SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., so neither the morning nor the afternoon group of "Threes, Fours, & Fives" will meet that day. The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on the 22nd and 23rd, and reopen on Saturday the 24th.
A live performance of "The Rumsey Radio Hour" will be held on the 16th from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Opera House, 131 West German Street. All proceeds will benefit the Shepherdstown Library, and tickets may be purchased at the Library, Four Seasons Books, or the Thomas Shepherd Inn. A second show will be held at the Frank Center from 8 to 10 p.m. on the 17th, and will be proceeded by a "Roadkill Caf Gala" at the Wellness Center starting at 6 p.m. Saturday's show benefits WSHC and the Shepherdstown Visitors Center, and details may be found at rumseyradiohour.org/ or by calling (304) 876-2786 or -2783.
The FOSL Book Group will meet in the Library to discuss the novel Serena by Ron Rash at 4 p.m. on November 30. It's an unforgettable story of greed, corruption, and revenge.
The Library Board is seeking suggestions about future uses to be made of our present building at German and King Streets. If you are interested in this Market House Re-Use Committee or in the Safe Access Committee (which will study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive, which may become the entrance driveway to the new library) please call the Library at (304) 876-2783.
Learn 60 languages for free if you have a Shepherdstown Library card and an email address! Just click on the "Pronunciator" link on our homepage at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/. Free downloads of over 1500 Audiobooks and over 1100 eBooks are also available for library patrons from the adjacent link, "AudioBook & eBook downloads," on our homepage.
Does your cat or dog need to be spayed or neutered? Reduced rates available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets! MANY vets participating in a WIDE area!! For more info and a list of vet clinics: 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.
Come to the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for SALGA YO, a new class with Jeanne Fisher which incorporates the gentle stretching of yoga before and after 30 minutes of Salsa and other Latin-based dance cardio will be held at the Clarion Fitness Center on Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. Call for more information at 304-870-7011.
A Photo Exhibit of Jefferson County artists/artisans by Frank Robbins showing now through Nov. 20 at the Fire Hall Gallery in the Visitors Center in Charles Town. Gallery hours - Wed - Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. Opening Reception - Nov. 2nd, 5:30 - 8 p.m., 108 N. George Street, Charles Town.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show "Purple Rose of Cairo" at 7 p.m.at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more info go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
Shepherdstown's always-popular Rumsey Radio Hour is back in 2012 with two shows and the return of the Roadkill Cafe Gala Dinner. A special one-hour benefit show will be performed at the Shepherdstown Opera House at 8 p.m., with the proceeds from the show going to the Shepherdstown Public Library.
Nov. 16 & 17
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day. Church located at 950 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry. Our holiday bazaar offers a large silent auction, crafts, homemade soups, sandwiches, bake sale, yard sale and much more. We look forward to welcoming the community to our annual bazaar.
Plum will host a trunk show featuring the work of local artist Meghan Reed; or as many may know her, Square Peg Meg! Reed will have over 1,000 items for sale, many of which are from her new Winter 2012 line. Reed will have several discounted items in her debuting Winter 2012 line as well as a sweet little discount code for her online etsy shop, these discounts and specials are only happening at Plum.
Plum is located at 108 East German Street. The event is scheduled to take place from 4 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 17 & 18
The Valley Craft Network Studio Tour offers 12 artisans and crafts persons at 9 stops in nearby Boonsboro, Keedysville and Middletown who will open their studios filled with one of a kind, made in Maryland creations on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the 31st Valley Craft Network Studio tour. Offerings include clothing and accessories, pottery, wood products, yarn, paintings and more. For a map and more information go to www.valleycraftnetwork.org or pick up a brochure from Dickinson and Wait or Hipnocoffee.
A Craft Fair & Family EXPO will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Quality Hotel in Harpers Ferry. This great event offers many fabulous gifts for the holidays. No admission fee and attractions may include: free Pony Rides & Face Painting, Mascots, Crafts for kids (including sand bottles), kid's shopping table (have them bring their piggy bank change), fire engine, food and more. Over 30 prizes to win, Freebees, Samples, Shopping and fun for all ages. The first 100 families will receive a bag full of freebees including free meals and discounts for several local restaurants, coupons, pens and more.
St. James' Lutheran Church of Uvilla, (4328 Shepherdstown Pike) invites the community to a dedication service on at 11 a.m. This special worship will celebrate the church's newly renovated and expanded fellowship hall with the Honorable Bishop Ralph Dunkin presiding. A reception will follow in the new hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
An integral part of Christmas in Shepherdstown is the annual Chili and Cornbread event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown. It will be served upstairs of the War Memorial Building (Men's Club) on from 5 - 8 p.m.. There will be dozen or more varieties of homemade chili. Adults - $6; Children 6-12 - $4; under 6 - free. Baked goods, a raffle and Shepherdstown ornaments will also be available. All funds raised are returned to support the children and youth of the community and the world.
Contra Dance: Jack Mitchell calls lively squares and contras to Gypsy Meltdown with Kathy Frey Kerr on fiddle, Colleen Reed on flute, and Keith Gillis on guitar at the War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMD members, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us .Annual Holiday Potluck starts at 6 p.m.; bring a favorite dish to share.
The Eastern Panhandle Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group of the Brain Injury Alliance of West Virginia is holding a fundraiser at the Charles Town Applebees. The restaurant will donate 15% of guest checks that evening to help us continue the work of supporting individuals in our community and their families who are dealing with traumatic brain injury. A flyer announcing the event must be submitted to gain the donation. Contact members of the organization to secure a copy.
Holiday Concert with Trio Gallilei at 4 p.m. Rekindling a passion for Early music, this trio melds the elegance of chamber music with the excitement of traditional music. With founding members of the five piece national touring ensemble Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba, and harpist Sue Richards joined by 1997 Scottish fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel on violin; this holiday concert is sure to please all of your family members and be a highlight of this year's celebration. The concert will be held in the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for SMaD members and $8 for children and students, for more info call 304) 263-2531, email Joanie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the web page at smad.us.