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By Staff | Apr 13, 2012


Eight local storytellers (Clifford Branson, Laura First, Dorothy Grantham, Jay Hurley, Joe Matthews, Carlos Niederhauser, Hali Taylor, and Randy Tremba) will appear in a “front porch” setting at the War Memorial Building on Friday, Apr. 13. There will be wine, beer, a wide variety of homemade refreshments, and live music. Doors open at 7 p.m. for “Left of the Bank: Shepherdstown Stories” and tickets ($35.00 to benefit the Shepherdstown Library) will be sold at the Library. Call (304) 876-2783 for more information.

A free film, “The Piano,” will be shown on Friday, Apr. 20 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. It is a 121-minute “breathtakingly beautiful” R-rated movie set in New Zealand during the middle of the 19th century, and received a number of Oscars.

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, the local reduced-cost spay and neuter program offers NEW locations in Cumberland, Md.; Moorefield and Petersburg; and in Culpeper, Va. At the time of surgery, tests and shots can also be obtained at lower rates. For more info, and more vets: 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.

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.

The Shepherdstown Museum, at the corner of German and Princess streets, is open on weekends from April through October and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Hours are: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, in which it is located. For more information, contact Cheryl Gregory, Historic Shepherdstown’s Administrator at 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Inhale Light Workshop with Susan Grace Wisniewski: 6-7 p.m. (www.harmonyhealingarts.org)

A special “Inhale Light” workshop led by Susan Grace Wisniewski will be held at Harmony Healing Arts Center this month. 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.

April 14

Spring Cleaning Time! 2:304 p.m. (www.harmonyhealingarts.org)

Using yoga and nutrition to purify your body, mind, and energy, bring yourself into better alignment with the rhythms of springtime as you learn and practice yoga poses, breathing techniques, and meditation to support your body’s own natural cleansing processes. This free workshop will also offer nutritional guidance that will help you to purify your digestive system during the Earth’s natural cleansing season. If you would benefit from feeling lighter, brighter, and more energetic, consider this as a healthy starting point. Taught by JiJi Russell, yoga instructor and Integrative Nutrition counselor.

April 15

rystal Singing Bowl Alignment Class: 2-4 p.m. (www.harmonyhealingarts.org)

Sound Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well-being and better health. Ann Craig will offer a special opportunities to help balance your body, mind and soul by aligning your chi (chakras) using guided meditation and crystal singing bowls. A suggested donation of $20 is requested for this interactive alignment class.

April 21

Celebrate Earth Day with the Friends of the National Conservation Training Center from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Build Leaders and Plant Volunteers” will give details on numerous volunteer openings at NCTC.There will also be an opportunity to help plant a children’s garden at the pre-school.

Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Martinsburg. Live Jazz – The Howard Burns Quartet

Tickets are $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Cheryl Roberts, 304-876-2277 or Doris Griffin, 304-262-1652.

“Nexus” is a group show in which five photography/computer imagery majors and one painting and drawing major from Shepherd University will present works that they have been working on for their senior portfolios. The show will take place for from 5 9 p.m., at the Hagerstown Masonic Temple Theater, 54 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, Md.

Sustainable Shepherdstown will show the movie “Good Food” at 3 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Opera House. The film is free and open to the public. It is an intimate look at the farmers, ranchers, and businesses that are creating a more sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest.

April 24

Free workshop fo landlords and residential property managers to be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the County Council Meeting Room in the Dunn Building, 2nd floor of 400 W. Stephen Street in Martinsburg. Registration required. Call Community Development at 304-264-2131, ext. 278 or pmcmillan@cityofmartinsburg.org to register.

April 28

A Mom’s Catalog Family EXPO & Craft Fair to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Quality Hotel in Harper’s Ferry (4328 William L. Wilson FWY- Rt.340). Includes pony rides, face painting and much more.

New Street UMC’s Annual Pancake Breakfast/Brunch: All you can eat from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church in the lower level dining hall. The menu features pancakes, sausage gravy, bacon, sausage, applesauce, juice/coffee/tea. Carry out is available. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 3-12.

Trinity Treasure Kids Preschool invites the community to their annual Fun Fair & Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held on the grounds and in the fellowship hall of Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of Church & German streets.