Calendar of Events Dec. 2
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday Dec. 3: Join Shepherdstown Library’s Christy Hagerty and walk with her in Shepherdstown’s Christmas parade. Meet the Children’s Librarian at 9:15 a.m. on Church Street, and the parade will begin at 10 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 5: Children ages three through five are invited to a fun Spanish immersion story time at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German Street). Call 304-876-2783 or email “mailto:splchild@martin”>splchild@martin. lib.wv.us for more information.
Tuesday, Dec. 6: “Lap Babies” will meet at 10:15 a.m. and “Time for Twos” will meet at 11:15 a.m. and then both groups will resume their weekly meetings in the Library’s Children’s Department on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: The “Three to Fives” group will meet in the Library’s Children’s Department at 11:15 a.m. and then will resume its weekly meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Saturday, Dec. 10: Children three and older are invited to a “Milk and Cookies” 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, visit 100 East German Street, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 23 through Jan. 2: Holiday hours for Shepherdstown Library: no fines will be charged for overdue items returned Dec. 24 through Jan. 1!
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 — Closed on Dec. 24 and 25 — Open Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 — Resume regular hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 2.
The FOSL Book Club will not meet in December. Their next meeting will be on Friday, Jan. 27.
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 via 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.
Dec. 1-4; 8-11
Charles Dickens’ classic story of how the miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge is transformed into a charitable soul when he is visited one cold Christmas Eve by his former partner Jacob Marley and three different apparitions. A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens in December 1843, is a haunting ghost story teaches old Scrooge, and in turn each of us, the importance of family, charity and friendship. The play will come alive at the Charles Town Old Opera House Dec. 1-4 and 8-11.
Show times and prices are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., $22; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., $22; Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m., $22. Youth tickets, up to age 17, are $15 for each show while seniors and students 18-25 are $19 for each performance. Call the box office at 304-725-4420 to reserve seats.
Shepherdstown Music and Dance Holiday Potluck and Contra/Square Dance occurs from 6 to 11 p.m. at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown. Local favorite, Critton Hollow String Band, will provide the live music with Janine Smith, calling squares and contras. Guest square dance caller from Shepherd University, Nevada Tribble, will call a dance or two. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share. All dances are taught and no need to bring a partner. A beginners’ workshop will take place at 7:30. The dance starts at 8pm and admission is $12 for non-members and $8 for members. Children under 12 are free. Please bring clean soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Visit smad.us for more info or call 304-870-4118.
Shepherd University’s Department of Music will host “Celebrations Around the World,” its annual holiday gala concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a family matinee performance on Sunday, at 3 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. The concert will feature Shepherd’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Women’s Camerata, Men’s Choir and Concert Choir. This concert will offer a global exploration of holiday music, stories, poetry and traditions from around the world. The Sunday family matinee features an appearance by Santa and an instrument “petting zoo” for all ages.
General admission is $10; $5 for Shepherd faculty, staff, seniors, active-duty military, and ages 18 and under; and free for Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID. There will be a special reception for Shepherd University music alumni following the Saturday evening performance. Music alumni can RSVP for the reception at http://evite.me/DZqpk8E5fy. For more information, call 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/music.
Members of the community are invited to join friends and neighbors at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation to learn about the history and benefits of Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL), a non-profit, member-supported organization. Our mission is to help each other remain active, connected, and independent in our own homes and communities as long as possible.
If you are interested in meeting members, becoming a member or just attending this gathering in a member’s home, call 304-870-7245 or contact SAIL at info@shepherdstownSAIL.org. You may visit our website at www.shepherdstownSAIL.org