Calendar of Events for Dec. 24
LEETOWN The Leetown United Methodist Church, 11133 Leetown Rd., will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call 304-725-8304.
Historic Christ Reformed Church, Shepherdstown, a parish of German Reformed heritage dating from 1747, maintains the tradition of the Harbaugh Christmas Service each year at 5:45 P.M. on Christmas Eve. Offered in a setting of candlelight, seasonal greenery, and incense, the Harbaugh Service tells the story of the birth of Christ in alternate read and chanted scripture from the Gospel of Luke. The service includes the sacrament of Holy Communion and is generously adorned with choir anthems, organ and vocal solos, and a myriad of favorite carols. Christ Church is located at 304 E. German St.
DEC. 26 THROUGH JANUARY 2011
SHARPSBURG, Md. – The Hagerstown Railroad Museum at Antietam Station is open every Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, and children 13 and younger get in free. For more information, call 301-824-2239 or visit www.antietamstation.com.
The American Red Cross will be at the Shepherdstown Fire Department hall from 2 until 7 p.m. collecting blood. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. For information about giving blood or to find other locations near you, call the regional headquarters at 814-262-2000.
RANSON – Ring in the New Year with Freakshow and Unfinished Business at Rumorz Nite Club. $10 cover charge per person. Band will start performing at 9 p.m. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Trip giveaway. For more information call 304-725-1030.
JAN. 3, 15
Delegate John Doyle will host town hall meetings. The first will be at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The second will be at the Harpers Ferry Town Hall Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.
First Friday Coffeehouse will feature guitar wizards Sam Pacetti and Ed Barney 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. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7:30 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-876-2915.
STARTING JAN. 8
CHARLES TOWN The St. James Catholic Church will host a Financial Peace University class on Saturday evenings. The class begins Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the parish library. FPU will show individuals how to manage money with confidence, establish and emergency fund, get out of debt, build wealth and completely change family trees. For more information or to register, call 304-725-5558.
THROUGH JAN. 15, 2011
The LostDogCoffee will feature artist Trent Griffin’s new series of paintings in its gallery space. The name of the presentation is “A Different Perspective,” which features acrylics on canvas.
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.
HARMONY HEALING ARTS CENTER
A new yoga class, Yoga for Girlz ages 10-14, will help 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. Instructor Siri McDonald brings experience teaching relaxation and life skills from her day job as a licensed counselor working with youth. She has also been practicing yoga for 10 years and loves to share her passion for movement with people of all ages. McDonald is currently completing Prana Flow yoga teaching certification at Ananda Shala in Frederick, Md. The classes will take place at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 East New St., Shepherdstown. Class is Dec. 26. Suggested donation: $10 per class. For more information, contact McDonald, LPC, at 703-554-3914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Yoga Class to Celebrate Christmas Eve, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Take some time to connect inwardly and reflect on the true spirit of the season with yoga instructor JiJi Beckett. A free all-levels yoga class at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 E. New St., Shepherdstown. More info at www.ssyoga.org (click on “free events”), or call 304-283-6188 or 304-876-6918. No registration necessary.
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; (closed Fridays); 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Outreach: The Shepherdstown Public Library will supply books and/or audio recordings to those who cannot get to the library. Access to the Library of Congress talking books and large print books are also available to those who qualify. Call 304-876-2783 to make arrangements.
Library Board: For meeting dates and times, call 304-876-2783. The public is welcome to attend. Look for Friends of Shepherdstown Library on Facebook and become a friend!
The Shepherdstown Public Library is closed until Monday, Jan. 3. Happy holidays: no fines will be charged for overdue items returned while the library is closed! For more information, please call the Library at 304-876-2783.
Registration for the library’s popular free programs for infants through age 12 will run from Jan. 10 through 15, and programs will resume the week of Jan.17. Email email@example.com or call 304-876-2783 for more information.
Town Hall will be closed on today, and Friday, Dec. 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. Trash and recycling collection will be on schedule.
– From staff reports