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Calendar of Events for Oct. 7

By Staff | Oct 7, 2011


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.

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, Oct. 19 in the Art Room of Shepherdstown Elementary School at 5 p.m. For more information, please call Library Director Hali Taylor at 304-876-2783.


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 for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you visit “http://www.baacs.org”>www.baacs.org or 304-728-8300.


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.

The Alchemystics return to Shepherdstown. The band will be performing at the Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St. Doors for the show will open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Local favorites, Infusion, will be supporting the band with an opening set. Tickets for the show are $8 and can be purchased online at www.operahouselive.com.

Crystal Bowl Concerts Free Concerts, 6-6:40 p.m. Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “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. The event is free and held at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street, Shepherdstown, WV. Visit www.harmonyhealingarts.org for more details.

OCT. 8

The 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 amy.ernst@alz.org to reserve a space. For more information, contact Paul Kradel, Parish care committee chair, at 304-267-2520.

CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Museum will hold its 7th Annual Antiques Appraisal Fair from 11 a.m. Until 3 p.m. in the library/museum complex at the corner of Washington and N. Samuel Streets, Charles Town. Bring in your antiques for verbal appraisals by a team of appraisers. Appraisal of one or two items – $5 each; three items – $12; each additional item – $3. For information, call 304-725-8628 or email curator@jeffctywvmuseum.org

Hedgesville High School Class of 1991 will hold its 20-year reunion at the Clarion in Shepherdstown. For more information, contact Jill Snead-Mayhew at jillemayhew@hotmail.com.

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.

SUMMIT POINT – Summit Point Motorsports Park will be hosting the Overnight 500, a 14-hour endurance race. Teams of 10 will race at speeds pushing 50 mph for 14 hours. Total distance covered will be 500 miles (about 1,000 laps). The race will begin Saturday at 8 p.m. sharp, and finish at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Teams may still register by calling 304-725-8444.

OCT. 9

Susan Brown and Art Wineburg, co-chairs of this year’s Men’s Club Book Sale, will hold a Wine and Cheese Open House at 49 Island Green Farm Lane, Shepherdstown, from 3 to 6 p.m. for volunteers interested in helping with the book sale. The purpose of the event is to allow participants to get acquainted and review organizational details. For more information call Art Wineburg at 304-876-2586.

OCT. 10

The Good Shepherd Caregivers will host its annual corporation meeting at 7 p.m. At Trinity Epsicopal Church Fellowship Hall. There will be a reception following the corporation meeting and prior to the board organizational meeting.

OCT. 11

Sustainable Shepherdstown will be showing the film “I Am” at 7:30 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Opera House. There is no admission charge; however, donations will be accepted to go to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. “I Am” is a non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor” and “Bruce Almighty.” All are invited to come out and enjoy this motivating film as well as support the PVAS.

Shepherd University will host its next faculty research forum at noon. The presenter will be Jared Androzzi from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport. He will present his talk entitled “The Effects of Early Clinical Teaching Experiences on Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy.”

OCT. 12

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.

Bonerama, a New Orleans-based trombone rock band, will be playing at The Shepherdstown Opera House at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.operahouselive.com.

OCT. 13

Chick fil-A Spirit Night for South Jefferson Public Library: the perfect way to get out of cooking and help the library at the same time! Visit Chick Fil-A in Ranson from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. And tell them you are supporting South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point, W.Va. You must mention the library when you place your order. A portion of the proceeds that night will go to South Jefferson Public

Library. Call the library at 304-725-6227 for more information.

OCT. 14

A staff member from Sen. Joe Manchinoffice will be in Jefferson County between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Charles Town City Hall, 101 E. Washington St., Charles Town, and between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Anna M. Reedy Senior Center, 103 W. 5th Ave., Ranson.

The Roots of Yoga, 7-8:30 p.m. A light and lively discussion on the history of yoga, basics of its philosophy, Sanskrit demystified. Ending with guided yoga nidra (final relaxation). With Judy Jenner. The event is free and held at the Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street, Shepherdstown, WV. Visit www.harmonyhealingarts.org for more details.

OCT. 15

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be having their annual fall Rabies Clinic at AAAA Self Storage in Ranson from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dr. Alice Sudduth will be vaccinating dogs and cats over three months of age. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. There will be a secure, enclosed area available to safely vaccinate cats. The vaccination cost is $10 for each pet. For more information or to view pictures of pets ready to be adopted, visit www.awsjc.org .

OCT. 18

Everything You Wanted to Know About Searching for Your Family Tree: do you want to find out more about your family history? Come to South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point, W. Va., at 7 p.m. Keith Hammerslea from Martinsburg Public Library will be here to show how to better use Ancestry.com & other internet genealogy resources. South Jefferson Public Library recently dedicated a computer for Ancestry.com use. Patrons are welcome to stop by the library and try it. Call the library at 304-725-6227 for more information.

OCT. 21

The Department of Planning and Zoning will conduct an informal roundtable discussion regarding Recreational Uses with the intent of drafting amendments to the Jefferson County Zoning and Land Development Ordinance. This meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. in the Charles Town Library meeting room, located at 200 E. Washington St. For further information, please contact the Planning and Zoning office at 304-728-3228.

OCT. 21-23, 28-30

The Old Opera House presents “Unnecessary Farce,” a comedy by Paul Slade Smith. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.OldOperaHouse.org or call 304-725-4420.

OCT. 29

Shepherd University’s Historic Preservation Program will present a symposium on the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project (www.wvgeohistory.org). The project is an innovative, geographically-based web resource for exploring the history, culture, and architecture of Jefferson County. Dr. Anne Knowles, Associate Professor of Geography at Middlebury College, will serve as keynote speaker. Other speakers will include Shepherd professors Keith Alexander, coordinator of the historic preservation program and principal investigator for the project; Ann Legreid, dean of the College of Business and Social Science; and Julia Sandy-Bailey, Assistant Professor of History. They will be joined by William Theriault, Tori Myers and Christine Toms. The symposium, which will take place place in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CHARLES TOWN – Mark your calendars for the Animal Welfare Society’s Paws and Claws Dinner and Auction. For the third year, it will be held at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Skyline Ballroom, and will be the second Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular. The event will consist of a social hour, dinner, silent and live auction and costume contests. Ticket cost is $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 304-728-7922 or emailing awsjcevents@live.com. For more information, please visit www.awsjc.org.