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Calendar of Events Mar. 11

By Staff | Mar 11, 2016


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.

The Trinity Thrift Shop, located at 104 S. Church Street, Shepherdstown, is having its clothing bag sale through March 26, 2016 – $5 for all the clothing that can fit in one bag! In addition, many other items are half price for the same timeframe. The Shop is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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 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.

Mar. 13

Frank “Tico” Herrera at The Bridge Gallery for an ‘Artist Q&A’ session at 2 p.m. The exhibit continues through March 19.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a volunteer work session at Shepherdstown’s Morgan’s Grove Park. The session will be focused on severing invasive vines, both native and non-native, that are weighing down or girdling some of the park’s trees. It will be led by Shawn Walker, a certified Arborist and Master Naturalist, who will provide guidance and supervision. Although the primary goal will be to help the park, this will also provide a good opportunity to learn proper techniques for handling invasive vines and to learn more about trees in general. For more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

Mar. 16

Maggies Card Party “Bridge, Bunco & Mahjong Party for Good Shepherd Caregivers“: Lots of fun is in store for those who attend a Bridge, Bunco & Mahjong party to benefit Good Shepherd Caregivers at 10 a.m. at Cress Creek Country Club. Good Shepherd Caregivers is a local non-profit, cost free, organization which serves deserving clients in Jefferson County. Tickets are $30 ($15 deductible), including lunch, and will be sold at the door. However, advance reservations are recommended. Please call Good Shepherd Caregivers, www.gsivc.org, at 304-876-3325 for more information.

Mar. 24

Please join us for the first talk this year: Cindy Vance (Department of Accounting) will present a talk entitled “The effects of Auditor Evaluation, Professional Skepticism, and the Presence of Fraud on Fraud Risk Assessment Performance.” The abstract can be found here at www.shepherd.edu/frf-vance-s16/. This talk will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium. Light refreshment will be served.

Mar. 25-26

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Easter Flower Sale on Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. There will be a large variety of plants including: hyacinths, tulips, hydrangeas, mums, lilies, mini roses, hanging baskets and much more. AWS merchandise will be available also. Support this local animal shelter and enjoy some beautiful Easter flowers. The Animal Welfare Society has been serving the community for over 60 years. The no-kill shelter is located on Old Leetown Pike just past the Jefferson County fairgrounds. For more information, to view pictures of some of the great pets that are ready for adoption or to learn more about other events, visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org or call 304-725-0589.

Mar. 26

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk along the Final Attack Trail on the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The walk will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. Easy registration is available on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

May 1

The Jefferson County Community Choir is seeking singers for their spring concert to be held at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. March and April in the social hall of St. James Catholic Church. There is a $20 membership dues fee; no audition necessary. Any questions call Judy Pharr at 304-876-0639.