Community Calendar

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


Scout signup: Signups for Cub Scouts will happen at 7 p.m. Tuesday at C.W. Shipley Elementary School and at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at T.A. Lowery Elementary, North Jefferson Elementary, South Jefferson Elementary and Wright Denny Intermediate schools. For more information, go to or call 540-533-5976.


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


Picnic: The Shepherdstown Community Club’s Labor Day picnic will be held at Morgan’s Grove Market from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday.


Looking ahead


Presentation: Jerry Thomas, Shepherd History Professor Emeritus, will present “Preserving the Past: How Shepherdstown Saved the Entler from the Wrecking Ball” at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Entler Hotel. For more information, call 304-876-0910.


Bible study: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town hosts a three-week Bible study on “Finding Forgiveness” starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


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


Rabbit show: The Blue Ridge Rabbit and Cavy Club will host a rabbit show at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.


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.


Special speaker: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s program at the National Conservation Training Center will feature a free presentation by Connie Mahan, the National Audubon Society’s Grassroots Outreach Director. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Room 151 of the Instructional West Building.


Bus trip: Jefferson County CEOS will sponsor a bus trip to “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline” Sept. 14 at The Allenbury Theater in Boiling Springs, Pa. Ticket price of $90 includes bus transportation, buffet and performance admission. For tickets, call 304-283-3223.


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.

Tour: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a free tour of Martinsburg’s Grapevine Road Recycling Center at 11 a.m. Sept. 14. Participation is limited to 15 people and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, go to, email or call 304-229-6229.


Martial arts class: A 10-week T’ai Chi class starts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Wright Denny Intermediate School in Charles Town. To register, call 304-728-9237 to register.


Benefit concert: A concert for the benefit of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Shepherdstown Train Station. Entertainment will be provided by “Tri Funk.” A donation of $10 is requested at the door.


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.

Festival: The Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held in and around Berkeley Springs the weekend of Sept. 20-22. For full details, go to or contact the Nature Niche store at 168 North Washington St. in Berkeley Springs at 304-258-0992 or email


Workshop: The Town of Bolivar is hosting a free rain garden workshop at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the pavilion of the Bolivar Community Children’s Park. To register, call 304-535-2476.


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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