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PAGE Out Wednesday, April 18, 2012 ~piri[ of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE "Arts Alive" in Charleston: Student artists and musicians from Jefferson County and elsewhere in the state will be featuked at the West 6rginia Department of Education's sixth- annual Arts Alive in Charleston on Friday. The Jefferson High School Symphonic Band will perform in the free showcase, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston. Art created by students at South Jef- ferson Elementary and Washington High School will be on display in the center. For more information on Arts Alive, contact John Deskins, arts ceordinator for the state Department of Education, at 304-558-5325 or jdeskins@access.k12, wv.us. Free movie: See the 1993 film that won Academy Awards for Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin when the Shepherdstown Film Society shows "The Piano" Friday. The free screening at Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University begins at 7 p.m. The showing is part of the film society's "Almost Oscar" series that high- lights films nominated for "Best Picture" Academy Awards. Also starring Sam Neill and Harvey Kei- tel, "The Piano," tells the story of a mute woman's arranged marriage in mid-19th century New Zealand; it lost out to "Schindler's List." For details, go to www.shepherdstown filmsociety.org. Stodes for kids: Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown is the place to be Saturday as Crystal Brown hosts a story hourthat starts at 11 a.m., wfh stories, songs and merry-making in the upstairs children's section at the store at 116 W. German St. To know more, email 4sea- sons@citlink.net, call 304-876-3486 or see the store's website at www.foursea- sonsbcoks.com. Poet in Martinsburg: Award-win- ning author Diane Gilliam, whose poetry collection entitled "Kettle Bottom" focuses on West Virginia's deadly mine wars of the 1920s, will speak in Martinsburg Saturday. The free talk at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library begins at 2 p.m. at 101 W. King St. The work of Gilliam, who lives with her family in Brimfield, Ohio, has been praised as some of "the very best contem- porary verse." For details, call the library at 304-267-8933. Shepherdstown 5K: This Race Is For The Birds happens Saturday at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. The event includes two professionally timed trail races: one 4.9 miles long and another that covers 7.7 miles. A self-timed, two-mile run/walk for families and a free, one-mile fun run for children also are offered. Proceeds benefit the Po- tomac Valley Audubon's programs for children. For more on the race, which begins at 9 a.m., go to www.raceforthebirds.org. Civil War history: Today and every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, anyone can check out the new special exhibi- tion, "An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia," at the,Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va. - for free, The museum, which features historical objects fromWest Virginia and Virginia, is located at 901 Amherst St. and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 i.m. until 4 p.m. The stan- dard $10 admission fee includes the museum and gardens; seniors and youth pay $8. For more information, go online to www.ShenandoahMuseum.org or call 540-662-1473, Ext. 235. Free food-wine feet: The chance to learn first-hand from chef Scott Collinash of Berkeley Springs' famed Panorama at the Peak as he cooks up pasta Florentine, drunken mush- rooms and other delights will be among the highlights Saturday at the free Uniquely West Virginia wine and food festival. The 19th-an nual event put on by Travel Berkeley Springs happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the north end of the Old Factory Antique Mall at 282 Williams St. in downtown Berkeley Springs. The free event offers the chance to sample and buy dozens of state- grown products, including dairy prod- "Art and Earth" opens: See 52 creations from artists from West Virginia and eight other states starting this week when the Berkeley Arts Council's new "Art and Earth: My Art, My World," goes on display in the gallery of The Arts Centre at 300 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The exhibit opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and visitors also are welcome from noon to 4 p.m. Tues- days through Saturdays through May 19. Laura Amussen, director of exhibitions at Goucher College in Baltimore, served as juror for the exhibition. Selected for the exh ibi- tion are works from a number of local artists, including SJ Brown, Joe Fairbanks, Barbara Keech and Mike Pulsifer, all of Martinsburg; Mary:Jo Bennett and Kimberly Bickett, both of Hedgesville; Daniel Peck of Shepherdstown; Gary Bergel and Curt Mason, both of Charles Town; and Tiffany Fritts, Jim Koenig and Earl Mills, all of Harpers Ferry. For a full. list of the works, go to .the Berkeley Arts Council website at www.berkeleyartswv.org. History showcase: Among the arti- facts at the Jefferson County Muse- um are a bit of rope used in the 1859 hanging of abolitionist John Brown as well as the wagon used to trans-, port him to the gallows. The museum at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admis- sion is $3 or free to anyone with a Charles Town Library card. For more information, call 304-725-8628 or go: to www.jeffctywvmuseum.org. ucts, honey, hydroponic lettuce, : : : ............... :: =: . ....... ............ ;:: :,7, : :: : ::~):::::::Aiiiil :: ~ ~:i~:~ i .: ?! ::::iAili::., !~i.i:i:~i!:i .................. ]:::lid: i~. : : :; . :::ii i~ii(::~:i:;:~;I:::::-~ chocolates, mustards, sauces, i:;::;!;;, :Ind:s!$ i ![:i morel mushrooms, trout cro- queted, cream ano more nomer oraw ...... : ::: ..... i p" . , " . iii~i:i !: :i: :!:~i~-:!: ! ........... ;; ................. ii:.. ~i ................................... i! 'i'Ii ii::iil; ..................... i,i!t.: ;, ~.:~ ~i~: eight West Virginia wineries. For i)iJ! ;:; a free guide on festival vendors ;: and related activities throughout i i ii!i:Ch ; the county th s weekend, ca ! 800-447-8" 797 or go online at To::pta ::i:a www.berkeleysprings.com, event; :w Eda at 725- : : ::ii:::;i:: :!~i~ ...... Community Communi ,A;; , , Community Y .,o. the Shepherdstown Ministe-all three. Volunteers must be 18 Association, the .program or older and pass a background y gave out four bagkets check paid for and complet- each week at the start of the ed by YoungLives. They will 2011-12 school year and now be helping with children ages provides more than 70. Any- newborn to age 3. YoungLives one may leave contributions is also looking for mentors and or cans of soup, peanut but- committee members. For de- ter, tuna and other non-perish- tails, contact Jill Bevins at jill- able foods addressed to "Car- bevins@gmail.c0m or 304- ing Cupboard" at Four Seasons 919-1681. \ \ Helping hungry schoolchil- Books at 116 W. German St., dren: Caring Cupboard, a pro- Shepherdstown:Any foods not gram that provides food baskets included in local baskets will for struggling Shepherdstown be-delivered to:the Jefferson elementary and middle school County Food Bank. Send ques- children on weekends, is re- tions to Johncase4218@gmail. questing donations. Launched com. by Shepherdstown Lutheran Church and now endorsed byVolunteers sought: Young- Lives, which provides re- [~ sources and support for young I ~=~r~u ~'/~~1 RESTAUPa~NT ~[~llllllll[~l mothers, is looking for volun- ] ~g.t.,l~ ~~ teers to provide childcare from I Open 7Days 6 tO 9 p.m. on the first, third ] a'Week~ ~~~ and fourth Thursday of each I Downtown Charles Town. 304-728-0033 I month. Volunteers can help on [ www.shuehens.com ] just one Thursday a month or Parenting help: The Eastern Panhandle Relatives as Parents" Program invites grandparents or other relatives raising a child to take part in monthly support group meetings. The Berkeley County meeting is held the third Friday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Berkeley County Boys and Girls Club. The Jef- ferson County meetings are held the fourth Friday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club. See NOTES Page B3 Have You Been to the Bavarian Inn Lately? Established in Shepherdstown - 1977 representative at 304-725-2046 Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Fax: 304.728.6856 ads@spiritofjefferson.com I