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Calendar of Events for April 8

By Staff | Apr 8, 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, call 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.

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 also be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you: or 304-728-8330.


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 “http://www.craftworks.org”>www.craftworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.


Volunteers are needed for a Potomac River cleanup happening at the National Conservation Training Center. Maximum number of volunteers: 60. Site may not be suitable for young children or for volunteers with disabilities. Maximum parking capacity: 200. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. Until noon. The rain date will be April 16 at the same time. For more information, contact Joe Stanley at joe_stanley@fws.gov.


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.


The Shepherd University Department of Contemporary Art and Theater will present its annual Student Honors Art Exhibition in the Frank Center Gallery. An opening reception will be April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The Shepherd art department focuses on contemporary fine arts in a variety of media fields including photography, graphic design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and art education. Participants in the exhibition have been selected through a juried process, and cash prizes will be announced and awarded at the reception.


HARPERS FERRY A Civil War Round Table, “Secessionist Regiment: A History of Peter Turney’s 1st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry,” will take place at the Camp Hill Methodist Church featuring speaker Tim Mulligan. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. The cost of the meal is $15 per person. RSVP no later than April 10 to Allison Alsdorf at 304-535-2101 or alsdorf@comcast.net.


Join the Jefferson High School Vocal Music Department for its show, which begins at 7 p.m. in the JHS Auditorium and features Jefferson choirs and individual performers. The cost of $5 per person and proceeds will help support the Harold “Sonny” Chamblin Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to selected seniors involved in the vocal music department. For additional information contact Marsha Wassel, Jefferson Vocal Music Booster President at msranger@comcast.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.crafworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.


The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip along the Shenandoah River in County there is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to participate and should meet at 8 a.m. in front of the Martin’s Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads off Route 340 in Charles Town. For more information, contact trip leader Sandy Sagalkin at monsansgalkin@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 The Washington Street Gallery & Gift, 235 W. Washington St., will host an opening reception for its “Naked” art exhibit from 4 until 7 p.m. The exhibit, which runs through May 1, features unframed and/or unmatted pieces of art. Many artists will be on hand at the reception. For more information, visit www.WstreetGallery.com or call 304-724-2090.

APRIL 16-17

Knitting the Landscape: In this two part series visiting teaching artist Hiroko Folkman Drost will teach students about her process of utilizing the natural landscape to inspire her intricate knit creations. Part I: Hand Dyed Wool (Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) will focus on Drost’s process of creating hand dyed natural yarns that reflect the colors of her home on Fano, a small island off the coast for Denmark. Part II: Introduction to Hand Knit Shawls (Sunday, April 17 from 1-6 p.m.) will focus on Drost’s process of designing knit shawls that reflect the microcosm in the natural landscape. More information at www.craftworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.


Ellsworth & Ellsworth present Shepherdstown Chamber Music Series: Shepherd Three Faculty Wind Trio at 7 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Train Station . The show will feature Anne Munro on flute, Gregory Shook on the oboe and Richard Polonchak playing the bassoon. The trio will be assisted by Laura Renninger, harpsichord and piano, with special guest artist, Mason Ellsworth on the recorder.

The sexual diversity of God’s wild and wonderful family will be celebrated at “LoveFest” in the historic Shepherdstown Presbyterian Meeting House (100 W. Washington St.), at 7 p.m. The Meeting House Band plus Kari Edge, Kipyn Martin and Scott Beard will perform various and diverse songs. The program includes celebration of diversity, lament for bigotry and cruelty, an invitation to work for justice and healing, and a proclamation by the pastor. “LoveFest” is sponsored by CONNECTIONS, a college student peace fellowship. Admission is free.

APRIL 19-21

Spring break Art Boot Camp is a preview to the Camp Cool Spring Experience, this three-day camp is a concentrated fine art and art history experience! Learn about a colorful cast of artists and create work inspired by their lives and subject matter. Sign up for one day or all three! Ages 8-12. 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. More information at www.craftworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.


Each year, Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management holds a Volunteers Luncheon to honor our volunteers, business partners and organization partners who have assisted throughout the year. This year it will be held at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown at noon. If you wish to make your reservation for the luncheon, please contact Terri Mehling at 304-728-3329 or tmehling@jeffersoncountywv.org. All reservations for the luncheon must be made no later than April 13.


Rebecca Jones’s popular Watercolor Basics class is back, from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. A one day workshop for beginners or those who would like to refresh their watercolor skills. More information at www.crafworks.org, info@craftworks.org or 304-728-6233.

APRIL 29-30

The Collage Connection, held at the Train Station in Shepherdstown, is a master class in awakening creativity. Art, dance and meditation provide the cornerstones for this playshop, leading you to a treasure trove of inspiration, imagination and dynamic expression. Create a variety of tissue paper collages to work with and bring home. The Collage Connection offers a valuable gift of transformation and renewal. $150 includes all art materials. For more information email karenstefano@citlink.net, visit www.tissuepapercollage.net or call 304-728-6757.


The historic debates over how “Jesus Saves” will be explored in a forum at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Meeting House (100 W. Washington St.), from 9 a.m. until noon. Rebecca Weaver, professor of Church History at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, will discuss the wide variety of convictions from the riches of the church’s heritage and ask what they might mean for us today. The forum is free.

– From staff reports