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Calendar of Events May 12

By Staff | May 12, 2017


Fri., May 12: A reception and preview of the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library’s Book Sale will be held in the War Memorial Building from 6 to 8 p.m.; admission is $10.

Sat., May 13: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library’s Book Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Building; admission is free.

Sat., May 13: Meet baby goats and lambs from 11 a.m. to noon. This Shepherdstown Library story time for all ages will be held (rain or shine) on the lawn next to 104 South King St. Call the library for more information.)

Sun., May 14: The final day of the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library’s Book sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wed. May 24: The Library’s weekly children’s programs (Lap Babies, Time for Twos, and the Three to Fives) are offered in the Children’s Department through May 24, and resume in September. However, the first day to pick up summer reading program logs is June 5. For more information call the library.

Wed. May 24: The Board of the Shepherdstown Library will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Library. This meeting is open to the public.

Fri., May 26: The FOSL Book Club will not meet in the Shepherdstown Library. Their next meeting will be on Friday, June 30 at 5 p.m. to discuss Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson. For more information, call the library.

Sat., May 27: At 11 a.m. there will be a “Here Comes Summer” story time for ages three and older with activities and a craft. For information, call the library.

Mon., May 29: The library will be closed from 10 to 7.

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 details see the above website, or call the Library.


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. 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 or place it in the collection box at Petco in Ranson.

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.

Sarah’s Tuesday Group – Calling all knitters, quilters, rugmakers and more! 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!) Questions? call 304-876-6990.

The Berkeley Art Works will be hosting a selection of recent work from members of the Potomac River Artists Guild. The show will feature a wide variety of mediums from the artists. Opening reception will be Friday, May 26, 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run from May 24 to July 8. Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen St, Martinsburg, WV.

May 12

The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown will sponsor its 14th Annual Children’s Benefit Auction at Wildwood Middle School. A preview and silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the “live” auction with Densil Nibert at 7. Refreshments will be sold. Auction items include a resort vacation to Surfside Beach, SC; Shepherd University season tickets for football and basketball; CATF tickets, jewelry, restaurants, and more! The auction raises funds for the K-Kids at T. A. Lowery Elementary, the Jefferson High School Key Club, and the Circle K at Shepherd University. A Builders Club is being planned for Wildwood Middle School. The club also supports other local children’s programs and activities, as well as the Kiwanis International Eliminate Project, aimed at eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world.

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Friday, May 12 from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. There will be a variety of plants including: geraniums, new guinea impatiens, begonias, hydrangea, hanging baskets and much more. AWS merchandise will also be available with all proceeds to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. For more information on upcoming events, such as Bark in the Park on June 3rd or to view the pets that are waiting to be adopted, visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org, facebook or call 304-725-0589.

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.

Join the Pack Horse Ford Chapter NSDAR on a chartered bus trip to historic Philadelphia, June 9-10. Tour highlights include the newly opened Museum of the American Revolution. Journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding and gain a deeper understanding of the people, events, and ideals that gave birth to the nation. Deadline for reservations is May 13. For more information, contact Katherine Genung, at 304-229-6485 or katherine@twogenungs.com.

May 18

Winning Healthcare for Everyone: Free Film and Speaker at the Shepherdstown Opera House, 7 p.m. Do you think everybody has the right to healthcare, or do you disagree? Does the upheaval with the Affordable Care Act leave you wondering why we spend nearly twice as much but have poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations?

Why other countries have uncomplicated systems of healthcare? Watch the (free) film Now is the time: Healthcare for Everybody, stay for a discussion with Dr. Margaret Flowers who is featured in the film, and learn how we can achieve improved Medicare for all. More information: epspan@gmail.com.

May 19-20

The “Friday Painters” of Shepherdstown will be having their Annual Art Show at the Shepherdstown Community Clubon German Street. The show will feature a wide variety of mediums from the artists. Opening reception will be Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 20

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) would like to welcome Veterans, families and members of the community to an open house at the medical center, 510 Butler Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us as we salute Veterans and open our doors for a day of information, outreach and a look at all the services and support we provide.

May 21

The Boonsboro Trolley Station Museum ca. 1902-1938, located at 220 N. Main St., Boonsboro, MD, will be open to visitors between 1 and 4 p.m. This restored Trolley Station, used for passengers and freight, is a part of Boonsboro’s rich heritage.

The Bowman House located at 323 N. Main St., Boonsboro, Maryland, will be open to visitors between 1 and 4 p.m. Hearth demonstrations will include recipes from a local cookbook “Colonial Recipes From Old Virginia and Maryland Manors” by Maude A. Bomberger, ca. 1907. A self-guided tour of the Bowman House, 19th century raised bed garden and pottery building will also be open for viewing.