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Calendar of Events Feb. 12

By Staff | Feb 12, 2016


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 “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>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.

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 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 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. 12: “mailto:ranson_wv@yahoo.com”>ranson_wv@yahoo.com.

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.

Feb. 14

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish musics new super-groups, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music, since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, jazz, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honoured internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and an Independent Music Award for Best World/Traditional Song. Event at 4 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Tickets: Advance tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 SMD members, $10 students and $25 adults, $22 seniors and $20 members at the door.. Advance tickets on sale at OHurleys General Store, or by mail. For more information call Joanie at 304-263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net.

Feb. 19

Local songstress CassiRaye and Baltimore’s Stephen Lee are performing a “no cover” concert at 9 p.m. at the Devonshire Arms Cafe & Pub on Princess Street. Playing individually, this is the duo’s second performance together, the first just up the street at the Blue Moon Cafe. Lee is promoting his recent release “West of Twenty-Three,” while CassiRaye is performing songs featured on an upcoming release.


Tickets must be reserved by Feb. 5 for the 2016 Common Ground Books, Business, & Art Expo. It’s scheduled from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Shepherd University Wellness Center, Shepherdstown. Keynote speaker during the luncheon will be Natasha Bowens, nationally known author, farmer and activist on sustainable environments whose new book explores the local food movement through the eyes of farmers of color. For ticket information visit the online link below and click on “Get Tickets.”

Mar. 5

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be having their annual spring Rabies Clinic at Tractor Supply in Charles Town from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Dr. Adrianne Doering, VMD will vaccinate dogs and cats over 3 months of age. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. There will be a secure, enclosed area available to safely vaccinate cats. The vaccination cost is $10 for each pet. Bring prior shot records and owner identification for faster registration. If your pet has been previously vaccinated, you must bring previous Rabies Certificate to receive a three (3) year Vaccination and Certificate. If this is your pet’s first Rabies vaccine or they are overdue, the vaccine will be valid for one year. For faster registration- go to www.awsjc.orgto the rabies clinic tab. Fill out the “owner” section of the registration form for each pet, print 2 copies per pet and bring to the clinic. For more information or to view pictures of pets ready to be adopted, visit the AWS web site at www.awsjc.orgor call 304-725-0589.