Out & about

Art show

Through Aug. 29

“A Walk in the Wood” is the latest art show at Charles Town’s Fire Hall Gallery.

Organized by the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative, the display features woodworkers Nancy Streeter, Joe Bourgeois and Greg McNabb’s sculpture, furniture and functional objects.

The show runs until Aug. 29 at the gallery at 108 N. George St., which is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. There’s no charge for admission. For details, call 304-724-2090 or go to washingtonstreetartistcooperative.org.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Council, formerly the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County.


Twilight swim


Friday evenings brings the chance to enjoy the Jefferson Memorial Pool on Mildred Street in Charles Town from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $3 per person or $8 per family. Questions? Call 304-725-8313 or go online to jmpark.org.


Identity Crisis


The fifth-annual Identity Crisis comes to Shepherdstown this weekend.

The unique red carpet event raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley, the nonprofit based in Hagerstown, Md., that serves the Eastern Panhandle as well as part of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The 2013 Identity Crisis raised more than $7,500 and organizers hope to double that this year.

Every summer, participants use costumes to change their identities for the night, and this year’s event has a music theme.

Explains event spokeswoman Kathleen Hajduk: “You will see rock legends, slimy music producers, paparazzi, bands, made up characters … and your share of people watchers. This is a super fun and fantastic event – certainly a should-not-miss experience.”

The night begins at 8 p.m. in downtown Shepherdstown, where six venues will offer drink specials, dancing and other fun.

Learn more at identitycrisiswv.com, email founder Tara Lowe (tara@eventplanningandpromotion.com), find “Identity Crisis” on Facebook or call 304-283-8300.


History museum


The Jefferson County Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town.

The museum’s collection includes a hand-penned 1799 letter from George Washington and the wooden wagon that carried John Brown to the gallows.

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@spiritofjefferson.com or 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.

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