Community Calendar

History presentation: Lyn Widmyer will give a free presentation at 6 p.m. Friday on the changing role of farm women in the past 50 years at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library. Register by calling 304-535-2301.

Benefit dinner: The annual Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County’s “Paws and Claws” dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Skyline Ballroom. Tickets cost $50 and are available at awsjc.org or by calling 703-509-0986.

Cemetery tour: Berkeley County Historical Society’s “Stories in Stone” tour of Green Hill Cemetery starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at 486 E. Burke St., Martinsburg. Purchase tickets via PayPal at bchs.org or on site. BCHS members pay $15; non-members, $20. For details, call 304-267-4713.

Fundraiser: The United Methodist Men of Middleway United Methodist Church, 7435 Queen Street, Middleway, will sponsor a soup, sandwich and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday featuring country ham and chicken salad sandwiches, sloppy Joes, and bean and ham, potato and vegetable soups. For details or to place an advance order, call 304-725-3979.

Hymn sing: Silver Grove United Methodist Church, Chestnut Hill Road, Harpers Ferry, hosts a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Saturday featuring the Knight Family from Oakland, Md.

Yard sale: The Pack Horse Ford chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution in Shepherdstown Saturday 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 dhale3@comcast.net.

Blood drives: Blood drives will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Leetown United Methodist Church and from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall. Signup online at redcrossblood.org.

Free clothing: Area residents in need of free winter clothing are invited to the Charles Town Church of Christ on Old Country Club Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information or to donate clothing, call 304-725-7730 or email charlestowncoc.org.

Breast cancer benefit: The seventh-annual Pink Luncheon and Purse Auction starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Skyline Ballroom. Tickets cost $20 and include a buffet luncheon and entrance to auction, silent auction and sale tables. To purchase tickets, call 304-728-7413 or 304-283-3223.

Meeting: The Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of the Confederacy meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown. For details, email p.lutzoo7@gmail.com.

 

Looking ahead

Pumpkin craft: Children pay $14 for an hour of Halloween pumpkin decorating and crafting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission’s Community Center in Shenandoah Junction. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

Basketball league: The deadline is Nov. 1 for children ages 5 to 17 to sign up for the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation’s winter youth basketball league. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

Church event: Zion Episcopal Church, 221 E. Washington St. in Charles Town, will hold its annual farmers’ market/church bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2. For more information, call 304-725-5312.

Rummage sale: An indoor years sale/bazaar will be held at the Lions Club, 310 S. George St., Charles Town from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2. Vendor tables are available for $20 by calling 304-279-3438.

NYC trip: A bus trip to New York leaves the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission’s Community Center in Shenandoah Junction at 5 a.m. Nov. 7. Participants can explore New York City till the bus departs at 8 p.m. The fee is $68. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

Benefit: The Charles Town Lions Club at 308 S. George St. hosts a holiday extravaganza benefit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 to aid autistic youth. Door prizes, holiday shopping, homemade food and more. For more information, call 304-279-1908.

Church breakfast: Ebenezer United Methodist Church country breakfast fundraiser happens from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Neersville (Va.) Firehouse, 11762 Harpers Ferry Road with biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, fried potatoes, pancakes and fruit. A freewill offering will be collected. For details, call 540-668-6504.

Church fundraiser: A soup, sandwich and bake sale happens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at Leetown United Methodist Church. Carryout available. Call 304-725-8304 for more information.

Holiday activity: With school out Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, youngsters 5 to 12 pay $50 to spend 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. playing sports and enjoying activities at the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission’s Community Center in Shenandoah Junction. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

Pancake fundraiser: Kabletown United Methodist Church holds a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the church at 3481 Kabletown Road. 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.

 

 

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