Free concert


Cazhmiere performs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Evitts Run Park. The free show 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.


New art show: “Visual Voices,” a mixed-media art show sponsored by the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative and featuring works by Joanna Athey, Jewell Hellems and Suzanne Ravgiala, debuts Saturday.

A free opening reception happens from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall Gallery

at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town. The show continues until Aug. 27 during the gallery’s regular hours. For details, call 304-724-2090.


Puppet show: “Cinderella’s Soc Hop” continues at Martinsburg’s Wonderment Puppet Theater. Weekend shows begin at 1 p.m. at the cozy theater at 412 W. King St.

After the show, puppeteer Joe Santaro hosts a free Sock Hop Dance Party with balloons, animal cracker, drinks and more. For ticket info and other details, go online to wondermentpuppets.com.


Handmade expo: Artists and crafters show off their work at the new monthly Handmade Market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this weekend 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 begins Saturday. 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.


Cultural-heritage fest: Everyone’s welcome at the 21st annual African-American Cultural and Heritage Festival, happening Aug. 16 to 18 on South Lawrence Street across from Wright Denny Intermediate School at 209 W. Congress St.

The free festival, put on by the Jefferson County NAACP, includes live music, food and other vendors as well as an Aug. 17 parade with bands and dance troops. The parade begins at noon in Ranson and continues down North George Street to West Washington Street.

For details, email organizer George Rutherford at rutherford_george@jcwvnaacp.org.


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.

Members next will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, 1925’s “The Great Gatsby,” on Aug. 20. Other upcoming titles include “Mom and Me” by Maya Angelou (September) and “March” by Geraldine Brooks (November).

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


Jefferson County Fair: The Jefferson County Fair begins Aug. 18. Exhibitions from kids and adults, food vendors, entertainment including the Miss Jefferson County competition, live bands, a mud bog, a demolition derby, tractor and truck pulls, contests, games, rides, more.

The fairgrounds is located at 1707 Leetown Pike in Kearneysville. For details, see jeffersoncountyfairwv.org.


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