Calendar of Events for Oct. 28
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 “http://www.baacs.org”>www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8300.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Departures” at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
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.
OCT. 29 and 30
Come out to the Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market, a sharing space for everyone to bring all their old items they no longer want or need. Wwe ask that you please refrain from bringing junk such as broken, dirty items or toxic paints. The RRFM occurs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday with the rain date being the next weekend. For more information, contact Jacob Smith at altoplay email@example.com or 304-268-3600.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-558-0111.
First Friday Coffeehouse will host Barnaby Bright, a husband-wife team from New York, 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 premier listening rooms in the area. A $5 to $10 donation is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915. Also check www.myspace.com/firstfridaycoffeehouse.
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 atwww.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 mon email@example.com 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.
STARTING NOV. 15
RESA 8 will offer a 120 hours Firefighter 1 course at the Bakerton Volunteer Fire Department. The class will meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Weekday classes meet from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday classes meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donald Lanham is the instructor. Course fee is $25. The book is $65. This class includes the newest NFPA requirements for Firefighter 1, HazMat Awareness and Operations and First Aid/CPR. Applicants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.resa8.org or by calling the RESA 8 office. For more information contact Dave Plume by phone at 304-267-3595, ext. 112, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 karenste firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tissuepapercollage.net.