Calendar of Events May 3
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library Board will meet May 8 at 7 p.m.
The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library’s annual book sale will be held on May 10 through 12 in the War Memorial Building: a wine and cheese reception and book sale preview will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday the tenth, admission $10. There is no charge to attend the book sale on Saturday the eleventh from 10 to 4 p.m., or Sunday the twelfth from 10 a.m. to 2. A fundraising bake sale will be held concurrently on Saturday and Sunday, with desserts generously provided by library patrons.
Our free weekly programs for infants through age twelve will continue through May 23, and resume in September. In mid-June, children may pick up Summer Program reading logs and register for a series of free weekly events. For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com, or stop by the library at 100 East German Street.
The Library will be closed on May 27, Memorial Day.
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.
6-6:40 pm, 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 Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will host their annual spring Rabies Clinic on at the Tractor Supply in Charles Town from 10 a.m. to12 p.m. Dr. Adrianne Doering Curtis will be vaccinating dogs and cats over three months of age. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. The vaccination cost is $10 for each pet. Bring prior shot records and owner identification, if applicable, for faster registration. For more information or to view pictures of pets ready to be adopted, visit the AWS web site at www.awsjc.org.
May 4 and 5
The Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery has once again pledged to donate 15 percent of the proceeds from its upcoming spring Open House Plant Sale to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. The Open House will be held both days , from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Light refreshments will be served and a door prize will be offered. The nursery is located in northeastern Berkeley County, at 1121 Hollida Lane, one mile off Swan Pond Road.
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.
4:45-6:00 pm, Move into Wellness at Harmony Healing 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. A four-week series, beginning Sunday, May 5, $10/class, or you can purchase the four-set series for $35.
Morris Dancing on King Street at 10 a.m. with the line up of the parade to begin on Church Street at 12:30 for a 1 p.m. start. The parade will travel German Street to the May Pole.
General revelry will follow on the green of McMurran Hall lawn. Sellengers Round, Morris Dances, Mayday Song, poetry and more will take place. Each team will perform something under the May Pole. The celebration culminates with dancers and guests stepping to music while wrapping or weaving the May Pole. There will be appearances by Mayor Jim Auxer, the Green Man, the Padstow Hobby Horse and other mystical creatures. Ongoing Morris dancing will happen after lunch at 4 p.m. on the outdoor patio of the Bavarian Inn and a final performance on King Street at 5 p.m.
The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown and the Key Club of Jefferson High School will host their 10th Annual Children’s Benefit Auction in the cafeteria of Jefferson High School. The preview and silent auction begin at 6:30 and the “live” auction at 7 p.m.
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.
The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on from 2-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. There will be a variety of plants including geraniums, new guinea impatiens, gerbera daisies, begonias, hanging baskets and much more. AWS merchandise will also be available with all proceeds to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. For more information on upcoming events, such as Bark in the Park on June 1st or to view the pets that are waiting to be adopted, visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org.
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.
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. For more information, please the Rev. Susan MacDonald at 301-667-1165.
An officer of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will hold a workshop on immigration policies and procedures for those who serve the immigrant population, whether in a professional or volunteer capacity. Topics will include adjustment of status, naturalization, family reunification, deferred action for childhood arrivals and other pertinent issues. The workshop will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, from 1-4 p.m. Those planning to attend should respond by May 10 to Susan Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org). A public information session on the naturalization process will follow at 7 pm. (Spanish translation will be provided at this session and response is not required.)
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.