Community Calendar

Special speaker: Le Huyen Thao Uyen, an international student sponsored by the West Virginia CEOS to study at West Virginia University for two years, will present a program about Vietnam at Paul’s at Oakland Church in Charles Town at 11:30 this morning. The program is open to the public but registration is required for the $12 luncheon. For details, call 304-728-7413 ext. or email

Helping pets: Dine at Applebee’s in Charles Town Thursday and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society. Bring a flyer printed from the AWS website — — or mention the Animal Welfare Society to your server.

Ballroom dancing: ABCdancesport in Shepherdstown hosts a ballroom dance party at the War Memorial Building from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $12. Call 503-309-7250 for more information.

Retreat: A.R.E. Mid-Atlantic Region Retreat will be held at Shepherd University Friday through Sunday in the Student Center. The topic is “Edgar Cayce on Exploring the Mysteries of the Mind.” For details, go to, email or call 301-834-7420.

Volunteer monitoring conference: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection hosts the mid-Atlantic Region Volunteer Monitoring Conference Friday and Saturday at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. For more information, call Tim Craddock at 304-926-0499, ext. 1040 or email

Workshop: The West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration hosts a free workshop aimed at helping small businesses excel at selling products and services abroad from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Newberry Executive Center, 142 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. Register at or by calling 304-596-6643.

Church dinner: New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown hosts a dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and drink costs $12.50 for adults and $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. Saturday.

Insect walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society offers a special children’s insect walk held in Ranson’s Flowing Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Pre-registration is required. There will be a fee of $5 per family. To register or get more information go to or contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or

Family festival: St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown hosts a free family fun fest from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 304-876-6436 or go to

Energy efficiency: The Jefferson County Organization of Democratic Women hosts a free presentation exploring options for making a home energy-efficient at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Charles Town Library.

Blood donors needed: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Skyline Ballroom. Signup online at

Business networking: The next Entrepreneurs’ Cafe happens from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in White Hall at Shepherd University. For details, call 571-277-4192.

Ecumenical service: A service of prayer and healing hosted by the Shepherdstown Episcopal Church begins 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church fellowship hall. Call the Rev. Susan MacDonald: 301-667-1165 for more information.


Looking ahead


County growth talk: 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

Rummage sale: AARP of Jefferson County will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 and 15 at the Asbury Center on West North Street in Charles Town.

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

Middleway celebration: The Middleway Conservancy Association will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a community picnic at 112 East St. in Middleway starting at 4:30 p.m. June 15. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided; guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Visit for more information.

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

Old-time fun: Kearneysville’s Peter Burr House on Saturday offers tours of the historic 1751 home, refreshments and hands-on activities in the form of 18th-century fun and games. The free event, put on by Reliving History and the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission, happens from 10 a.m. to noon. For details, contact Lorri Schwartz or 304-728-7151). For directions, go to or find “The Peter Burr House” on Facebook.

Civil War workshops: Registration is open for “1863: The Civil War and Jefferson County,” the third in a series of workshops sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Historic Shepherdstown Commission. The workshop will be held on June 17 (in Charles Town), June 18 (Shepherdstown) and June 27 (Harpers Ferry). The first two days are free. For the Harpers Ferry tour, the regular admission fee of $10 per vehicle is required. To register, email or call 304-876-7012.

––Rummage sale: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will hold its annual yard sale on June 21 and 22. Outside spaces will be available to the public for $15 per day or $25/two days. Call 304-725-5513 or go to

Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society hosts a free birding trip to the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown June 22. To register, go to, email or call 240-291-6465.


— Compiled by Robert Smith

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