SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Enjoy Monsters University (G rated) at Morgan's Grove Park on a giant inflatable movie screen. Bring your blankets, picnic, chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars with your family. The film starts around 8 p.m. ends around 10 p.m. Admission is free. Popcorn & Other Refreshments will be available for a modest cost.
The Mid-Atlantic Psychic Fair will be held at the Clarion Hotel. It is largest psychic fair ever to come to this area! In historic Shepherdstown Alternative healers, palm readers, psychics, mediums, astrologers, booksellers and more will be on hand.
Shepherdstown Area independent Living, SAIL, will hold an Art Show at the Entler Hotel from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This is both a fundraiser and an opportunity to further acquaint the community about SAIL and its mission Raffle tickets are being sold on Sunday mornings at the Farmer's Market and may be purchased through the office at 304-870-7245 or on the day of the show.
SAIL, as part of the Shepherdstown Yard and Tag Sale, will be selling the treasures of members and friends in the St. Agnes parking lot from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations are being accepted. For details or pickup call the SAIL office at 304-870-7245.
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 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.
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.