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Calendar of Events July 1

By Staff | Jul 1, 2016


Reading logs are 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:splchild@martin.lib”>splchild@martin.lib. wv.us.

The Shepherdstown Library will offer extended weekend hours beginning in July: on Fridays it will be open from 10 to 5, and Saturdays from 10 to 3. Mondays through Thursdays remain the same: 10 to 7.

The Shepherdstown Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, Independence Day.

In July there are ten free events funded by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL): no registration is

required, and the doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. View the list on the Library’s website: www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/docs/SRPcalendar2016.pdf. For more information, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or call the Library at (304) 876-2783.

July 7 and 14: At 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department (100 E. German St.): kids ages 8 and older will use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) to build items in our maker lab.

July 9: Children three and older are invited to a special “move and groove” Saturday story time at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Children’s Department.

July 11, 18, and 25: All ages (infants and older) are invited to weekly story times in the Library’s Children’s Department at 11 a.m.

July 11: The Board of the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will hold its annual meeting to elect officers on Monday, July 11 from 2 to 3:00. It will be preceded by a potluck from noon to 2; please bring a dish. Call the Library at 304-876-2783 to ask for directions.

July 12: “Critters and Conservation” will present a live animal show at 11 a.m. in the Community Club’s

War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.). Children three and older will learn about a ball python, skink, hedgehog, tortoise and toucan.

July 19: Diana Brubaker will teach yoga for ages 4 through 7. On July 21, she will teach yoga to kids 8 and older. Each event begins at 11 a.m. in the War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.); bring a towel or yoga mat.

July 27: All ages may participate in “The Great Library Games” at 11 a.m. in the War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.): Olympic-style games and a trophy-making craft. The Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Library (100 East German Street). This meeting is open to the public. For more information, email spldirector@martin.lib. wv.us, or call 304-876-2783. The FOSL Book Club will discuss Sky of Stone by Homer Hickam at 4 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library.

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 “On Your Mark, Get SetRead.” For more information, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, call 304-876-2783, or visit the Library at 100 E. German Street.


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, 1-4 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.

The Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk continues throughout the summer and into the fall every Friday and Saturday evening. The 90 minute walk starts at dusk and showcases at least 20 stories and legends of the town, retold by researcher, Dana Mitchell. Cost is $12 per person and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Reservations for regular or private Tours are required. For reservations and .more information call 240-593-2317.

July 2

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation will host the annual Independence Day celebration at Sam Michael’s Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. for all to come enjoy vendors, games and food vendors as well. Fireworks display will take place at dusk. There is no cost for admission and parking is free. Minimal cost for some activities. Bring a picnic and the whole family!

July 4

Shepherdstown will host its annual July 4 parade beginning at 11 a.m. The parade will take place on German Street. The event will be followed by a picnic a Morgan’s Grove Park. Bring a picnic or purchase food items at a nominal price. Musicians will entertain throughout the picnic and there will be multiple children’s games including a water slide and a scavenger hunt. Don’t miss out on this great event celebrating the birth of our nation.

July 8

Members of the community are invited to join friends and neighbors at 10:30 for coffee and conversation to learn about the history and benefits of 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.

July 9

Registration will be held at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Little Miss and Junior Miss contests and 10:30 a.m. for the Miss Contest. Ages for the Little Miss are 4-7; the Junior Miss are ages 8-12 and the Miss Contest are 13-18.

July 13

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in nearby Loudoun County, Virginia, on Wednesday, July 13. The walk will begin at 7 a.m. and be led by birding expert Deb Hale. It is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Easy registration is available on the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

July 16

Come join us for our 6th annual rubber ducky race, featuring real rubber ducks racing down the “town run” of Shepherdstown. The race starts at 4:30 PM, but we will be out on German Street in front of McMurran Hall all day, for the day of the event selling tickets. We will also have access to the small house on Princess Street for your children to visit, grab bags and face painting. Proceeds to benefit the free services provided to the seniors and disabled residents of Jefferson County. For tickets call or stop by at 304-876-3325 or 7311 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown.

Shepherdstown Fire Hall will host a Super Bingo at their station beginning at 2 p.m. The payout for the jackpot bingo will be guaranteed at $1,000 for the jackpot as long as the minimum player number is reached.