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Calendar of Events May 16

By Staff | May 16, 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.

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.

To all book lovers: the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club welcomes new members. The group meets on the last Friday of each month from 4 to 5 o’clock at the Library, 100 East German Street. Participants select titles from an extensive list provided by the West Virginia Library Commission. On May 30 they will be discussing A Killing in the Hills, “a page-turner with substance and depth,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller. Please contact Susi Lynch at (304) 876-6671 for further information or to enroll.


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.


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.

Crystal Bowl Concert, noon-12:40 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. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown.

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.

May 17 & 18

Shepherdstown’s annual Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea will take place Saturday and Sunday. With more than 16 gardens open, the event promises to be a good one. Tea will be served at the War Memorial Building from 12 to 4 p.m. each day. Self-guided garden tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

May 23

Light Energy: 7-8:15 p.m. Susan Kraber, a practitioner of Sukyo Mahikari for almost 30 years, will facilitate individual Light Energy transmissions at Harmony Healing Arts Center (211 E. New St.) Participants may sign up or show up for a free 10-minute time slot. Participants may register for a “time slot” of 10 minutes or they may simply show up and be seen on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Any donations received will be given to a local nonprofit organization. For more information or to register, please contact Ms. Kraber at 614-593-2229 or (swkassociates@gmail.com).

May 28 & 29

A Job Fair for Broken Mobile, a mobile device solutions company that has recently relocated its headquarters to Kearneysville, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Positions are available in technical repair services, marketing, human resources, sales, finance, inventory and quality control, accounts receivable and general office. Come to their headquarters at 150 E. Burr Blvd., first floor. Advanced registration is required to attend. To register, send an email to hiring@broken-mobile.com and include your full name, a resume, the position(s) you are applying for and the date and time of the session you plan to attend. For a complete list of available positions, job descriptions and necessary skills visit broken-mobile.com/careers. Due to the high number of applicants, please direct all questions to hiring@broken-mobile.com.

May 30

Jala Yoga-Charles Town, located at 307 West Washington Street, will have its Grand Opening from 5-7:30 pm. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will conduct an official ribbon cutting ceremony, and Mellow Moods Cafe and Juice Bar, also opening at the same location, will provide refreshments. Everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing for a giveaway basket that includes items from both Jala Yoga and Mellow Moods. A special 1-hour yoga class – suitable for all levels – will be taught by Jala Yoga owner Christa Mastrangelo Joyce immediately following the Grand Opening, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. For the class schedule and more information, visit www.jalayogaflow.com or call 401-440-0279.

June 1

Breast Cancer Awareness–Cumberland Valley (BCA–CV) is holding a fund raiser at the Clarion Hotel from 1-4 p.m. This event, “An Artisan’s Affair,” will include a luncheon and an auction of a wonderful collection of works donated by local artisans. Special guest speakers will be retired CIA agents Tony and Jonna Mendez, who are also well known artists. Tony’s role in rescuing a group of American diplomats from Tehran was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award winning film Argo. BCA–CV is an organization that serves the Cumberland Valley — which includes Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties. The mission of BCA–CV is to insure that no one has to go through breast cancer alone. Tickets for An Artisan’s Affair are $60, and are available from BCA–CV (301.791.5843), and also from Betty Snyder (304.876.6208) and Susan Brown (304.876.2586).

June 7

The annual banquet and business meeting of the Shepherdstown High School Alumni Association will be held at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg starting with a social hour at 4:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by May 27. Contact Wayne Goodrich at 304-876-2797 or email dmbertazzoni@comcast.net.

June 13

Enjoy Monsters University (G rated) at Morgan’s Grove Park on a giant inflatable movie screen. Bring your blankets, picnic, chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars with your family. The film starts around 8 p.m. ends around 10 p.m. Admission is free. Popcorn & Other Refreshments will be available for a modest cost.

June 21

Shephersdtown Community Club hosts their annual picnic at Morgan’s Grove Park from 2-5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish to share, adding to the food offered by the SCC!