Out&about

On the ‘Road’: The “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” gala fundraiser for Meals On Wheels of Jefferson County happens this weekend in Charles Town.

Those who attend will get barbecue donated by Harpers Ferry’s Rolling Smoke BBQ & Catering Co. along with hot dogs, nachos and popcorn plus coffee donated by Black Dog Coffee and sweet tea donated from the Ranson Chick-fil-A, and more.

Entertainment and a ticket for door prizes also are included. All proceeds from ticket sales go to Meals On Wheels of Jefferson County.

“If you are among the first 100 paying adults, you also get a swag bag full of giveaways from local businesses,” explains Jen Watland, who organized the event. “We also have more than 50 donations from local businesses for our silent auction including a $500 quilt and more than 20 door prizes.”

The fundraiser happens from 6 to 9 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church’s Asbury Center at 110 W. North St. in Charles Town and will include a showing of the movie “Return to Oz,” a moon bounce, music from the Jefferson High School Jazz Ensemble, a silent auction, door prizes and more.

Tickets will be for sale at the door. For more information, call 304-620-2723 or email MealsOnWheelsJC@gmail.com.

 

Celebrating vets: Saturday brings South Jefferson Public Library’s annual pre-Veterans Day event.

Veterans and current service men and women are invited to the Summit Point library from 2 to 4 p.m. for a recreation of a Union Pacific Railroad Station canteen from World War II.

Library leaders say the canteen North Platte, Neb., served sandwiches, coffee, cookies and other homemade treats to more than six million service men women between Christmas 1941 and April 1, 1946.

The library is located at the intersection of Church Street and Summit Point Road. For details, call the library at 304-725-6227 or send an email to sue.floyd@martin.lib.wv.us.

 

Book Club: The Charles Town Library Book Club meets Nov. 19 to discuss Geraldine Brooks’ 2005 novel “March,” a retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” from the perspective of the Alcott girls’ absent father. For details, call 304-725-2208, go to ctlibrary.org or email octllibarian@frontier.com.

 

New members are always welcome at the monthly meetings at the library at 200 E. Washington St., but the club won’t meet again until January.

For details, call 304-725-2208, go to ctlibrary.org or email octllibarian@frontier.com.

 

Folk toys: Eleanor V. Lakin presents a lecture on her decades of collecting folk toys Thursday at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at 401 Museum Drive in Hagerstown.

The presentation at 7 p.m. is part of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Folk Art For Children: Handmade in America, 1760-1940,”which runs through March 30. The show in the museum’s Kerstein Gallery showcases handmade toys, from elaborate doll houses and farmsteads to simple Amish dolls.

For details, call the museum at 301-739-5727 or go online to wcmfa.org.

 

“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.

 

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.

 

Exhibit debuts: Frescos by Jefferson County artist Isabelle Truchon will be featured in the new AHA! exhibition at the Fire Hall Gallery, which debuts this week in the Visitors Center at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town and runs through Nov. 29.

An opening reception for “Contouring Eve” happens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The gallery’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, go to the painter’s website, isabelletruchon.com.

 

Shepherdstown art show: A special three-day exhibit by a pair of Harpers Ferry artists begins Friday at Ricco Gallery in Shepherdstown.

“Interpreting Nature: Works from a Sculptor and a Painter” showcases the work of Gil Narro Garcia – whose sculptures combine natural elements such as driftwood, seashells and birds’ nests with collected items including antique dolls, marbles and dice – and James Shumate, who says his paintings tend toward “simple, natural and unusual views and perspectives.”

The gallery at 125 W. German St. next to The Press Room will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For details on the show, call the gallery at 304-876-2243 or email ricco@riccogallery.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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