SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
There is still space for your children to attend the Shepherdstown Library's free weekly programs, which continue through May 22. Infants and one-year-olds meet Tuesdays at 10:15 a..m. while the program for two-year-olds is at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays. The "Threes, Fours, and Fives" group is Wednesdays at 11:15, and ages 5 to 12 are invited to join the "After School Program" at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. To register, call us at (304) 876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
The library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 17.
There are seven kits available in the Children's Department, each of which may be borrowed for three weeks. The newest kit is our "Nature in Winter Explorer Pack," with eight paperbacks plus an activity book compiled by Suzanne Taylor of PVAS, the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, with funds from the Nora Roberts Foundation. With glow-in-the-dark winter constellations, instructions for identifying animal tracks, and ideas for feeding wild birds, there are plenty of reasons to be outdoors in winter. Other PVAS packs include one on "Backyard Habitats" (with pocket guides to urban wildlife, West Virginia birds, and more); a "Reptiles and Amphibians" backpack with field guides as well as songs, puzzles, and craft ideas; and an "Insect Explorer Pack" with magnifying viewers, a net, a scavenger hunt bandana and lots more. Two plastic totes are also available: the "Bird Explorer Teachers Kit" has an electronic birdsongs identifier, twelve binoculars, three posters, and lots more supplies for a class. The "Insect Explorer Teachers Kit" includes a card game and a clip art CD, and lets students view the world through 'bug eyes.' For anyone interested in geocaching and letterboxing, we offer an "Explore WV Library Geo-kit," which includes a GPS device. Questions about these family-friendly kits? Call (304) 876-2783, email email@example.com, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
Need 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 to choose from covering a wide area. New vets added. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. 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.
Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle will be offering Free bicycle maintenance classes for kids. The classes will be held on Saturdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle 115 West German Street. during the month of February. Bring your troops and groups. Call 304-876-3000 to set up appointment. Groups must be at least 5 kids and no larger than 12.
Irish Music on Early Instruments with Toss the Feathers-- Bring your Valentine to a lovely, romantic evening of traditional music of Scotland and Ireland played on early instruments with the French/American duo, Toss the Feathers. The duo combines the lively, virtuosic playing of Tina Chancey on fiddle, viola da gamba and other renaissance bowed strings with the sensitive accompaniment of Valerie Loomer on theorbo, renaissance guitar and cittern. The concert is timed a little later than usual to accommodate a sumptuous meal, and takes place in the lovely atmosphere of the stone chapel of St. Peters Lutheran Church. Admission is $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 SMD members, $8 students, Free to Shepherd Students with Rambler ID. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, on the web at www.smad.us.
78 p.m.: Valentine Kirtan with Laura First and Friends: This Valentine's Day Weekend bring your sweethearts and friends to an evening of kirtan-the singing of ancient chants-focused on outward and internal love to heal and inspire our hearts. One of the world's oldest sacred music traditions, kirtan uses ancient Sanskrit mantras that can help quiet the mind and bring one into the center of being. Donations gratefully accepted. Come expecting a surprise! Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street, www.harmonyhealingarts.org.
The Shepherdstown Community Club will host a Valentine's Dinner and program at the War Memorial Building. Come enjoy a dance presentation by Tim Bennett and Amy Wing. Cost is $15 for dinner and program. RSVP to email@example.com.
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., www.harmonyhealingarts.org.
12:30 p.m.: Experience Auricular Acupuncture Get more in touch with your body and release tension through the use of 2 needles in each ear. Once the needles are placed, you may relax either in a chair or on a yoga mat, your choice, and the needles will be removed within 30 minutes. Feel free to come in any time between 1 and 2 pm in order to receive the full benefits of this treatment. Acupuncture is a system of medicine that works on an energetic level to promote balance and harmony to the body/mind/spirit. This is an opportunity to take a little time for yourself to destress and relax. For those new to acupuncture, it's a great introduction to this amazing healing modality. Donations are graciously accepted, but not necessary. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown/www.harmonyhealingarts.org.
45:30 p.m. Tea Time Health Matters. A a free event and open to all. Featured speaker, for the first half will be Michelle DeStefano, licensed acupuncturist and hypnotist. Michelle's topic is "Hypnosis for Health and Well-Being," and she will include a segment on self-hypnosis.During the second half of the meeting, participants will discuss issues of health and healing, from a holistic perspective that incorporates a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. The discussions are always informative and often lively. Hot tea is available in the kitchen. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown/www.harmonyhealingarts.org.
Tri-State Riding Club presents the 2014 Equine Affair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lovettsville (Va.) Game Club, 16 S. Berlin Tnpk, Lovettsville. Come join us for a sale and swap of gently used tack, equestrian clothing, horsey collectibles and other horsey related items. Food Available! Great bargains! Door prizes and speakers throughout the day. To rent space or further information contact Patty Tracy 540-882-4883 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the TSRC website.
Grow some of your own food, save money and make it organic. A Grow Your \Own Organic Food class starts Monday, March 3, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM at the Berkeley County Adult Learning Center in the red brick school, 3635 Winchester Ave, Pikeside and runs six weeks. You can register by calling the Berkeley County Board of Ed at 304-267-3510 ext 3518. For content questions, call Eldon at 304-264-4783.
Coffee and Conversation: Members of the community are invited to join friends and neighbors at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about our "Village" Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL). These sessions are held at a member's home to offer updates about SAIL, a Non-profit member-supported organization whose mission is to enable its members to remain active, connected, independent and in their homes and community as long as possible. Current members are encouraged to attend as well and to bring a guest. If you are interested in becoming a member or just attending for more information, please contact the SAIL office at 304-870-7245. Be sure to
visit our website at www.shepherdstownSAIL.org.