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Calendar of Events May 2

By Staff | May 5, 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.

Children ages four and older are invited to meet some baby animals in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department on Thursday, May 8 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Farmer Laurie Scott will bring two Alpine dairy goats and one Romney lamb, and will give an age-appropriate talk while demonstrating how they are bottle-fed. As part of the Library’s weekly After School Program, funny stories about sheep and goats will be on display and read aloud. Questions? Call the Library at (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street. For information on raising goats and sheep, or on her farm products such as hand-spun wool, sheep fleeces, goats’ milk and soap, email Laurie Scott at solsburyhill.farm@yahoo.com or call (304) 582-3440.

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.


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 9

The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown and the Key Club of Jefferson High School will host the

11th annual Children’s Benefit Auction at 6:30 p.m. and the “live” auction at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. The proceeds will be returned to the community, mostly in support

of children and youth. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Wayne Knott, club president, at 304.725.8084.

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.

May 16

Come out and support the efforts to raise funds for the Jefferson County Fireworks celebration at a “Win It in a Minute” dinner/games event. $10 admission includes pulled pork dinner and a seat to watch five teams compete in games similar to the popular TV show. Teams include fire/rescue personnel, police officers, educators, government officials and an at-large team selected from the audience. For more information or tickets, contact Toni Milbourne at 304-702-3026 or go to www.jcprc.org to purchase online tickets.

May 17

New Street UMC at the corner of New and Church Streets in Shepherdstown, will be holding a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bake goods will be available and beginning at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served in the church dining room. For more information phone the church at 304/876-2362