Calendar of Events Sept. 16
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Shepherdstown Library has extended weekend hours: on Fridays it is open from 10 to 5, and Saturdays from 10 to 3. Mondays through Thursdays: 10 to 7.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we will give you a free “Bookin’ It for the Library” t-shirt if you sign up for a free Shepherdstown Library card! Children need to be five or older, and adults need to live in Jefferson, Berkeley, or Morgan County and show proof of residence. Please call (304) 876-2783 or visit us at 100 East German Street for questions about cards for Shepherd University students or residents of nearby towns in Maryland. For the best selection of t-shirt sizes, don’t delay.
Help support the Shepherdstown Library while you shop: go to smile.amazon.com, select the ‘Shepherdstown Public Library Foundation’ as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases. For program details see the above website, or call the Library at 304-876-2783.
Saturday, Sept. 17: Children of all ages (infants and older) are invited to a “Going on a Picnic” story time with songs, stories, and a craft at 11 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German Street). For more information, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at 304-876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children are encouraged to bring their completed summer reading logs to the Shepherdstown Library by 3 p.m. which is the deadline to show us your log and receive a packet of prize coupons. (Don’t delay: some prize coupons expire at the end of September.) For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email email@example.com, or visit the Library at 100 E. German Street.
Friday, Sept. 23: The free film “Glory” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.
Wednesday, Sept. 28: The Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Library. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 304-876-2783.
Friday, Sept. 30: The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Library at 5 p.m. to discuss A Death in the Family by James Agee.
Friday, Sept. 30: “Left of the Bank” is our annual library fundraiser featuring poetry and music o at 202 South Princess Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. to allow time to enjoy wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets will be sold at the Library; and will only be sold at the door if they are still available on the 30th. Call 304-876-2783 for details.
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, 1-4 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. Questions? Call 304-876-6990.
The Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk continues throughout the summer and into the fall every Friday and Saturday evening. The 90 minute walk starts at dusk and showcases at least 20 stories and legends of the town, retold by researcher, Dana Mitchell. Cost is $12 per person and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Reservations for regular or private Tours are required. For reservations and .more information call 240-593-2317.
The Martinsburg High School Band is hosting the 38th annual Band Spectacular at 5 p.m. at Cobourn Field, 701 S. Queen St. The annual event is adjudicated by Tournament of Bands judges. More than 10 bands from West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania will participate. Concessions will be sold and vendors will be on hand. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for students and senior citizens; and free for those 4 and younger. For more information, go to www.mhsbb.com/ Links/BandSpectacular/spectacular.html.
The Panhandlers Square Dance Club is sponsoring dance classes starting today at 7 p.m. at Eagle Intermeidate School, 730 Eagle School Road, Martinsburg. Square dancing is an alcohol and smoke free activity for families, couples and singles ages 12 and up. You will laugh out loud, have fun and enjoy yourself with new friends. Call Ron Sowers at 304-876-1130 or 304-268-7619 for information.
“Free” Soup and Sandwich. Open to the public. Assorted soups, grilled cheese sandwiches, desserts and drinks (while supplies last). Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, 130 Gosling Marsh Road, Martinsburg. 5-7 p.m. For more information or directions, call Sue at 304-676-6898.
To commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. will hold a tour of the site of the 1862 battle at 2:30 p.m., led by a Civil War historian. The tour will take about 2 1/2 hours and will include wading the Potomac River at Boteler’s Ford (optional), a hike of about 1 mile through the historic Cement Mill property, and a hike of about 1 mile through the battlefield. Following the tour will be a BBQ serving hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, beer, wine and soft drinks. A donation of $30 is requested. To book and receive instructions about the tour please visit:www.battleofshepherdstown.org and click on the “SBPA STORE” at the top of the home page.
Join Local Author, J. Carol Nemeth for a book signing at the Bolivar Harpers Ferry Public Library at 12:30 p.m. American Jessica Montgomery arrives in WW I England to be greeted with the horrible news that local vagrants and homeless folk are being found murdered.
A community gathering in the spirit of St. Francis-will celebrate the wondrous web of life in song, skits and stories at the Presbyterian Meeting House, 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown, at 7 p.m. Local musicians include Don Oehser, Laura First, Sam Jannotta and Lisa Lafferty, Todd Coyle, Steve Warner, Michael Wisniewski, Jade Pope Tremba, Morgan Sell, Betty Jo and Scott Rockwell, Butch Sanders, Ardyth Gilbertson and Terry Tucker. As Bishop Desmond Tutu puts it: “Peace, in its most fundamental form, is the connection of one human spirit to another.” The concert is free. All are welcome.
Order Sons of Italy in America will host their 35th annual Columbus Day dinner dance at the Elks Club, 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland from 5 to 11 p.m. Featured guest speaker is Rosemarie Cannarella-Lorenzetti, MD. Cost is $35 per individual and includes dinner buffet, dancing and door prizes. Music by “Giovanni Live.” Tickets must be purchased no later than Sept. 24. For tickets, contact Domenick Palmer at 304-264-8678.
Enjoy the colors of autumn by motor coach to the Allegheny Mountains in south PA with the Pack Horse Ford Chapter DAR. We will visit the National Memorial for Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA, and pay tribute to the 40 people who sacrificed their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. We will dine in the beautiful 1796 Room of the historical Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Stroll through the National Museum of the American Coverlet and/or walk one block to Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival. Cost is $100 all-inclusive and is limited to the first 50 paid reservations. Contact Kathy Sholl at email@example.com or 304-876-1250.
Shepherdstown Community Club’s annual legendary book sale, happening at the War Memorial Building (German & Kings sts.). Two Floors of Books. Now Accepting Book Donations. For pick up or drop off call Nancy at 646-519-1941 or Mark at 646-519-1956. More information on Facebook, Shepherdstown Community Club Book Sale or visit the SCC web site at www.shepherdstowncc.org.
All aboard for the Annual Community Party at the Station at Shepherdstown! From 6 to 8 p.m., this year’s party is for children of all ages, including anyone who enjoys music, food, fairies, and fun. Music by by members of the recently formed Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra. For additional information, contact the station at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 304.876.6450. See you there!