Community Calendar

This week

AARP meeting: The Jefferson County Chapter #799 of AARP will meet on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the social hall of the Asbury United Methodist Church on North Street in Charles Town. This will be the annual Potluck Picnic meeting so members are asked to bring main dishes, salads, and desserts suitable for a picnic. Instead of a speaker and program, the members will participate in bingo, so they are requested to bring suitable small items for bingo prizes. The August AARP Chapter #799 meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 12, and will be a corn roast at Glen Haven. More details will be announced at the July meeting. For questions, contact Peggy at 304-671-3183 or

Prom fundraiser: Chick-fil-A in Ranson on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mention Jefferson High School and 10 percent of order will go to the Jefferson High School prom fund. For questions, call 304-671-8673.

EPBA luncheon: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association will be having a luncheon on Friday 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 Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 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, Saturday. All volunteers are welcome. Contact Ronda Lehman at 304-261-8070 with any questions or email Sponsored by Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition.

Fair pageant registration and rehearsal: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Saturday. 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. Saturday. 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.

Republicans to meet: The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 9 a.m. at the Turf Restaurant in Charles Town on Saturday. All Republicans are encouraged to attend. Call 304-535-6914 for more information.

Fire Department carnival: The Shepherdstown Fire Dept. will be having their annual carnival Monday through July 21. The carnival grounds are located behind the fire department in Shepherdstown.

Looking Ahead

EPBA meeting: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be held on July 18 at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. Agenda will be posted at the office.

Tire collection event: The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce the 2012 used tire collection events for Berkeley County. The tire collection events will be held on July 20 and July 21. Each event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the South Berkeley Recycling Center, 637 Pilgrim Street in Inwood. This event is open to any West Virginia resident with a valid driver’s license. Participant may dispose of up to 10 tires, free of charge, per valid license. The tires do not need to be removed from the rims. SBRC and WV- DEP staff reserve the right to reject any tire not considered acceptable. The SBRC will also accept metal vehicle rims (without tires) for recycling. Should you have any questions or comments, contact the BCSWA at 304-267-9370 or Mike Parks of the WV-DEP at 304-940-0258.

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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