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Calendar of Events Mar. 28

By Staff | Mar 28, 2014


There is still space for your children to attend the Shepherdstown Library’s free weekly programs. To register, call (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, Apr. 7 at 4 in the Library’s Children’s Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story time on Monday, Apr. 14, 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.

“Left of the Bank” is our annual library fundraiser featuring poetry and music on Friday, April 11 at 202 S. Princess Street. Doors open at 7 to allow time to enjoy wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and the show runs until 9:30 p.m. Tickets may be bought at the Library or at the event; call (304) 876-2783 for details.

Free films offered at Reynolds Hall at 7 p.m. include “Hollow” on Apr. 11 and “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Apr. 25.

No fines will be charged for overdue items returned during National Library Week, Apr. 13-19! Since this year’s theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library,” children are invited to design a bookmark or draw a picture illustrating that theme (using supplies available in the Children’s Department all week). You are welcome to visit during open hours (M-Th 10 to 7, F 10 to 4, and Sat. 9 to 1) to request amnesty for pre-existing overdue fines during National Library Week.

Join “West Virginia Reads 150+,” a yearlong reading challenge for all ages. Groups or individuals are invited to participate. Any book counts: your own personal ones or library books, audio books or eBooks; just read 150 or more by December 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, Apr. 25 to discuss Allan Eckert’s Blue Jacket: War Chief of the Shawnees.

Adults are invited to borrow a Kindle Touch, pre-loaded with a variety of fiction, nonfiction, or mystery titles. If you prefer, the Librarian will download book titles that you select from our free database. Complete with instructions, a USB cable and a charging adapter, these Kindles may be borrowed for two weeks by permanent residents of Jefferson County. Kindle borrowers must be 18 or older, have a Shepherdstown Library card, and show a driver’s license or WV photo ID.


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, Apr. 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


Mercy Killers: A provocative new play. In this gripping one-man play filled with pathos & humor, Broadway actor Michael Milligan presents the heart-breaking dilemma of a young couple when faced with a life-threatening illness. Admission is free. Donations to cover a small stipend for the actor will be gratefully accepted.Free performances will take place at 7 p.m., Ice House, 138 Independence St., Berkeley Springs; Saturday, Mar. 29, 1:30 p.m., Fisherman’s Hall, 312 South West St., Charles Town; Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m., Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown; Monday, Mar. 31, 7 p.m., Calvary Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg; Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m., Baha’i Regional Center, 308 S. Buchannan St., Ranson; and Wednesday, Apr. 2, 12:30 p.m., Erma Ora Byrd Nursing Hall Auditorium, Shepherd University.

67 p.m.: Yoga meets Dance is a combination of expressive dance, gentle yoga stretches and relaxation. Everyone who likes creative movement enjoys this fun, easy-to-do class. No experience needed. Dissolve stress. Refresh your mind. Move freely. All are welcome. Donations are gracefully accepted. For more info visit www.yogameetsdance.com. Question? Contact Agi @ hungarian.beauty@yahoo.com.Follow-up dates: April 25th and May 30th –last Fridays of each month during spring season.Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.

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. 3

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A in Ranson from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to benefit the Jefferson County Fireworks display July 5. Come eat, mention the Fireworks and have a portion of the proceeds go to fund this free community event.

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. 4

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

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.

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. 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. 9

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.

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.

Apr. 19

Ayurvedic Spring Rejuvenation Workshop 24 p.m. Prepare your mind and body for the seasonal change of winter to spring with Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle tips and an energizing and refreshing vinyasa flow yoga practice. Gena Rockwell, certified hatha yoga and ayurvedic-yoga teacher and massage therapist, will offer an “Ayurvedic Spring Rejuvenation Workshop” at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 East New St. The cost is $25, or $20 if registered before April 1. The class is limited to 15 participants, so prior registration is recommended. To register, or for more information, contact Gena at 304-582-4830, or e-mail (wvmarigold@aol.com).

Apr. 26

Trinity Treasure Kids Spring Fling Fundraiser Yard Sale/Bake Sale/Fun Fair! 8-2. Fun Fair/Bake Sale 10-2 at The Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. Bring the Kids for a fun filled day!

Pancake Breakfast/Brunch – All You Can Eat at New Street United Methodist Church, Corner of New & Church streets. – Dining Hall in lower level. Serving times: 8 a.m.. to 1 p.m. Pancakes, sausage gravy, bacon, sausage, applesauce, juice/coffee/tea. Cost: Adults: $8; Children, 3-12: $4. Carry Out Available.

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.