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Calendar of Events Mar. 21

By Staff | Mar 21, 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.

Morris Dance Workshop will take place on Tuesdays, March 18 and 25, April 1 and 8. Learn 4 English Border Morris dances and perform them on May Day! This class is a short “no long term commitment” way to experience the fun and exuberance of this high-energy performance dance from the West of England. No experience necessary. Clean soft-soled shoes (like sneakers) are recommended. $25 for all sessions. At the Shepherdstown Train Station from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information see the webpage at www.smad.us/morris/ or call Joanie Blanton (304) 263-2531 or Terry Tucker (304) 876-3552.

“Fireball: An Introduction to Shamanic Practice” will be held at Harmony Healing Arts Center from 4-5 p.m. on Fridays, March 28, April 4, 11, and 25. The class is open to grades 5-9. Cost is $40. Shamanic practice is an excellent way to re-establish our connection with nature in these environmentally challenged times. To register contact Bill O’Brien at 304-876-6071 or email nathanielcenter@gmail.com


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. 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.

Shepherdstown Film Society will show “The Third Man” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.

Mar. 27

The Jefferson County Democratic Association is holding a reception for local Democratic Party candidates at the Shepherdstown Train Station, Audrey Egle Drive,at 7:30 p.m. Candidates include John Unger, State Senate District 16; State Delegate Stephen Skinner, District 67 and Tiffany Lawrence, District 65; County Commission Ronda Lehman, Harpers Ferry District and Patsy Noland, Kabletown District; Sheriff, Peter Dougherty; Circuit Court Judge, Michael Lorensen, 23d Judicial District. Meet your candidates. Light refreshments.

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. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.

Mar. 31

Film Screening of Sweet Dreams Documentary Rescheduled. 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.The filmmaker/producer Rob Fruchtman will be there to answer questions following the film.

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. 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. 3

Monthly Program of the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum: “Free Business Coaching Services for Small Businesses,” featuring two seasoned coaches with the Small Business Development Center, Tom Halverstadt and Bob Margraff. 5:30-networking, refreshments and exhibitors; 6:30-program at The Inn at Charles Town

Contact epef@jcda.net, 304-728-3255, www.jcda.net/entrepreneurs-forum/

Apr. 5

Antiques and Collectibles Sale at the Station in Shepherdstown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique and vintage furniture, decorative smalls, toys, textiles, jewelry, vintage clothing, hats and handbags and other fun and unique items.

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” at the home of Carlos Niederhauser and Liz Wheeler in Shepherdstown. The event will feature music by Don Oehsner and Friends. 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.

Apr. 12

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Come out from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and help American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Jefferson County, WV team “Lazy S Walkers”! The event will be held at New Destiny Church on Border Road in Kearneysville. Tickets for the breakfast are $5.There will be several activities taking place as well as your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. All activities will need activity tickets which can be purchased at the door. Please email LazySWalkers@gmail.com if you would like to buy tickets prior to which is highly recommended.

Apr. 13

Soap 101: Spring Beginner’s Soap Making Class at 1 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn to soap from scratch? In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of Cold Process Soap Making.We will make a batch of soap using olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter, and lye. We’ll add Essential Oils and herbs to make a beautiful natural soap. Each student will receive about one pound of soap from the class. Students will receive safety tips, recipes, and resources to help the beginning soap-maker. Cost is $90 To register: email michelle@mywildrosesoap.com.

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.