SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
November is "Picture Book Month." Families are invited to borrow some Thanksgiving stories or some brand-new, award-winning picture books.
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.
Dec. 5: 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 4:00 in the Shepherdstown Library, but will not do so in November. They plan to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh on Dec. 5. Visit 100 E. German Street or call (304) 876-2783 to find out how you can borrow a copy of this "mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written" novel.
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.
Crystal Bowl Concert : 12-12:40 p.m.: 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., Shepherdstown.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show "Touch of Evil" at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.
From 1763 when the Shenandoah Valley was discovered --- to 1920 when women received the right to vote, there are numerous individuals to thank for our current day community of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar. What do a cemetery, a flood, an apple pie, and a billboard have in common?
Please come join us from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Wesley United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry to find out. There is no cost to come see this play, although we will be taking up a collection for the needy children in our local school for Christmas presents. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the play.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Contra Dance: Nils Friedland calls lively contra dances at our annual holiday dance to the fine music of Elke Baker on fiddle, Paul Oorts on guitar, mandolin, accordion, and more and Marc Glickman on piano 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 at 6 p.m. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us.
Breakfast with Santa will be served at Independent Fire Station, 200 W. 2nd Ave., Ranson, from 7 to 11 a.m. Suggested donation is $6 for adults; $3 12 and under. Photos with Santa will be available.
Movie night at Jefferson County Parks and Rec offers 'Elf' on the big screen at the Sam Michael's Community Center. For only $1, come enjoy this holiday show from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs to be comfortable in front of the inflatable screen. Refreshments available for additional fee.
Get into the Christmas spirit and come have lunch with Santa at Sam Michael's Community Center. Enjoy a fun craft and have a photo taken with the jolly old elf. All paid participants will receive a lunch, craft, photo and ornament. Concessions for adults will also be available. Cost is $12 per child.