SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library's free Holiday Story Time will be held at the Train Station (100 Audrey Egle Drive) on Saturday, December 14 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join Children's Librarian Lilly Bauer, musician Tony Martirano, and Mrs. Santa Claus for stories, carols, cookies, cider, and cocoa. For more information, call (304) 876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Holiday Stories and Songs. Music with Chelsea McBee and Mike Tollifson, and stories with Mrs. Santa Claus. Trinity Episcopal Church Chapel. corner of German and Church streets.
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 email@example.com 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.
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation offer an Elf PJ Party from 5 to 9 p.m. For $20 per child, enjoy games, crafts, movies, moon bounces and snacks. Children are to come in pajamas to the Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael's Park!
A lot happening at the Opera House: Christmas film for kids: Elf at 2 p.m. Free- Happy Holidays; Star War Toys for Tots Benefit at 4 p.m. Join the 501st Legion, the World's Definitive Star Wars Costuming Organization, for some Star Wars inspired food and trivia before the screening of Episode IV. Please bring a toy for admission. Finally, Rocking the Opera House with Dr John. Filmed in September of 2012 for the Smithsonian channel, join us for a sneak preview before the show airs nationwide. Reception at 7:30 and screening at 8 p.m. For more information, visit operahouselive.com.
Happiness, for keeps!" is the subject of an interactive (and free) workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harmony Healing Arts Center. The workshop was designed and will be led by Shepherdstown acupunturist Michelle DeStefano, founder of Alchemic Life Strategies. For more information or to reserve a spot in the workshop, please call Ms. DeStefano at 304-261-8077. Participants are asked to bring a journal or pen and paper and wear comfortable clothes. Harmony Healing Arts Center is located at 211 E. New Street in Shepherdstown.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 304-702-3026.
Oakland Church in Charles Town, West Virginia, will be holding their annual Live Nativity Pageant at 7:30 p.m., with refreshments and an Open House afterward. This annual outdoor event is free and open to the community and everyone is urged to bring blankets. Oakland Church is located at 70 Oakland Terrace in Charles Town, across the road from St. James Church. Contact Oakland Church at 304-725-3737 for more information about upcoming Christmas services.
11 a.m. Dramatic reading of "A Christmas Carol, by the Genesius Players. 122 West German Street.
2-3:30 p.m. Children's Film at the Opera House: A Christmas Story. 131 West German Street.
3:30-5 p.m. Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Prizes offered for wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater. Light refreshments. ReFINEments store, 123 West German Street.
8-9:30 p.m. Music: A Blues Christmas with the Billy Thompson Band at the Opera House.* 131 West German Street. (Admission $5.)
TUBACHRISTMAS will be held for the third year in a row at 1 p.m. on the steps of McMurran Hall at Shepherd University. Coordinated by Shepherd faculty members Dr. Kathleen Corpus and Dr. Keith Alexander and conducted by Dr. Erik Jones, director of choral and vocal activities at Shepherd, TUBACHRISTMAS is a public concert of Christmas carols where audience members listen to the tuba-euphonium choir.
1-6 p.m. Church Open House: Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 West Washington Street.
2-5 p.m. Church Open House: Enjoy hot drinks and cookies while you view collection of Nativity Scenes. New Street United Methodist Church, 202 West New Street.