This week’s Community Calendar

Audubon hike: Hikers of all ages are invited to a hike along the trails of the South School House Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park starting at 9 a.m. Thursday. No pre-registration is required. The hike is free but entry to the park will cost $10. For more information, call 804-398-8052 or email


Dine and donate: Dine at Applebee’s in Charles Town from 11 a.m. until closing this Thursday and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society. Bring in a flier printed from the AWS website – or mention Animal Welfare Society to your server.


Honoring Bob Miller: The late Bob Miller will be honored Thursday with the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle’s 2013 Champion for Youth Award. Miller, a long-time Berkeley County resident and owner of Millers Electric, died of a massive heart attack earlier this year, two months shy of his 57th birthday. The 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg will include tributes from community leaders. Individual tickets may also be purchased for $50 per person at any Boys & Girls Club location in the Eastern Panhandle. For more information, call the Martinsburg Boys & Girls Club at 304-263-1832.


Ballroom dance party: ABCdancesport 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. Call 503-309-7250 or go to for more information.


Church fundraiser: Grace Episcopal Church in Middleway will sponsor a pig roast fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The menu will include pork barbecue sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drinks. Cost is $15 per person, $25 for couples and $35 for families. Call 304-261-2054 for tickets.


Fundraiser: A bake sale to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Charles Town Walmart.


Italian dinner: Neersville Firehouse will host an Italian dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Menu includes lasagna, spaghetti, and sides with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Proceeds will benefit Ebenezer United Methodist Church youth groups. A free will offering will be received. Call 540-668-6939 for more information.


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


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


Blood donors needed: Two blood drives will take place Monday. The first will happen at Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction from 1 to 7 p.m. The second will happen from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Lions Center in Ranson. Sign up at


Golfing fundraiser: Birthright of Charles Town will sponsor a golf tournament starting at 8 a.m. Monday at Locust Hill golf course. Cost is $75 per player or $285 per foursome. Call 304-886-1348 or email for more information.


Order deadline: The last day to place an order for the Share Food Network is Monday. Pick up day will be from 9 to 10 a.m. May 18. For more information, call 304-725-3530 or 304-724-2044.


— Compiled by Robert Smith

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