Calendar of Events for Sept. 9
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The FOSL Board will meet Monday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 is the last day children may submit a completed reading log and receive a packet of prize coupons from generous Shepherdstown businesses.
We continue planning for our new library and everyone is welcome to attend the meeting of the Shepherdstown Library Project’s Steering Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Art Room at Shepherdstown Elementary School at 4 p.m.
The FOSL Book Group will meet Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. to discuss “Marianne” by George Sand.
We continue planning for our new library and everyone is welcome to attend the meetings of the Shepherdstown Library Project’s Steering Committee, which is held the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Art Room at Shepherdstown Elementary at 4 p.m. Call Library Director Hali Taylor at 304-876-2783 if you would like to volunteer.
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN MUSEUM
The Shepherdstown Museum, near the corner of German and Princess Streets is open on weekends from April through October: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Special times can be arranged. Please call the Historic Shepherdstown office, which is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 304-876-0910. 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 half-scale replica, made by local craftsmen, of James Rumsey’s early steamboat.
Spay Today is this area’s reduced-cost, non-profit program to spay and neuter cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower prices. To find a participating vet near you visit www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.
Free Event: Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation, 6 to 6:40 p.m. Harmony Healing Arts Center’s Ann Craig will perform a “sound meditation” using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted. Concert at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443. More information at www.ssyoga.org or call 304-582-0179.
Free Event: Nourishing Our Children, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Alissa Harris (Harpers Ferry Chiropractic) and Barbara Feldman (Blue Heron Healing and Martial Arts) will host the showing of “Nourishing Our Children: Timeless Principles for Supporting Learning, Behavior and Health Through Optimal Nutrition.” This is part two of a Weston Price Foundation film, and it covers basic nutritional principles and provides a guide to nourishing rather than just feeding our children. Join us for the final segment of this exciting and important film to learn about 21st Century nutrition. A brief discussion will follow airing of the film. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 East New St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443. More information at www.ssyoga.org or call 304-582-0179.
MARTINSBURG – The 5th annual Pickin’ in the Panhandle West Virginia State BBQ & Bluegrass Festival will be taking place at the Lazy A Campgrounds in Back Creek Valley. Come join in celebrating the Eastern Panhandle’s talented bluegrass performers and barbeque champions. For more information about the festival, visit www.panhandlepickin.com and follow the event and get the latest bluegrass and BBQ information at www.facebook.com/panhandlepickin.
Covenant Church will present a community day starting at 1 p.m. The day will have food, entertainment, games, music, exhibits, a petting zoo, booths, a health fair and more. Fireworks will end the evening. The event is free and open to the public. The event will take place at the church, 7485 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown.
CHARLES TOWN – The Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning & Development Council – Region 9 Full Council Meeting will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Jefferson County Commission Meeting Room at the Old Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town.
The will meet in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of German and Church Street in Shepherdstown at This service of prayer, song and Holy Eucharist offers hope and healing for body, mind and spirit. All are welcome. For more information call the church office at 304-876-6990 or Susan MacDonald at 304-876-3681.
“Democracy at Risk” will be presented by former Congressman Bob Edgar at 7 p.m. in the Byrd Center auditorium. Edgar will address the challenges posed to the political process by the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision on the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Edgars’ talk, the 7th annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution, will be presented in the Byrd Center’s auditorium as part of the observance of Constitution Day at Shepherd University. A discussion and reception will follow. The program is free and open to the public.
The 7th Annual Shepherdstown Battlefield Benefit Concert and Auction featuring the popular blues band Hard Swimmin’ Fish at the Shepherdstown Train Station. Bring your friends for a night of dancing. There will be free food! Adult beverages available. $10 Door Donation. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
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Jefferson County Parks and Recreation will offer Zumbatomic (Zumba for Kids). This program is uniquely designed just for children with kid-friendly music and movements. For information call 304-728-3207.
To commemorate the 149th Anniversary of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) is sponsoring a tour of the battlefield, including a wading of the Potomac River at Boteler’s (Blackford’s) Ford and a BBQ. Historians Tom Clemens and Tom McGrath will be the tour guides. Two tours are scheduled; the first tour will begin at 2:30 p.m. followed by the second tour at 3:30 p.m. After each tour, the participants will walk to 132 Trough Bend Lane to enjoy a barbecue, beer, wine and soft drinks. We ask for a donation of $30 per person. To make a reservation, visit www.battleofshepherdstown.org/Hats.html.
CHARLES TOWN – Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Spay Today present “Whiskers and Wags Woof It Up” dinner and silent auction. The event will take place at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 304-724-6558 or visit www.baacs.org.
The Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association (EPBA) and the Berkeley-Jefferson County Master Gardeners will conduct a honey-wax show at Morgan’s Grove Market from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Activities will include a honey and wax judging contest with entries provided by EPBA members and a demonstration by mead maker Jack Blackford who will explain how this traditional drink is made. At 2 p.m. the donated prize honey will be auctioned off. The various types of local honey will be displayed and many varieties will be available for sampling and for sale. For additional information EPBA President Herb. Everhart can be contacted at 304-876-3832. Morgan’s Grove Market is located on Rt. 480 just out of Shepherdstown.
A Do-It-Yourself session will be held at Shepherdstown Middle School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is for homeowners looking for ways to increase home comfort level and reduce utility costs. To register, call Adult Education at 304-728-9224. For questions on content call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a trip to Washington Monument State Park, on South Mountain near Boonsboro, Md., to watch migrating hawks. The Park’s monument offers an excellent vantage point to watch these magnificent birds as they ride the thermals that sweep along the mountain’s ridgeline.
Local naturalist Dave Weesner will lead the trip and help identify the birds seen. The Park is located four miles east of Boonsboro and 1 1/2 miles north of Alternate Route 40 on Monument Road. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. in the Park’s uppermost parking lot, just below the monument. From there, the group will walk the up to the monument at the summit.
The trail is not long but it is rather rough and not suitable for anyone who needs assistance. The hawk-watch itself is free, but there is a fee to enter the park: $2 for Maryland residents and $3 for others. No pre-registration is required. For more information contact Weesner at 301-302-6376.
Join the Mountain View Solar Motor Coach Trip to the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Exhibition 2011. The event is an all day, fun-filled educational event. Buses will be leaving at 8 a.m. from Food Lion Parking Lot in Berkeley Springs and 8:40 a.m. from Walmart in Spring Mills Martinsburg. Coach will depart D.C. promptly at 5 p.m. Tour the 20 exhibits from prominent universities in America and around the world. Experience the solar revolution up close and personal to witness first hand the impact of solar energy on the way we will live our lives now and will live in the future. Talk to the student engineers, designers and teachers. Cost is $45 total, and includes round-trip transport on luxury motor coach, commemorative T-Shirt and gratuity for driver. For more information, call Kelly Waugh at 304-258-4733 or email kelly@mtvSolar.com to reserve your ticket. First-come, first-served.