Community Calendar

This week

EPBA meeting: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be held on Wednesday 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 Friday and Saturday. 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.

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

Blood drive: Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown. Monday, noon to 6 p.m. Sponsored by Good Shepherd Caregivers in partnership with Leadership Jefferson.

Children’s asthma camp: Camp Catch Your Breath will hold a week-long camp Monday to July 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 http://asthmacamp.uhcwv.org. 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 hoskinsons@uhcwv.org.

Looking Ahead

Miller/Orndorff/Nesmith reunion: The descendants of Phillip Setzer Orndorff and Mary Jane Tevault, Jacob Sylvanius Miller and Mary Catherine reynolds, and Bethuel Middleton Nesmith and Alice Dortha Franks are invited to a family reunion July 28 at the Capon Ruritan Building in Yellow Spring. The reunion will start at noon and end at 4 p.m. Please bring a covered dish — main dish, side dish or dessert — to share. Donated items are needed for silent auction and door prizes. For more information, contact Cecile Wilfong Smith at 770-382-4406 or email cyswilfong823@hotmail.com; or contact Tina Kipps Roberts at 540-740-3994 or email tinarr99@shentel.net.

Purse and jewelry bingo: Moose Lodge #120, Martinsburg, July 29. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Authentic Coach purses and products as well as Pandora bracelets and charms will be offered. There will be raffles, tip jars and refreshments available for purchase. To purchase tickets call Donna at 304-279-3543 or Connie at 304-582-5115. Must be 18 to play. Proceeds to benefit the Shenandoah Scholarship Organization and Children’s Miracle Network.

Evening nature walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor an evening nature walk at Cacapon State Park on Aug. 2. The walk will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the park’s nature center and last about two hours. The walk is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along. No pre-registration is needed. Participants should come prepared with a flashlight, insect repellant, and comfortable walking shoes. For questions, contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org.

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 wvbirder@comcast.net.

Basket bingo benefit: Moose Lodge #120, Martinsburg, Aug. 5 starting at noon. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance No outside food allowed in the Moose Lodge. No one under the age of 18 permitted. For tickets, call 304-263-5522. Event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Chamber of Commerce/Farm Bureau picnic: Sam Michael’s Park, Aug. 8 starting at 6 p.m. Catering by The Clarion. This is a pre-pay event. Tickets are $16 per adult, $8 for children ages 4 to 8, under age 3, free. Register by calling 304-725-2055 or email info@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Peach festival: New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown will be holding its annual peach festival on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade peach pie by the slice, peach crisp, homemade peach ice cream as well as country ham and other sandwiches will be offered for sale. Whole pies may be available after 2 p.m.

Appalachian Trail anniversary celebration: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Friends of the Appalachian Trail in Harpers Ferry-Bolivar are hosting a weekend celebration for the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail on Aug. 11 and 12 at 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry. Event highlights include guest speakers, workshops, activities, displays, food, music and a parade. For questions about the 75th anniversary celebration, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/75. For more information about the weekend celebration in Harpers Ferry, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/HarpersFerryATCelebration.

Ag Progress Days bus trip: MidAtlantic Farm Credit is hosting a bus trip to Ag Progress Days at Penn State University on Aug. 15. There will be demonstrations, tours, food and exhibits. The cost of the trip is $20 per person and includes transportation, morning snacks and dinner on the way home. RSVP online at www.mafc.com/ag-progress-days-bus-trip.php.

Tennis fundraiser: The West Virginia University Hospitals-East City Hospital Foundation will sponsor its ninth annual tennis classic on Sept. 8 at Saint James School in Saint James, Md. In order to participate, registrants must be 18 years old by Sept. 1, 2012. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the St. James School tennis courts, with play to begin at 9 a.m. The individual player entry fee is $100. Corporate sponsorships are also available at $1000, $500 and $250 levels. An awards ceremony with lunch, provided by Sodexo, will immediately follow the conclusion of play. For questions about participating in the 2012 tennis classic, contact the City Hospital Foundation at 304-264-1223.

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