Shepherdstown briefs

March 12, 2007

Film society hosts Tuesday screenings

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherdstown Film Society will screen "Adaptation" Tuesday as part of its weekly film series. Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Shepherd University's Storer Ballroom; admission is free.

Upcoming films:

March 27 - "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou"

April 17 - "Dangerous Liaisons"

April 24 - "Les liaisons dangereuses"

May 1 - "Cruel Intentions"

For more information, go to; call 304-876-1837; or send e-mail to

'Fat Pig' on stage at Shepherd this week

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Tom falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized, in Shepherd University's production of "Fat Pig."


Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks.

Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in Shepherd University's Studio Theater. Tickets cost $10; $8 for faculty and staff; $4 for students (free on Wednesday and Thursday).

For information, call the box office at 304-876-5525.

County group seeks artists for show

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County is seeking artists of all media to participate in The Two Rivers, a May-July art show celebrating the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

The goal of the Two Rivers Show is to feature the work of local talent that portrays the contributions of the Two Rivers to the community and to the Eastern Panhandle. The show is sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County and is curated by Gil Narro Garcia, AHA board member.

Entries are invited from artists working in any visual and performing media, including dance, music, film, storytelling and poetry. A criterion for selection is that each entry must relate to an aspect of one or both of the rivers.

Requests for consideration must be submitted no later than Sunday, April 1. Send a brief description, sketch or picture of your entry proposal to Garcia at 881 Elk Run Estates, Harpers Ferry, WV 25424; or send e-mail to Proof of membership in AHAJC is also required. Membership applications are available at

Movie examines John Brown's legacy

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - "John Brown's Body" will be shown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University's Frank Center Theater.

The documentary traces the legacy of the 1859 raid led by Washington County resident John Brown to the founding of Storer College and the 1906 meeting of the Niagara Movement to show the historical significance of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., in the struggle for civil rights in America. Free.

Refreshments will be provided.

Potters bowl to help caregivers group

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A potters bowl is scheduled for Saturday at the War Memorial Building on German Street.

Wine and cheese will be served from 6 to 6:45 p.m.; the meal is from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees select a handcrafted bowl (theirs to keep) and fill it with soups donated by area restaurants and cooks.

Bread, cookies and beverages also will be served.

There also will be silent and live auctions of fine crafts and other items. Proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Tickets cost $25. Advance tickets are available at the office, 101 S. Princess St.; or by calling 304-876-3325. If tickets are still available, they will be sold at the door.

Shepherd student to display fire photos

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University student Amy M. Phelps will present her senior photography exhibit, "When I am Called to Duty," March 23 to 25 at the Entler Hotel in Shepherds-town. The opening reception will be March 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"When I am Called to Duty" is the first line from the Firefighters Prayer. Phelps, a Westminster, Md., resident, is the official photographer for the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department. The show is a digital photo journal of her tenure.

The exhibit will be available for viewing Saturday, March 24 from noon to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 from noon to 5 p.m.

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