SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Turning Around America" will be set up behind the Shepherdstown Library (100 East German Street) through Sunday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Children 8 and older, teens, and adults are all welcome. Two mobile workshops will provide guidance and materials for the following classes:
Stop Animation will meet 9 a.m. to noon, for 5 days: Wed. 7/16, Thurs. 7/17, Fri. 7/18, Sat. 7/19, and Sun. 7/20. There is space for 16 kids, ages 10 to 15. (Please do not register unless your child is able to attend for all 15 hours of this class.) Kids will be divided into two teams of eight. Each team will develop a story, make wooden puppets, create scenery/backdrops, photograph and edit their film, and show it to the other team by noon on Sun. 7/20.
Make a Wooden Whistle is offered on Fri. 7/18 to ages 8 and older. There is space for 10 people during each hour: you may sign up for 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., or 3 to 4 p.m., on 7/18. Students will take turns using one or two lathes, and use hand tools.
Printmaking is offered on Sun. 7/20 to ages 8 and older. There is space for 10 people during each hour: you may sign up for 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., or 3 to 4 p.m., on 7/20. Older people will cut wood blocks and younger people will cut potatoes. There will be a big roll of paper for people to print on, and the whole "people of Shepherdstown" artwork will be revealed Thurs. and Sun. before 4 p.m.
Make a Simple Book is offered on Sat. 7/19 to ages 8 and older. There is space for 10 people during each hour: you may sign up for 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., or 3 to 4 p.m. Each student needs to bring a cereal box to use for their Japanese-style book's covers. Students will be using a paper cutter.
"Fizz, Slurp, Splat!" will be a variety of gross science experiments at the Shepherdstown Train Station (100 Audrey Egle Dr.) on Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m. Ages 4 and older are invited to make creations such as fake snot, a belching balloon, and slimy DNA strands, while learning the chemistry behind these amazing experiments.
Ages 18 and under are invited to visit the Shepherdstown Library to pick up a reading log in June or July. Children who read library books (or are read to) may return their completed reading logs starting August 4, to receive wonderful prizes from generous local businesses! For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
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.
FIREBALL: An Introduction to Shamanic Practice for Grades 5-9 will be offered on Wednesdays, Aug. 6-27, from 4-5 p.m. at a Shepherdstown location to be announced closer to class time. Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice that can stand alone or supplement any religion as it teaches our interconnectedness with nature. The future of the earth is in the hands of the rising generation. Students will acquire helping spirits and receive supportive ideas for school and life. The course will be taught by Bill O'Brien, M.A., M.Div., spiritual development practitioner, trained shamanic practitioner, and director of the Nathaniel Center for Spiritual Growth. Course fee is $40. Please register by phone at 304-876-6071 or email email@example.com Note:
EARTHEN VESSELS: An Introduction to Shamanic Practice for Adults Ages 18 -108 will be offered on Mondays, Aug. 26-Sept. 30, from 7-8:30, at a Shepherdstown location to be announced closer to class time. Shamanism precedes all religions of the world by tens of thousands of years and teaches reverence for and connectedness with the world of nature. It is a path of direct experience. The course will be taught by Bill O'Brien. Course fee is $80 for adults and $45 for students. Special discount for those 109 and up. Please register by phone at 304-876-6071 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE NATHANIEL PROGRAM: 8 Weeks of Meditation & Spiritual Awareness Training will be offered on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 30-Nov. 18, from 7:30-9 p.m. at a Shepherdstown location to be announced closer to class time. Participants will gradually build to 20 minutes of breathing meditation daily. The class will also explore a wide range of spiritual and religious traditions in search of new perspectives and greater awareness. The course will be taught by Bill O'Brien. Course fee is $120 for adults, $80 for students. Please register by phone at 304-876-6071 or email email@example.com.
Outdoor Yoga at Morgan's Grove Market: Start Saturdays off right! Join us each week for an outdoor yoga flow at Morgan's Grove Market. Please bring your own mat (and maybe even a friend). $10 per person, children must be accompanied by an adult. Morgan's Grove Market is located at 3988 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, 25443 (Right next to Morgan's Grove Park). For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/MorgansGroveMarket.
Please join us for a new series of special, 2nd Saturday events in Harpers Ferry's Market District, July - October. Westwind Potters is hosting wonderful guest artists each month, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 144 High Street. The Harpers Ferry Merchants Association (HFMA) is coordinating live acoustic music at High Street Holler (off the steps at 180 High Street) from 6 - 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact HFMA president Lisa Kovatch at Westwind Potters, 304-535-2511.
The Shepherdstown Fire Department will host a one day 'festival' starting at 5 p.m. which will include a baked goods auction at 7:30 p.m., a silent auction, raffles, hog roast, ice cream and other festival foods. A moon bounce and other inflatables and the famous clowns, "Bubble B and Mr. B will be there during the evening to provide children's entertainment. Bingo will not be played during the festival and there will be no fireworks display that evening. Questions concerning the event or the donations may be addressed by calling 304-876-6038, 304-876-6686 or 304-995-7435.
Celebrate with the Good Shepherd Caregivers as they raise funds at the annual Rubber Duck Race in Town Run. Ducks are now available for purchase by contacting Good Shepherd. Don't miss out on your opportunity to help this worthwhile organization and have some fun along the way!
Susan Carney and Sarah Huntington host an artist's display at the War memorial Building, 102 E. German Street. An opening reception is scheduled for July 19 from 5-9 p.m.
Tea Time Health Matters, 4-5:30 pm. Dave Didden, MD, will be the featured speaker at the July "Tea Time Health Matters," a free health "chat" at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St. Shepherdstown. Dr. Dave will focus on healing and the power of integrative health and therapeutic connections. He will offer a holistic perspective on health, well-being, disease, and death; and perhaps teach a few skills about nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction. Dr. Dave will illustrate appropriate, informed use of preventive and therapeutic interventions such as medication, surgery and other modalities of the medical industry. Tea Time Health Matters is open to all. Come early and have a cup of tea. Dr. Dave invites questions, written or oral.
Freeman is especially known locally for his work for the Contemporary American Theater Festival and portraits of local musicians. His photographs have been published in The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, the Frederick News-Post, by the Smithsonian Channel and numerous other publications. Ricco Gallery hours are noon through 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is at 125 West German Street, next door to The Press Room restaurant. For more information, call 304-870-4175.
Monthly Program of the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will present a panel discussion: "So You Want to be a Star: Branding Yourself for the 21st Century." Panelists are Peter Corum, developer of Morgan Grove's Market as well as a radio host and financial advisor; John Diamondidis, aka Big John Greene, a professional wrestler and Internet entrepreneur; Matt Hahn, family physician and owner of River Bend Family Medicine, health activist and rock and roll singer. The panel will be moderated by Jeanne Mozier, an author, business owner, astrologer and social entrepreneur. 5:30 p.m.-networking, refreshments and exhibitors; 6:30 p.m.-program at The Country Inn, 110 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, www.thecountryinnwv.com.
New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown will be holding its annual Peach Festival on Saturday, rom 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Homemade peach pie (by the slice), homemade peach ice cream, peach crisp, other desserts, sandwiches, and drinks will be offered. If available, whole peach pies will be sold after 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship. 304/876-2362