Out & About

Clothes call: Shepherdstown 250 on Thursday will host a special program open to anyone interested in learning more about the clothing local residents made and wore in the 18th and 19th centuries. Kathy Corpus, an assistant professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Shepherd, will deliver the free program, which begins at 7 p.m. in Room 210 of Stutzman/Sloanker Hall, located on the northwest corner of High and King streets. For details, contact Elise Baach (etbaach@gmail.com or phone her at 304-876-7060).

Free film: See “Winter’s Bone,” the 2010 movie that won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival – and four Oscar nominations. The free showing, part of the Shepherdstown Film Society’s fall series, begins at 7 p.m. Monday in Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University. Set in rural Missouri and directed by Debra Granik, “Winter’s Bone” spotlights a young woman’s battle to keep her family together and safe. A discussion period with Amy DeWitt, an assistant professor of sociology and geography at Shepherd, follows the film. For more details, see the Shepherdstown Film Society’s website at www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.

Book sale: The Charles Town Library’s annual Fall Book Sale happens Sept. 28 and 29. For details, see www.ctlibrary.org.

Yappy Hour: Shepherdstown’s first-ever Yappy Hour, a social hour for dogs and their owners, happens Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown at ReFINEments of Shepherdstown at 123 W. German St. To know more, call organizer Barbara Keech of Wild Spirit Photography at 304-582-1953.

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