washington St. in Charles Town, with an order or learn more at 304-725-3979. live music, light refreshments and Spanish translation avail- Middleway's Grace Episcopal Church invites the public to its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m, with made-from-scratch pancakes, sausage, bacon, sau- sage gravy and a fruit cup. The cost is by donation, with all proceeds going to aid local families in need. The church is located at 112 East St.For details, email Kerry Grantham at kgrantham@ Storytimes The Shepherdstown Library's weekly 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 program from 11:15 a m. to noon Wednesdays. Registration isn't needed but for details, call 304-876-2783 or email 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 say: "All ages welcome. Bring your sketchbook, talk about art, collaborate, create or just watch!" programs. Civil War talk Speak Story Series fundraiser John E. Splaine - the highly regard- "An Evening with Adam Booth," a fundraiser for the ed author of 1995's "The House Divid- Speak Story Series, is set for 7 to 9 p.m. at the Com- ed: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates," which munity Club at 102 E. German St. in Shepherdstown. I won five national awards- will be the guest lecturer at the Harpers Ferry Civil Booth, the acclaimed storyteller and Speak Story Series di- ; War Roundtable. rector, will discuss the creative process he uses and introduce Speak Story Series' Season 6. The evening also will include Splaine, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees in his- refreshments and a question-and-answer time. A $50 donation tory from the University of New Hampshire, earned his doc- is suggested (donations are tax-deductible), and the night's torate from Boston University He served as a consultant on C-SPAN's "A Companion to minimum donation is $25. Bigger donations bring a Speak T- the Lincoln-Douglas Debates" series in 1994 and its "Ameri- shirt or a signed copy of Booth's upcoming CD. Reserve a spot or learn more by emailing, can Presidents," which won the 1999 Peabody Award. His talk on the Lincoln-Douglas debates begins at 7:30 p.m. Attendees pay at the door (cash or check payable to Shepherd at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church at 645 W. University Foundation; no credit cards). Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. It's free and open to the pub- Voter event lic. For details, call 304-258-2563. Ash Wednesday service Middleway United Methodist Church at 7435 Queen St. will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. To learn more, call the church at 304-728-4770. Isproud to sponsor the Stitch, a senior male English Shepherd mix, is looking for a forever home, He is black with tan in color, neutered @i @: ~iiiiii:i and current on all vaccinations. To visit him or any of the other wonderful dogs and cats waiting for homes, please visit the Animal Weffare Society shelter on Old Leetown Pike Road (just west of the county fairgrounds). Our public hours are Wed,-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p,m, AND Sunday 11 a,m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mort. & Tues. 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