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By Staff | Mar 16, 2012


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 “http://www.baacs.org”>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 .

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.


WV Upper Potomac Spring Music Weekend through Sunday, Mar. 18

This weekend retreat combines workshops for hammered dulcimer players at all levels and a mixed instrument class called “Dr. Oorts’ Social Orchesta” which will work on a program combining Latin-American and Irish music for a unique special occasion. For more information see the web page at www.upmw.smad.us/dulcimerfest, call Joanie Blanton (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net.

What’s Going on in There? Where the Soul Meets the Road

At Harmony Healing Center at 6 p.m. Come get comfortable in your own shoes. We’ll be using gentle movements and hands-on exploration to improve your consciousness of how your feet are structured, what they do and don’t like to do, and what kind of stories they have to tell you. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your most curious self. Donations gratefully accepted.

The Shepherdstown Opera House will be presenting Jon Carroll in a rare solo performance. He is a founding member of Starland Vocal Band (Afternoon Delight) and is a long time alumnus of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s tours and recordings. On the same bill that night is Shepherdstown favorite Chelsea McBee, who has increasingly gained popularity in the region with her groups The Random Assortment and The Lady Dies. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call the Opera House at 304-876-3704.

Mar. 17

A breakfast with the County Commissions will be held at 9 a.m. At the DISH Restaurant at 213 W. Washington Street in Charles Town. Cost is $12 for optional breakfast with coffee only at $3. RSVP to if you plan to eat or have coffee.

“Celebration of Strings” : Showcase from the Dulcimer Festival

This year’s showcase features Patti Amelotte, a dulcimer dynamo from Southern California, where she plays an energetic repertoire of Celtic, American and Bluegrass repertoire in a variety of ensembles. Andy Young, hails from Chicago, where he electrifies audiences with stunning performances of Irish, French Canadian music and Gypsy Jazz on hammered dulcimer, flute, or guitar. The concert takes place at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church on the corner of King and Washington Streets in Shepherdstown, WV at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 SMD members, $8 students. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net, on the web at www.smad.us.

Mar. 18

At Harmony Healing Center, 10-11 a.m. – Body-Rolling with Melanie Sirni. Good for whatever ails you! Learn to bear weight on small balls to tone and strengthen muscle and other connective tissues, open “stuck” areas throughout the body, and feel the benefits of self-massage. Class is open to all who can envision themselves comfortably rolling a particular limb, spine, shoulders, etc., on a small ball. FREE.

Mar. 19

  • Traditional Yoga with Terry Lindsay at Harmony Healing Center at 9 a.m. Life is an experiment to see how long and well we can live. Use the ancient practice of yoga to improve your balance, flexibility, core strength, and reduce stress. Live longer, live well. All Levels. Free.

Hot Yoga! With Gena Rockwell at Harmony Healing Center at 7:15 p.m. Detox, de-stress and refresh just in time for spring with a heated yoga class led by Gena Rockwell. A heated flow class will gently release muscle tension from your body allowing for greater ease in the postures. You will also break a sweat which will help you to detoxify, as well as leaving you with a beautiful yoga glow! Join the fun; class is for students with some yoga experience or in good physical health. Levels 2-3. Free.

Mar. 20

Spring Equinox Concert with Ann Craig at Harmony Healing Center at 12 noon. Ah, spring! The season begins today, bringing increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna. Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “sound meditation” using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Free.

Yin-Yang Yoga with Terry Lindsay at Harmony Healing Center at 7:15 p.m. Muscles like repetition. Joints like gentle, even tension. Learn how to balance these two differing needs through the practice of Yin-Yang Yoga. Maintain and restore your body’s movements through active muscle-stretching postures and relaxed joint-restoring poses. All Levels. Free.

Mar. 23

Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present Holy Harlots: Two Medieval Plays about Prostitutes at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, March 28 at 9 p.m.; Thursday, March 29 at 9 p.m.; Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held in Reynolds Hall. Tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are $5 for the general public; $2 for Shepherd University faculty and staff; and free for Shepherd students.

For more information, contact Betty Ellzey at 304-876-5208 or bellzey@shepherd.edu.

Ellen Hardesty will exhibit her photographic work at the Jean Heiler Gallery at the Old Opera House in Charles Town/ The exhibit runs March 23 April 1 with an opening reception on today from 6 p.m. until just before the play, Home Games, beginning at 8 p.m. The artist will be on hand during the reception on March 23rd. The exhibit will also be available for viewing before each play night and during the play’s intermissions on March 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1.

Mar. 24

Brothers of Harmony Masonic Lodge #42 F&AM will offer a fundraising dinner beginning at 12 noon and running until the food runs out. Price for the meal which consists of fish or fried chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, green beans, apple sauce and rolls, will be $10. Pre-orders of five or more dinners can be delivered per request. Carryout dinners can be requested. For more information, call 304-267-2588.