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Calendar of Events July 5

By Staff | Jul 5, 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.


Summertime is the perfect time to spay or neuter your cat or dog! Contact Spay Today, our area’s non-profit, reduced-fee spay and neuter program. At the time of surgery, tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates.NEW vets! Covering a WIDE area with MANY vets and clinics to chose from! Contact Spay Today at www.baacs.org or call 304.728.8330. Call Today!!

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. **Note: During the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the Museum will be open on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For the month of July at the Blue Moon, the artwork of Shepherdstown residents Lindsay Guild and Ashley Hoffman (me) will be featured. The show titled “Enlightenment” features photography and collage. This is the current show of many exhibitions in the dining room featuring regional artists.

The South Jefferson Public Library is pleased to announce an art exhibit featuring the works of Stefanie Boss, photographer. This exhibition is the 45th in the Art in the Library series hosted by the library to highlight the talents of local artists. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 31st and can be viewed during library hours: Monday through Thursday 10- 7, Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 1-5. The library is closed Fridays. The library is located at 49 Church St, Summit Point.


The Over the Mountain Studio Tour invites all to their annual Summer Show & Sale in Downtown Shepherdstown’s War Memorial Building, July 5, 6 & 7. Join in the celebratory Opening Gala on tonight from, 5-7 p.m., where you can experience their freshest work, plus a bit of conversation amidst live music, snacks and drinks.

The Carper Family will appear at the Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St. at 8:30 p.m. The Carper Family blends stunning three part harmonies into the finest old country, old-time, bluegrass, and swing tunes. Their boiled-down and intimate presentation highlights the quality of their united and solo voices, as well as drawing out each player’s abilities with her accompanying instrument.

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 9

An Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Healing hosted by the Shepherdstown Episcopal Church will meet from 7-8 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. This is a service of prayer, song and healing. For more information, please call the Rev. Susan MacDonald at 301-667-1165.

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.

Car Wash fundraiser for Jefferson High School Football boosters at Roy Rogers in Ranson. Come get a great car wash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations appreciated!

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 20

The 3rd annual Rubber Ducky Classic will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Town Run. Get your duck today by calling 304-876-3358. Race starts across from Betty’s Restaurant and ends at the Little House!

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.