Calendar of Events Nov. 1
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.
Yoga Meets Dance with Agi Fejer on four Friday Evenings in November (11/1-11/22), 6-7 p.m. Yoga Meets Dance is a free-form dance with international, tribal, and ethnic elements. Each class begins with yoga warm-ups and stretches and ends with a relaxation. Yoga dance is easy-to-do and fun for all who like to MOVE and unwind on a Friday night. Enjoy great music, a restful setting, and you can drop in any time! Donations are gracefully accepted. All are welcome! Harmony Healing Arts Center 211 E. New Street, Shepherdstown, WV. 304-582-0179.
Community Baby Shower from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jefferson Medical Center Ranson. Expecting and new parents are welcome to attend this free educational event, intended to provide a forum of learning for topics important to the health and well-being of a new baby. Information, door prizes, refreshments and more will all be available.
Christmas for Charities auction and dinner fundraiser will be held at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Charles Town Rotary Club, the event raises funds that will all be given back to community organizations. Included in the evening’s events are both silent and live auctions as well as a speedy bingo game and corn hole tournament. Come out to support this event. Tickets at the door for $40 per person.
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 Old Opera House’s Annual Autumn Auction to be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. The Annual Autumn Auction is the Old Opera House’s largest single fundraiser each year. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction; followed by a delicious buffet dinner and an exciting live auction. A cash bar is also available. Tickets are on sale now in the OOH office for only $45 per person. Call the Old Opera House office at (304) 725-4420 for tickets or additional information.
Nov. 9 & 10
The 24th Over the Mountain Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Shepherdstown to Charles Town, 21 artists and craftspeople will present the best of their wares at nine studio stops along a scenic driving routhe throughout Jefferson County. New this year, each stop will have scheduled demonstrations throughout the weekend. Map brochures are available at local businesses, each tour stop and the tour website at www.studiotourwv.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.
Join at the War Memorial Building as the Shepherdstown Community Club offers their monthly dinner and program. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a holiday dinner following at 7 p.m..The Jefferson High School choir will be on hand to entertain. Cost of the event is $15 per person. Reservations are appreciated. Email email@example.com or call 304-702-3026.
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.