Calendar of Events Dec. 16
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
St. James’ Lutheran Church (4320 Shepherdstown Pike, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25443) invites all to an old Fashioned Christmas Hymn Sing-Along at 3 p.m. Come join in and lift hearts and voices to welcome this joyous Christmas season. There will be a dessert reception immediately following the hymn sing in the Fellowship Hall. Come, bring a guest and share this Christmas blessing.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Enjoy a fine evening of fiddle music with astounding accompaniment at this annual showcase concert and Fiddle Summit. Artists feature a wide variety of styles including Katie McNally and Elke Baker (Scottish, Cape Breton), Graham DeZarn (Irish), Alexander Mitchell (bluegrass, swing), Andrea Hoag (Scandinavian, English, more) and Alan Jabbour and Rachel Eddy (Appalachian), as well as Karen Ashbrook on the hammered dulcimer and all accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts and Dave Wiesler on guitar. Concert takes place at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 West Washington Street, Shepherdstown at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members, $10 students. Information on the web at smad.us, or email email@example.com, or call 304-263-2531.
Shepherdstown Contra Dance at 8 p.m. Kappy Lanning calls a lively array of contra dances to the rollicking tunes of the Fiddle Retreat Open Band, led by Alexander Mitchell, Andrea Hoag, Dave Wiesler and Paul Oorts along with a talented crew of students attending the workshops. The dance is held in the War Memorial Building, 102 E. German Street.
All are welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Potluck snacks at the break. Free introductory workshop at 7:30 p.m. Admission $12, $8 SMaD members, $5 for dancers under 12. Info: John Sauer, 301-543-3272 or smad.us.
Squeeze the Bag–8 p.m.: The bellows-blown bagpipe is a quieter, more parlor-oriented cousin to the great highland bagpipes most folks are familiar with, designed to be played with other instruments in smaller, more intimate settings. Four kinds of bagpipes will be featured: the Scottish smallpipe, the quieter cousin of the great highland pipes, the Irish uilleann (or Union) pipes, Northumbrian smallpipes and the Border pipes which are played in the border region between Scotland and England. The concert is divided into three sections We’ll open with the tiny Northumbrian pipes of England with Dick Hensold, then we’ll move to Irish section of the program with uilleann piper, Joey Abarta, flutist John Skelton, and fiddler, Nathan Gourley.
The Scottish section of the concert will feature pipers Hollis Easter, Nick Hudson, and Iain MacHarg all tied together by our host piper, Bob Mitchell and more, in a set of music from the highlands and border regions of Scotland and Cape Breton on both Scottish smallpipes and Border pipes. At Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall, 100 N. King Street, Shepherdstown.
Tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members, $10 students. Information on the web at smad.us, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 304-263-2531.