Community Calendar

This week

Blood drive: The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Mountain View Community Center, 58 Mission Road, Harpers Ferry. Sign up online at

Open house: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will host its holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the ATC Visitor Center located at 799 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. For more information, call 304-535-2200, ext.117, email or go to

Choir concert: The Washington High School chapter of the National Honor Society is sponsoring a community choir concert starting at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Washington High School auditorium. Admission price is $5. All proceeds will be go to Meals on Wheels and the Jefferson County Shoe and Coat Fund.

Brain injury fundraiser: The Eastern Panhandle Support Group of the Brain Injury Alliance of West Virginia is holding a fundraiser at the Charles Town Applebee’s from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of guest checks to continue the work of supporting individuals in the community who are dealing with traumatic brain injury. Guests must bring in a flier to the restaurant for the donation to be counted. Fliers can be downloaded at

Looking ahead

EPCD meeting: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg.

Fundraiser: Shepherdstown’s War Memorial Building will be the site of a fundraising event sponsored by the Shepherdstown Public Library and the Jefferson County Development Authority from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5. All proceeds will go toward support of the library.

Monthly meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Inn in Charles Town. For questions, call 304-728-3255 or email

Chili cook-off: Washington High School starting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Admission is $5. Jazz band will perform at 8. Winners announced at 8:30. A silent auction and vendor fair will also be held. All proceeds to benefit WHS Band Boosters.

Dinner fundraiser: The United Methodist Men of Middleway will sponsor a roast beef and chicken dinner starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. This is a freewill offering event. Entertainment provided by Homeward Calling. The church is located at 7435 Queen St., Middleway. For questions, call 304-728-4770.

Murphy’s Farm hike: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a hike at Murphy’s Farm in the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park starting at 10 a.m. Dec. 8. For more information, contact Bob Floren at or 804-398-8052.

Blood drives: Three blood drives will be held in Jefferson County. The first will occur at St. James Catholic Church from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10. The second drive will be held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11. The third drive will happen at American Public University from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12. Sign up online at

Birdwalk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk at Harpers Ferry starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 12. Pre-registration is required for this trip. To pre-register, contact Deb Hale at 304-535-2346, go to

Book presentation: Researcher and historian Donald E. Watts will discuss his latest book, “Fourth Census of the United States of America, 1820: Occupations and Manufactures in Jefferson County, Virginia,” at the Charles Town Library starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. The book will be available for purchase and $5 will be donated to the library for each book sold.

Benefit fundraiser: Friends of Leeds Corbin will host a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Ranson Civic Center. Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to the Leeds Corbin Benefit Fund. Corbin was injured in an accident and is currently in rehabilitation. Call 304-616-8998 or email for more information.

Festival of plays: Jefferson High School Theatre Department will present its annual student directed play festival at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Admission for the performance at Jefferson High School is $5. For questions, call 304-725-8491 or email

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