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.
"A Photographic Impression of Jefferson County": An invitation to come and see what Jefferson County looked like in the late 1970s and early 1980s will be exhibited at the AHA! Fire Hall Gallery, 108 North George St., Charles Town from now through Jan. 26. The exhibit features the photography of Hali Taylor.
Pedal & Paddle is offering free bicycle maintenance classes for girl scouts and boy scouts starting now thru the end of March. The classes will be held Saturday mornings 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Due to limited space each class is limited to 10 kids per class. We will go over the parts of a bike, regular bike maintenance and how to change a flat tire. Please do not bring bikes for the class. You must make and appointment to attend the class. Please contact Eddie at 304-876-3000 to make an appointment.
6-7 pm; Yoga Meets Dance with Agi Fejer; Everyone can be a unique dancer; actually, you already are! Yoga Meets Dance can help you to discover your natural ability while it gives you a powerful tool to increase body-mind harmony and general well-being. It's a synergy of gentle yoga and expressive dance that gradually builds from beginning to end. Movement, music and guided meditation go hand in hand during this class, leaving you feeling energized and relaxed at the same time. Whether your New Year's goal is to be fitter or to feel more joy, you'll find YMD inspiring and satisfying. Dates:
January 11 & 23, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, between 6-7 pm at Harmony Healing Arts, Shepherdstown, WV. Donations are gracefully accepted.
6-7 p.m.; Pay-What-You-Can free-form yoga-dance class with Agi Fejer; suitable for ALL levels! Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.
Good Shepherd Caregivers will hold a Spaghetti Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall.
Menu includes spaghetti (with or without meatballs), salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee and beverages. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children (under 5 are free) and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd's provision of free services for seniors and those with disabilities. For more information, please call (304) 876-3325.
Tarot on Wings : 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the Wings of Dreams, 139 W. German Street, Shepherdstown. There are big things a-brewing at On the Wings of Dreams, including store discounts and a raffle to benefit the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, come see what's a-brewing in your own dreams for 2013 with guidance from the Tarot. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can call the shop at (304) 876-0244 to request a specific time for your reading.
At 2 p.m., The Bridge Gallery, at 8566 Shepherdstown Pike, will host a Creativity Presentation and workshop with Rebecca Grace Jones. On display at the gallery will be a number of the various pieces Rebecca produced from an array of materials and using diverse techniques. She will describe the processes behind many of the pieces, talk about the highlights of her experience and how the book did, indeed, change her life. For additional information contact The Bridge Gallery at (304) 876-2300. This event is open to the public at no charge. Please call and let us know if you plan to attend, refreshments will be served and it should be a fun and inspirational afternoon.
7:15-8:30 p.m.; Michelle DeStephano and Bob Cronin combine their skills to present "Journeys in Meditation," an exploration of meditation techniques that will enable participants to discover what works best for them. Meditation benefits are many, and include self-enrichment, self-awareness and self-empowerment. Cost: $80 for full package or $15 per class. Sign-up at the first class, Jan. 16. Subsequent classes will be held: Jan. 23 and 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27. For more info, please contact Michelle at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes held at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.
Shepherdstown Planning Commission to meet at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The purpose of this Special Meeting is to hear and discuss a Presentation of recommended revisions to Ordinance 9-210 Signs.
12-12:40 p.m.; Third Friday Singing Bowl Concert with Ann Craig at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St. Donations appreciated.
6-7 p.m. Kitchen Herbs for Winter Wellness (free) Join herbalist Ashley Starnes to learn how to eat your way into health in the new year. Find out how garlic, ginger, rosemary, horseradish and cinnamon can bring wellness into your kitchen this winter. Donations gratefully accepted.
Squeeze The Bag: Classes for flute, guitar, bodhran, and 5 different kinds of bellows-blown bagpipes plus mixed instrument workshops in a variety of traditions. Concert, jams and more... upmw.smad.us/squeezethebag/.
Almost Heaven Event,: The Jefferson County Organization of Democratic Women announces Simone Campbell will be their keynote speaker at this years annual "Almost Heaven" event at 6 p.m. at the Skylight Restaurant and Ballroom in Charles Town Casino. Sister Simone Campbellof "Nuns on the Bus" fame is an activist for social justice. Local singer songwriter Kipyn Martin will provide entertainment. Tickets can be purchased by calling Pat Taylor at 304- 728-9991 or Laura Storm 304- 261-5293.