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By Staff | May 15, 2012


The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library’s annual three-day book sale at the Shepherdstown Community Club (War Memorial Building) begins with a wine and cheese reception and sale preview from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, admission $10. The book sale continues on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with proceeds going towards the Library’s programs for children. Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the final day of the FOSL book sale.

The Shepherdstown Library’s weekly programs for infants through age twelve will continue through May 24, and then resume in September. “Dream Big,” our Summer Reading Program for 2012, will offer prizes for reading. Children may be registered to attend free weekly events (which run from June 14 through August 1) beginning Monday, June 4. For more information, please call (304) 876-2783 or email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

The Shepherdstown Library will be closed on May 28, Memorial Day.

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.


Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Reduced fees available through non-profit Spay Today!

Many participating vets over a wide area. Contact: 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.


The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. There will be a variety of plants including, geraniums, mini roses, gerbera daisies, begonias, hanging baskets and much more. AWS merchandise will also be available with all proceeds to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. For more information on upcoming events, such as Bark in the Park on June 2nd or to view the pets that are waiting to be adopted, visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org.

May 12

A free public seminar: “Our energy future…the next 250 years,” presented by Tom Whipple, Post-Carbon Institute will take place from 7-8 p.m., Reynolds Hall. For more information, email Than Hitt at thanhitt1@gmail.com. This free event is sponsored by Sustainable Shepherdstown, Shepherdstown 250 and the US Green Building Council’s Shepherd University Chapter.

27th Annual Herb Fair and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harpers Ferry Town Gazebo, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry. Plants – Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Heirloom, Tomatoes & Veggies; Herbal Goods – Soups, Breads, Baked Goods, Herb Vinegars and more as well as garden tips and Stepping Stones. Proceeds go to make the community grow!

May 17

Covenant Church will host an “Israel Awareness Night” at 7 p.m. It will be a night of Jewish and Christian fellowship, with anointed speakers and joyous celebration of praise and worship, and pageantry with banners and dancing (Israeli style). For more information call (304) 876-2212.

May 18

The annual Friday Painters Art exhibit is an integral part of the Back Alley Tour and Tea. This year 14 local artists will be sharing their work with members of the community and our visitors. There will be an opening reception today from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be open 10 a. m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday May 20.

May 19

New Street UMC, corner of New Street & Church Streets, in Shepherdstown will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to yard sale items, baked goods will also be available. Beginning at 11 a.m. lunch will be served in the church dining room. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day. 304-876-2362.

The Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host a Diabetes Forum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fishermen Hall, 312 S. West Street, at the intersection with S. Academy Street in Charles Town The theme of the Forum is, “Catching, Coping and Conquering Type II Diabetes.” For more information, call 304-724-1413.

May 20

The Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown is hosting an indoor yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Whether you would like to rent table space to sell your unwanted items or find your next treasure, the Clarion is the place to be. For more information or to rent table space please call 304-870-7004 or visit our wesite at www.clarionshepherdstown.com.

May 22

As part of the Shepherdstown 250 Celebration, Jim Lehrer, noted author and newscaster, will visit Shepherdstown to deliver an address on his Civil War novel, No Certain Rest. The event will take place at Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King Street, at 7p.m. Although the book is a work of fiction, Lehrer did extensive research with National Park archeologists and rangers at Antietam to make the battle scenes historically accurate. Tickets, at $10, are available at the Shepherdstown Public Library, the Four Seasons Book Store and Dickinson and Wait Craft Gallery. They will also be available at the door as long as they last. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL).