homepage logo

Calendar of Events Jan. 3

By Staff | Jan 6, 2014


Register for our free weekly programs for infants through age twelve between Jan. 6 and 11. Programs begin Jan. 14 through 16, and continue through May 22. For more information, call us at (304) 876-2783, email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.

There will be a French Immersion Story Time for infants though second graders on Monday, January 6 at 4 p.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story Time on January 13, also at 4. If you have previously registered your child for one or both of these free monthly programs, which include a story and a craft, there is no need to do so again.

The Library will be open on Monday, Jan. 20, the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you will browse our children’s books on the civil rights movement, which will be displayed between Jan. 11 and 20.

Adults are invited to borrow a Kindle Touch, preloaded with a variety of titles. Complete with instructions, a USB cable and a charging adapter, these Kindles may be borrowed for two weeks by permanent residents of Jefferson County. Kindle borrowers must be 18 or older, have a Shepherdstown Library card, and show a driver’s license or WV photo ID.


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.

Jan. 3

Fiddle Summit at 8 p.m. This annual concert presents some of the finest fiddlers from a variety of traditions into a showcase concert. Co-sponsored with Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat. At the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Admission is $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 SMD members, $8 students, Free to Shepherd Students with Rambler ID. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net, on the web at www.smad.us .

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

Historic Christ Reformed Church, Shepherdstown, will mark Epiphany with what has become a local tradition, Epiphany High Tea and Vespers. Beginning at 6 p.m., high tea, a light supper, will be served in the undercroft of the church. At 7 p.m., the assembly will move into the nave for choral vespers offered in a setting of seasonal greenery, candlelight and incense. Featured guests during this largely musical service will be “Strictly Strings,” a string ensemble from the Berkeley County Orchestra. The evening will conclude with punch and cookies again served in the undercroft. Christ Reformed Church is a congregation of the United Church of Christ of German Reformed heritage dating from 1747. The church is located at 304 East German Street in Shepherdstown.

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.

Jan. 11

Jefferson County 2014 Relay for Life Kick-Off will be at the Ranson Civic Center, Ranson, WV, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The theme will be More Birthdays Around The World. Wanted!! any and all new or past teams. Registration will be onsight. There will be a Chili Cook-Off. Several categories will be judged. Enter free and/or come out to taste chili $5 and vote for the favorite. Submit entry info to chanti.davenport@gmail.com. For information about Relay For Life go to: www.relayforlife.org/jeffersonwv.

Jan. 18

“Squeeze the Bag” at 8 p.m. Bring a new warmth to a cold winter’s night as you experience th magic of the bellow-blown bagpipes played by some of the finest masters on these unique instruments. At Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall on the corner of King and German streets. Admission is $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 SMD members, $8 students, Free to Shepherd Students with Rambler ID. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net, on the web at www.smad.us .

Ffrom 2 to 3:30 p.m., Jala Yoga hosts an informational open house for its Yoga Teacher Training Program. Any yoga practitioners interested in becoming certified yoga teachers or simply in deepening their practice are invited to come to this open house to learn more about Jala’s program. There is no cost to attend the open house. The 200-hour teacher-training program, an affiliate program of Charm City Yoga in Baltimore, begins in March 2014 and runs eight weekends through November. Jala Yoga owner Christa Mastrangelo Joyce directs the training, which covers the study of yoga’s physical postures, as well as breathing techniques, anatomy, meditation, and philosophy. For more information, go to www.jalayogaflow.com, call 401-440-0279, or email jalayoga.christa@gmail.com.

Jan. 19

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., yoga instructor Whitney Ingram teaches Vinyasa Basics for those who are new to yoga or those who want to refresh their practice at Jala Yoga. Whitney will cover the fundamentals of a flowing yoga practice, including sun salutations, and will discuss how to begin a home practice. The cost is $20 and the workshop is limited to just 15 students. For more information, go to www.jalayogaflow.com, call 401-440-0279, or email jalayoga.christa@gmail.com.

Jan. 25

The 9th annual Foul Shooting Contest sponsored by St. Agnes Church Knights of Columbus will be held at Shepherdstown Middle School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The contest is for all boys and girls ages 10-14. There is no cost to participate. Winners will receive a trophy and a certificate and move on to regional competition. Please obtain a registration form and parental consent form at the school’s main office. For more information, contact Bob Rizzo at 304-676-5687.

The annual Wild Beast Feast hosted by Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction, opens at 6 p.m. All hunters and others are welcome to bring their “wild beast” dish to share both for judging and for eating. A guest speaker will be on hand as well and there will be multiple prize giveaways. For more information, contact the church at 304-728-3700.