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Calendar of Events May 29

By Staff | May 29, 2015


Friday, May 29: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (by Daniel James Brown) at 4 p.m. in the library.

Monday, June 15 is the first day that reading logs will be available in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department for kids interested in earning prizes by reading (or being read to) during the Library’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Ages 10 and older are encouraged to enter our art contest as well; top entries will win an iTunes gift card. For more information, please call (304) 876-2783, visit the Library at 100 E. German Street, or email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Children three and older are invited to a special “welcome to summer” Saturday story time on June 20 in the Library’s Children’s Department. For more information, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783, or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

There will be a series of free weekly events generously funded by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL): no registration is required, and the doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. The first one is for all ages, on Wednesday, June 24 at 11 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Elementary School gym (662 S. Church St.): interactive music with children’s performer Tony M. His performance is called “Put Something Good in the World.”

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss Brian Payton’s The Wind is Not a River on Friday, June 26 at 4 p.m. in the Library. The novel is a survival story set in the bleak (and windy) Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Learn about reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals in a Wildlife Ambassadors show at the Community Club’s War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.) on Thursday, July 9 for ages three and older.

On Tuesday,July 14 at 11 meet our local heroes: a Shepherdstown Police dog and members of the Shepherdstown Fire Department, as well as make your own hero mask (at the War Memorial Building for ages three and up.)

Monday, July 20 is an interactive children’s theater experience: be part of the show or just watch a performance of “Jack and the Beanstalk” by the Rainbow Company, for ages three and older at the Shepherdstown Elementary School gym.

Author/performer Kevin Sherry will entertain ages three and up with stories and songs on Tuesday, July 28 at the War Memorial Building.

In “Jazz for Kids,” musicians Antonio Underwood and Bassell Franks will play and explain the basic elements that create jazz improvisation on Thursday, July 30 for ages three and older, at 11 a.m. in the War Memorial Building.

“Every Hero Has a Story” Teen Art Show: all are invited to come see amazing entries from our teen art contest and to meet the artists on Monday, Aug. 3 at 4 in the War Memorial Building.


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: 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.

Business owners, managers and other movers and shakers are invited to partake in the Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 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.


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. 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 Street.

Join in the fun at a basket bingo fundraiser at Sam Michael’s Park. Doors open at 5 p.m. with games starting at 7. Raffles, bingo, tips and more. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson County Indeendence Day celebration. Advance tickets are $20. At the door price is $25.

Oakland Church will kick off Oakfest, its annual carnival, at 6 p.m.. Oakfest will run through Saturday, June 6. Opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. The festival features carnival rides, food, games, and fun for the whole family! For more information about Oakland Church and Oakfest, visit their website at Oakland-church.net or call the church office at 304-725-3737.

June 5-7

Edgar Cayce’s non-profit A.R.E. 40th Mid-Atlantic Region Retreat will be held at Shepherd University in the Student Center from June 5 – 4 p.m. to June 7- noon. The program, From Soul Groups to Self-Worth: Finding Our Cosmic Destiny in the Cayce Readings, will be presented by Sidney Kirkpatrick, author of thedefinitive Cayce biography described by The New Yorker magazine as “a codex for the New Age“. His wife, Nancy, will join him and be speaking on “How to Lead Your Life, According to Cayce“.For more information or to register on line at www.aremidatlanticregion.org or call Sandi at 301-834-7420 or Craig at 301-524-2094.

June 5

Crystal Bowl Concert, 6-6:40 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.

June 6

“Ricco Paints: A Debut Exhibit,” opens with an artist’s reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ricco Gallery, 125 West German Street (next door to The Press Room). The exhibit features the results of years of painting by gallery owner Riccardo Accurso. Because has traveled and lived in locations as diverse as Greece, Mexico, Spain and Argentina, inspirations for Ricco’s paintings-in watercolor, oil and acrylic-range from the Potomac River at Shepherdstown to the rocky coast of the Mediterranean and the Andes mountains in Argentina. The exhibit continues through June 28. For more information, email: ricco@riccogallery.com or call 304-870-4175.

The 14th annual Ranson Festival and 5th annual Car Show will be held with a variety of attractions. At the festival there will be arts and crafts, entertainment, pony rides and more. Hours run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The car show has pre-registration of $12 and day of registration of $15. All makes and models are welcome. Awards and trophies will be given. For more information, visit www.ransonwv.us or call Debbie McClure at 304-724-3862.

June 20

FARM DAY 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free self- guided tour featuring 4 Jefferson County Farms: WVU Tree Fruit Research and Education Center, Kearneysville; Tangy Produce, Shenandoah Junction; James T. Blue & Sons Farm, Shenandoah Junction; and Ranson Old Town Community Gardens, Ranson. Brochures are available at the Jefferson County Extension Office, county banks, libraries, www.jefferson.ext.wvu.edu and Facebook: Jefferson County Farm Day.

July 11

A summer Fresh Feast on the Farm dinner will be held at “The Home Place,” home of Lane and Sam Donley near Shepherdstown. The dinner will feature white table cloth dining and a multi-course meal served plated and accompanied by West Virginia wines. A donation to The Wounded Warrior Project will be made through this event. Reservations are required: Jane Tabb at 304-725-4325, Vinemont@frontiernet.net, www.FreshFeastontheFarm.com and Facebook: Fresh Feast on the Farm.