More ‘Sugar Bean’

This weekend brings another opportunity to see “The Sugar Bean Sisters,” a saga about Florida sisters who keep an eye on the skies for space aliens, at the Old Opera House at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town.

Will Heyser directs the comedy/drama that stars Amy Hebb, Shari Shrewsberry Martin, Karen Paone, Rene Farabaugh and Keith Shifflett. To reserve tickets ($15 or $8 for students) for the shows set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday or to get other details, call the OOH box office at 304-725-4420.

Big day for “Beeline”

Come out Sunday afternoon as the Pack Horse chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution rededicates Shepherdstown’s Bee Line March monument.

The 2 p.m. ceremony, part of the 250th Shepherdstown Anniversary celebration, happens inside the main gates of Elmwood Cemetery, with a reception at the Shepherdstown Train Station following the program.

The monument recognizes how local men in 1775 heeded Gen. George Washington’s call, traveling 600 miles from near present-day Morgan’s Grove Park to Cambridge, Mass., in just 24 days.

The monument first was dedicated in 1932. Organizers are encouraging parents to bring their children “so the next generation will know of the historical significance of the Bee Line March.” For details, contact Cheryl Brown (at 304)-876-3817 or FrankK5600@aol.com).

Free films

Two more films are on the lineup for the Shepherdstown Film Society’s Fall Film Series: Woody Allen’s “The Purple Rose of Cairo” on Nov. 16 and the Sissy Spacek-Tommy Lee Jones classic “Coal Miner’s Daughter on Nov. 30.

Admission to the showings in Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall are free and open to anyone. Adam Booth leads a discussion following “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” an event that’s part of the school’s Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence program. For details, see the film society’s website at shepherdstownfilmsociety.org or contact Lisa Welch (304-876-1837 or lmwelch@frontiernet.net).

Candlebox in Charles Town

Fans of the Seattle alternative band Candlebox are counting down the days till the group performs at the H Lounge (the upscale bar inside Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races) on Nov. 3. There’s no cover charge and the music starts at 9 p.m.

On the right track

See “The Shepherdstown Train Station: An Oral History,” a film featuring interviews of Shepherdstown residents, on Thursday. Kevin Williams, chairman of Shepherd’s Department of Communications, made the documentary, along with his students. The showing begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies on the campus of Shepherd University. The presentation is part of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission’s 250th Anniversary Speaker Series. Throughout the year, Historic Shepherdstown has been holding events in honor of the town’s 250th anniversary.

Light refreshments will be provided the free film. For more information, contact Suni Johnson of Historic Shepherdstown (240-461-3097 or suni_k_j@yahoo.com).

Fight domestic violence

The “Stomp Out Domestic Violence” fun fundraiser starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Charles Town Lions Center at 308 S. George St. in Ranson. Teresa Holmes-Lindsey is organizing the event, which includes a fashion show, music, dancing, food, door prizes and more. Tickets cost $25 at the door or $20 in advance. Children pay $10. For details or to reserve a seat, call 304-886-8777.

Explore your family tree

Anyone is welcome to come to tonight’s free genealogy class at South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point. The 6:30 p.m. class will be led by professional researcher Donald E. Watts. The how-to family history class is designed for anyone interested in learning how to start researching their family history. Want details? Call the library at 304-725-6227 or visit sojeffersonlibrary.com or the library’s Facebook page.



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