Calendar of Events for Oct. 14
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
Meet a six-foot-long Jungle Carpet Python and a docile Chilean Rose Tarantula on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Children’s Department! Animal educator Melissa Kowalski of Critters and Conservation will answer questions. Ages five and older are invited to the free program, which will include stories of snakes and spiders.
A bake sale to benefit the Library’s Children’s Department will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the War Memorial Building at 102 E. German St., during the Men’s Club’s annual used book sale.
On Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. the Japanese film “Departures” will be shown in Reynolds Hall free of charge.
Preschoolers in Halloween costumes are welcome to join in a parade with the Library’s Miss Kathleen on Monday, Oct. 31. Meet outside the Library at 10:30 a.m. (meet inside, in case of rain).
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 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 www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8300.
A staff member from Sen. Joe Manchin’s office 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. Visit www.harmonyhealingarts.org for more details.
The Shepherd-West Liberty football game Saturday has been designated as Military Appreciation Day. Active military with identification and prior service personnel with proof of service will be admitted free. Kickoff is slated for noon at Ram Stadium.
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.
Join Chelsea McBee at the Timberframe Folly at 7 p.m. to celebrate her newest album “Put This in Your Jar (and sip it).” A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary food and beverages. Her album will be for sale and will include the 7″ vinyl accompanied by a free digital download card. You are invited to bring instruments and participate in the acoustic open jam that will start around 10 p.m.
The Shepherdstown Opera House will host old-time country blues musician Guy Davis. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online prior to the show or at the doors on the night of. A variety of beer, wine, organic sodas and snacks available on concession at the show all night. For tickets and more information on the Shepherdstown Opera House and Opera House LIVE! please visit www.operahouselive.com.
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 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
CHARLES TOWN – 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.
The Shepherdstown Middle School PTO cordially invites and encourages you to take part in an upcoming Community Wide yard sale. The event will be held to help raise needed funds for our school rewards programs for the students. This first community wide event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the SMS football field; 10′ x 10′ spaces will be available on a first come, first serve basis for a suggested donation of $10. Vendors are asked to provide a table for their space or may request a table for an additional $5 donation. Businesses are also invited to participate. To reserve a space or for further information please contact June Hendricks at 304-839-3593 or contact the school at 304-876-6120.
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. Anne Knowles, associate professor of Geography at Middlebury College, will serve as keynote speaker. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.awsjc.org.