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Calendar of Events April 19

By Staff | Apr 19, 2013


Found some overdue books? Just return them between now and Sunday, April 21, and no fines will be charged for overdue items. To celebrate National Library Week, we will also offer amnesty 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 “http://www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org”>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 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.


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.


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.

The Shepherdstown Film Society will show “The Wicker Man” at 7pm at Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more info go www.shepherdtownfilmsociety.org

See you at the movies!

April 20

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.

TLC / SMA Community Sale & Market Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.in the Covenant Baptist Chruch parking lot. A fun event for the entire family! Vendor tables, bake sale, yard sale, raffle, face painting, children’s art and more! Please come by and support two local schools, Shepherdstown Montessori Academy and The Light of the Child Montessori. www.facebook.com/MontessoriCommunitySale

April 21

4:45-6 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.

April 24

A special screening of the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris will take place at 7 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Nursing Hall auditorium. The film is being shown in conjunction with Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt’s Lifelong Learning class titled The Jazz Age: Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds. While introducing the film, Dr. Shurbutt will connect the film with Earnest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The relationship of these two “literary titans” will be featured as one of the 2013 commissioned plays for the Contemporary American Theater Festival. The film screening is free and open to the public.

April 26

6-7pm, Yoga Meets Dance at Harmong Healing Center. 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

April 28

6:30-7:30 pm, Jazz Kirtan-Celebrate Harmony’s 7th Anniversary at harmony Healing Center. To celebrate Harmony Healing Arts Center’s 7th anniversary, a “Jazz Kirtan” will be performed by Sadhu’s Ponderance, a local kirtan group led by Laura First. This unique performance will combine the ancient chanting tradition of kirtan with the smooth, improvised sounds of jazz. Voice, guitar, saxophone, didgeridoo, harmonium, and drums will blend to make a special mix of “Jazz Kirtan.” Following the kirtan refreshments will be provided to cap the celebration. All are welcomed. Donations are appreciated to support the artists.

May 5

Redbud Festival at Shepherdstown Elementary School from 2-5 p.m. Student performances are in the school gymnasium and student artwork is on display throughout the school. Other events include a White Elephant Sale, plant sale, basket raffle; silent auction of items including four, one day passes to Disney World and other items donated by local artisans. The public is invited to share in this celebration of the arts.

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.

May 11

Free Family EXPO & Craft Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Quality Hotel in Harper’s Ferry. No admission fee, free pony rides, moon bounce, face painting and rock wall! Food/desserts, over 50 vendors, handmade items, samples, sand art and kids shopping tables. A great place to find a unique mother’s day present. The first 100 families to arrive will receive a goodie bag full of freebees/coupons.

More details at www.amomscatalog.com.

May 18

Trinity Treasure Kids Preschool invites the community to their annual Fun Fair & Yard Sale. The event will be held on the grounds and in the fellowship hall of Trinity Episcopal Church. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. and is great for families looking for children’s clothing & toys as well as household items, books and more! You may also donate quality items to the sale beginning May 1. Shop and then stay for lunch and our children’s fun fair! Starting at 10 a.m., hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert foods will be for sale. Bring your children for games, prizes, a cup calk walk and other fun activities. For more information about the Fun Fair or to contribute to this wonderful program please contact Mrs. Mary Lee Blue at 304-876-6990.