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Calendar of Events Feb. 1

By Staff | Feb 1, 2013


The Shepherdstown Library’s free spring programs (for infants through age twelve) resumed in January. Children who attended our fall programs will not need to reregister. For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or stop by the Library at 100 East German Street. Ages four through nine are welcome to attend a free program with hands-on activities about “winter animals and snow birds.” Taught by a Master Naturalist, the program will be held in the Library’s Children’s Department on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

A free film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall on Friday, Feb. 8. “Something the Lord Made” stars Mos Def and Alan Rickman in an Emmy-winning account of the pioneers of cardiac surgery for “blue babies.”

Dexter Gordon and other jazz legends play in the masterpiece “‘Round Midnight,” to be shown on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.

The Library will be open on Monday the 18th, Presidents’ Day.

Attention, space explorers! A rocket ship will be visiting the Children’s Department in February, and children are invited to come and see it. Books to borrow in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month will be on display.

Hundreds of dollars in prize money will be awarded to children in grades one through twelve who are selected as winners in the West Virginia Writers’ Student Writing Contest. Pick up an entry form and information packet in the Children’s Department.

For information on the New Library Project, the Market House Re-Use Committee, or the Safe Access Committee, 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.


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.

Pedal & Paddle is offering free bicycle maintenance classes for girl scouts and boy scouts starting now thru the end of March. The classes will be held Saturday mornings 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Due to limited space each class is limited to 10 kids per class. We will go over the parts of a bike, regular bike maintenance and how to change a flat tire. Please do not bring bikes for the class. You must make and appointment to attend the class. Please contact Eddie at 304-876-3000 to make an appointment.

6-7 pm; Yoga Meets Dance with Agi Fejer; Everyone can be a unique dancer; actually, you already are! Yoga Meets Dance can help you to discover your natural ability while it gives you a powerful tool to increase body-mind harmony and general well-being. It’s a synergy of gentle yoga and expressive dance that gradually builds from beginning to end. Movement, music and guided meditation go hand in hand during this class, leaving you feeling energized and relaxed at the same time. Whether your New Year’s goal is to be fitter or to feel more joy, you’ll find YMD inspiring and satisfying. Dates:

Feb. 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, between 6-7 pm at Harmony Healing Arts, Shepherdstown. Donations are gracefully accepted.


Harmony Healing Arts Center: Crystal Bowl Concerts: Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “sound meditation” using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted.

Shepherd University alumna Carolyn Malachi will return to Shepherd to perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Storer Ballroom of the Shepherd student center. Malachi’s unique approach to music combines jazz, hip-hop, and spoken word.

Feb. 2

At 10 a.m., The Jefferson County Democratic Association (JCDA) will host a town hall meeting with Jefferson County legislators Senator Herb Snyder and Delegates Tiffany Lawrence and Stephen Skinner. They will be answering questions about school safety and the educational audit, possible funding of mental health and rehabilitation centers in the area and general concerns about highways and roads. The event will take place in the Charles Town Library meeting room. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend. For more information about the event and the Jefferson County Democrats, visit www.jcdems-wv.org.

Feb. 3

The Shepherdstown Fire Department willhost a Sunday Buffet Dinner in honor of the Super Bowl. The menu will include fried chicken and ham with all the trimmings as well as homemade rolls and desserts. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages six to 15. Under six eat free. The dinner will be served from 12 noon til 3 p.m. in Barron Hall at the fire department located at 8052 Martinsburg Pike. Plan to attend and support the local volunteers so that they may continue to provide emergency services to Shepherdstown and the surrounding area. For more information, call 304-876-2311.

Feb. 5

The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host Cash Bingo.. Doors will open at 5:30pm; Early Birds at 6:30 p.m.; Regular Bingo at 7 p.m. Regular Game Payout $50; Special Game Payout $75,. Progressive Jackpot of $1000; Guarantee of $500 nightly. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Chasidy Rosa Morales at 304-725-4045.

All Pro Dad Event: Tony Dungy Simulcast and Family Football drills!

Team up with Tony Dungy to hone your skills as a husband and father, while giving your child/ren a day they will always remember. Kids will be guided through age-appropriate football drills designed to encourage and challenge children. Concluding the event is a simulcast message from Tony Dungy on his relationship with Christ and its impact on his life as a husband, father, and coach.

Presented by Charles Town Baptist Church, the All Pro Dad Event will feature five activity drill stations to provide quality time for guys, gals and kids to learn about each other and about God. The stations include: running back, defensive back, quarterback team chaplain and coaching. Cost: $10 per family with scholarships available. Pay at the door by cash/check or call the church office at 304-725-5917 for reservations.

Feb. 6

Harmony Healing Arts Center: Crystal Bowl Concerts: Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “sound meditation” using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted.

Feb. 7

7:45-9 pm; Beyond Asana: Ongoing Monthly Study Group All are welcome to join in, any time, in Harmony’s monthly exploration into the philosophy of yoga. Currently, the group is studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a step-by-step “recipe” for stilling the chatter of the mind and exploring the true nature of reality.

Feb. 8

Free Piano Concert at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church from 8 to 9 p.m. One hour of improvised music by pianist Sam Jannotta. This is an effort to explore the potential of spontaneity to create music that is interesting, engaging and enjoyable.

Feb. 10

1-3 pm; Herbal Aphrodisiacs: Many, many herbs have a long history of awakening passion. In this workshop you will learn about a handful of these tantalizing treasures including chocolate, vanilla, rose petals and exotic roots like shatavari (Sanskrit for “woman of a thousand husbands”). You’ll will discuss the appropriate (and inappropriate) uses of these herbs as you sip on herbal brews and make our own sensual truffles, spiced cordials and soothing bath blends to take home. The cost is $20 per person and reservations are required. RSVP toashley@meadowsweetbotanicals.com or call Ashley at 304-870-7234.

The Jefferson County Organization of Democratic Women will host Hannah Geffert speaking on”The Debt Crisis: How we Got Here and Some Possible Solutions.” Following Geffert’s presentation, will be opportunity for questions and discussion. The presentation at the Old Charles Town Library Meeting Room at 4 p.m. is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.