Calendar of Events July 17
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday, July 18: Children three and older are invited to a special ‘super heroes” Saturday story time with songs and crafts, in the Library’s Children’s Department at 11 a.m. Kids may come dressed as their favorite super hero!
Monday, July 20: There will be 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 3 and older at 11 a.m. at the Shepherdstown Elementary School gym (662 S. Church St.).
Tuesday, July 28: Author/performer Kevin Sherry will entertain ages three and up with stories and songs at 11 a.m. at the War Memorial Building in his show, “Pencils and Puppets.”
Thursday, July 30: In “Jazz for Kids,” musicians Antonio Underwood and Bassell Franks will play and explain the basic elements that create jazz improvisation for ages three and older, at 11 a.m. in the War Memorial Building.
Friday, July 31: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book club will discuss Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day at 4 p.m. in the Library. This novel of a butler in post-war England won the Booker Prize.
Reading logs are 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.” Interim prizes will be awarded weekly until July 27, the first day to receive a certificate of completion and a coupon book of prizes. Ages ten 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 St., or email email@example.com.
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.
Evan Boggess at The Bridge Gallery :Artists Gallery Talk and Q&A on Thursday Aug. 2, 7-8 p.m. Exhibit on display through July 5 with selected paintings up through Aug. 3. All welcome.
Summer Ayurveda Workshop, 2-4 p.m., all levels $35 ($30 if registered by July 13). Join yoga instructor Gena Rockwell and herbalist Ashley Davis for this popular seasonal workshop featuring yoga, ayurvedic practices and herbs that will bring the mind and body into balance for the summer season.Workshop will include an hour long yoga practice with calming pranayama, slow, flowing and soothing vinyasa, followed by cooling and grounding Yin yoga, deep relaxation and meditation. Discussion and sampling of herbal edibles will help balance the pitta dosha and mind and body during the Summer. To register, contact Gena Rockwell at 304 582 4830 or firstname.lastname@example.org Harmony, 211 E. New St.,
From 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., the Nathaniel Center for Spiritual Growth is offering “Earthen Vessels: An Introduction to Shamanic Practice for Adults, Ages 18-108”. This workshop will address the urgent need for human beings to re-discover their spiritual connection to the Earth. Participants will learn what shamanism is in theory, some brief history and worldview, and how to practice the basic shamanic method called “journeying”. The workshop will then guide participants to the discovery of their own starting point referred to as their Sacred Garden. Participants will also discover which animal is their personal Power Animal and what power it brings them. Each will also learn the identity of their own Spirit Guide. Finally, how to relate to these new discoveries will be explained. Shamanism does not contradict any religion. The instructor is Bill O’Brien, M.A., M.Div., director of the Nathaniel Center. Location: At the Center, 318 Shepherd Lane, in Ledge-Lowe. Cost is $60. To register phone 304-876-6071 TODAY.
Dharma Yoga Workshops with Gena Rockwell, Level 2, 12-2 p.m., $20/ Level 3, will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, 12-2 p.m., $20. Dharma yoga is categorized as Hatha/Raja yoga, since the practice embodies all of the 8 limbs of yoga, including the physical, mental, ethical and devotional elements. The goal is ultimately self-realization, and the essence of the practice is rooted in compassion. Workshops include asana practice, pranayama, chanting, deep relaxation, and meditation. To register, contact Gena at 304-582-4830 or email@example.com Harmony, 211 E. New St.,
Kirtan and Open House at Harmony, 2-4 p.m. Gena Rockwell, local musician, yoga teacher and massage therapist will perform on the harmonium at a half-hour concert kicking off an Open House at the Harmony Healing Arts Center, Sunday, July 26. The concert, in the form of a traditional Indian kirtan (chanting traditional hymns and mantras), will be from 2 to 2:30. The Open House extends to 4 pm, during which time visitors may meet with Gena and studio owners Judy Jenner and Terry Lindsay as well as other Harmony teachers to discuss ongoing classes in yoga and tai chi and the upcoming five-month yoga teacher-training program that begins at the studio Sept. 12 at Harmony, 211 E. New St.
Release & Reunite: A Soul Dance Journey with Diana Brubaker, 6-8 p.m. It’s a dance party like no other! Come release the stress of the week in an emotionally whimsical journey of the soul through dance movement, mindfulness, and music. We will reunite our connection to the unified field using a combination of modern and classic pop culture music paired with elements of healing and five rhythms. Come prepared to sweat it out, and let go into the flow. No previous dance experience required. Harmony, 211 E. New St.
Jefferson High School Football Boosters will hold a Bingo Extravaganza, featuring Longaberger baskets and Thirty-One bags, at 2 p.m. at Shepherdstown Fire Hall. Come enjoy an afternoon featuring 18 games, King Tut, door prizes, food and fun. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Longaberger and Thirty-One Gifts names are the property of the Longaberger Company and Thirty-One Gifts. This fundraiser is not approved or sponsored by the Longaberger Company or Thirty-One Gifts. Proceeds benefit Jefferson High School Football. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jae Anderson at 703-656-5190 or Allyson Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual picnic will be held, rain or shine, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Clay Hill Farm, 904 Currie Rd, Ranson.Host will be Bill Strider. Members should bring a covered dish with serving utensils and their own special beverages. Members who bring guests should also bring sufficient extra food. Fried chicken, barbeque, lemonade, plates and tableware will be provided. Prospective members are welcome to attend as well. From Charles Town take N. George Street, bear right on Fairfax Blvd. to Ranson Circle, taking N. Mildred Street through Ranson, then left on Old Leetown Pike to right on Currie Road. Go 9/10 of a mile to Clay Hill Farm on the right. From points north, take Route 9 to the Currie Road exit, turn right on to Currie Road, and go about a mile to Clay Hill Farm on the left. Look for signs.