Community Calendar

Anti-abortion meeting: Jefferson County chapter of West Virginians for Life will meet at Oakland Methodist Church in Charles Town from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

History talk: The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society hosts a free program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the formation of the United States Colored Troops at 7 p.m. Friday at Fisherman’s Hall in Charles Town.

Skin cancer screening: Dermatologist Erik Hurst offers free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday in the Dorothy McCormack Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus. Pre-registration required. To register or for more information, call 304-264-1232.

History dinner: The Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of the Confederacy hosts a dinner and meeting at Independent Fire Company in Ranson at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Guests welcome. Email for details.

Mobile office visit: A staff member from the office of Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito will be at the Jefferson County Senior Center, 103 W. Fifth Ave., Ranson from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bird walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society sponsors a bird walk in Harpers Ferry at 7 p.m. May 29. Pre-registration required. To pre-register or get more information, go to, call 304-535-2346 or email

Alumni reunion: Friday is the deadline to sign up for the annual banquet and business meeting of the Shepherdstown High School Alumni Association, which begins at 4:30 p.m. June 1 at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. To reserve a spot, call 304-876-2797 or email

Class reunion: Thursday is the deadline to sign up for the 60th reunion of Shepherdstown High’s Class of 1953, happening at noon June 1 at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Molers Crossroads. RSVP to 304-274-3370 or 304-274-3370.

Rockfish dinner: Leetown United Methodist Church hosts a dinner with baked rockfish, green beans, redskin potatoes, cole slaw, coffee or iced tea from 3 to 7 p.m. June 1. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For details, call 304-725-8304.

Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society sponsors a birding field trip on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town starting at 7 a.m. June 4. Pre-registration is required. Register at or contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or

Volunteer monitoring: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection hosts the Mid-Atlantic Region Volunteer Monitoring Conference June 7-8 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. The conference will include sessions on policy, stream monitoring issues, communication and ways to expand and sustain local monitoring programs. For more information, call Tim Craddock at 304-926-0499, ext. 1040 or email

Church dinner: New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown hosts a dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 8. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $12.50 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.

Insect walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society offers an insect walk in Ranson’s Flowing Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon June 8. The program is aimed at families with children ages 6-9. Pre-registration required. The cost is $5 per family. To register or get more information go to or contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or

— Compiled by Robert Smith

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