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Calendar of Events August 24

By Staff | Aug 24, 2012


The Shepherdstown Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 to observe Labor Day. September is “Library Card Sign-Up Month” so children who are five or older are encouraged to apply for their own library cards, which may be used at eight other libraries.

Register for our popular children’s programs from Sept. 10 through 15 by calling (304) 876-2783, emailing splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visiting us at 100 East German Street.

These free programs resume the week of Sept.17: “Lap Babies and Ones” will be on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and the “Twos” will meet from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The “Threes, Fours, and Fives” program on Wednesdays offers parents a choice of 11:15 to noon, or 1:15 to 2 p.m. Ages 6 through 12 may attend the “After School Program” on Thursdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Sept. 29 is the deadline to rent space to participate in the “Arts, Attic and Antiques Bazaar” hosted by the Friends of the Library, to be held on Oct. 6 and 7 in the War Memorial Building. Good, salable items are needed for this fundraiser but please visit the Library’s Adult Department or call (304) 876-2783 for details on the procedure for donations.

Children are still welcome to submit a completed summer reading log to receive a packet of prizes, and are reminded that the coupons for One Two Kangaroo Toy Store and the Sweet Shop Bakery expire on September 30.

Gently used DVDs for adults and children are requested. Either domestic or foreign films are welcome. Please drop off your donated DVDs at the Library.

The Library Board is seeking suggestions about future uses to be made of our present building at German and King Streets. If you are interested in this Market House Re-Use Committee, or in another committee (which will study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive, which may become the entrance driveway to the new library) please call (304) 876-2783.

Learn 60 languages for free if you have a Shepherdstown Library card and an email address! Just click on the “Pronunciator” link on our homepage at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/. Free downloads of over 1500 Audiobooks and over 1100 eBooks are also available for library patrons from the adjacent link, “AudioBook & eBook downloads,” on our homepage.


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.


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.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpers Ferry National Historical Park presents a 19th-Century Historic Music Workshop called “Shout of Sacred Joy: An Introduction to Shape Note Singing.” The workshop is free to 30 participants. For Registration, contact the Living History Offices at 304-535-6063 or by emailing melinda.day@nps.gov. This workshop is designed to provide a background into the history, customs and rudiments of shape note singing. Experience a uniquely American musical tradition–with historical links to 19th-century music education, camp meetings, social events, and the Civil War–that gathers people together to form a singing community where everyone’s voice is heard.

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.

August 28

Enjoy a cooling gazpacho soup at this month’s SouperTuesday dinner. Only 30 tickets will be sold! Children 10 and under are only $5 and 5 and under are free. Cost is $15 and time is 6 p.m. for class and 6:45 for dinner. Entertainment: Singer Songwriter Jennifer Maghan (new this month). Come out to the Bolivar Community Center, 60 Panama St., Harpers Ferry. Tickets are available via PayPal: www.facebook.com/soupernaturalkitchen or directly at PayPal.com, use SuperNaturalKitchen@yahoo.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. 8

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Indoor Yard Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, located at 221 East Washington St. Come check out the large variety of items and help less fortunate cats and dogs in our area. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

The first Margaret Anderson Memorial 5K will be held on the towpath at the C&O Canal. The 3.1 mile run/walk will start at Antietam Creek Campground and finish at Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsubrg, Md. All proceeds go to help Anderson’s family care for her two young daughters. Anderson, a park ranger, was killed in the line of duty Jan. 1, 2012 in Mount Rainier National Park. Parking, registration and packet pickup at Ferry Hill from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 on day of race; $20 before. For more information or to register, visit www.CanalTrust.org/MargaretAndersonMemorial5K or call 304-676-3257.

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.

Sept. 21

The 8th Annual Concert for the benefit of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) will be held at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will begin at 8 p.m. Don Oehser and Todd Coyle will provide the entertainment. A $10 donation is requested at the door. There will be free food, adult beverages for a small donation and soft drinks. An auction with Civil War interest is also planned. For more information about this organization, please visit: www.battleofshepherdstown.org.