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Calendar of Events Apr. 21

By Staff | May 4, 2017


April 26: The Board of the Shepherdstown Library will hold its monthly meeting, starting at 7 p.m. in the Library (100 E. German St.). This meeting is open to the public.

April 28: 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 E. German St.) at 11 a.m. Registration is required: email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or call (304) 876-2783.

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 splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visit the Library at 100 East German St.

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 percent of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases. For program details, 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.

Knitting interest group meets in room 164 of the Byrd Center on Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Glory Days Grill Dining for Dollars Fundraiser to Benefit Animal Welfare Society: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is proud to announce their participation in the Dining for Dollars fundraiser at Glory Days Grill in Ranson which began Jan.1 and continues through the end of the year.

Every time you dine during the entire year at Glory Days Grill in Ranson, the restaurant will contribute 10 percent of your total food purchases to the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. Bring your neighbors, friends, and relatives, keep your copy of your guest check (not credit card receipt), and either mail it to: AWS P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV, 25414, place it in the collection box at Petco in Ranson, give to a board member, or drop it off at the shelter on Leetown Pike.


April 21

Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Theeb” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org See you at the movies!

April 22

The third annual Shepherd University 3D Dash 5K race to benefit the Shenandoah Women’s Center will take place on Saturday, April 22. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race will start at 10 a.m. at the Smallwood and Small Pavilion next to Ram Stadium. The entire race goes through Shepherd’s campus. Registration costs are $10 for students, $20 for non-students, and $10 for runners on teams of five or more. For more information, contact Katie Spriggs, Shenandoah Women’s Center program manager, at 304-263-8522 or 3DDash@swcinc.org, or Rhonda Jackson, Shepherd counselor, at 304-876-5681 or rjackson@shepherd.edu.

April 22-23

The Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its spring concert entitled “A Musical Story: Beginning, Middle and End”, which will celebrate the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The weekend of 2 concerts will start on at 4:30 at Shepherdstown’s Town Run Brewing Company. Ensembles @ Ellsworth will give a Prelude Performance with Alec Bennington leading The Ellsworth Brass Choir.

Harpers Ferry Middle School will be the venue for the April 23 concert. It will begin at 3:00pm with a Prelude Performance by The Charles Washington Youth Orchestra, directed by Eli Thomas and sponsored by The Station at Shepherdstown. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door for the two concerts. Visit www.cwsymph. com for more information.

April 24

President’s Lecture Series featuring Delegate Riley Moore discussing “Security and Freedom: the Struggle for Balance” at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. There will be a reception following the lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public.

April 26

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society, the City of Hagerstown, and the Washington County Bird Club will sponsor a bird walk at Hagerstown’s new Kiwanis Park starting at 8 a.m. and last one and a half hours. It will be led by local birding expert Sandy Sagalkin. It will be free and open to everyone but pre-registration will be required. Register and get full information on the City of Hagerstown’s website at www.hagerstownmd.org/birdwalks. For more information, contact Mr. Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465.

April 28

The Third Annual Shepherd International Guitar Festival will be held through Monday, May 1. Grammy Award winner, David Russell will be our festival headliner. The lineup of artists for the 2017 Festival is outstanding, featuring a variety of traditional pieces and new compositions presented by, and guitarist. Registration and event information about the Shepherd International Guitar Festival may be found at http://bit.ly/2nMHuyK.

Spaghetti Dinner – All You Can Eat !! at New Street United Methodist Church, 202 West New Street (Corner of New & Church streets) in the lower level dining hall from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti with choice of 3 different sauces: meat, meat with mushrooms or vegetarian; rolls; salad; home-made desserts; and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 3-12. Carryout is available.

April 29

Morgan Academy Yard Sale Fundraiser-Shepherdstown Community Club Saturday will be held from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.at the Shepherdstown Community Club. The yard sale will benefit Morgan Academy and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Shepherdstown Community Club. If you would like to rid your house, attic, garage, closet, time capsule, and enjoy our busy town’s finest K-9s, please bring your goods and join us for a fun day of community togetherness. Please direct all questions to morganacademyoffice@gmail.com & Lori Robertson-540-336-4737.

May 6

The Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the grounds of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. Shoppers can expect to purchase a large selection of perennials and native plants. Proceeds fund community projects.

The Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Garden Fest and Plant Sale at the Bedington Ruritan Club, 3947 Williamsport Pike, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Many plants, including West Virginia heirloom tomato plants and garden-related items will be on sale. Baked goods and delicious foods will be available for purchase. The “plant doctor” will be in diagnosing plant and garden problems and offering solutions. Call 304-264-1936 for more information.

May 13

Fund Raiser for Relay for Life: We are looking for Crafters and Vendors for an outside event being held at the Corner Creamery and Cafe, 2809 Charlestown Road. The Cost for a 10×10 space is $20. The deadline for accepting applications is May 5. Contact Edith Louden at okangel@citlink.net for more information and an application.