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Calendar of Events June 19

By Staff | Jun 19, 2015


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 “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>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.

The Nathaniel Center for Spiritual Growth is offering the following programs for the summer: To register or for more information for any of these programs email williamo56@comcast.net or phone 304-876-6071. All classes will be held at the Center at 318 Shepherd Lane in Ledge-Lowe here in Shepherdstown. Loving Kindness Meditation, Wednesday evenings in July beginning July 1- 29.

7:30 – 9 p.m. Fee: $100 payable at first class meeting. Shamanism- the ancient native spiritual practice of nature consciousness: July 18. Introduction to Shamanism for Adults, 9:30 a.m.. -12:30 p.m. Fee: $60; Introduction to Shamanism for Students in Grades 7-12. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Fee: $60. July 25. Intermediate Shamanism for Adults, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.. Fee:$40; Intermediate Shamanism for Students grades 7-12. Fee: $40


Crystal Bowl Concert 12-12:40 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.

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 2

Energy Yoga Workshop with Jenna Newsome, 8:30-9:45 a.m., free, All Levels Welcome balance and harmony inside and out using these specialized movements and stretches for energy health. Polarity yoga draws on hatha yoga, ayurveda, naturopathy, craniosacral therapy and reflexology, using meditative stretches to align and heal. This workshop is a prequel to a new 5-week Energy Yoga class at Harmony this summer (9-week Summer Session). Donations gratefully accepted but not necessary. Harmony, 211 E. New St.

July 3

Jefferson County celebrates the Independence Day holiday with a fireworks extravaganza at Sam Michael’s Park. Gates open at 2 p.m. with live music on stage beginning at 6 p.m. A variety of vendors will be set up offering wares as well as tasty treats. Coolers are welcome with picnic dinners, but no glass, alcohol or pets allowed. The event is free to the public; however, donations at the gate are appreciated. For more information, contact Toni at 304-702-3026.

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.