Calendar of Events for Sept. 30
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.
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.
The Bridge Gallery will host an informal “Meet the Artist” event with Don Black to view and discuss his current exhibition of new paintings at 2 p.m. Call 304-876-2300 for more information.
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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-283-1890) or Msgt. Roderick M. Toms (email@example.com or 304-283-3450).
First Friday Coffeehouse will host Florida songwriter Nick Annis at Trinity Church Orchard House on Route 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7:30 p.m. A one-hour open mic session precedes the feature artist with eight participants performing two songs each in one of the area’s premier listening rooms. A $5 – $10 donation is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915. Also check www.myspace.com/firstfridaycoffeehouse.
30th Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance will take place Oct. 8. For more information, contact Victor Triolo at 304-676-5687.
MIDDLEWAY – Middleway Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission, parking and most activities are free. The outdoor festival features many children’s activities, a silent auction, crafts demos and a variety of exhibits. Live traditional music and Morris dancers will entertain visitors. Food, beverages and retail gifts will be for sale. Most of the events take place on East Street in Middleway, which is located on Leetown Road, about one-half mile south of Route 51. Anyone wishing to make donations to the “Chinese Auction,” silent auction or bake sale may bring them to Middleway Day or contact Linda Fricke at 304-728-6400. Middleway Day is sponsored by the Middleway Conservancy, which promotes historic preservation in and around the nationally registered Historic District.
The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter and the Parish Care Committee at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church will present free community workshops at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be three sessions: Basics of Alzheimer’s, Brain Health & Wellness and Caregiver Stress. Space is limited, so call 304-599-1159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. For more information, contact Paul Kradel, Parish care committee chair, at 304-267-2520.
OCT. 8 and 9
The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library will hold their first Rummage Sale at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9. Sellers may rent an empty space for $20 or a space with a table for $25. All proceeds from table rentals will support library programs. Twenty-six total spaces are available. Anyone wishing to rent a space or a table should contact the library by calling 304-876-2783.
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.