Community Calendar

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


Blood donors needed: The following locations will hold blood drives this week: Leetown United Methodist Church from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday; St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday; Shepherdstown Fire Hall from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday; and Walmart in Charles Town from noon to 6 p.m. Monday. Signup online at


Rummage sale: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will hold its annual yard sale Friday and Saturday. Outside spaces will be available to the public for $15/day or $25/two 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 Saturday. To register, go to, email or call 240-291-6465.


Church fundraiser: Zion Baptist Church in Charles Town hosts a carry-out chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Menu includes fried chicken, sandwiches, potato salad, green beans and bread. Dinners are $9, sandwiches are $5 and children ages 10 and under eat for $3.50. To place an order, call 304-725-3530, 240-705-4750 or 304-268-2664.


Church program: The Judea Christian Community Church “Family and Friends Day” will start at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Charles Town.


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


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


Civil War talk: The monthly dinner meeting of the Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of the Confederacy will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Independent Fire Company in Ranson. The presentation will highlight the travels of Col. Arthur Fremantle, who passed through Charles Town en route to the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. Guests and visitors are welcome. Email for more information.



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