Calendar of Events Jan. 2
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Shepherdstown Library will reopen on Friday, January 2 from 10 to 4 (also a fine-free day).
Jan. 5-10: There are three ways to register for our free weekly story times for infants through age 12: call (304) 876-2783, email email@example.com, or visit us at 100 East German St. Lap Babies and Ones will meet Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. beginning January 13. Time for Toddlers will be on Tuesdays from 11:15 to noon, also starting the 13th. The After School Program for ages 5 through 12 will be held Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45 and begins Jan. 14. Thursdays from 11:15 to noon is the Threes, Fours, and Fives program, which begins Jan. 15.
Jan. 5: A French Immersion Story Time (for infants through second graders) will be held from 4 to 4:45 in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department at 100 E. German St.
Jan. 12: A Spanish Immersion Story Time (for infants through second graders) will be held from 4 to 4:45 in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department at 100 E. German St.
Jan. 17 and 18: The Rumsey Radio Hour will be presented at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday the 17th and at 2 p.m. on Sunday the 18th. This FOSL (Friends of the Shepherdstown Library) fundraiser is an old-style radio program that will be performed live onstage at Shepherd’s Marinoff Theater, 66 West Campus Dr. For tickets, visit the library at 100 E. German St. or go to foslwv.org, and for details call (304) 876-2783 or visit rumseyradiohour.org.
Jan. 19: The library will be open from 10 to 7 and will offer a display of children’s books about civil rights from Jan. 16 through 19 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
Jan. 30: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler at 4 p.m. in the library.
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.
Fiddle Summit Showcase at 8 p.m.at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. This annual concert presents some of the finest fiddlers from a variety of traditions, including Scandinavian, Klezmer, Irish, Scottish, New England and Appalachian into a showcase concert with some extraordinary accompaniment.
First Friday Coffeehouse rings in the new year with an inspiring West Virginia trio at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7 p.m. All open mic participants should be there early to get a slot to perform at one of the area`s premier listening rooms. Up to eight performers can show off their talents during the hour preceding the feature act. Doug and Shelley Harper, with Dave Fondale, have performed throughout central Appalachia in a variety of prestigious venues including NPR’s Mountain Stage, Tamarack, Theatre West Virginia’s Music in the Mountains in Grandview National Park and The Clay Center, Charleston. Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. A $10 donation per person is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.
Dharma Yoga, noon-1:30 p.m. Harmony yoga instructor Gena Rockwell will offer donation-based Dharma Yoga (levels 2 and 3) classes at the Harmony, located at 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown, at noon. Some prior yoga experience is recommended for the Saturday Dharma Yoga offering: Level 2 is suitable for intermediate students, or those with some yoga experience and in good physical condition. Held: Dec. 20, Jan. 3, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Mar.7, Mar. 21. Level 3 is suitable for intermediate and advanced students, at least one year of yoga experience. No prior Dharma Yoga experience is necessary. Level 3 classes held: Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, Mar. 14. For more information, please contact Gena at 304-582-4830.
Crystal Yin: Winter Season Workshop, 1-3 p.m. Sound-Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well-being and better health. Yin Yoga cultivates a deeper connection to our body, mind and soul. This quiet, grounded practice encourages students to slow down, unite to their breath, open into the deep layers of connective tissue and come back to balance. Suitable for students of all experience levels. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown. Advanced Registration $45. Question/Registrations: Call Ann 304-876-1591 firstname.lastname@example.org or Turi 540-771-0435 email@example.com.
Seasonal Health Chat with Dave Didden, MD, 7:15-8:15 p.m. The theme for this quarterly presentation, with Q and A, is “Dosing Winter: mind/body medicine and immunity.” “Dr. Dave”, owner of Potomac Integrative Health, Shepherdstown, describes his practice as locally grown, family-owned and steeped in the tradition of holistic medcine. The quarterly health chats will focus on mitigating seasonal effects on the body/mind. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown.
FREE Intro to Yoga, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Informal class focuses on basic poses, emphasis on alignment, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Perfect for those curious about taking a yoga class at Harmony Healing Arts Center; also for anyone wanting a refresher about the basics. Questions welcomed! Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown. Offered again Feb. 9.
Squeeze the Bag! Annual Bagpipe Showcase Concert at 8 p.m. in Reynold’s Hall. Four kinds of bagpipes will be featured: the Scottish smallpipe, the quieter cousin of the great highland pipes, the Irish uilleann (or Union) pipes, Northumbrian smallpipes and the Border pipes which are played in the border region between Scotland and England. Co-sponsored with the Upper Potomac Pipers Weekend. Classes available in many kinds of bellows blown bagpipes, flute, whistle and mixed-instruments. More information is on the web page. http://upperpotomacmusic.info/squeezethebag/ Admission: $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 SMD members, $8 students. For more information call the Upper Potomac office at 304.263.2531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Come on out and watch these pipers Squeeze the Bag.
Jan. 17 & 18
After a too-long- interval Rumsey Radio Hour is returning to Shepherdstown with performances at the beautiful new Marinoff Theater at Shepherd University on Saturday,with a 2 p.m. matinee and an 8 p.m. evening performance where beer and wine will be available, and Sunday, at 2 p.m. only. Tickets are on sale now at the Shepherdstown Public Library or on line at www.foslwv.org/ and are only $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. All proceeds will benefit the excellent programming at Shepherdstown Public Library. Seating is limited and these performances sell out so buy tickets now!