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Calendar of Events Oct. 16

By Staff | Oct 16, 2015


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.


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. 16-17

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.

Interested in understanding how to grow your own business? Join us at Eastern Panhandle Technology Innovation Center to learn: Most critical resource for businesses, capital;. Most common source of capital-the entrepreneur. Most common source of capital equity injections-friends and family. Overview of the business life cycle and corresponding capital sources. Banks Loans: a behind the scenes look and tips for overcoming credit weaknesses. Joshua Householder, vice president of Commercial Loans at BCT will teach this leading edge workshop. 6:30 p.m. 300 S. George St. Charles Town. RSVP to Joe@epticwv.com.

Oct. 23

Classic Halloween Costume Party, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Bavarian Inn. Tickets: $50.00 per person, available through the Bavarian Inn, 304-876-2551. Enjoy an evening of spooktacular cuisine, samples of international wines and craft beers, silent auction and costume contests all while supporting our nature-based education initiative! Sponsored by The Children’s Tree House, Queen & Queen Dentistry, and the Bavarian Inn. Event to benefit The Children’s Tree House, a non-profit, nature-based, early childhood development center located in Shepherdstown. Visit www.childrenstreehouse.org.

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.