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Calendar of Events Dec. 9

By Staff | Dec 9, 2016


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 splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Dec. 23 through Jan. 2: Holiday hours for Shepherdstown Library: no fines will be charged for overdue items returned Dec. 24 through Jan. 2!

Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 — Closed on Dec. 24, 25 and 26.Open Tuesday Dec. 27 through Friday Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Closed on Dec. 31, Jan. 1, and Jan. 2 — Library resumes regular hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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. 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. 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.

Dec. 11

Harpers Ferry and Bolivar host their annual Christmas parade beginning at 2 p.m. The route is from the Visitor’s Center at Route 340 down Washington Street to the Fire Department. Santa will be on hand at the department following the parade to hear Christmas wishes.

Dec. 12

Regular Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. at the Board offices, 110 Mordington Avenue, Charles Town.

Dec. 13

Speak presents a juried show of West Virginia Storytellers! Fred M. Powers is a walking repository of West Virginia and Appalachian History. A former school teacher as well as a miner, he has given a voice and a face to the stories of miners and their place in our nation’s history. A teller of short stories and tall tales (some true), Jo Ann Dadisman is a native West Virginian whose passion for her state and her people guide her storytelling. She will be offering a program called “The Trouble with Men and Women.”

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 the West Virginia Storytelling Guild.

Dec. 14

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.

Dec. 15

Redistricting Forum at 6-11 p.m. at Wildwood Middle School on the proposed redistricting of Jefferson County Schools. The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Dec. 19

Redistricting Forum from 6-11 p.m. at TA Lowery Elementary School on the proposed redistricting of Jefferson County Schools. The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Dec. 20

Holiday dinner and concert at the Shepherdstown Community Club. Jefferson High’s vocal group will perform following the traditional turkey and ham dinner. Cost is $20 per person. Please call 304-702-3026 or email ttpams@comcast.net to reserve a spot.