This week


Meeting: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free birding trip to two sites in western Berkeley County at 7 a.m. Thursday. For more information, contact trip leader Jim Farley at or call 540-686-2056.


Blood donations: Blood donors are needed at Leetown United Methodist Church from 1 to 7 p.m. and Oakland United Methodist church from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. Sign up online at


Free tire disposal: The Department of Highways garage on Leetown Road will accept used tires from 8 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday Ten tires per West Virginia driver’s license will be accepted. For more information, call 304-940-0258.


Ghost tour: Charles Town Ghost Tours and Petstyles Grooming Salon are co-sponsoring a ghost tour at 8 p.m. Saturday. The tour will begin at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The cost per person is $12 and 20 percent of all admission fees will be donated to assist the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. No reservations are required. For more information, call 304-724-6741.


Reunion: The 61st family reunion of the descendants of John Jacob Link will be held at St. James Lutheran Church in Uvilla at 1 p.m. Sunday. Attendees are requested to bring a dish to share.


Blood donations: A blood drive will be held at Shepherdstown Fire Hall from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday. Sign up online at


Meeting: The Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of the Confederacy meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Independent Fire Company in Ranson.


Looking ahead


Bird walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free birding trip to the South Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 7 a.m. Aug. 28. For more information, go to, email or call 304-535-2346.


Meeting: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at the USDA Service Center in Martinsburg.


Blood donations: A blood drive will be held at Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Sign up online at


Crab feast: Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary Club will sponsor a crab feast from 5 until 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Whitacre Farm next to the Air National Guard entrance. The event will feature all-you-can-eat crabs, shrimp and chicken for $40 per adult, $20 for kids under 10, and free for ages 3 and under. For more information, call 304-267-8933 or 304-274-5959.


Presentation: The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will present the free program “A Conversation with the Small Business Administration: Current Opportunities” at The Inn at Charles Town at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5. For more information, call 304-728-3255 or email


Birding trips: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring two free birding trips. The first trip will be to the Altona Marsh west of Charles Town on Sept. 7. The second will be to the historic Claymont property on Sept. 10. For more information, call 240-440-4221 or email


Yard sale: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Zion Episcopal Church Parish House in Charles Town. All proceeds will benefit the Animal Welfare Society shelter.


Fundraiser: Ebenezer United Methodist Church will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Neersville Firehouse, located at 11762 Harpers Ferry Road (Route 671). Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fried potatoes and pancakes will be offered. A free will offering will be collected.

Dinner: The Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry will hold a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Camp Hill Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry. For more information, call 304-535-2241.


Benefit: A Christian motorcycle benefit ride and lunch, sponsored by Asbury United Methodist Men, will be held at noon Oct. 19. Registration is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. For more information, go to or call 304-725-5513.


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