Out & about

Art gallery | Wednesdays through Sunday

Ellen Hardesty’s photo will be among those on display in May at the AHA Fire Hall Gallery in Charles Town.

Ellen Hardesty’s photo will be among those on display in May
at the AHA Fire Hall Gallery in Charles Town.

Greg McNabb’s exhibition, “Into the Woods: Works in Wood,” wraps up at 5 this evening at the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County Fire Hall Gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town. The free exhibit is a showcase of McNabb’s wall art, cutting boards, boxes, tables and other work.
Works by eight members of the Jefferson County Photography Club make up the May exhibit at the gallery. A kickoff reception, free and open to the public, happens from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The exhibit of 24 photographs continues through May 28. To learn more about the club, go to jcpcwv.org. For more on the nonprofit AHA, go to ahajc.org.
The gallery’s regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For details, go to washingtonstreetartistcooperative.org.

Kids’ artwork reception | Sunday
The public is invited to Sunday afternoon’s opening reception for the South Jefferson Public Library’s new exhibit of works by students in Judy Chesley’s art classes at South Jefferson Elementary School.
In her 31 years as a teacher, Chesley has been selected Jefferson County Teacher of the Year and twice named the West Virginia Art Education Association’s Elementary Art Educator of the Year.
She also has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for a three-week trip to study in Japan along with a number of educational grants from the Jefferson County Art & Humanities Alliance.
A grant from AHA paid for frames for the show’s drawings and paintings as well as supplies for Chesley’s art room.
Sunday’s reception at the library at 49 Church St. in Summit Point happens from 2 to 4 p.m. and offers an opportunity to chat with Chesley and the young artists, view the artworks and enjoy refreshments.
The display also can be seen through May during the library’s regular hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

History museum | Tuesdays through Saturdays

This weekend brings another chance to see the Old Opera House’s production of Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party.” The comedy-drama will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the historic theater at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town. To reserve tickets or get more information, got to oldoperahouse.org or call the box office at 304-725-4420.

This weekend brings another chance to see the Old Opera House’s production of Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party.” The comedy-drama will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the historic theater at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town. To reserve tickets or
get more information, got to oldoperahouse.org or call the box office at 304-725-4420.

The collection at the Jefferson County Museum at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town includes thousands of items related to local history, including a letter written by President George Washington, the wagon that took abolitionist John Brown to his execution, the uniform belonging to long-lived World War I vet Frank Buckles and an exhibit on African-Americans’ work as jockeys in the horseracing industry here.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Admission costs $3 and is free to Charles Town Library patrons. For details, contact curator Jane Rissler (304-725-8628 or email curator@jeffctywvmuseum.org).

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