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Calendar of Events Feb. 3

By Staff | Feb 3, 2017


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.

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 splchild@martin.lib.wv.us 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 splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

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 splchild@martin.lib.wv.us 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.

Feb. 3

Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Thin Blue Line” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free.

For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety. org.

Feb. 4

Shepherdstown Music and Dance hosts its next contra dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the War Memorial Building on German Street. The caller, Brian Hamshar of Charlottesville, Va., will call contra dances to the band Rambling House with musicians Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute), Patrick Cavanaugh (banjo) and Marc Glickman (piano). All levels are welcome, no partners needed. Please wear or bring clean soft-soled shoes to protect the ballroom floor. Potluck snacksare presented at the break. The free introductory lesson begins at 7:30. Admission to the dance is $12 / $8 for members and $5 for dancers under age 12. Info: John at 301-542-3272 or smad.us.

Feb. 5

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.

Feb. 8

Film Series at the Byrd Center at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium screening of “13th.” The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary “13th” refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. Open and free to the public. Contact Jody Brumage at jbrumage@shepherd.edu to reserve a space as seating is limited.

Feb. 11

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.

Feb. 12

The annual Community Festival of Music in honor of the work and witness of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be hosted by Asbury United Methodist Church (4257 Kearneysville Pike, across from Morgan’s Grove Park) Sunday, at 4:30 p.m. The several churches of Shepherdstown and the Shepherdstown Elementary Drumming group will present a variety of songs and anthems.

The offering will benefit the Shepherd University Multicultural Leadership Team Scholarship Fund. A student recipient will give a brief testimony to its value. This program is sponsored by the Shepherdstown Ministerial Association. For more information contact Tommy Murray. (304) 876-3112

Feb. 13

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.

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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Event Begins: 6:00 p.m.

Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Shepherdstown Fire Hall

Choose a handmade pottery bowl to keep!

Enjoy homemade soups, breads and desserts!

Shop an array of items in our silent & live auctions!

For advanced tickets, stop by or give us a call.

Donation: $30

12 & under: $5