Community Calendar

Aging seminar: Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church hosts a discussion on how to keep loved ones at home despite advancing age or illness at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Professionals from public and private service agencies will provide information and answer questions. For details, call 304-885-4577.

Competition: Washington High School’s Marching Band Classic begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Terry L. Marcus Stadium. Admission is $7.

Fundraiser dinner: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and bake sale happens from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Leetown United Methodist Church, 11133 Leetown Road. Adults pay $7; children 12 and under, $4. Carryout available. Call 304-725-8304 for details.

Fitness walk: The South Jefferson Public Library sponsors a “Love Your Heart” walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Summit Point. A three-mile challenge walk will be held for women to strengthen their hearts, plus a hula hoop challenge for kids. For details, call 304-725-6227.

Rabies clinic: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County hosts a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Tractor Supply in Charles Town. Dogs and cats over three months of age can be vaccinated for $10 per pet. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. Bring prior shot records and owner identification for faster registration. For details, visit

Special service: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town celebrates Rally Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday to highlight the Sunday school department and teachers and educational programs. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for details.


Looking ahead

Birding walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society sponsors a free birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 5. No pre-registration is required. For details, email or call 540-686-2056.

Community event: A community harvest party and chili cook-off happens from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Summit Point United Methodist Church, adjacent to the South Jefferson Public Library, with free food, activities and games for kids, a bouncy house, face painting, scarecrow building and hayrides. Call 304-724-5532 to enter the chili cook-off. Call 304-725-3992 for other inquiries.

Family hike: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a free Harpers Ferry area hike for families with children from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Pre-registration is required. To register or get more information go to, call Ellen 304-676-8739 or email

Tree walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society sponsors a free tree walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property outside Charles Town at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Pre-registration is required. To sign up or get more information, email call 304-229-6229.

Book study: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town hosts a book study on Brian McLaren’s “A Generous Orthodoxy” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.

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