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Calendar of Events June 14

By Staff | Jun 14, 2013


The following free events are happening:

Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Shepherdstown Elementary School (SES) gym, located at 662 South Church Street, storytellers from the Rainbow Company will present “Treasure Island.” They will bring costumes for children from the audience who volunteer to perform in the play. For all ages.

Friday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the SES gym, swordplay, music, dancing, and much more, presented by the Shire of Sylvan Glen, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. A lively recreation of life in the Middle Ages. For ages four and older.

Tuesday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the SES gym: Puppeteer Joe Santoro will amaze you with his performance of “The Hokey Pokey Magic Show.” (For all ages.)

Wednesday, July 17 in the SES gym at 10:30 a.m.: music, puppets, and storytelling with Kevin Sherry, who will share how he became a cartoonist. (For ages four and older.)

Friday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shepherdstown Train Station: Stone Soup Drumming a lively participatory drumming program. (For all ages; space for eighty children. Train station is at Audrey Egle Drive and East German Street.)

Thursday, August 1 at the War Memorial Building (102 East German Street) at 10:30 a.m., all ages are invited to “Christmas in August: Selections from The Nutcracker,” performed by ballet students from the Allegro School of Dance.

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 10, borrow library books, and earn prizes for reading (or being read to). “Dig Into Reading!” this summer at the Shepherdstown Library.

Join the Fourth of July parade! Children are invited to walk with Miss Lilly, the new Children’s Librarian. Dress up, decorate your wagon or bike, and meet her at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 on North Church Street near German Street. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and end at German and Princess Streets. The Shepherdstown Library will be closed to observe the holiday, so if you have any questions please call us beforehand: (304) 876-2783, or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.


Have a cat or dog that needs spay or neutering? Contact Spay Today, this area’s reduced-cost spay and neutering program. NEW vets and MANY locations! For MORE info: www.baacs.org or 304-728-8330.

Intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Chapel. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 304-876-6244.

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. On display are 18th and 19th century crafts, other early artifacts, and a replica, made by local craftsmen, of James Rumsey’s early steamboat. Inquiries should go to Cheryl at 304-876-0910, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Pony To Go presents the 3rd Annual Full Moon Field Festival, a music and family festival held in Berryville, Va. Enjoy a day listening to bands ranging in style from bluegrass, acoustic music, country, classic rock, beach, jam bands and more. Activities for all ages include horseback riding, pony rides, over 50 breeds of animals, petting zoo, moon bounce, hiking, hayrides, crafting and more. Three day Full Moon Festival Ticket is $50. Daily tickets $30; kids 12 and under are free. Camping up to 4 nights if needed. No extra charge for campers or horse trailers. For more info, visit www.ponytogo.com/trailrides.html or call 540-955-5636.

On August 26-29, 1864, the Battle of Smithfield Crossing was fought in Middleway between two Confederate infantry divisions and a Union infantry division supported by cavalry. The battle ranged from Opequon Creek at Bunker Hill Road to Childs Crossroad on Route 51, with skirmishes on Route 1 as far north as Leetown. Although there were some 300 casualties the outcome was considered a draw, and the Union troops retained control of the village and the Opequon crossing. The National Park Service’s archaeologist Kristen McMaster and historian Matt Borders will discuss the battle and their studies of it at 7 p.m. in the Middleway Community Center, 112 East Street, Middleway. Refreshments will be served.

June 15

Chartered Bus Trip to Baltimore sponsored by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. We will visit the Maryland Historical Society museum special temporary exhibit on Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (1785-1879). We will begin the day with a customized bus tour of Baltimore’s historic sites and lunch at Peabody Court Hotel. Cost is $80 per person all inclusive. Seating is limited to the first 50 paid reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Cheryl Brown at 304-876-3817 or send an email to Kathy Sholl at chatty2kathy@hotmail.com.

Please Join Us For A Memories of Middleway Community Picnic, The Middleway Conservancy

Association will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary at 4:30 p.m. at 112 East Street with the sharing of Memories of Middleway and a Community Picnic. Please bring your memories, photo albums and scrapbooks to show and tell with other residents (current and former) of Middleway. Also please bring a side-dish or dessert to share. Conservancy members are providing hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks. For information about the Middleway Conservancy Association please visit our website, www.MiddlewayConservancy.org, or our Facebook page.

June 21

Rehoboth United Methodist Church 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md., will host a FREE concert with Caleb & Karla Bolaos from 7 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. For more information, email: spiritoffriendshiprumc@gmail.com or call: 301-582-4096. You can also check out their website: www.bolanosmusic.com to become acquainted with their heart and ministry.

June 22

4-5:30 p.m. at Harmong Healing Center: Tea Time Health Matters/ Dave Didden, MD, will host “Tea Time Health Matters,” a free, once-a-month health “chat” at Harmony Healing Arts Center.

Dr. Dave will focus on healing and the power of integrative health and therapeutic connections. He will offer a holistic perspective on health, well-being, disease, and death; and perhaps teach a few skills about nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction. Dr. Dave will illustrate appropriate, informed use of preventive and therapeutic interventions such as medication, surgery, and other modalities of the medical industry.

June 30

All are invited to attend services at Camp Hill United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry for a service of celebration. The congregation has successfully raised funds to complete repairs on the church’s stain glass windows as well as some other needed work. Following the 11 a.m. service of Thanksgiving, a free-will dinner will be held in the church social hall.