Calendar of Events Sept. 4
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sept. 7: The Shepherdstown Library will be closed September 7 to observe Labor Day.
Sept. 8 and 9: The Library’s popular children’s programs will resume in September and continue through Dec. 9; no registration is required. “Lapbabies” for children birth through 18 months will be on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. beginning September 8. “Time for Twos” will meet from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays starting September 8. The “Three to Five Year Olds” program will be Wednesdays from 11:15 to noon beginning September 9. Ages five and older are invited to attend the “After School Story Time” which will be on Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m., starting on September 9. For more information call (304) 876-2783, email “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
Sept. 15: Bob O’Connor will portray Ward Hill Lamon at 7:30 p.m.in a free “History Alive!” presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) at O’Hurley’s General Store, 205 East Washington Street in Shepherdstown. Born in Summit Point, Lamon was Abraham Lincoln’s friend and bodyguard. Author/actor O’Connor will reveal why Lamon was not at Ford’s Theater the night Lincoln was shot and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.
Sept. 19: Children three and older are invited to a special Saturday story time with songs, stories, and a craft at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department. For more information, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the last day children may bring in a completed summer reading log to receive a packet of prizes donated by generous local businesses.
Sept. 25: The FOSL Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. in the Library to discuss Anna Quindlen’s memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.
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.
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. Harmony, 211 E. New St.
The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will host their annual Indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church Parish House in Charles Town, 221 East Washington St. Come check out the large variety of items and help less fortunate cats and dogs in our area. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The AWS shelter is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to – 4 p.m.
Shepherdstown Music and Dance begins its next season with a contra dance at 7:30 p.m. till 11pm at the War Memorial Building in downtown Shepherdstown. The band is the Latter Day Lizards from New England with caller Carol Ormand. The dance is open to the community of all ages. All dance figures will be taught. Admission is $12 for non-members and $8 for members. Please join for the beginners lesson at 7:30 and potluck snacks at the break. See smad.us or call 304-870-4118.
Shepherdstown Community Club annual Labor Day Picnic at Morgan’s Grove Park from 2-5 p.m., featuring The Rohrersville Band. Hot Dogs, hamburgers and beverages sold by the SCC. Please bring a dish to share, especially desserts & salads.
Beginner square dance classes: If you can walk, you can dance this is the most fun exercise you can do. Taught by a professional square dance caller/instructor with 35 plus years’ experience. Location Eagle Intermediate School, 730 Eagle School Road, Martinsburg. Call Ron at 304-876-1130 or 304-268-7619 for more information.
Try an afternoon renewal with Tai Chi at Renew Yoga, Studio 91-D, Saratoga Drive, Charles Town from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and each Tuesday thereafter. Relaxed movements, improved balance and increased fitness can follow Tai Chi practice. To register call Jefferson Board of Education 304-728-9237. For content questions call Eldon at 304-264-4783.
Storyteller Lynn Ruehlmann can’t resist the endearing people she’s known in her own life or the bigger than life characters she’s met from Greek myths and history. Lynn’s CDs about some of these people, “Spy! The Story of Civil War Spy Elizabeth Van Lew,” “It Happened in the White House,” and “Mischief! Adventures of a Daydreamy Child,” have won four national awards. Lynn shares Greek myths, stories of women’s history, and personal narratives. Speak will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Club War Memorial Building. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Four Seasons Books, reserved at www.speakwv.org , or reserved by phoning 304-886-9481. Questions? email@example.com . Speak will donate 10% of ticket sales from this concert to the Shepherdstown Day Care.
An all you can eat pancake breakfast/brunch will be held at New Street United Methodist Church on from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The church is located at the corner of New and Church streets. Head to the dining hall in the lower level for pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, applesauce, juice, coffee or tea. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12. Carryout is available.
Primal Conflict Wrestling presents a fundraiser for Independent Fire Company’s Auxiliary at 6 p.m. at the Ranson Civic Center. Tickets available at The Locker Room, 807 N. Mildred St. Unit 4, Ranson or online at www.primalconflictwrestling.com.
To commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) will hold a tour of the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown led by a Civil War historian. The tour will begin, rain or shine, at 2 p.m.and will last about 2 1/2 hours. The tour will include wading the Potomac River at Boteler’s Ford (optional), a hike through the historic Cement Mill property, and a hike of about 1 mile through the battlefield. The tour will also include a demonstration of Civil War drills by members of the Shepherdstown Living History Society. The demonstration will take place during a BBQ serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, beer, wine and soft drinks. SBPA asks for a donation of $30 for the tour and BBQ. Tickets and directions for the battlefield tour are available on SBPA’s website at: www.battleofshepherdstown.org.
Antiques and Collectibles sale at the Station in Shepherdstown, Audrey Egle Drive. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique and vintage furniture, decorative smalls, toys, textiles, jewelry, vintage clothing, hats and handbags, and other fun and unique items.
The Jefferson County Museum invites the public to attend a free talk and slide show of vintage photographs by the museum’s historian Doug Perks at 2 p.m. For his slide show and talk, Jefferson County Changing Faces, Doug will feature historic and recent photos from the museum’s collection to illustrate changes in Jefferson County towns, buildings, and landscapes over the past 150 years. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.
Apple Pie Baking Contest for the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival will be held . Judging will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Martinsburg. You must register to Shelly Schoppert @ 304-267-4897 by Oct. 9.
The new academic year is upon us and with it one of its highlights: presentations in the Faculty Research Forum. Our first talk of the year will be offered by David B. Gordon (Department of History) whose talk is entitled: “A Tale of Two Diplomats: He Fengshan, Sugihara Chiune, and the Jewish Flight from Nazi Europe” (the link will lead you to the abstract and our new site!). This event will be held at 12 p.m. in the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium. Please, spread the news and mark your calendars. Light refreshments will be served.