SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Shepherdstown Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 to observe Labor Day. September is "Library Card Sign-Up Month" so children who are five or older are encouraged to apply for their own library cards, which may be used at eight other libraries.
Register for our popular children's programs from Sept. 10 through 15 by calling (304) 876-2783, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting us at 100 East German Street.
These free programs resume the week of Sept.17: "Lap Babies and Ones" will be on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and the "Twos" will meet from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The "Threes, Fours, and Fives" program on Wednesdays offers parents a choice of 11:15 to noon, or 1:15 to 2 p.m. Ages 6 through 12 may attend the "After School Program" on Thursdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 29 is the deadline to rent space to participate in the "Arts, Attic and Antiques Bazaar" hosted by the Friends of the Library, to be held on Oct. 6 and 7 in the War Memorial Building. Good, salable items are needed for this fundraiser but please visit the Library's Adult Department or call (304) 876-2783 for details on the procedure for donations.
Children are still welcome to submit a completed summer reading log to receive a packet of prizes, and are reminded that the coupons for One Two Kangaroo Toy Store and the Sweet Shop Bakery expire on September 30.
Gently used DVDs for adults and children are requested. Either domestic or foreign films are welcome. Please drop off your donated DVDs at the Library.
The Library Board is seeking suggestions about future uses to be made of our present building at German and King Streets. If you are interested in this Market House Re-Use Committee, or in another committee (which will study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive, which may become the entrance driveway to the new library) please call (304) 876-2783.
Learn 60 languages for free if you have a Shepherdstown Library card and an email address! Just click on the "Pronunciator" link on our homepage at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/. Free downloads of over 1500 Audiobooks and over 1100 eBooks are also available for library patrons from the adjacent link, "AudioBook & eBook downloads," on our homepage.
Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Reduced prices available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets over a WIDE area! For more vets and MORE info: www.baacs.org or 304-728-8330.
Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751.
Come to the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for SALGA YO, a new class with Jeanne Fisher which incorporates the gentle stretching of yoga before and after 30 minutes of Salsa and other Latin-based dance cardio will be held at the Clarion Fitness Center on Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. Call for more information at 304-870-7011.
The Shepherdstown Museum, at the corner of German and Princess streets, is open on weekends from April through October and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Hours are: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, in which it is located. For more information, contact Cheryl Gregory, Historic Shepherdstown's Administrator at 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. During July, the Museum will also be open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shepherdtown Film Society will show "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at Reynolds Hall at 7 p,m. The screening of the film will be preceded by an opening night reception at the War Memorial Building at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free to both events. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
Contra Dance You won't want to miss our first dance of our upcoming season with Ann Fallon calling a lively selection of contras and squares to the music of the Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell and Barb Schmidt on fiddle, Bruce Campbell on bass and Henry Koretzky on guitar. S beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 8. Potluck snacks at the break, bring your favorite summer snack to share! More info, if you need it, is on our web page at smad.us.
Sept.4 and 6
A T'ai Chi class will be offered at Shepherdstown Elementary School 6:30-8 p.m. starting Thursday, September 6, 2012 for nine weeks. A second class is offered starting Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for nine weeks at Wright Denny Middle School 6:30-8 p.m. in Charles Town. To register for either class to improve your fitness and balance, call Adult Education 304-728-9237. For questions on content call Eldon Winston 304-264-4783.
Trinity Episcopal Church's Thrift Shop at 104 South Church Street continues to have its "Bag Sale" this weekend. Fill a grocery bag for just $5! On Sept. 6th- fall clothing will be available.
Concert and Workshops on Old Time Music with Bruce Molsky and the Bee Eaters! We will hold our first concert of the season with old time fiddle master Bruce Molsky and the hot, young, new acoustic group, the Bee Eaters with Grand National fiddle champions Tashina and Tristan Clarridge and hammered dulcimer player, Simon Chrisman at 8 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Details at smad.us/concerts or see the attached brochure for the entire season!
The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Indoor Yard Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, located at 221 East Washington St. Come check out the large variety of items and help less fortunate cats and dogs in our area. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
The first Margaret Anderson Memorial 5K will be held on the towpath at the C&O Canal. The 3.1 mile run/walk will start at Antietam Creek Campground and finish at Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsubrg, Md. All proceeds go to help Anderson's family care for her two young daughters. Anderson, a park ranger, was killed in the line of duty Jan. 1, 2012 in Mount Rainier National Park. Parking, registration and packet pickup at Ferry Hill from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 on day of race; $20 before. For more information or to register, visit www.CanalTrust.org/MargaretAndersonMemorial5K or call 304-676-3257.
South Jefferson Public Library is excited to host local author, Lyn Widmyer for a book talk and signing at 2 p.m. Widmyer will be reading from her new book, "Chasing Cows: I'm Not in the Suburbs Anymore", as well as answering questions and signing copies of her book. Everyone is encouraged to attend and be entertained. South Jefferson Public Library is located on the corner of Summit Point
Road and Church Street in Summit Point. For more information, call the library at 304-725-6227 or visit our Facebook or webpage at www.sojeffersonlibrary.com.
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on ways to prevent heart disease.
The seminar, titled Preventing Your Heart Attack 101, will be held in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. Diet, weight management and cholesterol control are some of the topics that will be discussed. Sign-in for the community mini-medical school program begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program to follow from 7 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered at the conclusion of the seminar.
The 8th Annual Concert for the benefit of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) will be held at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will begin at 8 p.m. Don Oehser and Todd Coyle will provide the entertainment. A $10 donation is requested at the door. There will be free food, adult beverages for a small donation and soft drinks. An auction with Civil War interest is also planned. For more information about this organization, please visit: www.battleofshepherdstown.org.