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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE PAGE A7 NEWS Wednesday May 30, 2018 SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to ,TODAY Museum open The Jefferson County Museum is open frp 11 aJn. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays down- stliirs at 2( 0 El Washington St. in Charles Town. For more in- flationi call 304-725-8628. WellneSs Wednesday The Shepherd University Well- Center holds another Wellness Wednesday when any Jofferson County resident can work out at the Wellness Cen- ter;including in the facility's indoor pool, from 6 a.m. to 9 Wellriess Wednesdays are held the last Wednesday of .5 month. For details, go to shepherdwellness.com. Op Shop.sale Spring and summer clothes are on sale at The Op Shop at 115 N. Charles St. in Charles Town. shop is Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday t'~ 'fr a' i om 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds go to the Old @era House, and donations are always welcome. Call 304- 725-6605 to learn more. Bingo Jefferson County Council on Aging's cash bingo sfcarts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays (and Mondays) at JCCOA at 103 W. Fifth Ave. in Ransom Those who come early can en- jdy a free beginning tat chi class at 5:30 p.m. The $10 admis- sign fee includes 10 games of bingo, with payouts and jack- determined by the number of participants. To arrange a title, call 304-725-4618 at least 48 hours in advance. Learn | more from Gloria Hodges (jccoarecaide@frontier.com or 304-724-7111). I Museum Shop The Jefferson County Museum Gift Shop hich offers locally crafted gifts is open 11 ann. to 4 pan. Tues- days through Saturdays adjacent to the museum in the down- sCctirs of 200 E. Washington St. Pick up works by Pam and Ren Parziale, L'mda Case, Lisa Kovatch, Liz Goins and other artists plus adult and children's books written by West V'trginia authors, West Virginia T-shirts, hats and decals, and more There;s no nbed to pay the museum admission fee to shop. gtorytime 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. I Tennis signups Signups for Charles Town's eight-week summer tennis program for children ages 3 to 18 get under- v ay from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Memorial Park's ten- nis pavilion on South Mildred Street. Another signup session set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and then again June 8 and The fee is $85 for the first child in the family and $40 for e ch additional family member. Learn more from program d rector Glenn Edwards at 304-725-7929. Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous rneets at 7 p.m. Fridays at Asbury United Methodist Church 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. For details, go to oa.org qr call 304-616-2121. Reformers meeting Reformers, a Christian group of- ering addiction support, meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at First aptist Church at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Transpor- stion available. For details, go to reformu.com or call 866- 3-6768. i I RFK legacy talk The public is invited to a free talk, ",The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th Anniversary 6f his Assassination, featuring Jules Witcover, the author of "85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy," and John Bohrer, the author of "The Revolution of Robert Kennedy:- From Power to Protest after JFK," at 2 p.m. on June 2 at the Robert C. Byrd Center auditorium on the campus of Shep- herd University in Shepherdstown. Organizers say that seat- is limited. To reserve a spot, contact the Byrd Center's J bdy Brumage at 304-876-5648 or jbrumage@shepherd.edu. Gharles Town pool With Jefferson County Schools on summer break, the pool at Jefferson Memorial Park in harles Town will be open to the public daily. On Satur- day, the pool will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. On other days, LEFT: Take ,a water exercise class at the Shepherd University Wellness Center for free today- it's this month Wellness Wednesday, Learn more under the header for today. CENTER: Face-painting is just one of the attractions at next weekend's Family Fun & Thrills Day. Find out more about thefun fUndraiser for Parents Against Depression under the header for Saturday. RIGHT: It's almost time for the June Speak Story SerieS event with teller Scott Whitehair of Chicago, Learn more under the June 12 header, DAR christinemillerford412@gmail,com spot; visit donateblood.vablood.org. 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 at 304-616-8557. the pool is open from 1 to 5 p.m. The per-day cost is $4 for adults or $3 for seniors. Children 2 and younger don't pay an admission fee. For details on season passes and more, go to jmpark.org. 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 practices for letters, financial and military records, 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 jeffcomuseumwv. org. To learn more about Rachel-Ray Cleveland's Maryland- based business, Cleveland Conservation of Art on Paper, go to conservationofpaper.com. , Bark in the Park The Animal Welfare Society of Jeffer- son County's 12th-annual Bark in the Park happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. Learn more at awsjc.org or by calling 304-725-5972. 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-rlke arts and crafts market features lo- cal artists and makers of fine handcrafted art, jewelry, home decor, accessories, gifts and more. Find more on the SCCHandmadeMarket page on Facebook. Garden Tour and Tea The Harpers Ferry Woman's Club for the third year will offer its self-guided Walking Garden 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 infor- mation or to reserve a spot, email Shirley Caniford at shirleycaniford@ aol.com. 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. Apple Tree fellowship Jefferson County's Church Without Walls Ministries will host a special get-together for children ages 4 to 12 the first Sunday each month. Storytime, games, activities 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 in Ranson. For details, call Pastor Virgie Moore 304-839-8491. Appalachian Trail hike The Sierra Club-Eastern Pan- handle's hike from Gathland State Park in Maryland to Harpers Ferry on the Appalachian Trail happens Sunday af- ter storms and flooding postponed the hike from its original May 20 date. For more on the event, which begins at 9 a.m. in Harpers Ferry, contact hike leader Chris Craig (304-433- 1260 or ccraig@ laurellodge.com). Audubon Society fundraiser The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's spring fundraiser - "Party with a View" at Skip Adkins' house overlooking the Potomac River in Shepherdstown - happens from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Register to at- tend or learn more at potomacaudubon.org Blood drive St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town will host a public blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. To secure your Library reading program It's the kickoff for the Shepherdstown Public Library's summer reading kickoff. Youngsters can sign up, read and earn prizes all summer. For details, call 304-876-2783, stop by the library at 100 E. Ger- man St. or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us. Parade prep Organizers are looking for entries in Shep- herdstown's Independence Day parade on July 4. Organiz- ers say that "any institution, organization or business of good standing is welcome to participate" as are floats, bands and individuals with antique vehicles. There's no entry fee. Sign up or learn more from Peter Smith (304-876-1139 or shepherdstownparades@gmail.com). JUNE 6 Appalachian Trail talk Jeff Ryan - an Appalachian Trail hiker, author, speaker and photographer based in Maine - will give a presentation,"The Dreamer, the Doer and the Creation of the Appalachian Trail" at 7 p.m. in the Byrd Au- ditorium at the National Conservation Training Center at 698 Conservation Way in Shepherdstown. The talk is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of the Conservation Lecture Series. Learn more at friendsofnctc.org. JUNE 8 Free outdoor movie See "Wreck-It-Ralph" at dusk at Blue Ridge Primary School - another in the Jefferson County Parks and Rec's free summer movie series. JUNE 9 Charles Town High reunion It's time for the Charles Town High School Alumni Association's reunion at the Charles Town Moose Lodge For details, contact Cheryl Hawkins (304-725-6863 or cherylhawkins@fronfiernet.net). Jazz-wine lest The Friends of Happy Retreat will host its second-annual jazz-wine fundraiser on the grounds of the historic mansion at 600 Mordington Ave. in Charles Town from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets to the Happy Retreat Wine & Jazz Festival cost $30 (or $35 at the gate) for a day of live jazz and the chance to sample 50+ wines. Non-drinkers get in for $20 and children 12 and younger get in free. To know more, Call 304-724-7956 or go to happyretreat.org. "Family Fun & Thrills Day" Parents Against Depres- sion holds a fun fundraiser at Summit Point Motorsports Park with barbecue, live music, face painting, carnival fun, a showcase of race cars from all around the mid-Atlantic and more. The nonprofit Parents Against Depression'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 pur- chase tickets, go to PADNASAevents.com. Learn more about Parents Against Depression at parentsagainstdepression.org. History tour Rainy weather forced organizers to resched- ule historian Doug Perks' "Spirit of Elmwood" tour from its original date of May 19. Now Perks will speak in the Pres- byterian section of Shepherdstown's Elmwood Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. Organizers ask each person who attends to make a $15 donation, with all proceeds going toward to the restoration of the cemetery's Superintendent's House. The talk - focusing on graveyard history and highlighting some of the men and women buried there who helped shape Shepherdstown - is tied to the upcoming 150th anniversary of Elmwood's charter. Perks suggests wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bringing along a lawn chair and perhaps your gnat remedy of choice. JUNE 12 Speak Story Series Enjoy stories from Chicago-based Scott Whitehair - the producer of"This Much Is True," one of the city's longest-running personal narrative series, and the creator of Story Lab Chicago - as the Speak Story Series con- tinues at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Hall in Shepherdstown. Ad- mission is $12 at the door, with express entry for Speak season ticket holders. The event is free to full-time Shepherd students with ID. For details, email info@ speakstoryseries.com. ' Is proud to sponsor the i Jonah, an adult male Pointer & Labrador Retriever mix, is looking for a forever home. He is black with white in color, i I t I Our public hours are Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. AND Sunday i 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mon. & Tues. Visit our website i i ~ www.awsjc.org, Facebook, or call us at 304-725-0589. :~: .:: ~:::: : :.- ~ - :. ,q ~: :~:~: :::~:: .: :: .::~ - ::: . .:: : :: : ? ::: : :: .: :,:: + : : ~ : : : ====================== neutered and current on all vaccinations. 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