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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FSkRMER'S ADVOCATE PAGE NEWS April 18, LEFT: Former Charles Town Mayor Randy Hilton and Clissy Funkhouser of the Charles Town Arts & Culture District will talk about the arts and economic develop- ment at a social at Happy Retreat. Find out more under the header for Friday. CENTER: Kick off your weekend with "Walk With a Dec" starting from the manager's table at the Charles Town Farmers Market. For more information, look under the Saturday header. RIGHT: The public is invited to "Uprooting Racism," a free, in- : teractive workshop put on by the Holler Network Tour. Learn more under the header for Saturday. ' of every month. For details, go to " SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday NDAR to Op Shop sale Spring and summer clothes are on sale now at The Op Shop at 115 N. Charles St. in Charles Town. The i APRIL : shop is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday 1 through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds go to the Old Op- era House, and donations are always wel- come. 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 JC- COA 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 determined by the number of participants. To arrange transportation, call 304-725-4618 at least 48 hours in ad- Learn more from Gloria Hodges (jccoarecaide@ or 304-724-7111). Museum Shop The Jefferson County Museum Gift Shop, established last year to offer locally crafted gifts and provides APRIL additional funding for the museum next door, is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Y= The museum shop is located adjacent to museum in the downstairs of 200 E. Washington St. If fea- works by well-loved returning artists Pam and Ren Par- ziale, Linda Case, Lisa Kovatch and Liz Goins and others plus adult and children's books written by West Virginia authors, *West Virt, inla T -shirts, hats and decals, and more. There s no "~' -'e, . . ,need to pay the museum admission fee to shop. ; Storytime The Charles Town Library hosts storyfim .for kids of all ages at 4 p an. Thursdays at the library at 200 E. Washington St. For details, call 304-725-2208. APRIL Seated exercise program "Ac- tive for Life," a chair exercise program from the WVU Extension Service, is of- fered free at 4 pan. Fridays at Oakland United Methodist Church. For details, call 304-728-2216. Arts open house Former Charles Town Mayor Randy Hilton and Clissy Funkhouser of the Charles Town Arts & Culture District will be the speakers at an "Economic Devel- opment Through Arts & Culture in Jefferson County" social and open house at historic Happy Retreat. The free event happens from 5 to 8 p.m. at 600 Mordington Ave. in Charles Town, at the home of Charles Town's found- er. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the The Rotary Club is a sponsor of the event, as are the city of Ranson, the Charles Town Arts & Culture District, Friends of Happy Retreat and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Teen Poetry Slam As part of Charles Town Library's celebration of National Poetry Month, the library at 200 E. Washington St. will sponsor its annual Teen Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. at Charles Washington Hall in downtown Charles Town. For details, call the library at 304-725-2208 to learn more or to sign up. Soup-sandwich sale+ St. John Lutheran Church at 950 W. Washington St in Harpers Ferry hosts a Special event - a spring yard sale with the sale of baked goods, homemade soup and chili, and sandwiches (steamers, country ham, chicken salad) - from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carryout or eat in. Artisan bread class The Historic Peter Burr Farm will host a two-part class in making sourdough bread, with a two-hour evening session on Friday and then a four-hour morning class Saturday morning. There's no fee, but par- ticipants are asked to make a $50 donation to the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission to cover class costs and help fund improvements at the Peter Burr site. Wayne Braunstein, a bread baker with over 15 years experience bak- ing in a wood-fired brick oven, will lead the class. To reserve a spot or learn more, email 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 oa. org or call 304-616,2121. Reformers Unanimous Reformers Unanimous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Transportation available. For details, go to or call 866-733-6768. ' aik With a Dec" Everyone, re- gardless of fitness level, is welcome to join APRIL "Walk With a Dec," the free walk with West Virginia University community phy- sicians. The event begins at 9 a.m. from the Charles Town Farmers Market's manager's table on South Samuel Street. For more in- formation, go to House and Garden Tour Shep- herd University's Popodicon is one of the stops featured on the 63rd-annual House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties April 28 and 29. For tickets and other details, go online to "Uprooting Racism" The Holler Network Tour of- fers a free, interactive workshop, "Uprooting Racism," from : 5 to 8 p.m. at Charles Washington Hall at 100 W. Washing- ton St. More information is available by searching "Charles Scholarship bingo The seventh-an- Town: Uprooting Racism" on Facebook. Sponsors include nual Andrew Rotruck Memorial Scholar- the Women's March and the NAACP. ship Cash Bingo begins at 2 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall with cash bin- 7-Up Gospel Extravaganza The Potato Hill Reunion go, raffles, tip jars and door prizes. Tick- Committee is sponsoring the 7-Up Gospel Extravaganza at 6 ets at the door cost $25, or purchase them p.m. Saturday at Wainwright Baptist Church in Charles Town : : in advance for $20 at Shear Power in featuring music from Brianna and Lawrence Wilson of Sa- Ranson or by calling 304-725-4979. vannah Praise Worship & Healing Center Church in Rippon, The scholarships are in memory of Rotmck, a baseball stand- Paul Washington from Asbury United Methodist Church in out at Jefferson High who'd gone on to join the team at Poto- Shepherdstown and others and guest messages from the Rev. mac State before his death in 2008. Each year, the fund pays Timothy Robinson, Sister Guinevere Roper. Deacon Alfred for scholarships for one or more graduating Jefferson baseball Baylor, Elder Richard Rideoutt, Bishop Ronald Paige and players going on to play the sport in college. For details, email Pastors Alice Hunter and Tyrone Lockett. Rotruck's sister Bre Rotruck at BROTRU01 @rams.shepherd. edu. Church yard sale First Baptist Church of Ranson will host a multi-family church yard sale at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bingo Play bingo and help support the Middleway Fire De- partment. 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 service Manning Church holds a Saturday night praise service at 7:30 p.m. at the church at 191 2 Charles Town Road in Harpers Ferry. For details, call 304-725-8238. Museum open The Jefferson County Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesdays through Saturdays down- stairs at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town. The Jeffer- son County Museum, where proceeds support museum pro- grams, is open the same hours. For more information, call 304-725-8628. APRIL Earth Day celebraUon Rock Spring Church in Kearneysville will host an Earth Day Celebration and Commu- niTree tree planting, a family-friend- ly event happening from noon to 3 p.m. with lots of Earth-friendly educational activities for kids and adults, plus snacks. For more on the church's event, email or- Walters at waltersk 1991 @ or to learn CommuniTree. go to ganizer KC more about Murphy-Chambers Farm Hike The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's family-friendly Murphy-Cham- APRIL bers Farm Hike begins at 11 a.m. and will include a brief history and tour of the site as seen through the eyes of an ar- cheologist. For details, contact Autumn (harpersferry or 304-535-6029). Cook 5K training The Wellness Center - part of WVU Medi- cine Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg - will offer a "0 to 5K" training program for first-time 5K runners and walkers with weekly coaching sessions, group runs, an eight- week training plan and instruction on running/walking form. The session kicks off at 5:30 p.m. April 23 and continues Mondays at that time at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg through June 18 (except for Memorial Day). For details or to sign up, call 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or email ddejamett@ Smoke detectors The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept. will provide and install smoke detectors or check smoke de- tectors already in your home, at no cost. For more informa- tion or to make an appointment, call Fire Chief Earl Cogle 304-616-8557. APRIL i iiiiiiii iiiii!ii liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii rennyts @ ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~i'i'i'~ ' ' i,liiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiii School board forum Voters in- terested in learning more about the can- didates for the Jefferson County school board can attend the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County forum from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Byrd Center in Shepherd- stown. For details, email Renny Smith at Garden lecture The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library will host a talk, "In- tegrative Pest Control," from Mike Ken- nedy at 6 p.m. at the library at 151 Polk St. For details, call 304-535-2301. Mother, s Day Tea The Bolivax- Harpers Fe y Public Library hosts its an- nual Mother s Day Tea at 2 p.m. at the Bolivar Community Center at 60 Pan- ama St. The free event will include tea, snacks, entertainment and prizes. To re- serve a seat, call the library at 304-535- 2301. in Ranson. 8491. Apple Tree |eilowship Jefferson County's Church Without Walls Minis- tries will host a special get-together for children ages 4 to 12 the first Sunday each month. Storytime, games, activi- ties and snacks will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Apple Tree Gardens Community Center at 821 N. Mildred St For details, call Pastor Virgie Moore 304-839- Cancer support group Seren- ity, a new cancer support group, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Charles Town Baptist Church at 203 E. Congress St. The group includes those that have been recently di- agnosed with any form of cancer, those presently in treatment, cancer survivors and their caregivers. Questions? Call Deb Park at 304-725-5917. "Grief 101" Hospice of the Panhandle in Keameysville will offer Grief 101, the basic introduction to grief and mourning, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on May 8 (and again from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on June 7). Attendees must attend Grief 101 be- fore attending Grief in Progress, a six-week support group that focuses on how to cope with grief and provides an op- portunity to support and share with others who have expe- rienced the death of a loved one. A new series will begin at 1 p.m. May 15. For more information, call 304-264-3902 or email griefsupport@ hospiceotp:org. Stor ime The Shepherdstown Li- brary's weekly children's programs con- Civi| War Round Table Mike Can- tinue with stories for children 18 months nane of the Kemstown (Va.) Battlefield or younger at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; for Association will speak at the Harpers kids 19 months to 3 years at 11:15 a.m. Ferry Civil War Round Table at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; and a preschooler program at at Camp Hill-Wesley United Method- 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. For details, call ist Church at 645 W. Washington St. in !ili!i!i 304-876-2783. Harpers Ferry. Voter forum The League of Wom- en Voters of Jefferson County holds two candidate forums at the Byrd Center in Shepherdstown ahead of the May 8 elec- tion. The first forum, for Conservation District Supervisor candidates, starts at 7 p.m. A section, for candidates for cir- p.m. For details, email cult court judges, happens from 8 to 9 Renny Smith at "Wei|ness Wednesday" The Shepherd University Wellness Center holds another "Wellness Wednesday" when any 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 I Cannane's talk focuses on the Second Battle of Kemstown, the 1864 fight between George Crook's U.S. forces versus Confederate Jubal Early's Valley Army. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call 304-258-2563. (For those interested, a home-cooked meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. for $15. Make a dinner reservation with Kevin Paw- lak ( 16pawlak 1829 @ "Pedal for Pooches" The Briggs Animal Adoption Center in Charles Town : hosts its 17th-annual "Pedal for Pooch- es," a self-paced bike tour (from nine- mile routes up to 36-mile) designed both for recreational and serious cyclists. : Learn more at