SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
Children are invited to visit the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department to hear stories and songs performed by students from Shepherd University's Language Department. The first in a series of free monthly programs completely in Spanish for infants and older kids will be on Monday, Oct. 14 at 4. These full immersion story times will be held twice a month: programs on the second Monday of each month will be in Spanish, and those held at 4 on the first Monday of each month will be in French. Parents are asked to register their children by calling the Library at (304) 876-2783, emailing email@example.com, or visiting the Library at 100 East German Street. Picture dictionaries, bilingual books, CDs, DVDs, and other foreign language materials for children and adults may be borrowed. Anyone with a Shepherdstown Library card can learn 80 languages for free using the link to "Pronunciator" on the Library's homepage: www.lib.shepherdstown.w.us.
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.
Yoga Meets Dance is a combination of gentle yoga and free-form dance, a fun way of working out. Unwind, let go and express yourself through movement. No experience needed. All ages, shapes and sizes are welcome! For more info visit www.yogameetsdance.com. Agi Fejer is a nationally certified yoga instructor. Donations are gracefully accepted. (Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown/www.harmonyhealingarts.org) Also meets Oct. 25 from 6-7 p.m.
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.
Citizens Fire Company invites the public and press to attend the Annual Open House in honor of National Fire Prevention Week. The National Theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week is "Prevent Kitchen Fires."Open House begins at 1 p.m., with demonstrations throughout the day including a live-fire demonstration and rural water supply display as well as Sparky the Fire Dog, moon bounce, food and refreshments, fire extinguisher training and a smoke detector information booth.
Community Party at the Station at Shepherdstown. Everyone is welcome. Music by the Danny Tait Trio, refreshments provided. Donations toward preservation of this treasured community space will be gratefully accepted. All aboard! See you there! 6-8 p.m.
Representatives of "Community Correctional Services Committee of Washington Co. MD" and the "Alternatives to Violence Project" will be at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Fellowship Hall (100 W. Washington St), at 4:30 p.m. to answer questions and sign-up volunteers for training. The forum is co-hosted by the Rev. Randall Tremba, Dr. David Didden and Bill Carrigan. "Those who bring hope to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
Join Teri Biebel, author of the blog snarkfestblog.blogspot.com/ and co-author of the book I Just Want to Pee Alone, for a Moms Night Out celebrating fun, friendship, motherhood and being able to pee alone. All ladies are invited (whether you're a mother or not) to join the fun at Domestic 117 W. German St. from 7-10 p.m. For more information, email: email@example.com.
10th Annual "All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Dinner; New St. United Methodist Church, at the Corner of New and Church streets; Serving from 5 to 7 p.m..; Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Roll, Dessert & Beverage; Adults: $7, Children (ages 3 to 12): $4; Carry-Outs will be Available.
The Annual Membership Meeting of the Elmwood Cemetery Association will be held on at 7 p.m., at the St Agnes Parish House, Shepherdstown.
Crystal Bowl Concert at noon: 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. (Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown/www.harmonyhealingarts.org)
Gerrardstown United Methodist Church, 1781 Gerrardstown Road, will host a fall buffet dinner, with country ham and turkey, from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $12 per adult; $6 for children under 10; and children under 3 eat for free. For more information, call 304-229-5129.
Piano music from a Bygone Era with Jacqueline Schwab at 3 p.m. 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.
The Shepherdstown Community Club will offer their monthly dinner and program starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Club's War Memorial Building. Ticket cost is $15. Reservations are requested but not required. To reserve a seat, call 304-702-3026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shepherdstown Community Club presents The Vampire's Ball, a costume ball featuring Chelsea McBee and The Random Assortment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Club's War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St. $15 for singles, $25 for couples. Beer and wine bar, Tarot card reading and much more.
A yard sale with scrumptious baked goods and children's games will be held by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, NSDAR, of Shepherdstown. The location is Dominos Pizza, 8309 Shepherdstown Pike beginning at 8 am. Sale proceeds and donations will benefit a West Virginia disabled veteran by purchasing a special "all terrain wheel chair" for which there is a great need.
The annual Haunted Hallway is back for another scary adventure. Located at the Shepherdstown Community Club's War Memorial Building, the 'Hallway' is a Halloween favorite! In addition to Halloween Night, the Hallway will be open in conjunction with Boo! Fest on Sat., Oct. 26.
The Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) is hosting a fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Community Club. "OLD FOSL'S ROCK" will recognize and honor those who have been pioneers, founders, supporters and advocates of the library since the late 1990's and beyond. For those interested in making a contribution in the name of an honoree, FOSL will accept donations and publish the names of those making donations in the evening's program. Donation forms are available at the library.