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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE LIFE PAGE C3, Wednesday. May 30, 2018, ~ .:4 ROBBIE BABBIT Martinsburg museum plans unique fundraiser MARTINSBURG -As the exec- utive director of the "For the Kids, By George" Children's Museum, I'd like to invite you to a fundraiser. Col. George Washington also hopes you'll attend. On June 8, you can enjoy an eve- ning of fine dining, period dance and plenty of fiddle music as the future president's guest at a tavern on the American frontier during the 1750s. The young colonel is moving through with his Virginia regiment on orders from Governor Dinwiddie to complete the construction of Fort Duquesne on the forks of the Ohio River. There he must hold the fort as the French and Native Americans forces push to con- trol the Ohio Valley. But before he moves out, he wants to offer respite from your travels. The colonel will be there in full re- galia. The "tavern" will be the His- toric McFarland House in downtown Martinsburg and the dinner will be- gin at 6:30 p.m. There will be a three- course meal created by the master chef of the McFarland House, and a cash bar. Fiddle music will provide a backdrop to the evening. Local danc- ers who have performed at the Adam Stephen House during Heritage Days will give a demonstration of period dances. And if the guests are feeling a little rowdy, they may even dance a reel themselves. This is an exciting change from the fundraisers of the past few years. Previously, the museum has hosted a formal dinner on the bridge over the railroad tracks set up to be a B&O Railroad diner car. This event has been very popular but limited in at- tendees due to the size restrictions. George Washington invites everyone to a special frontier tavern dinner on June 8 with fine dining, period danc- ing and plenty of fiddle music. Now that Amtrak is moving for- ward on the construction of a plat- form on the far side of the tracks, we will lose the use of the bridge. The opportunity gained is that by mov- ing to the McFarland House, we can lower the price and make the event more affordable to the public. This year the cost will be $75 per person. The "For The Kids, By George" Children's Museum is in its fifth year of operations in the Caperton Train Station in downtown Martinsburg where children learn about the histo- ry and culture of the Eastern Panhan- dle through engaging and interactive exhibits. To buy tickets and get more details, go to, and you can order tickets online. You can also call at 304-264-9977 or email at director@ to learn more. Out for a drive Do any of our readers have information about this photo for the Historic Shepherdstown Commission? What leaders know from Bob Grisainger is that the photo shows the old St. Peter's Luther- an Church in the background and must have been taken before the building burned in the 20s. Anyone with other information is asked to get in touch Say leaders: "The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified In any way. If you can help us out with any infor- mation - names, dates, places, even guesses - we'd be so grate- ful." The Historic Shepherdstown Museum and Historic Shepherd- stown's office is located at 129 E. German St. Learn more by calling 304-876-0910. body he can turn into a star - but then it turns Out FROM PAGE Cl out his high school crush, a woman he still pines for, is in the mix. Museum ] Ongoing The music for the show is from "School- boys in Disgrace" and "A Soap Opera fea- The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in turing Norman and the Starmaker," original- Winchester, Va tells the story of art, history ly released in 1975 (and used with permis- and culture in the valley, including counties sion). Organizers say: "It's an upbeat, rock in Virginia as well as Jefferson and Berkeley 'n' roll journey through high school and life counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhan- in the 9-to-5 world, performed live on stage die. The museum, located at 901 Amherst St by some of the finest young musicians in the is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sun- area." day. Admission to the museum is free to those Joe Yates wrote the show and directs, with 12 and younger, $8 for seniors and those ages music by The Kinks, Blondie, Alex Yates and 13 to 18, or $10 for adults. For more informa- Nico Petretta. The cast includes Justine Ar- tion, go to, nold, Ike Bielobocky, Claudia DiLima, Han- Youth musical I Starting June 8 nah French, Daniel Hayes, Zane Hornich, Josie Jakupciak, Connor Lawrence, Marianna The St. Agnes Youth Group's annual musi- Lawrence, Nick Malin, Nico Petretta, Anton cal - this year, "A Face in the Crowd," a life's Prohaska, Amelia Shaw, Stacey Shaw, Emi- journey featuring music from The Kinks - de- ly Sykes, Alex Yates, Joe Yates and Richard buts on June 8 at Reynolds Hall on the Shep- Yates. The show begins at 8 p.m. on June 8 herd University campus in Shepherdstown. and 9 and at 2 p.m. on June 10, with three The new musical is based on the music of more performances set for June 15, 16 and one of rock's most influential bands. It follows 17. Admission is free, but donations are wel- Jack, a nobody who gets through high school comed (Checks may be made out to St. Ag- and goes on to find stardom after forming a nes Church and are tax-deductible). To re- band. When he begins to crave a"normal" life serve a seat, call 304-876-6436 or email again, he decides to switch places with a no- BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Alden Wayne Glassman Wayne Glassman and Kera E. Ware of Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Winchester, Va welcomed their son, Alden William Glassman of Fort Worth, Texas. Wayne Glassman, on May 9, 2018, at Reston - There's no charge to run a birth (Va.) Hospital Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and announcement in the Spirit. Send items was 19V2 inches long. to Christine Snyder at editor@ Maternal grandparents are J.A. & Heidi spiritoj You'll get an email Ware of Charles Town and Evelyn Wagoner back letting you know your news arrived of Independence, Va. 2018 at 2:00 pm Robert C. Byrd Center Auditorium 213 North King Street On the Campus of Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV g the Distinguished Authors Jules Witcover & John R. Bohrer Moderated by Historian Emeritus Donald A. Ritchie s is a free event, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat(s) by contacting Jody Brumage or (304) 876-5648 This event is sponsored by the Shepherdstown Book and Author Group and the: Robert Byrd Center forCON'GRESSI ~ HISTORY AND EDUCATION r of JE,FF :I S, O N ,5 k Og:~ ADULT Luminaria Ceremony Jefferson High School Stadium on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. PLEASE JOIN RELAY FOR LIFE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY It's one of the most inspirational moments at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. When the sun goes down, hundreds of luminarias light the way under the stars. This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which we all continue to fight. Order a luminaria (traditional white bag) or a golden luminaria (gold bag with star cutouts) for your loved ones and friends who havebeen touched by cancer. You can mal e a tribute in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who has lost the battle. Your loved one's name will appear on a luminaria and will be lit during the Luminaria Ceremony at Relay for Life. .4L t ,y RELAY FOR LIFE Luminaria Purchase Form Please light a luminaria during the ceremony. [~ White bag ($10.00) [~J Gold bag ($20.OO) Please complete and print cleaHy: [~ln Honor of (~jln Memory of [~ln Support of (Caregiver bag) Name: Given by: Give form and money to a Relay for Life participant or mail check or money order payable to American Cancer Society to reach the following address by, June 15, 2018. Relay for Lifo of Jefferson County c/o Jackie Spears 218 Bittinger Court, Martinsburg, WV 25405 Luminaria can also be purchased at the Relay Event or purchased on our website at If you would like to light your luminaria, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.