SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
Exploring the Pelvic Bowl with Melanie Climis, 6-7 p.m., free, open to all. Join us for gentle movements and hands-on exploration to improve your consciousness of how your pelvis is structured, what it does and does not like to do, and what kind of stories it has to tell you. Wear
comfortable clothing and bring your most curious self. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street.
Sept. 28 and 29
The Charles Town Library's Annual Fall Book Sale will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. Friends of the Charles Town Library (see our website for information on becoming a Friend - www.ctlibrary.org/octl) will have a half hour to buy books before the sale opens to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The sale reopens on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Books in all subject areas, from bestseller to oldies, but goodies and everything in-between, will be for sale. Hardbacks are $2; trade paperbacks, $1 and mass market paperbacks, $.50. Fill a bag with books for $10, two bags for $15, three bags for $20, etc.
The South Jefferson Public Library offers another in its series of "Music at the Library" performances. Set Theory, featuring special guest Chris Vadala, will perform a free concert on the lawn of the library beginning at 3 p.m. The library is located at 49 Church Street, Corner of Church and Summit Point roads, in Summit Point. The audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and to please refrain from smoking on library property. Refreshments will be served. Come early to experience local artist William McGinnis exhibit acrylic paintings in the library's meeting room. For additional information contact Sue Floyd, the program coordinator, at email@example.com or by calling the library at 304-725-6227.
Good Shepherd Caregivers will hold their 5th annual Tastes From Around the World at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful evening of finely prepared international delicacies with complementary wines. Proceeds help provide free volunteers services to older or disabled residents of Jefferson County. Tickets are $60 or $100 for two. RSVP today by calling 304-876-3325.
The Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee (JCDEC) will host its first ever Family "FUN"Raiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. The event is open to the public and offers a great opportunity to meet Democratic candidates in a fun-filled, family-oriented atmosphere. Free food and drinks, music and games for the kids will be provided. For more information, call or stop by Democratic Headquarters at 304-885-0039; 111 N. Charles Street in downtown Charles Town. Additional information on candidates and other democratic party events in Jefferson County can be obtained at www.jcdems-wv.org.
The Jefferson County Museum will hold its eighth Annual Antiques Appraisal Fair on
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the library/museum complex at the corner of Washington and N. Samuel streets, Charles Town. Bring in your antiques for verbal appraisals by a team of appraisers covering the areas of the Civil War, militaria, coins and paper money, Americana, books and documents, fine jewelry, art pottery, and textiles. Led by certified appraiser Mark Grove, A.S.A. Appraisal of 1 or 2 items-$5 each; 3 items-$12; each additional item-$3. For information, call 304-725-8628 or email the museum curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers will hold its annual corporation meeting at 7 p.m. on at Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall. All members are urged to attend and the public is welcome. A reception will immediately follow.
An Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Healing hosted by the Shepherdstown Episcopal Church will meet from 7-8 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. This is a new service of prayer, song and healing. For more information, please call the Rev. Susan MacDonald at 301-667-1165.
Candidates running for State Delegate Districts 66 & 67; County Commission; and Assessor will participate in a candidate forum from 7 9 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.
Middleway Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission, parking and most activities are free. The outdoor festival features many children's activities, including rides on the Kiddie Train, face-painting by Susie the Clown, a petting zoo, and (for a small fee) pony rides. Everyone can enjoy narrated wagon rides through the historic village; demonstrations of local crafts, including blacksmithing and weaving; and a variety of exhibits. Both a "Chinese Auction" (an item-by-item raffle) and a silent auction will offer a selection of unusual items. The Craggy Island Singers and LowBrau Highballers will provide live traditional music.
The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Apple Pie Baking Contest will be held at the Historic McFarland House. To register call Jan Angus at 304-283-0367 by October 12.