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Calendar of Events Sept. 6

By Staff | Sep 6, 2013


Register for our popular children’s programs from Sept. 9-14 by calling (304) 876-2783, emailing splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visiting us at 100 East German Street.

These free programs resume the week of September 16: “Lap Babies and Ones” will be on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and the “Twos” will meet from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The “Threes, Fours, and Fives” program on Wednesdays offers parents a choice of 11:15 to noon, or 1:15 to 2 p.m. Ages 6 through 12 are invited to attend the “After School Program” on Thursdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Kevin Henkes, award-winning children’s author and illustrator, wants to talk about books with children ages five through ten. There will be a free webcast in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. During the webinar he will talk about the books he’s written, including a new easy chapter book titled The Year of Billy Miller. Children who attend will have the opportunity to submit questions for Mr. Henkes. Beforehand, meet his unforgettable characters by browsing a display of his books from Sept. 10-17. To register for this free webcast, please call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit us at 100 East German Street.

Sept. 23 is the last day children may bring in a completed summer reading log to receive a packet of eight prizes donated by local businesses.


SFall is a great time to get the cat or dog spayed or neutered! Contact Spay Today, our area’s non-profit, reduced-fee spay and neuter program. Many vets over a wide area — new vets added! Contact Spay Today: 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 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


French Canadian Music with Genticorum: 8 p.m. Start the fall off with an evening of toe tapping French Canadian music. The concert will be held in Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall, on the corner of King and German streets. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for SMaD members and $8 for children and students, for more info call 304) 263-2531, email Joanie at updf@earthlink.net, or see the web page at smad.us.

Sept. 7

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church Parish House in Charles Town, located at 221 East Washington St. Come check out the large variety of items and help less fortunate cats and dogs in our area. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Contra Dance at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m.. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMDmembers, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us.

Barn dance at Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Road, to benefit the Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County from noon until 9 p.m. Four callers from different clubs are donating their time – you do not have to be a square dancer to attend. O’Hurley’s General Store String Band will play from 12 – 2 PM. There will a performance by the Capital Squares Exhibition Team and square dancing, round dancing and line dancing will be at different times throughout the day. For more information contact Roger Dailey at 304-724-7901 or Ron Sowers at 304-876-1130.

Sept. 9

Beginning Square Dance Classes the top floor of The American Legion building in downtown Charles Town, WV. – parking in the rear of the building. Classes start at 7 p.m. FIRST TWO LESSONS ARE FREE For more information, call Carl Odell at 304-724-9955.

Sept. 10

BEGINNER SQUARE DANCE CLASSES from 7-9 p.m. at North Middle School, 250 East Road, Martinsburg. FIRST TWO LESSONS ARE FREE WONDERFUL EXERCISE AND GREAT FUN ! Classes are $5 per person for a two hour class. Call for more information 304-876-1130 (Ron & Charlotte Sowers) or 540-635-6348 (Rich Steadman, caller).

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

Sept. 14

Beth Moore Simulcast at Charles Town Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 and registration forms are available at the church office or text 703-887-3178 for more information.

The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host their 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride at the Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center. Pre-Registration preferred to guarantee t-shirt. Cost for driver $25 (includes lunch and t-shirt); Rider $15 (includes lunch). If you register at the door, the cost for driver will be $30 and t-shirts are subject to availability. Registration is 8:30-10:30 a.m. with a two hour ride to begin at 10:30 a.m. BBQ lunch will be served after ride. Motorcycle ride benefits Jefferson County Council on Aging: Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center and JCCOA Jefferson Center. Registration is due by Aug. 9. To register, please contact Chasidy Rosa Morales at 304-725-4045.

5th Annual Car Show and Pork Barbecue will be held today and Sept. 15 at Rock Spring Church, 114 Poor Farm Road, Kearneysville. First 50 entries get free dash plaques. Trophies, live music, food, children’s activities and more. For more information, contact Newman Sisk at 304-582-1460.

Celebrate community at Covenant Church from 3 to 7 p.m. with monster truck rides, food, entertainment, foul shot contest, kids fun run and more! 7485 Shepherdstown Pike. Rain or shine.

Sept. 16

Phaze 2 Gallery Exhibit Opening: The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University presents an exhibit featuring the Fine Art Faculty. The exhibit opens on the 16th in two locations spread across campus. The Reading Room of the Scarborough Library will host a reception from 4-6pm and Phaze 2 Gallery located on the first floor of the new Center for Contemporary Art and Theater from 5-7 p.m. The exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information contact kgergely@shepherd.edu.

Sept. 17

T’ai Chi’s moves improve your balance and fitness. Learn to relax as you move. A class runs from 6:30 -8 p.m. at Wright Denny in Charles Town. To be part of the fun, call Jefferson County Adult Ed at 304-728-9237 to register.

Sept. 20

Movie Night at Morgan’s Grove Park offers ’42’ on the big screen. Concessions available. Bring chairs or blankets.