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Calendar of Events Feb. 26

By Staff | Feb 26, 2016


Saturday, March 5: Children three and older are invited to a special Saturday program featuring Dr. Seuss stories, plus songs and a craft, at 11 a.m. in the Library.

March 6 through 12: Come check out our new toys — a digital camera, earphones, tablet, laptop and a wireless mouse — during Teen Tech Week, and get connected, learn, and create at the Shepherdstown Library! Many thanks to Ashton Lear, whose artwork won the 2015 Doodle4Google prize for West Virginia, and who chose us to be the recipient of free books and technology.

Friday, March 25 The FOSL Book Club will discuss Nikki Giovanni’s Chasing Utopia: a Hybrid at 4 p.m. in the Library.

Monday, March 28: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will present “Float Your Boat” at 1:30 p.m. — in the Library’s Children’s Department and then outdoors — for ages 4 and older. Hear a story, make a raft out of natural materials, and then find out if it will float. No registration is needed. (This is the first in a series of six free ‘Passport to Nature’ programs presented by PVAS at public libraries through April 2. For more information, go to “http://www.potomacaudubon.org/Family-Events-Calendar”>www.potomacaudubon.org/Family-Events-Calendar.)

Free weekly story times for infants through age twelve: “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 Shepherdstown Library at 100 E. 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.


A selection of photography by local artist Frank Herrera will open at The Bridge Gallery with a reception from 6-8. Mr. Herrera is featured in the current edition of Fluent Magazine (www.fluent.com). He has a residence in Martinsburg and teaches at Photoworks in Glen Echo Park. Also on display will be photography by Gary Bergel and Mark Muse and new paintings by Rebecca Grace Jones. For additional information please call (304) 876-2300.

Feb. 27

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 talentshow@apollo-theatre.org.

Feb. 28

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 abarkus@frontiernet.net or 304-876-8520.

Feb. 29

The Shepherdstown Opera House begins Rusty Monday, a new film series on in honor of, James G. Berry (Rusty), previous owner of The Shepherdstown Opera House. His eclectic film programming entertained Shepherdstown audiences for over 25 years. We wish to continue his vision by beginning the series with the first film shown at the Opera House when Rusty and Pam Berry reopened the theatre on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14,1992 with a screening of Meeting Venus at 7 p.m. This will be followed at 9pm with the The Commitments, screened during their first lineup, and one of Pam’s favorite films. Come and enjoy these two films about two very different types of musicians.

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.

Mar. 10

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 bvallee@jeffersoncountywv.org with any questions.

Mar. 11

New Street United Methodist Church will host an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located at 202 W. New Street. The dining hall is in the lower level. The menu includes spaghetti, roll, salad, homemade desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children -12. Carry out is available.

Please join us as CATF presents scenes from each of the 2016 plays. The evening will feature a very special appearance by OBIE-AWARD winning playwright, Susan Miller, who will read from her work. It all happens at the Marinoff Theater, 62 W. Campus Drive from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Caregivers will be holding our annual Potter’s Bowl at the Shepherdstown Fire Department on Friday, March 11, beginning at 6 p.m. Choose a pottery item to keep and enjoy the soups, bread, wine, beverages and desserts. Shop an array of items in the silent & live auctions! Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Call Good Shepherd Caregivers for tickets at 304-876-3325.