Calendar of Events Oct. 25
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The “After School Program” for ages five and older meets every Thursday from 4 to 4:45 in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department. Scary stories and a Halloween craft are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treaters are welcome to stop by the Shepherdstown Library from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Trick-or-treaters are welcome to stop by the Shepherdstown Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Nov. 4 and 11: Children (infants through early grade school) are invited to visit the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department to hear stories and songs performed by students from Shepherd University’s Language Department. These full immersion story times will be held twice a month: programs on the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m. will be in French: November 4. Those held at 4 on the second Monday of each month will be in Spanish: November 11. Parents are asked to register their children for these free story times by calling the Library at (304) 876-2783, emailing email@example.com, or visiting the Library at 100 East German Street. Picture dictionaries, bilingual books, CDs, DVDs, and other foreign language materials for children and adults may be borrowed. Anyone with a Shepherdstown Library card can learn 80 languages for free using the link to “Pronunciator” on the Library’s homepage: www.lib.shepherdstown.w.us/.
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.
The Shepherdstown Community Club presents The Vampire’s Ball, a costume ball featuring Chelsea McBee and The Random Assortment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Club’s War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St. $15 for singles, $25 for couples. Beer and wine bar, Tarot card reading and much more.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Shall We Dance” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.
Ghosts, Goblins, Princesses and Pumpkins await you with fun and thrills at the annual Halloween Happenings at Jefferson County Parks and Recreation’s Community Center at Sam Michael’s Park. Enjoy games, costume contests, prizes, hayrides and much more at this family friendly event. Concessions will be made available for additional cost. Event hours are 6:30-9 p.m. $5 per person.
A yard sale with scrumptious baked goods and children’s games will be held by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, NSDAR, of Shepherdstown. The location is Dominos Pizza, 8309 Shepherdstown Pike beginning at 8 am. Sale proceeds and donations will benefit a West Virginia disabled veteran by purchasing a special “all terrain wheel chair” for which there is a great need.
Shop for antiques and collectibles at the Station in Shepherdstown on Audrey Egle Drive in historic downtown Shepherdstown, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find Vintage and antique furniture, decorative smalls, linens, garden accessories, jewelry, vintage hats and handbags and other fun one-of-a-kind items.
For directions, go to www.stationatshepherdstown.com. Off-street parking is available.
Dr. Stacey Kendig will be presenting a talk entitled “Administrator & Faculty Perceptions of Incivility in the Workplace: A Higher Education Study”. The presentation will take place at 12 p.m. in the Center for Legislative Studies (CLS), Auditorium.
The annual Haunted Hallway is back for another scary adventure. Located at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building, the ‘Hallway’ is a Halloween favorite! In addition to Halloween Night, the Hallway will be open in conjunction with Boo! Fest on Sat., Oct. 26.
Canterbury Center, 80 Maddex Drive, will be having their annual Trick or Treat night from 7-8 p.m.
Local Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Donald Kress, is celebrating the publication of his book “Trust Me I’m A Plastic Surgeon” with a book Launch party. The party will be at his office at 1560 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick from 6 8 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of music, wine, giveaways, gifts, book signing, photo ops and more. Come to meet Dr. Kress, ask questions, and get a signed copy of the book or just to drink the wine. RSVP Appreciated 301-698-2400 or on the web site.
The Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) is hosting a fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Community Club. “OLD FOSL’S ROCK” will recognize and honor those who have been pioneers, founders, supporters and advocates of the library since the late 1990’s and beyond. For those interested in making a contribution in the name of an honoree, FOSL will accept donations and publish the names of those making donations in the evening’s program. Donation forms are available at the library.
Ricco Gallery will host “Interpreting Nature: Works from a Sculptor and a Painter,” an exhibit of art by sculptor Gil Narro Garcia and painter James Shumate, both of Harper’s Ferry. Garcia creates sculptures that integrate natural objects-including birds’ nests, shells and seeds-with collected objects such as antique dolls and marbles. The natural themes explored in Shumates’ paintings include animals, storms and waterfalls. Located at 125 West German St., Shepherdstown (next door to the Press Room restaurant), the gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call the gallery at 304-876-2243 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University presents Network, an exhibition of two artists pushing the audience to question their dependence and consumption of daily digital connection. The dichotomy of digitalism and organic nature is expressed in the aesthetics of the exhibition. Utilizing the skills of a fine artist and a designer, Network will have four connected, but distinct components, combining hand-made and digital artistry.
Opening reception will be in Phaze 2 Gallery located on the first floor of the new Center for Contemporary Art and Theater from 5 7 p.m Exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information contact Kgergely@shepherd.edu.
3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Chili Cook Off from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Jefferson County Community Center. The chili cook off contest is open to the general public. Both amateurs and restaurants are allowed to enter the contest. All chili entries will need to provide a minimum of 2 gallons of chili. Awards will be given for Best Overall Chili. Cost to enter the chili contest is FREE per entry (Must register in person, space is limited). Holiday Craft vendors must pay a $30 fee for their space. For additional information please call the JCPRC main office at 304-728-3207 or download the applications for rules and registration information.