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Calendar of Events July 3

July 3, 2015
Shepherdstown Chronicle


Reading logs are available in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department for kids interested in earning prizes by reading (or being read to) during the Library's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Interim prizes will be awarded weekly until July 27, the first day to receive a certificate of completion and a coupon book. Ages ten and older are encouraged to enter our art contest as well; top entries will win an iTunes gift card. For more information, please call (304) 876-2783, visit the Library at 100 E. German Street, or email

Families are encouraged to join Libby Sturm, the president of the Library's Board of Trustees, in the Fourth of July parade. Meet her at 10:30 a.m. on Church Street in Shepherdstown. Libby will be walking with storyteller Fanny Crawford and face painter Jill Harner, (both of whom will be participating in the Rotary Picnic at Morgan's Grove Park from noon to 3 p.m.). At 11 a.m. the parade will go down German Street to Princess Street. Be sure to dress up; decorate your wagons, bikes, and dogs! For questions, call the Library at 304-876-2783 or email The Library will, of course, be closed on Saturday the Fourth to observe Independence Day, but stop by the week before to browse a display of children's books on the topic

Children three and older are invited to a special "super heroes" Saturday story time at 11 a.m. on July 18 in the Library's Children's Department. For more information, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783, or email

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will discuss Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day on Friday, July 31 at 4 p.m. in the Library. This novel of a butler in post-war England won the Booker Prize.

There will be a series of free weekly events funded by the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL): no registration is required, and the doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. Learn about reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals in a Wildlife Ambassadors show at the Community Club's War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.) on Thursday, July 9 at 11 a.m. for ages three and older. On Tuesday, July 14 at 11:00 meet our local heroes: a Shepherdstown Police dog and members of the Shepherdstown Fire Department, as well as make your own hero mask (at the War Memorial Building for ages three and up.) Monday, July 20 at 11 a.m. there will be an interactive children's theater experience: be part of the show or just watch a performance of "Jack and the Beanstalk" by the Rainbow Company, for ages three and older at the Shepherdstown Elementary School gym (662 S. Church St.). Author/performer Kevin Sherry will entertain ages three and up with stories and songs at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at the War Memorial Building. In "Jazz for Kids," musicians Antonio Underwood and Bassell Franks will play and explain the basic elements that create jazz improvisation on Thursday, July 30 for ages three and older, at 11 a.m. in the War Memorial Building. "Every Hero Has a Story" Teen Art Show: all are invited to see amazing entries from our art contest and to meet the artists on Monday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Building.


Need to get your cat or dog spayed or neutered? Contact Spay Today, our area's non-profit, reduced-price spay and neuter program. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. Choose from MANY vets over a WIDE area! NEW vets added! Contact Spay Today: 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.

Business owners, managers and other movers and shakers are invited to partake in the Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Join Dana Mitchell in front of the Shepherdstown Library and experience her Mysteries Walk. Walk the backstreets and hear of forgotten history, local legends and lore, unrequited love and murder, and of course ghostly tales. Call Dana at 240-593-2317 for further information.

Evan Boggess at The Bridge Gallery :Artists Gallery Talk and Q&A on Thursday Aug. 2, 7-8 p.m. Exhibit on display through July 5 with selected paintings up through Aug. 3. All welcome.


Jefferson County celebrates the Independence Day holiday with a fireworks extravaganza at Sam Michael's Park. Gates open at 2 p.m. with live music on stage beginning at 6 p.m. A variety of vendors will be set up offering wares as well as tasty treats. Coolers are welcome with picnic dinners, but no glass, alcohol or pets allowed. The event is free to the public; however, donations at the gate are appreciated. For more information, contact Toni at 304-702-3026.

Charles Town Cannons host Military Veterans Night at Sager Field at Jefferson High. Free Admission for all Veterans. 6:45 p.m. Special Recognition of Special Veteran guests from the Veterans Hospital and all Military Veterans in attendance. At 7 p.m. the Cannons take on the Woodstock River Bandits.

July 4

The annual Shepherdstown July 4 parade kicks off at 11 a.m. traveling down German Street. All are welcome to attend the annual picnic at Morgan's Grove following the parade.

July 6-10

Jala Yoga at Creekside Station, 3119 Valley Avenue in Winchester, is having its first ever Yoga Camp from 2-4 p.m. everyday. "Magnificent ME" is for kids ages 7-12, who will practice yoga and explore their creative sides with instructor Jennifer Turman-Bayliss. No ordinary camp, Magnificent ME will encourage kids to explore the magnificent person they were created to be. Along with yoga, youngsters will learn about the meaning of their special birth date, dance, play music and create their own dream board. The cost for the 5-day camp is $100, with a 10% discount for those who register by July 1. For more information or to register, visit or call 401-440-0279.

July 10

Muscular and Organic Energy Yoga Workshop-All levels, 7-9 p.m. The true purpose of life is to celebrate the beauty and power of our true nature. In order to experience this, we need to draw inside and connect with the source. From that integration with the core of the body, we have the support and potential to extend organically outward and more fully express the yoga postures. I will guide participants to experience this through a series of sun salutations, forward bends, standing poses, and optional inversions. Workshop feee: $25, please email Pamela at ( if you have any questions or wish to reserve space in the workshop. Cash/check payment due at workshop. Location: Harmony, 211 E. New St.

July 11

A summer Fresh Feast on the Farm dinner will be held at "The Home Place," home of Lane and Sam Donley near Shepherdstown. The dinner will feature white table cloth dining and a multi-course meal served plated and accompanied by West Virginia wines. A donation to The Wounded Warrior Project will be made through this event. Reservations are required: Jane Tabb at 304-725-4325,, and Facebook: Fresh Feast on the Farm.

The Bridge Gallery will open it's Summer Exhibit with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Paintings by Ed Praybe, Jacob Stilley, and Seth Hill with Wood Sculpture by Bruce Fransen are being featured. Also on display will be selected paintings by Evan Boggess. A Gallery talk with artists Bruce Fransen and Evan Boggess will take place as part of the CATF program on Sunday from 1-2 p.m. A session of

Jazz by Bruce Fransen and Pete Chauvetter will follow from 2-4 p.m. For additional information please call 304-876-2300 or visit

Jefferson County fair pageant contest registration will be held at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Little Miss and Junior Miss contests and at 10:30 a.m. for the Miss contests. Ages for the Little Miss are 4-7 as of the contest dates and the Junior Miss Contest are ages 8-12. Those ages 13-18 are eligible for the Miss Jefferson County Fair contest.

July 13

The Historic Landmarks Commission of Shepherdstown welcomes Jennifer Brennan, structural historian with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) who will speak to the commission and interested members of the public on various aspects of Historic Landmark Commissions. She will discuss the role of certified local governments, of which Shepherdstown is one, and how those CLGs assist the local community as far as historic preservation The Historic Landmarks Commission will hold their regular meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall and then move to the War Memorial Building for Brennan's 7 p.m. presentation. All are encouraged to attend.

July 13-17

All teens are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Break 2015 event at Fellowship Bible Church. 'Run for the Race,' as the week has been dubbed, features guest speaker Pastor Lowell McDonald, along with music, food and fun. Hours are from 6:30-10 p.m. each evening at the church's pavilion located at 408 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction. There is no cost to participate so grab some friends and head out.

July 16

Free Seasonal health chat with Dave Didden, M.D., 7:15-8:15 p.m. The theme for this quarterly presentation, with Q and A, is "Dosing summer: mind/body medicine and immunity." Dr. Dave, owner of Potomac Integrative Health, Shepherdstown, describes his practice as locally grown, family-owned and steeped in the tradition of holistic medicine. The quarterly health chats focus on mitigating seasonal effects on the body/mind. Harmony, 211 E. New St.

July 18

Summer Ayurveda Workshop, 2-4 p.m., all levels $35 ($30 if registered by July 13). Join yoga instructor Gena Rockwell and herbalist Ashley Davis for this popular seasonal workshop featuring yoga, ayurvedic practices and herbs that will bring the mind and body into balance for the summer season.Workshop will include an hour long yoga practice with calming pranayama, slow, flowing and soothing vinyasa, followed by cooling and grounding Yin yoga, deep relaxation and meditation. Discussion and sampling of herbal edibles will help balance the pitta dosha and mind and body during the Summer. To register, contact Gena Rockwell at 304 582 4830 or Harmony, 211 E. New St.,

July 25

Dharma Yoga Workshops with Gena Rockwell, Level 2, 12-2 p.m., $20/ Level 3, will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, 12-2 p.m., $20. Dharma yoga is categorized as Hatha/Raja yoga, since the practice embodies all of the 8 limbs of yoga, including the physical, mental, ethical and devotional elements. The goal is ultimately self-realization, and the essence of the practice is rooted in compassion. Workshops include asana practice, pranayama, chanting, deep relaxation, and meditation. To register, contact Gena at 304-582-4830 or Harmony, 211 E. New St.,

July 31

Release & Reunite: A Soul Dance Journey with Diana Brubaker, 6-8 p.m. It's a dance party like no other! Come release the stress of the week in an emotionally whimsical journey of the soul through dance movement, mindfulness, and music. We will reunite our connection to the unified field using a combination of modern and classic pop culture music paired with elements of healing and five rhythms. Come prepared to sweat it out, and let go into the flow. No previous dance experience required.Barmony, 211 E. New St.



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