Out&about

Suite!

Everett P. Osgood, as played by Linda Romero, makes sure David Porterfield’s Palm Beach Royale Hotel Manager Bernard S. Dunlap gets her point in the Old Opera House’s comedy production of “Suite Surrender,” which is being performed this weekend beginning Friday and again on Feb. 15-17. For tickets, call 304-725-4420.

Harpers Ferry talk

History lovers have until Feb. 10 to sign up for the next Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable dinner and program.

Steve French, a history teacher at Martinsburg South Middle School, will talk about three train robberies that happened along the B&O line in the region late in the Civil War.

His Feb. 13 program begins at 8 p.m. at Camp Hill Methodist Church. It’s free and open to the public.

The family-style meal (meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, dessert and iced tea and coffee) also is available to anyone. It begins at 7 p.m. and costs $15. To reserve a spot for dinner, contact Kyle Wichtendahl (301-639-8855 or kfwichtendahl@gmail.com).

French is the author of the just-published “Rebel Chronicles: Raiders, Scouts and Train Robbers of the Upper-Potomac” and the critically acclaimed “Imboden’s Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign.”

Tunes at the library

South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point is planning two free concerts: The Rolling Coyotes, a local Americana acoustic band, on Sunday and then a barbershop group on Valentine’s Day.

Sunday’s concert begins at 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the library at 49 Church St. The Feb. 14 event with Ken Floyd of Sounds of the Shenandoah Barbershop Chorus starts at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served afterward. For details, go to sojeffersonlibrary.com or call the library at 304-725-6227.

Civil War program

Charles Town’s Bob O’Connor – author of six books on the Civil War – will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at the Handley Regional Library at 100 W. Piccadilly St. in Winchester, Va.

His topic: the work performed by 200,000 African-Americans who served as Union soldiers, particularly their accomplishments on the battlefield in the latter stages of the Civil War as well as how black soldiers were incarcerated at the infamous Andersonville Prison in Georgia.

O’Connor’s talk, free and open to anyone, is a Black History Month event presented by the Friends of Handley Regional Library and the Josephine School Community Museum in Berryville, Va.

For more information about the program, call the library at 540-662-6046, ext. 31, or go online to handleyregional.org.

Murder mystery fundraiser

This weekend brings a Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner to Shepherdstown’s War Memorial Building. Tickets cost $35 and include the show as well as dinner, appetizers, dessert, beer and wine.

To reserve tickets or learn more about the church fundraiser, call the parish office at 304-876-6436 or go to St.AgnesShepherdstown.org.

Delivering Saturday night’s mystery: a cast of characters from Shepherdstown’s St. Agnes Catholic Church, including Joe Yates, Samantha Yates, Jen Murphy, Rodica Stoicoiu, Teresa McBee, Caleb McBee, Chuck Pierpont, Fred Dubay and Sandy Sponaugle.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; no tickets will be sold on site.

‘Die Fledermaus’ continues

Johann Strauss’s comic operetta, “Die Fledermaus,” continues at Shepherd University this weekend.

A presentation of the school’s music department, the opera can be seen at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Frank Center for the Arts.

Admission and seating will be first-come, first-served and the box office opens an hour prior to each performance.

Tickets cost $15 or $10 for faculty, staff, Shepherd alumni, seniors and students 18 and under. Admission is free for Shepherd students with Rambler ID and those with Friends of Music Gold and Silver MAC cards.

For details, call 304-876-5555 or go to shepherd.edu/musicweb.

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