Community Calendar

This week

Lecture on the U.S. Constitution: “Manufacturing Intent: Five Ways to Abuse History While Pretending to Interpret the Constitution” is free and open to the public Today at 7 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium, 213 N. King St., Shepherdstown.

‘SAIL’ invites community: Shepherdstown Area Independent Living or “SAIL,” invites members of the community to join friends and neighbors for coffee and conversation to learn more about the organization. SAIL is a non-profit whose mission is to enable its members to remain active, connected, independent and in their homes and community as long as possible. For details and reservations call the office at 304-870-7245. Meetings will be held Today and Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at the homes of current members. Other sessions will be scheduled as needed. Visit the website at

250th anniversary presentation: Shepherd University graduate Nicholas Redding will present “Like an Awful Dream: Shepherdstown at War, 1861-1865” as part of the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Shepherdstown Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church at the corner of King and Washington streets. For questions, call the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at 304-876-5429.

Benefit concert: The 8th annual concert for the benefit of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association will be held Friday at the train station at Shepherdstown. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Don Oehser and Todd Coyle will provide the entertainment. A $10 donation is requested at the door. There will be free food, adult beverages for a small donation and soft drinks. An auction with Civil War interest is also planned. For questions, visit

Pancake breakfast fundraiser: The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host a pancake breakfast on Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. Menu will consist of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fried potatoes, baked apples, juice and coffee. Cost is $3 for ages 60 yrs. and up; $4 for ages 59 yrs. and under. Carryout will be available. All proceeds will go towards the Jefferson County Conquerors of Alzheimer’s. For questions, contact Chasidy Rosa Morales at 304-725-4045.

Battlefield tour: In order to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. plans to hold a tour of the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. On Saturday, two tours of the battlefield will be led by two Civil War historians. The first tour will begin at 2:30 p.m. and the second tour at 3:30 p.m. The cost will be a donation of $30 per participant. Tickets for the battlefield tour are available on SBPA’s website at: http://www.battleofshepherdstown.or.

Faith and freedom forum: The Family Policy Council of West Virginia is sponsoring a voter forum on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction. For details and to submit questions, visit

Free clothing giveaway: Jefferson County Community Ministries, Inc., will host a giveaway of clothing and other items at our building at 238 W. Washington St., in Charles Town on Saturday. Beginning at 1 p.m., the community is welcome to come, look and take away as much as they can carry.

Swift water rescue class: RESA 8 will offer a Swift Water Rescue Technician Class on Saturday and Sunday. Classes will start at 8 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Mt. Volunteer Fire Company in Harpers Ferry. The course fee is $20. Participants must provide a swift water helmet and PFD. To register online, visit For questions, contact Dave Plume by phone at 304-267-3595, ext. 112, or email

Faire on the Square benefit: Martinsburg City Square on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fundraiser for community beautification is sponsored by Berk-Mar, Norborne and Shenandoah Garden Clubs of Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Women’s ministry workshop: The Shenandoah Valley Baptist Union/Association women’s ministry will be holding a workshop titled “Sista to Sista” on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Brunswick, Md. For questions, call 540-303-3272.

Family emergency training class: South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point on Monday at 6 p.m. Citizens Fire Company will discuss how to create a family emergency kit and other information on preparing for emergencies before they happen. Event is free to the public. For questions call 304-725-6227.

Voter registration day: Sponsored by the Jefferson County League of Women Voters, voter registration can be found at the following locations on Tuesday: Scarborough Library, Shepherd University from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; and Shenandoah Community Health Center; 99 Tavern Road, Martinsburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m — Spanish-speaking members will be present to assist. The registration deadline for the November election is Oct. 16. Citizens who will be 18 on Election Day are eligible to register. Registered voters must re-register for change of address or party affiliation. Citizens can register at County Clerks’ offices during business hours at 100 East Washington St., Charles Town. ID and verification of residence are required.

Looking Ahead

Disaster preparedness night: Jefferson County Homeland Security & Emergency Management will hold a family disaster preparedness night at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Independent Fire Company in Ranson. Participants are asked to pre-register so that enough packets and DVDs are available. Pre-register by calling 304-728-3329 or email

Book sale: The Charles Town Library’s Annual Fall Book Sale will be held on Sept. 28 and 29. On Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., Friends of the Charles Town Library will have a half hour to buy books before the sale opens to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The sale reopens on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Hardbacks are $2; trade paperbacks, $1 and mass market paperbacks, $.50. Fill a bag with books for $10, two bags for $15, three bags for $20.

Car show: Rock Spring Church, 114 Poor Farm Rd., Kearneysville on Sept. 29 starting at noon. Street rods, muscle cars, antique and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. Live music, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, children’s activities, food and craft vendors will be offered. For questions, call 304-724-1942 or email or

Spaghetti supper: Leetown United Methodist Church on Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost for the all-you-can-eat supper is $7 for adults; $4 for children 12 and under. Carry out will be available. For questions, call 304-725-8304.

Free jazz concert: South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point on Sept. 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Featuring jazz group Set Theory Trio.

Meet the Freedom Riders: The congregation of the Bolivar United Methodist Church will welcome the Freedom Riders at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 30. The church is located at 1215 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. All are welcome to come and enjoy the message and the music.

Stauffer’s Marsh birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County on Sept. 30. The trip will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is free. No pre-registration will be required. For questions, go to the PVAS website at or contact Sandy Sagalkin, at 240-291-6465 or

Alumni dinner: The Potomac State College Alumni Association invites alumni and friends of the college to a dutch treat dinner at Shoney’s in Martinsburg on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. To RSVP, contact Margaret Vorous at 304-229-2237 or alumni associate Libby Nichols at 304-788-6870 or 1-800-262-7332, ext. 6870 or at

Benefit dinner: Good Shepherd Caregivers will hold their 5th annual Tastes From Around the World at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds help provide free volunteers services to older or disabled residents of Jefferson County. Tickets are $60 or $100 for two. RSVP by calling 304-876-3325.

Movie screening: The Jefferson County League of Women Voters and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University will co-host the acclaimed film “Iron Jawed Angels.” The film portrays key characters in the epic struggle to win voting rights for American women. The movie will be on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Byrd Center Auditorium in Shepherdstown. A discussion will follow the film. For questions, contact Ann Coulter at 304-876-3158, or email; or David Hostetter at 304-876-5701 or email

Annual life chain: Corner of Washington and George Streets in Charles Town on Oct. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participant’s are asked to hold a pro-life poster at intersection for 1 1/2 hours. For questions, 304-728-0993 or email

Hawk watching trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a hawk-watching trip to Snicker’s Gap on the Clark/Loudoun county line on Oct. 6. Full details can be found on the PVAS website at For more information, including plans if rain is forecast, contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or

Vendors needed: The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library will hold the annual arts, attic and antiques bazaar at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will support library programs. Sellers may rent an empty space $25. Twelve spaces are available for sellers. Anyone wishing to rent a space or a table should contact the library by calling 304-876-2783 or dropping by the library to make arrangements.

Annual meeting: Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers will hold its annual corporation meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall in Shepherdstown. All members are urged to attend and the public is welcome.

League of Women Voters candidate forums: Two forums will be held. The first will be at The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University on Oct. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates running for State Delegate Districts 66 and 67, county commission and assessor will participate. The second forum will be at the Bolivar Community Center, Harpers Ferry on Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates running for State Delegate District 65, magistrate, sheriff and state senate will participate. Questions about the forums should be directed to

Church benefit motorcycle ride: The Asbury United Methodist Men will be holding their third annual Christian Motorcycle Benefit Ride and Lunch on Oct. 13. The event will begin with lunch at noon. Registration cost for the event is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. For questions, contact the church office at 304-725-5513 or email

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