Calendar of Events Feb. 19
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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:email@example.com”>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.
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.”
The Performing Arts Series at Shepherd University will present the Duquesne University Tamburitzans at Shepherd University’s Frank Center Theater. Now celebrating 79 years of touring, The Tamburitzans are America’s oldest multicultural touring ensemble. Made up of more than 30 young dancers and musicians, this unique student group is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritage of Eastern Europe through song, music, and dance that thrill audiences of all ages. Tickets are available now at the Shepherd University Bookstore by calling 304-876-5219 or visiting www.shepherdbook.com. Prices are $15 general admission; $10 Shepherd staff/senior citizens; $5 kids under 18; free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a winter bird walk in the North Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 8 a.m. The walk will be led by local birding expert Deb Hale. After that, those who wish to continue will proceed to the Potomac Street dam for an additional hour of waterfowl watching. It will be free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome as well. To register, go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org. For more information, contact Deb Hale at email@example.com or 304-535-1528.
The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg presents its 12th annual Talent Show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Prizes will be awarded to the top acts and the grand prize winner will be featured in the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival parade in October. Questions about the show can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of Music is sponsoring a “First Annual Puzzle Mania” jigsaw puzzle competition in Shepherdstown. The event will be a fundraiser for the Friends and its Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra.
It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Community Club, at 102 East German Street. Tickets can be purchased on the Friends of Music website at www.friendswv.org. If you have questions, contact Alice Barkus at email@example.com or 304-876-8520.
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.
Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management has invited the National Weather Service to teach a SKYWARN Storm Spotter Convection Class from 7-10 p.m. The class will be held at the Independent Fire Company located at 200 West 2nd Avenue, Ranson. This class is free and open to the public. Attendees must pre-register for the course at www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-storm-spotter-convection-class-tickets-21488630071. Contact Brandon Vallee, public information officer, Jefferson County, WV Homeland Security & Emergency Management at (304) 724-8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.