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Calendar of Events Sept. 2

September 2, 2016
Shepherdstown Chronicle


The Shepherdstown Library has extended weekend hours: on Fridays it is open from 10 to 5, and Saturdays from 10 to 3. Mondays through Thursdays: 10 to 7.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we will give you a free "Bookin' It for the Library" t-shirt if you sign up for a free Shepherdstown Library card! Children need to be five or older, and adults need to live in Jefferson, Berkeley, or Morgan County and show proof of residence. Please call (304) 876-2783 or visit us at 100 East German Street for questions about cards for Shepherd University students or residents of nearby towns in Maryland. For the best selection of t-shirt sizes, don't delay.

Help support the Shepherdstown Library while you shop: go to, select the 'Shepherdstown Public Library Foundation' as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases. For program details see the above website, or call the Library at 304-876-2783.

Friday, Sept. 2: The Shepherdstown Film Society will have its opening reception at the War Memorial Building at 5:30 p.m. followed by a free showing of "Monsieur Lazhar" at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.

Monday, Sept. 5: The Shepherdstown Library will be closed to observe Labor Day.

Friday, Sept. 9: The free film "Dare to be Wild" will be shown in Reynolds 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12: The Board of the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will hold its monthly meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Call 304-876-2783 for directions.

Saturday, Sept. 17: Children of all ages (infants and older) are invited to a "Going on a Picnic" story time with songs, stories, and a craft at 11 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department (100 East German Street). For more information, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at 304-876-2783 or email

Children are encouraged to bring their completed summer reading logs to the Shepherdstown Library by 3 p.m. which is the deadline to show us your log and receive a packet of prize coupons. (Don't delay: some prize coupons expire at the end of September.) For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email, or visit the Library at 100 E. German Street.

Friday, Sept. 23: The free film "Glory" will be shown at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 28: The Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Library. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, email, or call 304-876-2783.

Friday, Sept. 30: The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Library at 5 p.m. to discuss A Death in the Family by James Agee.

Friday, Sept. 30: "Left of the Bank" is our annual library fundraiser featuring poetry and music o at 202 South Princess Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. to allow time to enjoy wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets will be sold at the Library; and will only be sold at the door if they are still available on the 30th. Call 304-876-2783 for details.


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, 1-4 p.m. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Calling all knitters, quilters, rugmakers and others! We meet in the Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of German and Church streets, every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Work on your own projects while socializing with other crafters. (We also take time out for tea and snacks.)

The Trinity Thrift Shop is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by for some cool finds - clothing for all, jewelry, books, movies, toys, kitchen and other house wares, prints, knick knacks, and holiday items! The Shop accept accepts donations of clothing, books, jewelry, and many other items. It also collects used eye glasses on behalf of the Lion's Club. The Thrift Shop cannot accept furniture, other large items and electronics due to limited space. Contributions may be delivered to the screened-in back porch at any time. Tax receipts are available during business hours. Questions? Call 304-876-6990.

The Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk continues throughout the summer and into the fall every Friday and Saturday evening. The 90 minute walk starts at dusk and showcases at least 20 stories and legends of the town, retold by researcher, Dana Mitchell. Cost is $12 per person and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Reservations for regular or private Tours are required. For reservations and .more information call 240-593-2317.

Sept. 2

Shepherdstown Film Society will show "Monsieur Lazhar" at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. Prior to the film, an opening night reception will be held at the War Memorial Building from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information go to

Sept. 3

Caroline Barnes calls contra dances and squares to the music of Honeysuckle Rose. The dance is held at the War Memorial Building, from 8 to 11 p.m. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Pot-luck snacks at the break. Free introductory workshop at 7:30. Admission $12; SMAD Members $8; $5 under 12. Info: John Sauer at 301-542-3272.

Sept. 5

The Shepherdstown Community Club's annual Labor Day picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. at Morgan's Grove Park, featuring what has become a Labor Day tradition for the SCC picnic: The Rohrersville Cornet Band. Founded in 1837, the Rohrersville Cornet Band ( claims to be the oldest continuous brass band in the state of Maryland. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages sold by the SCC. Please bring a dish to share, especially desserts and salads.

Sept. 8

Join Local Author Susan Benjamin as she reads from her new book, "Sweet as Sin" at the Bolivar Harpers Ferry Public Library at 6 p.m. Book Club discussion to follow. There's more to candy than its sugary taste. As this book shows, candy has a remarkable history, most of it sweet, some of it bitter. The author, a food historian and candy expert, tells the whole story-from the harvesting of the marshmallow plant in ancient Egypt to the mass-produced candy innovations of the twentieth century.

Sept. 10

Pancake Breakfast - All You Can Eat at New Street United Methodist Church. Dining Hall in lower level. Serving times: 7 to 11 a.m. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, applesauce, juice/coffee/tea. Cost: Adults: $8; Children, 4-12: $5. Carry Out Available.

The Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will host Trainfest Summer 2016 at the Washington County Ag Center, 7213 Sharpsburg Pike from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults; under 12 free.

Sept. 14

Members of the community are invited to join friends and neighbors at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation to learn about the history and benefits of Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL), a non-profit, member-supported organization. Our mission is to help each other remain active, connected, and independent in our own homes and communities as long as possible. Those interested in meeting members, becoming a member or just attending this gathering in a member's home, call 304-870-7245 or contact SAIL at Visit the website at

Sept. 15

Velma Green will be offering tips and advice on how to win in sweepstakes at the Bolivar Harpers Ferry Public

Library at 6 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. Call to reserve your seat 304-535-2301.

Sept. 17

The Martinsburg High School Band is hosting the 38th annual Band Spectacular at 5 p.m. at Cobourn Field, 701 S. Queen St. The annual event is adjudicated by Tournament of Bands judges. More than 10 bands from West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania will participate. Concessions will be sold and vendors will be on hand. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for students and senior citizens; and free for those 4 and younger. For more information, go to Links/BandSpectacular/spectacular.html.

Sept 20

The Panhandlers Square Dance Club is sponsoring dance classes starting today at 7 p.m. at Eagle Intermeidate School, 730 Eagle School Road, Martinsburg. Square dancing is an alcohol and smoke free activity for families, couples and singles ages 12 and up. You will laugh out loud, have fun and enjoy yourself with new friends. Call Ron Sowers at 304-876-1130 or 304-268-7619 for information.

Sept. 24

To commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. will hold a tour of the site of the 1862 battle at 2:30 p.m., led by a Civil War historian. The tour will take about 2 1/2 hours and will include wading the Potomac River at Boteler's Ford (optional), a hike of about 1 mile through the historic Cement Mill property, and a hike of about 1 mile through the battlefield. Following the tour will be a BBQ serving hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, beer, wine and soft drinks. A donation of $30 is requested. To book and receive instructions about the tour please and click on the "SBPA STORE" at the top of the home page.

Oct. 1

Join Local Author, J. Carol Nemeth for a book signing at the Bolivar Harpers Ferry Public Library at 12:30 p.m. American Jessica Montgomery arrives in WW I England to be greeted with the horrible news that local vagrants and homeless folk are being found murdered. With a killer skulking through the North Yorkshire Dales, she and Grandmother Morag McDonald fear for the safety of the orphans living at Hope Orphanage. With the help of local Dr. Garth Samuels, they do all they can to protect them. Is it a deranged individual who is the harbinger of death or could it be something far more sinister? As they search for answers to end the horror, Jess learns who she can and cannot trust, but it may be too late when she finds her own life in danger.

Oct. 8

Order Sons of Italy in America will host their 35th annual Columbus Day dinner dance at the Elks Club, 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland from 5 to 11 p.m. Featured guest speaker is Rosemarie Cannarella-Lorenzetti, MD. Cost is $35 per individual and includes dinner buffet, dancing and door prizes. Music by "Giovanni Live." Tickets must be purchased no later than Sept. 24. For tickets, contact Domenick Palmer at 304-264-8678.

Oct. 13-16

Shepherdstown Community Club's annual legendary book sale, happening at the War Memorial Building (German & Kings sts.). Two Floors of Books. Now Accepting Book Donations. For pick up or drop off call Nancy at 646-519-1941 or Mark at 646-519-1956. More information on Facebook, Shepherdstown Community Club Book Sale or visit the SCC web site at



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