homepage logo

Calendar of Events Mar. 17

By Staff | Mar 17, 2017


Fri., Mar. 17: Homeschool students ages eight through fourteen are invited to get creative in a littleBits STEAM building maker lab in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department at 11 a.m. Registration is required: call 304-876-2783 or email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Sat., Mar. 18: Our Lego Club for ages four and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department at 1:30 p.m. (“Master Builders” do not need to be registered.) Call Christy Hagerty at the Library at 304-876-2783 or emailsplchild@martin.lib.wv.us for details.

Mon., Mar. 20: Homeschool students ages eight through twelve are offered a free hands-on watershed class taught by educator Alison Zak from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class, which will begin in the Children’s Department and then continue outside, will include making boats from natural materials, seeing if they float, and exploring run-off, erosion, and water quality testing at the Town Run. Registration is required: call 304-876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit 100 E. German St.

Fri., Mar. 31: The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 5 p.m. to discuss The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich.

The 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 splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visit the library.

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: 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.

The Jefferson County Community Choir is seeking singers for their spring, Apr. 30 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.

Mar. 18

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.

Mar. 21

Make reservations now for a special Middle East dinner ($20) prepared by Carol Sanders of Real Good Food. Followed by a Program with the Potomac Valley Audubon Society “Nurturing Native Pollinators: ecological considerations to support pollinators in your garden” starting at 6:30 and ending at 9 p.m. in the War Memorial Building. Please make your reservation by March 17 with carol.ann.sanders1@gmail.com or 304-283-039. If you need to cancel your reservation please do so by March 17 so we have an accurate count for dinner preparations.

Mar. 23

A coalition of educators and religious and community organizations from the area is sponsoring an “Interfaith Dialogue” at Shepherd University from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, on the Shepherd East Campus at 213 North King Street. It will feature a panel discussion that will include local religious leaders and a retired World Bank official. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Mar. 24

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.

Mar. 25

Pancake Breakfast – All You Can Eatat New Street United Methodist Church, Corner of New and Church streets. Dining Hall in lower level. Serving times: 7 to 11 a.m. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, applesauce, juice/coffee/tea. Cost: Adults: $8; Children, 4-12: $5. Carry Out Available.

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be having their annual spring Rabies Clinic at Tractor Supply in Charles Town, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Dr. Adrianne Doering, VDM will be vaccinating dogs and cats over 3 months of age. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. There will be a secure, enclosed area available to safely vaccinate cats. The vaccination cost is $10 for each pet, cash or check. If your pet has been previously vaccinated, you must bring previous Rabies Certificate to receive a three (3) year Vaccination and Certificate. If this is your pet’s first Rabies vaccine or they are overdue, the vaccine will be valid for one year. For more information or to view pictures of pets ready to be adopted, visit the AWS web site at www.awsjc.orgor call 304-725-0589.

Apr. 22

The Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter (EPAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its annual Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg. The brunch will feature the Howard Burns Quartet. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $35, and proceeds from the ticket sales and Silent Auction will fund the Chapter’s scholarship awards and other public service projects. Ticket sales close on Apr. 17, and all sponsorships should be purchased by Apr. 14 in order to be included in the program booklet. To purchase a ticket, contact Erica Logan (301-416-8600) or Kimberley Crockett (304-274-2829). For donations or sponsorships for the souvenir booklet and/or event, contact Tamara Togans at ttogans@gmail.com.