Trifecta of art exhibits for February

The Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV presents a trifecta of art exhibits for February. Three exhibits will run from February 4-28 with a reception on Saturday, February 14 from 4-6pm.

"North Shenandoah Woods", is an exhibit of fine wood crafted art and hand-crafted furniture. The exhibit is curated by Joe Bourgeois, a furniture designer and wood craftsman based in Bunker Hill, WV.

Artists whose work will be exhibited include wood turner Neil Super, wood carver Nancy Streeter, furniture maker Suzanne Ravgiala, wood sculpture Bruce Fransen, furniture designer Joe Bourgeois, and others.

The “Trees” exhibit will be displayed along with the wood craft work in the Art Works main gallery, and will include paintings, photographs, and mixed media work submitted by local and regional artists. The exhibit was juried by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists.

In the Back Space gallery, there will be a selection of work by students who have taken various classes and workshops at the Art Works over the last year. Come and see what people have been learning from our talented teaching artists.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Winter hours are Wed 11-3, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-5, and Sat 11-4. Closed Sun-Tue. For more information email or call 304-620-7277.
When: Wed February 4 - Sat February 28
Where: Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg

Traditional Archery Weekend

Building arrow making functional self bow from carefully selected trees is arguably one the most exciting primitive skills to learn and practice. Participants will start with a “stave” of Carpus Carolinian or American Hornbeam and slowly remove to ultimately turn it into a functional shooting bow. You will learn about the growth rings or early and late wood and their significance to making different types of traditional long and short bows. Each student will learn to use a shaving horse and different bowyers tools to such as hatchets, draw knives, rasps, and cabinet scrapers. During the class we’ll discuss different woods that make good bows, different types of bows used by Native Americans and Europeans, bow making tools and even how to make your own shaving horse from inexpensive materials found at any hardware store. Each student will complete and take home their own bow by the end of this class.

Class includes bow stave and all tools necessary to make your own bow.traditional archery

$85.00 per person

$145.00 for the full weekend with the bow cordage and arrow-making course

The Arrow/Cordage course is designed to compliment/follow the bow-making course but can be taken by itself. Making string for your bow is an important skill to possess and a lot less expensive than buying pre made string from an archery shop. Participants will learn which types of natural and synthetic fibers are best and how to fashion them into effective bowstring. Each student will make a bowstring for their bow of choice to take home with them. Once all bows are complete and ready to shoot each student will begin to a create working functional arrow. We will demonstrate and practice sizing and straightening an arrow shaft, string nocks, fletching with natural feathers and different types of projectile points. Students will also make a deer leg bone point and learn different glues and methods of attaching them to arrow shafts. Time permitting, we will finish the day with a demonstration of how to process out a deer leg for sinew, arrow points, fish hooks and other tools.

$80.00 per person

$145 for the full weekend with the bow-making course
When: Sat February 28 - Sun March 1
Where: North American Bushcraft School, 1455 Providence Church Rd. Hedgesville

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH at the Martinsburg Public Library

Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 PM
President Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed Mr. Ralph Lincoln, a distant cousin of the late president, will tell about his life and his actions during his presidency during the Civil War
When: Sat February 28
Where: Martinsburg Public Library, 101 W King St, Martinsburg, WV 25401

Science at BE-Hive! ROCKS!

Do a science experiment to show how rocks are
formed! + Crystal Rock Candy for
When: Sat February 28
Where: Be-Hive, 205 North Queen Street Martinsburg

You Vow. We Wow:The Ultimate Wedding Experience

Be a Guest at Four Weddings!Introducing a new theme each hour to include:-Signature Cocktail Drinks -Trendy Wedding Cakes-Talented DJs -Elegant Table Linens and Centerpieces-Unique Hors d' Ouevres -Stylish Wedding Dresses and TuxedosEat. Drink.Dance.Plan. While meeting some of the area's most distinguished vendors!
When: Sat February 28
Where: The Historic McFarland House, 409 South Queen St, Martinsburg

Art of Pilates Class At the Berkeley Art Works

Art of Pilates Class at the Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Art Works will offer Pilates classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:30am through the month of March featuring Certified Pilates Instructor Kat Ward.

Pilates is a great way to build better posture, alleviate ailments, tone muscles, and center the mind and body. In this introduction to Pilates we will focus on proper form and toning muscle groups while working towards a more stress-free self.

The classes are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Tuition is $85 and pre-registration is required. For details and online registration visit
When: Sun March 1 - Tue March 31
Where: Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg

First Friday Coffee House Hosts the Rolling Coyotes

The March 6 First Friday Coffeehouse will feature The Rolling Coyotes, a local trio known for their fresh musical approach and crowd-pleasing performances. The event is held at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45 mid-way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7 pm. All open mic participants should be there early to get a slot to perform at one of the area`s premier listening rooms. Up to eight performers can show off their talents during the hour preceding the feature act.

The Rolling Coyotes offer up an Americana palette of songs that conjure up a comfortably familiar landscape of people and places. Set to toe-tapping swing, lazy country blues, folky ballads and more, their sound glides along like a drive in the countryside. They blend a tasteful, and sometimes playful, mixture of guitar, piano, cello, bass, accordion, ukelele, and mandolin to compliment textured vocals and harmonies. Singer-songwriter, Steve Warner has a baritone voice that is soothing, yet passionately expressive. He has garnered numerous songwriting awards and has had songs recorded by several indie artists. The band includes the multi-instrument and vocal talents of Elliot Simon and Andy Mosholder. They have graced many of the area’s premier venues and events.
“Steve Warner will charm you with his amazing charisma, touch you with his amazing songs and lift your spirits with his delightful wisdom. The writing and singing Train of Life, the latest CD by The Rolling Coyotes is about as good as it gets for the genre. They let it all hang out, delivering music that is as much fun as it is entertaining. I look forward to hearing more.” ...Cyrus Rhodes, Indie Music Review. Visit
Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45), Martinsburg, WV 25401. From Shepherdstown, it´s four miles on the right from the four-way stop…just before The Pump House. A $10 donation per person is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner…304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.
When: Fri March 6
Where: Trinity Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45), Martinsburg

Valley Chef Showdown - Pastry Edition

Regional Pastry Chefs stack, frost, and decorate their way to dessert domination. Who will take the cake? You be the judge. For tickets, visit, or call 304.263.1890
When: Sat March 7
Where: The Historic McFarland House, 409 South Queen St, Martinsburg

"Landscape Elements in Drawing Media"

Saturday, March 7; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg

This is an open workshop. Anyone interested in creating landscapes may attend. The workshop will address the elements of perspective, composition, background, foreground, and basics such as methods and techniques of textural expression of foliage, rocks, water, clouds, etc.

Supplies: Students will explore the elements of landscape drawing through varied drawing media. Students will need basic drawing supplies (pencil set, kneaded eraser, ruler, basic drawing paper) – if student wishes for the instructor to supply all of these materials , please notify in advance of workshop, and these will be provided at class for $15 fee.

Tuition $45. Pre-registration Required
When: Sat March 7
Where: Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg

"Dimension and Texture in Art"

Saturday, March 21; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Workshop participants will learn some new and innovative methods and techniques to add interest, dimensionality, and complexity to their art in varied media – including (but not limited to) acrylics, colored pencils and other drawing media.

Supplies: Materials for this workshop will be provided for exercises. ($10 Fee)

Tuition $45. Pre-registration Required
When: Sat March 7
Where: Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg

Open Studio at the Berkeley Art Works

The Open Studio Program is offered in weekly three hour sessions over four weeks starting Tuesday, March 10 and continuing on March 17, 24, and 31, from 1:00 - 4:00pm. For March the instructor during the sessions will be Jean Kellogg

Whether you're working in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, oil, or some combination, artists of all skill levels are invited to come in and enjoy a social and collaborative atmosphere where you can strengthen your skills or try new ideas or techniques with one of our experienced instructors available to provide individualized coaching and guidance.

While this is not a formal instruction program, it's a great opportunity to continue to practice what you have learned in other classes, revitalize those rusty skills, get some help with a stubborn composition, or just take the time for yourself to focus on your artwork with fewer distractions and some expert advice!

The Open Studio for April will be led by Judith Becker on Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

The sessions are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The tuition is $80 for the four sessions. Pre-registration is required. For details and online registration information visit For more information email or call 304-620-7277.
When: Tue March 10 - Tue March 31
Where: Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg

Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Assoc. 2015 Home Show

From: Fri, Mar 13 2015 - 10:00am to Sun, Mar 15 2015 - 6:00pm
The 20th Annual Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association Home Show will be held on March 13-15 2014 at Martinsburg Mall in Martinsburg, WV. This exciting community event includes hundreds of exhibitors along with other complimentary things to see, learn and do. Don't miss it!
When: Fri March 13 - Sun March 15
Where: Martinsburg Mall, 800 Fox Croft Ave, Martinsburg

"Dino-Roar" Children's Day At The Martinsburg Mall!

March 28, 2015 (10:00 am-3:00 pm)
It's "Dino-Roar" at the Martinsburg Mall March 28, 2015 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Everything is FREE!!! Lots of fun for all ages! Face painting, Mask Making, Art Activities ,Games for Children! Moon Bounces, Pony Rides, Entertainment & So Much More!! Also Pre- Kindergarten Registration for Berkeley & Jefferson County Schools.
When: Sat March 28
Where: Martinsburg Mall, 800 Fox Croft Ave, Martinsburg

The Easter Bunny's Arrival! at the Martinsburg Mall

March 31, 2015 -April 5, 2015 Mall Hours
When: Tue March 31 - Sun April 5
Where: Martinsburg Mall, 800 Fox Croft Ave, Martinsburg

The Andersonville Trial at The Apollo

April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26, 2015

As told by Chapman from the NY Daily News: "Wirz, a Swiss immigrant and a doctor, had enlisted in the rebel army, had been severely wounded and, a semi-invalid, had been put in command of this military prison. It was merely a stockade with no shelter from winter or summer, and its food consisted of rough corn bread. In summer, Wirz testified at his trial, a hundred men died there each day…Torn by awful memories and coldly pursued by his prosecutor he [Wirz] maintains that he ran Andersonville as a soldier acting under superior orders." The crux of this stirring play raises the question of when the responsibility of the individual to his conscience transcends any power or authority.

Ticket Info:
When: Thu April 16 - Sat April 25
Where: The Apollo, 128 East Martin St, Martinsburg WV

Chocolate Fest and Book Faire

...coming soon....
When: Sat April 25

Annual Bike Night -Downtown Martinsburg

When: Sat August 15