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Calendar of Events for Nov. 5

By Staff | Nov 5, 2010


First Friday Coffeehouse will feature nationally-acclaimed touring singer-songwriter, Ellis, at the Trinity United Methodist Church Orchard House on Route 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown. The show will be preceded by a one-hour open mic where performers do two songs for an appreciative, listening audience. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45/north side). A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.

NOV. 5-6

CHARLES TOWN Oakland Church will hold a quilt show featuring award-winning quilts made by local quilt maker Roy Magaha and other local artists. The quilts will be on display from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $2 per person. For more information, visit “http://oakland-church.net”>oakland-church.net or call 304-725-3737.

NOV. 6

The Shepherd University Music Department will present a free Percussion and Drumming Festival on Saturday, November 6th from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. in Frank Arts Center M21 on the Shepherd University campus. The event is free and open to the public and the instructional clinics are geared toward percussionists and drummers of all ages, including professionals, students, and enthusiasts. For information call 304-876-5555 or www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

Rehoboth United Methodist Church located at 30 East Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md. is hosting an All-U-Can-Eat Fall Family Dinner in the church Fellowship Hall noon until 6 p.m.

Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11 years old and children 4 years old and under get in free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door the day of the dinner.

The meal is served family style. Carry-out is also available.

For more information, call 301-223-9554.

NOV. 6-7

The Masterworks Chorale, the Eastern Panhandle’s premiere vocal ensemble, will present Handel’s Messiah at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 at the door for general admission, $22 faculty, staff and seniors, $15 for students 18 and under. For ticket information call 304-876-5765 or visit www.sufom.org.

NOV. 7

Free: Yoga for girls, ages 10 to 14 4 to 5 p.m.

Yoga can empower young girls to develop a healthier sense of self, better body awareness, and improved wellness. Learn tips for reducing stress and fluid yoga movements with fun music! Siri McDonald, LPC, has been practicing yoga for 10 years and loves to share her passion for movement with people of all ages. She currently is completing a yoga teaching-certification program. At Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 E. New St., Shepherdstown. No registration necessary. More info at www.ssyoga.org, or call 304-283-6188.

LEESBURG The Maryland Opera Studio will present “The Magic of Singing” at 4 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. Tickets are $25 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free. Call 540-882-3018 ext. 117 or visit www.waterfordfoundation.org for more information.

NOV. 9

Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of Church and German streets, will offer a Community Women’s Healing Service on at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The service of prayer, song and Eucharist offers hope and healing for body, mind and spirit. All are welcome. For more information, please call the church at 304-876-6990 or Susan MacDonald at 304-876-3681.

CHARLES TOWN The Rotary Club of Charles Town will host its Christmas for Charities event at the Anvil Restaurant in Harpers Ferry at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 a person and include a buffet dinner with food from local restaurants and a live auction. Tickets can be purchased from any Rotarian, the Anvil Restaurant, Guy’s Brick or the Ranson Visitors Center. Proceeds help Jefferson County charities during the holiday season.

NOV. 12

MARTINSBURG Hospice of the Panhandle will offer a program addressing end-of-life issue as part of their social worker continuing education.

Nancy Zenich, Hospice of the Panhandle social services coordinator, and Heather Moses, Hospice of the Panhandle social worker, will present “Family Violence and End of Life.”

Registration is $35 and begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program from 9 a.m. until noon.

Seating is limited to 35.

For more information or to register, call (304) 267-1870 ext. 207 or email Ashley Young, marketing assistant, at ayoung@hospiceotp.org.

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, director of the Freedom’s Run Race and captain and coach for the U.S. Air Force running team, will host a workshop “Run and Walk Softly: An Introduction to the Biomechanics of Walking and Running” from 6 to 7 p.m. at Harmony Healing Arts Center.

The event is free and open to the public. All ages are invited.

Dr. Cucuzzella will focus on posture and foot biomechanics and the techniques of efficient walking and/or running.

A nationally known speaker, author and researcher on running and fitness, Dr. Cucuzzella is a marathon runner. He won the master division in the 2006 and 2008 Marine Corps Marathon and the 2008 JFK 50-Mile Run. He practices medicine in Harpers Ferry and is owner of the Two Rivers Treads, Center for Natural Running and Walking, in Shepherdstown.

Harmony Healing Arts Center is located at 207 East New Street, Shepherdstown.

Sustainable Shepherdstown will show the film “Escape from Suburbia” at 7 p.m. in the Byrd Auditorium of Shepherd University. Admission free.

Through personal stories and interviews this film examines how declining world oil production has already begun to affect modern life in North America. Expert scientific opinion is balanced with “on the street” portraits from an emerging global movement of citizen’s groups who are confronting the challenges of Peak Oil in extraordinary ways.

Features authors Richard Heinberg, James Howard Kunstler, Dr. David Suzuki and local Maryland Republican congressman Roscoe Bartlett.

NOV. 13-14

HAGERSTOWN Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform in its Masterworks II concerts, “300 Years of British Classics” at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.

NOV. 17

Guantanamo on Trial: Film “The Response” & Panel Discussion from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University

Half-hour film “The Response” viewers to decide fate of Guantanamo detainee. Panelists: Sig Libowitz (wrote, produced, and appears in film) and Tom Parker (Amnesty International).

Free and open to the public; reception following.

More information: amnestyi@shepherd.edu.

NOV. 18

Enjoy an evening of wind band classics led by student conductors at the Frank Arts Center Theater at 8 p.m.. Come get a glimpse of the conductors of tomorrow! General admission is $10, $5 for faculty and children 18 and under, and free for Shepherd students and Friends of Music MAC Cardholders. For information call 304-876-5555 or www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

NOV. 19

Good Shepherd Caregivers invites members of the public to an Open House at our new office between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and see “our new digs” at 7311 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown (Route 45). Good Shepherd Caregivers provides free, nonmedical caregiving to older or disabled residents of Jefferson County. For more information, please call 304-876-3325.


Spay Today is this area’s low cost, non-profit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you, visit www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.