SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library Board is seeking suggestions about future uses to be made of our present building at German and King Streets. For information about a committee which will study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive, which may become the entrance driveway to the new library, please call the Library at (304) 876-2783.
Need ideas for Halloween costumes or parties? Books for all ages will be on display all month in the Children's Department. Ages 6 through 12 are invited to hear scary stories and create spooky crafts Thursdays at 4 p.m. all October.
The FOSL Book Group will meet in the Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.
There will be a Halloween costume parade for all of the children attending Library story times, plus homeschoolers and friends on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Meet outside the Library at 10:30 a.m., or if it is raining, meet inside the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church at Church and German streets.
Children attending the Threes, Fours, and Fives program are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to our morning and afternoon groups on Oct. 31.
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.
Does your cat or dog need to be spayed or neutered? Reduced rates available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets! MANY vets participating in a WIDE area!! For more info and a list of vet clinics: 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.
The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Apple Pie Baking Contest will be held at the Historic McFarland House.
Goose Route Arts Collaborative presents "HouseHeadquartersHospitalHome," a Dance for Pry House on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, at 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 21. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.gooseroute.org.
Oct. 20 & 21
Harpers Ferry Women's Club will host their annual Flea Market on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Come search through the treasures and assist the Club in their largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds are provided to a variety of local charitable organizations.
The 9th Annual Spaghetti Supper All You Can Eat at New Street United Methodist Church, Corner of New & Church Streets, Shepherdstown Dining Hall, Lower Level Serving Times are from 5 to 7 p.m. Spaghetti, roll. Salad, dessert and beverages. Cost is Adults: $7; Children, 3-12: $4. Carry out available.
South Jefferson Public Library will hold a genealogy class 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Don Watts will present a "How to" Family History class for anyone interested in learning how to start researching their family history or find more information about their family tree. This class is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 304-725-6227 or visit our webpage at www.sojeffersonlibrary.com or our Facebook page.
Calling all Jefferson County students and teachers, families, businesses, health providers, and interested groups to join the Eastern Panhandle Trailblazers Association and the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in a community walk along a potential new Connector Trail from the Lower Town of Harpers Ferry along Potomac Street Extension to River Riders Camp Ground, about 1.4 miles of flat terrain and spectacular river views. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at National Park Visitor's Center. Bring a lunch.
Attend the spaghetti dinner between 5 and 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Trinity Episcopal Church. You won't want to miss this meal deal featuring unlimited spaghetti, salad, rolls and drinks for only $7.00 per adult, $3.00 kids age 3-11 and kids 2 & under are free. A baked goods table will provide sweet treats for a small donation. Additionally, a silent auction will be held featuring homemade crafts, gift baskets, gift certificates and more. Please come out and support Treasure Kids, a Christian Pre-school dedicated to meeting the needs of every family. For more information about the dinner or to contribute to this wonderful program please contact Mrs. Mary Lee Blue at 304-876-6990.
Nov. 17 & 18
The Valley Craft Network Studio Tour offers 12 artisans and crafts persons at 9 stops in nearby Boonsboro, Keedysville and Middletown who will open their studios filled with one of a kind, made in Maryland creations on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the 31st Valley Craft Network Studio tour. Offerings include clothing and accessories, pottery, wood products, yarn, paintings and more. For a map and more information go to www.valleycraftnetwork.org or pick up a brochure from Dickinson and Wait or Hipnocoffee.