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By Staff | Oct 9, 2015


Monday, Oct. 12: The Shepherdstown Library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Columbus Day.

Oct. 18 through 24: Celebrate Teen Read Week by finding something to read and escaping from your everyday life: “Get Away @ Your Library!”

Tuesday, Oct. 27: A Halloween parade for all story time friends will be held: meet in costume outside the Shepherdstown Library at 10:30 a.m. After the parade there will be a special story time at the War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.) until noon with Children’s Librarian Christy Hagerty.

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Ages 5 through 12 are invited to hear spine-tingling stories and do Halloween crafts in Anne’s After School Story Time from 4 to 4:45 p.m. School-age children are invited to attend every Wednesday in October at 4 p.m., for many more spooky stories and frightful crafts!

Friday, Oct. 30: The FOSL Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. in the Library to discuss The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood. A reviewer said ‘her intricate inquiry into grief, guilt and love is haunting.”

Saturday, Oct. 31: Children three and older are invited to a special “Halloween” Saturday story time with songs, stories, and a craft at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department.

The Shepherdstown Library’s free programs continue through Dec. 9; no registration is required. “Lapbabies” for children birth through 18 months is on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. “Time for Twos” meets from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The “Three to Five Year Olds” program is Wednesdays from 11:15 to noon. Ages five and older are invited to attend the “After School Story Time” on Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m. For more information call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.


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 paintings of local artists Fran Skiles and Don Black will be featured at the annual Abstractions exhibit at The Bridge. Also on display will be new work by local abstract painter Rebecca Grace Jones whose work is an ongoing presence at the gallery. The exhibit opens Oct. 10 with a reception scheduled from 6-8; the closing date is Nov. 15 with an artists discussion to take place later in October, TBD. For additional information please call 304-876-2300.


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.

“All you can eat” spaghetti dinner at New Street United Methodist church at the corner of New and Church streets. Serving from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu: Spaghetti, salad, roll, beverage and dessert. Adults: $8. Carryouts available.

Release & Reunite: A Soul Dance Journey with Diana Brubaker, 7-9 p.m. It’s a dance party like no other! Come release the stress of the week in an emotionally whimsical journey of the soul through dance movement, mindfulness, and music. We will reunite our connection to the unified field using a combination of modern and classic pop culture music paired with elements of healing and five rhythms. Come prepared to sweat it out, and let go into the flow. No previous dance experience required. Harmony, 211 E. New St.

Shepherdstown Film Society, in conjunction with the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF), will show “DamNation”, the 2014 ACFF Audience Choice Award winner at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Opening the evening will be the trailers of five films screening at this year s Festival: Blood on the Mountain, Cowspiracy, Islands of Creation, Revolution, and Unbranded. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org

Oct. 9-11

St. John’s Baptist Church, located at 318 W. German St. in Shepherdstown, solicit prayers and presence as they host an upcoming 3-day Revival Service, Unifying the Body of Christ. The desire of St. John’s is to glorify God in their celebration during a time of musical talents, praise and worship and testimonies. Guest speakers will also participate. Starting Friday, at 6 p.m. and continuing

Saturday at 6 p.m., the Revival ends Sunday, with a 2 p.m. dinner and services to follow at 4 p.m. For more information, contact event coordinator Bro. Harold Caldwell at 304-240-8253 or Rev. Jerry Johnson, pastor, at 304-433-7323. All are welcome.

Oct. 10

Washington High School will host the Fourth Annual Marching Band Classic, at the Terry L. Marcus Stadium at 1 p.m. The gates will open at noon. Marching bands from schools in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia will be showing off their best music and marching abilities to entertain and to earn the coveted first place trophy. The cost of admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for those six years of age and under.

Citizens Fire Company will be hosting our annual Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and participate in equipment tours, public safety demonstrations and meet your local Fire & EMS Responders.

Anderson Electric, LLC is once again conducting a Morgan Grove Road cleanup as part of the W. Va. Adopt a Highway statewide fall cleanup. From 1 to 3 p.m., safety vests, gloves and bags will be provided. All volunteers must be over 12 years of age. Meet at the Anderson Electric AAH sign beside the railroad crossing entrance to the park at 1 p.m. If there are enough volunteers, we will also clean up Gardners Lane. For more information, call 304-261-0647,

34th annual dinner dance sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America Dan Di Mucci Lodge N. 2465 in Hagerstown at the Elks Club, 11063 Robinwood Drive3. Cost is $35 including dinner buffet and dancing. For more information, contact Bob Rizzo at 304-676-5687 or Glenda Bonfili at 304-263-5004.

Come celebrate the 26th year of Middleway Day! Hop on a wagon for a hayride through the historic village lead by one of the locals. Step inside a Federal style home built in the early 1800s. Take a walking tour of one of Jefferson County’s best-kept secrets and enjoy some ice cream along the way. Visit with our blacksmith for a historic interpretation of the village as you enjoy the Street Fair on East Street. Sponsored by the Middleway Conservancy, www.middlewayconservancy.org, 304-728-6400. Middleway is just off Route 51. The United Methodist Church’s Middleway Day breakfast is from 7- 10 a.m.

Oct. 10-11

Women’s Club Flea Market: Please come out to visit the Annual Fundraiser Flea Market offered by the Woman’s Club of the Harpers Ferry District to aid those community organizations that benefit all citizens. Doors will be open and sidewalk full of all kind of items from sewing machines to aloe plants —On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oct. 11

The Christ Reformed Church, United Church of Christ, located at 304 East German St., will hold a Blessing of the Animals during their 11 a.m. service in the sanctuary. All animals are welcome.

Oct. 13

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.

Oct. 16

Party and Membership Drive on Friday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be a fun fall event for kids of all ages! The Village Brass will play and there will be tons of refreshments, food and entertainment for the young and for the young at heart. There will be a variety of fun activities for the kids and best of all it’s free! The Station at Shepherdstown is the perfect place to host your next party. See our Facebook page The Station at Shepherdstown, www.stationatshepherdstown.com or email tara@eventplanningandpromotion.com for more information.

Crystal Bowl Concert, 12-12:40 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. Harmony, 211 E. New St.

Oct. 15-17

Shepherdstown Community Club will host their legendary Book Sale at the War Memorial Building Two floors of books. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. for those who wish to preview and purchase. Cost is $10. Hours on Friday are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (huge discounts available Sunday!)

Oct. 20

Shepherdstown Community Club hosts its monthly membership meeting and dinner. The tuest speaker is Col. Shaun J. Perkowski, commander of the 167th Airlift Wing. The dinner ($20) starts at 6:30 and the program will end at 9. Following hors d’oeuvres, we will serve pork tenderloin with oven roasted vegetables, salad, bread, and apple pie with ice cream. RSVP preferredso we have a dinner count, by email to Toni Milbourne ttpams@comcast.net, or by phone 304-702-3026.

Oct. 31

Fall Ayurveda Workshop-Yoga and Herbs, 2-4 p.m. Join yoga instructor Gena Rockwell and herbalist Ashley Davis for this popular seasonal workshop featuring yoga, ayurvedic practices, and herbs, to bring the mind and body into balance for the Fall Season. Bring Vata dosha into balance with a soothing and grounding yoga practice, dietary and lifestyle reccomendations for Fall, and samples of balancing herbs. Cost: $35 ($30 if registered by Oct. 26), Pre-registration is recommended. To register, contact Gena Rockwell at 304 582 4830 or wvmarigold@aol.com.Harmony, 211 E. New St.

Oakland Church’s women’s fellowship group, Women of Oakland, has scheduled their second annual arts and craft fair to be held at Oakland Church, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts and crafts sold at the fair include quilts, candles, woodworking, wreaths, and many other gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas season. Proceeds will benefit church programs. Refreshments will be provided for guests. This event is open to the public and admission is free. Oakland Church is located at 70 Oakland Terrace, in Charles Town. Visit Oakland Church’s website (www.oakland-church.net), email the church office at oaklandsec@gmail.com, or phone: 304-725-3737.

Nov. 5

Seasonal Health Chat, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Dr. Dave Didden will host his quarterly “Seasonal Health Chat” at Harmony Healing Arts Center. The theme for this season is “Dosing Autumn: mind/body medicine and immunity.” Open to all, this is a free event that includes a cup of hot tea and the opportunity to ask questions. Dr. Dave, owner of Potomac Integrative Health in Shepherdstown, will focus on mitigating seasonal effects on the body and mind. Harmony, 211 E. New St.