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Calendar of Events Jan. 24

By Staff | Jan 24, 2014


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.


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.

The Jefferson County Adult and Community Education department will offer an entire day of beginner to intermediate level ballroom dance classes at the War Memorial. The classes, which each last one hour, will be taught by local dance instructor Tim Bennett. Participants in the classes may select one or more special dances to learn. Included throughout the day are lessons in East Coast Swing, Cha cha, Waltz, Foxtrot and Quick Step. The fun begins at 10 a.m. No partners are required to take the courses but registration in advance is necessary. One may register with the Adult and Community Education at Jefferson County Schools. Registration with payment is required prior to the first class for all classes, no exceptions. Phone Registrations – will be accepted with MasterCard / Visa at 304-728-9237 or 304-728-9224 or in person /mail – 110 Mordington Avenue, Charles Town WV 25414; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more information on the classes or registering, visit www.boe.jeff.k12.wv.us.

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. 28

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.

How to prevent another water crisis from chemical spillage will be the subject of a presentation by Angie Rosser, Executive Director of West Virginia River Coalition at a public forum sponsored by the Shepherdstown Ministerial Association, at 7:30 PM. in the Trinity Episcopal Fellowship Hall, on Church St off German St., Shepherdstown. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Case at jcase4218@gmail.com.

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.