Community Calendar

Jefferson High play: Theater students at Jefferson High stage Charles Mee’s play, “Big Love,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the school at 4141 Flowing Springs Road in Shenandoah Junction. Adults pay $7; $5 for seniors and students.

Free film: The film “In the High Country” will be shown at 6 and 8 p.m. Friday at Shepherdstown Opera House at 131 W. German St. in Shepherdstown. The free showings are part of Freedom’s Run. For details, go to

Book sales: Charles Town Library’s annual book sale happens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday with music and treats from 5 to 7 p.m. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For questions, call 304-725-2208. Shepherdstown Community Club sponsors a book sale at the War Memorial Building at King and German streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from the sale go to the maintenance of War Memorial Building and Morgan’s Grove Park.

Helping animals: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County hosts an adoption day at Ridgefield Farm and Orchard near Shepherdstown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Society is also participating in the Dining for Dollars fundraiser at Glory Days Grill in Ranson through Nov. 30. For more information, visit

Win a bike: Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle will award a bike to one of the kids running Saturday in the free, one-mile kids’ fun run that’s part of Freedom’s Run. For details, go to

By-donation breakfast: Ebenezer United Methodist Church hosts a country breakfast fundraiser with biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, homefries, pancakes and fruit from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the community building, 11762 Harpers Ferry Road in Neersville. Va. Call 540-668-6504 for details.

Dinner: The Dan DiMucci Lodge No. 2465 Sons of Italy in America holds a dinner/dance at the Elks Club in Hagerstown, Md. at 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35 per person. Call 304-264-8678 for details.

Fundraiser: Bolivar United Methodist Church, 1215 Washington St., is sponsoring a fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Soups, sandwiches, baked goods and indoor/outdoor plants will be available. There will also be a silent auction and drawings. For call-ahead orders, call 304-535-3120. For more information, call 304-278-4355.

GOP meeting: The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Turf restaurant in Charles Town. For more information, visit or call 304-535-6914.

Special service: The Missionary Ministry of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 26 W. J St., Brunswick, Md., will hold a special one-day session at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Walter Jackson of Wainwright Baptist Church in Charles Town as guest preacher. For more information, call 540-671-0608.

Compassion program: Representatives of Community Correctional Services Committee of Washington County, Md., and the Alternatives to Violence Project will be at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 100 W. Washington St., at 4:30 p.m. Sunday to answer questions and sign up volunteers for training. For details, call 304-876-2260 or email

Blood donations: A blood drive happens at Jefferson Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Sign up online at


Looking ahead

Dinner: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown happens from 5 to 7 pm. Oct. 16. Adults pay $7, children ages 3 to 12, $4. Carryout will be available.

Conservation meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. For questions, call 304-263-4376.

History talk: Doug Perks, local historian and assistant curator of the Jefferson County Museum, will talk about the “Changing Faces of Charles Town” at 7 p.m. Oct. 17. For questions, call 304-725-2208.

Cemetery meeting: The annual membership meeting of the Elmwood Cemetery begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the St. Agnes Parish House in Shepherdstown. For details, email

Bird walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free evening bird walk on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town at 6 p.m. Oct. 18. For more info, call 240-440-4221 or email

Dinner and fundraiser: Friday is the deadline to get tickets for next week’s Jefferson County Council on Aging dinner and auction fundraiser. The event, happening from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ranson Civic Center, costs $30. Diners may choose steak or grilled chicken breast along with salad, vegetable, baked potato, a dessert and drink. Prizes for the auction and silent auction include golf packages, basketball memorabilia, round-trip airline tickets and more. To get details or reserve a seat, call the 304-725-4044.

Pancake fundraiser: Kabletown United Methodist Church holds a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the church at 3481 Kabletown Road in Rippon. Menu items include pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, coffee, tea and orange juice. Suggested donation is $7 or $3 for children under 12. For takeout, call the church at 304-725-5956. For details, call Mike Nemec at 304-725-1399. The church will host another pancake fundraiser Nov. 16.

Mountaineer football: Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission next week sponsors a bus trip to Morgantown for the West Virginia University homecoming game against Texas Tech. The bus leaves Oct. 19 from Sam Michaels Park in Shenandoah Junction, but no departure time has been set. The $110 fee includes admission to the game and transportation. To reserve a spot or get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go online to

Bingo fundraiser: The Eastern Panhandle Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority sponsors a bingo fundraiser for those 18 and older next weekend in Shepherdstown.

Doors will open at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department on W.Va. 45 and bingo will begin at 4 p.m. Prizes will include Coach bags and purses, Longaberger baskets, Pandora beads, and more. Food will be available to purchase.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by e-mailing or calling Velma Green (304-270-6726) or Cheryl Roberts (304-876-2277). Proceeds will be used to fund service projects in the Eastern Panhandle.

Reunion: The Jefferson High School Class of 1973 happens Oct. 19 at the Quality Inn Cliffside Hotel in Harpers Ferry. For more information, call 304-279-7111, email or find Jefferson High School Class of ’73 on Facebook.

Trick-or-treating downtown: Discover Downtown Charles Town holds its free annual trick-or-treat event and pumpkin carving contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

Maps will be available at the DDCT table on North Charles Street and at locations throughout downtown to direct costumed children to trick or treat at participating businesses.

Participants also will have the opportunity to vote on the business sporting the jack o’lantern they like best.

DDCT is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve, promote and enhance the physical, social, cultural and economic vitality of Charles Town’s historic downtown center. To know more, find the DDCT on Facebook.

Special yard sale: The Pack Horse Ford chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution in Shepherdstown hosts a yard sale Oct. 26 with baked goods and children’s games at Domino’s pizza shop at 8309 Shepherdstown Pike starting at 8 a.m.

Proceeds and donations will benefit a disabled West Virginia veteran who needs an “all-terrain” wheelchair and for Christmas presents for vets at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. For details, email Dorrene Hale at

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