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Calendar of Events Apr. 29

By Staff | Apr 29, 2016


May 2 through May 8 is Children’s Book Week. As soon as they’re announced, this year’s winners of the “Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards” will be listed on the bulletin board outside the Children’s Department: how many of them have you read?

Wed. May 4: Ages 4 and older: Meet “Stevie Nicks” the beagle and hear funny dog stories from 4 to 4:45 in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German Street).

Tues. May 10: To find your polling place for today’s primary election, please go to www.sos.wv.gov/elections/, which has links to lots more information.

Sat. May 14: Ages 3 and older: a “Bugs” story time with songs and a craft, on May 14 at 11 a.m. Email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us for more information about this event in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department.

Friday, May 27: Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will hold its annual wine and cheese reception and book sale preview from 6 to 8 p.m. at the War Memorial Building (102 East German Street; $10 per person). Please call the Library in May at 304-876-2783 regarding donations for the sale. The FOSL Book Club will discuss Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris at 4 p.m. in the library.

Saturday, May 28: FOSL book sale is 10 to 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Building. To benefit area schools, interested book sale supporters are asked to make a $10.00 donation prior to — or during — the sale weekend. Participating schools will then be able to receive a box of children’s books!

Sunday, May 29: FOSL book sale is 10 to 2 p.m. in the War Memorial Building.

Monday, May 30: The Shepherdstown Library will be closed to observe Memorial Day.

Free weekly story times in May through 5/25: “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 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.

Calling all knitters, quilters, rugmakers and others! We meet in the Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of German and Church Streets, every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Work on your own projects while socializing with other crafters. (We also take time out for tea and snacks.)

The Trinity Thrift 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. Stop by for some cool finds – clothing for all, jewelry, books, movies, toys, kitchen and other house wares, prints, knick knacks, and holiday items! The Shop accept accepts donations of clothing, books, jewelry, and many other items. It also collects used eye glasses on behalf of the Lion’s Club. The Thrift Shop cannot accept furniture, other large items and electronics due to limited space. Contributions may be delivered to the screened-in back porch at any time. Tax receipts are available during business hours. If anyone has questions about the Thrift Shop, please call (304) 876-6990.


Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Taste of Cherry” at 7pm at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety. org. See you at the movies!

Apr. 30

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! mlblue@frontiernet.net

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Items may be dropped at the police department between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, please contact the Shepherdstown Police Department at 304-876-6036.

The Shepherdstown Morris Dancers will be joined by 3 other morris teams from the DC – VA area to kick off the town’s Annual May Day celebration with morris dancing on King Street at 10 am. Everyone is encouraged to welcome in Spring by joining the parade in festive and colorful attire with the lineup on Church Street at 11:30 a.m. The parade down German Street will begin at 12 noon, followed by revelries of music and dance under the 23 foot Maypole on McMurran Hall side lawn. Displays of morris dancing by all teams will resume at 3pm on King Street. For more information, call Terry at 304-876-3552.

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.

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.

May 6

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Friday, May 6th from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. There will be a variety of plants including: geraniums, new guinea impatiens, begonias, hydrangea, hanging baskets and much more. AWS merchandise will also be available with all proceeds to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. For more information on upcoming events, such as Bark in the Park on June 4th or to view the pets that are waiting to be adopted, visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org, facebook or call 304-725-0589.

May 7

New Street UMC, corner of New and Church streets, will hold its Spring Fling 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.