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Calendar of Fevents Sept. 12

By Staff | Sep 12, 2014


The Shepherdstown Library will be closed September first to observe Labor Day.

A Spanish Immersion Story Time will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, also at 4 p.m. in the Library.

Free children’s programs resume the week of September 15: “Lap Babies and Ones” will be on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and the “Twos” will meet from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The “Threes, Fours, and Fives” program will be moved to Thursdays from 11:15 to noon. Ages 5 through 12 are invited to attend the “After School Program” which will be moved to Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Captivating and mesmerizing are words often used to describe storyteller Susan Strauss, who will appear in a free program on Saturday, Sept. 13, location and time to be determined. She will tell a variety of nature stories in a program for all ages titled “Blessing Stories from the Book of Nature.” Visit her website at www.straussstoryteller.com to learn more about this author and environmental educator who has presented programs around the world. Email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or call the Library at (304) 876-2783 for more information.

The Shepherdstown Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon for staff development.

There will be a free “technology petting zoo” from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Shepherdstown Library for community members! Have you wondered what it’s like to read a digital book, and tried to compare the features of various brands of e-readers? Megan Tarbett, Digital Resource Librarian of the WV Library Commission will answer your questions about all kinds of electronic devices. No registration is necessary; feel free to drop in.

Joseph Bundy will portray Osborne Perry Anderson on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at O’Hurley’s General Store, 205 East Washington Street in Shepherdstown. Anderson was the only surviving African-American participant of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry. Enjoy light refreshments (provided by FOSL, Friends of the Shepherdstown Library) while hearing an exciting eyewitness account from the point of view of this abolitionist.

Sept. 20 is the last day children may bring in a completed summer reading log to receive a packet of thirteen prizes donated by generous local businesses.

The FOSL Book Club will meet Friday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Library to discuss Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.


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.

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.


Shepherdstown Film Society will show The Lost Bird Project at 7 p.m. at Reynold’s Hall. This is a special presentation in conjunction with the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF). Post-film discussion led by Jeff Feldman, President of the American Conservation Film Festival Board.

Admission is free. For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org

Sept. 13

From 9:30 am to 10:30 am, St. Paul’s Episcopal church women are hosting a free community lecture at 209 W. Main Street, Sharpsburg, Maryland. Parking is available behind the church. Mr. Wil Hershberger will be discussing the Vesper Sparrow Song Project. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 301-432-7033.

A Community Yard Sale will be held at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michael’s Park beginning at 8 a.m. Come browse for treasure! The sale ends at 2 p.m.

Sept. 20

The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation partners with Elegant Events to present the Sam Michael’s Bridal Expo offering vendors in the wedding profession to help make the big day special. Tour the Columns at Sam Michaels as well as meet the local vendors. Door prizes will include one free use of the “Columns at Sam Michaels.”

Sept. 25

“Story Time” will begin today running from 7:30 9 p.m. at the St. Agnes Historic Chapel, Washington & Church Sts in Shepherdstown. This ongoing come-when-you-can event will happen every Thursday and will consist of experiencing the power of story to transform human life. Facilitators will be Bill and Linda O’Brien. This is a program of the Nathaniel Center for Spiritual Growth and not of St. Agnes Church. Any religion or no religion is welcome. This is a gathering for human beings who want to enlist their imagination for positive change.

Sept. 30

William “Chip” Zimmer, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration and Family and Consumer Sciences, will hold a talk entitled: “The Market Feasibility of Bringing Minor League Baseball toWest Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle” at 11 a.m. in the CLS Auditorium.

Oct. 11

The Sons of Italy Dan Di Mucci Lodge 2465 invite you to their 33rd Annual Dinner Dance to be held at the Hagerstown Elks,11063 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown, Maryland. Featuring the music of the “Amici Trio” Italian Band. Guest speaker Father John “Jack” Lombardi. Cost $35 per ticket, children under 12 $17.50. For more information contact Glenda Bonfili at 304-263-5004, Domenick Palmer at 304-264-8678 or Robert Rizzo at 304-876-6677.

Oct. 11-12

There is a tree planting event scheduled at Sam Michael’s Park. This event is through a Chesapeake Bay Communities grant. Each day will start at 9 a.m. We will be planting and fencing 176 small trees along Job Corps Road. We are looking for volunteers to help plant and fence trees. Those interested are asked to RSVP at balmertmarshall@frontier.com and bring work gloves, a shovel and needle nosed pliers.