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Shepherdstown area news roundup

By Staff | May 22, 2009

Cayce Foundation Retreat at Shepherd

The non-profit Edgar Cayce Foundation, A.R.E., is sponsoring its 34th annual Mid-Atlantic Retreat at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown beginning Friday, June 12, with check-in from 4-6:30 p.m. and concluding Sunday, June 14, at noon.

“2012 and Other Prophecies for Our Times” is the topic with four dynamic presentations: Edgar Cayce’s Vision for Our Times; 2012: Mayan Prophecy for Our Times; The Egyptian Prophecy for Our Times: and Preparing Yourself for the Changes.

John Van Auken, long-time A.R.E. staff member, international speaker, and author, will present an in-depth look at what has been predicted for our times and why change must occur.

Several additional presentations will be offered by retreat participants Saturday afternoon and evening after the retreat topic presentations.

Participants may arrange for lodging at Shepherd University or in-town facilities. Meals will be available from Friday evening through Sunday breakfast with an option for Sunday lunch. Visit the retreat website at

http://aremidatlanticretreat.blogspot.com for more information and to register by May 28, 2009. Contact Peter Morris at pmorris@shepherd.edu. or (304) 876-2240 for additional information.

Upcoming Grief Support Programs

When a Loved One Dies Suddenly is a support group beneficial to those who have experienced the sudden death of a loved one regardless of the reason. Issues relative to grief, spirituality, regret, anger, reconciliation and the transformation of pain will be discussed. This program will be held on Wednesdays from May 27-July 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Berkeley County. For more information or to register, call (304) 264-3902.

Garden Club officers sworn in

New Club officers were sworn in at the May meeting of the Shenandoah Garden Club.

The meeting was held at the Liberty Street Pub and Grille in Charles Town.

After a delicious buffet luncheon, the new officers of the Club were sworn in for their two-year terms by Diana Ropelewski, an officer of the Shenandoah-Potomac Garden Council. Officers are DeDe Kropf, Parliamentarian; Sharon Sather, Treasurer; Lou Cox, Corresponding Secretary; Pat Bowers, Recording Secretary; Judy Bolyard, Vice President; and Jan Loy, President.

Soccer tryouts

set in June

EPIC Soccer Club will have tryouts for ages U10-U14 at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg. Girls, June 16 & 18. Boys, June 15 & 17. Raindate is June 19. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Registration for U8-U9 Boys and Girls on same dates. For more info go to www.epicsoccer.com

Gallery plans

artist reception

The Bridge Gallery, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown WV 25443 is featuring paintings by Maryland artist David Zimmerman from May 6 – May 31 with a “Meet the Artist” reception on Sunday May 17, 2-4 PM. For additional information call (304) 876-2300 or visit www.bridgegalleryandframing.com.

Teen photo camp

Applications are now being accepted for an innovative nature photography day camp for area high school students. The camp is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.

It is based at the Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) outside Shepherdstown.

The week-long camp will be held July 6-10..

The cost for the entire week is only $115. Application forms and instructions are available on the Potomac Valley Audubon Society website at www.potomacaudubon.org. For more information contact Matt Poole at (304) 876-7962 or matt_poole@fws.gov.