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VAGE B4 Wednesday April 4,2018 SPIRIT of JEFFEI-tBON NEWS and FARMER'S ADVOCATE i LEFT: An event Saturday ah Junction unveils its new dog park and holds an open house for The Shepherdstown Public Library holds a Read-A-Thon later this at Panhandle Paints will allow homeowners the chance to dispose of unused paint safely. See details under the Saturday header. CENTER: Sam Michael's Park in Shenando- the park system, including offering discounts on upcoming summer programs. Learn more under the header for Saturday. RIGHT: month for students In kindergarten through second grade. Find out more under the header for April 14. al local restaurants, music by Lucia Valentine and other acts, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For reservations and other information, email or call 304-279-9838. SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to 'Remembering King' Shepherd University will show the doc- umentary, "The Witness - From the Bal- cony of Room 306," to mark the April 4, 1968, slaying of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The film begins at 4:30 p.m. at Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, with a panel discussion to follow. It's free and anyone is welcome. Then at 6:30 p.m the county chapter of the NAACP invites the public to join in a silent walk starting at 200 E. Washington St. 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). APRIL Museum Shop The Jefferson County Museum Gift Shop, established last year to offer locally crafted gifts and provides additional funding for the museum next door, is open 11 ann. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 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- ist Church at 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. For details, go to or call 304-616-2121. Reformers Unanimous Reformers Unanimous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at First Bap- tist Church in Ranson. Transportation available. For details, go to or call 866-733-6768. Park open house The Jefferson County Community Cen- ter at Sam Michaels Park holds a grand APRIL opening of its new dog park along with an open house from 10 ann. to noon with free face-painting, a moon bounce, popcorn, ":: child carseat inspections from the Jeffer- son County Sheriff Department, demonstrations from instruc- tors, giveaways, the chance to meet former WNBA champ MVP Nikki Teasley and to check out the summer fun ahead with the parks' summer day camps. Unused paint event Want to get rid of those haft-empty cans of paint clutter- ing up your basement or garage? Panhandle Paints will host a free paint disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the store at 99 Cary Lu Circle just off U.S. 340 and Halltown Road out- side Charles Town. Panhandle Paints owner Joe Wiggington is partnering with the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority on the event where county residents can turn in up to 10 gal- lons of old paint each and have it safely disposed of for free. (The cost is $2 a gallon for anyone exceeding the 10-gallon cutoff.) For more details, call 304-728-6656 or find Panhandle Paints to Facebook. Kids museum event The "For The Kids, By George" Children's Museum in Martinsburg offers another Special Saturdays program, this one with a railroad focus. Starting at 2 p.m anyone is invited to bring 20 favorite track pieces to help build a railroad ex- travaganza at the museum at the Caperton Train Station 229 E. Martin St. The program comes with the price of admis- sion at $6. To register, send an email to director@forthekids- or call 304-264-9977. Garden open house Ranson Old Town Community Gardens will hold a 90-min- ute open house and community garden orientation at 10 a.m with free seed packets available for anyone that wants them. The gardens are located on West Third Street beside the Bahai Center. For more information, call 304-725-2617 or go to ran- Bingo Play bingo and help support the Middleway Fire Depart- ment. The kitchen at the fire company at 6077 Leetown Road opens for dinner at 5 p.m. with weekly specials, followed by early bird bingo at 6:30 pan. and regular bingo at 7 p.m. Con- cessions available. For details, call 304-582-0204. Church change Manning Church is again holding its normal Saturday night praise service at 7:30 p.m. at the church at 19182 Charles Town Road in Harpers Ferry. For details, call 304-725-8238. Handmade Market Shop for handcrafted art, jewelry, home decor, accessories, gifts and more at Handmade Market the first weekend of each month at the Shepherdstown Community Club. The market at 102 E. German St. is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 7 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Find details on the SCCHand- madeMarket page on Facebook. Anti-racism workshop The Jefferson County branch of the NAACP is working with the West vir- APa IL ginia chapter of the American Civil Lib- iiii!. :U iiilerties Uni n and the Call t Acti n f r Racial Equality to host a free anti-racism : workshop for people of all ages. The 90- minute program begins at 2 p.m, at 319 S. West St. at Fisher- man's Hall in Charles Town. More information may be found at "Confronting Racism 50 Years Later" on Facebook. Remembrance ceremony Hospice of the Panhandle's Center for Grief Support will host a remembrance ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at the Hospice ed- ucation center in Keameysville. "All are welcome to partici- pate in this time to remember loved ones who have passed," organizers say. "The hour-long memorial opportunity will in- clude music, a reflection and light refreshments." For details and to RSVP, call 304-264-0406 or email griefsupport@hos- Free concert Smoke detectors The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept. will provide and install smoke detectors or check smoke detectors already in your home, at no cost. For more information or to make an appointment, call Fire Chief Earl Cogle 304-616-8557. Speak Story Shepherdstown's Speak Story Series : continues with Motoko presenting "Raku- go: Comical Tales from Japan" at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Hall auditorium at 109 N. King St. at Shepherd University. To learn more about her, go to folktales. net. Tickets cost $12 at the door (with express entry for season pass holders). Full-time Shepherd students with valid Ram- bler ID may attend for free. Organizers say mature youth may attend at guardian's discretion. For details on Speak (or to buy a season pass), go to 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. Hike to help restoration A 5 and 10-kilometer "Volksmarch," a traditional Europe- an non-competitive hike, and after-hike feast happens at The Barn at Harpers Ferry to raise money for the Harpers Ferry- Bolivar Historic Town Foundation and its work to preserve and restore First Zion Baptist Church and other town struc- tures. Tickets cost $25 for individuals, $40 for couples or $50 for families, and are available through Search "Harpers Ferry Volksmarch." Civil War talk Noted author and former Antietam Na- tional Battlefield historian Ted Alexander will be the guest speaker at the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table starting at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church at 645 W. Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. Alexander will discuss what happened in Chambersburg, Pa on June 30, 1864, when Confederates torched more than 560 buildings in the town in retaliation for United States' burning some Jefferson County homes. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 304-258-2563. (A home- cooked meal is served an hour before the talk. It costs $15, and reservations are due April 8. To reserve a spot or learn details, email Kevin Pawlak at 16pawlak1829@ Audubon program The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's next free monthly program, "Drones and Birds: How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Changing Ornithology" at 7 p.m. at Hospice of the Pan- handle in Kearneysville. Andrew Wilson, associate professor of environmental studies at Gettysburg College in Pennsylva- nia, will be the speaker. wiches provided. The Shepherd University's Men's Choir, under the direc- tion of Rob Tudor, will present a free, family-friendly, mostly a cappella concert at 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown. The program will feature music of contempo- rary Irish composer Michael McGlynn as well as sacred and secular music in Arabic, Punjabi, Afro-Cuban and English. . The event is part of the yearlong celebration of St. Agnes's 10th anniversary. Brain Games The 21st-annual Brain Games - the Eastern Pmuhandle's longest-running trivia tournament - kicks off at 1 p a. in the cafeteria of James Rumsey Technical Institute, at 3274 Hedg- esville Road. There's still time to put together a team and com- pete in the fun fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of the East- ern Panhandle. For details, contact Judy Malone at 304-754- 7581 or AARP luncheon "Taste of Shepherdstown" "A Taste of Shepherdstown" happens from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Community Club at 102 E. German St. and will feature shepherd's pie and other foods from sever- This month's meeting of the Jefferson County chapter No. 799 of the AARP be- gins at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Method- ist Church at 110 N. West St. in Charles Town. The meetings feature "enlighten- ment, fellowship and lunch," with sand- For more information, email jgregg@ Pasta fundraiser Shepherdstown's New Street United Methodist Church hosts an all-you-can- eat spaghetti fundraiser in the lower-level dining hall of the church at 202 W. New St. The meal, served from 5 to 7 p.m in- cludes pasta with a choice of sauces (meat, meat-mushroom or vegetarian) plus rolls, salad, home-made desserts and a beverage. The cost is $8 for adults or $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Carryout will be available. Read-A-Thon The Shepherdstown Public Library at 100 E. German St. invites students in kin- dergarten through second grade to drop in during a Read-A-Thou in the Children's Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Young readers will be paired with an adult read- ing partner and take home a free book, bookmark and book bag, plus snacks and drinks. No registration is needed. For de- tails, call 304-876-2783 or email lqgOAK LE I I BAN< Charles Town 1034 S. George Street 304-725-9787 Ran.~n 75 West Virginia Way 304-724-9155 MEMBER @ BANKATCITY.COM FDIC !