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PAGE A6 i vt J r Wednesday May i6, 2018 NEWS and FARMER'S ADVOCATE LEFT: Tickets to the Rainbow Montessori School's auction fundraiser will be for sale at the door at the historic Charles Washington Hall on Thursday. Learn more under the header for Thursday. CENTER: Dr. David Didden, the Shepherdstown physician who serves as the health officer for the Jefferson County Health Department (shown talking to a client at Jefferson County Community Ministries), will talk about depression at a free event hosted by the Jefferson County NAACP's health committee. For details, look under the Friday header. RIGHT: Historian Doug Perks will lead a special talk at Elmwood Cemetery, with proceeds going to restore the Superintendent's House. Learn more under the header for Saturday. TODAY SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to Garden talk Emily Wells, the Jeffer- son County Extension Agent for Agricul- ture and Natural Resources, will present a free class at the Ranson Old Town Com- munity Garden's greenhouse on the topic of"planning succession plantings for opti- .:': mal production during the garden season." The free, hourlong class begins at 6 p.m. there who helped shape Shepherdstown - is tied to the up- coming 150th anniversary of Elmwood's charter. Perks sug- in the family and gests wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes and Learn more from bringing along a lawn chair and perhaps your gnat remedy of choice. Relay For Life yard sale Hospice of the Panhandle hosts a yard sale at 330 Hospice Lane from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tennis signups Signups for Charles Town's eight-week summer ten- nis program for children ages 3 to 18 gets underway from 4 to 7 p.m. June 1 at Jef- ferson Memorial Park'stennis pavilion on South Mildred Street and again from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 and then again June 8 and 9. The fee is $85 for the first child $40 for each additional family member. Glenn Edwards at 304-725-792% Expert talk Conservator Rachel-Ray Cleveland will explain how to conserve documents and maps at a special talk at : 2 p.m. at Jefferson County Museum at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town. She'll offer advice on conservation prac- tices for letters, financial and military re- cords, certificates, diplomas, maps and other papers and the public may bring in old family papers to' get Cleveland's expertise on how to take care of them. The talk is free - anyone may attend without paying the normal . museum admission fee. Learn more by calling 304:725-8628 or go to To learn more about Rachel- Ray Cleveland's Maryland-based business, Cleveland Con- servation of Art on Paper, go to Bark vendors Vendors are still needed for the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County's 12th-annual Bark in the Park coming up June 2 at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. Organizers are looking for vendors to set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Businesses need not be animal-relat- ed. For pricing and other information, go to or call 304-725-5972. Animal rescues will be provided space for free. Op Shop sale Spring and summer clothes are on sale now at The Op Shop at 115 N. Charles St. in Charles Town. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds go to the Old Opera House, and donations are always welcome. 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- vance. Learn more from Gloria Hodges (jccoarecalde@ or 304-724-7111). Rainbow Montessori event Leaders of Rainbow Montessori School in Charles Town host the school's big an- nual fundraiser at the historic Charles i Washington Hall, with food, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $25. The event happens from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Learn more from Kit Hays at Depression lecture The Jefferson County NAACP's health committee invites the public to hear a talk about de- pression from Dr. David Didden, a Shepherdstown physician and the health officer for the Jefferson County Health De- partment. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Fisherman's Hall at 321 West St. in Charles Town. Seated exercise program "Ac- tive for Life," a chair exercise program from the WVU Extension Service, is of- MAY fered free at 4 p.m. Fridays at Oakland United Methodist Church. For details, call 304-728-2216. Community Chorus Make plans to attend "100 Years of Broadway," the spring concert by the 40-member Jeffer- MAY son County Community Chores, at the Old Opera House. The event, starting at ! 2:30 p.m will raise money for the Jef- ferson Arts Council and its Isaiah Zagar community mosaic mural and three oth- er community organizations: Safe Haven, Jefferson Coun- ty Community Ministries and the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. Organizers request a $5 donation at the door. The event also will include a raffle featuring 10 themed baskets. Organizer Judith Pharr says: "Come enjoy the tunes you love and support these organizations and the services they provide for our community." For details, contact Pharr (304-876-0639 or judithphan' History tour Historian Doug Perks' "Spirit of Elmwood" tour in the Presbyterian section of Shepherdstown's Elm- wood Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Organizers ask each person who attends to make a $15 donation, with all proceeds going toward the restoration of the cemetery's Su- perintendent's House. The talk - focusing on graveyard his- tory and highlighting some of the men and women buried to benefit the agency's Relay for Life efforts. Donations of gently used books, household items, games, crafts and cloth- ing will be accepted at Hospice's Kearneysville office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through May 16. For details, call Amie Burks at 304-264-0406, ext. 1113. Garden sale The Tuscawilla-Locust Hills Garden Club's annual Plant & Bake Sale happens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tuscawilla soccer fields on Tuscawilla Drive off the W.Va. 51 entrance to the Tuscawilla subdivision in Charles Town. Besides plants and other garden-related items, shop- pers can come by for homemade cookies, brownies and other desserts. Kindermusik Children 5 and younger can enjoy Kin- dermusic, an hour of music, rhythm and dance with a par- ent or other adult family member put on by Jefferson County Parents as Teachers. The fun starts at 11 a.m. at the Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. There's no cost. For more details, call the library at 304-725-2208. 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. Parade prep Organizers are looking for entries in Shepherdstown's Indepen- dence Day parade on July 4. Organizers MAY say that "any institution, organization or business of good standing is welcome to participate" as are individuals with an- tique vehicles, floats and bands. There's no entry fee. Sign up or learn more from Peter Smith (304-876-1139 or shepherdstownparades@ MAY a.m. to 2 p.m. Concessions will be avail- able. Anyone can rent a space for a $5 donation and a table rental for a $10 do- nation. To reserve a spot, call the church office at 304-728-4770. (If no answer, Pancake breakfast Shepherdstown's New Street Unit- ed Methodist Church hosts an all-you-can-eat brunch from 7 to 11 a.m. with pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, applesauce, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $8, or $5 for children 4 to 12. Carryout will be available. The, church's indoor yard sale also will be underway. Handmade Market The Shepherdstown Community Club's Handmade Market happens again June 2 and 3. The pop-up boutique-like arts and crafts market features local art- ists and makers of fine handcrafted art, jewelry, home decor, accessories, gifts and more. Find more on the SCCHandma- deMarket page on Facebook. Garden Tour and Tea The Harpers Ferry Woman's ,' Club for the third year will offer its self-guided Walking Gar- den Tour and Tea from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, The day brings the chance to enjoy 12 beautiful gardens, most right in the center, of Harpers Ferry. The cost is $20 for the tea and tour while , anyone who wants the tea only can pay $15. The cost is $10 , for children 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased on , the day of the tour at 856 Washington St. For more informa, ', tion or to reserve a spot, email Shirley Caniford at shirleycaniford@ Smoke detectors The Blue Ridge Apple Tree fellowship Jefferson Volunteer Fire Dept. will provide and in- County's Church Without Walls Minis- ' stall smoke detectors or check smoke de- tries will host a special get-together for ' tectors already in your home, at no cost. children ages 4 to 12 the first Sunday each' For more information or to make an up- month. Storytime, games, activities and ' ' pointment, call Fire Chief Earl Cogle at snacks will be offered from 11 a.m. to 304-616-8557. 12:30 p.m. at Apple Tree Gardens Com ' Community yard sale Middleway munity Center at 821 N. Mildred St in ' United Methodist Church at 7435 Queen Ranson For details, call Pastor Virgie Moore 304-839i8491. ' St. host a community yard sale from 8 Charles Town High reunion The, Charles Town High School Alumni Asso- ciation reunion will happen June 9 at the Charles Town Moose Lodge. For details,- contact Cheryl Hawkins (304-725-6863 , or cherylhawkins@ leave a name and contact number.) The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Men and Fusion 4:12 youth group, with all proceeds going to Fusion 4:12. Mosaic artist's talk Don't miss the chance to hear directly from Isaiah Za- gay, the world-renowned mosaic artist from Philadelphia who will help commu- nity members create two art projects in Charles Town. The free talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. "Wellness Wednesday" The Shepherd University Wellness Center holds another "Wellness Wednesday" when any Jefferson County resident can work out at the Wellness Center, includ- ing in the facility's indoor pool, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, go to "Family Fun & Thrills Day" Par-, ents Against Depression holds a fun fundraiser at Summit '. Point Motorsports Park with barbecue, live music, face paint- ing, carnival fun, a showcase of race cars from all around the mid-Atlantic and more. The nonprofit Parents Against De- pression's motto is: "Save our sons and daughters." Tickets ' to the all-day event cost $25 for adults or $10 for kids. For more details or to purchase tickets, go to PADNASAevents. com. Learn more about Parents Against Depression at to attend are 304-725-7155 asked to RVSP to or Dick Tabb at Leetown Elementary reunion It's the deadline for former students and others associated with Leetown Elemen- tary School to RSVP to the school re- union at the Leetown Fish Hatchery pa- vilion. The reunion happens from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 23. Those who plan Emma Bradley Layman at Is proud to sponsor the Duke, an adult male Pit Bull Terrier mix, is looking for a forever home, preferably one without cats. He is brindle in color, neutered and current on all vaccinations. To visit him or any of the other wonderful dogs and cats waiting for homes, please visit the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Old Leetown Pike Road (just west of the county fairgrounds). Our public hours are Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. AND Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mon. & Tues. Visit our website, Facebook, or call us at 304-725-0589.