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Calendar of Events Jan. 29

By Staff | Feb 1, 2016


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 splchild@martin.lib.wv.us 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.


Shepherdstown Film Society, in conjunction with Shepherd University’s Common Reading Program, will show “Her” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Prior to the film, an opening night reception will be held at the War Memorial Building from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information go to


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. 4

Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present “Using Marketing Research to Help Develop Your Business Start-up“. Joe Rice, director of the Eastern Panhandle Technology Innovation Center and professor at Shepherd University, will explain some easy steps entrepreneurs can use to understand their market and whether or not their product/service is a viable idea/solution. He will review the use and misuse of surveys and focus groups, observation, and secondary resources to help make decisions, including hands-on examples and specific resources. The event offers networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6:30 at The Inn at Charles Town,100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town Free and open to the public For more information, call 304-728-3255, epef@jcda.net, www.jcda.net/entrepreneurs-forum/.

Feb. 6

In the heart of winter, a warming circle of friendship and cultural unity is planned for Shepherdstown. The Red Hoop Pow-wow will provide Shepherd University students and the surrounding community a unique opportunity to experience the spirit generated by this traditional Native American gathering. From noon until 6 p.m. in the Shepherd University Student Center on N. King St., the great drum will sound and an array of dancers in colorful regalia will affirm their unbroken link with the proud customs of their ancestors. The public is invited for the music, dancing, and food. Shepherd students enjoy free admission; the adult public entry fee is $5 and children attend for $3.

A fund-raiser with eight renown musicians and three actors to support the all-volunteer Black Box Arts Center, 113 S. Princess Street, Shepherdstown, will be held at 8 p.m., at the Arts Center. Donation is $15+ . Artists include Eldred Hill, Keith Dill, Ralph Gordon, Jennie Avilla, Ardyth Gilbertson, Terry Tucker, Joe Bourgeois, CassiRaye, featuring also Isabella Warburton, performing “Annie”, Pat Markland and Rhonda Kisner. For tickets, contact blackboxartscenter.org or 304-870-4685.

Feb. 10

Learn about rain gardens and how residents and communities in the Elks Run Watershed can participate in a program offering free design, free plants and a 50 percent rebate on the installation of rain gardens that could total up to $1,200. The webinar is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, contact Suzy Campbell at scampbell@wvca.us. Individuals should visit http://goo.gl/109Ssu to discover what watershed their property lies in.

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.

Workshop on Integrity in the Workplace: Addressing ethical dilemmas by making principled decisions”. Do you sometimes struggle: to make the “right” decision; and to meet your objectives/targets in the “right” manner? The workshop objectives are: (1) to increase awareness of integrity dilemmas; (2) to promote greater commitment to living out integrity-based values; and (3) to impart useful tools, good practices and Biblical perspectives on integrity which can be applied by participants to address effectively ethical dilemmas. Key speakers will be State Senator/Pastor John Unger and Dr. Charles Lickson, followed by small discussion groups. You are invited to participate in this workshop to be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), at Shepherd Univesity’s Byrd Center $5 contribution is requested. Event is co-sponsored by Ezekiel’s Place, Shepherd University, and Shepherdstown Rotary Club. Please register prior to Feb. 8: ranson_wv@yahoo.com..

Feb. 19

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.