Out&about

Special wine dinner: The Clarion’s Tuscany Grille offers another in its popular series of wine pairing dinners at 7 p.m. Friday.

The meal at the hotel at 233 Lowe Drive in Shepherdstown includes an antipasti station with prosciutto-wrapped melon and roasted tomato and mozzarella salad, and four courses including an heirloom tomato and basil gratin soup, pan-seared monkfish, braised veal chops, each paired with carefully selected wines.

Dessert is a grilled peach mascarpone tart with mint.

To make reservations, call 304-870-7010.

 

Library walk: The South Jefferson Public Library holds Love Your Heart Walk

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Besides the three-mile walk for health, the library also will offer a hula-hoop challenge and a “storywalk” for kids courtesy of Potomac Valley Audubon Society. All finishers will get a “Love Your Heart” water bottle. To take part, come to the South Jefferson Public Library at 49 Church St. in Summit Point or call the library at 304-725-6227.

 

Free jazz: With warm weather on the wan, this weekend brings a final chance for an outdoor concert at South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point.

The library’s finale in a series of 2013 concerts features jazz standards from the Kurt Adams Quartet. Sunday’s free show begins at 3 p.m. on the lawn outside the library at 49 Church St. For details, call the library at 304-725-6227.

 

Family Hiking Day: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites families to Harpers Ferry and other cities along the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia for Family Hiking Day Saturday.

For suggested hiking routes and other information, go online to appalachiantrail.org or email Julie Judkins at jjudkins@appalachiantrail.org.

 

Unprecedented art event: Artomatic@Jefferson, a first-of-its-kind art event begins Oct. 4 at the Rock & Tile Building near the intersection of U.S. 340 and Marlow Road in Charles Town.

The event – art displays along with special entertainment, children’s art activities, film, poetry, plays and book readings, demonstrations, live music, theater, dance, workshops and seminars for artists and more – continues every weekend through the month.

For details, go online to artomaticjefferson.com.

 

Farm event: Another “Fresh Feast on the Farm” happens next weekend. Ten percent of the proceeds from the Oct. 5 meal at Clay Hill Farm in Ranson will go to the Charles Town Rotary Club.

The multi-course meal, served in a restored circa-1828 house, will feature pasture-raised roasted chicken from Walnut Hill Farm in Kearneysville and other locally sourced food as well as wine. For reservations or other details, go to FreshFeastOnTheFarm.com or call 304-725-4325.

 

Live music: The Taphouse Sports Bar at 107 Keyes Ferry Road in Charles Town offers two special events next weekend, the band Jada Kiss Invades on Friday and a Pajama Party on Saturday.

The bar’s first-ever Teen Night on Oct. 5 will include a DJ and laser bowling. For details, go online to taphousesportsbar.com.

 

Harvest party: The Summit Point United Methodist Church will host a free Community Harvest Party and Chili Cookoff next month with the help of Fusion 4:12, the youth group made from three local United Methodist churches, Summit Point, Leetown and Middleway. The chili cookoff – with the chance to sample 10 varieties and prizes awarded to the judges’ favorite and fan favorite – headlines the Oct. 5 fun, along with free food, activities and games kids, a moon bounce, face painting, scarecrow building, hayrides and more.

The party happens from 2 to 5 p.m. at the church on Steptoe Street in Summit Point. For details, call Connie Craigo at 304-725-3992.

 

Art exhibit: The art of Ed Klejnowski is on display at the public library in Summit Point through Oct. 31.

The exhibit is the South Jefferson Public Library’s 46th entry in its popular “Art in the Library” series. The show may be seen during the library’s regular hours, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library at 49 Church St. is closed Fridays.

 

Gallery: See photographs, paintings, woodwork and other amazing art crafted by local artists at the Fire Hall Gallery

at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town. For times and other information about the gallery, call 304-724-2090.

 

Book Club: New members are always welcome at the Charles Town Library’s Book Club, which meets next at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The library is located at 200 E. Washington St.

October’s selection is Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants” and the November book is “March” by Geraldine Brooks. For details, call 304-725-2208, go to ctlibrary.org or email octllibarian@frontier.com.

 

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.

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