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Calendar of Events August 17

By Staff | Aug 17, 2012


Families with school-age children are invited to view a free film to be projected on the back wall of the Shepherdstown Library at dusk on August 17. The film is sponsored by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL).

The Library will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August. Every Friday all year round will still be a fine-free day! The Library is also open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Residents who are temporarily without power are reminded that they are welcome to visit the library to cool off, send emails, recharge cell phones, and so on.)

Children are encouraged to pick up a reading log in the Library’s Children’s Department, borrow library books, and earn prizes for reading (or being read to). Prizes include two movie passes, a swimming pass, a free bowling game, gift certificates to Four Seasons Books and One Two Kangaroo, and a treat from the Sweet Shop. For more information, please call (304) 876-2783 or email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

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.

The Library Board is seeking input about library services to be offered at our present location when it becomes a downtown annex to the new library. If you are interested in becoming involved in this Market House committee, or have questions, please contact Libby Sturm at (304) 608-2009 or libbysturm@comcast.net, or call the Library at (304) 876-2783.

Another committee is forming to study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive (the Clarion Hotel) which may become the entrance driveway to the new library. To join, please email Jeffrey Gustafson at gustafsonjm@gmail.com, or call the Library at (304) 876-2783.


Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Reduced prices available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets over a WIDE area! For more vets and MORE info: 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. During July, the Museum will also be open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


A birthday party will be held to commemorate the 200th birthday of Charles Town native son Martin Robison Delany from 6 8 p.m. at 124 East Washington Street in Charles Town. The event will be held rain or shine. In honor of Dr. Delany’s interest in health, there will be hula hoop demonstrations, Zumba classes, African infused tap and free jump ropes will be available. People of all ages are invited to join in!

August 18

As part of an ongoing effort to serve our community by providing instruction about things that interest people, Oakland Church in Charles Town is offering book writing and publishing workshop as part of their community education. This workshop is in conjunction with author/publisher Lauren Carr of Acorn Book Services. Lauren Carr’s Book Writing & Publishing Seminar: Make That Dream of Becoming an Author a Reality from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for $15. Lunch is included. Course fee to cover lunch and the cost of the class materials. For more information about these or upcoming courses at Oakland Church, located at 70 Oakland Terrace in Charles Town, contact the church office at 304-725-3737, or go to their website at oakland-church.net.

The NAACP and the Democrats of Jefferson County invite all Iraqi Veterans to participate in the Annual Heritage Day Parade at noon. The parade begins on Mildred and 3rd streets in Ranson and continues down to Washington Street for three more blocks where it briefly stops before before the Reviewing Stand. Iraqi Veterans are asked to arch first in the parade as this year’s honorees.

The Charles Town Library will host a presentation by Shepherdstown resident Robert Danno, author of the book “Worth Fighting For.” The event will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community room at the Charles Town Library, 200 East Washington Street in Charles Town. “Worth Fighting For” is an account of National Park Service Ranger Robert Danno’s fight against federal bureaucrats’ decision to allow a billionaire to cut down a stand of protected trees. Danno will give a Power Point demonstration of the events discussed in the book. In addition, he will answer questions about the book. Books will be available for purchase.

All exhibits for the Jefferson County Fair must be entered between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Those without an exhibitor number should report to the Ruritan pavilion to obtain a number. Fair festivities begin later in the evening and run through August 25.

The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, announces auditions for “All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Auditions will take place today from 3-5 p.m., August 20 (7-9 p.m.) and August 21 (7-9 p.m.). Director Tami McDonald is casting for 3 men and 2 women (ages 25-65) in this non-musical version. Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals to begin in late September. Show dates: November 9-11 and 16-18. Questions? Send an e-mail to www1buff65@yahoo.com.

August 21

The Shepherdstown Community Club is conducting a workday at Morgan’s Grove Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until no task is left undone. The Jefferson Parks and Recreation (which operates the park) and Shepherd University’s incoming freshmen class have also volunteered and will be participating in the repair of the walking/jogging path and parking lot and in other general clean-up, including collection of debris and dead branches. Anyone interested is warmly invited.

August 24

The Shepherdstown Community Club is presenting the popular family movie HUGO at Morgan’s Grove Park at dusk. All members of the community are cordially invited. HUGO is appropriate for and will entertain all ages. There is no admission fee. Donations to the SCC, a 501 non-profit organization, are accepted. Popcorn, candies and water will be sold. The Shepherdstown Community Club appreciates the assistance of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission in making this evening possible.

August 25

The annual Elmwood Cemetery “Testimony of the Rocks” tour will be held this year at 6 p.m. Drive into the cemetery located on South Duke Street in Shepherdstown, and you will be directed to the starting point. The cost of the tour is $10 per person. All proceeds will go toward tombstone restoration in historic Elmwood Cemetery.

August 26

The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin Street, in Martinsburg, will hold auditions for Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”at 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. Callbacks, if necessary, are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Director J.D. Wine is casting 2 men and 2 women age 20’s to 50’s. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please note that the play contains adult dialogue and language. Rehearsals will not begin until November. Production dates are January 18-20 and 25-27, 2013. Please bring to the audition a list of any rehearsal conflicts you may have from Nov. 4 through Jan. 27. If you have questions, send an e-mail to VWaudition@hotmail.com.

Sept.4 and 6

A T’ai Chi class will be offered at Shepherdstown Elementary School 6:30-8 p.m. starting Thursday, September 6, 2012 for nine weeks. A second class is offered starting Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for nine weeks at Wright Denny Middle School 6:30-8 p.m. in Charles Town. To register for either class to improve your fitness and balance, call Adult Education 304-728-9237. For questions on content call Eldon Winston 304-264-4783.

Sept. 9

South Jefferson Public Library is excited to host local author, Lyn Widmyer for a book talk and signing at 2 p.m. Widmyer will be reading from her new book, “Chasing Cows: I’m Not in the Suburbs Anymore”, as well as answering questions and signing copies of her book. Everyone is encouraged to attend and be entertained. South Jefferson Public Library is located on the corner of Summit Point

Road and Church Street in Summit Point. For more information, call the library at 304-725-6227 or visit our Facebook or webpage at www.sojeffersonlibrary.com.