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Calendar of Events Nov. 15

By Staff | Nov 18, 2013


The Library Board will meet in the Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

The Shepherdstown Library’s free weekly programs for infants through age 12 will end on Nov. 21 and resume in mid-January. For more information, please call the Library at (304) 876-2783, or email us at “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us. A French Immersion Story Time for infants through grade two will be at 4 on Monday, December 2, and a Spanish Immersion Story Time will be on Dec, 9 at 4 p.m. Save the date: there will be a holiday program for children on Saturday, Dec, 14, with details to be announced soon.

The Library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 with a large display of children’s books on Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the Solstice.


Winter 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 Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority will be celebrating “America Recycles Day” at the Transfer Station this weekend. Today and tomorrow, if you purchase one scoop of mulch, you get the second scoop free! Please visit jcswa.com for more details and information.

Nov. 16

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!

The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society will hold its first African-American Arts & Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Star Lodge Masonic Hall, located at the corner of West Avis and South Lawrence Street in Charles Town. All items on display will be homemade and for sale. Some of the items that will be available are; special designed handmade wreaths, floral arrangements, jewelry, airbrush items, special baked goods and many Thanksgiving and Christmas decors. Orders will be taken for Thanksgiving and Christmas delivery. Join for the day and celebrate with a community of talent arts and craftsmen. For additional information, call 304-725-5742 or 304-725-4849.

Nov. 19

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 ttpams@comcast.net or call 304-702-3026.

Nov. 21

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.

Nov. 24

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.

Dec. 7

Contra Dance: Adina Gordon calls lively contra dances at our annual holiday dance to the fine music of Mavish with Jaige Trudel on fiddle, Adam Broom on guitar and Matthew Olwell on flute, bodhran and foot percussion 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 SMD members, $4 dancers under 12 years old. Community Potluck supper with SMaD members art show and sale at 6 p.m. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us .

Dec. 8

3 p.m.. Aromatherapy Bath Salt Demonstration: FREE! & Handmade Holiday Open House: Join us for an afternoon of fellowship, refreshments, and an opportunity to do some Holiday shopping. Wild Rose Soap products will be for sale, along with handmade beautiful knit gifts and hand sewn pillows, aprons, table-runners, and more by local artisans. There will be a “Make your own bath salt” demonstration and each guest will take home a free gift of aromatherapy bath salts. RSVP to michelle@mywildrosesoap.com.