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calendar of events Jan. 31

By Staff | Jan 31, 2014


There is still space for your children to attend the Shepherdstown Library’s free weekly programs, which continue through May 22. Infants and one-year-olds meet Tuesdays at 10:15 a..m. while the program for two-year-olds is at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays. The “Threes, Fours, and Fives” group is Wednesdays at 11:15, and ages 5 to 12 are invited to join the “After School Program” at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. To register, 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 free French Immersion Story Time for infants though second graders on Monday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story time on Monday, Feb. 10, also at 4 p.m. Each session includes a story and a craft. If you have previously registered for one or both of these monthly programs, there is no need to do so again.

The library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 17.

There are seven kits available in the Children’s Department, each of which may be borrowed for three weeks. The newest kit is our “Nature in Winter Explorer Pack,” with eight paperbacks plus an activity book compiled by Suzanne Taylor of PVAS, the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, with funds from the Nora Roberts Foundation. With glow-in-the-dark winter constellations, instructions for identifying animal tracks, and ideas for feeding wild birds, there are plenty of reasons to be outdoors in winter. Other PVAS packs include one on “Backyard Habitats” (with pocket guides to urban wildlife, West Virginia birds, and more); a “Reptiles and Amphibians” backpack with field guides as well as songs, puzzles, and craft ideas; and an “Insect Explorer Pack” with magnifying viewers, a net, a scavenger hunt bandana and lots more. Two plastic totes are also available: the “Bird Explorer Teachers Kit” has an electronic birdsongs identifier, twelve binoculars, three posters, and lots more supplies for a class. The “Insect Explorer Teachers Kit” includes a card game and a clip art CD, and lets students view the world through ‘bug eyes.’ For anyone interested in geocaching and letterboxing, we offer an “Explore WV Library Geo-kit,” which includes a GPS device. Questions about these family-friendly kits? Call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.


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.

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.


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. 2

Shepherdstown’s Fire Department will host the annual Super Bowl Sunday Buffet Dinner from 12 to 3 p.m. in Barron Hall. Menu includes fried chicken, roast beef and all the trimmings. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-15. Five and under eat free.

Feb. 8

The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, presents its 10th Annual Talent Show Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. All sales are final. Support your friends and neighbors as they share their talents with the community! This event is sponsored by Pleasant Valley Community Center of Hedgesville.

Shepherdstown Fire Department will host a fifty game cash bigo. Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 2 p.m. Cost is $35 to play and that includes a complimentary meal. Games payout $50, $100, $250 and $500. Must have 100 players to guarantee payouts. For information, call 304-876-6038.

Feb. 11

Movie Munchies & More is offered for children ages 306 at Jefferson County Parks and Recreation from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Movie and art project includes munchies. To register, contact JCPRC at 304-728-3207 or online at www.jcprc.org.

Feb. 13

Children ages 3-6 are invited to make a Valentine craft at Jefferson County Parks and Rec from 4-5 p.m. A snack and story are also included. To register, call 304-728-3207 or online at www.jcprc.org.

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.