This week’s Community Calendar

AARP to meet: The membership will meet at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town Thursday at 11 a.m. The meeting will be followed by a Thanksgiving-themed potluck lunch. Members should bring a casserole, side dish, or dessert; turkey and fixings will be provided. In lieu of a program, the chapter will be assembling “blizzard boxes,” the annual community outreach program for shut-ins.

 

Art show and sale: Shepherdstown War Memorial Building Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For questions, visit potomacriverartistsguild.org.

 

Christmas for Charities dinner: The Rotary Club of Charles Town will sponsor the third annual Christmas for Charities dinner Friday at 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Tickets for the fundraising dinner are $40. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on some one-of-a-kind live auction items including vacation packages and sports memorabilia. To purchase a ticket, see any Charles Town Rotary Club member or contact Carol Kable at 304-725-2465 or Ann Smith at 304-725-8117.

 

Dinner theater event: The Jefferson High School vocal music department and culinary arts program will be having their annual dinner theater event Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The menu will be gourmet meat loaf and home-style macaroni and cheese. Ticket prices are as follows: adults $20, students $15, children 12 and under, $10. Tickets will only be sold through Friday. To make reservations and purchase tickets, call 304-725-8491 ext. 6011 or email krwood@access.k12.wv.us.

 

Nature event for children: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a special children’s event at Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve Saturday. The event will be for children ages 6 to 9. They will learn first-hand about wetlands and the creatures that live there. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a $5 fee for each child. To register or get more information, go to potomacaudubon.org or contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org.

 

Hawk watch: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a hawk-watching trip to Snicker’s Gap in Virginia Saturday. This is a free event. Full details can be found at potomacaudubon.org. For questions, call 240-291-6465 or email monsansagalkin@myactv.net.

 

Breakfast fundraiser: Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Saturday starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Pancakes, chipped beef gravy, scrambles eggs, coffee and orange juice will be on the menu. Cost for adults will be $8, children $4.

 

All-you-can-eat breakfast: VFW Post 3522, Charles Town, Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. $6 per person. Open to the public.

 

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

 

Soup and sandwich sale: Leetown United Methodist Church Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring a variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts. Eat in or carry out. Call 304-229-8527 or 304-725-8304 for questions or to place an advance order.

 

Civil War discussion: Camp Hill Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry Nov. 14. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.; program starts at 8. Program subject will be “From West Point to Antietam.” Dinner will be $15 per person. Reservations must be made by calling 301-639-8855 or emailing kfwichtendahl@gmail.com no later than Sunday. Roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, sauerkraut, iced tea, coffee, rolls, butter and dessert will be on the menu.

 

Homecoming service: Historic Christ Reformed Church, 304 E. German St. in Shepherdstown, will welcome Emma Kathleen “Katie” Morgan as the guest preacher Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. The service will be followed by a covered dish luncheon to which all are invited. For questions, call 304-876-3354.

 

Superstorm Sandy collection: In response to those affected in West Virginia by Superstorm Sandy, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, has authorized a special offertory collection at all Masses Sunday and Monday. All proceeds of this special collection will be forwarded to Catholic Charities West Virginia. Funds will only be used to provide long-term disaster recovery services to individuals or families in West Virginia. For information on giving to the special diocesan collection or to make a contribution, visit dwc.org., ccwva.org. or call 304-905-9860, ext. 2023.

 

Looking ahead

 

Bird walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park on Nov. 14 starting at 8 a.m. For questions, go to potomacaudubon.org., email debhale72@gmail.com or call 304-535-2346.

 

Blood drive: Shepherd University Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org.

 

Entrepreneurs café: Jefferson Room, White Hall, Shepherd University Nov. 14 starting at 6 p.m. Come hear about new businesses and how they plan to grow. $10 admission includes a meal. For questions, email rosend@gmail.com.

 

EPCD to meet: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be held Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg.

 

NARFE meeting: The Jefferson County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Billies Restaurant in Ranson.

 

Holiday bazaar: The annual holiday bazaar at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry will be held Nov. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A silent auction, handmade quilt raffle, crafts, soups and sandwiches, baked goods and Christmas candies will be offered. For questions, call 304-535-3105.

 

Auction and dinner: Old Opera House in Charles Town Nov. 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. Fine arts, antiques, gift certificates, collectibles, furniture, and a variety of other items will be available. Tickets are $45 per person, which includes a buffet dinner and cash bar. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, call 304-725-4420. For questions, call 304-728-7418.

 

Christmas bazaar: Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ornaments and crafts, candy and baked goods and a white elephant table will be available. Lunch will be served.

 

Harvest dinner: The annual harvest dinner at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town will be held Nov. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Advanced tickets will be $11 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and under. Tickets at the door will be $1 more. For questions, call 304-725-5312.

 

Rabies clinic: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be having their annual fall rabies clinic Nov. 17 at Tractor Supply in Charles Town from 10 a.m. to noon. Dr. Alice Sudduth will be vaccinating dogs and cats over three months of age. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. There will be a secure area to vaccinate cats. The cost is $10 for each pet. For questions, visit awsjc.org.

 

Yuletide artisan market: South Mountain Heritage Society, 3 E. Main St., Burkittsville, Md. Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 18 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Local craftspersons and artists featuring paintings, doll clothes, candles, wool items, ornaments, baskets, jewelry, pottery, woven and hand-knit items, and baked goods. Free admission.

 

Change of meeting date: The American Legion Auxiliary, Jackson Perks Unit 71, Charles Town will hold their monthly meeting Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Post home in Charles Town.

 

Chili cook-off: Washington High School Dec. 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. $5 admission at door. 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.

 

 

 

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