Community Calendar

This week

Woman’s Club upcoming events: The GFWC Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry will be taking a field trip to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester this Thursday to visit both the museum and the gardens. Additional information can be obtained by calling 304 876-1825. The town of Harpers Ferry, along with the help of the Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry, will be hosting the annual 4th of July event at the Town Gazebo. Performing patriotic music for the event will be the Rohrersville Band and the Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry will be serving up their annual feast of a grilled hot dog, chips, a homemade chocolate chip cookie and a drink for the nominal charge of $1.

Blood drive: 2 to 7 p.m., Friday. Leetown United Methodist Church, Kearneysville.

Audubon birding trips: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring two birding trips for late June. No pre-registration will be required. Both trips will begin at 7 a.m. The first trip will be a Saturday bird walk in the southern part of the Antietam National Battlefield. The second trip will be a June 27 trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area. More details can be found on the Society’s website or contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or

Breakfast with the state legislators: 9 a.m. Saturday at DISH Restaurant, 213 W. Washington Street, Charles Town. Breakfast is $12; coffee only is $3. RSVP to or 304-876-2583 by June 21 for breakfast or coffee. No need to RSVP if you do not plan to eat or drink. Bring questions and concerns for Sen. John Unger, Sen. Herb Snyder and Rep. John Doyle. For questions, contact Renny Smith at 304-876-2583.

Breast cancer fundraiser: Meadow Farms will be hosting Pink Day, a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at all locations Saturday. The goal is to raise $20,000. Highlights of the day will include raffles, silent auctions, and special discounts for their customers making a donation at the time of purchase or online. For questions, go to

Republicans to meet: The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will hold a convention at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at 43-F Ruland Road, Kearneysville (behind the DMV and next door to King’s Pizza). The purpose of the meeting is to elect Jefferson County’s delegates to the State Republican Convention to be held on Aug. 4 in Beckley. All registered Republicans are invited to attend. For questions, visit

Summer concert series: Proceeds benefit Jefferson County nonprofits. The first in the series will be held Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Morgan’s Grove Market. Bands to perform: Tom Principato, Don Oehser, Singh Birdsong and Old Indian.

Family reunion: The annual Drish family reunion will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park on Sunday. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. after a brief business meeting.

Blood drive: 2 to 7 p.m., Monday. Shepherdstown Fire Hall.

Civil War workshop: The Charles Town Library, Jefferson County Historical Society, and the Historic Shepherdstown Commission will offer a workshop entitled “Jefferson County and the Civil War, 1862” on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Topics and locations will be different each day. The workshop is open to the public, but all participants must register for one, two or all three days. Each session (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) will be free with the exception of a modest entrance fee to Harpers Ferry National Park on June 27. To register, contact Donna Northouse at or 304-876-8177. Teachers in Jefferson County schools will earn staff development credit for attending any or all of the sessions. Teaching materials will be provided.

Humane Society grand opening: Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Monday. The National Humane Education Society will open its new Humane Education Center, located at the Briggs Animal Adoption Center. The ribbon cutting ceremony with the Honorable State Senator John Unger and Board Members of The National Humane Education Society will open the doors to the first of three 2012 Cool to Care Camps for children. The public is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony located at 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town.

Sons of the Confederacy to meet: The monthly dinner meeting of the Henry Kyd Douglas Camp, Sons of the Confederacy, will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at The Independent Fire Company in Ranson. Visitors are welcome. Doug Perks will tell about a local mystery concerning the Elmwood Cemetery and the Monument to the Confederate Soldiers.

Looking Ahead

Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet: The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 53rd Annual Chamber Banquet on June 27 at the Skyline Terrace at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The Spirit of Jefferson will be honoring the Outstanding Citizen of the Year award. Guest speaker for this year’s banquet will be Rick Adams from United Bank. Social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. and awards to follow. The banquet is a reservations and a pre-pay required event, with limited seating; Reservations prior to the event are required. For questions, call the chamber office at 304-725-2055.

Blood drive: 11 to 5 p.m., June 29. City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Stauffer’s Marsh birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to its Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County on July 7. The event is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Register online on the PVAS website at or contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or

Children’s asthma camp: Camp Catch Your Breath will hold a week-long camp July 22 to 27 for children ages 8 to 13 who suffer from asthma. The camp will be held at Jackson’s Mill 4-H Camp. Registration for camp is currently being accepted. The cost is $70 per child. To learn more, visit Registration for the camp can be accomplished by calling the American Lung Association at 304-342-6600; UHC Pharmacy at 681-342-1560 or emailing UHC pharmacist Sonny Hoskinson at

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