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Calendar of Events Apr. 15

By Staff | Apr 27, 2015


The Shepherdstown Library’s free weekly story times for infants through age 12 will continue through May 21: call (304) 876-2783, email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>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 and the Threes, Fours, and Fives program meets Thursdays at 11:15.

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.

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.

The Nathaniel Program, 8 weeks of meditation and spiritual awareness training, will be offered on Wednesday evenings, May 6 June 24, 2015, 7:30-9 p.m. The meeting location will be at the home of Bill & Linda O’Brien, 318 Shepherd Lane in Shepherdstown. This interspiritual program is primarily for beginners at meditation but anyone can benefit. To register or for more info, contact Bill O’Brien at 304-876-6071(land phone) or e-mail williamo56@comcast.net Registration fee is $160. Payment by check or cash the first night of class.


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.

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church will be showing the delightfully quirky film, Lars and the Real Girl, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. The movie is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be provided. Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Washington and King Streets across from the Post Office. For more information, contact office@shepherdstownpresbyterian or 304-876-6466.

Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Finding Vivian Maier”,a documentary film tracing the discovery of Vivian Maier’s photographic work, at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org

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.

Apr. 25-26

Ren & Pam Parziale join 5 area potters as we all open our studios for 2015 Spring Show & Sale each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sycamore Pottery is located at 5210 Paynes Ford Road. Visit www.potomacclay.com or email: pamo.ren2@gmail.com

May 1

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.

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 4

Give the Gift of Life at the American Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction. Hours of the drive are 1 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 304-728-3700.

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.