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Calendar of Events June 28

By Staff | Jun 28, 2013


The following free events are happening:

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.


The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Electra” on today, Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. All performances will be held in Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $2 for students, and free for Shepherd students. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey at 304-876-5208 or bellzey@shepherd.edu.

June 29

The streets of Shepherdstown will be filled with vendors, musicians and refreshments as the annual Streetfest event begins at 10 a.m. Continuing throughout the day and evening hours, the event offers something for everyone! Head downtown and join in.

Sam Michael’s Park is once again the location for the Independence Day celebration in Jefferson County. Gates open at 5 p.m. with live entertainment on the stage beginning at 6. Fireworks will light the sky at dark. There is no admission charge for this event although donations to help continue the event in coming years are appreciated! Bring a picnic supper or purchase dinner from vendors on-site.

The 1th annual Don Redman Heritage Awards and Concert, featuring jazz legends Buster Cooper and Eddie Gomez with The Howard Burns Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Admission is free. For further information call (304) 535-6298.

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.

July 4

Plans are now set for Shepherdstown’s Independence Day parade and community picnic. The parade will be held starting at 11 a.m. on German Street downtown. It will begin at Church Street and end at Princess Street. The picnic will be held right afterward, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., in the pavilion at Morgan’s Gove Park just south of town.

The Harpers Ferry Women’s Club and the Town of Harpers Ferry will host the Rohrersville Band at the town’s grandstand on Washington Street beginning at 1 p.m. Come enjoy the music. Refreshments will be available.

July 6

Opening reception for show of Andean-Inspired Jewelry from Argentina at Ricco Gallery, 125 West German Street, next door to Press Room. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Argentine jewelry designer/maker Maria Victoria Pregal creates earrings, necklaces and more, all inspired by the lifestyle and art of indigenous people of the South American Andes region.

July 11

Happy Hour Laughing Yoga with Michelle DeStefano 5-5:40 pm, Let go and laugh. Laughing Yoga includes breathing and easy stretching exercises to get the energy flowing through the body. Laughter

enhances the healing effects! Did you know that 15 minutes of continuous laughter is equal to 30 minutes of running? During Happy Hour Laughing Yoga, you can expect to release endorphins, reduce cortisol and other stress hormones, increase your mood in a way that lasts-all while having fun. Michelle will guide you into easy moves that soon turn silly and fun. The energy naturally builds to easy laughter and body, mind, and spirit start feeling the benefits. The session ends with a guided relaxation. .Happy Hour Laughing Yoga is perfect for all ages and body types!

July 13

The Tomoko Thaldorf and Sheila Anders Breast Cancer Benefit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Asbury Center, 110 W. North St., Charles Town. Live music, food, silent auction, moon bounces, etc.

Admission $5, children under 12 $3.

July 15

6:30-8 p.m.: A Place To Heal: The League of Women Voters’ Forum addressing The Eastern Panhandle’s need for in-patient mental health and addiction treatment. The Jefferson County League of Women Voters has long been interested in getting an in-patient addiction treatment center in the Panhandle. There is also an urgent interest in the Panhandle to develop in-patient treatment for those with mental disorders. This forum will explore the need for geographically accessible residential treatment, whether one center could serve both addiction and mental health disorders and strategies for getting a treatment fancily established somewhere in the region. Participants are Paul Macom, President of East Ridge Mental Health Services in Martinsburg, Jim Gaynor, President of Grafton Integrated Health Network and Jim Auxer, representing the Eastern Regional Jail.

The Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning & Development Council ~ Region 9. will hold a full Council Meeting at the Panorama at the Peak in Berkeley Springs from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

July 27

Tea Time Health Matters 4-5:30 p.m. at Harmony Healing Center.Dave Didden, MD, will continue “Tea Time Health Matters,” a free health “chat” at Harmony Healing Arts Center, on the 4th Saturday of each month. 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. Tea Time Health Matters is open to all. Participants can come a little early and help themselves to a cup of tea. Dr. Dave will leave time during each session for questions and answers.