Out and About

‘Foodopoly’ talk

Wenonah Hauter, a healthy-food advocate and author of “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America” this weekend will lead a discussion on how agricultural policies hurting independent farmers and food processors as well as rural communities.

Hauter, executive director of the D.C. watchdog organization Food & Water Watch and also an organic farmer in Virginia, will speak at 1 p.m. Sunday at Four Seasons Books at 116 W. German St. in Shepherdstown.

For more information, call the bookstore at 304-876-3486.

Civil War lecture

A park ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Md., will be the guest speaker at 8 p.m. tonight at this month’s Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable.

Brett Spaulding, author of “Last Chance for Victory: Jubal Early’s 1864 Maryland Invasion,” will talk about the Third Confederate invasion of Maryland in 1864 when Early brought 15,000 soldiers in hopes of taking over the nation’s capital.

The free lecture – open to the public – happens at Camp Hill United Methodist Church at 601 W. Washington St. To know more, contact Kyle Wichtendahl (301-639-8855 or kfwichtendahl@gmail.com).

Big-city reggae

The Tap House Sports Bar in Charles Town this weekend hosts a regular of the D.C. reggae scene: Ras Lidj, who has shared the stage with artists as 50 Cent, Mobb Deep and Jamaica’s The Itals.

Saturday’s 10 p.m. show starts at the Tap House at 107 Keyes Ferry Road. For more on the bar’s upcoming musical lineup and other offerings, go online to taphousesportsbar.com.

Library event

Local author B.J. Appelgren will discuss her latest work, “Sunny Side Up,” at the Charles Library at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at the library at 200 E. Washington St. Appelgren will donate to the Charles Town Library a portion from any books sold during the lecture and book signing.

For details on the lecture and other library events, go to charlestownlibrary.org or call 304-725-2208.

Free acupuncture

Shepherdstown’s Harmony Healing Arts Center offers a free acupuncture event tonight at the business at 211 E. New St. Acupuncturist Michelle DeStefano and guided relaxation facilitator Bob Cronin will lead the group workshop, which happens from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For details on this or other upcoming events, call 304-582-0179 or go online to harmonyhealingarts.org.

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