SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Market House Re-Use Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 2 at the Shepherdstown Library; the public is invited to attend. Please call (304) 876-2783 for the date of the October Library Board meeting.
Children ages five and older are invited to a "Modern Pop Art Experience" on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. New York artist Michael Albert will give everyone a free autographed gift, and each child will go home with a recycled art masterpiece. Please pre-register for this special After School Program by calling (304) 876-2783, emailing email@example.com, or visiting us at 100 East German Street. Other After School Programs in October will feature scary stories and Halloween crafts for ages 6 to 12 and run from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays.
The Library will be open on Columbus Day, Oct. 14. The F.O.S.L. Board will meet at 2 p.m. that day; call (304) 876-2783 for the location.
During Teen Read Week (Oct, 14 -19) we will be giving out "My Life. My Story. What's Your Story?" bookmarks. Please stop by to browse our many new Young Adult books.
The F.O.S.L. Book Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the Library. Affrilachia: Poems by Frank X. Walker and the novel Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake will be discussed.
Join Children's Librarian Lilly Bauer for a Halloween costume parade and story time on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Children who are infants through age five, home schooled kids, plus their families and friends are all welcome to meet outside the Shepherdstown Library at 100 East German Street. If it rains, the parade will be cancelled but the story time will still be held. For details, please call (304) 876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children registered for Miss Pam's programs are invited to wear their Halloween costumes during her "Threes, Fours, and Fives" programs on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Fall is a great time to get the cat or dog spayed or neutered! Contact Spay Today, our area's non-profit, reduced-fee spay and neuter program. Many vets over a wide area -- new vets added! Contact Spay Today: 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. Inquiries should go to 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Calling all former hoopsters. We are starting a womens (age 30+) pick-up basketball night on Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Clarion gym in Shepherdstown. Knowledge of the rules and experience required. Play will include 1/2 court 5x5 and 3x3 games. Cost is $5/hr. Also, recruiting women ages 50-55, 55-60, 60-65 and up, to form basketball teams that will represent West Virginia in the National Senior Games. For more info. contact Wendy (Whitehair) Lochner at: email@example.com or Teace Noel at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival begins at Sam Michael's Park. The festival runs from now through Sunday offering a vast array of crafts and foodstuffs made by artisans from around the country. For more information, contact the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
The popular Taste of Home Cooking Show returns for another year to the area, this time to be held at the Ranson Civic Center. The event features cooking demonstrations, recipes and cooking tips and tricks. Attendees will receive a gift bag with coupons, samples and a cookbook. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 each.
The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will host a fall Rabies Clinic at the Tractor Supply in Charles Town from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dr. Mike Gallup, DVM of Blue Mountain Home Pet Care will be vaccinating dogs and cats over three months of age. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. There will be a secure, enclosed area available to safely vaccinate cats. The vaccination cost is $10 for each pet. Bring prior shot records and owner identification for faster registration. A pet's first vaccination is for one year. For more information or to view pictures of pets ready to be adopted, visit the AWS web site at www.awsjc.org.
A free Basics of Building a Rain Garden workshop will be held at Bolivar Community Children's Park at 10 a.m. Learn garden construction, soil testing, maintenance and more. To register, call Laura Whittington at 304-535-2476.
Huge yard sale to benefit Jefferson County Meals on Wheels at Charles Town Presbyterian Church beginning at 8 a.m. Soups and other food items available.
Contra Dance: Dave Colestock calls lively contras to the fine fiddling of Elke Baker with Larry Unger on guitar and banjo at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMDmembers, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us .
The Shepherdstown Community Club is sponsoring its annual book sale at the War Memorial Building at King and German streets in Shepherdstown. The sale starts with a wine and cheese preview reception on Thursday Oct. 10 (6-8 p.m., $10 admission). It continues with no entry fee on Oct. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Over 20 categories of books. All proceeds from the sale go to the maintenance of The War Memorial Building and Morgan's Grove Park. Books in saleable condition are being accepted at the War Memorial Building (German and King streets) anytime between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Oct. 7-10. Sorting of books occurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Oct. 7-10. Volunteers are welcome to help with sorting.
32ns annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance sponsored by the Sons/Daughters of Italy in America, Dan Di Mucci Lodge No. 2465 at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown, Md.. $35 per person. Call Bob Rizzo at 304-676-5687. Guest speaker will be Nick Casey.
Middleway Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission, parking and most activities are free. The outdoor festival features many children's activities, including free rides on the Kiddie Train. Food, beverages and retail gifts will be for sale by several local organizations. Most of the events take place on East Street Sponsored by the Middleway Conservancy.
Bunker Hill Train Club Show, the largest train show in the tri-state area will be at the Ranson Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show features scale model trains and railroad memorabilia. There will be a running Thomas the Tank Engine display for children to enjoy.