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Calendar of Events July 22

July 22, 2016
Shepherdstown Chronicle


The Shepherdstown Library has extended weekend hours: on Fridays it is open from 10 to 5, and Saturdays from 10 to 3. Mondays through Thursdays: 10 to 7.

Runners, support the Shepherdstown Library through our partnership with Freedom's Run: the 5K, 10K, half and full marathons on October 1. Go to www.freedomsrun. org for details. When registering, enter promotional code "library101," and the library will receive a percentage of the proceeds. Every "library101" registrant will receive a free "Bookin' It for the Library" t-shirt. Donations to the Library may also be made at https://www.gofundme. com/2ctg4uc. For a donation of $100 you will receive a Freedom's Run wicking athletic t-shirt. With a donation of $200 you will receive a Freedom's Run t-shirt and a signed copy of Hali Taylor's On the Wall book of portraits. The first two donors of $500 or more will receive a pair of running shoes with a value up to $150 each from our generous sponsor, Two Rivers Treads of Shepherdstown. For more information, email or call the Library at (304) 876-2783.

July 25: All ages (infants and older) are invited to weekly story times in the Library's Children's Department at 11 a.m.

July 27: All ages may participate in "The Great Library Games" at 11 a.m. in the War Memorial Building (102 E. German St.): Olympic-style games and a trophy-making craft. The Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Library (100 East German Street). This meeting is open to the public. For more information, email spldirector@martin.lib., or call 304-876-2783. The FOSL Book Club will discuss Sky of Stone by Homer Hickam at 4 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Library.

Aug. 1: All ages (infants and older) are invited to a story time in the Library's Children's Department at

11 a.m.

Aug. 3 and Aug. 10: A free, family-friendly movie will be shown outdoors behind the Shepherdstown Library at dusk (about 9 p.m.) Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy free ice cream provided by the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) starting at 8:15. For more information, visit the Children's Department at 100 East German Street, email or call the Library at (304) 876-2783.

Aug. 8: The Board of the Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. Call the Library at 304-876-2783 to ask for directions.

Aug. 24: The Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Library (100 East German Street). This meeting is open to the public. For more information, email spldirector@martin., or call 304-876-2783.

Prize packets are available in the Shepherdstown Library's Children's Department for kids who bring in their completed reading logs. (Don't delay: some prize coupons expire at the end of August.) For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email, or visit the Library at 100 E. German Street.


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, 1-4 p.m. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Calling all knitters, quilters, rugmakers and others! We meet in the Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, corner of German and Church streets, every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Work on your own projects while socializing with other crafters. (We also take time out for tea and snacks.)

The Trinity Thrift Shop is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by for some cool finds - clothing for all, jewelry, books, movies, toys, kitchen and other house wares, prints, knick knacks, and holiday items!

The Shop accept accepts donations of clothing, books, jewelry, and many other items. It also collects used eye glasses on behalf of the Lion's Club. The Thrift Shop cannot accept furniture, other large items and electronics due to limited space. Contributions may be delivered to the screened-in back porch at any time. Tax receipts are available during business hours. If anyone has questions about the Thrift Shop, please call 304-876-6990.

The Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk continues throughout the summer and into the fall every Friday and Saturday evening. The 90 minute walk starts at dusk and showcases at least 20 stories and legends of the town, retold by researcher, Dana Mitchell. Cost is $12 per person and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Reservations for regular or private Tours are required. For reservations and .more information call 240-593-2317.

July 23

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk along the Final Attack Trail on the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. The walk will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. Easy registration is available on the PVAS website at

Participants should plan to meet walk leader Sandy Sagalkin at the Burnside Bridge at 7:30 a.m. The walk will last about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, and cover mostly level terrain. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

Aug. 13

New Street United Methodist Church ,corner of New and Church Streets in Shepherdstown, will be holding its annual Peach Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade peach ice cream, peach pie (by the slice), and other peach desserts will be served. Sandwiches and drinks are also on the menu. Extra whole pies will be sold after 2 p.m. if they are available. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this event.



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