Calendar of Events for Dec. 31
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.
MARTINSBURG 180 Skate Shop will host a free skate session and grand opening demo of the newly built ramp located in the Berkeley County BMX/Skatepark, 39 Kelly Island Rd., from 1 to 7 p.m. The demo will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, call 304-267-1266 or 304-582-0166.
MARTINSBURG – For the first Sunday of the New Year, Otterbein UMC will celebrate a Wesley Covenant-Communion service. The Rev. Mark C. Mooney’s sermon message for that day will be titled “An Attitude of Gratitude.” Service times at the church are at 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Praise and Worship and 10:50 a.m. Traditional service. The later service for that day will be carried live on Radio station WEPM 1340 AM. Sunday School classes for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome!
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.
Historic Christ Reformed Church, Shepherdstown, will mark Epiphany with what has become a local tradition, Epiphany High Tea and Vespers. Beginning at 6 p.m., high tea, a light supper, will be served in the undercroft. At 7 p.m. the assembly will move into the nave for choral vespers in a setting of seasonal greenery, candlelight, and incense. A largely musical service, vespers will include the music of harpist Astrid Walschott-Stapp and organist Mary Ann Morgan. The evening concludes with punch and cookies. Christ Church is located at 304 E. German St., in Shepherdstown.
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 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.
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.
MARTINSBURG The Bedington United Methodist Church’s United Methodist Men will host an All You Care to Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 4 until 7 p.m. at the church located at 580 Bedington Rd. in Martinsburg. All proceeds will go towards missions. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and children 5 and younger get in free. A family of five or more can get in for $35. Carryout will be available after 12 p.m. that day. For more information, call 304-274-2011.
JAN. 24-APRIL 11
CHARLES TOWN A Tai Chi class will be offered at Wright Denny Middle School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information or to register, call 304-728-9224.
JAN. 27-MARCH 31
A Tai Chi class will be offered at Shepherdstown Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information or to register, call 304-728-9224.
MARTINSBURG – Patriotic Pageant will be held at the Martinsburg Holiday Inn. There will be age divisions for baby girls up to and including Teen and Mrs. division. Entry fees will be $15 and everyone who enters will receive a rhinestone crown and trophy. For information contact Director Sandy Scott at 304-263-1499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, Dec. 31 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Trash and recycling collection will be on schedule.
– From staff reports