SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Shepherdstown Library will be closed September first to observe Labor Day.
A French Immersion Story Time (for infants through second graders) will be held on Monday, Sept. 8 from 4 to 4:45 in the Library's Children's Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story Time will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, also at 4 p.m. in the Library.
From Sept. 8 through 13, register for our popular children's programs by calling (304) 876-2783, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting us at 100 East German Street. These free programs resume the week of September 15: "Lap Babies and Ones" will be on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and the "Twos" will meet from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The "Threes, Fours, and Fives" program will be moved to Thursdays from 11:15 to noon. Ages 5 through 12 are invited to attend the "After School Program" which will be moved to Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Captivating and mesmerizing are words often used to describe storyteller Susan Strauss, who will appear in a free program on Saturday, Sept. 13, location and time to be determined. She will tell a variety of nature stories in a program for all ages titled "Blessing Stories from the Book of Nature." Visit her website at www.straussstoryteller.com to learn more about this author and environmental educator who has presented programs around the world. Email email@example.com or call the Library at (304) 876-2783 for more information.
The Shepherdstown Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon for staff development.
There will be a free "technology petting zoo" from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Shepherdstown Library for community members! Have you wondered what it's like to read a digital book, and tried to compare the features of various brands of e-readers? Megan Tarbett, Digital Resource Librarian of the WV Library Commission will answer your questions about all kinds of electronic devices. No registration is necessary; feel free to drop in.
Joseph Bundy will portray Osborne Perry Anderson on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at O'Hurley's General Store, 205 East Washington Street in Shepherdstown. Anderson was the only surviving African-American participant of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. Enjoy light refreshments (provided by FOSL, Friends of the Shepherdstown Library) while hearing an exciting eyewitness account from the point of view of this abolitionist.
Sept. 20 is the last day children may bring in a completed summer reading log to receive a packet of thirteen prizes donated by generous local businesses.
The FOSL Book Club will meet Friday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Library to discuss Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.
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.
The Shepherdstown Museum, at the corner of German and Princess streets, is open on weekends from April through October, on July 4, and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Public hours are: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
THE NATHANIEL PROGRAM: 8 Weeks of Meditation & Spiritual Awareness Training will be offered on Tuesday evenings, Sept 30-Nov 18 from 7:30-9 p.m. at a Shepherdstown location to be announced closer to class time. Participants will gradually build to 20 minutes of breathing meditation daily. The class will also explore a wide range of spiritual and religious traditions in search of new perspectives and greater awareness. The course will be taught by Bill O'Brien, M.A., M.Div, spiritual development practitioner . Course fee is $120 for Adults, $80 for Students. Please register by phone at 304-876-6071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Outdoor Yoga at Morgan's Grove Market: Start Saturdays off right! Join us each week for an outdoor yoga flow at Morgan's Grove Market. Please bring your own mat (and maybe even a friend). $10 per person, children must be accompanied by an adult. Morgan's Grove Market is located at 3988 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, 25443 (Right next to Morgan's Grove Park). For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/MorgansGroveMarket.
Shepherdstown Film Society's opening night reception will be at the War Memorial Building from 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by the screening of Charlie Wilson's War at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.
Elk Branch Presbyterian Church on Flowing Springs road at Duffiields will hold a fundraising bake sale and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit 'Meals on Wheels.' Contact Betty Lowe at 304-876-6439 for more information.
South Jefferson Public Library will host the last concert of the Summer Music Series the end of this month. From 3-5 p.m., featuring the music of Jennifer Maghan. We are located at the corner of Church Street and Summit Point Road in Summit Point. You are welcome to bring your lawn chairs or blankets and refreshments - no alcoholic beverages please. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Library Meeting Room. Please call 304-725-2208 for any questions.
The Shepherdstown Community Club will host its annual Labor Day Picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. at Morgan's Grove Park. The event is for the members and friends of the SCC, as well as the public and friends of Morgan's Grove Park. Come to the park and enjoy grilled burgers from Danny Rohrer Meats, as well as hot dogs, sodas, chips and salsa, and, if possible, bring a dish to share. Salads and desserts are welcome. There is a nominal charge for the burgers and hot dogs to help offset the cost.
The famous Rohrersville Band provides entertainment again this year. Bring some friends and share good food, meet neighbors and enjoy the beauty of the community park.
The Historic Shepherdstown Speaker Series will present Dr. Keith Alexander speaking on "History from the Ground Up: What Our Cemeteries Tell Us About Shepherdstown's Past." The presentation, which will be preceded by the organization's brief annual meeting, will take place at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University's Byrd Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church Parish House in Charles Town, located at 221 East Washington St. Come check out the large variety of items and help less fortunate cats and dogs in our area. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Visit the website at www.awsjc.org for more information on this 501(c)3, United Way organization and to view all the wonderful cats and dogs who need loving homes.
Sept. 8 & 9
Beginner Square Dance Classes in Martinsburg start on September 9, 2014 and in Charles Town on September 8, 2014. Square dancing is fabulous exercise for the mind and body, for more info call Ron Sowers at 304-876-1130 or Carl Odell at 304-724-9955.
There is a tree planting event scheduled at Sam Michael's Park. This event is through a Chesapeake Bay Communities grant. Each day will start at 9 a.m. We will be planting and fencing 176 small trees along Job Corps Road. We are looking for volunteers to help plant and fence trees. Those interested are asked to RSVP at email@example.com and bring work gloves, a shovel and needle nosed pliers.