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.
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.
A Photo Exhibit of Jefferson County artists/artisans by Frank Robbins showing now through Nov. 20 at the Fire Hall Gallery in the Visitors Center in Charles Town. Gallery hours - Wed - Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. Opening Reception - Nov. 2nd, 5:30 - 8 p.m., 108 N. George Street, Charles Town.
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.
The Washington Street Artists' Cooperative, the Bridge Gallery and the Shepherdstown Friday Painters will host an exhibit and art sale at the Bridge Gallery, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown beginning with a reception on from 5 7 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 4 to honor the memory of Susan Ford Pritchard, who died this month after a hemorrhagic stroke. The public is invited to attend. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Pritchard family to help defray medical expenses.
St. John's Lutheran Women are hosting the annual Soup and Sandwich Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Luther Hall located at 101 West Martin Street in Martinsburg. Menu includes country ham, chicken salad, ham salad and pimento salad sandwiches, hot dogs, steamers, three kinds of soup and baked goods. Eat in or take out. For more information, call 304-263-9291.
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.
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation will host the second annual Chili-Cookoff and Craft Fair at the community center at Sam Michael's Park. For thosw who want to cook and compete, there is no fee to enter the chili cookoff. Come out to shop, taste and enjoy between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 304-728-3207 for more information.
6-week Pilates Workshop at Jala Yoga on Mondays, from Nov. 5-Dec. 10, 5:15-6:15 p.m., taught by Soozie Kinstler. The cost is $50 for 6 weeks or drop in for $12 ($10 for students). Information: www.jalayogaflow.com
"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.
M. Kay Designs will host a holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 401 Morgan Grove Road. The in home studio will offer home dcor items, holiday gifts, furniture, Christmas ornaments and much more. For more information,, call 304-261-0660.
How We Got the Bible: the Formation, Transmission, and Translation of the Christian Bible" will be the topic addressed by Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers at a forum at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St, at 9 a.m. Myers is professor of Religious Studies at Gettysburg College and holds a Ph.D in New Testament language and literature from Princeton Theological Seminary. The forum is free and open to all. For more information visit: www.spcworks.org.
Second Annual Holiday Vendor Show the Ramada Plaza at Valley Mall, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, Md. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring a variety of vendors & talented local artisans with their original designs in handbags, lotions & oils, jewelry, home decor and much, much more.
Williams Memorial United Methodist Church in Shenandoah Junction will honor all Veterans at a special service. A covered dish dinner will follow the 11 a.m. service.
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.
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.