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By Staff | May 15, 2012


Families are invited to join the Shepherdstown Library’s Miss Kathleen and walk in the May Day parade on Sunday, May 6. Meet her on the north, university side of the intersection of Church and German streets at 12:45 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library’s annual three-day book sale at the Shepherdstown Community Club (War Memorial Building) begins with a wine and cheese reception and sale preview from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, admission $10. The book sale continues on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with proceeds going towards the Library’s programs for children. Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the final day of the FOSL book sale.

The Shepherdstown Library’s weekly programs for infants through age twelve will continue through May 24, and then resume in September. “Dream Big,” our Summer Reading Program for 2012, will offer prizes for reading. Children may be registered to attend free weekly events (which run from June 14 through August 1) beginning Monday, June 4. For more information, please call (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin..lib.wv.us.

The Shepherdstown Library will be closed on May 28, Memorial Day.

The Library requests donations of gently used DVDs for adults and children. Either foreign or domestic films would be appreciated. Please drop off your donations at 100 East German Street.


Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Reduced fees available through non-profit Spay Today!

Many participating vets over a wide area. Contact: www.baacs.org or 304-728-8330.

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751.

Come to the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for SALGA YO, a new class with Jeanne Fisher which incorporates the gentle stretching of yoga before and after 30 minutes of Salsa and other Latin-based dance cardio will be held at the Clarion Fitness Center on Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. Call for more information at 304-870-7011.

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 p.m.-4 p.m. The museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, in which it is located. For more information, contact Cheryl Gregory, Historic Shepherdstown’s Administrator at 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Crystal Bowl Concerts from 66:40 p.m.

Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “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.

Potomac Farms Nursery and Greenhouses will host a fundraiser to benefit Briggs Animal Adoption Center today and Saturday, May 5. For every hanging basket sold, the nursery will donate $2 to Briggs.

A fundraising dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to benefit the Jefferson County Independence Day celebration scheduled for June 30 at Sam Michael’s Park. A silent auction will take place during the dinner. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at the door. For more information, call 30-702-3026.

May 5

South Jefferson Library will show the free movie, “Hugo”(2011) at 11 a.m. and “War Horse” (2011) at 2 p.m. Both movies include free popcorn and drinks. South Jefferson Public Library is located on the corner of Summit Point Road and Church Street in Summit Point.

The Historic Shepherdstown Museum opens its new Civil War exhibit, “Voices from the Storm: The War as Shepherdstown Saw It.” The exhibit is the curated by Shepherd graduate Nick Redding and designed by Shepherd students Kristian DelaCruz and Michael Vowell, under the direction of faculty members Kristin Kaineg and Melissa Scotton. At 11:15 a.m., there will be an opportunity to meet the creative team behind the exhibit and hear how it all came together; the team will then be available to answer visitor questions from 11:45 til 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., Nick Redding will lead a 1 hour walking tour of Shepherdstown Civil War sites, first come-first served.

Please join friends and family as Ren & Pam Parziale present their winter’s work for show and sale at Sycamore Pottery’s 40th Open Studio today and May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Founded in 1972, Sycamore Pottery continues the tradition of fine craftsmanship in clay. Together we have been making stoneware and red ware on the potters’ wheel at our studio in Leetown for 40 years.

May 6

May 6, 2012 marks the 200th Anniversary of Martin Robison Delany’s birthday. A special birthday celebration will be held at 3 p.m., on the Opportunity Learning Center grounds located at 300 South Lawrence Street in Charles Town. The winners of the Delany Essay/Media contest held in the middle and high schools will be recognized and prizes awarded. Delany descendants will be present and recognized. The highlight of the celebration will be the unveiling and dedication of the Martin Robison Delany Opportunity Learning Center.

May 9

Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable will meet for dinner at 7 p.m. with a program to follow at 8 p.m. at Camp Hill United Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry. Speaker will be Arthur Candenquist, focusing on “The Confederates Construct the World’s First Military Railroad.

May 11

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. There will be a variety of plants including: geraniums, mini roses, gerbera daisies, begonias, hanging baskets and much more. AWS merchandise will also be available with all proceeds to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. For more information on upcoming events, such as Bark in the Park on June 2nd or to view the pets that are waiting to be adopted, visit the AWS website at www.awsjc.org.

May 12

A free public seminar: “Our energy future…the next 250 years,” presented by Tom Whipple, Post-Carbon Institute will take place from 7-8 p.m., Reynolds Hall. For more information, email Than Hitt This free event is sponsored by Sustainable Shepherdstown, Shepherdstown 250 and the US Green Building Council’s Shepherd University Chapter.

27th Annual Herb Fair and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harpers Ferry Town Gazebo, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry. Plants – Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Heirloom, Tomatoes & Veggies; Herbal Goods – Soups, Breads, Baked Goods, Herb Vinegars and more as well as garden tips and Stepping Stones. Proceeds go to make the community grow!

May 19

New Street UMC, corner of New Street & Church Streets, in Shepherdstown will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to yard sale items, baked goods will also be available. Beginning at 11 a.m. lunch will be served in the church dining room. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day. 304-876-2362.

May 22

As part of the Shepherdstown 250 Celebration, Jim Lehrer, noted author and newscaster, will visit Shepherdstown to deliver an address on his Civil War novel, No Certain Rest. The event will take place at Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King Street, at 7 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, May 22. Although the book is a work of fiction, Lehrer did extensive research with National Park archeologists and rangers at Antietam to make the battle scenes historically accurate. Tickets, at $10, are available at the Shepherdstown Public Library, the Four Seasons Book Store, and Dickinson and Wait Craft Gallery. They will also be available at the door as long as they last. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL).