Community Calendar

Special history tour: Civil War scholar John Schildt leads an evening tour at Antietam National Cemetery at 7 tonight. The free, one-hour tour begins at the entrance to the cemetery in Sharpsburg, Md. For more, go online to

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

Meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association

meets at noon Friday at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. RSVP to with name, organization and number attending by today.

Special program: The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society will sponsor a free program on local African-American history at Fisherman Hall in Charles Town at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Benefit dinner: Friends of Happy Retreat and the Claymont Society will host a Harvest Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the historic Claymont Mansion. Tickets cost $100 per person or tables of eight for $1,000. Call 304-724-7956 for information and to make reservations. For more information visit

Bus trip: Jefferson County CEOS will sponsor a bus trip to “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline” Saturday at The Allenbury Theater in Boiling Springs, Pa. A $90 ticket includes transportation, buffet and performance admission. Call 304-283-3223.

Breakfast fundraiser: Ebenezer United Methodist Church hosts a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Neersville Firehouse at 11762 Harpers Ferry Road with biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fried potatoes, pancakes. A freewill offering will be collected.

Children’s programs: Registration for the next session of story times and other free programs for children from infancy to age 12 continues through Saturday at the Shepherdstown Public Library. For more information, call 304-876-2783 or email

Fundraiser: The Independent Fire Co. holds its third-annual Sportsman’s Cash and Gun Bash from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the fire station in Ranson. Prizes will be awarded every 10 minutes. Tickets include raffle entry and refreshements. Only 500 of the $50 tickets will be sold. For more information, call 304-279-2938.

GOP meeting: The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will meet at the Turf Restaurant at 9 a.m. Saturday. For details, visit or call 304-535-6914.

Seminar: Property Management People Inc. will present an educational workshop for West Virginia homeowner association board members and homeowners from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Comfort Inn, 1872 Edwin Miller Blvd., Martinsburg. Reserve a seat by emailing For more information, call 301-694-6900, ext. 1013 or email

Tour: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a free tour of Martinsburg’s Grapevine Road Recycling Center at 11 a.m. Saturday. To pre-register, go to, email or call 304-229-6229.

Special speakers: Judea Christian Community Church in Charles town will celebrate Women’s Day with special speakers at the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services Sunday. The church is located at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 411 S. Lawrence St. in Charles Town.

Martial arts class: A 10-week t’ai chi class starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wright Denny Intermediate School in Charles Town. To register, call 304-728-9237.


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