Calendar of Events April 5
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
Found some overdue books? Just return them between Friday, April 12 and Sunday, April 21, and no fines will be charged for overdue items. To celebrate National Library Week, we will also offer amnesty between the 12th and the 21st for outstanding overdue fines; just ask us to do so. The Shepherdstown Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 10 to 4, and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (304) 876-2783 or visit us at 100 East German Street.
A free film, “The Wicker Man,” (1973) will be shown in Reynolds Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Information about this final film in their spring series may be found at www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Contact Spay Today, this area’s reduced-cost spay and neutering program. NEW vets and MANY locations! For MORE info: 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.
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. On display are 18th and 19th century crafts, other early artifacts, and a replica, made by local craftsmen, of James Rumsey’s early steamboat. Inquiries should go to Cheryl at 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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.
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 service of prayer, song and healing. For
more information, please call the Rev. Susan MacDonald at 301-667-1165.
Civil War Roundtable will offer dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. The location is Camp Hill Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry. Speaker for this month’s program is Robert J. O’Connor who will speak on the Countdown to West Virginia Statehood.
6-7 p.m., Yoga Meets Dance at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St. Yoga Meets Dance is easy-to-do, transformational dance, gentle yoga and meditation. All ages, shapes and sizes are welcome. Dissolve stress. Refresh your mind. Move and groove. The benefits of Yoga Meets Dance class reach beyond the physical, restoring a deep sense of well-being to your body, mind and spirit. Suggested donation, $10; students, $5. From 7:15-8:15 p.m., Yoga for Cyclists. Learn how yoga can help you sustain your passion for cycling. Donations appreciated.
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.
Sustainable Saturdays featuring the best of the ACFF. Opera House Live at 4 p.m. Free film screening of “Corner Plot” and “Seed Hunter”: Corner Plot, filmmakers Ian Cook and Andre Dahlman, (11 minutes) Seed Hunter (46 minutes, Smithsonian Network) Donations gratefully accepted to help offset costs for this series.
The Shepherdstown Fire Department will host a 50-game money bingo on Saturday, April 13. Forty games will pay $50 each, eight games will pay $100 each, one game will pay $250 and one will pay $500. Total cash payouts will be $3,550 with a minimum of 100 players needed to guarantee the payouts. Doors open at noon and bingo begins at 2 p.m. No advance tickets sales are available. Cost is $35 with a complimentary meal included.
12 noon, Crystal Bowl Concert at Harmony Healing Center. Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “sound meditation” using eight 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.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Mind Matters: a Presentation on Psych-K at Harmony Healing Arts Center. Please join Michelle DeStefano for a presentation on Psych-K and learn the life-changing dimensions of this energy work. This will be a lively demonstration on how the mind works and why it is difficult to break self-sabotaging habits that block us from our full potential.
The event is free. Please arrive at 10:20 a.m. so that we may begin promptly at 10:30. Michelle DeStefano, is a licensed acupuncturist, certified consulting hypnotist, and Psych-K facilitator who has been working on enhancing people’s health since 1999.
12th Annual Pedal for Pooches bike ride. Proceeds go to Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Spay Today. For more info: www.baacs.org or 304-724-6558
4:45-6:00 p.m., Move into Wellness at Harmony Healing Arts Center. Board-Certified Polarity Practitioner Jenna Newsome takes you through a transformative series of movements to your body’s inner health. Polarity Yoga’s blend of ancient eastern and modern western medicine utilizes energy principles to awaken your innate well-being. It balances all of the mental, emotional and physical bodies, harmonizing you with your life. This first introductory session is free and will be followed by a four-week May series, beginning Sunday, May 5 at 4:45-6:00 pm. Donations only for the introductory session, with May classes at either $10/class, or you can purchase the four-set series for $35.
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.