This week’s Community Calendar

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 at 8 a.m. today. For details, go to or call 304-535-2346.


Blood drive: Shepherd University hosts a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Sign up online at


Entrepreneurs Café: Learn about new businesses in the Jefferson Room of White Hall at Shepherd University at 6 tonight. Cost is $10, which includes dinner. For details, email


Conservation meeting: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District starts at 7 tonight in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg.


Retirees to meet: The Jefferson County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. today at Billie’s Restaurant in Ranson.

To tie for: The Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Members and guests are invited to learn how to tie scarves, one of the season’s most popular fashion accessories. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 304-535-2241.


Holiday bazaar: The annual holiday bazaar at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry happens 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A silent auction, handmade quilt raffle, crafts, soups and sandwiches, baked goods and Christmas candies will be offered. For details, call 304-535-3105.


Breakfast fundraiser: Kabletown United Methodist Church hosts a fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Pancakes, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, coffee, orange juice, iced tea and milk will be served. Minimum donation of $7; children under 12 years, $3. Carryout is available for $7.


Christmas bazaar: Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 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 from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 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 offers its annual fall rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Tractor Supply Co. in Charles Town. Dogs and cats over 3 months are eligible. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. There will be a secure area for cats. The cost is $10 for each pet. For questions, visit


Spaghetti dinner: The Knights of Pythias hosts a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 105 Sixth Ave., Ranson. Cost for adults is $8 or $4 for ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 eat free. All proceeds help fund Knights of Pythias charitable work.


Turkey trot race: The 34th edition of the Berryville, Va., Turkey Trot Races for area runners and walkers starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the old Clarke County High School. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Pre-race entry is $10 for students and members of Shenandoah Valley Runners and $13 for all others; race day entry is $15. Call 304-229-3015.


Thanksgiving service: A Thanksgiving service starts at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church, 950 Washington St., Harpers Ferry. Music provided by the Angel Band. Offerings collected will go to the Jefferson County Community Ministries.


Film presentation: The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society will sponsor a film presentation of the life of Martin Delany at 7 p.m. Monday at Fishermen Hall in Charles Town. Delany scholar Jim Surkamp will present the film. For details, call 304-725-9610.



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