Community Calendar

Meeting: The public is invited to attend a meeting about state and federal plans for Medicaid expansion from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Berkeley County DHHR in Martinsburg. For more information, call 304-262-5360 or email


Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free birding field trip on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town at 6:30 a.m. Monday. For more information, call 240-440-4221 or email


Blood donations: A blood drive will be held at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Sign up online at


Soccer tryouts: Tryouts for the fall boys soccer team will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 8 at Terry Marcus Field. Tryouts are mandatory. All players need to provide a current, valid physical form, AD questionnaire and insurance waiver.


Looking ahead


Workshop: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Dam Safety Program is sponsoring a workshop for dam owners and monitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Mountain Lake Club near Charles Town. The early registration fee is $25, $35 at the door. To register, or for more information, call 866-568-6649, ext. 1006 or email


Meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association will meet at the Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races starting at noon Aug. 9. RSVP by Aug. 7 to


Breakfast: Ebenezer United Methodist Church is hosting a country breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at Neersville Firehouse. A freewill offering will be received. For more information, call 540-668-6504.


Festival: New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown will host a peach festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10. Homemade peach pie, homemade peach ice cream, peach crisp, other desserts, sandwiches and drinks will be offered.


Seminar: Kingdom Life Cathedral Teaching Ministry presents “Back to School Chat & Chew” starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 10. Children and parents are invited to discuss bullying, child safety, peer pressure, nutrition and more.


Welcome service: The Bolivar United Methodist Church will welcome Pastor John Unger II and his wife Cara to the church with a special service and potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11. The church will furnish the chicken, rolls and beverages. Bring a favorite dish to share.


Blood donations: Blood donors are needed at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 and Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Sign up online at


Art program: What is Steampunk? Cynthia Gayton from “The Steam at Harpers Ferry” will present a history of steampunk from a literary perspective at Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 15. Sign up by calling 304-535-2301.


Tree identification: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free tree walk at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown at 6 p.m. Aug. 15. To pre-register or get more information, email or call 304-229-6229.


Free movie: Morgan’s Grove Market in Shepherdstown hosts a free movie night starting at dusk Aug. 16. “Madagascar 3” will be shown.


Motorcycle event: Bike night at American Legion Post 71 in Charles Town will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16.


Bonnie’s Bus: The mobile mammography center on wheels will be at Wright Denny Intermediate School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17. Medicare, Medicaid, BCCSP and all private insurance accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-287-2272.


Reunion: The 56th annual family reunion of the descendants of Thomas R. and Annabelle Rutherford Whittington will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the home of Nellie Longerbeam in Millville. For more information, call 304-535-6880.


Workshop: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free geocaching workshop at Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County at 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register or get more information, email or call 304-229-6229.


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