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Calendar of Events for March 25

By Staff | Mar 25, 2011


Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751.

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 “http://www.baacs.org”>www.baacs.org or 304-728-8330.


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.


Free weekly running training, injury evaluation and prevention and group runs hosted by Two River Treads. Current groups meet at the C&O Canal, Cushwa Basin, Harpers ferry and Antietam. See 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 to 6 p.m. or by appointment 304-876-1100. This skilled service is offered free to our local community.


The Shepherdstown Film society in partnership with the Shepherd University Scarborough Society presents “Belle de jour” at Reynolds Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!

The Shepherd University Department of Contemporary Art and Theater will present a solo exhibition by photographer and faculty member Rick Bruner in the Frank Center Gallery. Bruner’s exhibit titled “Sabbatical Exhibition” chronicles his year-long trip around the world and includes images of Cambodia, Thailand, Jordan, and Egypt. For more information about the Shepherd Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, programs and faculty, visit www.shepherd.edu/artweb/.


“Smart People Shorts” presented at the Full Circle Theater Company by Polyartispilia Productions. It’s guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve seen. Come with us as we take a look all the things that go bump in the night, things your mom told you not to touch and things you paid a lot of money in therapy to forget – all with some musical accompaniment and the certainty that, deep down, we all have a little bit of freak in us. Due to the nature of the show, only people 18 or older will be admitted. Shows start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 and are available online at www.fullcircletheaterco.org or by phone at 304-269-7798.


The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County. There is no fee and anyone is welcome to participate. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Martin’s Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads shopping Center off Route 340 just east of Charles Town. For more information, contact trip leader Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or monsansagalkin@myactv.net. In case of inclement weather, contact him to see if the trip is still on, trip details could change depending on weather and recent bird sightings.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a tour of the Ridge State Fish Hatchery in Morgan County. The tour is free, and anyone is welcome to join in. The hatchery is a state-run facility that is currently used to raise trout to be stocked in state waters and some private waters that are open to the public. Participants should plan to meet at 1 p.m. at the hatchery building. The hatchery is located south of Berkeley Springs off Route 522, about 2 miles north of the Virginia state line. The address is 12051 Valley Road. Pre-registration is recommended but not required; to pre-register contact Kelly Heldreth at kheldreth@hotmail.com or 304-229-6229 or 540-931-5945.

The Jackson Blues Band will perform at The Rumsey Tavern in the Shepherdstown Clarion from 7 to 10 p.m. All ages welcome to see free live music. For reservations call 304-876-7000.

MARTINSBURG – A candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Frank Buckles, the last American World War I survivor, will be held at the Town Square of Martinsburg. Rain date will be April 2. Times will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donations will be taken in his memory, and given to his daughter Susannah for his memorial statue or the fund to teach children within the schools. Any organization or establishment wishing to participate in the candlelight vigil may do so as well. Contact numbers are 304-731-8124 or 304-886-5271.

MARCH 26 27

Come out for the grand reopening of the Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market, Spring Edition. The Really Really Free Market is a community event where we can all gather to share objects, food, ideas or whatever we want to share. Nothing is bought or sold at this market meaning that it’s all free. Bring all your old “junk” and whatever else you want to share including useful skills and crafts (although please refrain from bringing paints and other toxic/industrial chemicals). The RRFM will commence at McMurran Hall-located in Shepherdstown right in front of the big clock tower on German Street, both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Join us in this celebration of a gift economy. Sponsored by the Shepherd Student Environmental Action Coalition. For more information contact Robby Glenn at 304-839-9317 or rglenn51989@gmail.com.


The Shepherdstown Fire Department wall be having a “Sunday Dinner.” The menu will include Fried Chicken and Roast Beef and all the trimmings with homemade rolls and desserts. Cost will be $9 for adults, $5 for children (ages 6-15) and children under the age of 6 eat free. The buffet will be served from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Barron Hall at the fire department. Our fire department is located at 8052 Martinsburg Pike (route 45 West). Plan now to attend and support your local volunteers so that they may provide emergency services to Shepherdstown and the surrounding communities. Questions? Call the fire department 304-876 2311 or 304-876 6038.


CHARLES TOWN – The Old Opera House presents “Catfish Moon,” a look a love and friendship. Performances are March 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m.; March 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for Friday and Saturday shows, $15 for Sunday matinees, and students get in every show for $8. For more information, visit www.oldoperahouse.org, call 1-888-900-SHOW or email ooh@oldoperahouse.org.


Dr. Nancy Etcoff, author of Shepherd University’s 2010-11 common reading selection, “Survival of the Prettiest,” will give a lecture in the Frank Center Theater at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer session, and book-signing will follow the lecture. Etcoff is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research explores what it is in the human nature that makes a person susceptible to beauty, what qualities in people evoke this response, and why sensitivity to beauty crosses all cultures. For more information about the event, contact Judi McIntyre at jmcintyr@shepherd.edu or 304-876-5396.

BERKELEY SPRINGS – The Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning & Development Council Region 9 Full Council Meeting will be held Monday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Maria’s Garden, located at 42 Independence St.


The American Red Cross will be at Shepherd University, 301 King St., from 10 a.m. Until 4 p.m. for a blood drive. To be eligible to donate, you must be 17 years of age (Note that 16-year-olds may donate in some states with parental permission-check with the Red Cross), at least 110 pounds, and be in reasonably good health. A person can give every 56 days. All blood types are needed, but O negative and O positive.

All five members of the Jefferson County Commission will be present to answer questions and hear concerns from County residents from 7 9 p.m. at The Lions Center, 301 S. George St., Ranson. This opportunity is being co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Organization of Homeowners Associations, Inc. The purpose of the session is to assist residents in communicating with their County government in an informal setting. Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions may be submitted in advance at anncoulter@comcast.net or asked at the time of the forum.


The Woodshedders CD Release Party “0 Dig” will be held at the Shepherdstown Opera House Live at 9 p.m. $10 cover. $5 CDs. Find more information at www.thewoodshedders.com.

Shepherdstown Elementary School will host a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit its “playground fund.” The menu will include Caesar salad, spaghetti with choice of sauce, garlic bread, fresh-baked cookies for dessert, iced tea, water and lemonade. Attendees can choose to eat at 5, 6 or 7 p.m. Take out available. Tickets: $7 per adult, $4 per child age 3-12, free for children under 3. Tickets available in the office at the elementary School.


The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip along the Shenandoah River. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to participate. should meet 8 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Martin’s Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads shopping Center off Route 340 in Charles Town. For more information, contact trip leader Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465. In case of inclement weather, contact him to see if the trip is still on details could change depending on weather and recent bird sightings.


CHARLES TOWN — Happy Whiskers Animal Assistance will be hosting a free Rabies clinic from 1-4 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Park located at the end of South Mildred Street in Charles Town. The clinic will be held rain or shine. Donations are appreciated but not required. Dog and Cat Distemper combination vaccinations will also be available for $5/vaccination. A three-year Rabies vaccination will be given to dogs/cats whose owners provide proof of prior Rabies vaccination. A previous Rabies Certificate serves as proof and needs to be presented at the clinic in order for the dog/cat to receive a three-year vaccination. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. For more information, contact Sara Mauck, Happy Whiskers’ director, at 703-501-0221 or info@happywhiskers.org.

– From staff reports