Community Calendar

Tree walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold a free tree identification walk at Shepherdstown’s Morgan’s Grove Park at 5 tonight. To pre-register or get more information, email or call 304-229-6229.

Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will host a bird walk at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. For details, email or call 304-535-2346.

Benefit concert: A concert to benefit the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Shepherdstown Train Station. Tri Funk will perform. A donation of $10 is requested.

Chili cook-off: The Country Roads Car Club’s chili cookoff begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Home Depot in Ranson. To take part, call 304-876-8693.

Dinner: The Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry will hold a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Camp Hill United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry.

For details, call 304-535-2241.

Festival: The Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival happens Friday through Sunday. For details, go to or contact sponsor Nature Niche at 304-258-0992 or email

Rummage sale: The Briggs Animal Adoption Center at 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town, will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday. All proceeds to benefit the BAAC and Spay Today. For details, call 304-724-6558 or visit

Workshop: Free Alzheimer’s care training workshops at Home Instead Senior Care, 803 W. King St., Martinsburg, begin at 11 a.m. Friday.

To reserve a spot, call 304-263-4472.

Dinner: The Shenandoah Temple No. 131 of the Pythian Sisters will hold a spaghetti fundraiser at 105 E. Sixth Ave. in Ranson from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The meal costs $8 for adults, $4 per child ages 6 to 12. Carryout will be available. For details, call 304-728-6734.

Festival: Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church outside of Harpers Ferry will hold a fall festival/yard sale/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Yard sale tables cost $5 each. Call 304-261-6487 for more information.

Lecture: We The People of West Virginia-Jefferson County hosts a free workshop on the U.S. Constitution to celebrate Constitution Day at 9 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Charles Town. Attendees must RSVP by emailing or calling 304-582-6874.

Garden meeting: The Gardeners Exchange Group meets at Jefferson Orchards at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to discuss the care of apple trees. New members are welcome. For details, or call 240-405-7013.

Battlefield tour: To commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association will tour the battle site at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at

Reunion: The 44th annual William Van Metre reunion will be held at St. James Lutheran Church in Uvilla at 1 p.m. Sunday. Attendees are asked to bring a picnic lunch to share.

Send your news: Send submissions to by 2 p.m. Monday. Items may be faxed to 304-728-6856 or mailed to the newsroom, 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.


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