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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, December 4, 2003 Upcoming Events Bloodmobiles Set For December by Area Red Cross The American Red Cross has announced the December schedule of Bloodmobile visits to Jefferson County. To be eligible to donate, a person must be 17 years of age, at least 105 pounds, and in rea- sonably good health. A person may give every 56 days. All blood types are needed, but O negative and O positive a~e in special demand. If you have questions please call your local Red Cross chapter or dial 1=800-732-0382. :. The schedule of Bloodmo- b~es for the month follows. ! Today (Thursday), Decem- ber 4:9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the National Park Service Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry. Goal for the visit is 35 pints. Monday, December 15:10 a~n. to 4 p.m. at the Charles Town Races (second floor mez- zanine). Goal is 25 units. Saturday, December 20:10 a:~. to 3 p.m. at Independent F~'~e Company in Ranson. Goal for this visit is 25 units. (All p~esenting donors will receive apair of fleece gloves, while supplies last.) Monday, December 22:11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Jefferson Me- morial Hospital (first floor con- ference room), 300 South Preston Street, Ranson. Goal for this visit is 25 units. (Thank you Teddy Bear for all present- ing donors, while supplies last.) : Monday, December 22:2 to 7 p.m. at Shepherdstown Fire Hall, Route 45 at Shepherds- town. Goal for this visit is 55 urfits. LEAPIN' LIZARDS! IT'S ANNIE The Old Opera House is proud to announce the opening of the musical 'Annie' this Fri- day, December 5. This is the last show of the 2003 season. Annie the musical which origi- nally opened on Broadway in April 1977, is a family classic. The play opens in an orphan- age in New York in 1933 during the depths of the depression jUst as the Roosevelt adminis- tration comes into office. We meet a spunky warm-hearted ol"phan named Annie who, t~ough trials and tribulations, st211 believes her parents are a~ve and is determined to find them. Annie will fill your hearts with hopes and songs and is just the ticket to start the holiday season. Annie is a musical that you can enjoy with your children, your grand- children or even your parents. It is without a doubt a perfect holiday treat. The wonderful cast of 'Annie' is thought to be one of the larg- est ensembles to take the stage at the Old Opera House. Alicia Little, who is making her stage debut, plays Annie. Jack Brennan is Daddy Warbucks and Clissy Funkhouser plays Miss Hannigan. Annie will run ~. December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p:m. December 7, 13, and 14 at 2;30 p.m. December 4 at 7:30 p:m. For ticket information call the Old Opera House at 725- 4420 or 1-800-900-SHOW. FEDERAL RETIREES MEETING The Jefferson County Chap- ter 2250, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will install its new of_ ricers at the buffet-style Christ- mas luncheon at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 10, at the Hilltop Restaurant in Harpers Ferry. Current federal employees and all retirees are encouraged to attend. Lunch is $10.50. Please call 725-3850 for information. AARP MEETING The Jefferson County Chap- ter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on December 11. The meeting place is Asbury United Meth- odist Church, 110 West North Street, Charles Town. Bettye Hayes will sing special Christ- mas music. There will be a pot luck after the program and members are asked to bring a dish to share with others. Ev- eryone 50 and older is welcome and invited to attend. Guests and first time attendees need not bring a dish. For more in- formation about the meeting or joining, please call 728-2929 or 725-0308. CLOTHING GIVE-A-WAY The Charles Town Church of Christ will conduct its Annual Clothing Give-a-Way on Satur- day, December 6, 9 a.m. until 12 noon. There will be free cloth- ing and shoes for adults and children. There will also be free toys and some household items. This is a free ministry of the church. Should you desire more information or need directions, please call 725-7730 or 725- 2423. "DRAW-IN" AT NATURALIST CENTER Artists! The Naturalist Cen- ter will hold a "Draw-In" on Saturday, December 6, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Artists and il- lustrators 10 years of age and older are encouraged to try their hand at drawing objects from the large, diverse collec- tion of natural history speci- mens available at the center. All you need to bring are your own art supplies. Professional illustrators will be on hand to give assistance and career in- formation. The Naturalist Center, 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg, Va., is a unique extension of the Smithsonian's National Mu- seum of Natural History. The center provides public access to over 36,000 objects, books and scientific equipment for hands- on investigations. For more in- formation, call the Naturalist Center at (703) 779-9712 or toll free at 1 (800) 729-7725. WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING DEC. 5 GFWC Shepherdstown Woman's Club will meet Priday for a luncheon at the Bavarian Inn. Member, Rev. Karen Willis, of Elk Branch Presbyte- rian Church, will bring a Christmas message. Guests are welcome, and reservations may be made with Catherine Borden. Enjoy a great family outing! Cut your own White or Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir or Norway Spruce. Fresh pre