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Calendar of Events for May 11

By Staff | May 11, 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 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

“Time for Twos,” for children 19 months to 3 years, meets from 11:15 a.m. to noon, also on Tuesdays.

The “Three to Five Year Olds” program is on Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Register for our Summer Reading Program starting June 11. For more information call 304-876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit the library.


Please donate books, CDs, and DVDs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., where FOSL members will be organizing book sale donations for their annual Friends of the Shepherdstown Library fundraiser, to be held May 11 through 13. The Shepherdstown Library requests that book sale donations are not dropped off at the library, due to lack of storage space. Call the Library at 304-876-2783 with questions.

A pre-sale reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.; admission is $10 for dealers and others interested in buying first editions and other special items donated to the FOSL book sale.

Reception will take place at the War Memorial Building: 102 E. German St.


All ages are invited to visit the FOSL Book Sale, which continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is free.


The final day of the FOSL Book Sale begins at 10 a.m. and offers reduced prices from noon to 2 p.m.

MAY 23

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

MAY 24

Homeschool students ages five and older are invited to a STEAM makerspace in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department at 1 p.m. LEGOs, littleBits and craft supplies will be provided. No registration is needed.

MAY 25

The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 5 p.m. to discuss the novel An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro.

MAY 26

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

MAY 26

A LEGO Club for ages four and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 1 p.m. No registration is needed. For more information call 304-876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visit the library.

MAY 28

The Shepherdstown Library will be closed to observe Memorial Day.


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.


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.

15th annual Children’s Benefit Auction

The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown invites everyone to the 15th Annual Children’s Benefit Auction at Wildwood Middle School in Shenandoah Junction.

When: The preview and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. and the “live” auction with Densil Nibert at 7 p.m.

What: The featured item is a resort week from July 22 to 29 at Plantation Villas, Surfside Beach in South Carolina, with two bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen. Other items include jewelry, home decor, Shepherd University and Jefferson High School season tickets for sporting events, food gift cards and plants.

Refreshments will be available for sale. There will be something for everyone, so come and enjoy a fun evening benefiting the children and youth of our community and the world.


Fran Skiles Exhibit reception at Bridge Gallery

The Bridge Gallery will host a reception in honor of its new Fran Skiles Exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fran Skiles, whose artwork won a Best in Show award at the 2018 Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Cumberland Valley Painting Exhibit, will exhibit her artwork at the gallery until June 17.

New Street UMC Spring Fling yard sale

New Street United Methodist Church will be holding a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church, which is located on the corner of New Street and Church Street, will start selling baked goods at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served in the church’s dining room.

For more information, call the church at 304-876-2362.

MAY 19

The 40-member Jefferson County Community Chorus will present a concert, 100 Years of Broadway, along with a raffle on 10 themed baskets.

Where: The Old Opera House

When: 2:30 p.m.

What: Benefits four community organizations: Safe Haven, Community Ministries, Jefferson County Animal Shelter and the Jefferson Arts Council. Come enjoy the music you love and support these organizations and the services they provide for our community.

Cost: There is a suggested $5 donation at the door.

MAY 20

Four Seasons book signing for Wise Guyde Bill O’Brien

Four Seasons Book Store will host a reading and book signing for Bill O’Brien’s book, Wise Guyde: The First Forty-Five Columns, on May 20 at 1 p.m. The columns are from Bill’s first four years as “Wise Guyde,” a monthly column in The Shepherdstown Chronicle exploring contemporary issues in spiritual development and consciousness.