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- - - i PAGE B4 W esday, 21, *01S NEWS SPIRIq? of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S M)VOCATE LEFT: The Relatives As Parents Program support group - with free childcare provided - meets this week sandwiches as the Independent Fire Co. Auxiliary hosts a fundraiser luncheon. See the Saturday section Birthday" storytime next month, Learn details under the header for March 3, in Charles Town. Learn more under the header for Friday. CENTER: Dig into soups and for details. RIGHT: The Shepherdstown Public Library holds a special "Dr. Seuss's Ranson. DAR SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to Foot fete Dr. Mark Cucuzzella hosts a free talk about keeping feet strong and healthy and oversees a "recess for all ages" featuring hopscotch and other fun. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Two Rivers Treads, his natu- ral running 400 S. Mildred St. in For details, call 304-885-8843. Community Chorus The leader of the Jefferson County Community Chorus is looking for singers. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. March 13 at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. No auditions need- ed, but membership costs $20. NAACP membership drive A membership drive is underway at the Jefferson County branch of the NAACP. For more information on joining, call Ann Nawaz at 304-725-9610. Op Shop sale All clothes are half-price at The Op Shop through month's end. The store at 115 N. Charles St. in Charles Town supports the Old Opera House. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues- day through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 304-725-6605 to learn more. 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). Gallery talk The Charles Town Library hosts, "From Sheep to Sweater," a special 6 p.m. gallery talk by fiber artists Bridget Brown and Su- san Shidmyer. Their joint exhibit also is newly on display at the library at 200 E. Washington St. at the library at 5 p.m. to discuss Nina Sankovitch's "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading." For de- tails, call 304-876-2783. 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. Sock hop benefit Money raised at the third-annual Sock Hop benefit happen- ing from 7 to 11 p.m. at Shepherdstown's Town Run will go to the Shenandoah Women's Center for assistance to domes- tic violence and human trafficking survivors. Admission is by donation, with DJ Rick Rohn and live music from The New Rocketeers. Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at Asbury United Methodist 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. Gardening event Growing experts from Ranson Old Town Community Gardens will be at Bushel & Peck (on the ground floor of Charles Town's Charles Washington Hall) at 11 a.m. with free seeds and helpful ad- vice and more. Park work session The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a volun- teer work session at Shepherdstown's Morgan's Grove Park. Sign up at er Marshall ( or 304-582- 9998). Soul food program The Jefferson County NAACP will sponsor its annual free ::! Black History Month program and soul food tasting at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Summit Point. Learn more by calling Janet Jeffries at 304-725-4094. Heart-healthy diets Registered dietitian Carolyn Sagle will lead a discussion on heart-healthy eating:: at 11 a.m. at the Anna Mae Reedy Senior: Center at i03 W. Fifth Ave. in Ranson. To learn more, contact the Council on Ag- ing's Gloria Hodges (304-724-7111 or jccoarecaide@ 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. ):!i' Health forum The League of Women Voters of Jef- ferson County's community health forum begins at 7 p.m. at Hospice of the Pan- handle in Kearneysville. To know more, email Judy Jones at Storytime. The Shepherdstown Library's weekly children's programs continue with stories for children 18 months or younger at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; for kids 19 months to 3 years at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays; and a preschooler program at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. For details, call 304-876-2783. 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!" Civic event :,: Learn about the work of the county's elected administrators - county and cir- Health Fair cult clerks, the assessor, the conservation supervisor and representatives from the The Shepherd University Wellness Center hosts its third-an- Jefferson County Commission and school nual Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with samples and free board. It's another in the new Byrd Center demonstrations by local health and wellness organizations. Civic Education and Participation Series. The 90-minute pro- Dual enrollment night Soup and sandwich sale Independent Fire Co. Auxiliary hosts a soup and sandwich Shepherd University hosts a dual enrollment information sale with vegetable beef soup and bean soup (by the bowl, night from 6:30to 7:30 p.m. in Erma Ora Byrd Hall. The event quart or gallon) as well as ham sandwiches (both country and is open to rising juniors and seniors from Berkeley and Jeffer- city ham) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire hall at 200 W. Sec- son counties who are interested in learning more about taking ond Ave. in Ranson. classes at Shepherd while in high school. Light refreshments will be served starting at 6 p.m. Bingo Saturdays bring bingo fundraisers for the Middleway Fire Department. The kitchen at the fire company at 6077 Leetown Road opens for dinner at 5 p.m. with weekly specials, fol- lowed by early bird bingo at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 7 p.m. Concessions available. For details, call 304-582-0204. Help for grandparents Grandparents and other local residents raising a relative's child or children are invited to RAPP, the free monthly Rela- tives As Parents Program support group. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle at 334 N. Lawrence St. in Charles Town. The meetings, held the fourth Friday each month, include special topics, guest speakers, refreshments and free child care. To reserve a seat or to learn more, call Gwen Twyman at 304-724-2044. Rummage sale The Summit Point United Methodist Church women are hosting their annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri- day and Saturday. The event will include breakfast and lunch concessions as well as a bake sale. The church is located at 46 Steptoe Road. Book Club The Friends of Shepherdstown Library Book Club will meet Church services The Saturday night service at St. John's Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry begins at 4:30 p.m. at 898 Washington St. For details, call 304-579-5586. 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. Town Hall The Jefferson County Democratic Par- ty is inviting civic leaders and other resi- dents to take part in a Town Hall on "se- curing a more progressive future" starting at 2 p.m. at Charles Washington Hall at 100 E. Washington St. in Charles Town. gram with the chance for audience members to ask questions begins at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. Addiction panel,: The Shepherd University co-hosts a panel discussion, "In- tervention and Addiction: An Ethics Dialogue," at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. Other sponsors include SU's Common Reading Program, the George Washington Institute of Living Ethics and the Jefferson County Health Department. Library board The public is invited as the board of the Shepherdstown Pub- lic Library holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the library at 100 E. German St. For details, call 304-876-2783. "Wellness Wednesday" The Shepherd University Wellness Center holds another "Wellness Wednesday" when afiy Jefferson County resident can work out at the Wellness Center, including 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 ,i: ' "Dr. Seuss's Birthday" Children 3 and older are invited to the Shepherdstown Public Library's "Dr. Seuss's Birthday" storytime with songs and a craft at 11 a.m. in the children's de- partment of the library at 100 E. German St. a favorite Dr. Seuss character if they'd needed but call 304-876-2783 to learn "Puzzle Mania" The Friends of Music will sponsor its third-annual "puzzle Mania" jigsaw puzzle competition, a fundraiser for the Friends and its Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. Kids The contest starts at 1 p.m. at the Shepherd University Well- ness Center. Learn more at or contact Heath- ./i can dress up as like. No registration is more. ~:~:~:~;~;~i ~!~ii~.~i::~!Ii~ii::::i~i~i~i~::::~::~.~i~!~i~i~i~i~i::]::::~:~::~::~::~:::~IIi::~::~::~i~::~::~::~::~I~::~::~::II~IIII~::~::~::~I~l/l/~i~::i::l/~iil::i::i::i::i~!:iiii]iiii~iiiiiii!iii~::i~iiiili~ii~i~iii::iiii!ii~i~iiiiiii::iiii illiii~iiiii::i::i::iii~! iiiii::i~:: :i 1 iiiii::i::i:: l !i! iiiii i i i i i i ii ii i',',iii', |,i',',i liii!iiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiii i!:iiiiiiiiiiiii iiii iiiiiiii iii i iNi:iiiiii:t i iiiiiil is proud to sponsor the go, an adult male Coonhound mix, is looking for a forever home, preferably one without cats. He is black with tan 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.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 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. 400 S. Mildred St. Ranson, WV 304-885-8843 II