Out&about

Twilight swim: Evening’s the perfect time for a dip at Jefferson Memorial Pool on Mildred Street in Charles Town. When weather permits on Friday evenings through the summer, the pool will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $3 per person or $8 per family. If there’s a chill in the air, staff members have been known to get a bonfire going. Questions? Call the pool house at 304-725-8313 or go online to www.jmpark.org.

“Making Art”: Come out Saturday afternoon and learn from acclaimed local painter and poet Ginny Fite as the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative holds its third monthly “Making Art” workshop.

Fite, also a journalist and novelist, will share insights from 2 to 5 p.m. at the gallery – no longer at its original Washington Street location but inside the Charles Town Visitors Center at 108 N. George St. (Should the co-op now be called the George/Washington Street Artists Cooperative?) For more information on the free, informal sessions, call the WSAC at 304-724-2090 or go to wstreetgallery.com.

Coming up in the series (held the second Saturday of each month): photographer Mary Jo Bennett, multimedia artist Malcolm Hally, woodworker Joe Bourgeois, carver Martha LeRoi and painter Loretta Dovell Bailey.

Doug Kinnett art: Visit the South Jefferson Public Library at 49 Church St. in Summit Point through June to see a free art exhibit featuring the work of Shepherdstown artist Doug Kinnett. The exhibit is in the library’s Meeting Room, which is open whenever the space isn’t in use. For details, contact Sue Floyd at the library (304-725-6227 or sue.floyd@martin.lib.wv.us).

Summer Bash: Top-notch coffee and delicious pastries can always be found at the Daily Grind in Martinsburg, but Saturday brings that and more as the shop at 778 Foxcroft Ave. holds its free Summer Bash in the parking lot. Organizers have lined up four bands and will offer kids’ games, Zumba classes, door prizes, food and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call the Daily Grind at 304-262-9722.

Civil War talk: Author and Civil War expert Bob O’Connor speaks at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library Friday evening. O’Connor, whose latest historical novel sheds light on a Shepherdstown man who fought for the Confederacy and faced his brother, a Union soldier, twice in battle. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at the library at 600 Polk St. For details, call the library at 304-535-2301.

Morgan’s Cabin fest: Food, fun activities and history come together Saturday at the Morgan Cabin Festival in Bunker Hill. It was in the early 1730s that the Wales-born Morgan became one of the first white settlers to put down permanent roots here, and his cabin on Runnymeade Road, west of U.S. 11, has been rebuilt with some of the original logs. Visitors to the annual spring festival can enjoy blacksmith demonstrations, living history demonstrations, bluegrass from Stoney Creek, displays of crafts and antique cars, and more. Lunch will be available for $6 and cakes, pies and other homemade baked goods will be up for auction. For details, call Margaret LeFevre at 304-229-5631.

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