Calendar of Events Mar. 7
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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 email@example.com, 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.
Shepherd University Department of Nursing Education is providing an integrative health workshop from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is the first of an annual workshop program directed at complementary medicine and alternative healthcare. We have designed this workshop for nurses, social workers, psychologists, practitioners of integrative health modalities and our community members.For more information or to register please go to www.shepherd.edu/graduate-studies/nursing/
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.
Light energy, 6:308 p.m. Light up your spring! Come experience the transmission of Light Energy into your soul. Susan Kraber, a Shepherdstown resident and practitioner of Sukyo Mahikari for almost 30 years, will offer this free service. Each session lasts from 7 to 10 minutes. Participants may register for a “time slot” of 10 minutes during the time Ms. Kraber will be at Harmony. Or, they may simply show up and be served on a “first-come, first-served” basis. For more information or to register, please contact Ms. Kraber at 614-593-2229 or (firstname.lastname@example.org). Although the event is free, any donations received will be gratefully accepted and given to a local nonprofit organization. Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street.
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.
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 will use “food as medicine” as her basic theme and entertain questions and lead further discussion on the topic. Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.
Crystal Bowl/Yin Yoga Workshop, 1-3 p.m. Sound-Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well-being and better health. Together Ann Craig & Turi Nevin-Turkel will guide participants through an incredible & unique healing practice. Turi will lead a series of Yin yoga postures- all of which are safe and supported. Throughout the session, Ann with offer the gift of sound healing, sharing the bliss of the crystal bowls as they bring forth sound and vibration to soothe and align mind, body and soul. Space is limited. Registration is $40. For more information or to register, please call either Ann, 304-876-1591 or Turi, 540-771-0435.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church women are hosting a free community seminar from 1 to 2 p.m. Tim Valerio from The Village Florist will discuss flower arranging and gardening. The church is located at 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, Md. All are invited and light refreshments will be served. For more information call 410-804-7111.
Morgan County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Fair. Located in the Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown Berkeley Springs, WV. There will be flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs, garden art, crafts, garden tools, raffle & MORE. Children’s area with free plants & pictures for Mom. Plant Doctor on Call. Maps for Berkeley Springs Garden Tour walk.