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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, March 18, 1999 9 Games to Benefit Opera House to impress your friends with your knowledge of the arcane? to unleash that trivial knowledge you've been storing away college? On April 18 from 1-4 p.m you'll get your chance when second annual Mind Games will be held at Avanti Ris- Six-member teams will compete in a Trivial Pursuit-type guaranteed to tease your brain and tickle your thnny- Light refreshments will be served. process is a no-brainer: interested participants should form of six members, give yourself a creative name, and get ready to scripted questions on subjects ranging from sports, to litera- to the arts, to history. Business leaders, church groups, factory . employees, and other volunteer groups and organizations are to create teams. Registration is only $10 per person ($60 Prizes will be awarded for highest team score, best team and for other interesting accomplishments. Marty Kable re- as Master of Ceremonies for this entertaining afternoon of )etition. All proceeds will benefit The Old Opera House Company. For more information or to register your team, the Old Opera House Theatre Company at 725-4420. ANNUAL AUCTION ANIMAL WELFARE DINNER/DANCE EASTER FLOWER SALE 400 items will be on the The Animal Welfare Society of 0a block this Saturday, Jefferson County is holding its an- :0, at 5 p.m. as the Country nuLl Easter Flower Sale on Friday, holds its 15th Annual April 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Clarion Hotel/Con- Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 Center. A new addition p. in. a t D o m i n o' s Pi z z a i n will be an appearance by Shepherdstown. There will be a which will provide dance large variety of plants, including the evening, daffodils, lilies, azaleas, hydran- huge event is open to thegeLs, tulips, hyacinths, hanging and features an amazing baskets and much more. AWS of items from handcraftedshirts, sweats, jewelry, baskets and and paintings, to trips, fine dining tickets will also be ~, and a special sports/enter- available. memorabilia section, in- such as a Cal Ripkin SALVADOR DAL[ FILM ball, John Elway auto- AT THE MUSEUM ficture, Joe Dimaggio HAGERSTOWN - The Wash- commemorative ington County Museum of Fine Brad Pitt autographed Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland and much more. will show the video, Salvador kets are on sale at The Dali: A Soft Self-Portrait on Sun- Day School, with a very day, March 21 at 3 p.m. available at the This presentation explores the Please call ahead to make life and times of the great Spanish or to receive addi- surrealist, Salvador Dali (1904- 725-4318. 1989). Forum April 17 second annual Eastern Horticultural Forum held April 17, 10 a.m. to 4 Zion Episcopal Church House, West Washington Charles Town. With some demon - and vendors with crafts participants are guar- a full day of horticulture. first Eastern Panhandle Forum was such a that organizers have sig- expanded the topics to ,the lecturers. The ob- to celebrate the horticul- e of the region from the Gar- of Jefferson and Berke- have been meeting the winter to plan all Participants will have of lectures each hour ranging from "Shade with Native Plants" to FOR ALUM, IERITUS SERVICE EXTENDED t~PHERDSTOWN --- The deadline for the 1999 College Outstanding Professional Award and amni Emeritus Service been extended to April "Home Composting" to "Trough Making". A special addition this year will be a demonstration by Sandra and Dick Hynson on "Altar Arrange- ments". Author of Homage through Flowel:~ and Flowers to the Glory of God, Ms. Hynson is re- nowned for her work at the Na- tional Cathedral in Washington, D.C. In addition, crafts and plants will be on sale on the premises. Garden Club members will be sell- ing plant material donated from their private collections. The profits from the forum are going towards the establishment of the Martha Smith Horticultural Scholarship Fund to support an Eastern Panhandle resident in an accredited horticultural field of study and in need of financial as- sistance. This fund is being estab- lished to recognize the leadership of Ms. Smith as the first national president from West Virginia of the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Additional contributions are welcome and tax deductible. Space is limited and tickets are currently on sale for $15. They may be purchased by calling 725-2040 or 267-7858 or by picking up a bro- chure in local businesses and mail- ing in the registration form in the brochure. the Outstanding Professional Award must of the alumni body for of 15 years who have work for human- :Who have distinguished professionally. Candi- Emeritus Ser- Yard must be members of body for a minimum of Alumi Association mere- good standing, and who an exemplary record of College. for nominees should be in writing (limited to Other supporting ma- r include a personal vita; clippings; a list of hon- and publications; let- who are the nominee's contribu- a list of service on Association and College and participation in and Alumni Associaiton anations may be sent to Office, Shepherd College, WV 25443. For call the Alumni 304/876-5157. MEN'S CLUB DINNER The Shepherdstown Men's Club dinner will be held March 24. So- cial hour at 6:30 p.m dinner at 7. Ardyth Gilbertson Surcamp will present a musical program with Joe Bourgeois. Members and their guests should call 876-3323 for res- ervations by Monday, March 22. LPN PREP PROGRAM The Adult Learning Center at James Rumsey Technical Insti- tute will offer an LPN Preparation Program for anyone wishing to en- ter the Center's 1999-2000 LPN program. Practice testing for the Pre-Ad- mission exam will be each Tues- day through the end of March. A $30 test and materials fee will be changed for Practice Testing. The Official Pre-Admission will be of- fered each Thursday through the end of March. There will be $40 fee for the official exam. Pre-reg- istration is required for both the practice testing and the official exam. For additional information, please call the Learning Center at 754-9712. Serving the tri-state area for formal wear Rqtfimat. Christian Dior. Alter SLr. Cardin, lJnd West, B~I/ B/ass GROOM'S TUX FREE WITH WEDDING PARTIES OF 4 OR MORE Priced from $49 t History, Social Customs of Open Auditions for "Cat" Always wanted to get on stage, but were afraid your accent might get in the way? Now you can turn that Southern lilt to your advan- tage as a cast member of Cat on a Hot Ti'n Roof?. Old Opera House Theatre Company Artistic Director William W. Morgan announces" open auditions for Tennessee William's stirring drama of a dysfunc- tional southern family, on March 20 and 21 for adults (18 and older) at 2 p.m. and March 22 at 7 p.m. for children ages 7-13 and 8 for adults. Michael Stiles, theatre director at Musselman High School will direct the production. All actors are welcome to audition, regard- less of experience. There are limited parts for children ages 7-13, and all other parts will be cast with adults 18 and older. Auditions will be held at the Tommy James Workshop (two doors right from the OOH lobby doors), located at 204 North George Street in Charles Town. Adults are encouraged (but not required) to pre- pare and hopefully memorize a monologue of no longer than 2 min- utes. During cold readings, be prepared to demonstrate your South- ern accent. Especially needed are two African-American men for great speaking roles. As part of the Supporting Cast program, the Animal Welfare Society will receive one half of the proceeds frmn the June 12 performance Performances are: June 11-13, 18-20, 24-26; Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings 7-9 and some Sundays at 2:00. For further information, e-mail the theatre at or call 304-725-4420 or toll-free 1-888-900-SHOW. Mrs. John Sommer, (Beulah) from Silver Spring, will come to the Entler on Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m to share her knowledge of the History & Social Customs of Tea. The museum has recently acquired a lovely tea set from the Link family, which will be the opening ex- ANTIQUE TRACTOR & 7TH ANNUAL ANIMAL hibit in the museum. An invitation to all to bring special tea cups, or sets to sip not only a cup of tea but to share their story has been ENGINE JUBILEE JAM SET APRIL 17TH extended. A fee of $5 will be charged to cover the cost of the speaker. The Potomac and Shenandoah AT CLIFFSIDE INN In conjunction with the Tea Party, the Historic ShepherdstownAntique Tractor and Engine Club, The Animal Welfare Society of Museum will present its opening exhibit of the season, arranged by Inc will hold an Antique Tractor & ,Jefferson County will holds its 7th curator Keith Knost. The exhibit will feature lovely and unusual Engine Jubilee on Saturday and annual Animal Jam on April 17. items used in the service of tea such as cups, kettles, silver services, Sunday, April 10 and 11, from 9This year's event is better than and teapots. Local residents have loaned the Museum cherisheda.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be ever with a great lineup of four items of historic significance. Garth Jansen will present an exhibit held rain or shine at the Jefferson bands. from the Lost Dog CoffeeHouse consisting of the many traditional County Fairgrounds. Music begins at 8 p.m. and con- teas of the Far East, and varied techniques for brewing them.Admission is $2, with children tinues until 1 a.m. Bands include The highlight of the museum exhibit will be the Link tea set,12 and under admitted free. Park- The Agency, Dark Horse, The Love shown above. This was a gift to the museum from Elinor Link of ing is free. Machine and The Heuseband. Brooklyn, N.Y the daughter of Helen Elizabeth Link and the Rev. The program will feature steam Come out and enjoy an evening John W. Link. The tea set was a gift of this couple on their wedding and antique tractors, threshing, of great music, dancing and other day, June 11, 1913, at St. James Lutheran Church, Uvilla. The desk shingle mill, blacksmith, barrel events to help the homeless ant- in the museum also belonged to the Link ihmily. The first Link to chase, stow tractor race, flea mar- mals in Jefferson County. come to America was John Jacob Link, (1682-1738) who came from ket, antique engines, garden trac- Tickets are $10 in advance and Germany in 1733. . tor pull, kiddie tractor pull, music, $12 at the door. Tickets may be put- The four pieces of the tea set are a deep burgundy Lenox china, hayrides, ball in bucket, tractor pa- chased at the following locations: The filigree is of woven strands of so-called "German" silver, used in rade and other events. Dickinson and Waite Craft Gallery these sets around the end of the 19th century because it is more mal- Concessions will be provided byin Shepherdstown, New to You leable and does not snap as sterling silver might. The finish is more the South Jefferson Ruritan. For (Spay Today) in Charles Town, matte than shining, more information about the event, Gower's in Ranson and the Please call Historic Shepherdstown for reservations at 876-0910. call 725-9300. Flea market vendors Cliffside Inn at Harpers Ferr3 may call 725-4832. You can also mail your check to AWS, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV 25414, for tickets. Minimum age to attend this event is 1K Auction Millie Wells, left, and Rhoda Bryant get a preview of the re- production Jacqueline Onassis earrings that Christopher Caine Jewelers will donate for the Millbrook Orchestra Gala and Auction on June 6 at Willowdale Farm near Shepherdstown. Showing the women the earrings is Christo- pher Rankin, of Christian Caine Jewelers. If you're a Millbrook Orchestra LIFEGUARD patron who admires "one of a kind" TRAINING SET jewelry, you won't want to miss bid- A lifeguard training course will ding on the reproduction Jackie be offered by the Jefferson County Onassis earrings that are being Chapter of the American Red Cross handcrafted and donated by Chris- beginning April 10 through May 1. tian Caine Jewelers for the Participants must be at least 15 Millbrook Gala and Auction at years old by April 10, be able to W i 11 o w d a I e F a r m n e a r swim 500 yards, be able to sub-Shepherdstown on June 6. merge to a depth of seven feet and The earrings are being crafted retrieve a ten-pound weight, and from Onassis jewelry that was tread water for two minutes using bought by Christopher Rankin at only their legs. Sotheby's, New York, in 1996. The A copy of "Lifeguarding Today" earrings will be featured during a and the manual "CPR for the Pro- live auction at the gala, which will fessional Rescuer" should be pur- also feature a silent auction. chased at the Red Cross office. For Tickets for the Gala and Auction additional information, call 725- will be $35 per person. To be added 5015. to the Millbrook invitation list, call 876-3170. ALLEY CAR WASH 603 N Mildred St Ranson, WV (On Old Route 9) 725-2586 HATS OFF TO CAREGIVERSI An afternoon of fashion, tea, and good company to benefit Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Sunday, April 11, 4 to 6 p.m Clarion Hotel, Shepherd- stown. Tickets available at Village Finery (876-9388) and GSIVC of- fice (876-3325) $25. ($10 tax-de- ductible). Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc. For more information call: (304) 264.9440 309 West King Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 PANCAKE DAY At Kabletown United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 20, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu in- cludes pancakes, sausage and gravy, eggs, orange juice and coffee. A love offering will be accepted. [Pasic Woodcarving Basketry Calligraphy Carving Decorative Pins Chair cmlmg Decorative Spoon Carving Hmad-applique Lace Tatting Papercutting ~, Pottery Spinning Stained Glass Carving Treenware Yeast Breads & Pastries Marketing Seminar for Craftspeople TRINITY HOUSE THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE The next two weeks, from Thursday, March 18 through Sat- urday, March 27, come to Trinity House Thrift Shop and fill a large brown shopping bag with winter clothing for just $5. The shop, lo- cated at 104 South Church Street (behind Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown), still has a large stock of high quality winter clothing for the entire family. The shop will be closed April 1 and 2, opening again on Saturday, April 3, just in time for Easter; spring merchandise will be featured. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur- days. Trinity House Thrift Shop is operated by Trinity Episcopal Church, German Street, Shep- herdstown. Proceeds from sales are donated to community chari- table organizations. Donations of clean, wearable clothing, espe- cially spring and summer, and small household items are greatly appreciated and may be left on the rear, enclosed porch of the shop. EGG HUNT Charles Town Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 3, at 10 a.m at Jefferson Memorial Park. Bring your basket and hop on over! Fun and activities for ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-10. Prizes too! DANCE Sunday, March 21, 2-5 p.m War Memorial Building, corner of German and King streets in Shep- herdstown. Dance traditionalAp- palachian and New England dances and waltzes. Beginners' workshop at 2 p.m. No experi- ence, no partner needed. All dances taught. First-timers and members of Shepherdstown Music & Dance, $4.50; $6 adults; $3 dancers under 25. For more information, call (304) 876-6728. BABY GENIUSES- OCTOBER SKY ,0 1:05-3:05-5:05-7:05-9:05 Analyze This, 1:10-3:00-5:00-7:00-9:00 FORCES OF NATURE ~t~NIY~ t~