Calendar of Events for Oct. 21
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
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 to 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.
The Shepherstown Men’s Club Annual Book Sale officially begins at 10 a.m. this morning and continues until 6 p.m. and then will be open again from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday it will be open at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. On Saturday evening here will be the traditional soup kitchen from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the second floor. There will be books available for your perusal on both floors. Thanks to generous donations from all over the Eastern Panhandle, it is the largest selection of books that the club has ever accumulated for its annual sale.
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.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall from 2 until 6:30 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. 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. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
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.
KEARNEYSVILLE – The Jefferson county Animal Control, Jefferson County Health Department and Hillside Veterinary Clinic will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. Until noon at the Jefferson County Animal Countrol, 161 Poor Farm Rd. County residents may vaccinate their cats or dogs for the price of $10 (cash only). For more information, call 304-728-3289. Please have dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.
THROUGH OCT. 30
Oil paintings by Shepherdstown artist, Diana Suttenfield, are on exhibit at the Cress Creek clubhouse. Suttenfield has been a professional artist since the 1960s and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her paintings are archived in the National Women’s Museum in Washington, D.C., and are in private and public collections throughout the United States. The United States Department of State, Art in Embassies program, has exhibited her landscape paintings since 1993. She was a co-founder and the first president of Friends of the Shepherdstown Riverfront, starting a continuing effort to stabilize and find a useful purpose for the Mecklenburg Tobacco Warehouse; 30 percent of any sale from the Cress Creek exhibit will be donated to the Friends.
KEARNEYSVILLE – There will be a Strengh-based Grant Writing workshop at the Priest Field Pastoral Center with instructors Alice Ruhnke and Trish Hatfield. Registration is $175. For more information, contact Moya Doneghy at email@example.com or 304-558-0111.
Spay Today, the local reduced-cost, non-profit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs is working with Moorefield Animal Hospital to offer a “Tom-a-Thon.” To have your male cat “participate,” contact Spay Today at www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a hawk-watching trip, led by birder Matt Orsie, to Waggoner’s Gap in south central Pennsylvania, near Carlisle. There is no fee, and anyone with an interest is welcome to participate. Pre-registration is required, so contact Sandy Sagalkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-291-6465. Waggoner’s Gap is one of the best known hawk-watching sites on the East coast. It began to attract regular visitors in the late 1930s, and hawk-migration data have been collected there since the early 1950s. Participants should also pack a lunch and bring water as nothing is available at the site. They should also bring cushions to sit on, since there is limited space for folding chairs.
CHARLES TOWN – Good Shepherd Caregivers recently marked 21 years of providing free, non-medical caregiving to older or disabled residents of Jefferson County. These services are performed by volunteers of all ages throughout our community. Our volunteers drive people to medical appointments, take them grocery shopping, do chores around the house and yard, help at our offices, and more. Our next volunteer training will be 10 a.m. to noon, at Zion Episcopal Church Parish House, 221 E. Washington St.
NOV. 13, 19 and 20
Buy handcrafts from Thailand at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St. on Nov. 13 from noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Crafts will be sold outside, weather permitting, at the King Street entrance), and Nov. 20 from noon to 2 p.m., and at 5 p.m. after the Community Thanksgiving Service. Selection includes placemats, children’s items, purses, tote bags, clothing and more. Find unique Christmas gifts all 304-876-6466 for more information.
The Shepherdstown Chronicle will host a free photography workshop with presentations by West Virginia University School of Journalism faculty and West Virginia Uncovered staff. The workshop will allow community members to learn to take better photos with any camera as well as address common photography challenges faced by the everyday photographer. We’ll teach do-it-yourself photo editing and talk about sharing your photos with your community through The Chronicle. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building at the corner of German and King Streets in Shepherdstown. Light refreshments will be provided, so please RSVP to Chronicle Editor Tricia Fulks at email@example.com.
Tissue Paper Collage invites the imagination to come to life. Minding the Gold Within workshop offers a unique opportunity to rediscover the beauty and healing power that lives within each of us. Discover your own internal alchemy. Eight continuing education credits offered for this event. It will take place 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at The Station in Shepherdstown. For additional information, contact Karen Stefano at 304-728-6757 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tissuepapercollage.net.