May 4-6 – See The Fox on the Fairway at the Old Opera House in Charles Town and get a discount on dinner at downtown Charles Town restaurants and on a unique work of art from the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative gallery. For tickets and information, go to http://www.oldoperahouse.org/jos/.
May 4-13 – Jean Heiler Gallery, Old Opera House, Charles Town – Exhibit of the Jefferson County Photography Club.
May 5-6 – Tinware for the Masses. A tinware workshop at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. For information, go to http://historicharpersferry.com/articles/2012.
May5-indefintely – The Shepherdstown Museum in the Entler Hotel, Shepherdstown – 11-5 Saturdays and 1-5 Sundays – New exhibit opens – Voices from the Storm: The War as Shepherdstown Saw It.
May 5 – Appalachian Trail Conservancy Offices – 9AM to 5 PM – Hiking Season Kickoff – Celebrate the arrival of the spring hiking season and the early season thru-hikers in Harpers Ferry. Presentations will include Thru-hiking experiences and Women and Hiking.
May 6 – Book signing at Steam in Harpers Ferry – 2-4 PM – John Lamb, author of A Strange Engine of War: The “Winans” Steam Gun.
May 12 – The Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, 4-mile Run, and Kids Run. For information, go to http://www.harpersferryhalf.org/.
May 12 – Women’s Club Herb Fair and Bake Sale – Harpers Ferry Town Gazebo – 9 AM-3 PM. Sale of plants and herbal goods. Proceeds benefit Harpers Ferry community.
May 19 – Second Annual Victorian Tea at Charmadoah, Harpers Ferry. Three seatings at 11 AM, 1:30 and 4 PM. $12 charge as fundraiser for St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Call Shirley Caniford at 304-535-6922 for reservations.
May 19 – The 11th Annual Ranson Festival – 10AM-4PM – Ranson Civic Center – Music, food and vendors. W. 2nd Street in Ranson.
May 19-20 – Washington Monument State Park, Middletown, MD – Thunder on the Mountain: Artillery in the Battle of South Mountain. Cannon firings at 11AM, 1 and 3 PM.
May 26-27 – Harpers Ferry NHP Event in Lower Town, 10 AM to 4 PM – Stonewall Stopped: Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign – Learn about Gen. Rufus B. Saxton’s successful defense of Harpers Ferry during Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign in 1862. Living history, ranger-led programs, and family/youth activities. www.nps.gov/hafe
June 16 – Harpers Ferry NHP Event in Lower Town, In Defense of Our Nation: The Armory in the War of 1812 – Ranger programs, firing demonstrations, music of the War of 1812.
June 23-24 – Harpers Ferry NHP Event at Bolivar Heights – Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights. Firing demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 PM.
June 30 – Harpers Ferry NHP Event at Storer College campus – 6 PM – John Redman Heritage Concert and Awards, featuring jazz artists Lou Donaldson, Ben Tucker, and the Howard Burns Quartet.
September 16 – Antietam Remembrance Walk: Sharpsburg to Shepherdstown. Ceremonies and a 3-mile walk to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. For details as they develop, go to www.Shepherdstown250.com.
September 17 – The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. For complete schedule of events, go to http://www.nps.gov/ancm/index.htm.