Calendar of Events Sept. 23
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Oct. 3: Children ages 3 through 5 are invited to a fun Spanish immersion story time at 10:30 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German Street). Call 304-876-2783 or email “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday, Oct. 4: The courageous Harriet Tubman will be portrayed by Ilene Evans at 7 p.m. at O’Hurley’s General Store (205 East Washington Street). This free “History Alive” program is sponsored by the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library.
The Library’s popular children’s programs will continue through December 7; no registration is required. “Lapbabies” for children birth through 18 months is on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. “Time for Twos” meets from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The “Three to Five Year Olds” program is on Wednesdays from 11:15 to noon. For more information call 304-876-2783, email splchild@martin. lib.wv.us or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
Friday, Oct. 7: The free film, “No,” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.
Monday, Oct. 10: The Board of the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will hold its monthly meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.. Call the Library at (304) 876-2783 for directions.
Friday, Oct. 14: Homeschool students ages 8 through 14 are invited to a littleBits STEAM building maker lab in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German Street) at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 876-2783.
The film “A Separation” will be shown free of charge in Reynolds Hall.at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15: Children three and older are invited to a “Prince and Princess” story time with songs, stories, and a craft at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department. For more information, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 is the deadline to register to vote in the general election on November 8. To update your information or register, go to www.sos.wv.gov/elections, or call toll-free 866-SOS-VOTE. Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 26 and continues through Saturday, Nov. 5.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: All ages are invited to a Halloween costume parade followed by a story time. Families may meet Children’s Librarian Christy Hagerty in front of the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building (102 East German Street) at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: The Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Library (100 East German Street). This meeting is open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-876-2783.
Friday, Oct. 28: The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Library at 5 p.m. to discuss A Death in the Family by James Agee.
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.
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 Shepherdstown Film Society, in conjunction with Shepherd University’s Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence program, will show “Glory” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
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.
Good Shepherd Caregivers invites our friends and community to join us for our 8th Annual Tastes from Around the World at the Bavarian Inn at 6:30 p.m. This event will feature various wines and international cuisines chosen from selected locations around the world. Ticket prices are $65 and can be purchased online at www.gsivc.org, or by calling 304-876-3325. Call for more information
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. 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.
Dr. Timothy Nixon,Department of English and Modern Languages, will present a talk entitled “Klaus Mann: German Anti-fascist and American Literary Figure:” at 12 p.m. in the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. This presentation considers the life and works of Klaus Mann (1906 1949). Mann was the author of Mephisto and The Turning Point.
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!