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Calendar of Events Sept. 20

By Staff | Sep 20, 2013


The Market House Re-Use Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 2 at the Shepherdstown Library; the public is invited to attend. Please call (304) 876-2783 for the date of the October Library Board meeting.

Children ages five and older are invited to a “Modern Pop Art Experience” on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. New York artist Michael Albert will give everyone a free autographed gift, and each child will go home with a recycled art masterpiece. Please pre-register for this special After School Program by calling (304) 876-2783, emailing splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visiting us at 100 East German Street. Other After School Programs in October will feature scary stories and Halloween crafts for ages 6 to 12 and run from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays.

The Library will be open on Columbus Day, Oct. 14. The F.O.S.L. Board will meet at 2 p.m. that day; call (304) 876-2783 for the location.

During Teen Read Week (Oct, 14 -19) we will be giving out “My Life. My Story. What’s Your Story?” bookmarks. Please stop by to browse our many new Young Adult books.

The F.O.S.L. Book Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the Library. Affrilachia: Poems by Frank X. Walker and the novel Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake will be discussed.

Join Children’s Librarian Lilly Bauer for a Halloween costume parade and story time on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Children who are infants through age five, home schooled kids, plus their families and friends are all welcome to meet outside the Shepherdstown Library at 100 East German Street. If it rains, the parade will be cancelled but the story time will still be held. For details, please call (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Children registered for Miss Pam’s programs are invited to wear their Halloween costumes during her “Threes, Fours, and Fives” programs on Wednesday, Oct. 30.


Fall 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. Inquiries should go to 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Calling all former hoopsters. We are starting a womens (age 30+) pick-up basketball night on Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Clarion gym in Shepherdstown. Knowledge of the rules and experience required. Play will include 1/2 court 5×5 and 3×3 games. Cost is $5/hr. Also, recruiting women ages 50-55, 55-60, 60-65 and up, to form basketball teams that will represent West Virginia in the National Senior Games. For more info. contact Wendy (Whitehair) Lochner at: wlochner@yahoo.com or Teace Noel at: wvnoels@earthlink.net.


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. 15

The National Conservation Training Center will host their annual social and membership drive on Sunday, Sept. 15 with a 2 p.m. is the guided tour. Followed by the social at 3 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. a sneak preview of The Best Student Conservation Films of 2013 will be held.

The event is free and open to the public.

For those interested in membership, yearly are $5 for students, $10 for Individuals, $20 for a family and $50 for Sustaining. Membership registration will be available at the social or online at www.friendsofnctc.org.

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.

A Transportation Presentation will be given by Cheryl Keyrouze, director of Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority, at the War Memorial Building from 7-9 p.m.

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

Shepherdstown Community Club movie night formerly scheduled for Morgan’s Grove Park will now be held at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King Street. Free and open to the public, the presentation is ’42 The Jackie Robinson Story.”

Dr. Scott Hippensteel will give a talk entitled “A Study of David Maslanka’s “Unending Stream of Life” at noon in the CLS auditorium.

Sept. 22

The 44th annual William Eldridge Van Metre reunion will be held at 1 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church social hall in Uvilla. All branches of the Van Metre families are invited. Bring a picnic lunch to share. Food, fun and fellowship for all. For information, call 304-279-7900.

Sept. 26

Learn from representatives of local programs about how we can take care of our loved ones and stay in our homes as we grow old or we become ill. Gather at Camp Hill Wesley Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry at 7:30 p.m. to learn about the programs offered by the Jefferson County Council on Aging and our local hospice services as well as the SAIL program in Shepherdstown which offers fellow residents help as they age,

Oct. 5

A free Basics of Building a Rain Garden workshop will be held at Bolivar Community Children’s Park at 10 a.m. Learn garden construction, soil testing, maintenance and more. To register, call Laura Whittington at 304-535-2476.

Huge yard sale to benefit Jefferson County Meals on Wheels at Charles Town Presbyterian Church beginning at 8 a.m. Soups and other food items available.

Oct. 12

32ns annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance sponsored by the Sons/Daughters of Italy in America, Dan Di Mucci Lodge No. 2465 at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown, Md.. $35 per person. Call Bob Rizzo at 304-676-5687. Guest speaker will be Nick Casey.

Middleway Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission, parking and most activities are free. The outdoor festival features many children’s activities, including free rides on the Kiddie Train. Food, beverages and retail gifts will be for sale by several local organizations. Most of the events take place on East Street Sponsored by the Middleway Conservancy.