SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Nov. 10: A Spanish Immersion Story Time (for infants through second graders) will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Library's Children's Department. For details, call (304) 876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 11 The Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 20 It's "Read to Me Day," celebrated during "West Virginia Family Reading Week," (Nov. 16 to 22), plus November is "Picture Book Month." Families are invited to borrow some Thanksgiving stories or some brand-new, award-winning picture books.
Nov. 21 New members are always welcome at the FOSL (Friends of the Shepherdstown Library) Book Club. The group usually meets the last Friday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library; call the Library in November to find out whether they'll meet on Nov. 21 or 28. They plan to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Visit or call (304) 876-2783 to find out how you can borrow a copy of this "mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written" novel.
Wednesday, Nov. 26 The Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 27 Closed to observe Thanksgiving.
Friday, Nov. 28 The Library will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lots of books on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Solstice for children to borrow.
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 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: email@example.com. Exhibit will run through Dec. 24.
Dedication of the new Veteran's Memorial Pavilion at Sam Michael's Park, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, at 11 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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.
Please join the General Adam Stephen Chapber, NSSAR for the marking of Revolutionary War Soldier Jacob Williamson's grave. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery. A reception at the Entler Hotel will follow. The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony and reception.
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.
Story Line gathers every Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Parish Center of St. Agnes Church, 106 S. Duke Street. It is open to anyone. This week, the topic will be "experiences outside the box". We will share stories of occurrences in our lives that did not fit the model of reality that we were taught in childhood. At Story Time we get to know our neighbors in ways that ordinarily we don't and so the bonds of community are strengthened. A $10 contribution is requested to defray expenses. The co-facilitators of Story Time are Bill and Linda O'Brien. Questions? 304-876-6071.
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation will host their annual Wee Warrior Dash at 10:30 a.m. at Sam Michael's Park. Kids ages 3-15 are invited to join in this one-mile obstacle fun run. There is no cost to participate. Afterward, visit the Community Center for the annual craft fair and chili cookoff.
A tree planting is scheduled at Morgan's Grove Park. The Shepherdstown Community Club is initiating the planting and volunteers are still needed. Please contact Art Wineberg or come out to the park.
Join the Shepherdstown Community Club for their annual Thanksgiving meal and program. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal and stay for a presentation by story-teller Adam Booth. Cost for the meal is $15. Please RSVP to Toni Milbourne, 304-702-30026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County invites you to Breakfast With the Delegates, at 9 a.m. at the Bavarian Inn. The breakfast is an annual League-sponsored event that allows legislative leaders to interact on issues of interest to the League and to the public. There will be questions from the League, and there is always time for questions from the attendees. Breakfast is $11 for the classic meal or $6 for continental breakfast, payable at the door. There will be room for people who do not wish to eat. Replies are appreciated in order to arrange for adequate seating. RSVP with breakfast choices to Dannie Wall, email@example.com or 304 728-7181.
The Shepherdstown Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Shepherdstown Ministerial Association, will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at the corner of King and High streets and will be hosted by the Shepherdstown Society of Friends (Quakers). The service begins at 4 p.m. and will celebrate our shared harvest of gratitude, giving thanks for those events and moments that have enriched our lives and raised our spirits in the past year. The Shepherdstown Elementary School Chorus, Chelsea McBee with Lucia Valentine, and St. John Baptist Church will provide music.
The offering of non-perishable goods and monetary gifts will benefit both the Jefferson County Community Ministries (JCCM) and Caring Cupboard, a faith-community supported program that provides nutritional weekend meals for Shepherdstown school children. The offering for Caring Cupboard should be in the form of checks or cash. The JCCM Food Pantry seeks non-perishable food items. For more information contact Marie Tyler-McGraw at (304) 876-3540 or Joan Fisher at (301)416-2827
Prajnaparamita means "Heart of Understanding". It is recited daily in Buddhist temples all over the world yet it can be difficult for westerners to comprehend. The wisdom it contains though can be life changing. From 7-9 p.m., Bill O'Brien will offer an evening of reflection and explanation of this central Buddhist scripture (or "sutra"). Participants will receive a copy of the sutra in the form of a two-page handout. A period of Loving Kindness Meditation will be included. No previous experience necessary. The evening on Prajnaparamita will take place at 318 Shepherd Lane off 480 by Morgan's Grove Park. Fee for the evening is $25. To register phone 304-876-6071. Please register early in case there is a need to locate a larger meeting space.