Calendar of Events Sept. 11
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sept. 15: Bob O’Connor will portray Ward Hill Lamon at 7:30 p.m.in a free “History Alive!” presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) at O’Hurley’s General Store, 205 East Washington Street in Shepherdstown. Born in Summit Point, Lamon was Abraham Lincoln’s friend and bodyguard. Author/actor O’Connor will reveal why Lamon was not at Ford’s Theater the night Lincoln was shot and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.
Sept. 19: Children three and older are invited to a special Saturday story time with songs, stories, and a craft 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the last day children may bring in a completed summer reading log to receive a packet of prizes donated by generous local businesses.
Sept. 25: The FOSL Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. in the Library to discuss Anna Quindlen’s memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.
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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.
A 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 9:58 a.m.-the time between when the two towers fell in New York on Sept. 11, 2001-at Independent Fire Station in Ranson. All are welcome to participate.
Chelsea McBee to perform at Town Run Brewing Company from 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover charge.
This is a family friendly environment. They have a kids area with toys and games as well as some pinball and arcade games that kids of all ages can enjoy!
An all you can eat pancake breakfast/brunch will be held at New Street United Methodist Church on from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The church is located at the corner of New and Church streets. Head to the dining hall in the lower level for pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, applesauce, juice, coffee or tea. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12. Carryout is available.
Primal Conflict Wrestling presents a fundraiser for Independent Fire Company’s Auxiliary at 6 p.m. at the Ranson Civic Center. Tickets available at The Locker Room, 807 N. Mildred St. Unit 4, Ranson or online at www.primalconflictwrestling.com.
Linoleum block prints and hand painted tiles by local artists TeMahoa Love will be featured at the Bridge Gallery this month. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m.in the Gallery garden and will continue through Oct. 3. For additional information please contact Kathryn at (304) 876-2300.
Join friends and neighbors at 10:30 a.m. to learn about Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL), a non-profit, member-supported organization. Our mission is to help each other remain active, connected, and independent in our own homes and communities as long as possible. If you are interested in meeting members, becoming a member or just attending this gathering in a member’s home, call 304-870-7245 or contact SAIL at info@shepherdstownSAIL.org. You may visit our website at www.shepherdstownSAIL.org
Open House at the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meet the Director, enjoy light refreshments, see living history demonstrations and hear period music.
To commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) will hold a tour of the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown led by a Civil War historian. The tour will begin, rain or shine, at 2 p.m.and will last about 2 1/2 hours. The tour will include wading the Potomac River at Boteler’s Ford (optional), a hike through the historic Cement Mill property, and a hike of about 1 mile through the battlefield. The tour will also include a demonstration of Civil War drills by members of the Shepherdstown Living History Society. The demonstration will take place during a BBQ serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, beer, wine and soft drinks. SBPA asks for a donation of $30 for the tour and BBQ. Tickets and directions for the battlefield tour are available on SBPA’s website at: www.battleofshepherdstown.org.
Antiques and Collectibles sale at the Station in Shepherdstown, Audrey Egle Drive. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique and vintage furniture, decorative smalls, toys, textiles, jewelry, vintage clothing, hats and handbags, and other fun and unique items.
The Jefferson County Museum invites the public to attend a free talk and slide show of vintage photographs by the museum’s historian Doug Perks at 2 p.m. For his slide show and talk, Jefferson County Changing Faces, Doug will feature historic and recent photos from the museum’s collection to illustrate changes in Jefferson County towns, buildings, and landscapes over the past 150 years. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.
Hospice of the Panhandle will host a “gently used” purse auction from 4-6:30 p.m. at Hospice’s Education Center in Kearneysville. Featuring designers such as Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach and Vera Bradley, the event will showcase high-quality purses, some of which will be new. All purses will be sold through a silent auction. Rhonda Banks, an area sales executive with Premier Jewelry, will offer jewelry sales that evening. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hospice of the Panhandle. Light refreshments will be served at the event. RSVPs are appreciated. Call or e-mail Ashley Horst (304) 264-0406, ext. 1223, email@example.com or Maria Lorensen (304) 264-0406, ext. 1225, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the event or to RSVP.
Apple Pie Baking Contest for the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival will be held . Judging will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Martinsburg. You must register to Shelly Schoppert @ 304-267-4897 by Oct. 9.
The new academic year is upon us and with it one of its highlights: presentations in the Faculty Research Forum. Our first talk of the year will be offered by David B. Gordon (Department of History) whose talk is entitled: “A Tale of Two Diplomats: He Fengshan, Sugihara Chiune, and the Jewish Flight from Nazi Europe” (the link will lead you to the abstract and our new site!). This event will be held at 12 p.m. in the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium. Please, spread the news and mark your calendars. Light refreshments will be served.