Community Notes

Books needed: The Friends of Shepherdstown Library is currently seeking book donations for its Mother’s Day weekend book sale fundraising event. Books should be delivered to the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 8, 9 and 10. New and used adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, children’s books and other print favorites are needed.


Families needed for exchange student: The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown is looking for three local families to host a Danish student who will be living here during the next school year through Rotary International’s Youth Exchange program. Host families need not be Rotarians or non-Rotarians. To volunteer or get more information, call 304-267-2520 or email


Classmates sought: The Jefferson High School Class of 1993 is having its 20-year high school reunion on July 13. There will be two events planned — a family cookout during the day and an evening dinner event that night. For more information about the reunion, email


Support group: A new depression support group will meet 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at Saint Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town. For more information, call 304-676-6771.


Fundraiser: Help the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County by dining at Glory Days Grill in Ranson through May 31. For more information, call the AWS at 304-725-0589.


Group seeks new members: The Gardeners Exchange Group is an informal network of area avid gardeners who share information, resources and experiences through monthly meetings, garden visits, and special events. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. For more information, visit the GEG Website or call 240-405-7013.


Low-cost vet service: Spay Today offers reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.


JCCOA bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host the following bus trips in 2013: Mount Vernon May 7; “Noah” at Sights and Sounds Theater May 15; W.Va. mine war tour May 17 to 19; Maryland’s Eastern Shore June 13 and 14; Hatfield & McCoy tour June 20 to 22; “Ring of Fire” at Riverside Dinner Theater July 3; Monticello Sept. 21; fall scenic western railroad train ride Oct. 16; “Seasonal Allergies” at Rainbow Dinner Theater Nov. 6; “A Christmas Carol” at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater Dec. 4. For more information or to register for a trip, call 304-725-4045.


Class of 1978 seeks classmates: The Jefferson High School Class of 1978 35th reunion is being planned for June 29 at the Charles Town Moose Lodge. Cost will be $45 per person and $80 per couple. Reservations are required by June 1. Make checks payable to JHS Class of 1978, P.O. Box 946, Inwood 25428. For questions, email, or


Calling all campers: The Audubon Discovery Camp, a nature-oriented summer day camp for children in the Eastern Panhandle and Maryland, is now registering campers for its 2013 summer season. This year’s camp will run from May 28 to July 19. Fees range from $50 to $200 per week. Full details about the camp can be found on the PVAS website at For more information, call 304-676-8739 or email


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