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By Staff | Jul 1, 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.

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.


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 6-8

Shepherd University Softball Girls Fundamentals Camp for players 8 to 14 years. Join Shepherd Head Softball Coach Leslie Lopez, her staff and players for skills, proper technique, offensive, defensive and base running instruction; as well as game play situations. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register go to www.shepherdbook.com or call 304-876-5219.

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.


Join us at the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for Aqua Aerobics in the outdoor pool on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Register for a free class on Thursday July 7 at 6 p.m. Maximum 12 per class. No experience necessary. Must be at least 18. Call 304-870-7011 to register for the free class.

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.

JULY 11-14

Shepherd University Volleyball Girls Day Camp for players 10 to 15 years. Join Shepherd Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Smith, her staff and players for skills and drills instruction as well as game play situations. Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To register go to www.shepherdbook.com or call 304-876-5219.

JULY 11-25

Shepherd University Baseball Hitting Camps for players 10 to 15 years. Join Shepherd Head Baseball Coach Wayne Riser for this one-on-one, individualized instructional hitting camp. Choose from three weekly sessions in July (begins July 11, July 18 or July 25). To register go to www.shepherdbook.com or call 304-876-5219.

JULY 15-17

Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present Sophocles’ “Antigone,” an ancient Greek tragedy which explores conflicting loyalties to family, country, the gods and self. Performances are scheduled for July 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and July 17 at 3 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Admission for the general public is $3 and students, $2. Shepherd University students are admitted free. For more information, contact Betty Ellzey, 304-876-5208 or bellzey@shepherd.edu.

JULY 18-22

Shepherd University Basketball Boys Day Camp for players 7 to 15 years. Join Shepherd Head Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Namolik, his staff and players for individualized instruction, evaluation report, game play, daily contests and lectures emphasizing individual improvement. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register go to www.shepherdbook.com or call 304-876-5219.

JULY 23-24

Susan Carney presents her exhibit “Carnaries in the Coalmine” at the War Memorial Building, 102 W. German St. in Shepherdstown. A reception will take place on July 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information and locations of additional exhibitions, visit www.susancarney.com.

JULY 26-28

Shepherd University Volleyball Girls High Intensity Camp for players 14 to 18 years. Join Shepherd Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Smith, her staff and players for specialty training for positions, one-hour pool training, and a 6-on-6 competitive environment. Choose residential camp (includes housing and meals at Shepherd) or non-residential camp (includes meals, but no housing). To register go to www.shepherdbook.com or call 304-876-5219.


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 email jcarter@signingtimeacademy.com.

The Shepherdstown Opera House presents Flatpickin’ with Larry Keel and Natural Bridge and Bob Keel and the Aveys. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $15.