Out& about

 

Girls Night Out | Friday

The Historic McFarland House in Martinsburg hosts “Sweet & Sassy Girls’ Night Out” Friday starting at 6:30 p.m.

The fun at the charming Victorian at 409 S. Queen St. will include a burlesque lesson from Teresa Powers of Sassy Girl Fitness along with sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres, a DJ, photo booth, door prizes and cash bar. For details or to reserve a spot, go to HistoricMcFarlandHouse.com/events.

 

Twilight Swim

| Friday

Take a dip Friday evenings at Jefferson Memorial Pool on Mildred Street in Charles Town. When weather permits, the pool is open from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $3 per person or $8 per family. Questions? Call the pool house at 304-725-8313 or go online to jmpark.org.

 

Theater fest | Through Aug. 3

The Contemporary American Theater Festival delivers world-class, cutting-edge theater right in our backyard.

The festival continues through Aug. 3 on the campus of Shepherd University. The lineup includes five new plays in rotating repertory along with stage readings, a lecture series, workshops, classes, art exhibitions, art and more.

Learn details about this season’s plays and playwrights by visiting catf.org. Tickets may be reserved online or by calling the CATF box office at 800-999-2283.

Sculpture exhibit | Through July 29 

Sculptor Gil Narro Garcia  is the featured artist this month at the Fire Hall Gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town.

“Interpreting Nature” will be on display July 29 during the gallery’s regular hours from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. For details, go to washingtonstreetartistcooperative.org.

The exhibits is sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Council, formerly the Arts & Humanities Alliance.

Singles dance | Friday

The “One on One Singles Dance” happens from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Williamsport American Legion, 400 American Legion

Drive in Williamsport, Md.

Admission costs $7 for the night, with a cash bar, snacks and door prizes. X3 Max Entertainment’s Eric Huffman is handling music.

For details, call 681-242-2991.

 

History museum | Ongoing

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.

lived World War I vet Frank Buckles as well as new exhibits on African-Americans’ work as jockeys in the racing industry here, advertising trinkets given out to tout area businesses and much more.

 

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 as well as new exhibits on African-Americans’ work as jockeys in the racing industry here, advertising trinkets given out to tout area businesses and much more.

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).

Share your event: Have an item for Out&About? Send your news by 2 p.m. Monday to Christine Snyder (right) at Christine@spiritofjefferson.com or 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.

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