Calendar of Events May 23
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Children are invited to a story time at the Shepherdstown Farmers Market on Sunday, May 25 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Children’s Librarian Lilly Bauer will be reading some of the library books purchased with money generously donated by these farmers in years past. Visit the Library’s Children’s Department to borrow books on gardening, farming and other topics, and call the Library at (304) 876-2783 or email “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com for more information.
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. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“Fireball: An Introduction to Shamanic Practice” for Students in Grades 5-9 will be offered on Fridays, June 6-27, 4-5 p.m. This class will give students a method for appreciating and deepening their bond with nature. It will also strengthen the imagination, overcome fears, and develop spiritual muscles. Instructor is Bill O’Brien, M.A., M.Div., trained shamanic practitioner, spiritual development practitioner, and meditation teacher. The Shepherdstown location of class meetings will be given at the time of registration. Course fee: $40 payable at first class meeting. Cash or check to Nathaniel Center. Materials will be provided. To register phone 304-876-6071 or email email@example.com
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).
Monthly Program of the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will present a panel discussion: “Who Can You Call? Difficult Human Resources Problems Solved” with area Human Resource and Workforce Experts.The meeting will be at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg with networking at 5:30 and a program at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free to the public. For mor einformation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-728-3255.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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!