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Calendar of Events Apr. 17

By Staff | Apr 20, 2015


The Shepherdstown Library’s free weekly story times for infants through age 12 will continue through May 21: call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit the Library at 100 E. German Street to register your children. Lap Babies and Ones meets Tuesdays at 10:15 and Time for Toddlers is at 11:15 on Tuesdays. The After School Program for ages 5 through 12 is held Wednesdays at 4:00 and the Threes, Fours, and Fives program meets Thursdays at 11:15.

April 17: Support the Shepherdstown Library and enjoy an evening of poetry and music. Tickets may be purchased at the Library for this annual “Left of the Bank” fundraiser; call 304-876-2783 for details. The event will be held at 202 South Princess Street, and the doors open at 7 for a wide array of refreshments.

April 18: Ages three and older are invited to attend a special spring story time at 11 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department. This free program will include stories, songs, crafts and a garden activity. For details, please call 304-876-27833.

April 22: From 4 to 4:45 in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department, Farmer Laurie Scott will demonstrate how to bottle-feed two young Alpine dairy goats. As part of the Library’s weekly After School Program, there will be funny goat stories and an activity for ages five and older. For information on raising goats or sheep, or on her farm products such as hand-spun wool, sheep fleeces, goats’ milk and soap, call Laurie Scott at (304) 582-3440.

April 24: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 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.

AARP Tax Aide offers Free Income Tax Preparation at the Martinsburg Library Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays thru April 11. A copy of the AARP Foundation press release is attached as a photo. Schedule Mon. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tue. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Additional information, please contact Philip Snyder AARP Tax Aide District 4 Coordinator.

Business owners, managers and other movers and shakers are invited to partake in the Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Join Dana Mitchell in front of the Shepherdstown Library and experience her Mysteries Walk. Walk the backstreets and hear of forgotten history, local legends and lore, unrequited love and murder, and of course ghostly tales. Call Dana at 240-593-2317 for further information.


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.

Apr. 18

Shop for one-of-a-kind treasures at the Station in Shepherdstown on Audrey Egle Drive in historic downtown Shepherdstown, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Antique and vintage furniture, decorative smalls, toys, textiles, jewelry, vintage clothing, hats and handbags and other fun and unique items. For directions, go to www.stationatshepherdstown.com.

To celebrate receipt of the WV Department of Environmental Protection Certificate of Completion for cleanup of the former 4.5 acre Shepherdstown dump site, Shepherdstown Public Library is hosting a celebration event at the future site of the new library at the end of Lowe Drive across from the Clarion Hotel. The celebration will take at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public, and everyone who would like to attend is welcome.

Apr. 21

Join the Shepherdstown Community Club for dinner in the War Memorial Building (German & King streets in Shepherdstown) and a report from delegate Stephen Skinner (D – Jefferson, 67) about the recently concluded legislative session in Charleston. The three course dinner ($20) starts at 6:30 p.m.with Delegate Skinner’s program starting at 8 and ending at 9 p.m. RSVP preferred so we have a dinner count, by email to Toni Milbourne ttpams@comcast.net, or by phone 304-702-3026.

Apr. 24

Free Group Hypnosis For Healing, 6:45-7:30 p.m. Michelle DeStefano, certified consulting hypnotist, will conduct group-hypnosis sessions designed to promote healing on a body-mind-spirit level. This is a 45-minute session where she will guide participants to activate their subconscious mind to promote healing and a healthy sense of well-being. The sessions will continue the last Friday of each month beginning Feb. 27 through April 24 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Donations accepted gratefully, but not necessary. Michelle is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists as well as the American Hypnosis Association. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St.

Apr. 25

Free Craft Fair/Family EXPO, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Quality Hotel off 340 in Harper’s Ferry. Get your mother’s day gift with over 40 Vendors. Free indoor moon bounce, face painting, balloons, live animal demonstrations, many prizes to win & the first 100 families get a goodie bag full of great stuff. For more information go to aMomsCatalog.com

Trinity Treasure Kids Preschool invites the community to their annual Fun Fair and Yard Sale on the grounds and in the fellowship hall of Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of Church and German streets. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. and is great for families looking for children’s clothing and toys as well as household items, books and more! Shop and then stay for lunch and our children’s fun fair! Starting at 10 a.m.; hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert foods will be for sale. Bring children for games, prizes, a cup calk walk and other fun activities. For more information about the Fun Fair or to contribute to this program please contact Mrs. Mary Lee Blue at 304-876-6990.

May 2

Shepherdstown celebrates the coming of spring with the annual May Day festivities. At 10 a.m Morris Dancers start warming up on King Street. The Search for the Golden Arrow commences at 11 a.m. at the Lost Dog Cafe. There children will find their first clue. Parade participants gather at 11:30 along Church Street for the noon parade kick off. At 12:30 the ceremony will begin with the Green Man and the wrapping of the May Pole. Live music continues throughout the afternoon.

May 3

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Shepherdstown, is pleased to invite the public to a recital by locally-renown organist Dr. Wayne Wold, associate professor of Music and College Organist at Hood College, Frederick, Maryland. The event, admission-free, will take place at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, King and High streets. This recital is a celebration of the 250th Anniversary of St. Peter’s congregation, which was established in 1765. It also celebrates the tenth year of wonderful music from the church’s expanded and fully refurbished pipe organ.

May 8-9

Morgan County Master Gardeners 17th Annual Plant Fair,located in Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown Berkeley Springs, WV. There will be flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs, garden art, crafts, raffle & much MORE. We have a Children’s area with free plants and pictures for Mom. There is a Plant Doctor on Call and maps for the Berkeley Springs Garden Tour walk.

May 9

The second annual ‘Win It In a Minute’ dinner and show fundraiser will be held at the Ranson Civic Center. A spaghetti dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with competition to follow at 7. Watch your favorite law enforcement, firefighers, educators, government officials and more compete in crazy games. Or be selected to be a part of the “audience team.” A silent auction will offer some great items! Cost is $10 for the evening with all proceeds benefitting the Jefferson County Fireworks Show this July 3. For more information or to secure tickets, contact Toni Milbourne at 304-702-3026.