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Calendar of events July 26

By Staff | Jul 26, 2013


The following free events are happening:

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.

Calling all kids interested in reading library books and earning prizes: there is still time to pick up a reading log in the Children’s Department of the Shepherdstown Library. There are easy, age-appropriate reading quotas, and preschoolers may receive prizes for listening to library books. Monday, August 5 is the first day to return a completed reading log to receive a packet of prize coupons generously provided by local businesses. “Dig Into Reading!” this summer!

FOSL, the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library, is hosting a free family film beginning at dusk on two Fridays, July 26 and August 9. The films will be shown, weather permitting, on the back wall of the Library at 100 East German Street. Please bring your own seating; some snacks will be available. (Donations for library programs are always welcome!) Call the Library at (304) 876-2783 to find out the titles of these films.

Registration for our free programs for infants to age twelve will be held the week of September 9 through 14, and programs will resume the week of Sept. 16. For more information, please call (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.

Ricco Gallery invites the public to an exclusive showing of hand-made jewelry from Argentina, inspired by cultures of the Andes. Argentine jewelry maker/designer Maria Victoria Pregal creates earrings, necklaces and more, all inspired by the art and lifestyle of indigenous peoples from the Andes mountain region in South America. She uses hand-spun wool as well as metals to fashion the pieces, and each item comes with a hand-woven felted wool “envelope” for protection and storage. For more information, call 304-876-2243 or email: ricco@riccogallery.com . The show continues through July 28.


Shepherdstown Fire Department will host a Friday Festival beginning at 5 p.m. at the fire department. A hog roast, ice cream and other great treats can be found. The annual bake auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Moon bounces and other rides for children.

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!

Shepherdstown Fire Department will host a 50-game cash bingo to raise funds for the department. Doors open at noon with bingo starting at 2 p.m.

July 24

Cacapon State Park will offer a special program about insect songs the evening of Wednesday, July 24.

The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Fairfax Room of the Lodge building. It will be free and open to the public. The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is co-sponsoring the event.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in nearby Loudoun County, Va. The trip will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. No pre-registration is required.

The Center is located at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road (VA Route 671), a couple of miles south of Route 340 and just opposite the Neersville Fire Department. Look for a small sign with the Blue Ridge logo.

Participants will meet at 7 a.m. in the Center parking Lot. For more information about the Center, go to its website at www.blueridgecenter.org. For more info about this trip, contact trip leader Deb Hale at 304-535-2346 or debhale72@gmail.com.

July 25

Meet and converse with Jefferson County Commissioners at a gathering at Morgan’s Grove Park from 5 to 7 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.

The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host an AARP Safe Driving Refresher Course from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The AARP Safe Driving Refresher Course is a four hour course for those who have already completed the eight hour course within the last 39 months. The course will take place at JCCOA: Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. To register for this course, please contact Roger Kryger at 304-876-0249.

Aug. 1

Thursday, 5-5:40 p.m. Happy Hour Laughing Yoga with Michelle DeStefano. 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! Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street, Sheperdstown. For more details visit: Harmonyhealingarts.org.

Aug. 2

6-6:40 p.m., Crystal Bowl Concerts. Ann Craig performs an extraordinary “sound meditation” using eight quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted. Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street, Sheperdstown. For more details visit: Harmonyhealingarts.org.

Aug. 4

6:45-7:45 p.m.: Kirtan at Harmony Healing Arts Center led by Laura First and Don Oesher. Enjoy an evening of kirtan-call-and-response chanting. One of the world’s oldest sacred music traditions, kirtan can help quiet the mind and bring you back to the center of being. Bring your voices and your open hearts. Donations will be gratefully accepted and given to the musicians. Location: Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New Street, Sheperdstown. For more details visit: Harmonyhealingarts.org.

Aug. 10

New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown will be holding its annual Peach Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade peach pie (by the slice), homemade peach ice cream, peach crisp, other desserts, sandwiches, and drinks will be offered. If available whole peach pies will be sold after 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship.

Sept. 14

Beth Moore Simulcast at Charles Town Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 and registration forms are available at the church office or text 703-887-3178 for more information.