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Calendar of Events for April 1

By Staff | Apr 1, 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.


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 Museum, at the corner of German and Princess Streets, is open on weekends from April through October and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Hours are Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. The Museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, in which it is located. On display are 18th and 19th century crafts, other early artifacts, and a replica, made by local craftsmen, of James Rumsey’s early steamboat.


The New Hope Assembly of God, 7595 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown, will host a family movie night, featuring “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” at 7 p.m. RSVP at 304-283-1280. Child care and popcorn will be provided.

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.

First Friday Coffeehouse will feature Angela Easterling, a rising star on the folk/Americana music scene. The concert will be 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 where performers do two songs for an appreciative, listening audience. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-876-2915 or304-676-4422.

Join British songster Brian Peters as he presents a lively evening of songs from his extensive repertoire to reflect the occasion; songs of foolery, trickery, magic and other devilment… as well as a stunning selection of instrumental tunes on the melodeon and concertina from his home in the north of England. Come out for a rare evening of old English fun at the Shepherdstown Train Station at 8PM! Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 SMD members. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net, on the web at www.smad.us.

The Shepherdstown Film Society, in partnership with the Shepherd University Common Reading Program, presents “Marty” at Reynolds Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!


8 p.m. at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building: Contra Dance to the expert calls of Beverly Smith as she teaches and leads the crowd through lively contras and square dances to the foot-tapping tunes of the Rhythm Method String Band from Western Massachusetts. The band features Cathy Mason on fiddle, Craig Edwards on fiddle, accordion, guitar and banjo, Erica Weiss on guitar and vocals and Dedo Norris on bass. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMD members,$5 Shepherd Students, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us .


Craftworks first ArtMart and Open House! Come browse the wares of some of Shepherdstown’s finest crafters, and meet Craftwork’s teaching artists. Free craft project for kids! Demos by Craftwork’s Teaching Artists! 9am-2pm. 219 S. Duke Street, Shepherdstown.


The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding walk at Cool Spring Farm in southern Jefferson County. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to participate. Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Martin’s Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads 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. Various trip details may change depending on weather and recent bird sightings.

A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Station at Shepherdstown for the purposes of discussing the Riverfront Revitalization Project and to have a “Q & A” session particularly with residents from the proposed affected areas.

APRIL 6, 13, 27

Home School Artists classes take place Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kids ages 6-10 get a chance to socialize, create and learn about famous artists and their work! Upcoming April Classes: Jim Dine (4/6), Winslow Homer (4/13), Paul Gauguin (4/27). More information at www.craftworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.

Art After School gives kids ages 6-10 time to unwind and create! Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30. Upcoming April Classes: Jim Dine (4/6), Winslow Homer (4/13), Paul Gauguin (4/27). More information at www.craftworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.


Teaching Artist Sheila Brennan’s Intermediate Stained Glass workshop CraftWorks. This workshop is for students who have previous experience with stained glass, or who have completed Craftwork’s Intro to Stained Glass class. 1-4 p.m. More information at www.craftworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.


Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of Church and German streets will offer the monthly Community Women’s Healing Service at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The service of prayer, song and Eucharist offers 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.


Join the Shepherdstown Lutheran Parish St. James’ Lutheran Church at the corner of Uvilla Road and Route 230 for a one-hour program about Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount.” The free class is open to members of the community. This Bible Study and discussion class is led by The Rev. Dr. Fred Soltow. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and class begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 304-876-6771 or email luthern@citlink.net.

APRIL 15-16

A Taste of Stained Glass: In this two day workshop, Sheila Brannan will teach the basics of this ancient art form and create an heirloom glass sun catcher. April 15, 6-9 p.m. and April 16, 1-4 p.m. More information at www.craftworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.