Out&about

CATF finale: Sunday brings the end of the 2013 season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown and theater-goers’ final touch to see the latest works by acclaimed playwrights Sam Shepard, Mark St. Germain, Liz Duffy Adams, Jon Kern and Jane Martin.

West Virginians can get discounted tickets, as can seniors, students and others. For more details or to reserve seats, call 800-999-2283 or go to catf.org.

“Charlotte’s Web”: Young actors from 8 to 18 take the stage at Charles Town’s Old Opera House Theater stage this weekend to bring E.B. White’s classic novel “Charlotte’s Web” to life.

The Summer Youth Theatre production, sponsored by the Charles Town Kiwanis, includes performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show at 204 N. George St. cost $15 for adults or $10 for students. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 304-725-4420 or go online to oldoperahouse.org.

Christine Brewer is directing the cast, which includes Madison Malin, Katie Cisar, Addison Jackson, Lindsey Jennings, Jenna Kennedy, Abbey Lesznar, Ethan Mason, Charles Casey, Brianna Rinaldi, Daniel McGrath, Ethan Gottlieb, Claire Mason, Adam Venham-Carter, Tyler Panzarella, Grace Rish, Daisy Mason, Nikki Zuleger, Gianna Montagliani, Jami Hartman, Olivia Kilbane, Loren Coles, Baylee Carmickle, Hannah Lee, Cassidy Rucker, Mason Harner, Gabrielle Koller, Trystyn Koller, Abigale Evers, Ryan George, Christian Gottlieb, Savannah Harner, Helena Radford, Eli Viands, Alecia Fishman, Natalia Rushinsky, Caroline Brewer and Madison Lavigne.

Summer concert: Martinsburg’s Fridays At Five concert series continues this week with the Dixie Moon Band. The free concert happens from 5 to 7 p.m. downtown on the Town Square.

Soiree: The Old Opera House holds its seventh-annual Summertime Arts Soiree fundraiser next weekend at the historic theater at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town.

Among the local artists whose paintings, photographs and other work will be featured: Mary Jo Bennett, S.J. Brown, Andrea Burke, Earl Mills, Denise O’Brien, Judy Olsen, Patricia Perry and Scott Tatina.

The Aug. 2 opening night gala, sponsored by Martin Distributing Co., begins at 6:30 p.m. Besides the art show, the night includes music, fine wine and hors d’ oeuvres.

Tickets cost $37.50 and spots may be reserved by calling the OOH box office at 304-725-4420.

On Saturday, the public can view the art show and sale at no cost from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Book club: New members are always welcome at the Charles Town Library Book Club, which meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the library at 200 E. Washington St.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, 1925’s “The Great Gatsby,” is the selection for Aug. 20. Other upcoming titles include “Mom and Me” by Maya Angelou (September) and “March” by Geraldine Brooks (November).

To learn more, email octllibrarian@frontier.com or call the library at 304-725-2208.

Free concert: Cazhmiere performs from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Evitts Run Park.

The free concert is part of Discover Downtown Charles Town’s First Friday Concert Series. The park is located in the 400 block of West Washington Street. To know more, call 304-725-2311.

Handmade expo: Artists and crafters show off their work at the new monthly Handmade Market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 at the Shepherdstown Community Club at 102 E. German St. in Shepherdstown.

To learn more, go to scchandmademarket.blogspot.com.

Berkeley fair: Berkeley County Youth Fair happens Aug. 3 to 10. It’s the 66th annual event, held at the Berkeley County Fairgrounds at 2419 Golf Course Road in Martinsburg.

Young people’s animal exhibits, 4-H displays, live music, tractor pulls plus food vendors, amusement rides, games, more. For details, call 304-263-5869 or email info@Berkeleycountyyouthfair.org.

History museum: Visit the Jefferson County Museum on the ground floor of Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission costs $3 for adults while children, students and Charles Town Library patrons get in free. For details, call 304-725-8628, go to jeffctywvmuseum.org or find “Jefferson County Museum” on Facebook.

Kids’ museum: For the kids, by George – West Virginia’s newest children’s museum – is open on Saturdays at the historic Caperton Train Station at 229 E. Martin St. in Martinsburg

For ticket information or other details, call 304-264-9977 or visit forthekidsbygeorge.org.

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