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Calendar of Events Mar. 27

March 27, 2015
Shepherdstown Chronicle


The Shepherdstown Library's free weekly story times for infants through age 12 will continue through May 21: call (304) 876-2783, email, or visit the Library at 100 E. German Street to register your children. Lap Babies and Ones meets Tuesdays at 10:15 and Time for Toddlers is at 11:15 on Tuesdays. The After School Program for ages 5 through 12 is held Wednesdays at 4:00 and the Threes, Fours, and Fives program meets Thursdays at 11:15.

April 6: The Library will be open 10 to 7 on Easter Monday.

April 14: Meet West Virginia author Anna Egan Smucker at 1 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department. The first twenty children to arrive will receive a free autographed copy of her picture book, Outside the Window! She will read from her other children's books and discuss what it is like to be an author. This special program for ages three and older is in celebration of National Library Week, and was paid for with a grant from the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown. For information, email, visit the Library at 100 E. German Street, or call (304) 876-2783.

To celebrate National Library Week, from April 13 through 18 the Shepherdstown Library is offering amnesty for pre-existing overdue fines (please call 304-876-2783 or stop by), as well as no fines for overdue items returned that week.

April 17: Support the Shepherdstown Library and enjoy an evening of poetry and music. Tickets may be purchased at the Library for this annual "Left of the Bank" fundraiser; call 304-876-2783 for details. The event will be held at 202 South Princess Street, and the doors open at 7 for a wide array of refreshments.

April 18: Ages three and older are invited to attend a special spring story time at 11 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department. This free program will include stories, songs, crafts and a garden activity. For details, please call 304-876-27833.

April 24: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd at 4 p.m. in the Library.


Need to get your cat or dog spayed or neutered? Contact Spay Today, our area's non-profit, reduced-price spay and neuter program. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. Choose from MANY vets over a WIDE area! NEW vets added! Contact Spay Today: 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.

The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on May 1 - 3, 2015 at the Continental Inn. All veterans of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division are invited, in particular those in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. For more information, call Harry Roye at (804) 526-0828 or send an email to


Free Group Hypnosis For Healing, 6:45-7:30 p.m Michelle DeStefano, certified consulting hypnotist, will conduct group-hypnosis sessions designed to promote healing on a body-mind-spirit level. This is a 45-minute session where she will guide participants to activate their subconscious mind to promote healing and a healthy sense of well-being. The sessions will continue the last Friday of each month beginning Feb. 27 through April 24 from 6 to 6:45 pm. Donations accepted gratefully, but not necessary. Michelle is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists as well as the American Hypnosis Association. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St.

Mar. 28

The Civil War Trust (CWT) is sponsoring a cleanup day for all Civil War National Parks. While not yet a part of a National Park, the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown has been included in the CWT sponsored cleanup day. If you would like to help clean up the Shepherdstown site please send an email to: Work will begin at 9:30AM at the intersection of Trough and River Roads about 1 mile east of Shepherdstown. Bring gardening tools and gloves. More information is available at the website:

A free, public forum on Simplifying Life: Overcoming the tyranny of clutter will be offered at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St., from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Tips and illuminating stories and examples on managing all your stuff. Presented by Marlene Gallo, founder of Tender Transitions, established in 2007

Mar. 29

Restorative Yoga Bliss Workshop [Rescheduled due to Snow Cancellation-Again], 1-3 p.m. Harmony Healing Arts Center, located at 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown, will host a two-hour Restorative Yoga Bliss Workshop complete with hot stones and essential oils to release muscle tension and relax even more deeply. Liz Ward, owner of Renew Yoga, will teach the workshop that is open to all levels of practitioners, including beginners. Yoga poses are supported and held for longer periods of time to fully calm body and mind. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Go to and click on the workshops page to register and pay.

Community Hymn Sing upstairs in the Choir Room at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St. One hour of nothing but singing-hymns, from soul stirrers to foot stompers and occasionally, the folk songs whose melodies grace the hymns. All are welcome, reading music is not necessary. Hymnals and song sheets are provided. For more information, contact the office: 304-876-6466 or 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 1

Business owners, managers and other movers and shakers are invited to partake in the Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk at 7 p.m. Official opening of the season is Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Join Dana Mitchell in front of the Shepherdstown Library and experience her Mysteries Walk. Walk the backstreets and hear of forgotten history, local legends and lore, unrequited love and murder, and of course ghostly tales. Call Dana at 240-593-2317 for further information.

Apr. 4

Join us for the beloved Shepherdstown Easter Hat Parade and Egg Hunt! Be sure to put together a grand hat and enter the competition to win a prize in any one of the following categories: Best Family

Best Dog, Best Boy, Best Girl, Best Toddler, Most Innovative, Best Man, Best Lady. *Please register for the competition on the corner of Church and German Streets anytime after 10 a.m. We will be joined by the Easter Bunny himself as we march down German Street and finish up with a fun-filled Egg Hunt behind White Hall! Many thanks to the Shepherdstown Business Association and the Shepherdstown Elementary School's 5th Graders for all of their help in making this event possible.

Painter Susan Carney and Sculptor Sally Myers will have an exhibit at Shenandoah Arts Council in Winchester, Va., with the opening reception from 2-4 p.m. Show runs through April. Gallery hours are Thurs- Sun 12- 4 , located at 811 S Loudoun St 540-667-5166.

Apr. 7

Byrd CLS Film Series 6:30 p.m., Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium. Screening of the PBS documentary Makers: Women in Politics, which chronicles the modern American women's movement, featuring interviews with Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski, and Representative Shirley Chisholm among many others. There will be a post-film discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Apr. 12

Spring Ayurvedic Yoga Workshop, 2-4 p.m. Spring is a time when the elements of water and earth are most prominent. This can mean that we experience imbalances such as lethargy, mental fog, depression, stiff joints, excess mucous and sluggish digestion. In this workshop, we will bring Kapha dosha into balance. In order to balance Kapha, we must cleanse the body of any excess ama (toxins) that has built up over the winter, get the joints moving freely. re-kindle the digestive fire and bring energy and enthusiasm to the mind. Class will include dietary and lifestyle recommendations to balance Kapha dosha, a cleansing and energizing asana practice, warming and stimulating pranayama, guided relaxation and samples of agni (digestive fire) stimulating elixirs and tea. Cost: $30. To register contact Gena at or call 304-582-4830. Harmony, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown.

Apr. 18

Shop for one-of-a-kind treasures at the Station in Shepherdstown on Audrey Egle Drive in historic downtown Shepherdstown, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Antique and vintage furniture, decorative smalls, toys, textiles, jewelry, vintage clothing, hats and handbags and other fun and unique items. For directions, go to

Apr. 21

Join the Shepherdstown Community Club for dinner in the War Memorial Building (German & King streets in Shepherdstown) and a report from delegate Stephen Skinner (D - Jefferson, 67) about the recently concluded legislative session in Charleston. The three course dinner ($20) starts at 6:30 p.m.with Delegate Skinner's program starting at 8 and ending at 9 p.m. RSVP preferred so we have a dinner count, by email to Toni Milbourne, or by phone 304-702-3026.



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