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Calendar of Events for Feb. 11

By Staff | Feb 11, 2011


The Shepherdstown Film Society, in conjunction with Shepherd University’s Common Reading and Black History Month programs, will show “Good Hair” at Reynolds Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more info go to “http://www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org”>www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!

FEB. 11-20

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 www.fullcircletheaterco.org.

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., 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.

CHARLES TOWN – An organic gardening class will start Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and runs eight weeks.Classes held at Wildwood Middle School. To register call Jefferson County Adult Education at 304-728-9237 or for questions on content call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

SHARPSBURG, Md. – The Sharpsburg Historical Society will present a free lecture by Dean Herin entitled “From Slave to Abolitionist: The Live of Rev. James W.C. Pennington” at 7 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Town Hall, 106 E. Main St. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring the event.

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.

Shepherd University’s Common Reading Program will present the documentary “Skin Deep: Beauty In a Jar,” at 7 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies. Audience discussion will follow the film and will be led by Lillian Phipps from the Center for Legislative Studies. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Shannon Holliday at 304-876-5461.

MARTINSBURG The Leadership Wine and Cheese Evening, from 6 to 8 p.m.at Mountain State University Martinsburg, University Center, Suite 216B, will feature C. D. Linton speaking on “Leadership in West Virginia 2011 and Beyond.” Community members are invited to attend and should RSVP by Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information on the event or to RSVP, contact Penelope Gladwell by e-mail at pgladwell@mountainstate.edu or by phone at 304-596-6230.

FEB. 18

The highly acclaimed Shepherd University Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center. Free with admission is a pre-concert lecture describing the works beginning at 7 p.m. Admission and seating for the concert is on a first-come, first-serve basis and advance sales or reservations are not available. The box office will open one hour prior to each performance. General admission is $10, $5 for students 18 and under, and free to Shepherd students with Rambler ID and Friends of Music MAC Cardholders. For more information call 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

FEB. 25

February is a time in which many in this country turn our thoughts to the African-American experience in this country and learning more about their journey from slavery to the present. Shepherdstown Music and Dance and the Performing Arts Series at Shepherd celebrate the month with an educational and emotional journey through music and stories with Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, a Grammy-nominated folk duo at 8 p.m. in Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 SMD members, $8 students, and Free to Shepherd Students with Rambler ID. For more information call Joanie Blanton at 304-263-2531, email updf@earthlink.net, or visit www.smad.us.


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 18 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.


Square Foot Gardening is a reasonable way to get more vegetables all summer long. With the book as a guide, we will look at a garden method that delivers results. You can succeed where you may have had problems before. You still have to weed but you can understand what needs doing better. A Square Foot Gardening class will start March 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and run six weeks. Classes held at Shepherdstown Middle School. To register, call Jefferson County Adult Education at 304-728-9237 or for questions on content call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.


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 E. 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.


Free: Healing Didgeridoo Workshop, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A free introduction to the didgeridoo, including shamanic journey for healing “dis-ease” of spirit, plus a coherence exercise intended to effect positive changes in one’s life. Instructor Joe Gentile is well known in the Washington, D.C., area as a master with the didgeridoo and its spiritual realm. His wife, Margaret, joins him with her crystal bowls in the concert portion of this special program. No registration necessary.


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. Current groups meet at the C&O canal, Cushwa Basin, Harpers ferry and Antietam. See www.trtreads.org for times. 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