Calendar of Events Oct. 24
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 Orphan Train by Christina Kline. Her book is about “loss, adaptability, and courage.” Visit 100 E. German Street or call (304) 876-2783 to find out how you can borrow a copy.
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.
Ricco Gallery announces a timely exhibit of photos of daily life in Syria before the war, featuring the work of Shepherdstown photographer Hyang Suk Oh. The public is invited to an opening reception for the show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the gallery, 125 West German Street. The works in the show depict everyday life in Damascus, based on Oh’s month-long visit there in 2009. Subjects of the photos range from children playing or eating ice cream cones, to vendors of spices and food in the bazaars. For more information, call 304-870-4175 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibit will run through Dec. 24.
Vampire’s Costume Ball at the War Memorial Building (King & German streets in Shepherdstown) from 9 p.m. to 1a.m. with music by Sacred Groove, Tarot Card reading … and much more. $15 single & $25 couple at the door. Net proceeds go to the maintenance of the War Memorial Building and Morgan’s Grove Park. More information: 304-876-3323.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Being There” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org
Jala Yoga, the inspiring yoga studio with three locations in Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Winchester, Va., will host an Information Session about its upcoming Teacher Training Program which runs from February-September 2015. The session takes place at the Shepherdstown studio, 117 West German Street, from 2-3 p.m. Christa Mastrangelo Joyce, owner of Jala Yoga and the lead teacher of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered training, will explain the format of the training and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required for this free information session. Call 401-440-0279 or email jalayoga.christa@gmail for more information.
Stress Less Workshop with Therapeutic Yoga and Essential Oils at Harmony, 3-4:30 p.m. The workshop will focus on simple techniques using both yoga and essential oils to activate the innate relaxation response and awaken theinner healer. These ancient, calm, abiding practices have potent relevance in our modern worlds, she explains, adding that oils and yoga relieve stress by balancing emotions, soothing the mind and enhancing clarity. The registration fee for the workshop is $25. Please call Renee Novello for more information or to reserve space, 571-274-1549 or pay at Harmony (checks should be made out to Renee). Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St.
Sea Raven, D. Min., author, harpist, and Scripture commentator, will be our guest at Story Time 7:30-9 p.m. in Hendrix Hall at St. Agnes Parish Center, 106 S. Duke Street. She will tell the story of why she changed her legal name to Sea Raven. We will then be invited to ponder and share what name we would choose if we were to change our own name. Sea Raven is the author of the three volume commentary on the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) called “Theology from Exile.” A contribution of $10is appreciated. Bill & Linda O’Brien are the co-presiders. Info 304-876-6071.
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.
“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.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Women are hosting a free program from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in McKinley Hall at 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, Maryland.Mike Shea, outpatient services director for Brook Lane, will present a program called “The Emotional Roller Coaster.” Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 301-4432-7033.
An “Introduction to Rain Gardens” workshop that is free and open to the public at Snyder Environmental in Kearneysville. The purpose of this workshop is to generate local interest in rain gardens, which are designed to help manage storm water and improve local water quality, and also to make the public aware of programs that are available in the Elks Run Watershed to offer financial assistance to homeowners wishing to install rain gardens and other programs available to all of Jefferson County that offer financial assistance on other practices that improve local water quality.
At 3 p.m. the Jefferson County Historical Society will hold its Fall Meeting at Charles Town’s Old Opera House. Following a brief business meeting, author Austin Washington and his father, John A. Washington, preeminent Washington family historian, will discuss Austin’s book, “The Education of George Washington.” For additional information about the book, visit the web site, www.austinwashington.com. Membership forms will be available for those attending who are not members and wish to join the Society.
6-6:40 p.m., Crystal Bowl Concert: 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.
New Street UMC, corner of New and Church Streets, in Shepherdstown, will be holding a soup, sandwich, and pie lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soup by the quart may be available after 1:00 P.M. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy good food and fellowship. For more information call 304-876-2362.
7:15-8:30 p.m.: FREE Intro to Yoga Class: Join Harmony co-studio owner and director Judy Jenner for a fun introductory to yoga class. She’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 at Harmony! It is never too late to join in. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St.