Calendar of Events for Sept. 16
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library is seeking volunteers for two-hour shifts (a.m. and p.m.) in the Children’s Department. If interested, please call 304-876-2783.
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.
Register for free children’s programs (for infants through age 12) by calling 304-876-2783, emailing “mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the Library’s Children’s Department at 100 E. German St. The following programs will begin the week of Sept. 19. For more information about the programs, contact the library.
The FOSL Book Group will meet Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. to discuss “Marianne” by George Sand.
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.
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.
Scarborough Society will show “Disgrace” at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. The film is free and open to the public. For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
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. 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.
CraftWorks will present its open house at its Cool Spring Studio from 1 to 4 p.m. A ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p.m., followed by a studio tour with builder Al Cobb of PanelWrights. Also taking place will be teaching artists demonstrations, personalized poems by poet Annie Hendrick, walk the trails, children’s craft activities, live music and refreshments.
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. There will be various activites and at 2 p.m. the donated prize honey will be auctioned off. 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. 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. 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.
The Really Really Free Market is a community exchange of goods and services for free otherwise known as a “Gift Economy.” Everybody is welcome and the only rule is that nothing is for sale. The concept of the RRFM is really simple if you wish to drop off some stuff simple walk up and place it anywhere on the stone wall in front of Mcmurran Hall on main street of Shepherdstown. You do not have to bring stuff to take anything and feel free to take as much stuff from the wall as you care. The September Really Really Free Market will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Covenant Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To be eligible to donate, you must be 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in reasonably good health. A person can give every 56 days. All blood types are needed, but especially O negative and O positive. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. Sign up on-line at www.redcrossblood.org
Shepherd University head baseball coach Wayne Riser recently announced that the Shepherd baseball program will be hosting a one day camp at Fairfax Field. The camp is open to students ages 15 to high school seniors (grades 9 to 12). The cost for the camp is $80 per session or $100 for both sessions. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (report at 8:30 a.m.) will be for pitchers and catchers. The second session will be from 1 to 5 p.m. for infielders and outfielders. The rain date will be on Sunday, Oct. 2. For more information call the Shepherd University Bookstore at 304-876-5219 or log on to www.shepherdbook.com.
CHARLES TOWN – The 167th Airlift Squadron will be sponsoring a golf tournament at Locust Hill Golf Course. All proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Your assistance is needed in raising cash donations, golf equipment, silent auction prizes and door prizes to distribute at the tournament. Many of the participants in the tournament will be either military, military family members or wounded warriors. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated and if you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Msgt. David G. Hoffman (email@example.com or 304-283-1890) or Msgt. Roderick M. Toms (firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-283-3450).