SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC 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 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.
The Friends of Leeds Corbin will host a fundraiser at 7 p.m. for Leeds Corbin, a local resident, who was hurt in an accident earlier this fall. There will be door prizes, corn hole, basketball, music, tip jars and raffle items with all proceeds going directly to the Corbin family. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ranson Civic Center. For those who wish to make a monetary donation, send to the Leeds Corbin Fund, c/o Bank of Charles Town, P.O. Box 906, Charles Town, WV 25414.
South Jefferson Public Library is hosting a Polar Express Storytime at 2 p.m. Get your ticket when you arrive and join the fun. Hear the story with hot cocoa and cookies. Make a Christmas craft and enjoy coloring and activity sheets.
All in the county are welcomed to travel to Middleway Fire Department to enjoy breakfast with Santa beginning at 8 a.m. and going until 11 a.m. Photos will be taken. Costs are: kids 3-12, $5 12 and over $8.
Lunch with Santa at the Jefferson County Community Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per child which includes lunch, a photo with Santa and a craft. Coem one, come all and kick off the holiday season.
Malcolm Ater will be on hand at Four Seasons Books at 3 p.m. to autograph his newest work, "The Hermitage House Miracle." The book, designed for middle school readers, addresses many issues faced by young teens and preteens in today's world. Especially appealing to boys, Ater suggests that the content addresses many social issues such as bullying, smoking and the adverse effects of alcohol.
South Jefferson Public Library is welcoming Rick Garland's 'Christmas Customs & Traditions' on at 2 p.m. Celebrate this Christmas Season with a very special Song & Stories Sing-A-Long Show that tells you how and where many of our favorite modern day Christmas customs and traditions came from!
A Christmas Cantata will be held at 6:30 p.m.at the Summit Point United Methodist Church, 46 Steptoe Street, Summit Point. All are welcome to attend.
Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department will welcome their new engine into service at a ceremony today at 1 p.m. at the fire station. They will retire another engine as the new one comes on board. The community is encouraged to come out and attend the ceremony.
TUBAChristmas is coming to Shepherdstown on the steps of McMurran Hall beginning at 1 p.m. Visit www.tubachristmas.com for more information.
Holiday Concert with Trio Gallilei at 4 p.m. Rekindling a passion for Early music, this trio melds the elegance of chamber music with the excitement of traditional music. With founding members of the five piece national touring ensemble Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba, and harpist Sue Richards joined by 1997 Scottish fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel on violin; this holiday concert is sure to please all of your family members and be a highlight of this year's celebration. The concert will be held in the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for SMaD members and $8 for children and students, for more info call 304) 263-2531, email Joanie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the web page at smad.us.
A benefit is planned for Dan Tokar, a local blacksmith whose shop, located just behind the old Southern States building, burned last week. Many of you have seen Dan walking quietly from his home to his shop without realizing the talent this man has. He is a kind, gentle soul. He can use our help. 5 p.m.-midnigt at the Train Station with a $10 minimum donation