Community Calendar

This week

Caregivers Golf Classic: Good Shepherd Caregivers will host its 19th annual Caregivers’ Golf Classic at 10 a.m. Friday. A “marshmallow driving contest” will be held between 10 and 11:30 a.m., with funds going to support the Wounded Warrior Project. For details, 304-876-3325 or

Black History Preservation Society forum: A special forum, focusing on Martin Robison Delany, will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Fishermen Hall, 350 South West Street, in Charles Town. Admission is free.

Fun for the little ones: A young artist open house will be held at CraftWorks at Cool Spring, 1469 Lloyd Rd. Charles Town, Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. For details, 304-728-6233.

Hiking season kickoff: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will celebrate the arrival of the spring hiking season Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experienced hikers will give presentations on long-distance hiking, kids will have the opportunity to get temporary A.T. tattoos, and displays will illustrate day-hiking and backpacking basics. The presentations will be held at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church located off of Storer College Place, adjacent to the ATC’s Visitor Center. For details, call 304-535-6331, Ext. 117 or e-mail

Mother-son dance: Jefferson County Parks and Recreation offers a mother/son dance in the gym of the Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane in Shenandoah Junction Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per couple. For details, call 304-728-3207 or go online to

Plant and bake sale: The Tuscawilla Hills Garden club will have a plant and bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The sale will be held at the soccer field near the entrance to W.Va. 51.

Human kindness walk: On Sunday, the Jefferson County Homeless Coalition will be participating in The Walk for Human Kindness. This event will begin at JCCM’s 238 W. Washington Street location, and will visit churches in town that have supported the Homeless Coalition in various ways, and also abandoned buildings that might eventually be purchased or donated to house some or all functions of the Homeless Coalition. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. Bring a can of food to donate to the JCCM Pantry, and a dollar to contribute to the Homeless Coalition. The walk will be led by Armand Young, an advocate for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

200th anniversary of Martin Delany’s birth: A special program celebrating the birth of Martin Delany will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Opportunity Learning Center, 300 South Lawrence Street, in Charles Town. admission is free.

Looking Ahead

Civil war roundtable: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable will be having a dinner and a program on May 9 starting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Arthur Candenquist. The subject matter will be “The Confederates construct the world’s first military railroad.” The meal will cost $15 per person and will start at 7 p.m. Reservations needed by May 8. Call 301-639-8855 for details.

Wind power hazards program: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s free May 9 program at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown will focus on the hazards that wind-power turbines pose for migratory birds. The 7 p.m. program in Room 151 of the Instructional West Building. For details, call 304-876-1139 or email Peter Smith at

Blood drive in memory of Cynthia Snyder: A blood drive will be held at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg on May 10 from noon to 6 p.m. The event is being held to honor Cynthia Snyder, who battled a rare anemic condition throughout her life.

Family Night: Jefferson County Parks and Recreation holds family night with a concession stand open for food purchase, a moon bounce, a DJ to dance to, karaoke and other fun. The May 11 event happens from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane in Shenandoah Junction. There’s a $12 cost for each family. For details, call 304-728-3207 or go online to

Auction to benefit children: The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown and the Key Club of Jefferson High School will host their 9th-annual Children’s Benefit Auction May 11 in the Jefferson High School cafeteria. The preview and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. Many useful and decorative items, gift certificates, baked goods, jewelry, and sporting items will be offered. Food will be available for purchase. For details, call 304-876-3065.

Community rummage sale: Cub Scout Troop 948 and Boy Scout Troop 948 will be having a community rummage sale on May 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moose Club pavilion in Charles Town. Concessions will be available. Picnic tables can be reserved for $10; contact 304-279-1591 or 304-839-7585 to reserve a table or to donate items. The sale will be held rain or shine.

Half-marathon: The Harpers Ferry Half Marathon May 12 includes the 13-mile race as well as a four-mile trail run and a free kids’ run. The race is part of the Two Rivers Heritage Partnership, with proceeds going toward the Harpers Ferry-based For the Love of Children organization’s outdoor education center and to Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children. Details may be found at or by calling Two Rivers Treads at 304-876-1100. The website is

Herb fair and bake sale: The 27th-annual herb fair and bake sale, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Harpers Ferry, happens May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harpers Ferry Town Gazebo. Among the items for sale will be plants — annuals, perennials, herbs, heirloom, tomatoes and veggies – plus soups, breads, baked goods, herb vinegars, stepping stones and more. Proceeds go to make the community grow. For details, call 304-535-6900.

Livestock expo: A livestock expo will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on May 12. An English horse show, western and speed events, a sheep show, a dairy show, a beef show, dairy and meat show and a rabbit workshop will be among the events. All exhibitors welcome. For details, go to

Foster care fundraiser: The annual “Walk With Me … for Youth in Foster Care” starts at 1:30 p.m. May 13 at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown. For more on the walk, which raises awareness and funding for foster care programming, or call 866-call-mwv.

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