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Calendar of Events for June 24

By Staff | Jun 24, 2011


Children may pick up a reading log in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department, borrow library books, and earn prizes for reading (or being read to). Prize packets will include gift certificates totaling $8, coupons for free food, and much more, all donated by many of Shepherdstown’s generous businesses. To register for the following free events and to pick up a reading log, visit the Library at 100 E. German St., call 304-876-2783 or email “mailto:splchild@martin.wv.us”>splchild@martin.wv.us.

Tuesday, June 28 at the War Memorial Building (Men’s Club), at 10:30 a.m.: A high-energy magic show for ages 3 and older, performed by Philip and Henry.

Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Men’s Club: Joe Santoro of Wonderment Puppets will present a fairy tale. For all ages.

Thursday, July 14 at the Shepherdstown Train Station: Children are invited to the Shenandoah Discovery Museum’s show, “When Pigs Float,” at 2 p.m. There is space for 75 children, ages 3 and older.

Monday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Men’s Club, Nancy Jenks and Juanita Salazar will present stories and circle dances from around the world. For all ages.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting on July 27 at 4 p.m. of the Shepherdstown Library Project’s Steering Committee, which is held the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Art Room at Shepherdstown Elementary. Call Library Director Hali Taylor at 304-876-2783 if you would like to volunteer.


The Shepherdstown Museum, at the corner of German and Princess Streets, is open on weekends from April through October and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Hours are Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. The Museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, in which it is located. On display are 18th and 19th century crafts, other early artifacts, and a replica, made by local craftsmen, of James Rumsey’s early steamboat.


Spay Today is this area’s low cost, non-profit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can also be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you, visit www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.


“The Re-Evolution of Running: Where Science and Shoes Meet” will be hosted by Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking, the Bavarian Inn and the Running Clinic Canada from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn. Guest panelists include leading clinicians, researchers, teachers, writers, athletes and footwear experts from around the globe. For more information contact, Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking at www.trtreads.org or 304-876-1100.

HARPERS FERRY – The MOMs Club of Harpers Ferry will hold a free “Fun Fair” for children 6 and under. The event will be held at Sam Michael’s Park on Job Corps Road from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be age-appropriate games and prizes. The MOMs Club is a support group designed for stay-at-home & part-time working mothers. Our group offers a variety of activities for you and your children. If you are interested in becoming a member please visit our website at www.momsclubofharpersferry.com.

Furnace Mountain is coming to Shepherdstown to perform at the Shepherdstown Opera House. Furnace Mountain, based in Virginia, will bring their talents to the stage of the Shepherdstown Opera House once again. Tickets for the show are $10 for all ages. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. A selection of beer, soda, wine and snacks available on concession for the duration of the show.


The Shepherdstown Pharmacy, 7670 Martinsburg Pike, Suite 2, Shepherdstown (next to the Dollar General), will have its grand opening from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a live broadcast from 97.5 from 10 a.m. until noon, and hot dogs, pop corn and other refreshments will be available. The pharmacy, owned by Kristine Knott, Pharm.D., is locally owned and operated. For more information, call 304-876-9966.


The Really Really Free Market is a community event where we can all gather to share objects, food, ideas or whatever we want to share. Nothing is bought or sold at this market meaning that it’s all absolutely free. Due to Shepherdstown Street Fest the June RRFM will not be held on Saturday, June 25 but, will commence at McMurran Hall – located in the heart of Shepherdstown right in front of the big clock tower on German Street Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us in this celebration of a gift economy.


5 to 8:30 p.m., celebrate Star Wars Movie Night at the Opera House. Pull out your lightsaber and costume and join us at the Opera House for a family-friendly movie night with Star Wars! Enjoy popcorn and all the nostalgia that the Opera House offers. Tickets: $12. For more information, call 304-728-6233.


Morgan’s Grove Market will host Distillery, Beer and Wine Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Local farmers also make great distilled spirits, wine and beer.


To be eligible to donate to the American Red Cross, you must be 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in reasonably good health. A person can give every 56 days. All blood types are needed, but especially O negative and O positive. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. You can give at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4527 Kearneysville Pike, from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

JULY 6, 13, 20

Attorney Davitt McAteer, lead state investigator of the Upper Branch mining disaster, the Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, pastor of New St. United Methodist Church, and Lisa Younis, “Charitable Women of Leisure” will tell their stories (“Who and What Made Me Who and What I Am”) Wednesdays, July 6, 13 and 20 respectively at “STORIED EVENINGS: Music, Art & Tales” at the Historic Shepherdstown Presbyterian Meeting House, 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown. Each presentation will be preceded by a short program of music. The programs are free and begin a 7:30 p.m.

JULY 8-10

Over the Mountain Studio Tour Summer Preview featuring exceptional Arts & Crafts. A reception on Friday July 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., then take part in the preview on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Shepherdstown Men’s Club (War Memorial Building). This will be a taste of what’s to come on Nov. 12 and 13 – the 22nd Annual Self-Guided Tour. For more informatio, visit www.studiotourwv.org.


SUMMIT POINT – Signs of Youth is presenting an Introduction to Signing Time class and an Introduction to Baby Signing Time class as South Jefferson Library Meeting Room at 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively. Join us to learn American Sign Language using the award winning Signing Time program and the benefits of teaching signing with children. Signing Time classes are for children ages 3 to 9 and their parents. Baby Signing Time classes are for infants and toddlers ages infants to 2 and their parents. A raffle will be held. South Jefferson library is located at 49 Church St, Summit Point. For more information go to www.signsofyouth.com or jcarter@signingtimeacademy.com.