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Calendar of Events for Feb. 4

By Staff | Feb 4, 2011


Trinity United Methodist Church Orchard House on Route 45, 4599 Shepherdstown Rd., welcomes Jon Carroll, native Washingtonian and some of his award winning music. He has written music for Linda Ronstadt, Tom Jones and Kenny Rogers. More recently toured with Dixie Chicks. Doors open for open mic at 7:30 p.m. $10 donation suggested. For more information contact Steve Warner at 304-876-2915.

FEB. 4-13

Full Circle Theater Company presents “Claudie Hukill,” a family drama by award-winning local playwright Sean O’Leary. “Claudie Hukill” is the story of a family in a small West Virginia mining town, torn by a showdown between competing virtues. Through the lives of two brothers we experience the inherent tension that exists between the moral imperatives of conviction on the one hand, and humility on the other. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For tickets call us at 304-268-7798 or go online at “http://www.fullcircletheaterco.org”>www.fullcircletheaterco.org.

FEB. 5-28

CHARLES TOWN – The photographic exhibit “Give Praise” opens with a reception tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fire Hall Gallery and Charles Town Visitors Center, 108 N. George St. The life and times of the tri-county African American community are presented in eighteen black and white photographs taken in 1993 by artist in residence Ann Zelle. Excerpts from interviews with the individuals accompany the photo exhibit. Color landscape photographs of Jefferson County taken during that time period by Zelle will also be on exhibit. “Give Praise” is a project of the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society in cooperation with the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, AHA! The exhibit continues through Feb. 28.

FEB. 8

Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of Church and German streets will offer a Community Women’s Healing Service at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The service of prayer, song and Eucharist offers hope and healing for body, mind and spirit. All are welcome. For more information please call the church at 304-876-6990 or Susan MacDonald at 304-876-3681.

The public is invited to attend Prof. Rachel Ritterbusch’s film studies class, “The History of Horror Film,” at 7:30 p.m. at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall for a viewing of “Let the Right One In.” The film will be followed by a discussion. Admission is free. Every Tuesday from Feb. 8 until April 15, with the exclusion of March 15, Ritterbusch will host horror films. All are open to the public. For more information, email rritterb@shepherd.edu.

FEB. 9

Dr. Tracey Lesky, entomologist at the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station, will give a presentation about Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs at the National Conservation Training Center’s Byrd Auditorium at 7 p.m. She and her co-workers are trying to find ways to respond to the problems the insect poses.

HARPERS FERRY – Announcing the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table dinner meeting and history presentation at 7 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church. Jim Glymph will speak about the Confederate Memorial in Arlington Cemetery. Call Allison Alsdorf at 304-535-2101 or email alsdorf@comcast.net to make dinner reservations by Sunday evening Feb. 6. The cost of the meal is $15 and will include sliced turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, iced tea, rolls, butter and dessert.

FEB. 12

CHARLES TOWN – Support the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County by enjoying a delicious buffet, fun silent auction and 50/50 raffles. It is being sponsored by the Hollywood Casino and Charles Town Races. It will be held in their Skyline Ballroom from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $35/person. Reserve by calling 304-728-7922. For more information visit the website www.awsjc.org.

MARTINSBURG – Sunrise Rotary Club will hold a black tie dinner dance to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvers, red carpet treatment and dance the night away. Tickets $50 per person. Dance held at the Historic McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St. Tickets available at Cox Hollida Price, Newberry Executive Center, Miller’s Electric, City National Bank (King Street) Kay-Lewis and Dawn Newland State Farm Insurance. For more information contact Jen Stanley 304-676-8530 or Randy Lewis 304-262-4200.

MARTINSBURG – There will be a benefit Valentine’s Dance for C-Cap Loaves & Fishes at 7 p.m. at the Comfort Inn. Tickets are $15 and $25 in advance, purchased at the Martinsburg Mall, and $20 and $30 at the door. Over $1,200 in prizes will be given away. The grand prize is a one-night stay in the jacuzzi suite at the Comfort Inn, dinner for two, movies, flowers and chocolate candy.

FEB. 16

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, DBSA, will meet at St. Agnes Parish Center, 216 S. Duke St., Shepherdstown at noon. This support group is for people who have been diagnosed with a mood disorder and for family members of people who have mood disorders. Call Eileen Elliott for any additional information at 304-886-3612. Check the website at www.DBSAlliance.org.

FEB. 17

KEARNEYSVILLE – Who will speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself? The time to consider your end-of-life treatment preferences is long before a crisis occurs. By doing so you can make sure that your wishes are honored and relieve your family of many difficult decisions. To help you with this, Hospice of the Panhandle is offering an advance care planning workshop to explain advance care planning options and the necessary documents. This program is a free community workshop being held at the Jefferson County Hospice Office, located at 73 Edmond Rd., Stes. 3 & 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please call the Ashley Young at 304-267-1870 ext. 207 or email her at ayoung@hospiceotp.org to register yourself and family members.


Spay Today is this area’s low cost-, non-profit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you visit www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.


FEB. 11, 18 & 25

Free Class: No-Excuse Yoga, 7-8:15 p.m.

Want to try yoga but not sure you can commit the time or money? Come once or more to this Wednesday evening class to see if yoga is right for you. Learn to cultivate health, awareness, and serenity in your life through the practice of yoga. We even provide the mats. Donations accepted. Each Wednesday through March 16, at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 East New St., Shepherdstown. No registration necessary. Arrive early to find parking and assure space in class. More info at www.ssyoga.org (click on “Free Events”), or call 304-283-6188 or 304-876-6918.


Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; (closed Fridays); 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Outreach: The Shepherdstown Public Library will supply books and/or audio recordings to those who cannot get to the library. Access to the Library of Congress talking books and large print books are also available to those who qualify. Call 304-876-2783 to make arrangements.

Library Board: For meeting dates and times, call 304-876-2783. The public is welcome to attend. Look for Friends of Shepherdstown Library on Facebook and become a friend.


Free weekly running training, injury evaluation and prevention and group runs hosted by Two River Treads, center for natural running and walking. Current groups meet at the C & O canal, Cushwa Basin, Harper’s ferry and Antietam. See our website for times www.trtreads.org Come learn the basics of efficient movement, proper posture and core strength for running. Video gait analysis. hosted by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Laura Bergman ATC and running specialist James Munnis. Tuesday 8-10 a.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. or by appointment 304-876-1100. This skilled service is offered free to our local community.

– From staff reports