Community Calendar

This week

Blood drives: A blood drive will be held at Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Softball tryouts: Summit Point Tsunami 12U girls softball tryouts happen Thursday, Tuesday and Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day and Aug. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The tryouts will be at 4095 Leetown Road in Summit Point. Arrive 30 minutes early to register and bring a copy of birth certificate. For details, contact cenate@frontiernet.net.

Highway workshop: State highway officials want public input on U.S. 340 corridor. Come to Bolivar Community Center Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Free tire collection: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection offers free tire collection Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of Highways garage on Leetown Road. Tires can be on or off rim. Up to 10 tires can be dropped off with a West Virginia driver’s license. No businesses allowed. For questions, call 304-940-0258.

Safe driving: The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host an AARP Safe Driving Course from 8 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 103 W. Fifth Ave. in Ranson. Class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one must take all eight hours of the course in order to complete. The price for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For enrollment or questions, call Roger Kryger at 304-876-0249.

3 family reunions: Descendants of Thomas R. and Annabelle Rutherford Whittington are invited to attend the 55th annual family reunion Saturday. The gathering at the home of Nellie Longerbeam in Millville begins with a fellowship time at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. For questions, call 304-535-6880. The 55th Cather reunion comes Sunday at the Round Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 769 Round Hill Road, Winchester, Va., starting at 12:30 p.m. Bring a meat dish, vegetable dish and dessert to share. For questions, call 1-540-539-3307 or email lcather@gmail.com. The Fritts family reunion starts at noon Sunday at Morgan’s Grove Park, Shepherdstown. Bring covered dish/drinks and items for pig-in-a-poke. For questions, call 304-728-6734.

Grand opening of thrift shop: Buried Treasures Thrift Shop, located in the Hill Dale Shopping Center, will open its doors Saturday at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will support the Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Spay Today. For questions, directions or to donate items, call 304-724-7071 or visit www.bttshop.org.

Annual yard sale: The Shenandoah Valley Chorus annual yard sale comes Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon at 500 Lanny Drive in Winchester, Va., just a few blocks from the Winchester Medical Center. The fundraiser is for the women’s a capella chorus, with used clothing, household items, books, antiques and other quality items offered for sale. A handmade quilt also will be raffled. A free mini-chorus will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Community workday: The Shepherdstown Community Club is conducting a workday at Morgan’s Grove Park starting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Jefferson Parks and Recreation and Shepherd University’s incoming freshmen class have also volunteered and will be participating in the repair of the walking/jogging path and parking lot. Anyone interested is invited.

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