Community Calendar

Breakfast fundraiser: Jefferson County Little League hosts a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Charles Town. Tickets cost $5.

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

Blood drive: Jefferson Medical Center hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Signup online at

Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s birding field trip to the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town starts at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Pre-registration required at or by contacting Joette Borzik (240-440-4221 or


Looking ahead

Special speaker: Le Huyen Thao Uyen, an international student sponsored by the West Virginia CEOS to study at West Virginia University, will talk about Vietnam at 11:30 a.m. June 5 at Paul’s at Oakland Church in Charles Town. Registration is required for the $12 lunch. For details, call 304-728-7413 ext. or email

Green conference: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection hosts the mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference June 7-8 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. For details, call Tim Craddock at 304-926-0499, ext. 1040 or email

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

Church fundraiser: Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry hosts a car wash, breakfast, lunch and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8.

Insect walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society offers a $5 insect walk for families with children ages 6 to 9 through Ranson’s Flowing Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon June 8. Pre-registration required. To register, go to or contact Ellen Murphy (304-676-8739 or

Blood drive: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11. Signup online at

County growth: The League of Women Voters hosts a talk exploring transportation and growth in Jefferson County from 7 to 9 p.m. June 12 at the Robert C. Byrd Legislative Studies Auditorium at Shepherd University. For details, email

Bird walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s bird walk in the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area begins at 7 a.m. June 15. For details, call 240-291-6465 or email

Free clothing: Charles Town Church of Christ on Old Country Club Road hosts a clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15. For questions, call 304-725-7730.

Juneteenth celebration: The Jefferson County branch of the NAACP holds an achievement celebration with speakers, song, food and other festivities at 11 a.m. June 15 at Evitts Run Park. For details, call 304-707-7268 or 304-725-4094.

Rummage sale: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will hold its annual yard sale June 21 and 22. Outside spaces will be available to the public for $15/day or $25/both days. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for details or to reserve a space.

Church fundraiser: Zion Baptist Church in Charles Town hosts a carryout chicken fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 with fried chicken, sandwiches, potato salad, green beans and bread. Dinners cost $9, sandwiches cost $5. Children 10 and younger eat for $3.50. Place orders at 304-725-3530, 240-705-4750 or 304-268-2664.

VBS: Vacation Bible School at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town begins at 5:30 p.m. June 24 and continues from 6 to 8 p.m. through June 28. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for details.

Book study: Charles Town’s Asbury United Methodist Church launches a community book study at 6 p.m. June 30 on “Redemption” by Karen Kingsbury. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for details.

— Compiled by Robert Smith

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