Calendar of Events Feb. 17
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., 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.
Saturday, Feb. 18: Children three and older are invited to a “Space and Beyond” story time with songs, stories, and a craft about the moon, planets, and stars, to be held at 11 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German Street). No registration is needed. For more information, email email@example.com or call the Library at 304-876-2783.
The first Lego Club for ages four and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 East German Street) at 1:30 p.m. (“Master Builders” do not need to be registered.) Call Christy Hagerty at the Library at 304-876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 4: The Shepherdstown Library will be open from 10 a.m. to noon and then be CLOSED that day from noon to 3 p.m. for general maintenance. We regret the inconvenience this may cause to our Saturday patrons, and hope you will visit Monday through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7, Fridays 10 to 5, and other Saturdays from 10 to 3. (100 East German Street; 304-876-2783.)
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 Jefferson County Community Choir is seeking singers for their spring, Apr. 20 concert. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, March 7, from 7 until 9 p.m. and every subsequent Tuesday. Rehearsals are held in the basement Social Hall at St. James Catholic Church until the concert. There is a $20 membership fee. No audition necessary. For more information contact Judy Pharr at 304-876-0639.
Winter’s almost over and spring “planting” can soon begin. Plan your “garden” with a tarot reading at On the Wings of Dreams, 139 W. German St. from noon to 4 p.m. Melanie brings her 35 years plus of experience; you bring your life. Call the shop at (304) 876-0244 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome if there’s an opening.
The Eastern Regional Jazz Festival will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Martinsburg High School, 701 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg. A total of 15 middle and high school jazz bands from Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties will perform, and awards will be given. Admission is free; concessions will be sold. For more information, go to www.mhsbulldogband.com.
Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers presents Maggie’s Card Party at 10 a.m. Featuing bridge, bunco and mahjong at The Club at Cress Creek, 100 Cress Creek Drive. Tickets are $30 with $15 of that tax deductible. Lunch is included.
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.
The Jefferson County Museum will celebrate the beginning of the 2017 season with a free, public reception from 14 p.m. at the Museum, located at 200 East Washington Street in Charles Town. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments and view new exhibits on the founding of Storer College and Jefferson County in World War I, including an exhibit on African American soldiers presented by the Marshall-Holley-Mason American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102.
Choose a handmade pottery bowl to keep at the annual Potter’s Bowl. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m. Located at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall, guests will 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. Benefits Good Shepherd Caregivers.