Barn Bash | Saturday
Horses With Hearts’ annual Barn Bash brings the chance to learn more about the nonprofit organization based in Martinsburg that provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and others with special needs.
On the lineup: Bluegrass and other music from the Back Creek Valley Boys, Eric Husick, and Scott Brannon and Friends; equestrian demonstrations and the chance to meet the program’s therapy horses, tours of the farm and barn, food vendors, crafts, and more.
Horses With Hearts founder Kay Barkwill says this year’s Barn Bash is in honor of the 30th birthday of Penny, who was the sole horse when the program began in 2005.
Horses with Hearts now has more than 40 riders as well as Penny and seven other therapy horses.
Learn more by calling Horses With Hearts spokeswoman Brooke Connolly at 304-839-
6875, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to horseswithhearts.com.
Photography exhibit| Through May 31
Work by the Jefferson County Photography Club is in the spotlight at the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town.
The exhibit, put on by the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, continues through the end of the month.
Eight club members are exhibiting 24 original photographs. Admission is free at the gallery, which is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
For details, go to washingtonstreetartistcooperative.org.
History museum| Tuesdays through Saturdays
Anyone who wants to know more about local history will enjoy the Jefferson County Museum, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The collection in the ground floor at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town includes thousands of items related to local history, including a 1799 letter penned by President George Washington, the wagon that
took abolitionist John Brown to his execution and the uniform belonging to long-lived World War I vet Frank Buckles.
Admission costs $3 and is free to Charles Town Library patrons. For details, contact curator Jane Rissler (304-725-8628 or email email@example.com.
Film series| August
Mark Aug. 29 on your calendar as the date the Shepherdstown Film Society’s fall film series begins. That night, the group holds an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building downtown and
then a free showing of “Charlie Wilson’s War,” the 2007 film with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 7 p.m. showing happens in Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University.
The series includes a postfilm discussion led by Shepherd instructors and other experts. To learn more, go online to shepherdstownfilmsociety.org