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Calendar of Events Jan. 15

By Staff | Jan 15, 2016


Monday, Jan. 18: The Library will be open from 10 to 7, and will offer a display of children’s books about civil rights from Jan. 15 through 18 to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, Jan. 23: Children three and older are invited to a “Snowy Day Story Time” with songs, stories, and a craft at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department.

Friday, Jan. 29: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier at 4 p.m. in the Library. The author asks: “a runaway slave appears in the farmyard of a young Quaker from England. What does she do?”

Friday, Jan. 29: The Shepherdstown Film Society will have its season-opening reception at the War Memorial Building at 5:30 p.m., followed by a free film at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall: the sci-fi romance Her.

Saturday, Jan. 30: At 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department, stories and activities about bears will be offered for ages four and older, during the “Outdoors in the Library” monthly series sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS).

Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31: The Rumsey Radio Hour will be presented at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday the 30th and at 2 p.m. on Sunday the 31st. (Beer and wine will be available at a “talk back” with the cast after Saturday evening’s show.) This FOSL (Friends of the Shepherdstown Library) fundraiser is an old-style radio program that will be performed live onstage at Shepherd’s Marinoff Theater (62 West Campus Drive). For tickets, which help support the Library’s programs, go to foslwv.org or stop by the Library, and for details call (304) 876-2783 or visit rumseyradiohour.com.


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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.

The Bridge Gallery is opening a special Holiday Exhibit featuring new paintings by Seth Hill, a Clarksburg, West Virginia artist, and Rebecca Grace Jones from Shepherdstown. The exhibit runs from Dec. 5 until Jan. 3 with an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 5- 7:30 p.m. Also on display will be work by gallery artists James Kline, Benita Keller, David Zimmerman and special guest Mary Jo Kennard along with ceramics by Sycamore Pottery and Joy Bridy. For additional information call 304-876-2300.

Jan. 16

Squeeze the Bag! 8 p.m. Four kinds of bagpipes will be featured in this showcase concert, including the tiny Northumbrian pipes of England with Ian Lawther, the uilleann pipes, performed by, Cillian Valleley, joined together with flutist Kevin Crawford, and fiddler, Colin Farrell who form the heart of the supergroup Lunasa. The Scottish section of the concert will feature pipers Mike MacNintch, Nick Hudson, and EJ Jones along with his accompanist, bouzouki player Frances Cunningham all tied together by our host piper, Bob Mitchell and more, in a set of music from the highlands and border regions of Scotland and Cape Breton on both Scottish smallpipes and Border pipes.The concert will take place at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall. Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 SMD members, $10 students. For more information call the Upper Potomac office at 304.263.2531 or email updf@earthlink.net.

Jan. 21

The Shepherd Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Task Force will screen the eye-opening documentary film IN PLAIN SIGHT at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd University Student Center Storer Ballroom. Admission is free and a panel discussion will follow the film. This film brings the issues of human trafficking clearly to the USA and reveals ways to make a difference. Free parking will be available in the A and K lots, as well as along King Street.

The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library will host an Adult Coloring Social from 6-7 p.m. at the library. Come in and color! We will have pages and coloring instruments ready to go. Come socialize with friends who love to color! Walk ins welcome! The library is located on Polk Street in Bolivar.

Jan. 22

The Friends of Music is sponsoring an “Oysters & Champagne Tasting” at Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn from 7 to 10 p.m. It will feature champagne and oysters; heavy hors d’oeuvres that will include a smoked fish and caviar bar, other seafoods and meat and vegetarian choices; and desserts.

Classical guitar music will provide accompaniment. Tickets will be $170 per couple and $95 per person. Cocktail attire is requested. Tickets can be ordered online on the Friends website at www.friendswv.org. For more information contact Neal Barkus at nbarkus@frontiernet.net or 304-997-0228 or 304-876-8520.

Jan. 30

The Shepherd University Office of Student Engagement is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., to raise money for the Alternative Spring Break program. The event is open to the public and donations will be collected.

Feb. 13

Come support the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County by enjoying a delicious buffet, silent and live auctions and raffles to benefit the Society’s renovations of the existing dog kennels. The 7th annual Purrfect Valentine Buffet is being held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5:30-10 p.m. in the Skyline Ballroom. Tickets are $50 per person and are available by calling Anne-Marie at 304-725-2198 or Dottie at 703-509-0986. Reserve your tickets today! Enjoy a purrfect evening and help the plight of homeless pets in the county at the AWS no-kill shelter. The Animal Welfare Society began helping homeless animals in 1952 and has operated a shelter on Old Leetown Pike since 1985. For more information on this event, the society or to view pets needing homes- visit the AWS web site, www.awsjc.org.

The Washington County Master Gardeners will offer a seed-starting workshop on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.