SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library will be open on Veterans Day, the 12th. The Library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., so neither the morning nor the afternoon group of "Threes, Fours, & Fives" will meet that day. The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on the 22nd and 23rd, and reopen on Saturday the 24th.
Nov. 15 is "West Virginia Read to Me Day," so we hope you will make time to read to your preschool or elementary age-child for at least twenty minutes today.
A live performance of "The Rumsey Radio Hour" will be held on the 16th from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Opera House, 131 West German Street. All proceeds will benefit the Shepherdstown Library, and tickets may be purchased at the Library, Four Seasons Books, or the Thomas Shepherd Inn. A second show will be held at the Frank Center from 8 to 10 p.m. on the 17th, and will be proceeded by a "Roadkill Caf Gala" at the Wellness Center starting at 6 p.m. Saturday's show benefits WSHC and the Shepherdstown Visitors Center, and details may be found at rumseyradiohour.org/ or by calling (304) 876-2786 or -2783.
The FOSL Book Group will meet in the Library to discuss the novel Serena by Ron Rash at 4 p.m. on November 30. It's an unforgettable story of greed, corruption, and revenge.
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 the Safe Access 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.
Intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Chapel. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 304-876-6244.
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.
"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.
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
South Jefferson Public Library is hosting a reception for all veterans and serving military from 2 to 4 p.m. We will be re-creating a canteen from World War II called the North Platte Canteen. It was in the little town of North Platte, Neb. where local women made servicemen traveling through on the rail lines feel better for just the few minutes they had as they passed thru the station.
Nov. 10 & 11
The 23rd Over the Mountain Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade one of a kind offerings include paintings, cabinetry, jewelry, blacksmith ironwork, basketry, sculpture, stained glass, pottery, photography, folk art and more. The work is a mix of traditional and contemporary American crafts. Map brochurs available at many businesses, at each tour stop and at the tour website: www.studiotourwv.org. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anne Bowers at 304-725-0567.
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.
Dr. Christopher Elmer (Dept. of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering) will be giving a talk at 3 p.m. in the CLS auditorium. The title is: "What is an Applied Mathematician (and Why Would You Want One Teaching You)?"
Nov. 16 & 17
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day. Church located at 950 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry. Our holiday bazaar offers a large silent auction, crafts, homemade soups, sandwiches, bake sale, yard sale and much more. We look forward to welcoming the community to our annual bazaar.
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.