Calendar of Events Jan. 27
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Shepherdstown Library’s popular children’s programs are offered in the Children’s Department through May 24; no registration is required. “Lapbabies” for children birth through 18 months is 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 “mailto:splchild@martin”>splchild@martin. lib.wv.us or visit the Library at 100 East German St.
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.
Mon., Feb. 6: Children ages 3 through 5 are encouraged to attend a fun Spanish immersion story time at 10:30 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German St.). This series will continue on the first Monday of each month during the school year. Call (304) 876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sat. Feb. 11: Children three and older are welcome at a special “Let’s Make Valentines!” story and craft program at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department. For more information, call the Library at (304) 876-2783, visit 100 East German Street, or email email@example.com.
Fri., Feb. 17: Homeschool students ages 8 through 14 are invited to get creative in a littleBits STEAM building maker lab in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German St.) at 11 a.m. Registration is required: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 876-2783.
Mon., Feb. 20: The Shepherdstown Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Presidents’ Day.
Wed. Feb. 22: The Board of the Shepherdstown Library will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Library (100 East German Street). This meeting is open to the public.
Fri., Feb. 24: The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 5 p.m. to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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.
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.
President’s Lecture Series from 6:308 p.m. at the Erma Ora Byrd Hall Auditorium. John Amos will give a talk titled “SkyTruth: Using Satellites, Digital Mapping, and Big Data to Illustrate Environmental Issues.” Amos is founder and president of SkyTruth, a nonprofit organization that uses satellite imagery and remote sensing data to document and monitor man-made impacts on the earth. There will be a reception following the lecture. Open and free to the public. Please contact Karen Rice at email@example.com or 304-876-5135 to reserve a space.
The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present “Legal Issues to Consider When Starting Your Business”. Attorney Layne Diehl of Diehl Law PLLC will discuss legal matters that you should consider when starting your business including business formation, regulatory issues, contracts, etc. 5:30 p.m. networking and refreshments, 6:30 p.m. program at The Inn at Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town. Free and open to the public. For more info, call 304-728-3255, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jcda.net/entrepreneurs-forum.
Shepherdstown Fire Hall will once again host a buffet dinner. The menu will include fried chicken and ham with all the trimmings with homemade rolls and desserts. Cost is $9 for adulys, $5 for children ages six to 15. Children under six eat free. The dinner will be served from 12 to 3 p.m. in Barron Hall at the fire department, located at 8052 Martinsburg Pike. For more information, please call the department at 304-876-2311 or 304-876-6038.
Turning Pointe Dance Company presents a Princess Tea Party from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Station at Shepherdstown. Wear favorite royal attire and plan to enjoy tea (apple juice), snacks, a princess craft and court dance lessons. Tickets are $10 per child and are available at www.tututix.com/rnmdancestudio. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Being Mortal Webinar from 57 p.m. at the Erma Ora Byrd Hall, Room 111. The Village to Village network is hosting a webinar that features Dr. Atul Gawande discussing Being Mortal. In his profession as a surgeon, he finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about. Join SAIL (Shepherd Area Independent Living) for the webinar and discussion following.
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.