Our weekly entertainment calendar

First Friday: Shepherdstown’s Chelsea McBee and Random Assortment bring their down-home style to the First Friday Coffeehouse at 9 p.m. Friday at Trinity Orchard House.

The venue is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Road, four miles west of the four-way stop in Shepherdstown.


Chelsea McBee and Random Assortment perform at this week’s First Friday
Coffeehouse at Trinity Orchard House just west of Shepherdstown.

Doors open for social time at 7 p.m. That’s also when up to eight performers can sign up for the open mic that starts at 7:30.

Organizers request a $10 donation as admission and this week will accept presents for Operation Christmas Teen, the program that benefits needy teens in the tri-county area. For details, call Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.


Free movies: South Jefferson Public Library shows a pair of free films Saturday – “Monsters University” at 11 a.m. and “White House Down” at 2 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks also are provided.

The library at 49 Church St. in Summit Point opens Saturdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call 304-725-6227 or go online to sojeffersonlibrary.com.


New exhibit: See the latest exhibit at Steam at Harpers Ferry through Feb. 2 at the gallery at 180 High St.

The new display, “Winter Themes and Best of Steam 2013,”shows off works by the year’s most popular artists including Eric Holstine’s “Celestial Escape” and “Milton the Mechanical Marvel”; Leigh Anne Cassell’s “Steampunk Dr. Who”; Jason Edwards’s “Captain Tomorrow Gives Chase in His Red Balloon”; and Christopher Loggie’s “Steampunk Nutcracker” as well as popular 3D images and a Steampunk Advent Calendar.

Steam, a contemporary gallery with an American Victorian Steampunk environment, also carries Steampunk-themed limited edition prints, books, comics and more. For details, call Cynthia Gayton (304-885-0094 or Cynthia@steamatharpersferry.com).


Art exhibit: A new exhibit showcasing West Virginia-made paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and crafts may be seen from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays at the Dunn Building in Martinsburg.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition features 53 works created by 46 West Virginia artists.

Jurors selected three $5,000 Governor’s Award winners, seven $2,000 Awards of Excellence winners and eight $500 Merit Awards.

Winners of the Governor’s Award and the Awards of Excellence will be purchased and become part of the West Virginia State Museum’s permanent collection. Most of the others will be for sale to the general public.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 21.


Art in the library: The works of Carl Tribble Jr. are on display at the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point through Dec. 31.

The exhibition is the 47th in the “Art in the Library” series. The library at 49 Church St. is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 304-725-6227 or go online to sojeffersonlibrary.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. The museum closes for the season Dec. 14.

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 by 2 p.m. Monday to editor@spiritofjefferson.com or put it in the mail: 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.


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