Calendar of Events Jan. 30
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
For publicizing each week, through February: Register for free weekly story times for infants through age 12: call (304) 876-2783, email “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com , or visit the Shepherdstown Library at 100 East German Street. Lap Babies and Ones meets Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Time for Toddlers is on Tuesdays from 11:15 to noon. The After School Program for ages 5 through 12 is held Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45. Thursdays from 11:15 to noon is the Threes, Fours, and Fives program.
Feb. 11: On Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. there will be a special Valentine’s Day program for ages three through five presented in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department. This free program will include stories and a craft with Miss Christy. Later that day, ages five and older are invited to learn to make pop-up valentines during a story time with Miss Anne from 4 to 4:45. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the Library at 100 East German Street, or call us at (304) 876-2783.
Feb. 16: The Shepherdstown Library will be open from 10 to 7 on Monday, Feb. 16, Presidents’ Day. There will be a display of children’s books in celebration of Black History Month, as well as books about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
Feb. 27: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss The Good Lord Bird by James McBride 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, through March 18, 2015, from 3-4:30 p.m. To receive a flyer with more information email Bill O’Brien at email@example.com. To register, phone 304-876-6071.
Special Crystal Bowl Concert. 6-6:40 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.
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.
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. The next Level 3 class will be on Feb. 14. For more information, please contact Gena at 304-582-4830.
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; also for anyone wanting a refresher about the basics. Questions welcomed! Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St.
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.
A community choir fest in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature the Shepherdstown Elementary chorus, Shepherd University students and several Shepherdstown churches, at 4 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Rt. 480 (across from Morgan’s Grove Park). A free-will offering will benefit the Shepherd University Multicultural Leadership Team Scholarship Program, established in 1991 and currently assisting 28 students.
Join the Shepherdstown Community Club for its February dinner ($20) featuring chicken pot pie comfort food for a February evening in Shepherdstown followed by a program about the regional Habitat for Humanity, builder of homes with volunteer labor for families in need. Hear about how the families are screened, how the houses are built and listen to the experiences of Shepherd University students joining us, who have been on a previous build and those awaiting their opportunity during 2015 alternative Spring break. At the War Memorial Building – Dinner starts at 6:30 and program ends at 9. RSVP preferred so we have a dinner count, by email to Toni Milbourne firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 304-702-3026.
“Hope for a Kinder Future: How to Teach Youth About Animal Welfare” is a workshop for classroom instructors and other youth leaders. Attendees will learn how to offer humane education programs to youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The workshop is hosted by The National Humane Education Society and will take place at The Briggs Animal Adoption Center at 3731 Berryville Pike Charles Town, WV, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Registration is $20. To register or learn more, please visit www.nhes.org or call 304-725-0506.
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation will begin offering cash bingo on the second Friday of each month at the Sam Michaels Community Center. This ongoing fundraising effort will help support recreational and special events in the park system. Please visit www.jcprc.org to find all the details.