Calendar of Events Nov. 8
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Nov. 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 Parents are asked to register their children for these free story times by calling the Library at (304) 876-2783, emailing “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>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 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.
Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, Shenandoah Junction, will host a special service to honor Veterans. All branches of the Service will be recognized. A patriotic musical will be offered and a luncheon will follow the 10:45 a.m. service. All are welcome.
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.
Speak: Shepherdstown Story Series will feature Ellouise Schoettler of Maryland. A professional teller of 20 years. She will present Finding Gus, a family genealogical story that uncovers the life of her grandfather from farm upbringing to college football hero under the coaching of John Heisman at Clemson University. The program will be held in the Community Club War Memorial Building at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, are available by phoning 304 – 886 – 9481. Students are admitted at $8 with ID. Today, Speak will present
Professor Dot Hively, Department of Education and Director of Disability Support Services will present her book entitled “Shepherd University” at 3 p.m. in the Center for Legislative Studies.
An Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Healing hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of German and Church street in Shepherdstown will meet 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.
Chelsea McBee to perform ‘Songs of the 70s’ at Shepherdstown Opera House McBee and the Random Assortment will be playing their favorite 70s tracks, with their own twist, of course. Christian Lopez and Joe Taxi, a popular Martinsburg-based folk/rock/country band, is set to open for McBee and the Random Assortment. Tickets are $5 a piece. College students will receive a special half-off rate of $2.50 with valid ID. All shows are family-friendly and will begin at 7 p.m. For more information about Chelsea McBee, visit www.chelseamcbee.com.
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.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Trinity Treasure Kids along with a Bake Sale & Silent Auction
from 5-7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall. $7 for Adults; $3 for under 12; 3 & under free! Raffle-New Ipad! tickets $5 each!
A Wee Warrior one-mile kid’s dash and a 2-mile adult run run will be held at Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michael’s Park. Children’s dash begins at 10:30 a.m. and adult obstacle will begin immediately following at 11 a.m. Runs will begin at the baseball fields at gravel lots. Free event-all are welcome!
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 reqiested. Email email@example.com or call 304-702-3026.
Celebrate the Songwriter with Chelsea McBee at the Shepherdstown Opera House McBee and the Random Assortment will be playing some of their newest original material in support of their new album release “The Whiskey Album”. The Bumper Jacksons will be opening for McBee and the Random Assortment. Tickets are $5 a piece. College students will receive a special half-off rate of $2.50 with valid ID. All shows are family-friendly and will begin at 7 p.m. For more information about Chelsea McBee, visit www.chelseamcbee.com.
Antietam Women’s Ensemble fall concert, under the direction of Dr. Georgiann Toole, will be held at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church at the corner of Washington and King streets at 7:30 pm. It will feature a wide variety of music arranged and/or composed by women. The choir will be joined by local singer/songwriter Kipyn Martin, pianist Diane Holliman and flutist Elizabeth Wagner. Donations will be accepted to benefit local food banks.
The Shepherdstown Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Shepherdstown Ministerial Association, will be at the historic New Street United Methodist Church, 202 West New Street, and at 4 p.m. The service will include special music from the Shepherdstown Elementary Chorus, prayers and readings, and a time to offer thanks. A reception and time of fellowship will follow.
In response to Homeless & Hunger Awareness Week (Nov. 16-24) an offering of non-perishable goods and monetary gifts will benefit Caring Cupboard and Jefferson County Community Ministries. Caring Cupboards provides nutritional weekend meals for Shepherdstown school children. Jefferson County Community Ministries is a faith based ministry with a food pantry, clothing closet and other basic needs services for Jefferson County residents.