Calendar of Events Apr. 1
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.
The Washington Arts Gallery offers several upcoming events. They will begin with the Washington High School Art Club under direction of Sam Nelson from Thursday, March 31 to Sunday, April 3. Next, we have Claire Ayres showing from Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10. Next, we have the Jefferson County Photography Club showing April 14 to April 17. Last, showing from April 21-24 we will welcome an art student from the Shepherd University Art Department, headed by Rhonda Smith. The Washington Street Artists Co Op is located at 108 N. George St in Downtown Charles Town. Please visit our website for up to date information at www.washingtonstartists.org.
The Shepherdstown Library
Free weekly story times in April: “Lap Babies”(birth to 18 months) onTuesdays at 10:15. “Time for Twos” on Tuesdays at 11:15. The “Three to Fives Program” on Wednesdays at 11:15. The “After School Program” (for ages five and older) on Wednesdays at 4:00. Call (304) 876-2783
Shepherdstown Music and Dance hosts the monthly contra dance on Saturday Apr. 2 at the War Memorial Building ball room from 8 to 11p.m.The caller, Bob Isaacs from New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a prolific writer of intricate and fun contra dances. He will be joined by the band Tempest from New York. Composed of Tim Ball on fiddle, Chuck Abell on guitar and Harry Aceto on bass, Tempest blends traditional tunes with inventive,progressive grooves and harmonies from jazz, Irish fiddle tunes, and pop/R&B. A free beginners’ workshop will be conducted at 7:30 to learn the basic contra dance moves. Admission is $12 non-members / $8 members / $5 for children under age 12 and for Rambler student card holders. Please wear soft-soled shoes. All are welcome. Fabulous potluck snacks are served at the break. For more info, see www.smad.us or call 304-870-4118.
Apr. 4 through Mon. Apr. 18:
Enter a t-shirt design contest and help us build our new library! Ages 5 through 18 are invited to enter their original artwork featuring this theme: “Bookin’ it for the Library.” The winning design will appear on a t-shirt that will be sold before, during, and after Freedom’s Run. For contest details, call or visit the Shepherdstown Library (304-876-2783; 100 East German St.)
From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library will be hosting a lecture by Doug Estepp about the West Virginia Mine Wars, a turbulent, violent and complex era in the W. Va coal fields and in American labor history. Light refreshments will be served. Please stop by or call 304-535-2301 to reserve your seat.
Members of the community are invited to join friends and neighbors at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation to learn about the history and benefits of Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL), a non-profit, member-supported organization. Our mission is to help each other remain active, connected, and independent in our own homes and communities as long as possible. If you are interested in meeting members, becoming a member or just attending this gathering in a member’s home, call 304-870-7245 or contact SAIL at info@shepherdstownSAIL.org. You may visit our website at www.shepherdstownSAIL.org
League of Women Voters will have a candidate forum, 7 p.m. at the Bolivar Community Center auditorium (60 Panama St., Harpers Ferry).
7:00-8:00 pm- Board of Education candidates
8:00-9:00 pm- Magistrate Court judge candidates
Meet two Alpine dairy goats born in March and hear funny goat stories. The Library program for ages four and older will be from 4 to 4:45 on the lawn next to Happy Creek Coffee & Tea (104 S. King St.; in the Children’s Department if it rains).
Celebrate National Library Week (April 10-16) with a free movie for ages five and older in the Children’s Department from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is required: call (304) 876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Shepherdstown Community Club for dinner in the War Memorial Building and a report from delegate Stephen Skinner about the recently concluded legislative session in Charleston. The three course dinner ($20) starts at 6:30 p.m. featuring a Mexican themed menu of beef & chicken fajitas, refried beans, Spanish rice and dessert. Bring your questions. Program runs from 8-9 p.m. RSVP preferred, by email to Toni Milbourne email@example.com, or by phone 304-702-3026.
From 4 to 4:45 for ages four and older: meet two gentle Anatolian Shepherd dogs (used to guard livestock for farmer Laurie Scott) and hear funny dog stories. Meet on the lawn next to Happy Creek (104 S. King St.; in the Children’s Department if rainy).
The League of Women Voters will present a candidate forum in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History & Education (213 N. King St., Shepherdstown) at Shepherd University.
6:30-7:00 pm- Soil Conservation District Supervisor candidates
7:00-8:00 pm- Family Court judge (District 24) candidates
8:00-9:00 pm- Circuit Court judge (District 23) candidates