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Calendar of Events

By Staff | May 24, 2012


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.


The annual Friday Painters Art exhibit is an integral part of the Back Alley Tour and Tea. This year 14 local artists will be sharing their work with members of the community and our visitors. There will be an opening reception today from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be open 10 a. m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday May 20.

“The Rivalry” will be presented at St. Agnes Chapel at 7:30 p.m. tonight as well as 7:30 p.m. May 19, 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Sunday May 20 and 27. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and teachers with ID.

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.

The Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host a Diabetes Forum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fishermen Hall, 312 S. West Street, at the intersection with S. Academy Street in Charles Town The theme of the Forum is, “Catching, Coping and Conquering Type II Diabetes.” For more information, call 304-724-1413.

Jackson Perks Post 71 invites all active duty service personnel and veterans to an outdoor party to say “thank you” for your service. Patriotic performance by the U.S. Air Force Brass Quintet. Food and refreshments available. 1 to 4 p.m. Bloomery Plantation Distillery, 16357 Charles Town Rd. (Rt. 9).

May 20

The Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown is hosting an indoor yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Whether you would like to rent table space to sell your unwanted items or find your next treasure, the Clarion is the place to be. For more information or to rent table space please call (304)870-7004 or visit our wesite at www.clarionshepherdstown.com

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 7p.m. 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).

May 25

The Rotary Club of Charles Town’s 13th. Annual J. B. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at both Sleepy Hollow & Locust Hill Golf Courses in Jefferson County, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information, check out the website at www.jbsmithmemorial.com or email jbsmithmemorialgolftournament@hotmail.com.

June 2

Interested in being a vendor at the Morgan’s Grove Market for 2012? The market opens at an all-day even on June 2nd and will run through the summer and early fall. For vendor information please contact Susie Wimer at susiewimer@yahoo.com or 304-582-7063.