This week’s Community Calendar

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

Civil war talk: Local author Bob O’Connor discusses President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and how West Virginia counties became exempt at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fishermen’s Hall in Charles Town. For details, call 304-725-9610.

Hymn sing: The Millville Pentecostal Church on Bloomery Road will host a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Saturday with local singers and musicians. A free will offering will be received.

Black history program: The NAACP of Jefferson County will present its annual black history and soul food tasting event starting at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 411 S. Lawrence St. in Charles Town. Those who attend are asked to bring a favorite dish to share. For details, call Janet Jeffries at 304-725-4094 or Janet Baylor at 304-707-7628.

Blood donors: A blood drive happens from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Leetown United Methodist Church in Kearneysville and from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall. Sign up online at

Fundraiser: The Knights of Pythias will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the lodge hall at 105 E. Sixth Ave. in Ranson. Cost is $8. For questions, call Gary Chrisman at 304-725-3902.

Business workshops: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management will hold two free business continuity planning workshops from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Inn in Charles Town. To sign up, call 304-724-8914 or email

— Compiled by Robert Smith

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