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Calendar of Events for Aug. 26

By Staff | Aug 26, 2011


We continue planning for our new library and everyone is welcome to attend the meetings of the Shepherdstown Library Project’s Steering Committee, which is held the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Art Room at Shepherdstown Elementary at 4 p.m. Call Library Director Hali Taylor at 304-876-2783 if you would like to volunteer.

Through Sept. 17, children may bring in a completed Summer Reading log and receive a packet of 15 prize coupons from generous Shepherdstown businesses. For more information, email spl “mailto:child@martin.wv.us”>child@martin.wv.us.


The Shepherdstown Museum, near the corner of German and Princess Streets is open on weekends from April through October: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Special times can be arranged. Please call the Historic Shepherdstown office, which is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 304-876-0910. 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.


Free Runners’ Stretch Clinic 6 to 7 p.m. Learn several essential stretches for runners during this free clinic sponsored by Two Rivers Treads and Harmony Healing Arts Center. 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. The clinic facilitator is a yoga instructor and nutrition coach who credits her long-time practice of yoga and meditation for the prevention of injury and discomfort from running. No registration necessary; open to runners of all levels. Two Rivers Treads is located at 107 W. German St., Shepherdstown.

AUG. 27 and 28

The Really Really Free Market is a community exchange of goods and services for free otherwise known as a “Gift Economy.” Everybody is welcome and the only rule is that nothing is for sale. The market will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on McMurran Hall lawn.


Chick-fil-A in Ranson will be hosting a Spirit Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Give this notice to the cashier, and 15 percent of your purchase will be donated to Good Shepherd Caregivers, in support of the agency’s free services to seniors and disabled residents of Jefferson County.


First Friday Coffeehouse will kickoff it’s sixth season with The Big Open Mic at Trinity Church Orchard House on Route 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown Doors open for social time and sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Church Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45/north side), midway between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown. A $5 to $10 donation is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915. Also check www.myspace.com/firstfridaycoffeehouse.


Join us for our Rubber Ducky Race down the Town Run, starting behind the Post Office and finishing at Blue Moon at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Run, Shepherdstown. Proceeds support Good Shepherd’s Fix-It Team. Projects include home safety, minor repairs and handicap ramps for senior or disabled citizens of Jefferson County. Cash prizes for the top three finishers. To enter the race – One Ducky: $10, Family: 5 for $40, Flock: 10 for $75. To purchase tickets, please call 304-876-3325.


A Tai Chi class will be offered at Shepherdstown Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Nov. 9. To register for either class to improve your fitness and balance, call Adult Education 304-728-9224. For questions on content call Eldon Winston 304-264-4783.


Free Event: Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation, 6 to 6:40 p.m. Harmony Healing Arts Center’s Ann Craig will perform a “sound meditation” using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted. Concert at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443. More info at www.ssyoga.org or call 304-582-0179.

Free Event: Nourishing Our Children, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Alissa Harris (Harpers Ferry Chiropractic) and Barbara Feldman (Blue Heron Healing and Martial Arts) will host the showing of “Nourishing Our Children: Timeless Principles for Supporting Learning, Behavior and Health Through Optimal Nutrition.” This is part two of a Weston Price Foundation film, and it covers basic nutritional principles and provides a guide to nourishing rather than just feeding our children. Join us for the final segment of this exciting and important film to learn about 21st Century nutrition. A brief discussion will follow airing of the film. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 East New St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443. More info at www.ssyoga.org or call 304-582-0179.

SEPT. 14

“Democracy at Risk” will be presented by former Congressman Bob Edgar at 7 p.m. in the Byrd Center auditorium. Edgar will address the challenges posed to the political process by the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision on the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Edgars’ talk, the 7th annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution, will be presented in the Byrd Center’s auditorium as part of the observance of Constitution Day at Shepherd University. A discussion and reception will follow. The program is free and open to the public.

SEPT. 16

The 7th Annual Shepherdstown Battlefield Benefit Concert and Auction featuring the popular blues band Hard Swimmin’ Fish at the Shepherdstown Train Station. Bring your friends for a night of dancing. There will be free food! Adult beverages available. $10 Door Donation. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 17

To commemorate the 149th Anniversary of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) is sponsoring a tour of the battlefield, including a wading of the Potomac River at Boteler’s (Blackford’s) Ford and a BBQ. Historians Tom Clemens and Tom McGrath will be the tour guides. Two tours are scheduled; the first tour will begin at 2:30 p.m. followed by the second tour at 3:30 p.m. After each tour, the participants will walk to 132 Trough Bend Lane to enjoy a barbecue, beer, wine and soft drinks. We ask for a donation of $30 per person. To make a reservation, visit battleofshepherdstown.org/Hats.html.

SEPT. 18

CHARLES TOWN – Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Spay Today present “Whiskers and Wags Woof It Up” dinner and silent auction. The event will take place at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 304-724-6558 or visit www.baacs.org.