Calendar of Events Oct. 23
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
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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.
Classic Halloween Costume Party, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Bavarian Inn. Tickets: $50 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.
Join in the Halloween fun at Jefferson County Parks and Recreation’s Halloween Happening at Sam Michael’s Park. Costume contests, hayrides, prizes, games and more await all who come out to the Jefferson County Community Center between 5 and 9 p.m. Cost is $8 per person. For more information, visit www.jcprc.org or call 304-728-3207.
Perry Jamieson will sign copies of his book Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St. on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:30-11 a.m. Dr. Jamieson will give a brief talk about his book at 10 a.m.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a fall bird walk along the Final Attack Trail on the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland on Saturday, Oct. 24. The walk is being cosponsored by the Washington County Bird Club. It will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. Easy registration is available on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org.
Shepherd University will be invaded by ghosts, goblins, and all sorts of scary creatures on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7-9 p.m. when the university hosts the 15th annual Shep-or-Treat. Shepherd employees and community members are encouraged to bring their children (age 14 and under) to the event, which will include trick-or-treating, games, food decorating, kid-friendly crafts, Halloween photo opportunities, and a haunted house. Before Shep-or-Treat festivities begin, Shepherd’s Dining Hall is hosting a spooktacular kid-friendly all-you-can-eat dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.25 for children ages 6-12 and free for those under 6. Shep-or-Treat is free and open to the public. Donations of candy are being accepted from anyone wishing to support the event. For more information, call Residence Life at 304-876-5172.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 304-725-3737.
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.
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.