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Calendar of Events Feb. 8

By Staff | Feb 8, 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.

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.


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.

2013 Father/Daughter Dance will be held at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michael’s Park from 6:30-9 p.m.

The Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Something the Lord Made” at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more info go www.shepherdtownfilmsociety.org

See you at the movies!

Feb. 9

Join St. Agnes Church for an evening of food, fun and mystery. The Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Community Club, War Memorial Building.

Tickets are $35 per person, which includes a delicious array of appetizers, dinner, dessert, beer and wine served by a cast of characters from St. Agnes Church. The proceeds will benefit St. Agnes Church. Space is limited and tickets are not available at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information about The Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner event, please contact the Parish Office at (304) 876- 6436 or visit www.StAgnesShepherdstown.org.

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.

At 3 p.m., The Rolling Coyotes will perform in the meeting room of the library in South Jefferson Library, Summit Point. The concert is free to the public. Their style is Americana acoustic-based music that touches on many genres…folk, country, string band, swing, jazz and rock. They always assure a toe-tapping, crowd-pleasing good time.

Feb. 14

At 2 p.m., a barbershop singing valentine for patrons will perform at South Jefferson Public Library, Summit Point. We will have refreshments as well as the music. Ken Floyd with the Sounds of the Shenandoah Barbershop Chorus who are providing the valentines gave the following quote, “The Barbershop Harmony Society performs singing valentines each year as a fund raising event to support

a society dedicated to spreading a uniquely American a cappella music performed in four part harmony.

Feb. 15

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


Feb. 16

The Saint John’s Baptist Church will host its second annual Black History Month Prayer Breakfast at 1- a.m.. The Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Shepherdstown Fire Department, located at 8052 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown. The theme for this joyous occasion is “Look Where He Brought Us From” (Joshua 24:17 KJV) The speaker for the Prayer Breakfast is, Rev. Dr. Christopher E. Riley. For additional information, please contact Deaconess Betty Newman, chairperson, at 304-725-4262 or Deaconess Brenda Johnson, at 304-876-8509.

Feb. 19

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