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May Day, Handmade Market and other weekend events

By Staff | May 1, 2015

It’s going to be a beautiful, colorful and enjoyable this May Day weekend in downtown Shepherdstown with the return of the Shepherdstown Community Club’s 1st Weekend Handmade Market and other spring events! First, local and regional artists, artisans and crafters will come together May 2 and 3 at the War Memorial Building, 102 E. German Street to sell their quality handmade creations. The Handmade Market is open Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There is always free admission.

The featured creative sellers for this weekend’s market are: Toni Kay Dye (hand-painted feathers and wildlife art), Michael Dye (hand-carved wizard wands, fantasy figurines), Legend Mountain (soft sculpture, applique and folk art), Happy Cat Stained Glass (brilliant stained glass panels and art), Creations by Tigerlily (crochet items, aprons, catnip cat toys, bookmarks), Nature’s Inspirations (gemstone and beaded jewelry with a fair-trade focus), and Creative Art and Soul (metal and wood dog leash holders, pendants, mixed-media.).

For sneak peeks and more information, visit facebook.com/SCCHandmadeMarket. The Handmade Market is also still accepting applications for artists and makers who would like to set up and sell their creations during the monthly shows.

The Handmade Market is sponsored by the Shepherdstown Community Club. Monies collected from sellers’ space fees go towards the maintenance and operation of the historic War Memorial Building and Morgan’s Grove park.

Other events in downtown Shepherdstown this weekend are the annual May Day Celebration, the Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club plant sale, and the Shepherdstown Farmers Market. The May Day festivities begin Saturday morning with the maypole erected at McMurran Hall and the parade on German St. at noon. The Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the corner of Church and German streets. The local Farmer’s Market will be open Sunday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on King Street behind the library. Find more weekend events listed in the Shepherdstown Visitor Center’s online calendar: http://shepherdstown.info/calendar-of-events/