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Calendar of Events August 15

By Staff | Aug 15, 2014


Alice Munro’s Dear Life: Stories will be discussed on Friday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Library. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Munro has been called “the best short story writer in English today.” The FOSL Book Group welcomes new members.

Register for the Library’s free weekly story times (for infants through age twelve) from Sept. 8 through 13.


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.

EARTHEN VESSELS: An Introduction to Shamanic Practice for Adults Ages 18 -108 will be offered on Mondays, Aug. 25-Sept. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m., at a Shepherdstown location to be announced closer to class time. Shamanism precedes all religions of the world by tens of thousands of years and teaches reverence for and connectedness with the world of nature. It is a path of direct experience. The course will be taught by Bill O’Brien, M.A., M.Div. Course fee is $80 for Adults and $45 for Students. Special discount for those 109 and up. Please register by phone at 304-876-6071 or email at nathanielcenter@gmail.com.

THE NATHANIEL PROGRAM: 8 Weeks of Meditation & Spiritual Awareness Training will be offered on Tuesday evenings, Sept 30-Nov 18 from 7:30-9 p.m. at a Shepherdstown location to be announced closer to class time. Participants will gradually build to 20 minutes of breathing meditation daily. The class will also explore a wide range of spiritual and religious traditions in search of new perspectives and greater awareness. The course will be taught by Bill O’Brien, M.A., M.Div, spiritual development practitioner . Course fee is $120 for Adults, $80 for Students. Please register by phone at 304-876-6071 or email nathanielcenter@gmail.com .

Outdoor Yoga at Morgan’s Grove Market: Start Saturdays off right! Join us each week for an outdoor yoga flow at Morgan’s Grove Market. Please bring your own mat (and maybe even a friend). $10 per person, children must be accompanied by an adult. Morgan’s Grove Market is located at 3988 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, 25443 (Right next to Morgan’s Grove Park). For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/MorgansGroveMarket.

Please join us for a new series of special, 2nd Saturday events in Harpers Ferry’s Market District, July – October. Westwind Potters is hosting wonderful guest artists each month, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 144 High Street. The Harpers Ferry Merchants Association (HFMA) is coordinating live acoustic music at High Street Holler (off the steps at 180 High Street) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact HFMA president Lisa Kovatch at Westwind Potters, 304-535-2511.

Aug. 16

The opening day of the Jefferson County Youth Football League will kick off at 9 a.m. with introductions of the teams and cheer squads at Marcus Field, Ranson. Games will begin shortly after and run each weekend throughout football season.

The annual African American Heritage Festival parade will take place in Charles Town at noon. Local floats, bands and other groups as well as visiting entries make this a memorable event.

Family Fun Day is on tap at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michael’s Park. Moon bounces, crafts, sports, games and more during this open house event. Concessions will be available. Events happen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 17

Today kicks off the 62nd annual Jefferson County Fair. Rides, animals, games and contests take place all week at the Fairgrounds on Old Leetown Pike. Find a copy of this year’s Fair Catalog or a calendar of events at all local banks.

Friends and prospective friends of the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) are invited to participate in the annual Social and Membership Renewal from 3-5 p.m. at the NCTC campus, I-West Patio, 698 Conseration Way. If you are passionate about nature and conservation, learn about the Friends of the NCTC and their conservation, scholarship, and support efforts. Meet the group and become a member while enjoying a wine and cheese tasting and an award-winning ACFF short film. For more information, visit www.friendsofnctc.org

Aug. 18

Jefferson County students return to school for the first full day of classes.

Aug. 24

All descendants of John Jacob Link and their families and friends are invited to attend the 62nd Link Family Reunion on at 1 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church parish hall, Uvilla. Please bring a covered dish to share at the Potluck luncheon.

Sept. 1

The Shepherdstown Community Club will host its annual Labor Day Picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. at Morgan’s Grove Park. The event is for the members and friends of the SCC, as well as the public and friends of Morgan’s Grove Park. Come to the park and enjoy grilled burgers from Danny Rohrer Meats, as well as hot dogs, sodas, chips and salsa, and, if possible, bring a dish to share. Salads and desserts are welcome. There is a nominal charge for the burgers and hot dogs to help offset the cost.

The famous Rohrersville Band provides entertainment again this year. Bring some friends and share good food, meet neighbors and enjoy the beauty of the community park.

Sept. 6

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church Parish House in Charles Town, located at 221 East Washington St. Come check out the large variety of items and help less fortunate cats and dogs in our area. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Visit the website at www.awsjc.org for more information on this 501(c)3, United Way organization and to view all the wonderful cats and dogs who need loving homes.

Sept. 8 & 9

Beginner Square Dance Classes in Martinsburg start on September 9, 2014 and in Charles Town on September 8, 2014. Square dancing is fabulous exercise for the mind and body, for more info call Ron Sowers at 304-876-1130 or Carl Odell at 304-724-9955