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PAGE B8 Wednesday, March 7.2018 NEWS 1 " -n ~ 1 SPIRIT of JEFF ERSON and FARMER'S AI)VOCATE SEND SUBMISSIONS 1"I3t'CALENDAR by noon Monday to Bingo Jefferson County Council on Aging MARCHI 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 tat 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 (jccoarecaide@ or 304- 724-7111). Smoke detectors The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept. will provide and in- stall smoke detectors or check smoke detectors already in your home, at no cost. For more information or to make an appoint- ment, call Fire Chief Earl Cogle 304-616-8557. AARP luncheon Lyn Widmyer, author of "Chasing Pills: MARCH i Must be Old, I Have a Pill Dispenser," will be the guest speaker at the Jefferson County chapter of the AARP's monthly luncheon meeting. The get-together be- gins at 11 a.m. at msbury United Method- ist Church at H0 W. North St. in Charles Town. Questions? Call Maurice Smith, chapter president, at 304-876-2354. Grief support Hospice of the Panhandle offers another session of "Grief 101" at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Grief Support at Hos- pice of the Panhandle at 330 Hospice Lane, Keameysville. For details, call 304-264-3902 or email griefsupport@ Op Shop sale The Op Shop at 115 N. Charles St. in Charles Town will have a special sale on winter clothes through March. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds go to the Old Opera House. Call 304-725-6605 to learn more. 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. Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at Asbury United Method- M RCH ist Church at 110 W. North St. in Charles iii !ii ii,i 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- one can learn how to play chess, or learn to play chess better. The program starts at 2 p.m. at the museum inside the Cap- erton Train Station at 229 E. Martin St. in downtown Mar- tinsburg. The program comes with the price of admission of $6. To register, call 304-264-9977 or email director@ Baseball fundraiser Champion arm wrestler Travis Bagent will take on 100 for- mer Jefferson High baseball players and coaches at "Pulling for Jefferson Baseball," a fundraiser for the school's baseball team that starts at 6 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Fire Depart- ment. It's $10 to buy a ticket. Learn more on the event's page on Facebook or by emailing Jawaan Holmes jawaanholmes@ yahoo .com. 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. 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. Helping animals Dine at Glory Days Grill in Ranson and the restaurant will contribute 10 percent of i!iiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiii! i M A R C H the total food purchases daily to the Ani- mal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. Keep your copy of your guest check (not a credit card receipt), and either mail it to AWS P.O. Box 147, Charles Town 25414 or place it in the col- lection box at Petco in Ranson or at the shelter on Leetown Pike. Learn more at or by calling 304-725-0589. Celtic dinner It's the deadline to reserve a seat for Tuesday's Celtic Feast at the Shepherdstown Community Club. The $20 fee includes dinner and dessert beginning at 6:30 p.m. and then a perfor- mance by award-winning Shepherdstown bagpiper Robert Mitchell. Reserve a seat with Carol Sanders (carol.ann.sand- ers 1 @ or 304-283-9039). Gettysburg College Choir The Gettysburg (Pa,) College Choir - including Elizabeth Buscher of Charles Town's Zion Episcopal Church - will per- form a special concert of at 7 p.m. The group is known for its superlative performances of choral literature from the Renais- sance era to modern music. Proceeds from the event will go to Zion's monthly meal ministry for people who are struggling, including those without homes. The church is located at 301 E. Congress St. For details, call the church office at 304-725- 5312. Storytime Charles Town Library hosts storytime tist Church at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Transportation for kids of all agesat 10:30 a.m. Mondays available. For details, go to or call 866-733- ,r, ,u, at the library at 200 E. Washington St. For 6768. details, call 304-725-2208. Pancake breakfast New Street United Methodist Church, located at the corner of New and Church streets, in Shepherdstown hosts an all- you-can-eat breakfast with pancakes, ba- con, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, applesauce, juice, coffee and tea , from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults, or $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Carryout will be available. E|ection forum i Meet candidates running for school board and other offices this year, catch up on the latest voting rules, watch a demon- stration of Jefferson County's new voting machines and enjoy freeJight refreshments from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mountain Com- munity Center at 58 Mission Road in Harpers Ferry. Chess how-to The "For The Kids, By George" Children's Museum offers another Special Saturday program - an afternoon where any- Church lecture Sister Angela de Fatima Coelho, a world-renown expert on Our Lady of Fatima who was with Pope Francis during his 2017 canonization of two saints, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, will share her insights at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church at 49 Crosswinds Drive in Charles Town. There's no admission fee to attend. Questions? Email Community Chorus It's the first night of rehearsals for the Jefferson County Community Chorus. No auditions are needed. The music be- gins at 7 p.m at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. Membership is $20. 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 LEFT: Author Lyn Widmyer, author of "Chasing Pills: I Must be Old, I Have a Pill Dispenser," will : address the monthly luncheon of the county's AARP chapter. Learn more under the header for Thursday. CENTER: Hands down, Jefferson High baseball fans will want to watch arm-wrestling champion Travis Bagent in action at a special fundraiaer for the school's baseball team. See details under the Saturday header. RIGHT: Shepherdstown's Adam Booth, the four-time West Virginia Liars' " Contest champion, will deliver a free talk in Bolivar. Get the scoop, under the header for March 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!" Legos and more Homeschool students ages 5 and older can explore a STEAM makerspace in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's De- partment at 100 E. German St. starting at 1 p.m. LEGOs, lit- tleBits, and craft supplies will be provided. No registration needed. To learn more, email or call 304-876-2783. Civil War talk The next Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table begins at 7:30 p.m. with award-win- ning author William J. Miller presenting an illustrated talk on his new book "De- ~ cision at Tom's Brook: George Custer, : Thomas Rosser and the Joy of the Fight." The event, at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church at 645 W. Washington St. in Harpers Ferry, is free and open to the public. (There's also a home-cooked dinner of corned beef and cabbage served at 6:30 p.m. for those interested. The cost is $15, and dinner reservations must be made by Sunday. Con- tact Kevin Pawlak at For more info, call 304-258-2563. iii:ili!iiii Storytelling champ The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library hosts a free presentation by Shepherdstown's Adam Booth, the four-time West Virginia Liars' Contest champ at 6 p.m. at the Bo- livar Community Center. Learn more by calling the library at 304-535-2301. Running clinic Dr. Mark CucuzzeUa, the family physi- cian, champion marathoner and owner of Two River Treads in Ranson, will lead a free, hour-long running clinic at 5 p.m. at The Wellness Center on the Berkeley Med- ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ical Center in Martinsburg. To pre-register (a must), call 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or emall ddejarnett@ For information on group runs and ongo- " ing clinics, go to the Freedom's Run headquarters website arT, o ~. Museum reception :" The Jefferson County Museum will mark . the start of its 2018 season with a free re- ception where visitors can view three new exhibits and enjoy refreshments. The event happens from 1 to 4 p.m. at 200 E. Wash4. ington St. in Charles Town. 77 Cooking demo Jefferson County Community Ministries again hosts the WVU MedCHEFS and the WVU Medicine Center for Dia- betes and Metabolic Health's monthly cooking demo at 10 a.m. at 238 W. Washington St. in Charles Town. Drs. Rosie Cannarella Lorenzetti and Madison Humerick along with WVU med students and Scott Anderson, chef and co-owner of Community Garden Market in Shepherdstown, will lead the class, which will include a prize drawing and giveaways. Reg- istration is not required. For details, call Nathan Fiore 304- 596-6323. Chili cook-off Uvilla United Methodist Church at 4179 Shepherdstown Pike in Shenandoah Junction invites the public to its chili cook-off- with chili samples as well as hot dogs, cornbread, cookies, brownies and coffee, tea and water. The cost is $5 for adults of free for those 12 and younger. Proceeds will go to charity.The event will include performances by Hinzeman Tabernacle Choir and the Shenandoah Junction Charge Choir plus hymn singing. Lego Club The Shepherdstown Library holds a Lego Club for kids 4 and older starting at 1 p.m. No registration needed. For details, call 304-876-2783 or email Rabies clinic The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County holds its i annual spring rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Southern , States in Ranson with Dr. Alice Sudduth, vaccinating dogs and cats over 3 months of age for $10 per pet. Learn all the details at or by calling 304-725-0589. is proud to sponsor the :~iiiiiiii~ ~iii~iii~i~i~ ~ii~iiiiiiiiii~ Happy, an adult male Plott hound mix, is looking for a forever home. He is brindle in color, neutered and cur- rent 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 ,I 1[ ' L i o~1 f