In the know … key upcoming events


Come out for a night of great live music and help 12-year-old Harpers Ferry resident Evan Frank raise money to install 100 clean-water wells in South Africa.

Steve Warner and The Rolling Coyotes’ “Songs for Life” benefit concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Opera House at 131 W. German St. in Shepherdstown.

In the past four years, Evan has held baked sales, tackled odd jobs and taken on other work to raise more than $30,000 for Water for Life (

Get tickets at the door or at and find out more about the band (Warner on guitar, mandolin and ukulele; Elliot Simon on piano and accordion; and Andy Mosholder on bass and cello) at


June 12

Transportation experts and stakeholders meet at 7 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Legislative Studies Auditorium at Shepherd University for the League of Women Voters’ forum, “How Do We Get There: Tackling Transportation and Growth in Jefferson County.”

Panelists include state Sen. Herb Snyder, who helped enact legislation to fund the MARC commuter train to D.C.; Cheryl Keyrouze, executive director of the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority; Jennifer Brockman, director of Jefferson County Planning and Zoning; and J. Lee Thorne of the state Department of Highways.

For details, contact Mary Sell at


June 15

Join the Gardeners Exchange Group, an informal network of avid gardeners from Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley counties and nearby Maryland and Virginia that meets monthly through October.

The June meeting focuses on water gardening and begins at 9:30 a.m. at the pond at Sue Pellish’s home. To get details or directions, go to g-e-g.orgor call Carole Brooks at 240-405-7013.


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