Community Calendar

This week

Running clinics offered: Dr. Mark Cucuzzella will be conducting running clinics geared to runners of all levels. Two clinics will be offered Friday.

At 4 p.m., the clinic will cover stability, mobility and strength.

At 5 p.m., the topic will be running form. Clinics will be held in the Aerobics Room in The Wellness Center on the campus of City Hospital. The program is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 1814 or email ddejarnett@cityhospital.org.

Children’s nature walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a children’s nature walk along the C&O Canal in the Shepherdstown area on Saturday. The walk will be for children ages 6 to 9. The walk will last from 9 a.m. until noon. It will start in the large C&O Canal parking lot on Canal Road, three-tenths of a mile south of the Shepherdstown/Sharpsburg Bridge. There will be a $5 fee for each child. To register or get more information go to www.potomacaudubon.org or call 304-676-8739 or email Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org.

Fire dept. breakfast: Neersville firehouse located at 11762 Harpers Ferry Rd. — Route 671 — on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. Country biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, home fried potatoes, pancakes and more will be on the menu. A free will offering will be collected. For questions, call 540-668-7005.

Republicans to meet: The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will meet on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Turf Restaurant in Charles Town. Call 304-535-6914 for questions or visit jcwvgop.org.

Soccer league fundraiser: Brown’s Tire and Auto Care in Shepherdstown is supporting the Jefferson County Soccer League with a soccer ball giveaway on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. Free soccer ball certificates will be handed out to the first 150 families that stop by the tent at Morgan’s Grove Park soccer fields. Additionally, $4 of every Michelin tire sold from Sept. 8 to Oct. 8 will go to the soccer league.

Tennis fundraiser: The West Virginia University Hospitals East City Hospital Foundation will sponsor its ninth annual tennis classic on Saturday at Saint James School in Saint James, Md. In order to participate, 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 about participating, contact the City Hospital Foundation at 304264-1223.

Trainfest: Washington Co. Ag Center, Sharpsburg on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Model train sale hosted by the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum. Admission is $4 for adults; under 12 free. For questions, call 301-800-9829 or go to www.antietamstation.com.

Democrats to present candidates: The Jefferson County Organization of Democratic Women will meet on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Old Charles Town Library. The agenda will be an open dialogue with members running for political office. This is an opportunity for all citizens of Jefferson County to hear the views of Angie Banks, assessor; Gail Boober, magistrate; Frances Morgan, county commissioner; and Mary Paul Rissler, magstrate.

Free vocal lessons: The Shenandoah Valley Chorus is offering free vocal lessons to ladies starting Monday 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 4-part a capella barbershop harmony. Lessons are free, and a small materials fee will be collected. To register or for questions, call 540-6358054, 540-955-2851 or 304268-4046.

Elks Run public meeting: All residents of the Elks Run watershed and others who are  concerned about the water quality of Elks Run are invited to participate in a public meeting to learn about local water quality and become part of a watershed group for the Elks Run watershed. The meeting is being held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church in Duffields. For questions, contact Suzy Lucas at rlucas@wvca.us or 304-2634376, ext. 2.

Day of Caring in need of volunteers: The 18th Annual Day of Caring will begin Tuesday starting at 8 a.m. The organization is currently recruiting individuals, businesses, agencies, groups, and civic organizations who are interested in getting a team together to complete projects for Day of Caring. Those who are interested in volunteering for Day of Caring, email atahill@gsivc.org.

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