SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Our free weekly programs for infants through age twelve will continue through May 23, and resume in September. In mid-June, children may pick up Summer Program reading logs and register for a series of free weekly events. For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the library at 100 East German Street.
The Library will be closed on May 27, Memorial Day.
For information on the F.O.S.L. Book Group, the New Library Project, the Market House Re-Use Committee, or the Safe Access Committee, please call (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.
Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Contact Spay Today, this area's reduced-cost spay and neutering program. NEW vets and MANY locations! For MORE info: 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.
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. On display are 18th and 19th century crafts, other early artifacts, and a replica, made by local craftsmen, of James Rumsey's early steamboat. Inquiries should go to Cheryl at 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Crystal Bowl Concert, noon-12:40 p.m. at the Harmony Healing Center. Ann Craig performs an extraordinary "sound meditation" using eight 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.
Trinity Treasure Kids Preschool invites the community to their annual Fun Fair & Yard Sale. The event will be held on the grounds and in the fellowship hall of Trinity Episcopal Church. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. and is great for families looking for children's clothing & toys as well as household items, books and more! You may also donate quality items to the sale beginning May 1. Shop and then stay for lunch and our children's fun fair! Starting at 10 a.m., hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert foods will be for sale. Bring your children for games, prizes, a cup calk walk and other fun activities. For more information about the Fun Fair or to contribute to this wonderful program please contact Mrs. Mary Lee Blue at 304-876-6990.
Third Annual Victorian Tea Fundraiser for St. John's Episcopal Church, Harpers Ferry. Seatings available at 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.. Cost is $15 per person; $7 children 12 and under. For reservations call 304-535-6922. This is an opportunity to spend time having fun..and stepping back in time. Come sit in a relaxing atmosphere, overlookiing the Shenandoah River, sip some tea and enjoy a full complement of delicious delicacies made by the loving hands of the church women. Scones, various sandwiches, desserts, clotted cream, lemon curd, raspberry jam and a pot of tea.
The Friends of the Shepherdstown Riverfront are having an open house at the historic Mecklenburg Tobacco Warehouse. The building is located on the banks of the Potomac River at the north end of Princess Street in Shepherdstown. Several preservation projects have recently been completed at the warehouse and this is a rare opportunity to see inside the building. Docents will be available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss the many uses the building has had through the years. Additional information about the building and the Friends of the Shepherdstown Riverfront can be found at: www.shepherdstownriverfront.org
May 18 and 19
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m .Sunday. Tea and Tour cost $25; $15 for one or other separately. Friday Painters Group art display and sale on first floor of War Memorial Building. Sponsored by Shepherdstown Community Club. Visit www.backalleygarden.org.
Move into Wellness, 4:45-6 p.m., at Harmony Healing Center. Board-Certified Polarity Practitioner Jenna Newsome takes you through a transformative series of movements to your body's inner health. Polarity Yoga's blend of ancient eastern and modern western medicine utilizes energy principles to awaken your innate well-being. It balances all of the mental, emotional and physical bodies, harmonizing you with your life. This four-week series, began Sunday, May 5. Cost is $10 per class..
May 23 and May 30
As part of an ongoing effort to serve our community by providing instruction about things that interest people, Oakland Church in Charles Town is offering two workshops, one on book writing and another on publishing. This workshop is in conjunction with author/publisher Lauren Carr of Acorn Book Services. Carr will conduct two workshops at Oakland Church: Book Writing: 10+ Most Common Mistakes Made By New Writers on Thursday: May 23, 7-9 p.m. and Book Publishing: How to Be a Successful Author Without Getting Dressed on Thursday, May 30, 7-9 p.m. The cost for each workshop is $10. Students who sign up for both workshops pay only $15. Anyone interested in signing up for a course may do so at the church office or they may register and pay online on the church website at oakland-church.net.
Yoga Meets Dance, 6-7 p.m. at Harmony Healing Center. Yoga Meets Dance is easy-to-do, transformational dance, gentle yoga and meditation. All ages, shapes and sizes are welcome. Dissolve stress. Refresh your mind. Move and groove. The benefits of Yoga Meets Dance class reach beyond the physical, restoring a deep sense of
well-being to your body, mind and spirit.Suggested donation, $10; students, $5.
Tea Time Health Matters, 4-5:30 p.m. at Harmony Healing Center. Join local family doctor, Dave Didden, MD who will host "Tea Time Health Matters," a free, once-a-month health "chat" at Harmony
Healing Arts Center, beginning Saturday, May 25. Dr. Dave will focus on healing and the power of integrative health and therapeutic connections. He will offer a holistic perspective on health, well-being, disease, and death; and perhaps teach a few skills about nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction. Dr. Dave will illustrate appropriate, informed use of preventive and therapeutic interventions such as medication, surgery, and other modalities of the medical industry. Free event open to all.
The town of Bolivar presents Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bolivar Community Park on Washington Street. Mike Gellar Jazz Trio will perform at the free concert. For more information, visit www.bolivarwv.org.
Flower Fest to be held at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plants for sale as well as sandwiches and raffles. Master gardeners on hand to answer gardening questions. Benefits outreach projects for women and children.
The class of 1953 of Shepherdstown High School will celebreate their 60th anniversary with a luncheon at 12 noon at Bethesda United Methodist Church, Molers Crossroads. Please call Linda Carter at 304-876-6435 or Clara Staubs at 304-274-3370 by May 23 if you plan to attend.
June 7 and 8
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting the Mid-Atlantic Region Volunteer Monitoring Conference June 7-8 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. The conference will include a wide variety of sessions on policy, stream monitoring issues, communication and ways to expand and sustain local monitoring programs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing financial support to the conference. For more information, contact the DEP's Tim Craddock at 304-926-0499 (ext. 1040), Timothy.D.Craddock@wv.gov; Glenn Nelson at 304-926-0499 (ext. 1710), Ronald.G.Nelson@wv.gov; or go to: www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/getinvolved/sos/stories/Pages/EPAVolMonConf.aspx.
New Street United Methodist Church will be holding a dinner from 5:30 - 8 p.m. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and drink. Cost for the meal will be $12.50 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Baked goods will also be available.
Chartered Bus Trip to Baltimore sponsored by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. We will visit the Maryland Historical Society museum special temporary exhibit on Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (1785-1879). We will begin the day with a customized bus tour of Baltimore's historic sites and lunch at Peabody Court Hotel. Cost is $80 per person all inclusive. Seating is limited to the first 50 paid reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Cheryl Brown at 304-876-3817 or send an email to Kathy Sholl at email@example.com.