Shepherdstown Rotary Club Wine-Tasting Dinner

The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown, WV, will hold its annual wine-tasting dinner on Friday, March 10. The event will be held at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown starting at 6:30 p.m. Members of the community are welcome to attend. Admission is $70 per person; $20 of that amount is tax-deductible. The event, now in its 16th year, includes an elegant multi-course dinner featuring wines carefully chosen to complement each course. Wine expert Christina Morris Thornton, of Winesellers Ltd. and The Country Vintner, will preside over the dinner, explaining the history and characteristics of the various wines served. The wines will come from the Inn's award-winning wine list, which contains over 600 different labels. Go to the Shepherdstown Rotary web page at to download an information packet that includes a registration form, the dinner menu with the wine pairings, and details about the Inn's special room rates. You'll find this packet by clicking on "Activities and Events" in the menu on the left side of the page and then clicking on "Wine Tasting Dinner." The wines served, which are always chosen to be affordably priced, will be available for purchase afterwards by the bottle or case. All proceeds from the sale of dinner tickets and wine purchases will be used to help fund Shepherdstown Rotary programs that benefit children and young adults. Dress for the event will be business formal, with black tie optional. Special room rates will be available at the Inn that weekend for those who choose to stay there while attending the event. The deadline for registering is March 7. For more information, contact

Surf and Turf Buffet

Graceland Inn on the campus of Davis & Elkins College will host a special Surf and Turf Buffet from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 2. The menu includes garden salad, New England clam chowder, Chef Mel’s Spicy Coleslaw, shrimp cocktail, steamed Alaskan crab legs, Mahi Mahi with fresh Hawaiian salsa, traditional cubed steak with hearty gravy, cheese tortellini with pesto cream sauce, roasted red bliss potatoes with rosemary, rice pilaf, West Virginia green beans, honey glazed carrots, key lime pie, lemon pound cake, fancy cupcakes, iced tea and coffee. The cost is $28.95 for adults, $9.95 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call 304-637-1600 for reservations.