This week’s Community Calendar

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

Bible study: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will sponsor a free, four-week couples’ Bible study on how to stay in love, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday in Williams Fellowship Hall. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.

Audubon program: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a special program on stars and constellations at 8 p.m. Friday. The event for children ages 6 to 9 will be at the Trinity United Methodist Church’s Orchard House at 4599 Shepherdstown Road about half way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. Cost is $5 per child. To register or for questions, go to, call 304-676-8739 or email

Fundraiser dinner: Rohersville (Md.) Ruritan Club offers a special meal of ham, oysters, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sauerkraut and dessert from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $15 for adults and $7.50 for children 6 to 12. Children under age 5 are free. Carryout available, but customers should bring containers. For details, call 301-791-2369 or call 301-432-5541.

Pageant: A pageant begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson High School auditorium. Morgan Breeden, Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2012, will perform along with the JHS Charisma Dance Ensemble. Admission is $5. Concession stand will be open. Contact Emily Matlock at 304-839-7585 for details.

Blood donations needed: A blood drive begins at 1 p.m. Monday at South Jefferson Elementary School, with another starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at Shepherd University. Sign up online at

DivorceCare for Kids: Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? Rock Spring Church, 114 Poor Farm Road in Kearneysville, offers DivorceCare for Kids at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Organizers offer a safe, fun place where your children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, develop coping skills and be introduced to Biblical concepts that will bring comfort. Materials fee is $15. Register online at or call the church at 304-724-1942.

Looking ahead

Animal benefit: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County holds its fourth-annual buffet, auction and raffle Feb. 16 to benefit the society’s Capital Campaign and Shelter Renovation Fund. The Purrfect Valentine Buffet starts at 6 p.m. at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races’ Skyline Ballroom. Tickets cost $45 and may be reserved by calling 304-725-0589. For details on this event, the society or to view pets needing homes, go to

Benefit concert: A benefit concert for Gary Whittington will start at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Charles Town Baptist Church. All proceeds will go to medical expenses for Whittington, who is undergoing dialysis until a match can be made for a kidney.

– Compiled by Robert Smith

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