Calendar of Events Feb. 13
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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. 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 Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on May 1 – 3, 2015 at the Continental Inn. All veterans of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division are invited, in particular those in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. For more information, call Harry Roye at (804) 526-0828 or send an email to Hkroye@comcast.net.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Frida“, a depiction of the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
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.
Valentine’s Day Yoga Class for Twosomes, 5-6:30 p.m. Partner yoga is accessible to all, and no experience is necessary. Most poses are easy and fun, and they rely more on physical give-and-take than yoga experience. Challenging variations will be offered as well, for those who feel like delving deeper.The class is ideal for couples, parent and child (over 12 years old), friends and singles (we’ll have a partner for you). Space is limited, so please call Judy Jenner (304-876-6918) to preregister. The cost is $10 per person, payable at the event. Harmony is located at 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown.
Dharma Yoga Level 3, 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 2 class will be on Feb. 21. For more information, please contact Gena at 304-582-4830.
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.
Citizen Fire Company in Charles Town welcomes all to their annual All You Can Eat Pancake Day at the fire station off of Route 340 South. This annual fundraiser brings in a significant amount to help fund this volunteer department. Doors open at 6 a.m. and food goes until 7 p.m.!
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.
“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.
Feb. 21 & 28
Author Katherine Cobb will be signing her novel, Skyline Higher, on Feb. 21 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at et cetera located at 133 West Washington Street in Charles Town and Feb. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Four Seasons Books located at 116 West German Street in Shepherdstown.
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.
Celtic Spirituality: A Journey in song prayer story poetry and conversation. Workshop/Retreat/Kirtan with Stefan Waligur, contemplative, musician, composer, spiritual teacher and leader of new chant around the world. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown. For more information contact .