Event & Activity Spotlights
Looking for something fun to do? The Observer highlights events and activities happening in Shepherdstown, Charlestown, Ranson, Bolivar, Harpers Ferry, Berkeley County, and other areas in and around Jefferson County and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.
Whether you’re looking for live music performances, educational hikes at one of the local parks or nature preserves, or a family-friendly activity to fill a weekend or weekday, there’s always something happening in and around Jefferson County!
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Dr. Stephen Goldman will speak on the topic of “Warriors in Peace: White and Black Union Veterans and the Fight for Equality in Post-Civil War America” presented by the Shepherd University President’s Lecture Series on March 22 (Tue) at 6:30 pm in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium (213 N King St, on the Shepherd University Campus). Read the Full Story >>
The Friends of Music will resume their 2021-2022 concert season with two performances of an all-Mozart concert by the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. Titled “Winds for Wolfgang,” the concert will feature famous selections from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” and “Magic Flute,” and the entirety of his Serenade No. 10 (“Gran Partita”). The Orchestra’s music director, Jed Gaylin, will conduct. Read the Full Story >>
Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator at the Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS), offers monthly wellness walks at PVAS nature preserves. Everyone is welcome on these easy-level walks. Participants advised to wear warm, comfortable walking shoes. Trails may be wet and muddy in spots. Read the Full Story >>
Speak Storytelling presents Mara Menzies in an on-line performance on March 8 (Tue) at 7:30 pm.  Read the Full Story >>
The School of Music will host the LUA Project at the Frank Center (University Drive / Parking Lot G) for an afternoon of discussions on March 3 (Thu) followed by a performance on March 4 (Fri). The music of the LUA Project is inspired by Son Mexicano, Appalachian song forms, Jewish and Eastern European tonalities, baroque melodic ideas, and Scotch-Irish narrative storytelling approaches. Read the Full Story >>
Restaurant Week is coming to Jefferson County, from March 1 (Tue) through March 5 (Sat). The participating restaurants will be offering discounts, unique menu items, and creative cocktails to help shake off the winter and celebrate the bloom of spring. Read the Full Story >>
he Friends of Shepherdstown Library Annual Book Sale returns May 13-15, 2022. This annual event features thousands of books for sale at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown. Read the Full Story >>
Join HFPA for a guided hike to view nesting sites of osprey, peregrine falcons and bald eagles within Harpers Ferry.  Read the Full Story >>
Nick Powers, Curator of Collections at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, describes the museum’s newest exhibition — Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley — as a living exhibition. “We’re hoping people will reach out with stories and objects that can help us tell this story. We think of African American history as Shenandoah Valley history and both as American history. We’ve been collecting these objects, but this is the first time we’ve had a space dedicated to telling these stories.” Read the Full Story >>
The School of Music is presenting a full calendar of concerts this spring. Read the Full Story >>
There's plenty going on at Berkley Art Works right now. The Berkeley Arts Council’s Annual Members’ Exhibit runs through February 19 and the council is also calling for artists for its 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit which will be on display this April and May. Read the Full Story >>
The newest Art in The Halls exhibition at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley features vibrant works by Carmen Crawford, Loretta Allison, and Ray Crawford through April 17.  Read the Full Story >>
Diana Suttenfield will be exhibiting paintings at Specialty Business Supplies, 111 South Princess St, Shepherdstown, starting January 14. Open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Info about the artist at DianaSuttenfield.com. Read the Full Story >>
From John Brown to W.E.B. DuBois, Harpers Ferry has been a prominent stage for American history. Join this upcoming guided hike to see this history up close. Read the Full Story >>
n December 22, 2021, the Appalachian Chamber Music Festival announced that its 2021 Winter Residency will be postponed until 2022 due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases. Read the Full Story >>