Community Calendar

This week

Ballroom dance party: War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown. Friday, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $12 per person. For questions, 503-309-7250 or register online at

Cookout to support hospice: Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, Friday starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. The evening will also include a silent auction featuring select, upscale items. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Panhandle. Make reservations by calling 304-876-2551.

Fire Company chicken barbecue: Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Company will be having a chicken barbecue on Saturday at 100 Mission Rd., Harpers Ferry, starting at 11 a.m. Dinners will be half of a chicken, baked beans, applesauce, roll and a drink for $10. Mud trucks will be on display along with antique cars.

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 Saturday. 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

Looking Ahead

EPBA meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association will be having a luncheon on July 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. All statewide candidates have been invited. Those planning to attend should reply by July 11.

Rude Mechanicals to present ‘The Trojan Women’: Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present the Greek tragedy Euripides’ “The Trojan Women” on July 13 and July 14 at 7:30 p.m., and July 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $5 general admission, free for Shepherd University students, and $2 for other students and Shepherd University faculty and staff. For questions, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey at 304-876-5208 or

Shenandoah River clean up: 8 a.m. until noon, July 14. All volunteers are welcome. Contact Ronda Lehman at 304-261-8070 with any questions or email Sponsored by Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition .

Jefferson Co. Fair pageant registration and rehearsal: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, July 14. 9 a.m. — registration for “Little Miss Jefferson County” and “Junior Miss Jefferson County”; 10:30 a.m. — registration for “Miss Jefferson County.”

Neersville Fire and Rescue country breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. July 14. Country biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, home fried potatoes, pancakes and more. Neersville Firehouse is located at 11762 Harpers Ferry Rd., (Rt.671). Contact 540-668-7005 for more information.

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

Delaware shore birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip along the Delaware shore Aug. 3 through 5. Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate, including children. There is no fee but participants will have to cover their own travel expenses and make their own room reservations. Participants should plan to wear comfortable walking or hiking boots; bring along bug spray to ward off ticks, mosquitoes and gnats; and bring water and, as necessary, a hat, sunscreen or rain gear. Binoculars will be available for those who do not own any. For questions, 304-261-5602 or

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