Community Calendar

Blood donations needed: American Public University will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Sign up online at

Civil War discussion: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable will happen at 7 p.m. tonight at Camp Hill Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry. The subject will be “Clara Barton at Antietam and Fredericksburg.” A meal will be served prior to the program. The cost of the meal is $15 per person; the program is free. RSVP by Dec. 9 to 301-639-8855 or The menu will include fried chicken, Asian slaw, baked beans, iced tea, coffee, rolls, butter and dessert.

AARP meeting: The December meeting Jefferson County Chapter of AARP will be the annual Christmas party starting at 11 a.m. Thursday. The group will meet at Paddy’s Pub on West Liberty Street. The cost of the luncheon will be $11 per person and reservations are requested. Call 304-725-1274 to make reservations.

Benefit fundraiser: Friends of Leeds Corbin will host a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday 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.

EPBA luncheon: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association is hosting a luncheon starting at noon Friday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races’ Epic Buffet. RSVP by Dec. 12.

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

Holiday celebration: The Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry will host its annual holiday celebration at 7 p.m. Friday at 856 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. Refreshments and libations will be served, and members are asked to bring finger foods to share. For questions, call 304-535-6916 or email

Audubon bird count: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has set Saturday and Jan. 5 as the dates for this winter’s annual Eastern Panhandle Christmas Bird Counts. The purpose is to monitor the status and distribution of early-winter bird populations. To register or to obtain more information, contact Bob Dean at 304-754-3042 or email

Public meeting: Elks Run Watershed Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Snyder Environmental Services, 270 Industrial Blvd., Kearneysville. For questions, contact Suzy Lucas, WVCA Conservation Specialist at 304-263-4376 or email

Anniversary celebration: SouperNatural Kitchen will celebrate its one-year anniversary starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Dinner starts at 6:45 and includes soup, bread, coffee, tea and dessert. Tickets are $15 and available at Grapes and Grains in Shepherdstown, Canal House in Harpers Ferry, Dish in Charles Town, Dr. Louis Harris’ office in Bolivar or online at — use as payee. For questions, call 304-535-3009.

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. Thursday. The book will be available for purchase and $5 will be donated to the library for each book sold.

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