This week’s Community Calendar

Farm bureau dinner: The Jefferson County Farm Bureau’s annual dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center. Cost is $12 for adults or $10 for children 12 and under. Reservations may be made by calling 304-728-7413, Ext. 0. Nominations to fill three upcoming vacancies for the board of directors will be taken.


Blood drives: Blood drives are planned at Leetown United Methodist Church, 11133 Leetown Road in Kearneysville, from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and at Shepherdstown Fire Hall from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday. Sign up online at


Book sale: The Shepherdstown Community Club hosts a book sale from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Friday night will feature a wine and cheese preview for $10. To donate books, call 304-876-2586 or drop them off at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown today through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Bake and craft sale: Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in Harpers Ferry holds a bake sale/craft sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Fighting cancer: Sisters United plans a free breast cancer awareness event Saturday featuring medical professionals discussing the latest developments in breast cancer research and new mammography equipment at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Inn of Charles Town. For questions, call Bonnie Bell at 304-263-6128.


Suicide prevention: “Shine the Light,” a suicide awareness and prevention walk sponsored by Berkeley Family Medicine, will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Poorhouse Farm Park in Martinsburg. The goal of the walk is to raise funding, awareness and prevent suicide.


Meet the candidates: The Jefferson County NAACP will sponsor a candidates’ forum at 7 Tuesday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Parish Hall in Charles Town. Candidates for county commission, magistrate, sheriff, assessor and prosecuting attorney have been invited to participate. Each candidate will be given time to present his or her platform, and questions from the public also will be accepted.


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