Calendar of Events Jan. 16
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 your cat or dog spayed or neutered? Contact Spay Today, our area’s non-profit, reduced-price spay and neuter program. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. Choose from 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, 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: Eight Weeks of Meditation & Spiritual Awareness Training will take place on Wednesday afternoons, Jan. 28-March 18, 2015, from 3-4:30 p.m. To receive a flyer with more information email Bill O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org . To register, phone 304-876-6071.
Crystal Bowl Concert, noon-12:40 p.m. 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. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown.
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 email@example.com. Come on out and watch these pipers Squeeze the Bag.
Dharma Yoga Level 2, 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, on Saturdays at noon. The next Saturday class is a Level 3, suitable for intermediate and advanced students, at least one year of yoga experience is required. No prior Dharma Yoga experience is necessary. For more information, please contact Gena at 304-582-4830.
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!
Shepherd Village invites all at 6 p.m. to a pot luck dinner in the Fellowship Hall for those who would like to know more about Shepherd Village, a new co-housing community to be located in Shepherdstown across from the Day Care Center. This will be an over 55 community, with one level living in handicapped accessible homes. A common house will provide space for community activities for all residents. Dinner at 6, presentation at 7 followed by questions and answers. All are invited including friends. Please sign up if you plan to attend. Please contribute a covered dish.
The Shepherdstown Community Club will hold the annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial Building. The meeting will include a recap of a successful year 2014, upcoming events for 2015, nominations for new board members and an opportunity to renew membership for 2015.
Winter Seasonal Flow Workshop, 2-4 p.m. Vata balancing practice part 2-Staying vibrant in the midst of the Winter season. Workshop will include : Ayurvedic techniques to improve psychological health, agni (digestive fire) stimulating vinyasa yoga practice, nurturing restorative yoga and yoga nidra, and chanting and meditation techniques to improve mood and mental focus. Vata balancing tea will be served. Suitable for all levels. Stay tuned for registrations details. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown. For more information, please contact Gena at 304-582-4830.
Fellowship Bible Church will host their annual Wild Beast Feast at Ranson Civic Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to the public to attend. Door prize drawings include the giveaway of five guns. Steve Chapman will be the motivational speaker for the evening. For more information about the dinner/event, contact the church at 304-728-3700 or visit www.fellowshipwv.org.
The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host a Sweetheart Dinner and Dance on Friday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Ranson Civic Center. Dinner tickets are available for advanced sale only and dinner menu choices include steak or chicken, tossed salad, baked potato, green beans and desert at a cost of $30 single or $50 couple. Music for the dance will be provided by Cazhmiere. Tickets for the dance portion only are $20 at the door. To purchase advanced tickets, stop by the JCCOA offices at 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson, or call 304-725-4095.
Come support the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County by enjoying a delicious buffet, silent and live auctions and raffles to benefit the Society’s renovations of the existing cat rooms. The Sixth Annual Purrfect Valentine Buffet is being held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5:30-10 p.m. in the Skyline Ballroom. Tickets are $50 per person and are available by calling Anne-Marie at 304-725-2198 or Dottie at 703-509-0986. Reserve tickets today! For more information on this event, the society or to view pets needing homes, visit the AWS web site, www.awsjc.org.