Calendar of Events Dec. 7
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC 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 the Safe Access 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.
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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.
Intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Chapel. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 304-876-6244.
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 annual Rotary Charity Gala will take place at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall from 7-11 p.m.
Dec. 8 & 9
The Shepherdstown School of Dance announces their 6th annual Nutcracker Performance at the Frank Arts Center at Shepherd University. Curtains will rise at 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 8, and 2 p. m. on Dec. 9. The performance coincides with Christmas in Shepherdstown festivities.
The third annual Christmas Home Tour & Market is set for today in Charles Town. The market special holiday gifts and greenery and will be located in the Zion Episcopal Parish Hall, 215 E. Washington Street. Tickets for the home tour will be available at the Market on the day of the tour at a cost of $15 for adults. The market and tour feature beautifully decorated homes in historic Charles Town. Both are sponsored by the Dolley Madison, Wizard Clip, Windflower and Shenandoah garden clubs. Hours for both events are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shepherd University’s Department of Music will hold a piano sale in the Frank Center McCoy Rehearsal Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is open to the public.
South Jefferson Public Library welcomes all to view the work of photographer, Curt Mason, during the months of December and January in the Library Meeting Room of the library. Mr. Mason’s show will be our 41st exhibit at the library. The library also invites public to meet the artist at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Curt Mason is a native Southern Californian who now lives in an 18th century home in Summit Point
An Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Healing hosted by the Shepherdstown Trinity Episcopal Church will meet form 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
Researcher and historian Donald E. Watts will discuss his latest book, Fourth Census of the United States of America, 1820: Occupations and Manufactures in Jefferson County, Virginia, at the Charles Town Library, in the Perry Room, from 7-8:30 p.m. His book is a valuable resource for both historians and genealogists providing significant insight into the commercial life of Jefferson County in the second decade of the 19th century. Mr. Watts’ book will be available for purchase after the talk. The author will donate $5 to the Jefferson County Museum for each book sold.
The Friends of Leeds Corbin will host a fundraiser at 7 p.m. for Leeds Corbin, a local resident, who was hurt in an accident earlier this fall. There will be door prizes, corn hole, basketball, music, tip jars and raffle items with all proceeds going directly to the Corbin family. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ranson Civic Center. For those who wish to make a monetary donation, send to the Leeds Corbin Fund, c/o Bank of Charles Town, P.O. Box 906, Charles Town, WV 25414.
South Jefferson Public Library is hosting a Polar Express Storytime at 2 p.m. Get your ticket when you arrive and join the fun. Hear the story with hot cocoa and cookies. Make a Christmas craft and enjoy coloring and activity sheets.
South Jefferson Public Library is welcoming Rick Garland’s ‘Christmas Customs & Traditions’ on at 2 p.m. Celebrate this Christmas Season with a very special Song & Stories Sing-A-Long Show that tells you how and where many of our favorite modern day Christmas customs and traditions came from!
TUBAChristmas is coming to Shepherdstown on the steps of McMurran Hall beginning at 1 p.m. Visit www.tubachristmas.com for more information.
Holiday Concert with Trio Gallilei at 4 p.m. Rekindling a passion for Early music, this trio melds the elegance of chamber music with the excitement of traditional music. With founding members of the five piece national touring ensemble Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba, and harpist Sue Richards joined by 1997 Scottish fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel on violin; this holiday concert is sure to please all of your family members and be a highlight of this year’s celebration. The concert will be held in the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for SMaD members and $8 for children and students, for more info call 304) 263-2531, email Joanie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the web page at smad.us.
A benefit is planned for Dan Tokar, a local blacksmith whose shop, located just behind the old Southern States building, burned last week. Many of you have seen Dan walking quietly from his home to his shop without realizing the talent this man has. He is a kind, gentle soul. He can use our help. 5 p.m.-midnigt at the Train Station with a $10 minimum donation