Community Calendar

This week

Boot drive and barbecue: Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department will be having a boot dive and barbecue event on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Pulled pork, cole slaw, boardwalk fries and fresh-squeezed lemonade will be on the menu.

Birding trips: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor birding trips Saturday and Sept. 5. The trips are free and open to anyone with an interest. No pre-registration will be required. For questions, go to or contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or

Labor Day picnic: The Shepherdstown Community Club’s annual community Labor Day picnic at Morgan’s Grove Park will begin at 2 p.m. Monday. While food is provided at nominal cost, guests are encouraged to bring a side dish to share. The Rohrerville Band will perform. Speakers will be Jefferson County Commissioner Lyn Widmyer and Diane Melby of Shepherd University.

Bingo: The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host a cash bingo on the first and third Tuesday of each month starting Tuesday. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. For questions, call 304-725-4045.

Looking ahead

Children’s nature walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a children’s nature walk along the C&O Canal Sept. 8. The walk will be for children ages 6 to 9 and will last from 9 a.m. until noon. It will start in the large C&O Canal parking lot on Canal Road, three-10ths of a mile south of the Shepherdstown/Sharpsburg, Md. bridge. There is a $5 fee for each child. To register or get more information go to or call 304-676-8739.

Breakfast: Neersville Volunteer Fire Department at 11762 Harpers Ferry Road on Sept. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. will serve a by-donation breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, home fried potatoes, pancakes and more. For questions, call 540-668-7005.

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. Registrants must be 18 years old by Sept. 1. 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. For questions, contact the City Hospital Foundation at 304-264-1223.

Democratic women: Charles Town Library meeting room will host on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. State Delegate Tiffany Lawrence, County Commissioner Frances Morgan, Magistrate Gail Boober and County Assessor Angie Banks. The women will speak about their campaigns and answer questions.

Free vocal lessons: The Shenandoah Valley Chorus is offering free vocal lessons to women starting Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 75 Merrimans Lane, Winchester, Va. The chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International and sings four-part a capella barbershop harmony. To register, call 540-635-8054, 540-955-2851 or 304-268-4046.

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