Community Calendar

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

Meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District meets at 7 tonight in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. For details, call 304-263-4376.

Public input needed: The Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission holds a public meeting at 7:30 tonight in the Jefferson County Commission meeting room to present three possible designs for landscaping the Jefferson County Courthouse. For more information, email

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

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

Blood donors needed: Blood drives will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Mather Training Center, 51 Mather Place, Harpers Ferry and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Oakland United Methodist Church in Charles Town. Signup online at

Bird walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society sponsors a free evening bird walk on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town at 6 p.m. Friday. For details, call 240-440-4221 or email

Apple Harvest 5K: The Apple Trample 5K – an official part of Martinsburg‘s Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival – is set for Saturday. Walkers will start at 10:30 a.m. at the McCormack Center on the hospital’s campus while runners begin an hour later. The race finishes at Coburn Field at Martinsburg High. The Apple Trample costs $25. For details or to sign up, go to

Benefit: A Christian motorcycle benefit ride and lunch, sponsored by Asbury United Methodist Men, begins at noon Saturday. Registration is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. For details, go to or call 304-725-5513.

Bike aid: A workshop on learning to ride a two-wheel bike happens from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday outside the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission Community Center at 235 Sam Michaels Lane in Shenandoah Junction. The cost is $15. For details, call the commission at 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 in Shepherdstown. Doors will open at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets may be purchased by emailing or calling 304-270-6726 or 304-876-2277.

Dinner: Summit Point Methodist Church, 46 Steptoe St., holds a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. For details, email

Festival: Unity in Frederick sponsors SpiritFest at the Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, Md., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The free festival will offer acupuncture, Reiki, massage, reflexology, tarot, psychic mediums, intuitive readings, natural cosmetics, crystals, handmade jewelry and crafts. For details, call 301-846-0868 or go to

Flea market: The Harpers Ferry Woman’s Clubs’ annual flea market at 856 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday, rain or shine. For details, call 304-535-2416 or 304-535-6900.

Fundraiser: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 898 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, holds a fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with soups, sandwiches, baked goods and a flea market. Breakfast will be available until 9:30 a.m. For details, call 304-725-5171.

Reunion: Jefferson High Class of 1973’s reunion at the Quality Inn Cliffside Hotel in Harpers Ferry happens Saturday. For details, call 304-279-7111.

Harvest party: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town hosts an autumn harvest party from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Scheduled activities include trunk-or-treat, a cake walk, party games for kids of all ages and more. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and to bring a can of non-perishable food to help the local food bank and missions. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.

History talk: A presentation on the 1922 Charles Town coal miners’ treason trials begins at 6 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. For details, call 304-876-5135 or email

Workshop: The next series of public participation workshops for Envision Jefferson 2035 the update to the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan, happens from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at South Jefferson Elementary School and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Shepherdstown Middle School. For details, go to, email or call 304-728-3228.

Dinner: The Shepherdstown Community Club hosts a dinner and program at the War Memorial Building, corner of German and King streets in Shepherdstown, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A musical performance by Shepherd University’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Xi Epsilon fraternity will follow dinner. Dinner is $15. RSVP by calling 304-876-3323 or email

Disaster prep: Communication experts with the West Virginia Homeland Security offer a free course on using social media during a natural disaster from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at 128 Industrial Blvd. in Kearneysville. For details, email

Toddlers’ art classes: Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission offers a new art program for toddlers 20 months to 3 years starting Tuesday at the Community Center. The cost is $48 plus $20 for materials. To get more info, call the commission at 304-728-3207 or go online to

Workshop: The Charles Town Library hosts a holiday card workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $15. For details, call 304-725-2208.

Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free birding trip to the South Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 8 a.m. Oct. 23. For more information, go to, or call 304-535-2346.

History talk: Robbye Horowicz will speak on the topic “Tales of Three Brothers: Capturing the Spirit of Shepherdstown in the Early Years” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Entler Hotel, 129 East German St., Shepherdstown. The event is free and open to the public. For questions, call 304-876-0910.

Halloween event: A family-friendly “Halloween Happening” with games, costume contests, prizes, hayrides and treats starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission’s Community Center in Shenandoah Junction. The cost is $5 and pre-registration is requested. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to

History presentation: Lyn Widmyer will give a free presentation on the changing role of farm women at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library. Register by calling 304-535-2301.

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.

Benefit dinner: The annual Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County’s “Paws and Claws” dinner and auction will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Skyline Ballroom. Tickets are $50 per person and available at or by calling 703-509-0986.

Hymn sing: Silver Grove United Methodist Church, Chestnut Hill Road, Harpers Ferry, invites the public to a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 featuring “The Knight Family” from Oakland, Md.

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



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