Community Calendar

Burn training: RESA 8 Public Service Training is presenting a free training opportunity on the seriousness of burns at the 2013 Eastern Panhandle Training Weekend starting at 7 p.m. Friday at Martinsburg High School. For more information, visit, call 304-267-3505, ext. 112 or email


Dance party: ABC Dancesport will host a ballroom dance party from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown. Cost is $12 per person. For questions, call 503-309-7250 or go to


Diabetes fundraiser: Panhandle Pedalers Cycling Club will host a poker run for diabetes starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Black Dog Coffee Shop in Bardane. For questions, go to


Dinner and bazaar: Zion Baptist Church in Charles Town will be having a fish dinner and bazaar fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The carryout-only menu costs $9 and includes fried whiting fish, a choice of two side orders and bread for $9. Orders can be placed by calling 304-725-3530, 240-705-4750 or 304-268-2664.


Free mammograms: Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile digital mammography center, will visit the Martinsburg Mall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare if available. Women who do not have insurance will be covered by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program or through special grants. For questions, visit


Fundraiser: The United Methodist Men of Middleway United Methodist Church will sponsor a soup and sandwich sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The menu will feature country ham and chicken salad sandwiches, sloppy joes and a variety of soups. Carryout will be available. For questions or to place an advance order, call 304-725-3979.


Spring social: The 40 & 8 veterans organization will host a brunch open to all military veterans at the home of John and Pam Wilmer, 1060 French Road in Shenandoah Junction at 1 p.m. Sunday. RSVP by calling 304-876-2453.


Donors needed: A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Sign up online at


Special service: An Ecumenical service of prayer and healing hosted by the Shepherdstown Episcopal Church will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the church Fellowship Hall. For more information, call the Rev. Susan MacDonald at 301-667-1165.


– Compiled by Robert Smith


Looking ahead


Meeting: The Jefferson County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at noon on April 10 at Billies Restaurant in Ranson.


Movie night: Zion Baptist Church in Charles Town will show Tyler Perry’s “Madea Gets A Job” at 6 p.m. April 12. A spaghetti dinner will be served for $6 a person. For questions, call 304-725-3530.


Book sale: A gardening/crafts/hobby/DIY book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point. All proceeds will benefit the library.


Brunch and auction: The Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a jazz brunch and silent auction starting at 11 a.m. April 13. The brunch will be held at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. Tickets cost $35. To purchase a ticket or to donate an item for the silent auction, call 304-263-1625, 304-886-1028 or 304-725-4735.


Brunch fundraiser: New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast/brunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13. The menu will include pancakes, sausage gravy, bacon, sausage, applesauce, juice, coffee and tea. Adults eat for $7 and children 3 to 12 eat for $4. Carryout will be available.


Church conference: A human exploitation and trafficking conference co-sponsored by the Shenandoah Baptist Association and Charles Town Aglow International will be held at the Charles Town Baptist Church from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 13. Admission is a “gently used” purse or handbag for donation.


Church fundraiser: A soup, sandwich and bake sale will happen at Bolivar United Methodist Church from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 13.


Movie night: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will host a free pot luck dinner and movie night starting at 5 p.m. April 13. The movie for the evening will be “The Ten Commandments” starring Charlton Heston. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


Cash bingo: The Martinsburg Moose Lodge, 201 Woodbury Ave., will sponsor a cash bingo event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters starting at noon April 14. Pre-paid tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 304-263-5522.


EPCD meeting: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be held at 7 p.m. April 17 in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg.


Fundraiser: The 12th Annual Pedal for Pooches bike ride will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. April 20. Proceeds go to Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Spay Today. For more information, go to or call 304-724-6558.


Reception: The Charles Town Race Track Chaplaincy Board of Directors will hold a reception to welcome new chaplain Joel Hiraldo from 1 to 3 p.m. April 20 at the Charles Town race track training center. RSVP to 304-725-4028 or on or before April 12.


— Compiled by Robert Smith




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