SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Rick Lemon, conservationist and former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center, will kick off the fifth annual Storied Evenings of Music, Biography and Art series at the Historic Presbyterian Meeting House at 100 W. Washington St. on July 9.
Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, will follow on July 16 and and Shepherdstown native Clifford Branson will be the featured speaker on July 23.
Each speaker will tell a story on "Who and What Made Me Who and What I Am."
Each evening includes a musical presentation. Cellist Stephen Czarkowski will perform on July 9; violinist Nancy Ellsworth accompanied by Maggie Terry on the piano, July 16; and jazz pianist Dr. Mark Andrew Cook of Shepherd University on July 23. The art of Ellen Burgoyne will be exhibited in the church's Fellowship Hall during the month of July. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free to the public.