Friday, Sept. 6
Pre-business planning signup
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hosted by Shepherd College Small Business Development Center. The Monday, Sept. 9, seminar covers startup costs, licenses, writing a business plan and more. Seating is limited; $5 fee for materials. SBDC office, 315 W. Stephen St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations required by Sept. 6. For information or to register, call 1-304-260-4385.
Sunday, Sept. 8
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Third annual fashion show fundraiser benefits Jefferson County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets and $10; includes dessert, coffee and tea. Call 1-304-725-5015.
Monday, Sept. 9
Life drawing class
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Participants develop their drawing and painting skills using life models. Knutti Hall, Shepherd College. Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Call 1-304-262-6313 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley Senior Services offers computer classes in September. Classes include Word 2000 and Internet for students who own a computer. Students without their own computer may take basic beginner class or beginner intermediate classes. Also, Adobe Photoshop Elements. Berkeley Senior Services, 217 N. High St. Call Verna Anson, 1-304-263-7721 or Alice Geyer, 1-304-229-8179 or Berkeley Senior Services, 1-304-263-8873.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Talk on South Mountain Battle
FREDERICK, Md. - Gettysburg National Military Park historian D. Scott Hartwig discusses "The Battle of South Mountain" and events that led to the battle. C. Burr Artz Library community room, 110 E. Patrick St. 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 1-301-663-1188 or go on the Web to www.fwp.net.
Human rights film night
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Amnesty International Upper Potomac and the Shepherd Environmental Organization co-host the film, "The Charcoal People," about the difficult lives of Brazilian migrant workers who make industrial charcoal. Shepherd College, College Center, Storer Ballroom, North King Street. Free. 7:45 p.m. Call 1-304-876-1545.
Fall education program
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Institute for Retired Persons begins its fall series of classes at 9 a.m. with lectures on Austria Germany and a theatrical presentation on local history. Fee for eight weeks of classes is $15 per person or $25 per couple. For information, call Fran Ruda, 1-717-264-4779, or Glenn Perry, 1-717-369-3559.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Civil War discussion
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable hosts George Levy, speaking on the search for lost Confederate graves. Camp Hill Methodist Church, corner of Washington and Gilmore streets. 8 p.m. At 7 p.m., a family-style dinner will be served; $8 per person. Reservations must be made by Saturday, Sept. 7; call Allison Alsdorf at 1-304-535-2101.
Thursday, Sept. 12
Living history event
Civil War re-enactors and lecturers Henry and Marta Vincent discuss conditions in the South after the war and display clothing and accessories of the period. Hosted by Conococheague Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Hagerstown Community College. HCC, Room CLR 11. 7 p.m. $4, and free for students with an ID.