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By Staff | Feb 17, 2012


Email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us with questions about our free programs for infants to age 12.

Celebrate February holidays by borrowing a stack of children’s books: Entertaining books about the presidents the 15th through the 20th, and inspiring Black History Month titles Feb. 21 through 29.

A political thriller set in South Africa, the film “Catch a Fire” (with Tim Robbins) will be shown in Reynolds Hall on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

The Library will be open on Monday, Feb. 20, Presidents’ Day.

The Shepherdstown Library (at 100 East German Street) requests donations of gently used DVDs for adults and children. Either foreign or domestic films would be appreciated.


Spay Today, a local reduced-cost spay and neuter program offers NEW locations in Culpeper, Va., and in Mineral and Hardy Counties in West Virginia. For more info and more vets visit www.baacs.org or 304-728-8330.

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751.

Spiritual Care Services at West Virginia University Hospitals-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital is a ministry of healing that provides emotional and spiritual support to patients, their families, hospital staff, and volunteers. As part of this program, Jefferson Memorial Hospital has also established a Spiritual Worship Service every Sunday at 1 p.m. This service is held in the chapel, located on the first floor, and is provided by the volunteer chaplains. The service is open to patients, visitors, family members, staff and the community. For more about the hospital’s Spiritual Care Services or becoming a volunteer chaplain associate should contact Fernandez-Anderson at 304-728-1707 or email afernandez-anderson@jeffmem.com.

Free bicycle maintenance class for kids at Shepherdstown Peddle & Paddle, 11 a.m. til noon, Saturdays through Mar. 24. Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops or individual kids. Classes by appointment only. Call 304-876-3000 or email eddie@thepedalpaddle.com or www.thepedalpaddle.com.

Come to the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for SALGA YO, a new class with Jeanne Fisher which incorporates the gentle stretching of yoga before and after 30 minutes of Salsa and other Latin-based dance cardio will be held at the Clarion Fitness Center on Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. Call for more information at 304-870-7011.


What’s Going on in There? 6-7 p.m. at Harmony Healing Arts Center

Experience the most central aspect of your body-mind-spirit structure: your spine. Using gentle movements and hands-on discovery, Melanie Climis will lead you on an exploration of your spine to improve your consciousness of how your spine is structured, what it does and doesn’t like to do, and what kind of stories it has to tell you. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your most curious self. Donations gratefully accepted.

Melanie has been combining the physical with the subtle for decades. She began her somatic exploration as a dancer and continued in more depth as a choreographer, and ballet and yoga teacher. She has taught experiential anatomy to dancers, yogis and students of life, as well as to clients in her trans-personal counseling practice, since 1992. She holds a BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts and was certified by Theresa Rowland in Iyengar-style yoga at Studio Yoga in Chatham, N.J.

The Shepherd University Wind Ensemble will perform a concert featuring international wind band music at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center. A pre-concert lecture describing the works will begin at 7 p.m.

The wind ensemble will play “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner; Darius Milhaud’s Suite Franaise; Johan de Meij’s First Symphony; Jerry Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy; and David Maslanka’s Give Us This Day.

Admission and seating is first-come, first-served basis, and advance sales or reservations are not available. The box office will open one hour prior to the performance. The Wind Ensemble concert is $10 for general admission; $5 for non-Shepherd students, faculty, and staff; and free to Shepherd students and Friends of Music MAC cardholders. For more information, call 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Catch a Fire” at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall.

This is a special presentation in conjunction with Shepherd University’s Common Reading and Black History Month programs and is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.

FEB. 18

Rehoboth United Methodist Church located at 30 East Salisbury Street in Williamsport, Md., is hosting an All-U-Can-Eat Turkey and Ham Dinner from 12 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall (handicap-accessible). Cost is $9 Adults, $5 Children 5-11 yrs old, free 4 years and younger. Meal is served family-style and carryout is also available. Expanded menu includes: mashed potatoes w/gravy, sauerkraut, stuffing, green beans, dessert and beverage – – all for one low price! Call 301-223-9554 for more info or questions.

FEB. 21

Pancake Day will be held at Citizens Fire Company in Charles Town beginning at 6 a.m. and continuing through 6:30 p.m. The event is a significant fundraiser for the volunteer company.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, in cooperation with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the Harpers Ferry Middle School, will host a panel discussion and question and answer session on John Brown’s Raid, with Tony Horwitz in the auditorium of the Harpers Ferry Middle School, on Washington Street in Bolivar from 6:30 until 8 p.m. The event is free to the public.For more information, contact Jeff Driscoll in the Office of Education, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 304-535-6053.

FEB. 22

The Potomac River Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to various Shenandoah River sites in Jefferson County. The trip will last about three hours. It will mostly involve driving from place to place by car, with little walking. It will focus on ducks, grebes, gull, terns, and any other birds encountered. Participants should plan to meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Martin’s Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads Shopping Center off Route 340 in Charles Town. Everyone should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water. PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

For more information or to check on possible weather cancellations, contact the trip leader, Sandy Sagalkin at monsansaglakin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

Full Circle Theater Company will offer a limited engagement of Ezra & Jake, an award winning play by local playwright Leigh Horne, Feb. 23-26. The play tells the true story of two local brothers raised in a cave in the woods. The dramatic events surrounding this unusual family are the makings of a remarkable and haunting tale.

Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online at www.fullcircletheaterco.org or at the door. Reserve early for this limited engagement. Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26.