SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The "After School Program" for ages five and older meets every Thursday from 4 to 4:45 in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department.Scary stories and a Halloween craft are scheduled for Thursdays Oct. 24 and 31.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Trick-or-treaters are welcome to stop by the Shepherdstown Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Nov. 4 and 11: Children (infants through early grade school) 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. These full immersion story times will be held twice a month: programs on the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m. will be in French: November 4. Those held at 4 on the second Monday of each month will be in Spanish: November 11. Parents are asked to register their children for these free story times by calling the Library at (304) 876-2783, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, 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/.
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.
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.
Oct. 19 & 20
It's the Woman's Club Annual Flea Market in Harpers Ferry at our historic clubhouse at 856 Washington St. at 9 a.m. each day. Rain or shine, inside and out, we will have items for sale, including collectibles, framed art, wearables, toys, books, glassware, home goods, whimsy, holiday items and always a surprise or two to make you say "I've just got to have it!"
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 email@example.com. The program will feature Jefferson County Sheriff Reservist Joe Malcolm discussing the Reserve Academy.
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.
Shop for antiques and collectibles at the Station in Shepherdstown on Audrey Egle Drive in historic downtown Shepherdstown, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find Vintage and antique furniture, decorative smalls, linens, garden accessories, jewelry, vintage hats and handbags and other fun one-of-a-kind items.
For directions, go to www.stationatshepherdstown.com. Off-street parking is available.
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.
Canterbury Center, 80 Maddex Drive, will be having their annual Trick or Treat night from 7-8 p.m.
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.
Ricco Gallery will host "Interpreting Nature: Works from a Sculptor and a Painter," an exhibit of art by sculptor Gil Narro Garcia and painter James Shumate, both of Harper's Ferry. Garcia creates sculptures that integrate natural objects-including birds' nests, shells and seeds-with collected objects such as antique dolls and marbles. The natural themes explored in Shumates' paintings include animals, storms and waterfalls. Located at 125 West German St., Shepherdstown (next door to the Press Room restaurant), the gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call the gallery at 304-876-2243 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .