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PAGE C2 Life Wednesda May 16,2012 Wailers FROM PAGE Cl band with this tour is working to boost awareness of the problem of global hunger. The Wailers will do- nate proceeds from their shows to the United Nations' World Food Program. Friday's show is the biggest en- tertainment yet at the high-end H Lounge, which made its debut in July of 2011 as part of the latest $40 million expansion at Holly- wood Casino. The H Lounge is situated beside the casino's table game party pit. It features a dance floor and a so- phisticated, square-shaped bar area where servers create martinis and other cocktails. Open seven days a week from noon to 2 aan., evenings at the H Lounge bring cover bands, top re- gional musicians or music from a DJ. Friday night, Baltimore-based reggae band Jah Works takes the stage at 9 pan. with The Wailers' 90-minute set slated to start at 10 p.m. At other stops on the tour. a tick- et to The Wailers can go for as much as $40, but there is no ad- mission fee charged for the Fri- day show. Fans can RSVP on The Wailers' Facebook page. Want to know more? For details on the H Lounge- entertainment schedule, go to www. Find 6ut more about opening act Jah Works at For info on The Wailers tour, go to Dpirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE WILLIAM RICHARDS Barrett's Fender Jazz Bass will be thumping out the legendary reggae groove Friday night. Growing FROM PAGE C1 tilled the land for a liveli- hood. But, judging from the line at the checkout counter as I waited to pay formy del- phiniums, the DNA is still in there. I have one of those city yards -- concrete outside the front door and a long, narrow yard in the back. My neighbor's huge walnut tree blocks out sufficient sun for a vegetable patch and so I have put the land into flow- ers and a swath of grass. Several pots on the porch contain herbs and it's a de- light to dash outside in the middle of cooking to pluck some basil or tarragon. The rest of the produce comes from weekly visits to the farmers market or dona- tions from green thumbed friends. Both of my grandmothers found time in the midst of housework and helping with the milking to grow spectac- ular flowers. I think this was their fun part of gardening since the rows of green beans and tomatoes meant work, not only fending off weeds and insects, but also the can- ning and freezing after the harvest. As a tribute to them I try and fill my flowerbeds with old-fasoned flowers like petunias and foxglove, hollyhocks and lilies. Certainly there's enough work involved in keeping ev- erything in shape in my own backyard, but with a free morning I decided to trot on over to my church and lend a hand with the spring plant- ing. The church garden is an absolute Garden of Eden and even those who aren't members will stroll along its sidewalks or stop and sit on a bench to take in its beau- ty, the gurgling fountains and melodic wind chimes adding to the visit. But it is a garden with gu as well, situated as it is with a day care center sharing the property. Sure, the tulips may Sometimes get a little trampled by kids playing tag or hot-rodding in those plas.'- tic cars that look like some- thing from the Flintstones, but the next minute a child is gently fingering the soil blossoms on a daisy or quiet= ly searching the fish pond for signs of creatures, appreciat- ing the space as well as any adult. My job that morning wa to transplant some primrose and pansies that had deco- rated the church inside. The pansies looked a little be draggled, but the head of the garden group assured that they would he fine, just pinch the roots a tittle bit be2 fore sticking the plants int6 the ground so they'll get t good start. The church is historic, established even before we were a nation, founded by Germans. When I visited Germany I was impressed by the way the people used ew ery available space for grow, ing things -- even the right2s of way along railroad tracks. I hunkered down in the church garden, stmg my chores wearing a pair of work gloves, but soon tossed them aside, wanting to feel the dirt on my hands. Nancy Luse is a free- lance writer living in Fred- erick, Md., who welcomes plant donations any time a fellow grower starts thinning out a garden. CommunityYo0000 Community.l.00e00.,00 CommunityX00 Summer youth programs: Teens and children looking for a special summer week can check out YMCA Camp Horseshoe's summer sched- ule, which in61udes a Teen Entre- preneurship Summit starting on June 10, adventure camps for boys and girls ages 7 to 12 and more. For details,call 304-478-2481 or email Car Show: The Ranson Conven- tion and Visitor Bureau hosts the Ranson Festival and Car Show June 16 from 9 aan. until 4 pan. Vendors will be able to setup at 8 aan. Tables will be provided. Site with electricity will be $50 and without will be $35. The Ranson Car Show registration will begin at 8 aan. and cars will be parked on Fairfax Boulevard. For details, call the Ranson Visitor Center at 304- 724-3862. Sports Camps: The Ranson Civ- ic Center will host summer sports grades. A girls softball camp will be held June 18 to 21 and a co-ed basketball happens June 25 to 28. Camps will run from 8 aan. to noon. Registration forms and camp brochures are available at the Ranson Civic Center or at Ran- son City Hall. For details, call 304- 283-4432 or 304-616-8998. Raequethall tournament: Shep- herd University will host the West Virginia Senior Sports Classic rac- quetball tournament June 23 at The Wellness Center. The event is open to anyone 50 or older. The fast four finishers qualify to take part in the 2013 National Senior games in Cleveland. The state qualifying event is the only way to qualify for the national games. Other events will be held in Charleston June 21 through 23 including golf, ten- nis, bowling, bike races, track and field, and swimming. Sign up for any event at the WVSSC website at and write "rac- quetball" on the entry form. For questions, go to or call 304-886-9075. Princess tea: Jefferson County Parks and Rec offers a Mother/ Daughter Princess Tea from 2 to 4 pan. Sunday in the Jefferson Coun- ty Community Center, 235 Sam Michael's Lane in Shenandoah Junction. The cost is $10 per per- son. For details, call 304-728-3207 or go online to Vendors needed: The Ani- mal Welfare Society of Jeffer- son County has its sixth-annu- M Bark in the Park June 2 at Jef- ferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. Vendors are needed to set up for the day from 10 a.m. to 2 pan. Those who would like to set up a booth to display a craft or business, visit the AWS website at to register or call 304-725-5972 for details. A 10-by-10 vendor space costs $25. Animal rescues will be provided space free of charge. More on Shepherdstown- Vis- it the Shepherdstown Museum at the comer of German and Princess streets Saturdays from 11 aan. to 5 pan. Saturday and Sundays, from 1 to 4 pan. Sundays through Oc- tober. The museum tells the his- tory of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, with 18th- and 19th- century crafts, town artifacts and a replica of the steamboat launched in the Potomac by James Rum- sey decades before Robert Fulton made headlines. Suggested admis- sion is $4; children and students get in free. For details, call 304- 87643910. See NOTES Page C3 Commun This week Martin Delany presentation: African-American Civil War of_ ricer Martin Delany will be por- trayed by Joseph Bundy as part of the History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Coun- cil. The presentation will start at 7 pan. on Friday at Fisherman's Hall in Charles Town. For details, call 304-725-7852. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Black Histo- ry Preservation Society. Cancer benefit: A cancer ben- efit for Jennifer Grove Campbell will he held on Friday from 6 to 11 pan. at the Shepherdstown Fire Department. A spaghetti din- ner, bake sale. silent auction, cake walk, raffles and a DJ will be among the offerings. $10 per per- son, children 4 and under free. Bully prevention workshop: Shepherd University will host a workshop, "Bullying Prevention: Making Our Schools a Safe Place to Learn" for middle and second- ary educators, adminisators, so- cial workers, parents and the com- munity Saturday. The workshop will feature nationally known ex- pert Dorothy Espelage, a profes- sor of Child development in the Department of .Educational Psy- chology at the University of Illi- nois, Urbana-Champaign For de- tails, call 304-876-5313 or email Have You Been to the Bavarian [nn Lately? Established in Shepherdstown - 1977 Cycling fundraiser: The CASA River Century, a self-paced bike RESTAURANT :i:! Open 7 Days a Week/ :!i Downtown Chades Town. 304,72841033 it), Calendar ride in Shepherdstown, happens Saturday starts on the campus of Shepherd University. The fired- raiser benefits the Eastern Pan- handle chapter of Court Appoint- ed Special Advocate, which pro- vides volunteers to aid children have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. FuU support is provided. To sign up or find out more about the race, go to www.casarivercen- Republicans to meet: The Jeffer- son County Republican Executive Committee will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Turf Restaurant in Charles Town. All registered Re- publicans are encouraged to at- tend. For more information, vis- it or call 304- 535-6914. Salute to the military: American Legion Jackson-Perks Post 71 in- vites active-duty service person- nel and veterans and their families to an outdoor party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bloomery Plan- tation Distillery, 16357 Charles Town Road. The Air Force Brass Quintet will perform. Food and refreshments will be' available. FoL more details, call 304-596- 4126 or email amerlegaux@ gmail:com. Fire department open house: The Shepherdstown Fire Depart- ment is hosting an open house in celebration of National Emer- gency Medical Services Sunday from 1 to 5 pan.Activities include fingerprint kits for their children; blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar monitoring stations as well as information on heart at- tacks, stroke and high blood pres- sure; the chance to meet the char- acter Spongebob and Sparky. the Fire Dog; balloons; safety infor- ii :i C'anta]:ouPesI I I. Watermelons. Fuji Apples0000 iSouthern Peaches Squash Vidalia Onions :i! i New Red & White Potatoes Tomato Plants & other Vegetable Plants Bedding Plants :: marion; activity books; tours of the fire tracks and ambulances; free hot dogs and soda; informa- tion about how to help the com- munity by volunteering with the Shepherdstown Fire Department; and information about the junior firefighter program. For ques- tions, call 304-270-0383. Historical Society program: Dr. Gordon E. Dammann, the chair- mardfotmder of the National Mu- seum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., will be guest speaker at the "IMesday meeting of the Sharpsburg Historical Soci- ety. He will present "Evacuation of Wounded from Antietam -- The Letterman Plan." The event begins at 7 pan. at Town Hall, 106 E. Main St. in Sharpsburg, Md. It's free and open to the public. For details, call 301-992-9767. "SouperTuesday": The Souper- Tuesday dinner menu will include ramp and potato soup, bread and amish butter. The event happens at the Bolivar Community Cen- ter on Tuesday starting at 6 pan. The cost is $15. Reservations sug- gested. For details, call 304-535- 3009. Looking ahead Bird walk: Participants should plan to meet at 7:30 aan. May 23 at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park main Visitor Cen- ter off U.S. 340. Park Service will charge a fee of $6 per vehicle to enter the park. Contact trip lead: er Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail. com or 304-535-1528 for more information. Historic Shepherdstown: The fourth lecture in the Historic Shepherdstown Commission se- ries happens May 24 at 7 pan. at Asbury United Methodist Church. The topic will be "Brown v. Board of Education and Integration in Shepherdstown." Soccer signup: Jefferson County Youth Soccer League signups will be held at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine May 24 and June 14 starting at 7 pan The early bird discount of $70 will apply only to the May 24 date. Starting May 23, the fee will he $85. Please com- plete the online registration appli cation at prior to registration and bring two signed copies to the event for each play- er. More information can be found at I i'