This week’s Community Calendar

Water quality: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will host a public meeting to discuss proposed water quality improvement plans for Rockymarsh Run at 6:30 tonight at the Jefferson County Maintenance Department, 128 Industrial Blvd., in Kearneysville. For details, call 304-926-0495 or e-mail

Book art event: Elizabeth Goins, local book artist, hosts a free session on making a star book, a type of fold-out book, at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Charles Town Library. According to library officials, Goins will discuss the role of the book in culture, the importance of the physical object and why physical books remain vital in the digital age. They say the workshop is an excellent opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and to create a beautiful object.

Cover crops workshop: The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District is sponsoring a workshop to promote the use of cover crops as a method of reducing the impact of drought on field crops. The workshop on the Lyle Tabb Farm east of Leetown, off Paynes Ford Road, starts at 6 p.m. Thursday. For details, call 304-263-4376, ext. 4.

Benefit auction: The Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown and the Key Club of Jefferson High School will host the 10th-annual Children’s Benefit Auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Jefferson High School. For details, call 304-876-3065.

Movie night: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will host a children’s movie night at 6 p.m. Friday. The movie will be the animated film “The Lorax.” Parents are required to stay with children. There is no charge. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.

Flower sale: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will hold its annual Mother’s Day flower sale from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. All proceeds will benefit the Animal Welfare Society. For more information, visit

Plant fair: The annual plant fair sponsored by the Morgan County Master Gardeners will be held at Berkeley Springs State Park Friday and Saturday. Items offered will include flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs, garden art, crafts and garden tools.

Birdwalk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a special early morning birdwalk for families with young children at its Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Pre-registration is required. To register or get more information, go to, call 304-676-8739 or email

Church fundraiser: A soup, sandwich and bake sale will be held at Leetown United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Eat in or carryout. For more information, call 304-725-8304.

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

Historic tour: Garden tours, tea and light refreshments will happen at the Peter Burr House in Bardane from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Email or call 304-876-3061.

GOP meeting: The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will meet at the Turf Restaurant at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 304-535-6914 or visit

Spring concert: The Jefferson County Community Choir will perform at the Jefferson High School auditorium at 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. A silent auction will be held. Proceeds to benefit the Cougars Go to College Fund. For more information, call 304-725-9523.

Candidates forum: The Jefferson County NAACP will sponsor a candidates forum for the upcoming Charles Town municipal election at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Charles Town. All candidates are invited to attend and participate.

Ecumenical service: The Shepherdstown Episcopal Church will host a special service of prayer and healing from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the church fellowship hall. For more information, call 301-667-1165.

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. Tuesday to answer questions about immigration for service providers. A presentation for the general public about the naturalization process begins at 7 p.m. RSVP to or call 304-876-3611.

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