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PAGE C2 Calendar Wednesday, February 22, 2012 This week Plan for Fire and EMS. Feb__22 Art in the South Jefferson Public Library Featured Art- ists: The Alphabet Soup Pre- Schoolers Through March 31. Featuring the work of several artists between the ages of 2 and 6 through March 31, the exhibit is the 36th in the Art in the Li- brary series, which highlights the talents of local artists. The exhib- it can be viewed in the meeting room during library hours: Mon- day through Thursday 10 aan. - 7 pan., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sundays 1 - 5 pan. The library is closed Fridays. To cel- ebrate their achievements, the li- brary will host a reception for the budding artists on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Family mem- bers and the public are invited to come meet the artists and enjoy the artwork and refreshments. for more info., 304-724-7008 or cmasonwhf@aol.com. Mar. 2 Potomac River Audubon Soci- ety Shenandoah River birding trip 8 a.m. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Martin's Su- permarket in the Jefferson Cross- roads Shopping Center. Trip will visit various Shenandoah Riv- er sites in Jefferson County. The trip is free and no pre-registration is required. Anyone with an in- terest is welcome to come along. The trip will last about 3 hours. It will mostly involve driving from place to place by car, with little walking. It will focus on ducks, grebes, gull, terns, and any oth- er birds encountered. Partici- pants should plan to meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot in front of theMartin's Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads Shopping Center off Route 340 in Charles Town. Everyone should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water. PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own. In the event of snow on the ground or steady rain or snow, the trip may be can- celled. Various trip details could also change depending on weath- er or recent bird sightings. For more information or to check on possible weather cancellations, contact monsansaglakin@my- actv.net or 240-291-6465. Feb. 27 Feb. 24 Feb. 28 Feb. 23 4 'How to Protect Your Privacy' presentation 1 - 2 p.m. and 2 - 3 p.m. Martinsburg VA Medi- cal Center, main hospital, room 1B-114. For additional informa- tion, contact Rita Grewal, Priva- cy Officer, at 304-263-0811, ext. 3024. Feb. 25 Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce monthly member- ship meeting noon- 1 p.m. Paul's Restaurant at Oakland Church. Lunch will be $10 for members and $12 for guest. Please bring a canned good (or other item for donation) to donateto your Jef- ferson County Community Min- istries. Also bring your business cards for networking. Raffle tick- ets will also be on sale as you come in for lunch as we will be doing a 50/50 raffle at each meet- ing this year. Ticket prices are $1 a ticket or $5 for 7 tickets. Our guest speaker this month is Ed Harmon, Deputy Director of Jef- ferson County Emergency Ser- vices. He will be covering infor- mation about the 5 Year Strategic National Park Service seeks public comment on the Shep- herdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Environmental Assessment 4 - 7 p.m. Stephen T. Mather Training Center, Harp- ers Ferry and Feb. 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Clarion Hotel, Shepherd- stown. The National Park Ser- vice (NPS) is conducting a spe- cial resource study of Shepherd- stown Battlefield in West Virgin- ia and Maryland, located near the town of Shepherdstown. As part of the study, the NPS will hold two Public Meetings to explain the history and the study process of the two-day Shepherdstown battle and provide an opportunity for public comment. These infor- mationa! meetings will be held in an open house format. Written comments can be submitted elec- tronically at the NPS's Planning, Environment, and Public Com- ment (PEPC) website at www. parkplanning.nps.gov/SHBA or by mail to: Regional Director, National Capital Region Attn: David Hayes National Park Ser- vice 1100 Ohio Drive, SW Wash- ington, D.C. 20242. Written comments must be postmarked by Mar. 13,2012, to receive con- sideration. 'Protecting Our Democracy: Understanding American Po- litical Talk in the Age of Info- tainment' 7 p.m. Good Natured Market and Cafr, 209 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg. Linguist Kath- ryn Ruud will analyze polarizing political tall in the age of "in- fotainment." Ruud has studied the manipulative language used by fascists in interwar Germa- ny and by communists in post- World War 11 East Germany. She applies her understanding to the analysis of polarized political discourse today. The event is or- ganized by Occupy Martinsburg. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on Occupy Martinsburg, see occu- pymartinsburg.org. Jefferson FFA Spring Fruit Sale fundraiser All orders due by today. Orders will be available for pickup the week of March 12. To place an order, contact a FFA member or contact Jeremy Greene, Agricultural Instructor and FFA Advisor, at jegreene@ access.kl2.wv.us or 304-725- 8491, ext. 6046. "Brainstorming the Future: Moving Shepherdstown For- ward" 10 a.m. - noon. Shep- herdstown Train Station. Open to the public, free of charge, and refreshments will be served. Anyone with ideas and concerns about energy, local food, trans- portation, the local economy and similar subjects are welcome and encouraged to attend. An "open space" event is intended to bring people together to brainstorm in an organized way. Sustainable Shepherdstown will be using this meeting to create an agenda and calendar of events for the next year. The meeting structure al- lows everyone present to express their ideas, record them, share them with the group, and make group action plans. More infor- mation canbe found at http://tran- sitionculture.org/2008/03/21 / 12- tools -for-transition-no 10-how- Feb. 29 A 6LUEPR|NT FOR TH NIX.T CENTURV Council's Corner "The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts." - Booker "1-. Woshington DID YOU KNOW? We're excited to be nearing the final stages of the rezoning effort we began together last year. (You can catch up on the process at www.ransonrenewed.com). Over the next few days, the City of Ranson will send out official notices of the proposed rezoning to property owners by cer- fied mail. The notice, which is mandated by law, requires no action and can be viewed at the website abev And remember:. Current uses of your property will be "grandfathered" in when the new ordinance goes into effect * The Fireworks Committee is. working to raise funds to host the annual Jefferson County fireworks display at Sam Michael's Park and will host a din- ner on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Ballroom. Ticket cost is $25 per person and can be purchased at Ranson City Hall, Sam Michael's Community Center or from any committee member. For more information contact Chief Roper at 304-725-2411. AARP is sponsoring a workshop event at the Ranson Civic Center for seniors to get their taxes prepared and will be there every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm until April 14th. Served on a first come, first serve basis only. You can also make an appointment to go to the Senior Center but all of their appointments are filled until April 13 OR you can take advantage of appointments being offered at the Summit Point Library. For more information you can call the JCCOA at 304-725-4044. UPCOMING MEETINGS in Council Chambers at 7 pm: Ranson CVB-Tuesday, Feb. 28 Ranson Parks & Recreation -Thursday, March 1 Ranson Planning Commission - Monday, March 5 Ranson City Council- Tuesday, March 6 Residents are always encouraged to v/sttwww.cityofransonwvnet to learn about what is happening in their community or to get specific information. Spirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'SADVOCATE to-run-an-open-space-event/. For more info., contact Ruth Rauber- tas at ruthraubertas@gmail.com or 304-876-6967. Jefferson County Relay For Life annual Kick Off for the Relay for Life spaghetti dinner 5 - 7 p.m. Summit Point Memorial United Methodist Church. Spa- ghetti, bread, salad and dessert. Adults: $8, Children 4- 11: $4. Proceeds to support the Method- ist Women Relay for Life team. 2012 Relay season 3 - 5 'EM. Wildwood Middle School. At the Kick Off party potential par- ticipants will get to experience all the excitement of a mini Re- lay and will receive information on sponsoring the event, forming a team, or joining a committee. Participants can register individ- ually or as part of a team while at the Kick Off. Participants can also register at the website www. relayforlife.0rg/jeffersonwv. Registration is $10.00 whichwill include a Relay T-shirt. The Kick Off event will feature games, oth- Blood drive 9 - I p.m. Covenant Baptist Church, 7485 Shepherd- stown Pike. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Third annual celebration of Black History Month at the Historic Maryland Theatre 4 p.m. Maryland Theatre 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Washington County Public Schools, Hager- er fun activities, and light refresh- stown Washington County Con- ments. Informational literature vention Visitors Bureau, and the will be available from the Amer- Historic Maryland Theatre col- ican Cancer Society. A touching laborate for a third year to cel- Luminariaceremony will be held ebrate Black History Month at to honor or to remember loved the Historic Maryland Theatre. Shepherdstown Film Society/Shepherd University Scarborough Society special screening of the film "Matewan" 7 p.m. Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall. Film will be followed by a discussion led by Da- vitt McAteer. Shepherdstown resident and former Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the Department of Labor The film is free and open to the public ones. Luminarias will be avail- able to purchase for the 2012 Re- lay For Life event which will be held June 22 and 23. Participants will also be able to purchase ded- ication pages in memory or in honor of loved ones that will ap- pear in the 2012 Relay Souvenir Program. This year's Relay For Life theme is "Tooning Out Can- cer" which will feature various cartoon characters at the camp- sites. Become a Super Hero by joining in the fight against can- cer and helping "Teen Out Can- cer." For more info., 304-370- 3053 or www.relayforlife.org/ jeffersonwv. Featuring Bowie State Univer- sity Gospel Choir and perfor- mances by Students of Barba- ra Ingram School for the Arts and North Hagerstown High School. Other special guests in- clude U.S. Senator Barbara Mi- kulski. U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin, Maryland State Dele- gate John Donoghue, Maryland State Senator Robert Garagi- ola, and the Honorable Donna Brightman, Washington County Board of Education. Price: $10. Tickets available at the Mary- land Theatre box office, 301- 790-2000. For more informa- tion about the Doleman Black TAKE OUR online :: A timeless town. Charles Town. Create your history here. Come to life. Come to Charles Town. Log onto www.charlestownwv.us to vote. You may also e-mail any other great ideas to kiya@charlestownwv.us. Charles Town needs a great . slogan, Wllich do you think best describes Charles Town? The Planning Commission will meet on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The City of Charles Town is looking for volunteers to fill one vacancy on the Building Commission. For additional information or to submit applications, please contact City Clerk Kiya Tabb at (304) 725-2311 ext. 239. I Phone: 304=725-2311 101 E. Washington St./PO Box 14 Charles Town, WV 25414-0014 www.charlestownwv.us Heritage Museum, please go to www:dolemanblackheritage- museum.org. Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP Annual Soul Food Tasting Event 3 p.m. Ebenezer Mount Calvary Holy Church, 408 Shirley Rd., Summit Point. Please bring a favorite dish or dishes to share. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Betty Mo- seley-Brown, Associate Direc- tor, Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veteran's Affairs in Washington, D.C. For more info., 304-725-4094 or 304-707- 7628. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts presentation of "Where in the World is Orlan- ' do Di Lasso?" 2:30 p.m.A re- ception hosted by the Museum's volunteer organization, The Sing- er Society, will follow the recital. For more info., 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Wee Disciples Christian Acade- my 2nd Annual Pork Barbeque Dinner 4 - 7 p.m. Rock Spring Church. The dinner features Papa Spanks Pigtastic BBQ and in- cludes a sandwich or all-beef hot- dog, all side dishes, drinks, and a variety of desserts. Advance tick- ets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 12 years. Children under 3 eat free. Tickets at the door are $1 more. The new Wee Rock cookbooks will be avail- able for only $10 each, and raf- fles will be held. Please call 304- 707-6812 for more information or to reserve your tickets. WVU Jefferson County Exten- sion Service Committee meet- ing 7 p.m. WVU Jefferson Coun- ty Extension Office, 1948 Wilt- shire Rd., Kearneysville. Com- mittee will review and approve the budgets to be submitted to the Jefferson County Commission and the Jefferson County Board of Education. Meeting is open to the public. For more info., 304- 728-7413, ext. 3. Blood drive 2 - 7 pan. Shep- herdstown Fire Hall, Rt. 45. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood. org. SouperNatural Kitchen 6 p.m. Bolivar Community Cen- ter, 60 Panama St., Harpers Fer- ry. Through a series of month- ly SouperTuesday "soup" din- ners, the community will have an opportunity to provide its fi- nancial support to those in need, get a terrific meal, a cooking class and connect with our local farmers. Soup: Evensong Farm ham and bean. Class: sprouting grains and beans.Tickets/S15. Call 304-535-3009 for more in- formation. Looking Ahead Harpers Ferry bird walk 8 a.m. John Brown's Fort, where Potomac and Shenandoah Streets meet in Harpers Ferry National Park. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, re- gardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome. The walk will involve about four miles of level walking along the towpath. From there, partic- ipants will take the footbridge over the Potomac River and wall about two miles northwest along the C&O Canal towpath and back. Participants should bring water and dress appropri- ately for the prevailing weather conditions. The Audubon Soci- ety will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own. The walk may be can-i celled in the event of steady rain or snow or snow on thel ground. For more information i or to check on possible weather cancellation, contact trip leader Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail: com or 304-535-1528 or Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@ myactv.net or 240-291-6465. Eastern Panhandle Entrepre- neurs Forum monthly meet, ing 5:30 - 8 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martins-i burg. For more info., contact the Jefferson County Development Authority at 304-728-3255 or info@jcda.net. ArtSelect 6 - 8 p.m. Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. The event is an art lottery that guarantees ticket holders the opportunity to bring home a piece of artwork. A limit- ed number of Art Collector tick- ets are available for $125 per per- son. Additional guests can attend for $25. Each Art Collector tick- et holder will wall away with a unique piece of art donated by national, regional, and local art- ists. Light fare will be provided by Isabella's and Acacia Alley and a cash bar will be provid- ed by Brewer's Alley. All guests will also be treated to a special art demonstration by one of the world's most prominent politi- cal cartoonists. Kevin Kallaugh- er, the editorial cartoonist for The Economist of London, will give an interactive tall and draw- ing that evening. For more info., www.frederickarts.org. To pur- chase tickets, call 301-662-4190. Proceeds from the event benefit the 19th annual Frederick Festi- val of Arts.' Rebecca Loebe performance at First Friday Coffeehouse 7:30 p.m. Trinity Church Or- chard House, 4599 Shepherd- stown Rd. (Rt. 45) four miles from four way stop in Shep- herdstown. Doors open for so- cial time and open mic sign-up at 7:30 p.m.A one-hour open mic session precedes the fea- ture artist with eight partici- pants performing two songs. Enjoy an evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refresh- ments served. A $5 - $10 dona- tion is requested. For more info., 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915. Also check www.myspace.com/ firstfridaycoffeehouse. Running clinic City Hospital, Martinsburg. Dr. Mark Cucuz- zella, nationally ranked dis- tance runner, local physician and founder and organizer of Freedom's Run and the new Two Rivers Heritage Half Mar- athon, will be conducting run- ning clinics to promote proper form, injury prevention and im- prove performance. The clin- ics are geared to runners of all levels. Two clinics will be of- fered. You can attend one or both. At 4 p.m., the clinic will cover stability, mobility and strength. At 5 p.m., the top- ic will be running form. Clin- ics will be held in the Aerobics Room in The Wellness Center on the campus of City Hospital. The program is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required. To register call 304-264-1287, ext. 1814 or email ddejarnett@ cityhospital.org. 8"rA 11 I iiNiN g I 12 I | , I 9 I ! - I 73 I Nd t t I I I I I O I i 73 I i