Out & about

Ranger speaks out: Hear first-hand from the National Park Service ranger who raised an outcry after the powers-that-be allowed the clear-cutting of hundreds of trees affecting the view from Washington Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder’s Potomac River estate on what was supposed to be federally protected land. Whistle-blower Rob Danno will talk about his new book, “Worth Fighting For: A Park Ranger’s Unexpected Battle” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Four Seasons Books at 116 W. German St. in Shepherdstown.

Ghostly questions: Curious about local haunts? Then summon up your courage and venture out to Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St.. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Ann Khiel Fern will talk about her book, “Charles Town, West Virginia: A Haunted History.” For details, call the library at 304-725-2208 or Fern at 304-724-6741.

Zumbathon benefit: Come out Saturday for the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood Initiative’s charity Zumbathon, happening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym of the Boys and Girls Club on the corner of West John and Queen streets in Martinsburg. Suggested entry fee is $5; children 12 and younger attend free. For details, call Sara Koontz at 304-263-0603, Ext.27.

Library dedication: Book lovers are invited to turn out at 1:30 p.m. Saturday as St. Andrew’s Mountain Community Center dedicates its children’s library. Malcolm Ater, the teacher whose “Tyler’s Mountain Magic” recently was named a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner, will speak at 2 p.m. at the library, located on Mission Road and W.Va. 9 E. An open house will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

Titanic-themed dinner-dance: “A Night to Remember” is the theme of Friday’s benefit for the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic of Ranson. The event at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg starts at 6 p.m. with dinner – a memorable meal inspired by the menu served on Titanic’s maiden voyage a century ago this week – and followed by dancing until 11 p.m. Like the lifeboats that saved hundreds when the Titanic went down April 15, 1912, the clinic is seen as a lifeboat for those in the area who are struggling and lack health insurance. Tickets cost $50. To reserve yours or get more information, call the clinic at 304-724-6091, Ext. 233.

“Making Art”: Starting Saturday, local artists will share how they create their amazing works in the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative’s new “Making Art” series. For details, call 304-294-2090 or visit www.wstreetgallery.com.

Aid for Coach Mike Grant: An event to raise money for Coach Mike Grant, the assistant Washington High football coach who has been fighting cancer since late 2011, comes Saturday. The fundraiser happens from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Ranson Civic Center. Up for grabs: $6,500 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $2,500. Buy tickets at Studio M, 132 W. Washington St., Charles Town; Jefferson Asphalt, 9390 Middleway Pike, Charles Town; or the Spirit of Jefferson, 210 N. George St., Charles Town. Questions? Call Ronda Lehman at 304-261-8070.

Library benefit: There are still tickets left for Friday’s “Left of the Bank: Shepherdstown Stories,” the annual Friends of Shepherdstown Library fundraiser with storytelling, live music, great food and wine. The fun starts at 7 p.m. in the War Memorial Building at the corner of German and King streets in Shepherdstown. Tickets cost $35 and are on sale at Shepherdstown Public Library. For details, call the library at 304-876-2783.

Health Expo: Anyone can get free screenings, health and nutritional information and more from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCormack Center on the City Hospital campus in Martinsburg. For details, call 304-264-1232.

Scholarship fund 5K: The Miana Stewart Scholarship 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday at Musselman High benefits a scholarship fund created by Randy and Mary Stewart of Gerrardstown in memory of their only child, killed in 2005 when she interrupted a burglary. Cost is $25. For a registration form or to get more details, call 304-229-5299.

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