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Calendar of Events Oct. 10

By Staff | Oct 10, 2014


Oct. 13: A Spanish Immersion Story Time (for infants through second graders) will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department at 100 E. German Street. For details, call (304) 876-2783 or email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Tuesday, Oct. 28: A Halloween parade for members of our Lap Babies, Ones, and Twos groups will meet in costume outside the Shepherdstown Library at 11:15 a.m. After the parade there will be a special story time at the War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.) with Children’s Librarian Lilly Bauer.

Wednesday, Oct. 29: Ages 5 through 12 are invited to hear spine-tingling stories and do Halloween crafts in Anne’s After School Program from 4 to 4:45 p.m. School-age children are invited to attend every Wednesday in October at 4 p.m., for many more spooky stories and frightful crafts!

Oct. 31: The FOSL (Friends of the Shepherdstown Library) Book Club is in search of some new members. The group will meet at 4 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Visit 100 E. German Street or call (304) 876-2783 to find out how you can borrow a copy of this “mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written” novel.


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.

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.

“Story Time: Transforming Your Life Through the Power of Story” is a gathering for individuals of any faith or no faith who wish to open themselves to the power of their imagination to make significant changes in their lives. Each week we will explore story from a different approach and we will see where each of us “comes in” to the story. Besides shifting our personal stories, this gathering will also serve to increase the bonds of community. The co-facilitators are Bill & Linda O’Brien. Story Time will meet on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9 p.m at Hendrix Hall in the St. Agnes Parish Center at 106 S. Duke Street in Shepherdstown. A donation of $10 per night is requested. This is a drop-in event that will continue every Thursday. Info? Call 304-876-6071.


Open house at station at Shepherdstown: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free!! Music by Speakeasy Boys, catered by “Toast Caterers.” This is an opportunity for the Station board to thank the community for their continued support in our efforts to repair,maintain and utilize this marvelous historic building. Please join us! Call 540-535-6417 for more info.

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.

At Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery in Charles Town, Shepherdstown Chapter #128 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be dedicating an Iron Cross at the grave of John Augustine Washington, CSA at 10:30 a.m.. Anyone wishing to attend this short service is welcome. If you’d like to take part as a Color Bearer, singer, or “Taps” player, contact Carolyn Bryant at cabryant@frontiernet.net.

Ensemble Galilei: First Person: Seeing America at 8 p.m. at Shepherd University’s Frank Center Theater. Experience American history in a whole new way. Begin with the strength, diversity and depth of the photographic collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: photographs by Walker Evans, Edward Curtis, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Weegee, and Thomas Eakins. The soundtrack is the evocative music of Ensemble Galilei –Bach, traditional music from Scotland and Ireland, and new compositions featuring fiddles, harp, viola da gamba, percussion, whistles and oboe. Tickets: $20 (general public), $18 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $10 (children). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.

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.

Oct. 12

Fire, EMS and police are invited to a special service in honor and appreciation of your service and sacrifice to the community. Coffee and donuts will be served at 10 a.m. with the worship service at 11 a.m. Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction. All are encouraged to attend.

Oct. 13

FREE Intro to Yoga Class: 7:15-8:30 p.m. Join Harmony co-studio owner/yoga teacher Terry Lindsay for a fun introductory to yoga class. He’ll lead you through basic yoga poses, guide you into restorative relaxation, and answer all your questions about the practice of yoga and how to get started in Harmony Healing Arts Center’s yoga program. This class will be offered one more times during the Fall Session ( 11/10). Location: 211 E. New St.

Dr. Laura Robertson, Department of Biology will offer a talk entitled: The Effects of Environmental Contamination on Gene Expression in Aquatic Organisms.The talk will take place at 1p.m. (CLS Auditorium).

Oct. 17-19

The Shepherdstown Community Club (“SCC”) Annual Book Sale. Please recycle, and share your books with other members of their community. The SCC is now accepting books for the Sale. Please call Art Wineburg/Susan Brown at 304.876.2586 for pick-up of your books. Or you may drop your books off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Oct. 13 -17, at the War Memorial Building, 102 E. German Street. The SCC is also seeking volunteers to help sort books during the week of Oct. 13-17.

Oct. 18

Seasonal Flow Workshop with Gena Rockwell: 18, 2-4 p.m. Join Gena Rockwell, a long-time local yoga teacher and massage therapist, for this workshop, suitable for all levels. It will include ayurvedic lifestyle and dietary recommendations, yin yoga practice, and an extended healing guided relaxation. Vata-balancing tea will be served. Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing.The cost of the workshop is $25. Registration is required. Please contact Gena at 304-582-4830 or wvmarigold@aol.com for more information or to register. Location: 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown, WV.

Cultivating Inner Strength and Stability with Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes will host a yoga workshop on “Cultivating Inner Strength and Stability: Let Your Body Be Your Anchor.” The workshop is suitable for most levels (not recommended for beginners) and will focus on finding the source of our sustainable strength and learning to bring that into each pose with ease and grace. The two-hour workshop is $35. Participants may visit www.RebekahZB.com to register online. For more information, contact Rebekah at her website or call Judy at 304-876-6918. Location: 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown.

Oct. 21

Shepherdstown Community Club dinner ($15) followed by a square dance demonstration, (audience participation welcome but not required) by the Mountaineer Twirlers of Charles Town & the Panhandlers of Martinsburg War Memorial Building (King & German streets in Shepherdstown) Dinner starts at 6:30 and program ends at 9. RSVP preferred so we have a dinner count, by email to Toni Milbourne ttpams@comcast.net, or by phone 304-702-3026.

Oct. 23

Dr. Jim Price will present the last event in the Historic Shepherdstown 2014 Speaker Series, “Strange as it Seems: Actual Happenings in Shepherdstown.” His talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies. Dr. Price will share with the audience a compendium of little known facts about events that have occurred during the town’s long and colorful history. Given the popularity of Dr. Price’s presentations, you may wish to arrive a bit early to guarantee yourself a seat.

Oct. 24

Vampire’s Ball at the War Memorial Building (King & German streets in Shepherdstown) from 9PM to 1AM with music by Sacred Groove … and much more. $15 single & $25 couple at the door.

Oct. 31

Haunted Hallway at the War Memorial Building (King & German streets in Shepherdstown) , starting at dusk bring the children for Halloween treats and see a display of Halloween decorations sure to excite and scare those of any age with a lively imagination.

Nov. 1

“CrossFit 304 Our Community”: This CrossFit 304 fundraiser will provide supplies for the homeless shelters in Jefferson County through Community Ministries. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will complete a 10-minute AMRAP of: 10 sit-ups, 10 burpees, 10 air squats, and 50 double unders (or 100 singles). There is a $10 participation fee (100% will be donated). Participants are encouraged to get sponsors or donations in addition to their participation fee. There will be a prize given to the person who collects the most donations! Canned or packaged goods for the food pantry are also welcome. Members, non-members and children over 10 (if accompanied by adult) may participate. Register at the gym, via the CrossFit 304 Facebook page or call Casey Bagent at 304-404-3091.