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Calendar of Events Jan. 10

By Staff | Jan 13, 2014


Register for our free weekly programs for infants through age twelve now until Jan. 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 Spanish Immersion Story Time on Jan. 13, also at 4. If you have previously registered your child for this free monthly programs, which includes 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.


Need 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 to choose from covering a wide area. New vets added. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. 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.


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.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation has rescheduled the monthly middle school dance at the Jefferson County Community Center that was canceled due to inclement weather. Doors open at 6:30 for all middle school students. They must present their ID cards.

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. 17-19

Upper Potomac Pipers Weekend featuring classes, individual tutoring, concert and sessions for a wide variety of bellows-blown bagpipes, percussion, flute and mixed instruments. Piping staff includes Cillian Valleley (Irish uilleann pipes), Ian Lawther (Northumbrian smallpipes), Laura MacKenzie (Scottish smallpipes, border pipes and flute), and Will Woodson (Scottish smallpipes and border pipes) along with John Skelton on Irish flute and whistle plus Breton and Galician Repertoire and Matt Bell on bodhran and our host piper, Bob Mitchell. All classes are held in the relaxed retreat atmosphere of the Shepherd University campus center and the surrounding historic buildings. For more information see the webpage at http://upperpotomacmusic.info/squeezethebag/ , call Joanie Blanton (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net .

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 .

From 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.

Jan. 31

Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Babette’s Feast” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. An opening night reception will be held at the War Memorial Building from 5:30 til 6:30 p.m. preceding the film. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org See you at the movies!

Feb. 14

Irish Music on Early Instruments with Toss the Feathers– Bring your Valentine to a lovely, romantic evening of traditional music of Scotland and Ireland played on early instruments with the French/American duo, Toss the Feathers. The duo combines the lively, virtuosic playing of Tina Chancey on fiddle, viola da gamba and other renaissance bowed strings with the sensitive accompaniment of Valerie Loomer on theorbo, renaissance guitar and cittern. The concert is timed a little later than usual to accommodate a sumptuous meal, and takes place in the lovely atmosphere of the stone chapel of St. Peters Lutheran 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.