Calendar of Events for Jan. 28
The Shepherdstown Film Society will host opening night reception at The Shepherdstown Men’s Club will kick off its film series from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. the film “Diner” will show at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall. More information on each film can be found on the Society’s website at “http://www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org”>www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.
Shepherd University Storer Ballroom will be the site for a fund raising, inter-tribal Pow-wow with dancers from many states performing. Traditional food and jewelry will be for sale from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shepherdstown Ministerial Association to sponsor the Martin Luther King Convocation and Choir Festival. This event will include readings of Martin Luther King’s writing and presentations by church choirs of Shepherdstown. This event will be hosted at Christ Reformed church, 304 East German St. at 4 p.m.
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.
SCRABBLE – “Helping the Homeless” will be the theme of the combined Greensburg/Mt. Wesley fifth Sunday Service at 10 a.m. at Mt. Wesley. Jeff McCoy, local activist and filmmaker, will be the guest speaker. Everyone welcome.
CHARLES TOWN – Oakland Church will soon be taking early registration for their Upward Soccer program, open to all pre-kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls. Cost for registration is $65 per child. After March 12, the cost of registration will raise to $75 per child. Registration deadline is March 19.
Each child must attend one of two soccer evaluations to be held at Oakland Church, 70 Oakland Terrace in Charles Town. The first evaluation is March 12, 1 to 3 p.m. The second will be held on March 19, 9 to 11 a.m. Shin guards are required. Cleats are recommended. For more information about Oakland Church and its Upward Sports program, contact the church office at 304-725-3737, or go to their website at oakland-church.net.
FEB. 2, 16
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, DBSA, will meet at St. Agnes Parish Center, 216 S. Duke St., Shepherdstown, the first and third Wednesdays of February, at noon. This support group is for people who have been diagnosed with a mood disorder and for family members of people who have mood disorders. Call Eileen Elliott for any additional information at 304-886-3612. Check the website at www.DBSAlliance.org.
CHARLES TOWN – The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will take place at The Inn at Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Drive. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. there will be a networking and refreshments hour. The program will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. featuring Chad Lawyer and Eric Lewis of Ours, Lawyer, Lewis & Company, PLLC, one of the largest CPA firms in the Eastern Panhandle. For more information, contact the Jefferson County Development Authority at 304-728-3255 or at email@example.com.
MARTINSBURG – Hospice of the Panhandle is offering a free community workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on how to complete an advance directive. They will supply all the documents and a notary. For more information contact Ashley Young at 304-267-1870
Trinity United Methodist Church Orchard House on Route 45, 4599 Shepherdstown Road. Jon Carroll, native Washingtonian will be on hand to share some of his award winning music. He has written music for Linda Ronstadt, Tom Jones, and Kenny Rogers. More recently toured with Dixie Chicks. He puts on an energetic show. Doors open for open mic at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments served, $10 donation suggested. For more information contact Steve Warner 304-876-2915.
Full Circle Theater Company presents “Claudie Hukill,” a family drama by award-winning local playwright Sean O’Leary. “Claudie Hukill” is the story of a family in a small West Virginia mining town, torn by a showdown between competing virtues. Through the lives of two brothers we experience the inherent tension that exists between the moral imperatives of conviction on the one hand, and humility on the other. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For tickets call us at 304-268-7798 or go online at www.fullcircletheaterco.org .
A special celebration of the Lunar New Year is the setting for a benefit for the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic at the home of Dr. John and Pheny Aldis in Shepherdstown. Attendees will enjoy an evening of food and learning in their historic home filled with art and artifacts from their years of living abroad in the Public Health Service. An extensive menu is planned to celebrate this most important holiday in the Chinese Calendar. A total of 10 tickets for the event are available to the community with the bidding to close on Feb. 1. Bidding and more information is available at www.wvepfc.com or call Stacie Rohn at the free clinic 304-724-6091. Bidding on each ticket starts at $50.
Dr. Tracey Lesky, entomologist at the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station, will give a presentation about Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs at the National Conservation Training Center. She and her co-workers are trying to find ways to respond to the problems the insect poses. 7 p.m. in the Byrd Auditorium in the Entrance Building.
CHARLES TOWN – Support the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County by enjoying a delicious buffet, fun silent auction and 50/50 raffles. It is being sponsored by the Hollywood Casino and Charles Town Races. It will be held in their Skyline Ballroom from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $35/person reserve by calling 304-728-7922. For more information visit the website www.awsjc.org
MARTINSBURG – Sunrise Rotary Club will hold a black tie dinner dance to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvers, red carpet treatment and dance the night away. Tickets $50 per person. Dance held at the Historic McFarland House 409 South Queen St. Tickets available at CoxHollidaPrice, Newberry Executive Center, Miller’s Electric, City National Bank (King St.) Kay-Lewis and Dawn Newland State Farm Insurance. For more information contact Jen Stanley 304-676-8530 or Randy Lewis 304-262-4200
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 noon. 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. Those interested must make an appointment to attend the class. Please call 304-876-3000 schedule 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.
Trinity Episcopal Church’s Thrift Shop, 104 S. Church St., is now having a sale – half price on winter clothing and shoes! The thrift shop’s hours are Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. To 1 p.m. Please call the church office with questions: 304-876-6990.
CLARION FITNESS CENTER
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.
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.
TWO RIVER TREADS
Free weekly running training, injury evaluation and prevention and group runs hosted by Two River Treads, center for natural running and walking. Current groups meet at the C&O canal, Cushwa Basin, Harpers Ferry and Antietam.
Visit www.trtreads.org for times. Come learn the basics of efficient movement, proper posture and core strength for running. Video gait analysis hosted by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Laura Bergman ATC and running specialist James Munnis. Tuesday 8-10 a.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. or by appointment 304-876-1100.
This skilled service is offered free to our local community.
– From staff reports