Calendar of Events Feb. 28
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
There will be a free French Immersion Story Time for infants though second graders on Monday, Mar. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story time on Monday, Mar. 10, also at 4 p.m. Each session includes a story and a craft. If you have previously registered for these monthly programs, there is no need to do so again.
Join “West Virginia Reads 150+,” a year-long reading challenge for all ages. Groups or individuals are invited to participate. Any book counts: your own personal ones or library books, audiobooks or eBooks; just read 150 or more by Dec. 31, 2014! For a book log and instructions on how to form a team of readers, visit the Library’s Adult Department.
The FOSL Book Group will meet at the Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 28 to discuss The Lacuna: a Novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Library Journal called this “her most powerful novel yet.”
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.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “The Lives of Others” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org See you at the movies!
Contra Dance: Ted Hodapp tells great jokes and calls energetic contra dances to the music of Contratopia with Erik Sessions on fiddle, Patrice Pakiz on piano, Pat O’Loughlin on concertina and banjo, John Goodin on guitar, mandolin and piano and Ted Hodapp doing double duty on concertina, accordion and foot percussion at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m.. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMD members, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us .
Grow some of your own food, save money and make it organic. A Grow Your \Own Organic Food class starts Monday, March 3, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM at the Berkeley County Adult Learning Center in the red brick school, 3635 Winchester Ave, Pikeside and runs six weeks. You can register by calling the Berkeley County Board of Ed at 304-267-3510 ext 3518. For content questions, call Eldon at 304-264-4783.
Citizens Fire Company in Charles Town will host their annual Pancake Day fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come support the company and get a great meal!
Coffee and Conversation: Members of the community are invited to join friends and neighbors at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about our “Village” Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL). These sessions are held at a member’s home to offer updates about SAIL, a Non-profit member-supported organization whose mission is to enable its members to remain active, connected, independent and in their homes and community as long as possible. Current members are encouraged to attend as well and to bring a guest. If you are interested in becoming a member or just attending for more information, please contact the SAIL office at 304-870-7245. Be sure to
visit our website at www.shepherdstownSAIL.org.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (112 N. King Street) invites the community to a Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes will be given to all who wish to receive it.
Crystal Bowl Concert: 66:40 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. Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street.
Internationally known recording artist Carrie Newcomer will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Presbyterian Meeting House, 100 W. Washington St, Shepherdstown,. Local artist Kipyn Martin will open. This event is co-sponsored by Shepherdstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The concert is free. Donations are welcomed. Doors open at 6:45.
Upper Potomac Spring Music Weekend: Workshops, classes, concerts and jam sessions for hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo and mixed instruments with special guest instructors including Cindy Ribet, Deb Justice and Andy Young teaching classes for hammered dulcimer players, Steve Schneider teaching musicality classes and Paul Oorts teaching a Social Orchestra class for all instruments, and Jane Rothfield and Hilarie Burhans teaching classes in fiddle and banjo featuring Southern Appalachian traditions, which will be emphasized in many classes and jam sessions. For more information see the webpage at www.upperpotomacmusic.info, or call Joanie Blanton (304) 263-2531 or email email@example.com.
“A Celebration of Strings” at 8 p.m. Combining the talents of two fabulous hammered dulcimer players, Andy Young and Steve Schneider with the accompaniment talents of multi-instrumentalist, Paul Oorts, this concert will be “all over the map” with repertoire ranging from Irish fiddle tunes, fiery gypsy jazz and romantic waltzes to Beatles favorites. A second set of lively old time tunes with Jane Rothfield on fiddle and Hilarie Burhans on banjo completes the evening. At the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church on the corner of King and Washington 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, on the web at www.smad.us.
The Bridge Gallery Drawing Exhibit opens with a reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 12.
St.Paul’s Episcopal Church women are sponsoring a free community seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A psychiatrist from Brook Lane will speak on “Living with Depression”. The church is located at 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, Md. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 410-804-7111.
St. James’ Lutheran Church (Uvilla Road and Route 230) welcomes all to a Lent Bible Study and Soup and Bread meal. Every Thursday at 6 p.m.through April 10. For more information call our office at 304-876-6771 or visit our website at www.shepherdstownlutheranparish.org.
Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle will be holding a C&O trail clean up. Join us at the shop at 7:30 a.m. for coffee…or you can also just join us down on the C&O Canal at 8 a.m. Please note that the Park Service requires participants to fill out a waiver so we would appreciate it if you stop by the shop at some point before the event or on Saturday morning to sign. Official end of the cleanup is at 12 p.m. but feel free to stay as long or short as you like! Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Questions??? Call us at 304-876-3000.
Tea Time Health Matters: 4-5:30 p.m. Barbara Hartman, registered and licensed dietician, will be the guest speaker at “Tea Time Health Matters” at the Harmony Healing Arts Center. The informal get-together is free and open to all who are interested in sharing the latest information on basic and alternative health-care issues. Ms. Hartman, chief of nutrition and food service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, has been nationally recognized (and recently featured in a Public Broadcasting System feature) for her efforts to reduce food wastes and compost food scraps at the facility. Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.