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Calendar of Events May 6

By Staff | May 6, 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?

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.


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 6-8

Ren & Pam Parziale, 5210 Paynes Ford Road, Kearneysville, owners of award-winning Sycamore Pottery hosts their 44th Open Studio in West Virginia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please join friends and family as Ren & Pam Parziale present our winter’s work for show and sale. Founded in 1971, Sycamore Pottery continues the tradition of fine craftsmanship in clay. Together we have been making stoneware and redware on the potters’ wheel at our studio in Leetown.

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.

Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club, is holding its annual Plant Sale at the Trinity Episcopal Church, from 9 a.m.til noon. Come and see our wide variety of perennials, annuals, cacti, baskets, herbs and more.

Local favorite Steve Gester calls contras to the Irish flavored band featuring Jeff Thomas on concertina, WAMMIE award winning guitarist, Pat Egan and Tabby Finch on piano in the ballroom of the War Memorial Building.

Please join us for fabulous potluck snacks at the break and a free introductory dance-figure lesson at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for nonmembers, $8 for members and $5 for dancers 12 years and under, as well as Shepherd University students with Rambler cards. This will be our last regularly scheduled dance until September. For more information, call 304-870-4118 or visit www.smad.us.

May 10

Speak will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Club War Memorial Building. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Four Seasons Books, reserved at www.speakwv.org , or reserved by phoning 304-886-9481. Questions? info@speakwv.org . Speak will donate 10 percent of ticket sales from this concert to Shepherdstown Day Care.

May 13

The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit downtown Shephrdstown thanks to Jefferson Distributing. The team will arrive at 5 p.m. on N. King St. in front of Town Hall. After getting parked, the public can watch as the crew dress and hook the horses. The horses will be paraded down German St. approx. 6 to 6:15 p.m. They will then be avaiable to be seen across from Town Hall until 7:30 p.m., where the public can watch them be undressed and put back on the trucks.

May 21-22

The Shepherdstown Community Club will sponsor its 19th Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea featuring a self-guided walking tour of some 20 private gardens that are rarely open to the public and an elegant afternoon tea.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or in person during the event. Ticket prices are $20 for the Garden Tour and Tea ordered before midnight May 18; $25 after that including the days of the event.

Tickets are available at the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop and Four Seasons Books both located on German Street, and Yarnability on South Duke Street (cash, check or credit card). Advance Sale Tickets on line by PayPal: www.paypal.com click on Acceptance Mark to order tickets online.

The Peter Burr Bread Bakers’ Guild is offering a spring class on making natural yeasted artisan breads and baking in a wood fired bread oven. The class will include a two-hour evening session on Friday, May 20, followed by a four-hour morning session on Saturday, May 21. For more information on volunteering or purchasing bread, contact Wayne at wbraun@frontiernet.net. All proceeds go to Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission (JCHLC). A donation of $40 to JCHLC covers costs and aids in future improvements at Peter Burr Farm. All ingredients are included.