SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Shepherdstown Library will be closed from Dec. 24 through January first. This is a fine-free period: we will waive overdue fines for overdue items returned in our book drop.
Register for our free weekly programs for infants through age twelve between Jan. 6 and 11. Programs begin Jan. 14 through 16, and continue through May 22. For more information, call us at (304) 876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
There will be a French Immersion Story Time for infants though second graders on Monday, January 6 at 4 p.m. in the Library's Children's Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story Time on January 13, also at 4. If you have previously registered your child for one or both of these free monthly programs, which include a story and a craft, there is no need to do so again.
The Library will be open on Monday, Jan. 20, the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you will browse our children's books on the civil rights movement, which will be displayed between Jan. 11 and 20.
Adults are invited to borrow a Kindle Touch, preloaded with a variety of titles. Complete with instructions, a USB cable and a charging adapter, these Kindles may be borrowed for two weeks by permanent residents of Jefferson County. Kindle borrowers must be 18 or older, have a Shepherdstown Library card, and show a driver's license or WV photo ID.
Winter 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.
A screening of Jim Surkamp's film bio about the life of the Shepherdstown poet, Danske Dandridge at the Shepherdstown Opera House at 4 p.m. (Free Admission)
The 5K in Inwood has been rescheduled to today at 11 a.m. Event will take place at the W. Randy Smith Recreation Center, located next to Musselman High School (Inwood) on Rt. 11 south. If you couldn't sign up for the original date, you can still register in person @ the Pizza Oven until 12-31-13 and also sign up on race day from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. Along with other race sponsors, Berkeley County Humane Society will have a booth set up if you care to drop off any supplies that the shelter is in need of. Laundry detergent, bleach, 13 gal trash bags, 39 gal trash bags, kitten dry food, (brown only) and Puppy "pee pads". Pizza Oven will have pizza delivered to the Rec Center for all runners at the end of the race.
Hypnotic Resolutions Workshop from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 4 is National Hypnosis Day and Michelle DeStefano will offer an hour-long workshop-class on reaffirming individual intentions/resolutions for the new year. Participants will recline in a comfortable position on a yoga mat (provided by Harmony if you don't have one) and be guided with positive suggestions in a group hypnotic session. The experience should leave participants feeling positive and more empowered to live their full potential. Please wear comfortable clothing for either/both workshops. Donations will be gratefully accepted for both events, but they are not necessary. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New Street.
Jan. 6, 7 & 8
There will be an exhibit at the Hospice center, in Martinsburg of 26 landscape paintings done by Diana Suttenfield. She has worked on the paintings for about 2 1/2 years, to donate to the new, soon to be open, Hospice facility, in honor of her mother, and step father, who were under Hospice care in 2009 and 2010.
Edgar Cayce -Based Exercises, 6 7 p.m. Come learn Peter van Daam's series of simple lymph-cleansing exercises drawn from the recommendations in the Edgar Cayce readings. Peter refers to this 10 - 15 minute series as "Western Yoga" and it will blend well with your current yoga practice. First-time learners as well as those who've been exposed before will feel right at home. Donations appreciated; half of your donation will go to ARE in gratitude for Peter's work. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New Street.
The 9th annual Foul Shooting Contest sponsored by St. Agnes Church Knights of Columbus will be held at Shepherdstown Middle School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The contest is for all boys and girls ages 10-14. There is no cost to participate. Winners will receive a trophy and a certificate and move on to regional competition. Please obtain a registration form and parental consent form at the school's main office. For more information, contact Bob Rizzo at 304-676-5687.
The annual Wild Beast Feast hosted by Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction, opens at 6 p.m. All hunters and others are welcome to bring their "wild beast" dish to share both for judging and for eating. A guest speaker will be on hand as well and there will be multiple prize giveaways. For more information, contact the church at 304-728-3700.