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Calendar of Events Jan. 17

By Staff | Jan 17, 2014


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.

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: “http://www.baacs.org”>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.

Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle will be offering Free bicycle maintenance classes for kids. The classes will be held on Saturdays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle 115 West German

Street. during the month of February. Bring your troops and groups. Call 304-876-3000 to set up appointment. Groups must be at least 5 kids and no larger than 12.


Crystal Bowl Concert, noon-12:40 p.m. Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “sound meditation” using eight quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown/www.harmonyhealingarts.org.

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.

Shepherd University students, volunteering to give up their spring break to serve others in the community, will be having an all you can eat pancake breakfast fundraiser in the War Memorial Building from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations are accepted to help cover the cost of their service trip. The students are responsible for fundraising to cover the cost of the entire trip.

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. 21

The Shepherdstown Community Club will host a Pampered Chef Open House at 6:30 p.m. We will create a dish together and learn about the Pampered Chef products. Qualifying purchases at this Open House will provide the club a chance to purchase kitchen essentials with hostess rewards. Also you can purchase an item from the SCC “wish list” to donate to the kitchen! If you are unable to attend you can order online by visiting www.pamperedchef.biz/tonimilbourne and search shows for Rachel Crum.

A new T’ai Chi class begins from 6-8 p.m. at Wright Denny in Charles Town. To register, contact Jefferson County Adult education at 304-728-9237. T’ai Chi moves improve yoru balance and fitness. Learn to relax as you move.

Jan. 23

Grow some of your own food, save money and make it organic. A Grow Your Own Organic Food class starts at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Wildwood Middle School. Class runs for six weeks. Call Jefferson County Adult Education at 304-728-9237 to register.

Jan. 24

Harpers Ferry Foundation is hosting an auction/gala at 7 p.m. at Beyond the Lens Photography, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry. Food and drink provided. Auction items listed at www.historicharpersferry.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 5:30 p.m. All hunters and others are welcome to bring their “wild beast” dish to share both for judging and for eating. Larry Moyer is the featured speaker. There will be multiple prize giveaways. For more information, contact the church at 304-728-3700.

Tea Time Health Matters, 4-5:30 p.m. (Again on Feb. 22, Mar. 22). Dave Didden, MD, will offer “Tea Time Health Matters,” a free health “chat” at Harmony Healing Arts Center, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on the 4th Saturday of each month through March 2014. Dr. Dave will focus on healing and the power of integrative health and therapeutic connections. Tea Time Health Matters is open to all. Participants can come a little early and help themselves to a cup of tea. Dr. Dave will leave time during each session for questions and answers. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown/www.harmonyhealingarts.org.

Jan. 27

Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning & Development Council ~ Region 9 Full Council Meeting will be held on at the Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center, City Hospital Campus in Martinsburg from 1- 3 p.m.

Jan. 30

The Jefferson County Commission will host a “Meet and Converse with Commissioners” gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, 181 Keyes Gap Road, Harpers Ferry.

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.