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Calendar of Events July 31

By Staff | Jul 31, 2015


Monday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.): “Every Hero Has a Story” Teen Art Show: all are welcome to see amazing entries from our art contest and to meet the artists.

Wednesday, Aug. 5 at dusk behind the Shepherdstown Library (100 E. German St.): everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for a family-friendly outdoor film sponsored by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL). They will provide free ice cream and the rain date will be Aug. 12. For more information, call the Library at (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Saturday, Aug. 22: Children three and older are invited to a special “back to school” story time at 11 a.m. 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.

Saturday, Aug. 29: from 10:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. author Kevin R. Pawlak will be at the Shepherdstown Library to discuss his new book, Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast

Confederate Hospital.

Children who have completed their reading logs for the Library’s Summer Reading Program may bring them in to receive a coupon book of prizes donated by generous local businesses.

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will not meet in August.


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.


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.

Aug. 1

The Brothers of Harmony Masonic Lodge #42 F & AM Inc., will be hosting the 3rd Annual White Out Affair. from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Shepherdstown Fire Department. Music will be provided by Dance DJ Tracy Garner. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. BYOB Food items will be sold. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. For more information, please contact Pee Wee Adams at 304-582-6755, or call 304-268-6151. Attendees may wear all white attire; however, it is not mandatory.

Aug. 2

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 amason689@gmail.com.

Aug. 5

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.

Shepherdstown Public Library offers a summer night at the movies behind the library at dark. Come to enjoy a wonderful Anime film, intended for viewers 6 years old and up. The movie will be shown outdoors, weather permitting, on the back wall of the library, as soon as the natural light goes down.

Grab a lawn chair and some popcorn and join in the family-friendly movie night. Admission and ice cream are free. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library.

Aug. 6

Charles Town Now Founder and Social Media Guru Van Applegate will present “Next Step Social Solutions” to the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF). The program will focus on fine tuning the social media effectiveness of small businesses and explore advance searching to help increase small business visibility. Bring your laptop or tablet to take full advantage of this hands-on workshop. 5:30 p.m. – networking, refreshments and exhibitors; 6:30 p.m. program at the Terrace Room at the Bavarian Inn, 164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown. Call for more information to 304-728-3255, epef@jcda.net, www.jcda.net/entrepreneurs-forum/.

Aug. 8

Workshop on Residential Rain Barrels – 10-11 a.m. at the red barn behind the Light Horse Inn in Bolivar/Harpers Ferry (1084 Washington Street next to Friendship Fire Company). Sustainable Harpers Ferry will host the workshop on setting up residential rain barrels — a great way to collect roof water for irrigating gardens and lawns, cutting your water bill, and reducing the amount of damaging sediments that flow into our beautiful Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Please pre-register online and indicate if you’d like a rain barrel kit by Aug. 4: http://svy.mk/1Hqnv8s You can also find us on Facebook by searching for “Sustainable Bolivar-Harpers Ferry”

Aug. 15

New Street UMC in Shepherdstown will hold its annual Peach Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sandwiches, homemade peach ice cream, peach pie by the slice, and other desserts will be available.

Whole peach pies maybe for sale after 2:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy good food and fellowship.

Aug. 16

The Friends of the National Conservation Training Center Annual Social and membership drive will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the NCTC campus, Room 105-1E. Help us celebrate another great year of supporting conservation education and the Eagle Cam! Wine, cheese and a preview of our new film.

Aug. 18

The Shepherdstown’s Community Club hosts a Community Dinner. Cocktail hour starts at 6:30 with a cash bar serving wine & beer. Dinner is at 7 which costs $20 and followed with a Program showcasing outstanding members or organizations in the area.This month’s speakers are Jim Surkamp and Ardyth Gilbertson. RSVP preferred so we have a dinner count, by email to Toni Milbourne ttpams@comcast.net, or by phone at 304-702-3026.