Out&about

Kids’ crafts: Skipper’s Downtown Dips and Deli at 114 W. Washington St. in Charles Town offers special autumn-themed craft nights for youngsters Thursday and Oct. 31.

The event runs from 6 to 7 p.m. and costs $10 per child. Call 304-725-3477 for details.

Old Opera House: The Bob Barry mystery “Murder Among Friends” continues this week at the Old Opera House with performances set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Starring Bettina Fiery, Robert Allen, Dan Rice, CJ Stevens, Eileen Elliott and Troy Crossley, tickets cost $19 for evening performances, $17 for the matinee or $10 for students. The theater is located at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town. To reserve a seat or get more information, call 304-725-4420.

Homemade apple butter: It’s time again for freshly cooked, old-fashioned apple butter Saturday at the Shepherdstown Fire Department. Visitors to 8052 Martinsburg Pike in Shepherdstown can enjoy breakfast, lunch, shopping from local vendors and jars of just-made apple butter. For details, call 304-876-2311.

Antique sale: Antiques and collectibles will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Train Station on Audrey Egle Drive in Shepherdstown. Vendors will sell vintage and antique furniture, hats and handbags; linens, garden accessories, jewelry, more. For details, contact organizer Kim Lowry at klowry@fdic.gov.

Film fundraiser: Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn hosts this year’s “Dinner with Dracula,” a fundraiser to benefit the scholarships for the Ryan Film Institute’s Teen Filmmakers’ Workshop. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will include tarot card readings, a raffle, a Bavarian-style gourmet dinner and dinner and dancing at the Vampire’s Ball. Tickets cost $50 for adults or $30 for students. For details, contact Film Institute founder Katherine Walsh Ryan, call 304-283-8878 or go online to RyanFilmInstitute.org.

Artomatic: It’s the next-to-last weekend of Artomatic@Jefferson, but there’s still time to check out the amazing array at Rock & Tile at 154 Wolfcraft Way near the intersection of U.S. 340 and Marlow Road in Charles Town. Admission is free. This week’s special events include a sneak peek at this month’s American Conservation Film Festival; music from Kipyn Martin, The Dilletantes, Deane Kern, Betty Jo and Scott Rickwell, Jamie Gregory and The Wayside Boys; readings by Claire Stuart, Steven Willingham, Nancy McKeithen, Shep Ogden, Sue Silver, Jim Koenig, Michael Grady and playwright Tom Trumble; an art fashion show; and craft workshops for adults and kids with Art Shack, Baby! and Miss Emily Art. Just the fourth such art event and the first time an Artomatic has been staged outside D.C., Cleveland or Frederick, Md., Artomatic@Jefferson’s hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The monthlong event wraps up with a Halloween party starting at 3 p.m. Oct. 31. To see biographies of the artists taking part or for more details on entertainment and workshop times, go online to artomaticjefferson.com.

“Travels” exhibit: See the “Travels in Time” exhibit with mixed media, illustrations and other work from Eric Holstine, Leigh Anne Cassell and Jason Edwards at the Steam at Harpers Ferry gallery through Nov. 17. Works involve a Steampunk time machine, a Steampunk “Doctor Who” and digital art. Located at 180 High St., the gallery’s phone number is 304-885-0094.

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.

Art exhibit: Ed Klejnowski’s art is on display at the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point through month’s end. The exhibit at 49 Church St. 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.

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 at 200 E. Washington St. The November book is “March” by Geraldine Brooks. For details, call 304-725-2208, go to ctlibrary.org or email octllibarian@frontier.com.

Get in touch: Do you have an Out&About item? Send it to editor@spiritofjefferson.com or put it in the mail: 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.

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