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Calendar of Events July 27

By Staff | Jul 27, 2012


Families with school-age children are invited to view a free film to be projected on the back wall of the Shepherdstown Library at dusk on August 3 and 17. The films are sponsored by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL).

The Library will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August. Every Friday all year round will still be a fine-free day! The Library is also open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Residents who are temporarily without power are reminded that they are welcome to visit the library to cool off, send emails, recharge cell phones, and so on.)

Children are encouraged to pick up a reading log in the Library’s Children’s Department, borrow library books, and earn prizes for reading (or being read to). Prizes include two movie passes, a swimming pass, a free bowling game, gift certificates to Four Seasons Books and One Two Kangaroo, and a treat from the Sweet Shop. August 6 is the first day to bring in a completed log and receive prizes. For more information, please call (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

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.

The Library Board is seeking input about library services to be offered at our present location when it becomes a downtown annex to the new library. If you are interested in becoming involved in this Market House committee, or have questions, please contact Libby Sturm at (304) 608-2009 or libbysturm@comcast.net, or call the Library at (304) 876-2783.

Another committee is forming to study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive (the Clarion Hotel) which may become the entrance driveway to the new library. To join, please email Jeffrey Gustafson at gustafsonjm@gmail.com, or call the Library at (304) 876-2783.


Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Reduced prices available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets over a WIDE area! For more vets and MORE info: 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. During July, the Museum will also be open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Come join YoungLives of Jefferson County for a Multi-church Worship night at Covenant Baptist Church in Shepherdstown. Local worship bands will be playing. We are asking for a $10 donation at the door ALL of this money will go to sending 19 Teenage mothers to Young Life camp in Glen Spey, N.Y.

Already five different local churches are involved and the worship band is ready to go. Bring your friends, family, neighbors and church members.

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation. Checks can be made out to YoungLives and sent to: 85 Clifford Court Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425 or online at : www.younglivesjeffersoncounty.younglife.org.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m.

July 29

The Old Opera House Summer will show the The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the OOH Stage at 2:30 p.m. This wonderful adaption of Victor Hugo’s classic novel by Craig Stump brings Quasimodo, a deformed but lovable man, to the Old Opera House stage. Quasimodo has spent his entire life hidden within the walls of the cathedral of Notre Dame. When he is treated with kindness by La Esmeralda, the gypsy queen, his life is forever transformed. Andy Kiser will direct. Call 304-725-4420 to reserve tickets.

Lyn Widmyer will be celebrating the publication of her memoir, Chasing Cows: I’m Not in the Suburbs Anymore with a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. at Jumpin’ Java Restaurant, 109 W. Washington Street, Charles Town. Visit her web site at lynwidmyer.net or call her at 304-279-3201 for more information

July 30

The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War presents Scott A. MacKenzie offering “Mountaineers Unite?: Cross-Border Enlistments and the Civil War in West Virginia” at 7 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Center of Shepherd University. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 304-876-5429.

August 4

Join The Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative (WSAC) for our one-year anniversary celebration as they open a new exhibit titled “Red, HOT & Cool” on with a reception open to the public from 1 5 p.m. at our gallery in the Charles Town Visitors Center.

Featured in the new exhibit are paintings, photographs, art glass, pottery, furniture, collage and multi-media works by Co-op member artists Bruce Chandler, Gary Bergel, Ginny Fite, Frank Ceravalo, Earl Mills, Mary Jo Bennett, Suzanne Ravgiala, Joe Bourgeois, Joanna Athey, Rip Smith and many others.

August 11

New Street United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Peach Festival on , 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.

August 18

As part of an ongoing effort to serve our community by providing instruction about things that interest people, Oakland Church in Charles Town is offering book writing and publishing workshop as part of their community education. This workshop is in conjunction with author/publisher Lauren Carr of Acorn Book Services.

Lauren Carr’s Book Writing & Publishing Seminar: Make That Dream of Becoming an Author a Reality from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for $15. Lunch is included. Course fee to cover lunch and the cost of the class materials. For more information about these or upcoming courses at Oakland Church, located at 70 Oakland Terrace in Charles Town, contact the church office at 304-725-3737, or go to their website at oakland-church.net.