Out&about

Miana Stewart 5K

Saturday brings the Miana Stewart Scholarship 5K run/walk in South Berkeley.

The second-annual event is held in memory of the 14-year-old athlete slain seven years ago.

Randy and Mary Stewart of Gerrardstown organize the event to add funds to the scholarship they created in memory of their only child, killed Oct. 13, 2005, when she came home from Musselman High School and interrupted a burglary at the family’s hilltop home.

So far, the Stewarts have awarded some $19,000 in scholarships. Athletes can sign up at active.com, find an application and other details on the “In Memory of Miana R. Stewart” Facebook page or request a registration form by calling the Stewarts at 304-229-5299.

 

 History on display

Visit the Jefferson County Museum in Charles Town for a new exhibit on the life of longtime Charles Town resident Frank Buckles, who was the United States’ last living World War I veteran when he died in 2011.

The museum, located on the ground floor of Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St., is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission costs $3 for adults while children, students and Charles Town Library patrons get in free. For details, call 304-725-8628, go to jeffctywvmuseum.org or find “Jefferson County Museum” on Facebook.

 

Highlands images take center stage

“My Mountain Highland,” Frank Ceravalo’s striking photos of West Virginia’s highlands, continues at Charles Town’s Fire Hall Gallery through April 28.

An opening reception with the artist happens from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit, put on by the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County and the Washington Street Artists Cooperative, may be seen at the gallery at 108 N. George St. from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

To find out more, go to washingtonstreetartistscooperative.org.

 

Free Earth Day fest

This month’s Panhandle Earth Day Celebration will include live bands, craft projects and other activities for kids, a farmers market, demonstrations and information booths from a slew of green-minded vendors and activists, and more.

The free event at Morgan’s Grove Park happens April 27.

The park is located along W.Va. 480 on the corner of Kearneysville Pike and Morgan Grove Road just outside of Shepherdstown. Food will be for sale during the festival, but attendees may bring along a picnic lunch if they’d like, as well as lawn chairs, blankets and other comforts.

Musicians in the lineup so far include The Boatmen, The Woodshedders, Billy Thompson Band, Moogatu, Handsome Sonic Bongo Band, LowBrau Highballers, Acoustic Blues Revue, Flowers & Birds, Rick Hall, Captain Obvious and the Moot Points, and the Wainwright Baptist Church Choir.

For more information, go to pedc.earthvibeproductions.com or contact Todd Coyle (304-728-9725 or mail@earthvibeproductions.com)

 

Art show

Painter Doug Moulden’s latest show continues through April 28 at The Griffin Art Center at 437 N. Market St. in Frederick, Md. 28th.

 

Poetry fundraiser

This year’s Left of the Bank poetry fundraiser happens Friday night. The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library hosts the event each year. This year’s gathering happens at the Shepherdstown home of Carlos Niederhauser and Elizabeth Wheeler.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 7 p.m., and the program of music, poetry and readings begins at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets and get other information, call 304-876-8444. Organizers note that all proceeds go to the library.

 

Washington home tour

Saturday brings a chance to tour Waveland, the John Augustine Washington III home near Marshall, Va. The tour, organized by the Mosby Heritage Area Association, begins at 2 p.m.

Waveland is a charming two-story brick home on the National Register of Historic Places that was purchased by George Washington’s great-great nephew, John Augustine Washington III, in 1859.

Karen Hughes White of the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, Va., will present her research on the African-American community at Waveland.

Admission costs $35. For details, call the association at 540-687-6681.

 

Mud challenge

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation on Saturday hosts “The Charge” with “muddy, endurance-testing obstacles” and a Civil War theme.

Money raised through the event will go to two local non-profits: the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation and For Love of Children’s Outdoor Education Center, which provides character development exercises for youth and adults in its outdoor classroom in Harpers Ferry. To sign up or learn more, visit jcprc.org.

 

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