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Calendar of Events for July 29

By Staff | Jul 29, 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 splchild@martin.wv.us.

The classic film “Bambi” will be shown at dusk on the back wall of the Shepherdstown Library (German and King Streets) on today, July 29, weather permitting. Please bring your own seating for this free event presented by the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library.


The Shepherdstown Museum, near the corner of German and Princess Streets, will have special Thursday hours during the Contemporary American Theater Festival. To accommodate theatergoers, the museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 14, 21 and 28. Visitors will continue to be welcome during the regular hours on weekends: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-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 half-scale 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.


Free Runner’s Stretch Clinic at Harmony 6 to 7 p.m. Learn several essential stretches for runners in this free clinics at Harmony Healing Arts Center (211 E. New Street, Shepherdstown). The instructor, JiJi Russell, will also offer a Q&A period for participants to ask questions about their own areas of muscle tension or limited range of movement. JiJi, a yoga instructor and nutrition coach, credits her long-time practice of yoga and meditation for the prevention of injury or even slight discomfort from running. Visit www.ssyoga.org for more info.

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 and are available online or at the door one hour prior to the show. A variety of beer, wine, organic sodas and snacks available on concession at the show all night.


Jala Yoga, 117 W. German St., Shepherdstown, is hosting three workshops in July. Friday, July 29, 6-7:30 p.m.: Delicious Detox, taught by visiting yoga instructor Katie Day; and Saturday, July 30, 7-9:30 p.m.: Vino and Vinyasa, taught by Jala Yoga instructor Gena Rockwell and local wine aficionado Greg Joyce. More information: 401-440-0279; jalayoga.christa@gmail.com or visit www.jalaflowyoga.com.


RANSON – The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lions Center, located on the corner of West 3rd Avenue and North George Sreet. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

CraftWorks’ “Walk Your Watershed” event will be held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cool Spring Studio. This event is open to kids of all ages and their families. Participants will take a walk along sections of the Bullskin Run Watershed and discuss litter, pollution, agriculture, construction and their effect on surface and groundwater as well as the native flora and fauna. The challenge for this event will be to take a walk in your watershed and complete the “Walk Your Watershed” survey paper. This is a free event, with a $5 material fee.

JULY 30-31

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. The RRFM will commence at McMurran Hall, located in the heart of Shepherdstown right in front of the big clock tower on German Street, July 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us in this celebration of a gift economy.

AUG. 3

Shepherd University will sponsor an open meeting for the community to hear a presentation about the pedestrian underpass planned for Route 480 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Engineering designers for Alpha Associates, Incorporated will present the project design and anticipated timeline. University personnel will be available to answer questions about the project. The pedestrian underpass is slated to be constructed at the intersection of Route 480 and West Campus Drive. A 2010 federal appropriation through the efforts of Representative Shelley Moore Capito will provide $400,000 toward the project, approximately 10 percent of the expected total cost.

AUG. 10

In the Jefferson High School Marching Band’s ongoing quest to raise the money for new uniforms, it will host “SUN n’ FUNdraiser” pool party at the Jefferson Memorial Pool from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 a person, and concessions will be available for sale. All proceeds will go towards new uniforms for the marching band.

AUG. 13

New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown will be holding its annul Peach Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade peach pie (by the slice), peach crisp, homemade peach ice cream as well as country ham and other sandwiches will be offered for sale. Whole pies may be available after 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

AUG. 14

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free tour of the Redbud Organic Farm near Gerrardstown, W.Va. Those who wish to participate should plan to meet the society’s Executive Director, Kristin Alexander, at 12:45 p.m. at the Food Lion Parking lot on Route 51 in Inwood. The tour group will caravan and carpool from there to the farm. The farm tour will last from 1 to about 2:30 p.m. The farm is owned and operated by Haroun Hallack and Clarissa Mathews. Hallack served as an extension agent in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and has extensive training in sustainable agricultural technologies and green building. Mathews, who has a Ph.D. in entomology, is a former U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher who now teaches at Shepherd University’s Institute for Environmental Studies. For more information about the tour, email pvasmail@aol.com or call 304-676-3397.

AUG. 28

UVILLA – All descendants of John Jacob Link and their families and friends are invited to attend the 59th Annual Link Reunion at 1 p.m. at St. James Luthern Parish Hall, 4.5 miles south of Shepherdstown. Please bring a dish for the potluck luncheon. Beverages and utensils will be provided. For more information, contact Sara Lee Bond at 304-724-7594 or saraleebond@frontiernet.net.

KEARNEYSVILLE – Enjoy an 18th Century dinner in the barn of the historic 1751 Burr House, beginning at 6 p.m. Following period cookbooks and menus, the bill of fare will include a salad, roasted chickens with claret & apple sauce, apple pie, potatoes, cymlings, and a tansy or fool. Dessert to follow will comprise of seasonal fruits and nuts, as was customary. Please bring your own place settings. After dinner, enjoy family entertainments of period music and dancing, in which all may join in.