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 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 will be presented at the historic Shepherdstown Presbyterian Meeting House on July 10, 17 and 24, beginning 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


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 willing to give their time 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 and one guest is allowed per classmate. Checks should be mailed to Jefferson Class of 2000, 5425 Middleway Pike, Kearneysville 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. A family cookout during the day and an evening dinner event that night are planned. For more information, 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. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. For more information, visit the GEG Website or call 240-405-7013.


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