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Calendar of Events for Dec. 15

By Staff | Dec 15, 2017


Saturday: All ages are invited to a “Milk and Cookies” story time program (with songs and an activity) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 E. German St.).

No registration is needed; email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or call 304-876-2783 for more information.

Ages eight and older are encouraged to visit the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 E. German St.) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, where there will be a maker station for creating holiday cards.

No registration is needed; email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or call 304-876-2783 for more information.

“Open a Book and Grow Your Mind” tee shirts (in a variety of sizes for children and adults) are on sale at the Shepherdstown Library for $15. Call the Library at 304-876-2783 to have a particular size held for you.

The Library’s popular children’s programs continue through Dec. 6; no registration is required. “Lapbabies” for children birth through 18 months will be on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. “Time for Twos” (19 months to 3 years) will meet from 11:15 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. The “Three to Five Year Olds” program is on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 11:15 a.m. to noon. These three programs will resume on Jan. 9 and 10.

For more information email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, call 304-876-2783, or visit the Library at 100 E. German St.

Holiday hours: The Shepherdstown Library will be open Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. We will be offering amnesty for your prior overdue fines, if you call or visit while the Library is open. Plus no fines will be charged for overdue items returned (in person or through the book drop) from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Questions? Call the Library at 304-876-2783.

The FOSL Book Club will not meet in the Shepherdstown Library in December; their next meeting will be on Jan. 26.

Free with your library card at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us. Call the Library at 304-876-2783 for details.

Help support the Shepherdstown Library while you shop: go to smile.amazon.com, select the ‘Shepherdstown Public Library Foundation’ as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases. For program details see the above website, or call the Library at 304-876-2783.


The Bridge Gallery holiday open house receptions: Every Sunday, 1-4 p.m. in December.

Sale from Dec. 9 to Jan. 4.

Featuring small original works by Judy Bradshaw, Judy Rand, R.G. Jones, Mark Muse, Benita Keller, Claudia Giannini, Pat Barnes, Don Black, Dustin Klassen and, new to the gallery, Tim Clayton and Jeff Smith.

Ceramics by Hilda Eiber.

Holiday Hours: Wed-Fri, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., Sat.12-6 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. or by appointment at 304-876-2300.

Need the “purrfect” present? Contact Spay Today for reduced spay and neuter prices for cats, dogs and even rabbits. Gift cards are available for Christmas or any time of the year. Choose from 25 veterinarians within a wide area.

Contact Spay Today at www.spay-today.org or call 304-728-8330.

Intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Chapel. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged.

For more information, contact 304-876-6244.

Knitting interest group meets in room 164 of the Byrd Center on Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Glory Days Grill Dining for Dollars Fundraiser to Benefit Animal Welfare Society: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is proud to announce their participation in the Dining for Dollars fundraiser at Glory Days Grill in Ranson which began Jan.1 and continues through the end of the year.

Keep your copy of your guest check (not credit card receipt), and either mail it to: AWS P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV, 25414 or place it in the collection box at Petco.

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is participating in Applebee’s Dining to Donate program.

Dine at Applebee’s in Charles Town the first Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. until closing and Applebee’s will donate 20 percent of your bill to the Animal Welfare Society. Bring in the flyer printed from the AWS website, www.awsjc.org, or mention Animal Welfare Society to your server. Enjoy an evening of delicious food and help the shelter dogs and cats that are waiting for new homes.

The Trinity Thrift Shop is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stop by for some cool finds – clothing for all, jewelry, books, movies, toys, kitchen and other house wares, prints, knick knacks, and holiday items! The Shop accept accepts donations of clothing, books, jewelry, and many other items. It also collects used eye glasses on behalf of the Lion’s Club.

The Thrift Shop cannot accept furniture, other large items and electronics due to limited space. Contributions may be delivered to the screened-in back porch at any time.

Tax receipts are available during business hours.

Questions? Call 304-876-6990.

Sarah’s Tuesday Group – Calling all knitters, quilters, rugmakers and more!

We meet in the Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of German and Church streets, every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Work on your own projects while socializing with other crafters.

Questions? call 304-876-6990.

The Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk continues throughout the fall every Friday and Saturday evening.

The 90-minute walk starts at dusk and showcases at least 20 stories and legends of the town, retold by the researcher, Dana Mitchell.

Cost is $12 per person and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Reservations for regular or private Tours are required. For reservations and information call 240-593-2317.

This time of the year St. Agnes KOC solicit donations for our Coats for Kids Campaign.

We are asking the parish and community to donate whatever they can towards the purchase of these coats. A case contains 12 winter coats which cost $220 per case. All coats purchased will be distributed locally to elementary schools in the Jefferson County area. Your donation is tax deductible.

Cash or check in any denomination (made out to St. Agnes KOC can be mailed to St. Agnes or Bob Rizzo (Box 1143, Shepherdstown, WV 25443).

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ is inaugurating a new speaker series called “First Tuesdays at CRUCC.”

The series will begin Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. with Julia McDonald Yuhasz, Community Educator from the Hospice of the Panhandle will speak on Last Wishes, Medical Powers of Attorneys and Final Plans.

There will be a speaker the first Tuesday of every month. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. These are free events.


Celebrate the light of the season with a tarot reading at On the Wings of Dreams,

139 W. German St., on Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.

Melanie brings her 35 years plus of experience; you bring your life. Call the shop at 304-876-0244 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome if there’s an opening.


Nancy MacLean, an author and finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, will talk about her newest book, Democracy in Chains, at 4:00 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, and her newest book uncovers the history of the well-heeled radical right’s vast network and explains why this movement doesn’t want to simply change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance as we’ve known it in the United States.

This event is free; however, attendees must reserve a seat at www.eventbrite.com/e/nancy-maclean-discusses-democracy-in-chains-tickets-37.870445522?aff=ehomecard.


Shepherdstown Community Club hosts a special holiday dinner starting at 6:30 ( $20 pay at the door), at the War Memorial Building (German & King streets).

The dinner will include music by Chelsea McBee and a menu featuring Moroccan Lamb Stew.

RSVP to Carol Sanders (304-283-9039) or carol.ann.sanders1@gmail.com.

Dec. 21

The Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra of Jefferson County presents its annual Holiday Concert and Play-Along on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the concert will be held at the Town Run Brewing Company, Shepherdstown. The CWSO kicks off the evening with holiday classics. Then, the audience is invited to participate in the experience.

Bring your instruments and stands or bring your voices. The music and words to your favorite carols are supplied by the orchestra for community music-making this season.