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Calendar of Events Jan. 13

By Staff | Jan 16, 2017


Mon., Jan. 16: Children five and older are invited to an “Animal Yoga” program (sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society) at 1:30 p.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department. No registration is needed; email “mailto:christy.hagerty@martin.lib.wv.us”>christy.hagerty@martin.lib.wv.us or call (304) 876-2783 for more information. To celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. the Library will be open 10 a.m.to 7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 21: Children three and older are invited to a “Let’s Make Music” story time with songs 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.

Sat. Jan. 21 and Sun. Jan. 22: The Rumsey Radio Hour (music, satire, and much more) will be presented at Shepherd University’s Marinoff Theater (62 West Campus Drive) at 2:30 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for these live shows may be purchased at the Shepherdstown Library or at www.foslwv. org/; save $5 per ticket if purchased before January 19. The proceeds benefit the Library’s programs.

Fri. Jan. 27: The FOSL Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. in the Library to discuss The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo by Paula Huntley.

Free with your library card at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/ (the Shepherdstown Library’s home page): new digital resources for desktop and mobile devices which include ArtistWorks (self-paced art and music lessons), Comics Plus (over 16,000 graphic novels and comics you can view through your Web browser), and OnePlay (download and play over 2000 games). Call the Library at (304) 876-2783 for details.

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.

Jan. 14

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 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. 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 upperpotomac@gmail.com, or call 304-263-2531.

Jan. 18

Shepherd University’s Martinsburg Center is hosting a Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5-6:30 p.m., at the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport restaurant, 170 Aviation Way, Martinsburg. The mixer offers the opportunity to learn about degree programs at Shepherd’s Martinsburg campus, network with chamber members and guests, and tour the airport facility.

Tuition discounts may be available to employees of chamber members. The event is free and door prizes will be available to those who bring business cards. RSVP at 304-267-4841 or at chamber@berkeleycounty.org.

Jan. 27

Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction invites you to join us at the Sam Michael’s Park Gymnasium (235 Sam Michael’s Lane; Harpers Ferry) at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of fun, fellowship, and good food (doors open at 6 p.m.). We welcome guest speaker Sid Bream, who will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in his own unique way as we enjoy dinner (wild and non-wild game will be served). We will also be giving away, via drawing, 5 hunting rifles and shotguns! (All Federal, State and Local laws apply, winners must pass a background check and take possession of their guns at Valley Guns 2 in Inwood,) For information and to purchase a ticket contact the church at 304-728-3700.

Mar. 4

Mark your calendars for the VETERUN. This race is a 5K, 1/2 marathon and Fun Run at Summit Point Speedway in Summit Point, WV. Proceeds from the race benefit veterans’ causes and donations in the past have been made to: Shepherd University Student Veteran Organization; Charles Town VFW; Jefferson County Parks & Recreation for Veterans’ Pavilion. This is a chance to run on the racetrack for CASH awards. Wounded warriors are eligible for free registration and the race is seeking wheelchair athletes for its “Steve’s Wheelers” division. Organizations are welcome to participate and volunteers and sponsors are needed. For more information visit: VETERUN.ORG.