SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
A French Immersion Story Time for infants through grade two will be at 4 on Monday, Dec. 2, and a Spanish Immersion Story Time will be on Dec, 9 at 4 p.m. Save the date: there will be a holiday program for children on Saturday, Dec, 14, with details to be announced soon.
Winter is a great time 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 over a wide area -- new vets added! 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 and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Hours are: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Inquiries should go to 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Shepherdstown Community Club is sponsoring a month long Christmas Bazaar at the War Memorial Building (German and King streets). Admission is free. A pre-holiday preview will be held Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1; Dec. 7-8; Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 21-22. A selection of unique handcrafted items, by jury selected local and regional artisans, make for ideal holiday gifts, and allow one to support the Shepherdstown Community Club's work in the community.
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) from 4 - 8 p.m. There will be more than a dozen varieties of homemade chili. Adults - $6; children 6-12 - $4; under 4 - 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
Town Christmas events run from 5-8 p.m. and include a bonfire, the lighting of the town tree, the arrival of Santa, and children's visits with Santa.
6:30-7:30 p.m. at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street, Shepherdstown. Get into the spirit of peace and love for the holiday season by sharing in the chant, strum, and beat of Kirtan. Laura First, Don Oehser, Paul Kadin, and friends will lead you in one of the world's oldest sacred music traditions. Join your voice in community, share in the experience of Kirtan, which brings unity to all involved. Donations for the musicians are gratefully appreciated.
Shepherdstown Area Independent Living, SAIL invites members of the community to join friends and neighbors for Coffee and Conversation to learn more about the "village." SAIL is a non-profit member-supported organization whose mission is to enable its members to remain active, connected, independent and in their homes and community as long as possible. The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Other sessions will be scheduled as needed. Space is limited so for details and reservations call the office at 304-870-7245. Visit the comprehensive website at www.shepherdstownSAIL.org.
Contra Dance: Adina Gordon calls lively contra dances at our annual holiday dance to the fine music of Mavish with Jaige Trudel on fiddle, Adam Broom on guitar and Matthew Olwell on flute, bodhran and foot percussion at the Shepherdstown 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. Community Potluck supper with SMaD members art show and sale at 6 p.m. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us .
The annual Christmas parade will kick off in town at 11 a.m.
3 p.m.. Aromatherapy Bath Salt Demonstration: FREE! & Handmade Holiday Open House: Join us for an afternoon of fellowship, refreshments, and an opportunity to do some Holiday shopping. Wild Rose Soap products will be for sale, along with handmade beautiful knit gifts and hand sewn pillows, aprons, table-runners, and more by local artisans. There will be a "Make your own bath salt" demonstration and each guest will take home a free gift of aromatherapy bath salts. RSVP to email@example.com.
1 p.m.: Holiday Gifts: Lotion, Body Scrubs, and Bath Tea Class. Just in time for the holidays, join for this fun class where we'll make lotions, natural body scrubs, and aromatherapy bath teas, which you can give to your friends and family! Learn to make hostess gifts, too! Each student will take home several homemade lotions, a 12 ounce body scrub and a gift set of bath teas. Cost: is $85. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mywildrosesoap.com for more information.
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation offer their annual Lunch with Santa beginning at 11 a.m. and going until 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael's Park. For $12 per child, participants will receive a picture with Santa, lunch from Chick-fil-A, a craft to complete on sight, games, movies and much more. Pre-registration is requested and can be done by visiting www.jcprc.org or calling 304-729-3207.
The Sufi poet Rumi asked his death-day be celebrated as his "Wedding Day," or Sheb-i-Arus. A small circle will celebrate Sheb-i-Arus in Charles Town, at Claymont Mansion. For reservations or more information, contact Hardy Mason at 304-876-9268 or email@example.com.
The Shepherdstown Community Club will host their Christmas program and holiday dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building. Dinner cost is $15 per person. Reservations are requested to Toni Milbourne via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-702-3026.