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Calendar of Events for Jan. 14

By Staff | Jan 14, 2011

JAN. 15

HARPERS FERRY – 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.

The Blue Moon Saloon presents Chick Salad, Woodworkings and Nick Johnson! Doors open at 9 p.m.! Don’t forget about open mic every Wednesday!

THROUGH 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.

JAN. 16

MARTINSBURG – Animal Advocates of West Virginia will meet at 2 p.m. at 713 Buxton St. For more information, call 304-754-3865 or email animaladvocateswv@comcast.net.

JAN. 19

CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management will hold its quarterly partnership meeting at The Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on at Noon. Invited speaker is Jimmy Gianato, director of the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Learn about the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and the Jefferson County Commission and the United We Stand Award that our organization has received from FEMA. There will be no charge to you for your lunch at this event. The number that can attend is limited and it’s first come first served, so make your reservation by contacting Terri Mehling at tmehling@jeffersoncountywv.org or at 304-728-3329.

JAN. 21

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. 22

MARTINSBURG The Apollo Theatre will host a concert for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or in advance at Sir Speedy Printing in Old Courthouse Square on Edwin Miller Boulevard. The show will feature the Rolling Coyotes, Blue Eyed Soul, Todd Coyle, Youngblood, the Kathleen McGrath Band and the Flashbacks. Proceeds will go to CASA. For more information, call Dan Mace at 304-263-4781.

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.

JAN. 30

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 sandyscott@hughes.net.


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.


Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle is offering free bicycle maintenance classes for girl scouts and boy scouts. The classes will be held Saturday mornings 11 a.m. To 12 p.m. Due to limited space each class is limited to 10 kids per class. We will go over the parts of a bike, regular bike maintenance and how to change a flat tire. Please do not bring bikes for the class. You must make and appointment to attend the class. Please call 304-876-3000 to make an appointment.


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.



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 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 space in class. More info at www.ssyoga.org (click on “Free Events”), or call 304-283-6188 or 304-876-6918.

JAN. 19 & 26

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. 5-March 16, at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 E. New St., Shepherdstown. No registration necessary. Arrive early to find parking and assure space in class. More info at www.ssyoga.org (click on “Free Events”), or call 304-283-6188 or 304-876-6918.


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.

Zumba and Pilates will be free in February at the Clarion. Donate heart healthy food items to benefit the local food pantry and join Lucas Pierce for 45 minutes of Zumba at 5:15 p.m. and Laura Lowe at 6:30 p.m. for Pilates on Wednesdays. No experience necessary, but must be at least 18 years old. Call 304-870-7011 for more information.


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 through Jan. 15, and programs will resume the week of Jan.17. Email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or call 304-876-2783 for more information.

– From staff reports