Calendar of Events Nov. 20
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 email@example.com 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 Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is proud to announce their participation in the Dining for Dollars fundraiser at Glory Days Grill in Ranson which began Sept.1 and continues through Nov. 30. When you dine at Glory Days Grill in Ranson, the restaurant will contribute 10% of your total food purchases to the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. Bring your neighbors, friends, and relatives, keep your copy of your guest check (not credit card receipt), and either mail it to: AWS P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV, 25414, place it in the collection box at Petco in Ranson, give to a board member, or drop it off at the shelter on Leetown Pike.
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.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Mid-August Lunch” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
Fall Ayurveda Workshop-Yoga and Herbs (Rescheduled). 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 recommendations for Fall, and samples of balancing herbs. Cost: $35. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, contact Gena Rockwell at 304 582 4830 or firstname.lastname@example.org Harmony, 211 E. New St.
Jefferson County Parks and Rec will host their annual Holiday Craft Fair and Chili Cookoff at the Jefferson County Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chili cooks are welcome to submit their product free of charge to be judged by attendees at the all-day fair. For more information, call 304-728-3207.
Shepherdstown Community Thanksgiving service will be hosted by St. Agnes Catholic Church, 106 S. Duke St, at 4:30 p.m. The community is invited to share in this harvest of gratitude. Representatives from religious and civic organization will offer a brief word of thanks for the blessings of this year. The program includes songs of praise and a special presentation by the Shepherdstown Elementary School Chorus.
Curt & Christopher Restaurant at the Charles Town Moose 1028 & 948 present Italian Night from 12 to 3 p.m. Spaghetti and lasagna and all the trimmings. Adults, $10; kids 12 and under $5. Open to the public. For more information or tickets, call 304-724-5536 or 304-261-7204. This is not an all-you-can-eat.
Connecting Yoga and Tai Chi, 2-3:30 pm. .(FREE!). Cassie Bosley will teach an innovative class, “connecting yoga and tai chi.” Cassie, a long-time yoga and martial arts practitioner will “connect the dots” between these ancient practices, which complement each other in many ways. No experience is necessary with either discipline. The class will be gentle and offer opportunities for centering into the present moment. 211 E. New St.
Thanksgiving Day Gentle Yoga Class 9-10 a.m. (FREE!) Judy Jenner will offer a gentle yoga class, focusing on mindful and flowing movements with overtones of gratitude, both personal and from Harmony. Join us and please bring family and friends! 211 E. New St.
The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown holds its annual chili and cornbread supper, part of the first night of Christmas in Shepherdstown. Patrons will enjoy more than a dozen varieties of homemade chili from 4 – 8 p.m. upstairs in the War Memorial Building.. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and younger kids free. Also on tap are baked goods, a raffle and Shepherdstown ornaments. Proceeds from the event benefit children and young people in the community.
The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin Street, in Martinsburg, presents “Holiday Abracadabra” at 2p.m. Performers are Mario Orsini, The Magic Of David Wayne (David Bowers – current international President of the Society of American Magicians), Joe Santoro with Cindy Trout’s Goodtime Band and the Magic of Michael T. The show is emceed by Haywire (Johnny-O and Uncle Bean). Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased my sending an email to email@example.com. Tickets will be held at will call. Proceeds benefit the Apollo Civic Theatre.
Contra Dance Duggan Murphy calls lively contra dances to the fine music of Blackjack Grove, with Bethany Waickman on guitar, Glen Loper on mandolin and Julie Metcalf on fiddle at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8PM. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Potluck snacks at the break. Admission is $12 adults, $8 SMD members, $5 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at (304) 870-4118 or see the web page at www.smad.us . Annual Holiday Potluck dinner starts at 6 p.m.