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By Staff | Mar 2, 2012


Doctor Seuss’s birthday is March 2, and community members are asked to celebrate “Read Across America Day” by reading to a child that day. Or bring your child or grandchild to the Library’s free programs for infants to age twelve.

Teen Tech Week is March 4 through 10, and this year’s theme is “Geek Out @ your Library.” Middle and high school students are invited to explore the Library’s graphic novels, DVDs, books on CD and MP3, and magazines that include Rolling Stone. We will show you how to download free audio books to your computer, eBook reader or mobile device, as well as how to locate online newspaper and magazine articles for reports, and practice online for the ACT and SAT exams.

Children ages five and older are invited to meet two working dogs which will visit the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department on Thursday, Mar. 8 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Farmer Laurie Scott of Harpers Ferry will bring a sheep-herding border collie named “Pandora” and “Sequoia,” an Anatolian Shepherd dog which protects her sheep from predators each night. Funny stories about dogs will be read as well. For more information, please call (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

St. Patrick’s Day will be the theme during the After School Program on Thursday, Mar. 15 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Hear some stories featuring mischievous elves and leprechauns and enjoy an easy craft.

Borrow some children’s fiction and nonfiction in March: Celtic folk and fairy tales will be on display through the 17th, and inspiring books in celebration of Women’s History Month from the 18th through the 31st.

The Library requests donations of gently used DVDs for adults and children. Either foreign or domestic films would be appreciated. Please drop off your donations at 100 East German Street.


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 or 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.


A free film, “Matewan,” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. It is a 132-minute movie about the 1920 shootout between West Virginia miners and coal company employees. Among the many that appeared in this 1987 PG-13-rated film were singer/songwriter Hazel Dickens and James Earl Jones. After the showing, Davitt McAteer will lead a discussion.

Free Crystal Bowl Concerts

Friday, 66:40 p.m. And Tuesday, Mar. 20 12-12:40 p.m. (www.harmonyhealingarts.org)

Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “sound meditation” using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony Healing Arts’ studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted.

Alice in Wonderland will be shown at the Full Circle Theater at 7 p.m. The show will also run Mar. 9 at 7 p.m. And Mar. 3-4 and 10-11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 and all seats are general admission.

MAR. 3

A lively selection of contra dances to the music of Metro Gnomes will take place at the War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMD members, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us.

Patrons at South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point can now see movies on the big screen. Cars 2 will show at 11 a.m. and Dolphin Tale at 2 p.m. We will have free popcorn and drinks along with the movie. Please call the library at 304-715-6227 or visit the library’s website at www.sojeffersonlibrary.com for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Shepherd University senior graphic design students are holding their Free Candy: Uber sweet design show at the Shepherdstown Community Club, located at 102 East German Street, Shepherdstown, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thirteen seniors will display their work, including Katlynn Almansor, Jen Basel, Caitlin Beans, Ashley Bryant, Sam Coceano, Raymond De Los Santos, Mike Jandora, Megan Lewis, Clay McFarren, Domenica Queen, Justin Queen, Dan Jae Smith and Kelsy Stone. For more information, contact Domenica Queen at DomenicaZQueen@gmail.com or by phone at 304-932-6376.

American Legion Jackson Perks Post 71, 225 W. Washington Street in Charles Town, will host an Oyster Feed starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. The James Boys will provide music for an evening of dancing.

MAR. 6

Part one of the history series will be held on three consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 8 p.m. and will be held in the Perry Room at the Charles Town Library located at 200 East Washington Street in Charles Town.

This lecture series is offered to the public as a fundraiser for the Charles Town Library and the Jefferson County Museum. A donation of $40 is requested with all proceeds benefiting both the Library and the Museum. Participation is limited. To register contact Doug Perks at the Charles Town Library at 304-725-2208 or by email at octldirector@frontier.com.

MAR. 9

A special “Inhale Light” workshop led by Susan Grace Wisniewski will be held at Harmony Healing Arts Center from 6-7 p.m. Inhale Light is a technique that uses a combination of Divine Light and your breath to transform all types of congestion contained within us, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Through this guided, meditation, you will be given the opportunity to “lighten your own load” and to use Divine Light to vaporize “what no longer serves you.” There is a suggested donation of $10 for the workshop, which includes a take-home Inhale Light booklet.