SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Fri., Feb. 24: The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 5 p.m. to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Saturday, Mar. 4: The Shepherdstown Library will be open from 10 a.m. to noon and then be CLOSED that day from noon to 3 p.m. for general maintenance. We regret the inconvenience this may cause to our Saturday patrons, and hope you will visit Monday through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7, Fridays 10 to 5, and other Saturdays from 10 to 3. (100 East German Street; 304-876-2783.)
Mon., Mar. 6: Children ages three through five are encouraged to attend a fun Spanish immersion story time at 11:30 a.m. in the Children's Department. This series will continue on the first Monday of each month during the school year. Call 304- 876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. wv.us for more information.
Thurs., Mar. 9: Our Lego Club for ages four and older will meet in the Children's Department at 4:30 p.m. ("Master Builders" do not need to be registered.) For details email email@example.com or call Christy Hagerty at the Library at 304-876-2783.
Sat., Mar. 11: There will be a special story time for ages three and older at 11 a.m. in the Children's Department. Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with books, activities, and a craft. If you would like, dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character! For information, email christy.hagerty@ martin.lib.wv.us, visit the Library or call us at 304-876-2783.
Fri., Mar. 17: Homeschool students ages eight through fourteen are invited to get creative in a littleBits STEAM building maker lab in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department at 11 a.m. Registration is required: call 304-876-2783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat., Mar. 18: Our Lego Club for ages four and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department at 1:30 p.m. ("Master Builders" do not need to be registered.) Call Christy Hagerty at the Library at 304-876-2783 or email@example.com for details.
Mon., Mar. 20: Homeschool students ages eight through twelve are offered a free hands-on watershed class taught by educator Alison Zak from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class, which will begin in the Children's Department and then continue outside, will include making boats from natural materials, seeing if they float, and exploring run-off, erosion, and water quality testing at the Town Run. Registration is required: call 304-876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit 100 E. German St.
Fri., Mar. 31: The FOSL Book Club will meet in the Shepherdstown Library at 5 p.m. to discuss The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich.
The Library's popular children's programs are offered in the Children's Department through May 24; no registration is required. "Lapbabies" for children birth through 18 months is Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. "Time for Twos" meets from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The "Three to Five Year Olds" program is on Wednesdays from 11:15 to noon. For more information call 304-876-2783, email email@example.com or visit the library.
Free with your library card at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/ (the Shepherdstown Library's home page): new digital resources for desktop and mobile devices: ArtistWorks (self-paced art and music lessons), Comics Plus (over 16,000 graphic novels and comics you can view through your Web browser), and OnePlay (download and play over 2000 games). Call the Library at 304-876-2783 for details.
Help support the Shepherdstown Library while you shop: go to smile.amazon.com, 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.
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 via 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, 1-4 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 Jefferson County Community Choir is seeking singers for their spring, Apr. 20 concert. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, March 7, from 7 until 9 p.m. and every subsequent Tuesday. Rehearsals are held in the basement Social Hall at St. James Catholic Church until the concert. There is a $20 membership fee. No audition necessary. For more information contact Judy Pharr at 304-876-0639.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show "The 400 Blow" at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more information go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
Winter's almost over and spring "planting" can soon begin. Plan your "garden" with a tarot reading at On the Wings of Dreams, 139 W. German St. from noon to 4 p.m. Melanie brings her 35 years plus of experience; you bring your life. Call the shop at (304) 876-0244 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome if there's an opening.
The Eastern Regional Jazz Festival will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Martinsburg High School, 701 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg. A total of 15 middle and high school jazz bands from Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties will perform, and awards will be given. Admission is free; concessions will be sold. For more information, go to www.mhsbulldogband.com.
Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers presents Maggie's Card Party at 10 a.m. Featuing bridge, bunco and mahjong at The Club at Cress Creek, 100 Cress Creek Drive. Tickets are $30 with $15 of that tax deductible. Lunch is included.
Shepherdstown Music and Dance hosts its next contra dance from 8 to 11p.m. at the War Memorial Building on German Street. The caller Will Mentor will call contra and square dances to the music of Graham DeZarn and friends.
All levels are welcome, no partners needed. The free lesson begins at 7:30. Please wear or bring clean soft-soled shoes to protect the ballroom floor. Potluck snacks are presented at the break. Admission to the dance is $12 / $8 for members and $5 for dancers under age 12. Info: John at 301-542-3272 or smad.us.
Mark your calendars for the VETERUN. This race is a 5K, 1/2 marathon and Fun Run at Summit Point Speedway in Summit Point, WV. Proceeds from the race benefit veterans' causes and donations in the past have been made to: Shepherd University Student Veteran Organization; Charles Town VFW; Jefferson County Parks & Recreation for Veterans' Pavilion. This is a chance to run on the racetrack for CASH awards. Wounded warriors are eligible for free registration and the race is seeking wheelchair athletes for its "Steve's Wheelers" division. Organizations are welcome to participate and volunteers and sponsors are needed. For more information visit: VETERUN.ORG.
The Jefferson County Museum will celebrate the beginning of the 2017 season with a free, public reception from 14 p.m. at the Museum, located at 200 East Washington Street in Charles Town. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments and view new exhibits on the founding of Storer College and Jefferson County in World War I, including an exhibit on African American soldiers presented by the Marshall-Holley-Mason American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102.
Choose a handmade pottery bowl to keep at the annual Potter's Bowl. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m. Located at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall, guests will enjoy homemade soups, breads and desserts! Shop an array of items in our silent & live auctions! For advanced tickets, stop by or give us a call. Donation: $30; 12 & under: $5. Benefits Good Shepherd Caregivers.