Calendar of Events for Jan. 6
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.
The Blue Moon presents the Lady Dies, a banjo pickin’ dusty croon, some gypsy tunes, pirate blues and murder ballads to get your blood a little more effervescent! Doors open at 9 p.m.
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.
KEARNEYSVILLE – The next meeting of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) will take place on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Coast Guard Facility. Persons interested in learning about opportunities in cybersecurity or wishing to expand their professional expertise in the information security arena are encouraged to contact us for more information. Please visit our website (“http://issa-blueridge.org”>issa-blueridge.org) or contact the Chapter President, Larry Wright, or the Membership Director, William Rude. You can also contact the chapter via the website at issa-blueridge.org/contact html.
Trinity Episcopal church on the corner of Church and German street will offer a Community Women’s Healing Service at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The service of prayer, song and Eucharist offer 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.
THROUGH JANUARY 2011
Join us at the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for Stay Active. This one-hour class designed for those 50 and older meets at 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays. Instructed by Lisa Younis this class will meet your cardio, strength training and balance and flexibility needs. Ample free parking. Call 304-870-7011 for more information.
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.
Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players announce auditions for the spring production on Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 from 8 to 10 p.m. All auditions will be held in Reynolds Hall. The spring production includes the medieval morality play “Mankind” and five contemporary one-acts written by Shepherd creative writing majors. Multiple roles for men and women, ranging from medieval holy women to modern murderers, are needed, as well as dancers, and set and costume designers. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey at 304-876-5208 or email@example.com.
Delegate John Doyle will host town hall meeting at the Harpers Ferry Town Hall at 1 p.m.
The 6th annual foul-shooting contest is sponsored by the St. Agnes Church and Knights of Columbus. This free contest is open to both male and females, ages 10 to 14. The contest will be held at the Shepherdstown Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon. Students can pick up forms at their school. For more information call 304-876-6436.
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.
CHARLES TOWN – Red Cross blood drive 2 to 7 p.m. South Jefferson Elementary School 4599 Summit Point Rd. Must be 17 or older and in reasonably good health. All blood types are welcome but especially O negative and O positive. Please bring a form of ID with you when you come to donate.
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. 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.
HARMONY HEALING ARTS CENTER
Free class: No-Excuse Yoga 7 to 8:15 p.m.
Want to try yoga but not sure you can commit the time or money? Come once or more to this Wednesday evening class to see if yoga is right for you. Learn to cultivate health, awareness and serenity in your life through the practice of yoga. We even provide the mats. Donations accepted. Each Wednesday, Jan. 12 through Mar. 15 at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 E. New St., Shepherdstown. No registration necessary. Arrive early to find parking and assure a spot in the class. More info at www.ssyoga.org (click on free events) or call 304-283-6188 or 304-876-6918.
Free class: Naam Yoga 6 to 8 p.m.
Naam yoga is a style of yoga developed by Joseph Michael Levry (Gurunam) that incorporates the practice of the Divine Word (Naam) with the yogic movement, stretching postures, breathing, mudra and meditation. It is a form of yoga that will comfort you, challenge you, delight you and invite you to live the highest expression of yourself. Instructor Diana Brubaker is a certified Naam teacher and massage therapist. At Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 E. New St., Shepherdstown. No registration necessary. Arrive early to find parking and assure a spot in the class. More info at www.ssyoga.org (click on free events) or call 304-283-6188 or 304-876-6918.
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!
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.
– From staff reports