Calendar of Events Oct. 30
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
Wednesday, Nov. 11: The Shepherdstown Library will be open 10 to 7 on Veterans Day.
Saturday, Nov. 14: Children three and older are invited to a special “Outdoors in the Library” Saturday program with stories and activities (sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society) at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department.
Thanksgiving hours: The Shepherdstown Library will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday the 25th, so the “Three to Fives” group and the “After School Story Time” will not meet that day. The Library will be closed on Thanksgiving but will be open regular hours on Friday, the 27th and Saturday the 28th.
The FOSL Book Club will not meet in November.
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.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Ninotchka” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.
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.
Garage/Yard Sale 8 a.m. to noon at 1115 Gardners Lane. This is a fundraiser for Young Lives of Jefferson County, a ministry to teen moms of babies. Tax deductible donations.
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.
Business Coach Mary Hott will present “Support for Entrepreneurs: The Role of Small Business Development Centers” to the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF). The program will focus on how the West Virginia Small Business Development Center can help you quickly and easily find information you need to launch your business and keep it growing. 5:30 p.m. networking, refreshments and exhibitors; 6:30 p.m. program. Held at The Purple Iris, Martinsburg. For more info call 304-728-3255, email@example.com, www.jcda.net/entrepreneurs-forum/.
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.
Tickets are still available for the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra’s concert in Shepherdstown. However, seating is limited and those who wish to attend are advised to purchase tickets soon. The concert, which is sponsored by Friends of Music, will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.
Speak will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Club’s 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? firstname.lastname@example.org. Speak will donate 10 percents of ticket sales from this concert to Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children.
Award winning, cause-focused storyteller, speaker, author and TED Talks talent search finalist, Kristin Pedemonti performs world-wide at festivals, conferences, TEDx, universities, schools, corporate and special events.
Pancake Breakfast/Brunch – All You Can Eat at New Street United Methodist Church, Corner of New and Church streets. Dining Hall in lower level. Serving times: 7:30 am. to 12 noon. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, applesauce, juice/coffee/tea. Cost: Adults: $8; Children, ages 4 through 12: $5. Carry Out Available.
Ricco Gallery opens an exhibit, “Ricco Paints: Bridges of Shepherdstown,” with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit of work by Riccardo Accurso is at the gallery, 125 West German St., next door to the Press Room restaurant. On display will be about two dozen paintings of Shepherdstown’s iconic Potomac River bridges, most of them painted from the vantage point of the historic Princess St. Potomac River ferry crossing. For more information, call 304-870-4175 or write to: email@example.com.
Enjoy a three-course themed dinner: starting with hors d’oeuvres; then turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, & ending with pumpkin pie. All our dinners are prepared on the day of the dinner, with fresh ingredients, by an SCC board member. (starting at 6:30 & ending at 9 at the War Memorial Building. Following dinner & conversation with your table-mates sit back, relax, and enjoy a unique performance by the national award-winning storyteller: Adam Booth (www.adam-booth.com) musician, Shepherd University faculty member (Department of Music), and creator of the Speak Story Series (www.speakwv.org) in the War Memorial Building. Make reservations now by email to Toni Milbourne firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 304-702-3026.