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Calendar of Events Oct. 5

By Staff | Oct 5, 2012


The Library will be open on Oct. 8, Columbus Day.

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, the next meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Shepherdstown Library. For information about another committee (which will study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive, which may become the entrance driveway to the new library) please call the Library at (304) 876-2783.

Need ideas for Halloween costumes or parties? Books for all ages will be on display all month in the Children’s Department. Ages 6 through 12 are invited to hear scary stories and create spooky crafts Thursdays at 4 p.m. all October.

Teen Read Week is Oct. 14 – 20. Check out our newest graphic novels, bestsellers, vampire fiction, steampunk and science fiction titles.

The last day for children to submit a completed summer reading log and receive a packet of prizes is Oct. 15. (The gift certificate for Four Seasons Books and the coupon for bowling at the University’s Student Center expire on Oct. 31.)

The FOSL Book Group will meet in the Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

There will be a Halloween costume parade for all of the children attending Library story times, plus homeschoolers and friends on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Meet outside the Library at 10:30 a.m., or if it is raining, meet inside the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church at Church and German streets.

Children attending the Threes, Fours, and Fives program are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to our morning and afternoon groups on Oct. 31.

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 “http://www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/”>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.


Does your cat or dog need to be spayed or neutered? Reduced rates available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets! MANY vets participating in a WIDE area!! For more info and a list of vet clinics: 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.


Shepherdstown Film Society presents “Micmacs” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.

The time is here. The Demon Beat have released their new LP “Less is Less” on Sept. 25 on Funny / Not Funny Records and to celebrate they will be hosting quite the party tonight, at Stonewall’s Pub (Tony’s downstairs)

in Shepherdstown. This night is gonna get crazy! Good friends SLEEPWALKER from Morgantown, W.Va. will be opening the night. Cost is $5.Tony’s Pizza & Stonewalls Underground Pub is located at 126 East German


Oct. 6

The Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee (JCDEC) will host its first ever Family “FUN“Raiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. The event is open to the public and offers a great opportunity to meet Democratic candidates in a fun-filled, family-oriented atmosphere. Free food and drinks, music and games for the kids will be provided. For more information, call or stop by Democratic Headquarters at 304-885-0039; 111 N. Charles Street in downtown Charles Town. Additional information on candidates and other democratic party events in Jefferson County can be obtained at www.jcdems-wv.org.

The Jefferson County Museum will hold its eighth Annual Antiques Appraisal Fair from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the library/museum complex at the corner of Washington and N. Samuel streets, Charles Town. Bring in your antiques for verbal appraisals by a team of appraisers covering the areas of the Civil War, militaria, coins and paper money, Americana, books and documents, fine jewelry, art pottery, and textiles. Led by certified appraiser Mark Grove, A.S.A. Appraisal of 1 or 2 items-$5 each; 3 items-$12; each additional item-$3. For information, call 304-725-8628 or email the museum curator at jrissler@frontier.com.

Contra Dance: Will Mentor will call lively contras to the New England-based band the Stringrays with fiddle legend Rodney Miller, Max Newman on guitar and Stuart Kenney on base for a program that promises to be an awesome dance! Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8, Potluck snacks at the break. Please wear clean soft-soled shoes to protect our floor!

Oct. 8

Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers will hold its annual corporation meeting at 7 p.m. on at Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall. All members are urged to attend and the public is welcome. A reception will immediately follow.

The Stammtisch will offer the chance to speak German in an informal environment. Learners as well as native speakers of German are all welcome to participate. The more the merrier!!! The next meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the Blue Moon.

Oct. 9

An Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Healing hosted by the Shepherdstown Episcopal Church will meet from 7-8 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. This is a new service of prayer, song and healing. For more information, please call the Rev. Susan MacDonald at 301-667-1165.

The Tertulia is an informal group that offers students, faculty, and really anyone else who has learned Spanish in the past or is currently studying it now to practice what theyve learned. Come and join us and see for yourself! The meeting is from 4-5 p.m. in the Blue Moon. For more information contact rritterb@shepherd.edu.

An Ecumenical Service and Prayer and Healing hosted by the Shepherdstown Episcopal Church will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. This is a new service of prayer, song and healing. For more information, please call the Rev. Susan MacDonald at 301-667-1165.

Oct. 10

Candidates running for State Delegate Districts 66 & 67; County Commission; and Assessor will participate in a candidate forum from 7 9 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.

Oct. 11

Dr. John Splaine, scholar of media and politics, will screen examples and discuss the evolution of televised political debates at 7 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, 213 North King Street, Shepherd University.

Oct. 12-13

Notorious concert and workshops: Lauded as “sparkling” and “exhilarating,” Notorious musicians Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger present a thrilling musical experience in genres that span many continent. The concert takes place on Friday at 8 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 SMD members, $8 students, Free to Shepherd students with Rambler ID. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net. The duo will be teaching workshops for musicians in playing for dances and other situations, a sort of dance musician’s bootcamp. For information on the workshops, musicians can look at the web page at www.upmw.smad.us for details and an application. For additional information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net.Advance registration is highly recommended.