Calendar of Events for Sept. 23
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 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 5 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.
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 online 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.
Everyone is invited to the Eastern Panhandle’s second annual Brain Injury Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Train Station in Shepherdstown, 100 Audrey Engle Blvd. Come learn about the prevalence of brain injury survivorship as well as supportive services available to survivors and family. Join us for food, conversation, and entertainment, admission is free. This event is sponsored by the Brain Injury Support Group of Martinsburg. For more information, contact Lindsey at 717-860-3404.
PEACEFEST will bring people of various religious and spiritual traditions together at the historic Presbyterian Meeting House in Shepherdstown, 100 W. Washington St. at 7 p.m. to offer prayers, music and hope for the victims of domestic violence, especially women and children. The program is free and open to all. Community Alternative to Violence, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Shenandoah Women’s Center will present vignettes of typical stories. A community blessing will be offered for those who work to prevent and mitigate violence, including police officers. A variety of music will be presented by various locals groups and musicians.
OCT. 3-NOV. 28
Hospice of the Panhandle is offering a Traumatic Loss Support Group for anyone who feels that they would like to receive support from those who have lost a friend or loved one to homicide, suicide or unexpected events. The group will be held on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Hospice of the Panhandle office located at 73 Edmond Rd., Kearneysville. The group is offered free of charge and open to the public, but prior registration is required. For more information, please contact Daniel Speis, bereavement coordinator, at 304-264-3902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
OCT. 8 and 9
The Rummage Sale at the Men’s Club will take place. Cost for tables is $20 to provide your own, $25 for the SMC to provide it. Contact Larry Blash at 304-876-2924 for more information.
The New Street United Methodist Church, corner of New and Church Streets, will hold its all-you-can-eat 8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. in its dining hall in the lower level of the church. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, rolls and various desserts and beverages. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Carryout is available.
OCT. 14-16, 19-21
The Shepherdstown Men’s Club is seeking donations for its book sale being held Oct. 22 through 25. Members are looking for books, CDs and DVDs. Individuals can bring them to the War Memorial Building on the above dates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to contact Art Wineburg at 304-876-2586 for pick up. Anyone interested in volunteering for collection, sorting or sale can contact Susan Brown or Wineburg at the same number.