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Briefly Shepherdstown for Feb. 25

By Staff | Feb 25, 2011

Square dancing class to be held

CHARLES TOWN – Square dancing is a fun way to gain aerobic exercise. It is recommended by physicians who square dance. Some believe it delays the progression of Alzheimer’s. You will meet nice, friendly people. Casual dress. A new class is now forming in the Charles Town area. The first lesson is free.

For more information call 304-724-9955.

Local JHS band named as finalist

CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson High School Symphonic Band has been named the West Virginia Concert Band honor finalist by the West Virginia Music Educators Association. The designation of honor finalist is given to the best high school concert band in West Virginia. This is the first time in school history that the JHS Symphonic Band has been designated the honor.

The winner is named and invited to perform at the Music Educators Conference in Huntington March 25.

Free workshop set for April

The Historic Shepherdstown Commission invites teachers and members of the public to a workshop entitled “The Potomac River and Its Impact on Jefferson County History.”

This free event will occur April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historic Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown.

To attend the morning session, participants must register on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting Donna Northouse at dnorthouse@gmail.com or 304-876-8177.

The afternoon session will be open to the public with no registration required.

The morning session’s main speaker, noted local historian Douglas Perks, will discuss the Potomac river’s contributions to the area’s cultural and economic history as well as its strategic importance in wartime

The afternoon session will focus on the natural environment of the Potomac River. Naturalist Jack Wennerstrom, author of the acclaimed book, “Leaning Sycamores: The Natural Worlds of the Upper Potomac”, will deliver a lecture with slides illustrating the river’s features and beauty

All participants will receive packets of hand-outs including background information, learning activities, and sources for further information (both print and digital). Teachers in the Jefferson County School District will be granted six hours of staff development credit.