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By Staff | Jun 1, 2012


“Dream Big” This Summer at the Shepherdstown Library

June 4 is the first day to sign up to attend the following free events; Thursday, June 14 at the Shepherdstown Elementary School (SES) gym, the Society for Creative Anachronism will present a medieval program with sword fighting at 10:30 a.m. For ages five through 12. Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the SES gym, Jerry Schneider will present “The Wonderful World of Bats!” which will include a tee shirt craft. For ages six through 12. Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building (WMB): Ages two through twelve are invited to make a fairy wand and a bit of magic, and join in a circle dance with Diana Gorham. Tuesday, July 10 at the War Memorial Building (WMB) at 10:30 a.m., there will be a magician in a show with lots of audience participation and comedy (maximum of 80 children, ages 3 through twelve). Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the War Memorial Building (WMB), storytellers from the Rainbow Company will present “Jack and the Beanstalk.” They will bring costumes for children from the audience who volunteer to perform in the play. For ages two through 12. Wednesday, August 1 at the War Memorial Building (WMB) at 10:30 a.m., ages two through twelve are invited to a performance of “Sleeping Beauty” presented by Nancy Jenks and her ballet company.

To register, visit the Library at 100 East German Street, call (304) 876-2783, or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

Children may also pick up a reading log in the Library’s Children’s Department beginning June 4, borrow library books, and earn prizes for reading (or being read to). The Shepherdstown Library will be closed Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.


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.


Canterbury of Shepherdstown will host a Schwan’s Truck Load Sale from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the WV Alzheimer’s Association.

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.

A Confederate Memorial Day celebration will be held at Elmwood Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

June 5

Election Day for Shepherdstown Mayor and Council seats. Make sure to cast your vote.

June 7

Dining for Dollars will be held at Glory Days Grill to benefit Tyler Wilt. Tyler is a junior at Washington High School who was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. Fundraising efforts are underway to support the Wilt family. Please mention the family when enjoying your meal at Glory Days in Ranson.

June 7-8

The Old Opera House 2012 Summer Youth production will be a wonderful new non-musical version of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame written by Craig W. Stump and directed by Andy Kiser (who most recently directed Scheherazade, Legend of the Arabian Nights and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the Old Opera House). Roles are available for approximately 25 young performers age 8 and above. No prior experience is necessary to audition. Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. each evening.

June 8

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library, 151 Polk Street, Harper’s Ferry, presents “Brother Against Brother: A Civil War History Program,” a true story about brothers who fought against each other during battles in the region, at 7 p.m. Bob O’Connor, a four-time finalist for the National Book Award, will present the program.

June 9

Jefferson High School Class of ’87- 25th Class Reunion at 6 p.m. Contact wgpringle@hotmail.com for more information.

June 10

Barb’s Blessings and TA Lowery Relay for Life teams are hosting a Basket Bingo with new and retired baskets and pottery, at TA Lowery Elementary School, 103 Shenandoah Jct. Rd., at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon. Cost is $20 at the door. There will be raffles, King Tut and door prizes. Concessions available. All proceeds to American Cancer Society. Questions: Ginger 304-876-2753 or Susie 304-876-9179.

June 15

Goose Route Arts Collaborative is pleased to present a Performance Caf on at 8 p.m. The event takes place at the Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German Street. Featured performers include Adam Booth, storytelling; the Cam Millar Ensemble, original music; Monica Larson, new media; kittyclarkmoves, contemporary dance; and visiting artists Katherine Ferrier from Bethlehem, N.H., and Pamela Vail from Lancanster, Pa., improvisational dance artists. Tickets are $10 each, $8 for students. For reservations and information: 301-693-5303; goose.route.arts@gmail.com.