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Calendar of Events Mar. 14

By Staff | Mar 14, 2014


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.


Mar. 15

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.

Mar. 17

Shepherd University s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will show the documentary film Sweet Dreams at 3 p.m. in the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium. Sweet Dreams follows a group of Rwandan women as they emerge from the devastation of the genocide to create a new future for themselves. The filmmaker/producer Rob Fruchtman will be there to answer questions following the film.

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County invites the public to an educational forum and community conversation on the Affordable Care Act, the online marketplace and the Medicaid expansion. Panelists are Sara Koontz, Coordinator for ACA Enrollment, Shenandoah Valley Medical System; Impact of Medicaid Expansion in the Eastern Panhandle, Kathryn Bradley; Community Services Manager, Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson counties, Bureau for Children and Families (DHHR); and Potential Long Term Outcomes of ACA on U.S. Health Status; and Courtney Struthers, M.D., Shenandoah Valley Medical System The meeting room in the basement of the Charles Town Library 200 East Washington St., Charles Town from 7 to 9 p.m. For information about joining the Jefferson County League, contact anncoulter@comcast.net or visit lwv-jcwv.org/. For information on the Forum, contact Tina Burns, tinaburns1@frontier.com

Mar. 21

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 (swkassociates@gmail.com). 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.

Noon12:40 p.m. Crystal Bowl Concert. 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, Shepherdstown.

Mar. 29

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.

Apr. 5

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.

Apr. 6

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.

Apr. 8

Shepherdstown Community Club dinner, with report from Delegate Stephen Skinner on the WV legislative session – Elk River chemical spill, Potomac Edison utility investigation & more. Dinner ($15) starting at 6:30 in War Memorial Building, German & King sts in Shepherdstown RSVP .ttpams@comcast.net, or by phone 304-702-3026.

Apr. 11

Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) present an evening of poetry, readings and music.

“Left of the Bank” takes place at Casa Carlos e Isabel, home of Carlos Niederhauser and Liz Wheeler in Shepherdstown. The event will feature music by Don Oehsner and Friends.

Ed Zahniser will serve as Master of Ceremonies introducing such notables as Tom Donlon, Dylan Kinnett and Christa Mastrangelo. Doors open at 7 p.m. for refreshments and the program runs from 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $35 and will be on sale at the library. All proceeds from the event benefit the Shepherdstown Library’s programs and services.

May 9-10

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.