Calendar of Events Jan. 22
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
Friday, Feb. 5:
The Shepherdstown Film Society will offer the free film “Secrets and Lies” at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.
Monday, Feb. 15: The Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Presidents’ Day.
Saturday, Feb. 20: Children three and older are invited to hear some fun retellings of favorite fairy tales at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department during a story time with songs and a craft.
Friday, Feb. 26: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird at 4 p.m. in the Library.
Feb. 1 through 29: Families and educators, please visit the Library’s Children’s Department for book displays to help you celebrate the Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, African American History Month, winter, and the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington.
Join our free weekly story times for infants through age twelve, February through May 25: “Lap Babies” (birth to 18 months) meets Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. “Time for Twos” is on Tuesdays from 11:15 to noon. Wednesdays from 11:15 to noon is the “Three to Fives” program. The “After School Program” for ages five and older is held Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45. Call (304) 876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Library at 100 East German Street for more information.
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.
The Bridge Gallery Presents: “Thru-Hike: Remembering the Appalachian Trail”Watercolors and Words by Annie Wisecarver through Feb. 7. Opening reception today 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for an Artist’s Q&A on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 7-8 p.m.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or 304-997-0228 or 304-876-8520.