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Calendar of Events Mar. 29

By Staff | Mar 28, 2013


The Library will be open on Easter Monday, April 1.

Ages four through nine are invited to attend a free program with hands-on activities about “wildflowers and April showers.” Taught by a Master Naturalist, the program will be held in the Library’s Children’s Department on Thursday, April 11 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. There is space for 25 children; please call the Library at (304) 876-2783 to register. This is the third in a monthly series cosponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, Shepherdstown Montessori Academy and the Library.

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library’s annual poetry and music fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 202 South Princess Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. to allow plenty of time to select from the many savory appetizers and homemade desserts. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the Library. Please call (304) 876-2783 to reserve your seats for “Left of the Bank,” as seating is limited.

Got overdue books? No fines will be charged for overdue items returned between Friday, April 12 and Sunday, April 21, to observe National Library Week. Need income tax forms or booklets? Just ask.

Carry a favorite poem with you to share on April 18, “National Poem in Your Pocket Day.”

A free film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall on Friday, April 19. “The Wicker Man” is a horror movie (rated PG-13) set on an island, starring Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn and James Franco (in a small part).

Children’s books to borrow in celebration of National Poetry Month, Earth Day and springtime will be on display in April.

Free weekly programs for infants through age twelve are offered in the Library’s Children’s Department. For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or stop by the Library at 100 East German Street.

For information on the F.O.S.L. Book Group, 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.

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.


The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Easter Flower Sale on Friday, today from 2-6 and Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. There will be a large variety of plants including: hyacinths, tulips, hydrangeas, mums, lilies, azaleas, mini roses, hanging baskets and much more. AWS merchandise will be available also. For more information and to view pictures of some of the great pets that are ready for adoption visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org.

A Good Friday traditional three-hour service on “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will be offered by the Shepherdstown Ministerial Association Friday, March 29 from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St, Shepherdstown.

A Good Friday Service will be held at Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Mar. 30

The annual Shepherdstown Easter Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Come out and enjoy the spring day!

The Giving Tree Band will be performing at Shepherdstown Opera House at 8 pm. Tickets are $5. The Giving Tree Band is a rock & roll band from Yorkville, Ill. They all live together, travel together and perform with a wide array of instruments from acoustic & electric guitars, slide guitars & banjos to violin, mandolin & pedal steel. Though the group uses an instrumentation largely associated with bluegrass and Americana, their sound often drums up comparisons to such classic rock icons as The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, and Nash and The Beatles.

Sustainable Saturdays featuring the Best of the ACFF at the Shepherdstown Opera House

“Bag It” Caitlin Boyle and Lucy Flores, 79:00 mins. Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wide scale investigation into plastic’s effects on our oceans, environment and bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us…and what we can do about it. Donations to offset screening fees gratefully accepted.

April 3

Dr. Chris Lovelace will present a talk entitled The Amazing Perceptual Trait Synesthesia: What It Is, and What Psychological Science Can Tell Us About It. The talk will take place at 2 p.m. in the CLS Auditorium.

April 6

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its annual spring Wildflower Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. It will include guided wildflower walks through the preserve for advanced and beginner/families, children’s activities and refreshments. Admission to all these events will be free and everyone is welcome. For directions to the preserve go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org. For more information contact PVAS at 304-676-3397 or Kristin@potomacaudubon.org.

April 13

Annual Pancake Breakfast/Brunch; All you can eat at New Street UMC, Corner of New & Church Streets, Shepherdstown – Dining Hall, Lower Level. Serving Times 8 a.m.. to 1 p.m. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage gravy, bacon, sausage, applesauce, juice/coffee/tea. Carry-Out Available Cost is Adults – $7; Children, 3-12 – $4.

May 10-11

Morgan County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Fair. Located in the Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown Berkeley Springs. There will be flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs, garden art, crafts, garden tools, raffle and more. Children’s area with free plants and pictures for Mom. Plant Doctor on call.