Get Dirty: This weekend, theater lovers can come see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the musical comedy based on the hit 1988 film with Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The play comes to Charles Town’s Old Opera at 204 N. George St., with performances slated for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then again Sept. 13 to 16. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tells the story of two con men on the French Riviera, one suave and sophisticated and the other a bit of a boob. When the pair can’t work together, they begin to battle each other, with the loser agreeing to leave town. To reserve tickets or get more infomation, call the OOH box office at 304-725-4420.
Helping animals: Dine at Applebee’s in Charles Town on Thursday, and you’ll help the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. The event is part of the restaurant chain’s dining to Donate program, which earmarks 20 percent of participants bills for the AWS. All diners have to do is bring in the flyer printed from the AWS website, www.awsjc.org, or mention AWS to their servers. The Animal Welfare Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and United Way agency located on Leetown Pike near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Hit the road: Irish Road Bowling, long a fad in Ireland and more recently in Ireland, W.Va., roars into Shepherdstown this weekend. According to organizers, the ball, better known as the bowl or long bullet, is a 28-ounce iron and steel small-bore cannonball that’s thrown underhand down a country road. As in golf, the winner is the person or team to reach the finish line in the least number of throws. The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association and the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring Sunday’s event on Trough Road between W.Va. 230 and Engle Molers Road in Shepherdstown. It’s free to play and everyone’s invited to watch. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m., with play getting underway at 1:30. To learn more, call Mary Wolfe at 304-258-4958 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.