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Calendar of Events Dec. 20

By Staff | Dec 20, 2013


Dec. 24 – Jan. 1: The Shepherdstown Library will be CLOSED Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 and reopen on Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. No fines will be charged on overdue items returned while the Library is closed!

Jan. 6 – 11: The Shepherdstown Library’s free weekly programs for infants through age 12 will resume the week of Jan. 13, with registration the week of Jan. 6 – 11. For details, call (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Jan. 6 and 13: 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: Jan. 6. Story times at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month will be in Spanish: Jan. 13. Parents are asked to register their children for these free programs by calling the Library at (304) 876-2783, emailing splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visiting the Library at 100 East German Street.


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 Shepherdstown Community Club is sponsoring a month long Christmas Bazaar at the War Memorial Building (German and King streets). Admission is free. A pre-holiday preview will be held Dec. 7-8; Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 21-22. A selection of unique handcrafted items, by jury selected local and regional artisans, make for ideal holiday gifts, and allow one to support the Shepherdstown Community Club’s work in the community.


The Christmas Bazaar in the War Memorial Building (King & German streets) will be open for extended hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,, since these past two weekends have had less than favorable weather for shoppers. The Bazaar has a selection of unique, handcrafted items, from local and regional artisans that have been jury selected. Wonderful holiday gifts can be found there, and you also support the Shepherdstown Community Club’s work in the community and Morgan’s Grove Park.

Oakland Church in Charles Town, West Virginia, will be holding their annual Live Nativity Pageant at 7:30 p.m., with refreshments and an Open House afterward. This annual outdoor event is free and open to the community and everyone is urged to bring blankets. Oakland Church is located at 70 Oakland Terrace in Charles Town, across the road from St. James Church. Contact Oakland Church at 304-725-3737 for more information about upcoming Christmas services.

Dec. 21

11 a.m. Dramatic reading of “A Christmas Carol, by the Genesius Players. 122 West German Street.

2-3:30 p.m. Children’s Film at the Opera House: A Christmas Story. 131 West German Street.

3:30-5 p.m. Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Prizes offered for wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater. Light refreshments. ReFINEments store, 123 West German Street.

8-9:30 p.m. Music: A Blues Christmas with the Billy Thompson Band at the Opera House.* 131 West German Street. (Admission $5.)

TUBACHRISTMAS will be held for the third year in a row at 1 p.m. on the steps of McMurran Hall at Shepherd University. Coordinated by Shepherd faculty members Dr. Kathleen Corpus and Dr. Keith Alexander and conducted by Dr. Erik Jones, director of choral and vocal activities at Shepherd, TUBACHRISTMAS is a public concert of Christmas carols where audience members listen to the tuba-euphonium choir.

The Christmas Bazaar at Shepherdstown Community Club will host a Customer Appreciation Reception from 5-7 p,m,, light snacks and shopping!

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission will be holding its annual Lunch with Santa from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This year lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A and will be nuggets, chips, drink, and a cupcake. Parents may purchase lunch at the event as well.Children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, which parents get to take home in an ornament for their tree and the Chick-Fil-A Cow, Chippy, Peachy the Elf, Cindy Lou Who, and the the the GRINCH will all stop by for pictures and to meet all the children. Pre-registration is requested by calling 304-728-3207 or visiting our website at www.jcprc.org.

Dec. 22

1-6 p.m. Church Open House: Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 West Washington Street.

2-5 p.m. Church Open House: Enjoy hot drinks and cookies while you view collection of Nativity Scenes. New Street United Methodist Church, 202 West New Street.

Jan. 4

Hypnotic Resolutions Workshop from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 4 is National Hypnosis Day and Michelle DeStefano will offer an hour-long workshop-class on reaffirming individual intentions/resolutions for the new year. Participants will recline in a comfortable position on a yoga mat (provided by Harmony if you don’t have one) and be guided with positive suggestions in a group hypnotic session. The experience should leave participants feeling positive and more empowered to live their full potential. Please wear comfortable clothing for either/both workshops. Donations will be gratefully accepted for both events, but they are not necessary. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New Street.

Jan. 6, 7 & 8

There will be an exhibit at the Hospice center, in Martinsburg of 26 landscape paintings done by Diana Suttenfield. She has worked on the paintings for about 2 1/2 years, to donate to the new, soon to be open, Hospice facility, in honor of her mother, and step father, who were under Hospice care in 2009 and 2010.

Jan 10

Edgar Cayce -Based Exercises, 6 7 p.m. Come learn Peter van Daam’s series of simple lymph-cleansing exercises drawn from the recommendations in the Edgar Cayce readings. Peter refers to this 10 – 15 minute series as “Western Yoga” and it will blend well with your current yoga practice. First-time learners as well as those who’ve been exposed before will feel right at home. Donations appreciated; half of your donation will go to ARE in gratitude for Peter’s work. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New Street.