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Calendar of Events June 12

By Staff | Jun 15, 2015


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.


St. Agnes Catholic Church presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show begins at 8 pm tonight and tomorrow at SU’s Reynolds Hall. The show begins at 3 p.m on June 14. Tickets cost $15, $12 for students. Call 304-876-6436 to purchase tickets.

Special performance at Shaharazades Tea Room and Restaurant 6 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. featuring extraordinary belly dancer and teacher, Lalita. Please make a reservation at 304-876-8100. Bring your own wine or beer and you will be served with no corking fee.

June 13

You are invited to the Shepherdstown Community Club’s picnic from 2 to 5 p.m.in Morgan’s Grove Park. It’s a Potluck — bring a dish to share.

As part of the SCC’s 70th anniversary, local historian, Jim Surkamp, will talk about the early history of the land that is now Morgan’s Grove Park.

The Tri-Valley Region Lambda Car Club International will host its annual Hot Wheels Invitational Car Show along N. King Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Approximately 40 cars will be on display from around the area. The show is free of charge.

Opening Reception from 6-8 p.m. at Bridge Gallery. Evan Boggess is an exciting contemporary artist currently teaching drawing and painting at Shepherd University. His impressive art background and experimental style combine to produce dynamic and thought provoking images. There will be an Artist Q&A with Evan Boggess on Thursday, July 2 from 7-8 p.m.

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.

A benefit spaghetti dinner and bake sale will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Independent Fire Hall in Ranson to benefit the Sheila Spangler Medical Fund. Spangler was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had surgery to correct the issue. The cancer has returned and is aggressive. Many procedures and medical bills lie ahead. Join the community in support. For more information, contact Susan Davis at 304-535-2600 or Allen Spangler at 304-283-3453.

July 6-10

Jala Yoga at Creekside Station, 3119 Valley Avenue in Winchester, is having its first ever Yoga Camp from 2-4 p.m. everyday. “Magnificent ME” is for kids ages 7-12, who will practice yoga and explore their creative sides with instructor Jennifer Turman-Bayliss. No ordinary camp, Magnificent ME will encourage kids to explore the magnificent person they were created to be. Along with yoga, youngsters will learn about the meaning of their special birth date, dance, play music and create their own dream board. The cost for the 5-day camp is $100, with a 10% discount for those who register by July 1. For more information or to register, visit www.jalayogaflow.com or call 401-440-0279.

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.