This week’s Community Calendar

Blood drives: A blood drive happens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the National Park Service Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry. Another happens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at Snyder Environmental Services in Kearneysville. Sign up at

Public input needed: The Jefferson County Commission, Jefferson County Planning Commission, and the Envision Jefferson 2035 Steering Committee invites the public to take part in the first series of public input workshops for the creation of the “Envision Jefferson 2035” plan from 7 to 9 tonight at Shepherdstown Middle School. Questions? Go to, email or call 304-728-3228.

Dine for charity: Eat at Applebee’s in Charles Town from 11 a.m. until closing Thursday and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. Bring in a flyer printed from the AWS website at or mention Animal Welfare Society to your server.

Vendor meeting: Morgan’s Grove Market invites those interested in having a stand at the market in 2013 to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown.

Church fundraisers: Summit Point United Methodist Church will host an indoor yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A breakfast fundraiser with pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, eggs, fried potatoes and drinks happens Sunday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 per adult; takeout will be available.

Business meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association’s monthly meeting starts at 4 p.m. Friday at the Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino. RSVP to by today.

Nature presentation: The Potomac Valley Nature Photographers will host Jim Clark at 7 p.m. Friday at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. “Life through the Lens: Notes from the Field, Lessons from the Heart” is free and open to the public. Learn more at

Appreciation dinner: The men of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will honor mothers, daughters, wives and significant others with a free appreciation dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday. RSVP to 304-725-5513.

Audubon for kids: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s free children’s program about waterfowl starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Shannnondale Springs Wildlife Management Area. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required. Go to, call 304-676-8739 or email

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

Spaghetti benefit: A benefit dinner for the Charles Town Baptist Church’s youth department trip happens from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Carryout will be available; freewill offering will be collected. For questions, call 728-4333.

Debt discussion: The Jefferson County Organization of Democratic Women will host Hannah Geffert from Shepherd University on “The Debt Crisis: How We Got Here and Some Possible Solutions” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Charles Town Library Meeting Room.

Lenten celebration: St. James Church in Charles Town offers a free Shrove Tuesday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Three choirs from Shepherd University — Chamber Singers, Women’s Camerata and Men’s Choir — will perform, with a free reception with desserts and beverages to follow in the social hall.

Relay for Life: A Relay for Life meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Charles Town Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Details available at

— Compiled by Robert Smith

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