Community Calendar

Fundraiser: Good Shepherd Caregivers hosts a special “Taste From Around The World” dinner at the Bavarian Inn’s Hunt Room at 6:30 tonight. The cost is $60 a person. RSVP to 304-876-3325.

Demonstration: Chef Cheryl Strasser of the Cowbell Kitchen Food Truck will be at the Charles Town Library at 7 p.m. Thursday to talk about how to cook from the farmers’ market and to demonstrate how to roast a chicken. For questions, call 304-725-2208.

Dine and donate: Dine at Applebee’s in Charles Town from 11 a.m. until closing Thursday and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society. Bring in a flyer printed from or mention Animal Welfare Society to the server.

Patrick Morrisey talk: Friday is the deadline to sign up for this month’s meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Business Association. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will be the guest speaker for the meeting, which begins at noon Oct. 11 at Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Lunch costs $10. For more information or to RSVP, email

Pagent prep: An orientation for January’s Miss Jefferson and Miss Shenandoah pageants happens Sunday at Quality Inn and Conference Center, Harpers Ferry. Young women who live in Jefferson County or within 50 miles of the county or attend a local college or university are eligible. Those 17 to 24 attend from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and those 13 to 17 or not yet a high school senior should attend with a parent from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For details, call the Shenandoah Scholarship Organization at 304-279-3543 or email

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

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

Soup and sandwiches: Meals On Wheels of Jefferson County hosts a soup and sandwich fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday inside Charles Town Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Mildred St. Menu items include hot dogs, steamers, bean soup and vegetable soup. An indoor yard sale also is planned. For more information, call 304-620-2723 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. Saturday. Pre-registration required. To sign up or get more information, email call 304-229-6229.

Rain garden how-to: Bolivar hosts a free “Basics of Building a Rain Garden” workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bolivar Community Park. Participants will get hands-on training in garden construction, design principles, plant and site selection, soil testing and garden maintenance. To register for this event, call Laura Whittington at Bolivar Town Hall at 304-535-2476.

4-H Day: Jefferson County 4-H kicks off the 2013-2014 program year at 2 p.m. Sunday with the annual 4-H Big Day at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Current and potential members, parents/guardians, and anyone interested in seeing what 4-H has to offer are invited to attend. Activities will include a robotics demonstration and geocache course as well as booths highlighting different 4-H programs. For more information, call 304-728-7413 or email

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

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