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Calendar of Events June 20

By Staff | Jun 20, 2014


Saturday, June 21, 11:30 a.m. (Location: TBD) “Majesties of the Pond” is offered for all ages. Dragonflies, damsel flies, skimmers and other water bugs will be featured, and there will be a butterfly/dragonfly tee shirt craft (bring your own, or buy a tee shirt for $4.00).

“Rockets and Robots” will be held at the Shepherdstown Train Station (100 Audrey Egle Drive) on Tuesday, June 24. From 5 to 6 p.m., there will be a rocket-building program for children 4 and older, demonstrating propulsion using everything from air to soda bubbles. At 6 p.m. children 8 and older may stay for the robotics program. Using household materials and simple electric currents, we will create a variety of robots such as a hoverbot and robo-bug!

Wildlife Ambassadors will present “Creepy Crawlies” for all ages on Tuesday, July 1 at 11:30 a.m. (Location: Shepherdstown Elementary’s Gym, 662 S. Church St.) Discover poisonous and venomous creatures as well as those awake at night.

Meet Flower Lorenzo, the “Fossil Lady,” on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. (Location: Shepherdstown Elementary’s Gym, 662 S. Church St.). All ages will get to look at and touch the different types of fossils in her amazing collection, and she will share about how she finds fossils, and how to tell if a rock might be a fossil.

“Turning Around America” will be set up behind the Shepherdstown Library (100 East German Street) from Wednesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Children 8 and older, teens, and adults are all welcome. Two mobile workshops will provide guidance and materials for the following classes:

Stop Animation will meet 9 a.m. to noon, for 5 days: Wed. 7/16, Thurs. 7/17, Fri. 7/18, Sat. 7/19, and Sun. 7/20. There is space for 16 kids, ages 10 to 15. (Please do not register unless your child is able to attend for all 15 hours of this class.) Kids will be divided into two teams of eight. Each team will develop a story, make wooden puppets, create scenery/backdrops, photograph and edit their film, and show it to the other team by noon on Sun. 7/20.

Make a Wooden Whistle is offered on Wed. 7/16 and again on Fri. 7/18 to ages 8 and older. There is space for 10 people during each hour: you may sign up for 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., or 3 to 4 p.m., on either 7/16 or 7/18. Students will take turns using one or two lathes, and use hand tools.

Printmaking is offered Thurs. 7/17 and again on Sun. 7/20 to ages 8 and older. There is space for 10 people during each hour: you may sign up for 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., or 3 to 4 p.m., on either 7/17 or 7/20. Older people will cut wood blocks and younger people will cut potatoes. There will be a big roll of paper for people to print on, and the whole “people of Shepherdstown” artwork will be revealed Thurs. and Sun. before 4 p.m.

Make a Simple Book is offered on Sat. 7/19 to ages 8 and older. There is space for 10 people during each hour: you may sign up for 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m., or 3 to 4 p.m. Each student needs to bring a cereal box to use for their Japanese-style book’s covers. Students will be using a paper cutter.

“Fizz, Slurp, Splat!” will be a variety of gross science experiments at the Shepherdstown Train Station (100 Audrey Egle Dr.) on Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m. Ages 4 and older are invited to make creations such as fake snot, a belching balloon, and slimy DNA strands, while learning the chemistry behind these amazing experiments.

Ages 18 and under are invited to visit the Shepherdstown Library to pick up a reading log in June or July. Children who read library books (or are read to) may return their completed reading logs starting August 4, to receive wonderful prizes from generous local businesses! For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.


Need to get the cat or dog spayed or neutered? Contact Spay Today — our area’s non-profit, reduced-fee spay and neuter program. Many vets to choose from covering a wide area. New vets added. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. Contact Spay Today: 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, on July 4, and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Public hours are: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Noon-12:40 p.m., Crystal Bowl Concert: 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 St,

June 21

Shepherdstown Community Club hosts their annual picnic at Morgan’s Grove Park from 2-5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish to share, adding to the food offered by the SCC!

Jefferson County’s 13th annual Farm Day self-guided tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features four farms: Drilake Farm, Charles Town; Green Horizons Turf Farm, Kearneysville; Miller Farms, Kearneysville and Mars Hall Farm, Shepherdstown. For complete information visit www.JeffersonFarms.org or contact Jane Tabb at 304-725-4325.

The Packhorse Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a Bake sale and Yard Sale to benefit the nonprofit, Reliving History Inc./Peter Burr House (c.1751) on Sat, June 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain date June 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 11 Uvilla Road, Harpers Ferry.

SIPschool’s Cozy Cottage Workshop: Where Tiny Living and Energy Efficiency come together! During this 3 hour seminar in Shenandoah Junction, attendees will learn more about building their own tiny structure, we’ll explore the advantages of building and designing them with SIPs, and you’ll get a tour of our own Cozy Cottage, a 11.5′ x 22′ studio built entirely of structural insulated panels. The event is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration required 304-876-8494 or info@sipschool.org.

June 27

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies will present the award-winning 67-minute film “Shepherdstown’s Danske Dandridge – In Her Words,” at 7 p.m. at its auditorium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her death in 1914. She was the acclaimed poet, garden writer and author of three honored historical volumes. Film includes original songs and local photos. Poet Ed Zahniser will also read for his recent work. Information at the Byrd Center (304) 876 5701.

June 28

Brunswick, Maryland will host a Bicycle Festival to include an Uphill mile climb at 11:30 a.m., a climbing wall, kids bike rodeo, live music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a fmily bike ride and a big whieel bike club. The first Adventure Challenge will feature bike, run and kayak. For information, visit brunswickmainstreet.org.

Tea Time Matters, 4-5:30 p.m, Dr. Alissa Harris will be the featured speaker at “Tea Time Health Matters”. The informal monthly “health chat” is free and open to the public and it even includes an afternoon “cuppa tea”. Tea Time is held at the Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St. A native of West Virginia, Dr. Harris graduated with honors from the New York Chiropractic College and opened Harpers Ferry Chiropractic in 2007. She will focus on how posture and spinal health affect the health of the whole body. She also will offer computerized posture screenings to participants and answer questions about any other topics related to chiropractic health.