Community Calendar

Community event: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town is hosting a July 4 “fun run” at 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Currie Road and W.Va. 9 on the bike path. Donations for the youth ministry will be accepted. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


Rummage sale: The Briggs Animal Adoption Center in Charles Town will hold a yard sale Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

All proceeds to benefit the BAAC and Spay Today, a reduced cost spay/neuter program. For more information and directions, call 304-724-6558 or visit


New minister: Bolivar United Methodist Church announces the appointment of Pastor John Unger II as the new minister. His first service will start at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.


Revival: A revival featuring apostle Ralph L. Edwards starts Monday, with services at 7 p.m. through July 13 at Apple Tree Garden Apartments in Ranson.


Birding walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area at 7 a.m., July 10. The trip is free and no pre-registration is required. For more information, email or call 540-686-2056.


Outdoor clinic: A clinic on how to identify weeds, insects and plant diseases will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., July 10 at the West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service in Jefferson County. For more information, call 304-728-7413.


Blood donations: Blood donors are needed at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 13. Sign up online at


Hike: Hikers of all ages are invited to join a hiking trip in the Shenandoah National Park at 4 p.m., July 13. The hike is sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. No pre-registration is required. There will be no fee for the hikes but the National Park Service will charge a $15-per-vehicle fee to enter the park. For more information call 804-398-8052 or email


Fundraiser: The Good Shepherd Caregivers annual Rubber Ducky Classic will be held at the town run in Shepherdstown at 4:30 p.m., July 20. Go to or call 304-876-3325 for more information.


Bible school: Vacation Bible school at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist in Harpers Ferry will run each day from 9 a.m. to noon, July 22 through 26. Attendees may be registered online at or by calling 304-535-1888.


— Compiled by Robert Smith


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