Community notes

Summer camps: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation hosts a variety of summer camps for children ages 5 to 12. Go to or call 304-728-3207 for details.


Mortgage education: Homebuyer education and housing counseling are available through Telamon Corporation by calling 304-263-0916, and by the Partnership for Affordable Housing in Charles Town by calling 304-725-6189. The homebuyer classes take buyers through all the steps of buying a home. The counselors can help buyers make a household budget and work on credit problems.


Vendors needed: Vendors are needed for the Jefferson County Council on Aging yard sale/car wash happening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug.10. Tables are one/$15 or two/$25. Contact Chasidy Rosa Morales at 304-725-4045 to register.


Free programs: Storied evenings of music, art and tales are presented at the historic Shepherdstown Presbyterian Meeting House. The programs, followed by desserts, begin July 10 and continue July 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. Each story is “Who and What Made Me Who and What I Am.” For more information, call 304-876-6466 or email


Swim lessons: The American Red Cross children’s swim lesson program will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park through July 5. Call 725-8313 for more information.


Pool rentals: For information on Jefferson Memorial Park’s pool hours, admission fees, season rates, private swimming lessons, Red Cross swimming lessons and pool parties, call 304-725-8313.


Volunteers needed: Hospice of the Panhandle is looking for volunteers to make a difference in the lives of others. New volunteer training is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, 16 and 23 in the main office of Hospice of the Panhandle in Martinsburg. Contact Tricia Lawrence at 304-267-1870, ext. 211 for more information.


Swim team: To join the Jefferson Memorial Park swim team, contact Dawn Hoffman at 304-579-7583.


Reunion: The Jefferson High School Class of 2000 will host a reunion at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 14. Cost is $30 per person — one guest allowed per classmate. Checks should be mailed to Jefferson Class of 2000, 5425 Middleway Pike, Kearneysville, WV 25430.


Pavilion rentals: Picnic pavilion rentals at Jefferson Memorial Park are available by calling 304-820-2735.


Book study: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town invites the community to the men’s summer book study and dinner at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


Classmates sought: The Jefferson High School Class of 1993 will host a 20-year high school reunion July 13. There will be two events planned — a family cookout during the day and an evening dinner event that night. For more information about the reunion, email


Low-cost vet service: Spay Today offers reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.


Group seeks new members: The Gardeners Exchange Group is an informal network of area avid gardeners who share information, resources, expertise, labor, plants, and experiences through monthly meetings, garden visits and special events. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. For more information, visit the GEG or call 240-405-7013.


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