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PAGE B6 Wednesday ,June 13, 2018 NEWS and VII-tlT ot j EFIfEtt ON EM{MER'S ADVOCATE L LEFT: The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County's new president Effie Kallas (left, with outgoing president Debbie Royalty) will speak at this month's AARP meeting. Find out more under the header for Thursday. CENTER: The public's invited to enjoy food, music, games, fellowship and other fun at the Jefferson County Juneteanth celebration at Evitts Run Park in Charles Town. Learn more under the header for Saturday. RIGHT: Author Adriane Lentz-Smith, who earned her Ph.D. from Yale University and teaches history at the Duke University, will be one of the featured speakers at an educational conference in Shepherdstown. Learn more under the header for June 29. DAR SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to Bible school continues Zion Episcopal Church's Va- cation Bible School for children from preschool though sixth grade will continue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly through Friday at the parish house at 221 E. Washington St. in Charles Town. There's no charge. Register at zionepiscopat. net or call 304-725-5312. Parks and Rec kids offerings Jefferson County Parks and Rec is offering basketball camp, swimming les- sons, storytimes, archery camp and much more every week until students return to school in mid-August. Learn more at or by calling 304-728-3207. 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 l0 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's cash bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays (and Mondays) at JCCOA at 103 W. Fifth Ave. in Ranson. Those who come early can en- joy a free beginning tai chi class at 5:30 p.m. The $10 admis- sion fee includes 10 games of bingo, with payouts and jack- pot determined by the number of participants. To arrange a ride, call 304-725-4618 at least 48 hours in advance. Learn more from Gloria Hodges ( or 30.4-724-7111). THURSDAY Happy Retreat Book Series Anyone's welcome at the Happy Retreat Book Series at 7 p.m. at the historic home of the founder of Charles Town at 600 Mordington Ave. This mOnth's book is Warren R. Hofstra's "The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Val- ley," and the author himself will attend the event. Four Sea- sons Books is selling copies for $22.95 (on Amazon it retails for $28.41), and Four Seasons will contribute 15 percent of all sales to Friends of Happy Retreat. Quilters get-together The Apple Valley Needle Threaders Quilt Club meets from 9:30 till 11:30 a.m. at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center at 225 A1 Smith Circle in Berryville, Va and on the Second Thursday of each month. The meeting will feature a three-station schoolhouse program with three guild members demonstrating gluing techniques, a cathedral windows technique and a "stack and whack" tutorial. To learn more, call 501-310 3316. 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 or call 304-616-2121. Reformers meeting Reformers, a Christian group of- feting addiction support, meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church at 614 Lone Oak Road in Ranson. Transpor- tation available. For details, go to or call 866- 733-6768. "Rockin' Rock Garden" South Jefferson Public Library offers the chance to plant a mini succulent hanging rock garden and listen to classic soft rock from 1 to 4 p.m. The library at 49 Church St. in Summit Point will provide the glass globe, hanger, plants and soil. Learn more at SpringFest Grace Reformed United Church of Christ on W.Va. 480 in Kearneysville hosts Spring Fest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day begins with breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. with all-you-can-eat pancakes plus coffee, tea or juice for $3 (or just $1.50 for those ages 5 to 15) and free to kids 4 and younger. Carryout will be available. The day also will feature a rummage sale with attic treasures, holiday decor, clothing, plants, gift baskets and more. There will be country ham sandwiches for sale for $3 plus hot dogs, snacks, treats, sodas and water. Other vendors are welcome to join in for free (just provide own table). For de- tails, call Anna Mary Walsh 304-876-6828. WV Day As part of WV Day in Charles Town, the Jeffer- son Arts Council will offer a kids' art activity in front of the Washington Street Art Co-op on George Street - a paper quilt project destined for display at the Charles Town Library. Juneteenth The Jefferson County Juneteenth Celebra- tion will happen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Evitts Run Park in Charles Town. Organizers say the free event will include food, music, games, fellowship and other fun for the whole family. Questions about the event may be directed to Janet Jeffries at 304-725-4094. 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. AARP meetup The Jefferson County chapter of the AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town. The speakers will be Effie Kallas, president of the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, as well as the group's past president Deb- bie Royalty. Guests are always welcome and sandwiches will be provided. For more information about the meeting, call president Mautice Smith, 304-876-2354. Museum Shop The Jefferson County Museum Gift Shop offering locally crafted gifts is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays adjacent to the museum in the downstairs of 200 E. Washington St. Pick up works by Pam and Ren Parziale, Linda Case, Lisa Kovatch, Liz Goins and other artists plus adult and children's books written by West Virginia authors, West Virginia T-shirts,hats and decals, and more. There's no need to pay the museum admission fee to shop. Storytime 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. Parade prep Organizers are looking for entries in Shep- herdstown's Independence Day parade on July 4. There's no entry fee. Sign up or learn more from Peter Smith (304-876- 1139 or shepherdstownparades @ Jefferson County Civil War Seminar The 8th-an- nual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar happens from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Robert Byrd Cen- ter on the Shepherd University campus. It's free to attend and parking is available in the university's A Lot. Presentations will include Russ Harbaugh, John Bagladi, Bill Berry, Steve French, Jim Glymph and John Kavaliunas. The free seminar series is sponsored by the Charles Town Library Civil War Round Table and the Jefferson County Historical Society. Artists' get-together The South Jefferson Public Li- brary every Tuesday offers free open studio sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. Adult artists may bring whatever projects they are working on and continue their practice while enjoying ca- maraderie, constructive feedback and artistic support. Art- ist Jean Kellogg ( is the coordinator. Learn more at JUNE 20 Tony M fun Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library hosts Tony M's "Toddler Tunes" from 10:30 to 11:30 a!m. Tony M. is a fulltime children's entertainer who integrates music, lit- erature and storytelling into an educational, inter:active and fun experience. The event is for children ages 1 4. Leetown Elementary reunion It's the deadline for " former students and others associated with Leet0wn Elemen- tary School to RSVP to the school reunion at the Leetown Fish Hatchery pavilion. The reunion happens from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 23. Those who plan to attend are asked to RVSP to Emma Bradley Layman at 304-725-7 55 or Dick Tabb at Lunch will be provided, and or- ganizers will accept donations for future reunions'. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and a dessert. JUNE 21 Storytime Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library Pre- school hosts a 30-minute storytime at 11 a.m. for kids ages 1 to 4 featuring stories, instruments and bubbles. : Paint rocks "Rock Painting and Conversation," a fun event for adults only, happens at Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Li- brary from 6 to 8 p.m. The finished kindness rocks will be dis- tributed throughout the towns of Bolivar and Harpers Ferry. JUNE 26 River protection presentation David Lillard, the special projects manager for the West Virginia Rive s Coali- tion, will present "West Virginia Rivers: How to Enjry, Ex- plore and Protect Them," at 6:30 p.m. as the Sierra Club - Eastern Panhandle meets at the St. John's Lutheran Church annex at 101 Martin St. in Martinsburg. It's free to attend and light refreshments will be served. For details, contact Regi- na Hendrix (304-725-0223 or (Note: St. John's isn't affiliated with Sierra Club.) Fo0t,f0c,sed st0 ime B0iivar-Harpers Fer:y PUb- lic Library offers a special Two Rivers Treads Story ,tTne. A guest reader from Ranson's shoe store and running oatfit- ter will offer a story time all about feet from 11 a.m. to noon. The event is aimed at kids ages 5 to 12. JUNE 28 Teen Game Night Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library holds a Teen Game Night with Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Heads Up and more. The free fun, for those ages 13 :o 18, happens from 5 to 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Victorian grave art walk Ann Fern leads an hforma- tive walk through three cemeteries in the Charles Town area starting at 6 p.m. from Zion Episcopal Church at 30l E. Con- gress St. Victorian grave art will captivate as you learn what to spot on the grave markers and secret meaning. Bolivar- Harpers Ferry Public Library is sponsoring the evert. JUNE 29 Educational conference The public's invite.i to a free educational conference, "Fighting for Freedom Jeffer- son County African-Americans in World War I." The event happens from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Robert S. Bvd Cen- ter for Congressional Studies and History at 213 N. King St. on the campus of Shepherd University, with free parring on campus in Lot C at Princess and High streets. The conference's guest speakers will include Adriam Lentz- Smith, the author of "Freedom Struggles: African Anericans and World War I," and New Jersey-based history expert Al- gernon Ward, the founder of the Ebony Doughboys. No registration is required for the general public. Educa- tors with Jefferson County Schools can get six hoursof staff development credit by signing up on the school district's staff development website. To know more contact Ddina Northouse ( or 304-876-70211. 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