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 Community Club book sale begins today with a preview from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost of admission is $10 and the evening features light refreshments. The sale continues through Saturday and Sunday with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
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.
The Canterbury Center will offer trick or treat on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. at their facility at 80 Maddex Drive. Come in costume, bring a bag and trick or treat with the center residents. For more information, call 304-876-7422.
Crystal Bowl Concerts from 6- 6:40 p.m. Ann Craig performs an extraordinary "sound meditation" using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted.
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.
A "Weight-loss & Healthy-living Club" is now forming and will have its first meeting beginning at 11 a.m., at Harmony. The club will meet every other Saturday thereafter. Organizer Teresa Holmes-Lindsey, of Full "Steem" Ahead Life Coaching & Mentoring, sees the club's mission as "a journey to weight-loss and fitness." Meetings will feature fitness and wellness workshops, guest speakers, exercise, healthy-recipe contests, cash pay-outs to the "biggest loser" and much more. For more information, contact Ms. Holmes-Lindsey at 304-886-8777.
"Meditations For Peace," Piano Improvisations by Sam Jannotta will be held from 8-9 p.m. at the
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.
The Rotary Club of Charles Town will host their annual Christmas for Charities Dinner at the ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Tickets are $40 per person with funds raised for a variety of local charities including the Jefferson County Community Ministries, the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic and others. Contact any Rotary member for tickets. The evening also includes a live auction offering great vacations, sports packages and more as well as several games of Express Bingo with the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses and restaurants.
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.
A Craft Fair & Family EXPO will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Quality Hotel in Harpers Ferry. This great event offers many fabulous gifts for the holidays. No admission fee and attractions may include: free Pony Rides & Face Painting, Mascots, Crafts for kids (including sand bottles), kid's shopping table (have them bring their piggy bank change), fire engine, food and more. Over 30 prizes to win, Freebees, Samples, Shopping and fun for all ages. The first 100 families will receive a bag full of freebees including free meals and discounts for several local restaurants, coupons, pens and more.
St. James' Lutheran Church of Uvilla, (4328 Shepherdstown Pike) invites the community to a dedication service on at 11 a.m. This special worship will celebrate the church's newly renovated and expanded fellowship hall with the Honorable Bishop Ralph Dunkin presiding. A reception will follow in the new hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.