Community Calendar

Job fair: The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a Veterans Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call Roberta Wilson at 304-263-0811, ext. 3852 or email


Picnic: The Jefferson County Chapter No. 799 of AARP will host a corn roast and potluck picnic for the 11 a.m. Thursday meeting. Members are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert. For more information, call 304-876-2354.


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. Thursday 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


Conference: The West Virginia conference of branches of the NAACP will hold the 69th annual convention starting at 9 a.m. Friday in Martinsburg. The two-day event will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 532 W. Martin St. Conference registration is $15. Tickets for the banquet are $20 and can be purchased by calling 304-262-9005, 301-792-3340 or emailing


Meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association monthly will meet at the Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races at noon Friday. RSVP by today to


Breakfast: Ebenezer United Methodist Church hosts a country breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday. Homemade peach pie, homemade peach ice cream, peach crisp, other desserts, sandwiches and drinks will be offered.


Meeting: The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Turf restaurant in Charles Town. For more information, call 304-535-6914 or go to


Sandwich sale: The Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Lions Club hosts a country ham sandwich/bake sale along with their monthly waste paper drive from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at the corner of Elm and Washington streets in Bolivar. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Reserve will be providing free child fingerprinting . Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Seminar: Kingdom Life Cathedral Teaching Ministry presents “Back to School Chat & Chew” starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. 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 (left) and wife Cara to the church with a special service and potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The church will furnish the chicken, rolls and beverages. Bring a favorite dish to share.


Bible school: “Extreme Truth” Vacation Bible School for children in grades 1 to 6 will be held at First Baptist Church of Ranson (on Old Leetown Pike between Guys Buick and the Jefferson County fairgrounds) from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Monday to Aug. 16. Call 304-725-8078 for more information.

Blood donations: Blood donors are needed at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Looking ahead

Blood donations: Blood donors are needed at Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Sign up online at


Bonnie’s Bus: The mobile mammography center on wheels will be next to 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 877-287-2272.



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Planning an event that’s open to the community? Send your Community Calendar submissions to Robert Smith at

Deadline for submitting calendar items is 2 p.m. Monday. Items may be faxed to 304-728-6856 or mailed to the newsroom, 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.

Questions? Call 304-725-2046.

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