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By Staff | Jan 29, 2010

Friday Film and Reception slated

The Shepherdstown Film Society in partnership with the Shepherd University Scarborough Society presents “Memento” on Friday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. An opening night reception will be held at the War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org

Bethesda UMC hosts quartet

The Bethesda United Methodist Church, located at Molers Crossroads, Shepherdstown, will have the Brothers in Grace quartet Sunday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this special event of Southern gospel music by an exceptional group. You can see a preview of the group on brothersingrace.com.

Gardening 101 Program

The Berkeley-Jefferson Master Gardener Association will be conducting a free gardening seminar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds. Participant check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

The seminar, called Gardening 101, will cover the following topics:

Setting up a garden

Seed choices and selection

Starting plants from seeds

Container gardening

Pests and weeds


Rain barrels

Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. The Master Gardener Association will provide drinks and desserts.

The seminar will be limited to the first 100 registrants.

For more information or to register for Gardening 101, please contact the Berkeley County Extension Service office at (304) 264-1936 or go to www.berkeleyextension.com

Lent activities slated next month

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of Church and German Streets is planning many activities for Lent, the time leading up to Easter:

Ash Wednesday services will be on Feb. 17 at 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist will be done at each service with a Sermon at the 11 a.m. service and Music and Sermon during the 7:30 p.m. service.

The Lenten Series about the Gospel post resurrection stories will focus on the experiences of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Sessions will be on Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 24 and continuing through Wednesday, March 24.

Each evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a simple soup and salad dinner. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by Holy Eucharist with the opportunity for Laying on of Hands for Healing at 8 p.m. Plan to join us for any or all of the Wednesday Lenten Series programs.

Plan to make your Lenten Season more meaningful by participating in the Lenten services and programs. Please feel free to call the Parish Office at (304) 876-6990 with any questions.

Diabetes program

Do you or a member of your family have diabetes? Is planning meals a real struggle? The WVU Extension Service Jefferson County Office is offering a Dining with Diabetes program that may be right for you.

The classes will be held beginning Thursday, Feb. 11, from 10 a. m. to noon at the Jefferson County Public Service Building 1948 Wilshire Road in Kearneysville.

Dining With Diabetes is a once-a-week class that runs for four weeks with a three-month follow-up class.

You will learn how to prepare healthy meals that have less fat, sugar, and salt without cutting out taste. To register, call (304) 728-7413, Ext. 3 or 7. Classes are free and offered to all persons. You must register by Friday, Feb. 5.