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Calendar of Events for April 20

By Staff | Apr 20, 2018


100 E. German St.

The Shepherdstown Library has an online calendar on our website, “http://www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/”>www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/. The Library’s popular weekly children’s programs will run through May 23; no registration is required. “Lap Babies” for children birth through 18 months is on Tuesdays (except April 3) from 10:15 to 11 a.m. “Time for Twos“, for children 19 months to 3 years, meets from 11:15 to noon, also on Tuesdays (except April 3). The “Three to Five Year Olds” program meets Wednesdays from 11:15 to noon. For more information call 304-876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visit the library.


The Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the library. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 304-876-2783.


A LEGO Club for ages four and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 4:30 p.m. No registration is needed. For more information call 304-876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visit the library.


The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 5 p.m. on April 27 to discuss Wiley Cash’s suspenseful novel This Dark Road to Mercy.


Ages three and older are encouraged to visit the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department at 11 a.m. on April 28, where there will be a “Time for Planting” program with stories, songs and a craft. No registration is needed; call 304-876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us for more information or visit the library.


Community Wellness Days

Everyone deserves access to restorative and nourishing self care, regardless of income. Through the grassroots efforts of Sacred Roots and Herbalists Without Borders, this is now a reality. Your first visit is free, and follow-up visits are “pay what you can.” No proof of income necessary. Come if you’re in need. First come, first serve. Begins May 9. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m., May through September, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Text 301-452-2075 if you’d like to attend. Visit us online at sacredrootswv.com.

The Thursday Market at Town Run Tap House and Community Pub will kick off May 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. The weekly market will run through Sept. 28 and will provide residents of Shepherdstown with fresh, naturally grown food and products from local farmers and artisans. More information can be found on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thethursdaymarket/ or via email at thethursdaymarketwv@gmail.com.

Warmer weather’s around the corner! Now is the perfect time to get your cat or dog spayed or neutered. Spay Today is our area’s nonprofit, reduced-priced spay and neuter program. Choose from many vets throughout the area. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. Contact Spay Today: spay-today.org or call 304-728-8330.

The Shepherdstown Community Club First Weekend Handmade Market returns for its eighth season! The Handmade Market is a unique pop-up boutique-like arts and crafts market featuring local artists and makers. Join us in celebrating our local talent, meet the artists and shop for fine handcrafted art, jewelry, home decor, accessories, gifts and a whole lot more. Open Apr 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown. For more info, see our Facebook page: facebook.com/SCCHandmadeMarket.

Women’s March Huddle for Shepherdstown will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month. Meet at Town Run. 202 E Washington St., Shepherdstown. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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 Anima 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.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ is inaugurating a new speaker series called “First Tuesdays at CRUCC.” There will be a speaker the first Tuesday of every month. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. These are free events.


Shepherdstown Film Society will show “A Better Life” at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.

See you at the movies!


Tarot on Wings

When:12 to 4 p.m.

Where:?On the Wings of Dreams, 139 W German St. Shepherdstown

What: Where are you ready to bloom? Learn more with a tarot reading at On the Wings of Dreams. 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.


President’s Lecture Series:

“The Sun and Outer Space as a Natural Hazard”

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium.

What: Space weather and long-duration space climate trends are naturally occurring phenomena that represent a quantifiable risk to space- and ground-based infrastructure, as well as society at large. Come hear NASA’s Jonathan Pellish discuss these near-Earth space environment mysteries.



The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will conduct a candidate’s forum on April 26 for candidates in the May 2018 nonpartisan elections:

When: Candidates for the WV Conservation District positions, 7 p.m.; Candidates for the WV Circuit Court Judge seats, 7:45 p.m.

Where:?Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, located on the Shepherd University Campus

On April 30 at 7 p.m., the candidates for School Board will be presented, also at the Byrd Center.


Virginia’s best Celtic band, IONA, is presenting a CD Release Concert at O’Hurley’s General Store for “Signature,” the band’s 10th recording.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Great Hall, O’Hurley’s General Store, 205 E. Washington St., Shepherdstown

What: IONA presents high-energy arrangements and features strong vocals, fiddle, flute, banjo, bass, bouzouki, percussion and dance.

Seating is limited and free parking is offered at Jefferson Security Bank on Washington Street.

Cost: $15 advance; $20 on the day of the show; $10 students

For ticket information and reservations, call Bob Mitchell at 301-775-4951.



Concrete Countertop Workshop

When: 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater’s FASTnER Lab.

What: Prospective students and community members are invited to a concrete casting workshop. This workshop will cover a basic concrete casting method that can be used to make countertops. Participants will use this process to make a 1’x1′ concrete countertop sample tile.

Cost: $135.

Contact Karen Rice at 304-876-5135 or krice@shepherd.edu to register.


Tour of Colonial Williamsburg

and Jamestown, Virginia

What: Tour the world’s largest living history museum with a behind-the-scenes tour.

Cost: $299 per person based on double occupancy; $350 for single – Includes transportation, lodging at The Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites, all tours and admissions, one breakfast and one lunch.

Contact: Karen Rice at 304-876-5135 or krice@shepherd.edu to reserve your space.


Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown’s

Annual Children’s Benefit Auction

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Wildwood Middle School’s cafeteria in Shenandoah Junction

What: The evening will start with a silent auction followed by a live auction with about 70 items donated by local and regional businesses. Again this year, a one week’s condo stay in Myrtle Beach in July has been donated.