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Calendar of Events Apr. 25

By Staff | Apr 25, 2014


The Shepherdstown Library’s free programs (for infants to age 12 on Tu/W/Th’s) will continue through the week of May 19. Registration for our free summer programs will begin on June 9. For more information, 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, May 5 at 4 p.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story time on Monday, May 12, 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.

The Friends of the Library’s Book Sale will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 10 to 4 and Sunday, May 11 from 10 to 2. Admission to the sale’s wine and cheese reception on Friday, May 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. requires a $10.00 donation to FOSL but allows shoppers the opportunity to buy first editions and other treasured titles that they find. For questions about pre-sale donations, please call the Library at (304) 876-2783.

“Get Caught Reading” during Children’s Book Week, May 12 through 18: visitors to the Children’s Department may be photographed holding a book they’ve borrowed. With permission, these photos will then appear on the Library’s Facebook page: show everybody how much fun it is to read!

The Shepherdstown Library will be closed on Monday, May 26, to observe Memorial Day.

The FOSL Book Group will meet at the Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 30 to discuss A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller.

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 December 31, 2014! For a book log and instructions on how to form a team of readers, visit the Library’s Adult Department.

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.

The Shepherdstown Museum, at the corner of German and Princess streets, is open on weekends from April through October, on July 4, and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Public hours are: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The Museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, in which it is located. On display are 18th and 19th century clocks, rifles, furniture and other crafts, other kinds of early artifacts, and a half-scale replica of James Rumsey’s early steamboat, made by local craftsmen. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Yoga Meets Dance. 67 p.m. Yoga meets Dance is a combination of expressive dance, gentle yoga stretches and relaxation. All are welcome. Donations are gracefully accepted.For more info visit www.yogameetsdance.com. Question? Contact Agi @ hungarian.beauty@yahoo.com. Next date: May 30-last Fridays of each month during spring season. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St..

Shepherdstown Film Society will show “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org

Apr. 26

Anderson Electric, LLC will conduct a Morgan Grove Road cleanup as part of the WV Adopt-a-Highway spring cleanup from 1 to 3 p.m. Safety vests, gloves and bags provided. All volunteers must be over 12 years of age. Meet at the Anderson Electric AAH sign beside the railroad crossing entrance to the park at 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-261-0647.

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.

Art exhibition titled “Relations & Reality” will feature the work of two fine art students: Valerie Taggart-Perez (painting/drawing) and Rebecca Chappelear (photography/computer imagery) from Shepherd University. It will take place at the Shepherdstown Community Club War Memorial Building from 5-9 p.m.

Celebrating World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2-3:30 p.m. You can “be in Harmony” as the celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is hosted by teachers of both disciplines in Shepherdstown. The event, held at Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown, is free of charge. It will include presentations about and participation in both Tai Chi and Qigong, with time to relax in chairs. Light refreshments will be offered. Donations will be gratefully accepted but are not necessary.

Tea Time Health Matters 4-5:30 p.m. Dave Didden, MD, will be the featured April speaker at the free monthly health “chat,” focusing on healing and the power of integrative health and therapeutic connections. Come early and have a cup of tea. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4257 Kearneysville Pike, will dedicate its newly-built Family Life building during a ceremony at 3 p.m. All are welcome to come and be a part of the dedication.

Apr. 26 & 27

Annual Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Community Art Walk has more than 20 businesses and artists displaying art from Bolivar to the Lower Town. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

May 2

Crystal Bowl Concert, 6-6:40 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.

Ribbon cutting for new Wedding Venue at the site of Sam Michael’s home at Sam Michael’s Park off of Job Corps Road. Refreshments served at 4 p.m. Sponsored by Jefferson County Parks and Recreation.

21st annual. Caregivers Golf Classic will be held at Cress Creek Golf & Country Club with a 10 a.m. check in, 11 a.m. lunch and 12 p.m. shotgun tee time. Dinner follows at 5 p.m. with awards and door prizes. Four person teams with an entry fee of #125 per golfer. Contact Kristopher Cline at 304-876-3325 for more information.

May 3

St. Paul’s Episcopal church women are sponsoring a community seminar on watercolor painting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Local artist Lee Weaver will demonstrate watercolor techniques. The church is located at 209 W. Main Street in Sharpsburg, Md. There is no cost and light refreshments will be served. For more information call 410-804-7111.

A grand opening celebrating Eric Burnell’s State Farm Insurance office will take place from 12-2 p.m. The office is located at 7330 Martinsburg Pike. Activities and refreshments will be provided.

May 9-10

Morgan County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Fair. Located in the Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown Berkeley Springs. Children’s area with free plants & pictures for Mom. Plant Doctor on Call. Maps for Berkeley Springs Garden Tour walk.

May 10

“Light /Shadow:Homage paintings” Solo Exhibit -Susan Carney, Duvall Gallery: 2053 Millwood Road:across from The Historic Mill in Millwood Va. Runs May 1 through May 30. Reception May 10: 5-7 p.m. Gallery Hours: Fri-Sun 12-5 p.m. For more info at 540-336-9631 or peggy@jonduvall.com

May 15

6th annual Aging Well seminar at Shepherd University. 6 CEUS are available for nurses and social workers. Contact Christina Wolfe at 304-876-5268 – cwolfe@shepherd.edu for further information or to register.