Community Calendar

This week

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

Meeting: The Jefferson County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at noon today at Billie’s Restaurant in Ranson.

Meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association will meet at the Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races at noon Friday. RSVP by 3 p.m. June 12.

Rummage sale: AARP of Jefferson County will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 240-291-6465 or email

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. Saturday. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided — please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Visit for more information.

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

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. Saturday at Evitts Run Park. For more information call 304-707-7268 or 304-725-4094.

Meeting: The Gardeners Exchange Group will meet at Sue Pellish’s pond at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Call 240-405-7013 or visit for more information.

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 Monday (Charles Town), Tuesday (Shepherdstown) and June 27 (Harpers Ferry). The first two days are free. For the Harpers Ferry tour, the regular admission fee to the park is required ($10 per vehicle). To register, email or call 304-876-7012.

Looking ahead

Meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 in the conference room of the USDA Service Center in Martinsburg.

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/day or $25/2 days. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information or to reserve a space.

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

Reunion: All relatives of Mattie and Jim Drish are invited to the annual Drish reunion at Jefferson Memorial Park starting at 1 p.m. June 23.

Bible study: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will begin vacation Bible school at 5:30 p.m. June 24 and from 6 to 8 p.m. each weeknight after through June 28. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.

Church concert: Silver Grove United Methodist Church hosts a hymn sing featuring “The Traveling Pilgrims” out of Upperville, Va. at 6 p.m. June 29.

Book study: Charles Town’s Asbury United Methodist Church invites the community to a summer book study at 6 p.m. June 30. The study will be based on the book “Redemption” by Karen Kingsbury. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


— Compiled by Robert Smith


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