Calendar of Events May 27
SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday, May 27: Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will hold its annual wine and cheese reception and book sale preview from 6 to 8 p.m. at the War Memorial Building (102 East German Street; $10 per person). Please call the Library in May at 304-876-2783 regarding donations for the sale. The FOSL Book Club will discuss Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris at 4 p.m. in the library.
Saturday, May 28: FOSL book sale is 10 to 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Building. To benefit area schools, interested book sale supporters are asked to make a $10.00 donation prior to — or during — the sale weekend. Participating schools will then be able to receive a box of children’s books!
Sunday, May 29: FOSL book sale is 10 to 2 p.m. in the War Memorial Building.
Monday, May 30: The Shepherdstown Library will be closed to observe Memorial Day.
Starting Monday, June 6, reading logs will be available in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department for kids and teens interested in earning prizes by reading (or being read to) during the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Additional prizes may be earned by showing us your updated reading logs every week. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get SetRead.” For more information, please call (304) 876-2783, visit the Library at 100 E. German Street, or email “mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org. wv.us.
Monday, June 20: The Shepherdstown Library will be open from 10 to 7 on West Virginia Day.
The Library’s weekly story times for children have ended, and will resume in September. Instead there are free summer events funded by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL): no registration is required, and the doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. Visit the Library’s Children’s Department for a copy of our “Summer Reading Program 2016” flyer, or go to www.lib.sheperdstown.wv.us/ to view the flyer on the Library’s website. For more information, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783, or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 22: Music with children’s performer Tony M. at 11 a.m. for all ages (infants and older) at the Community Club’s War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.)
Friday, June 24: The FOSL Book Club will discuss The Fateful Lightning: a Novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara at 4 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library.
Saturday, June 25: Ages three and older are invited to a special “summer fun” Saturday story time (with songs and an activity) in the Library’s Children’s Department.
Tuesday, June 28: “What’s the Matter” (on matter’s physical and chemical changes) will be presented at 11 a.m. by the Maryland Science Center for ages five and older, also in the War Memorial Building.
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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, 1-4 p.m. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Calling all knitters, quilters, rugmakers and others! We meet in the Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of German and Church Streets, every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Work on your own projects while socializing with other crafters. (We also take time out for tea and snacks.)
The Trinity Thrift Shop is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by for some cool finds – clothing for all, jewelry, books, movies, toys, kitchen and other house wares, prints, knick knacks, and holiday items! The Shop accept accepts donations of clothing, books, jewelry, and many other items. It also collects used eye glasses on behalf of the Lion’s Club. The Thrift Shop cannot accept furniture, other large items and electronics due to limited space. Contributions may be delivered to the screened-in back porch at any time. Tax receipts are available during business hours. If anyone has questions about the Thrift Shop, please call (304) 876-6990.
FOSL’S annual Book Sale Fundraiser will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building. A pre-sale Wine & Cheese Reception will be held on Friday evening (cost is $10). This reception is for book dealers and anyone else who wants first choice of all the books. Come to either the Wine and Cheese reception Friday May 27, 6-8 p.m. (cost $10); the Book Sale on Saturday May 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; or Sunday May 29, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Special reduced prices on all remaining books will be in effect after 12 p.m. on Sunday. Note that for the first time buyers will be able to purchase books with a credit card this year.
The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, 136 W. German St., will hold a special event, “West Virginians at War.” At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. living historians, representing soldiers from across three centuries, will hold firing and cooking demonstrations. At noon we will have a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the solemn day. In the afternoon we will host a special event/guided walking tour of Locust Spring Hospital, Keedysville, Maryland, which was used as a field hospital after the Battle of Antietam, from 2.30-4.30 p.m. For further information please contact Tom White at 304.876.5429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 2 p.m., the Pack Horse Ford Chapter will hold a ceremony, the first of its kind in Shepherdstown. A bronze DAR marker on the War Memorial Building will be unveiled, dedicated to the many Patriots from Shepherdstown and vicinity who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for American independence. This Memorial Day celebration is sure to please young and old alike. The Jefferson High School JROTC will bring out the Color Guard, flags waving in the air. The Henrietta Bedinger Lee Society, National Society Children of the American Revolution will help with the dedication.
FREE CONCERT TO SUPPORT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENTFree Concert to support refugee resettlement at the Presbyterian Meeting House, 100 W. Washington St. Shepherdstown at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Songs of Earth and Spirit: Eastern Chants, Appalachian Hymns, Songs of Hope, Longing, and Love. Musicians: Morgan Sell, Jade Tremba, Laura First, Jeff Hornbeck, Don Oehser and Michael Wisniewski. Donations welcomed.
Celebrate West Virginia Day by running the ‘District Dash’ 5K and 1 Mile Rund Walk to be held at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs. Proceeds will beenfit residents in the Eastern Panhandle in furthering and promoting conservation education programs and events. Cost is $25 for runners and $10 for walkers. To register online visit www.active.com and search “District Dash.”
The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (EPCD) will host its annual “District Dash” which is a 5K and 1 mile fun walk at Cacapon State Park’s Nature Center. This event not only showcases the work of EPCD, but it is also a fundraising event. Proceeds from the day go towards our conservation funds. A large part of our work is going into the local classrooms and community organizations to teach others on the importance of conservation and environmental education. We also provide cost share assistance programs for local farmers and we also provide various septic pumping and upgrades payments to homeowners, dependent upon their location. EPCD covers Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.
Chair Yoga at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library. Join us at 10:30 am for Chair Yoga. This is the first Summer Reading Program event in our Interactive Health and Wellness Series.
Yes, you can do yoga from a chair! The gentle, precise movements of yoga increase strength and flexibility. Optional supported standing poses address balance. Practice mindfulness for relaxation. Suitable for all adults. Please dress in loose fitting clothes and prepare to breath. This is a free program offered to the community. Sign up will begin June 6, 2016.