Calendar of Events May 1
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Shepherdstown Library’s free weekly story times for infants through age 12 will continue through May 21: call (304) 876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 p.m. and the Threes, Fours, and Fives program meets Thursdays at 11:15.
Children’s Book Week runs from May 4 through 10: visit the Children’s Department to track down favorite books you enjoyed as a child, or come find new ones to read aloud with your family.
The annual Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Sale Fundraiser will be held at the War Memorial Building on Saturday, May 9 from 10 to 4, and on Sunday, May 10 from 10 to 2. There will be a special pre-sale wine and cheese reception and book preview (for which admission is $10) on Friday, May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Children three and older are invited to a special Saturday Story Time on May 16 at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department. For details, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783, or email email@example.com.
The Shepherdstown Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 to observe Memorial Day.
Friday, May 29: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (by Daniel James Brown) at 4 p.m. in the library.
Monday, June 15 is the first day that reading logs will be available for kids participating in the Library’s Summer Reading Program, and a series of free programs will begin on June 24. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Registration fee is $160. Payment by check or cash the first night of class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown and its sponsored student groups — the Key Club of Jefferson High School, the Builders Club of Wildwood Middle, and the K-Kids of T. A. Lowery Elementary — will host the 12th Annual Children’s Benefit Auction in the cafeteria of Wildwood Middle School in Shenandoah Junction. The preview and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. and the “live” auction with Densil Nibert at 7 p.m. Many useful and decorative items, gift certificates, baked goods, jewelry, and sports tickets will be offered. A Myrtle Beach resort vacation week in July will also be auctioned. Food will be available for purchase. The public is encouraged to attend. The proceeds will be returned to the community, mostly in support of children and youth. For more information, call Dr. Bernard Knott, club president, at 304-671-5946.
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.
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.
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. 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 Street.