This week’s Community Calendar

Volunteers sought: The Eastern Panhandle Committee of Friends of NRA seeks volunteers to plan its annual banquet and auction in July. Those interested should meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in Martinsburg. For details, call 304-724-6205.

Church concert: The Arts Chorale of Winchester, Va., will present a concert titled “Mass Appeal,” featuring Louis Vierne’s “Solemn Mass” and accompanied by organist

Richard McPherson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. A $10 freewill donation will be accepted. Visit for more details.

Gospel music: Millville Pentecostal Church will host a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 304-725-5155.

Hymn sing: Silver Grove United Methodist Church hosts gospel music featuring “The Knight Family” from Mt. Airy, Md., at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Reunion: Millville Graded School hosts an alumni reunion at 2 p.m. Sunday at the schoolhouse. All former students and their families are welcome. For details, call 304-535-6907.

Blood donors: A blood drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall. Sign up at

History meeting: The monthly meeting of the Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of the Confederacy begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Independent Fire Company in Ranson. Email Danny Lutz at for details.


Looking ahead

Audubon hike: Potomac Valley Audubon Society invites hikers of all ages to the trails of the South School House Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 9 a.m. May 2. No registration required. The hike is free but entry to the park will cost $10. For details, call 804-398-8052 or email

Fundraiser: Grace Episcopal Church in Middleway hosts a pig roast fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. May 4 with pork barbecue sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drinks. Cost is $15 per person, $25 for couples and $35 for families.

Plant sale: Members of the Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club will have their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown.

Rabies clinic: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be having a spring rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon May 4 at Tractor Supply in Charles Town. Dogs and cats over three months of age are eligible. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. The cost is $10 for each pet. For details, go to

Golfing fundraiser: Birthright of Charles Town will sponsor a golf tournament at 8 a.m. May 6 at Locust Hill Golf Course. Cost is $75 per player or $285 per foursome. Call 304-886-1348 or email for details.

Cash Bash: Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 hosts a Cash Bash with a $1,200 grand prize May 11 at 225 W. Washington St., Charles Town. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a buffet at 5 p.m., the drawing at 6 p.m. and music from the Bullseye Band starting at 7:30 p.m. Each $30 ticket provides admission for two. The event is open to the public. To reserve a spot or get details, call 304-725-7212 or email

Plant fair: The annual plant fair sponsored by the Morgan County Master Gardeners happens at Berkeley Springs State Park May 10 and 11 with flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs, garden art, crafts and garden tools for sale.

Birdwalk: Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a special early morning birdwalk for families with young children at its Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County at 7 a.m. May 11. Pre-registration required. To sign up or get details, go to, call 304-676-8739 or email

Herb fair: Harpers Ferry Woman’s Club will sponsor a bake sale and herb fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the town gazebo in Harpers Ferry.

Workshop: An officer from U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services will be at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town from 1 to 4 p.m. May 14 to answer questions about immigration for service providers. A presentation for the general public about the naturalization process will begin at 7 p.m. RSVP to or call 304-876-3611.

Barbecue benefit: The annual Camp Frame 4-H chicken barbecue will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. May 18 in the dining hall at Camp Frame 4-H Camp, three miles west of Hedgesville. Chicken barbecued by the South Jefferson Ruritan will be featured with baked beans, cole slaw, bread and cakes. Cost is $8 for adults or $4 for children 12 and younger. Carryout available.


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