Calendar of Events Apr. 22
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday, Apr. 29: The FOSL Book Club will discuss Jeff Shaara’s The Fateful Lightning: a Novel of the Civil War at 4 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library (100 E. German St.).
Free weekly story times in April: “Lap Babies” (birth to 18 months) Tuesdays at 10:15. “Time for Twos” Tuesdays at 11:15. The “Three to Fives Program” Wednesdays at 11:15. The “After School Program” for ages five and older Wednesdays at 4. Call (304) 876-2783, email “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com 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 Washington Arts Gallery offers several upcoming events. 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.
Shepherd University seniors Erika Burgoyne-Hongell and Kathryn N. Lamana will be the featured artists during a gallery showing from 4 to 8 p.m. April 22 at the War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St. Opening reception begins at 4 p.m., followed by a gallery talk at 5 p.m. Lamana’s series, “To Breathe Life Into,” can be viewed at kathrynlamanaphotography.weebly.com. Burgoyne-Hongell’s series, “Anima Finis,” can be viewed at erikaaart.squarespace.com.
Local businesses are sponsoring an Earth Day Event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Station at Shepherdstown, 100 Audrey Egle Drive. The event will include speakers and vendors from within our community who are all united in the quest to teach others how to live and eat in a way that reduces or removes waste and harmful chemicals, and is healthier for Our Selves, Our Homes, and Our Planet.
The Shepherd University Accounting Club’s annual Alumni Dinner is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Center Storer Ballroom. Tickets are $20 per person. The evening will include a buffet dinner and the opportunity for Shepherd alumni to meet current Shepherd students and share their accounting experiences. To register visit shepconnect.shepherd.edu/alumnidinner.
The Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter (EPAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host its annual Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg and will feature the Howard Burns Quartet. Tickets are $35, and proceeds from the ticket sales and Silent Auction will fund the chapter’s scholarship awards and other public service projects. To purchase a ticket, contact Doris Griffin (304-263-1625), Carolyn Togans (304-725-4735) or Cheryl Roberts (304-876-2277).
The Sons and Daughters of Italy in America will meet at 6 p.m. with a pot luck supper at the Knights of Columbus building on Stevens Street in Martinsburg. Bring a family favorite to share with members. Voting for new officers will be held during the business meeting at 7 p.m.
Covenant Church will be hosting the “Secret Church” simulcast starting at 6:30 p.m. This event is hosted by Dr. David Platt, and this year’s theme is “A Global Gospel in a World of Religions.” We will explore the worldviews of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Animism, and Atheism/Agnosticism, and learn how to serve, love, and share our faith as followers of Jesus with our neighbors who follow these traditions. We will also engage in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. The event will last until just after midnight, so heavy snacks will also be available. Admission is free and the first 200 participants receive a complimentary notebook. To sign up, call the church office at 304-876-2212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity Treasure Kids Preschool invites vendors to its annual Spring Fling from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. Tables are $15 each. Artisans, crafters, product distributors, t-shirt sellers, and non-profit groups are all welcome to show case and sell your items. You can even hold your own yard sale! Contact Mary Lee Blue to hold your spot today! email@example.com
The Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra, a Jefferson County-based community orchestra will present a Spring concert, “Frankie, Louis and the Gang” at 5 p.m. at the Town Run Brewing Company, 202 E. Washington Street in Shepherdstown. The entire concert will be repeated on May 1 at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniels Rd in Shenandoah Jct. Tickets are $10 and Children are free. The orchestra, conducted by Camilo Perez-Meja, will perform classical favorites by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn. The special guest flutist will be William C. Marlowe of Sterling Virginia. Also featured at the spring concert will be the newly formed Charles Washington Youth Orchestra conducted by Eli Thomas. Admission is by suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit www.cwsymph.com.
Trinity Treasure Kids Preschool invites the community to a Magic Show at 10:30am. The event will be held in the social room of Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of Church & German Streets. Each child is $5 which also includes balloon animals and face paint. Join us in the yard after the festivities for BBQ foods including hand smoked pork. We will also hold a yard sale in the chapel featuring kid’s clothes, toys and household items. Please come out and support Treasure Kids, a Christian preschool dedicated to meeting the needs of every family. For more information about our Spring Fling or to contribute to this wonderful program please contact Mrs. Mary Lee Blue at 304-876-6990.
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.
New Street UMC, corner of New and Church streets, will hold its Spring Fling on May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A large yard sale will be featured along with baked goods. Starting at 11 a.m. lunch, with sandwiches, sides and homemade desserts, will be served. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information contact the church at 304-876-2362