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Calendar of Events August 2

By Staff | Aug 2, 2013


The following free events are happening:

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.

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.


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. 5

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town. The trip will begin at 6:30 a.m. It is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is required. For more info, contact trip leader, Joette Borzik, at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net.

Aug. 6

Shepherd University’s Martinsburg Center will hold an open house for prospective students 4-7 p.m. at the center at 261 Aikens Center. Martinsburg Center staff will be available to talk with students interested in completing their bachelor’s degree through the Regents bachelor of arts program, starting a master of business degree or master of arts in curriculum and instruction, or earning a bachelor of science in nursing degree through the R.N. to B.S.N. track. Staff members also can assist with financial aid and class selection. For more information about the open house, call the Martinsburg Center at 304-263-3303 or visit the website at martinsburgcenter.info.

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.

Aug. 13

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

Aug. 16

Movie Night on the lawn at Morgan’s Grove Park! This family fun event offering Madagascar 3 starts at dusk. Bring blankets or chairs and head out for the second annual movie night at the park sponsored by the Shepherdstown Community Club. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be available for purchase.

Aug. 17-24

The Jefferson County Fair begins at the Fairgrounds in Leetown. All exhibits are due at the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 17. Pick up a fair book or schedule at all local banks.

Aug. 18

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a geocaching workshop at its Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County beginning at 4 p.m. It will focus on the basics of geocaching, including the use of the GPS (Global Positioning System).Participants may use their own GPS units or smartphones. GPS units will be available for those who need one. The event will be free and open to the public but space will be limited and pre-registration is essential. To pre-register or get more information, go to the PVAS website or contact Kelly Wolf at kheldreth@hotmail.com or 304-229-6229.

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.

The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host their 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride at the Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center. Pre-Registration preferred to guarantee t-shirt. Cost for driver $25 (includes lunch and t-shirt); Rider $15 (includes lunch). If you register at the door, the cost for driver will be $30 and t-shirts are subject to availability. Registration is 8:30-10:30 a.m. with a two hour ride to begin at 10:30 a.m. BBQ lunch will be served after ride. Motorcycle ride benefits Jefferson County Council on Aging: Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center and JCCOA Jefferson Center. Registration is due by Aug. 9. To register, please contact Chasidy Rosa Morales at 304-725-4045.