Caendar of Events Sept. 14
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Register for our popular children’s programs from Sept. 10 through 15 by calling (304) 876-2783, emailing “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com 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.
Edgar Cayce-Based Exercises with Melanie Climis. Gentle, low impact lymphatic exercises. 6-7 p.m., free. Come learn Peter Van Daam’s series of simple lymph-cleansing exercises drawn from the recommendations in the Edgar Cayce readings. The 10-15 minute series is referred to as “Western Yoga” and it blends well with any yoga practice. Donations gratefully accepted. (Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.).
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Shower” at Reynolds Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information go to shepherdstownfilmsociety.org
Prana for Peter: Yoga and Kirtan at The Train Station, benefit for Peter Yates, 6-8:30 p.m., (yoga suitable for all levels). Peter Yates faces a very long recovery following a vehicular accident
July 23 in which he broke nearly 20 bones involving, among other areas, his spine and knees. Suggested donations of $15-$20 (all of which will go to Peter Yates to help defray medical bills).
The Jefferson County African American Non-Partisan Political Action Committee invites you to “Meet Howard Swint, 2nd Congressional Candidate for West Virginia” at 1 p.m. in Fisherman’s Hall, 320 S. West Street in Charles Town. Light refreshments will be served.
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on ways to prevent heart disease.
The seminar, titled Preventing Your Heart Attack 101, will be held in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. Diet, weight management and cholesterol control are some of the topics that will be discussed. Sign-in for the community mini-medical school program begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program to follow from 7 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered at the conclusion of the seminar.
The Charles Town Library is pleased to announce that Lyn Widmyer, local author, will present her latest book at the library on from 6-7 p.m. Widmyer’s book, “Chasing Cows: I’m not in the Suburbs Anymore,” is a book of humorous essays about her thirty years as a farm wife. She also recounts her adventures around various parts of West Virginia. Everyone is invited to attend this event. If there are any questions, please call the library at 304-725-2208. The library is located at 200 east Washington Street in Charles Town.
The eighth annual Tom E Moses Memorial Lecture on the US Constitution, “Manufacturing Intent: Five Ways to Abuse History While Pretending to Interpret the Constitution.” begins at 7 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium. Parking available in faculty lot off N. Princess Street.. Free and open to the public. Presented by Dr. Michael Austin, former Shepherd U. professor of English and Dean of Graduate Studies and author of the forthcoming book: That’s Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing.
Sept. 19 & 26
Shepherdstown Area Independent Living, SAIL invites members of the community to join friends and neighbors for coffee and conversation to learn more about our “village.” SAIL is a non-profit whose mission is to enable its members to remain active, connected, independent and in their homes and community as long as possible. For details and reservations call the office at 304-870-7245. Meetings will be held on September 19 and 26 at 10 a.m. at the homes of current members. Other sessions will be scheduled as needed. Visit our comprehensive website at www.shepherdstownSAIL.org
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.
OM for PEACE (observance of United Nations International Peace Day), 6-6:40 p.m., free event. Join us at Harmony Healing Arts Center in Shepherstown as we meditate and chant 108 OMs in silence or out loud. (According to the ancient Vedic culture that gave roots to yoga, the number 108 reflects the wholeness of existence.) Chairs and floor cushions available.
The Harmony Healing Arts Center is hosting its first-ever Open House from 12-4 p.m. There will be many and varied activities all are geared to showing the community what the center is about-yoga, massage, tai chi, and many related healing arts. All Harmony practitioners will be on hand to describe and/or demonstrate what they do. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be offered. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.
The City of Charles Town will hold its annual Heritage Day Street Festival starting at 10a.m. and going to 5 p.m. on Washington Street and a BBQ at Jefferson Memorial Park at 6p.m. with the Touche Band and Show. Come and enjoy live music, crafts, farmers market, history tours and much, much more.
The town of Shepherdstown has declared this day as “Upton Martin Day.” Members of the Martin family will be on hand to offer a presentation to the Mayor. Tours of the Thomas Shepherd Grist Mill will be offered throughout the day.
Sept. 21, 22 & 23
“The Anvil”, a dramatic play about the trial of the fiery abolitionist, John Brown, is being shown the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m. and Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. The setting for the play is in the Charles Town Courthouse, where Brown was actually tried in 1859. Joe Yates, a Shepherdstown resident, is directing the play this year and is portraying John Brown. Other local residents of Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry are members of the cast as well as some from Berkeley County. There is limited seating so get your tickets early by calling 304 876-1825. Tickets are also available at the Charles Town Library, Visitor’s Center and Museum and the Dish American Bistro. Prices for the performances are $15 for adults and $12 for those over 60 and under 20.
Exploring the Pelvic Bowl with Melanie Climis, 6-7 p.m., free, open to all. Join us for gentle movements and hands-on exploration to improve your consciousness of how your pelvis is structured, what it does and does not like to do, and what kind of stories it has to tell you. Wear
comfortable clothing and bring your most curious self. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street.
The South Jefferson Public Library offers another in its series of “Music at the Library” performances. Set Theory, featuring special guest Chris Vadala, will perform a free concert on the lawn of the library beginning at 3 p.m. The library is located at 49 Church Street, Corner of Church and Summit Point roads, in Summit Point. The audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and to please refrain from smoking on library property. Refreshments will be served. Come early to experience local artist William McGinnis exhibit acrylic paintings in the library’s meeting room. For additional information contact Sue Floyd, the program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the library at 304-725-6227.