Special program: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s November program features a presentation about the negative impacts deer are having on area forests, and the implications for efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The free program begins at 7 at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown.
Midday mixer: Uptown Plaza Consignment in Burr Plaza in Kearneysville on Friday hosts a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce mixer with light refreshments and a drawing for a door prize. The mixer happens from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new business located in Suite F of 43 Ruland Road. Those interested should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-725-2055.
Pancake fundraiser: Kabletown United Methodist Church holds a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the church at 3481 Kabletown Road with 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.
Festival: The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society’s African-American Arts & Crafts Festival happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Star Lodge Masonic Hall at the corner of West Avis and South Lawrence streets in Charles Town. For details, call 304-725-5742 or 304-725-4849.
Ruritan dinner: The Rohrersville (Md.) Ruritan Club will host a ham-oyster-turkey dinner from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Rohrersville Ruritan Schoolhouse, 21123 Rohrersville School Road in Rohrersville. The cost is $16 for adults, $8 for children 6-12. Children under 5 eat free. The building is handicap accessible. Carryouts are welcome, but bring containers. For more information, call 240-818-1038 or the Day of Supper at 301-432-5541.
Bazaar: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town holds a craft bazaar and luncheon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with handmade crafts, white elephant sales, desserts, candies and homemade soups and sandwiches. Call 304-725-5513 or visit myasburychurch.org for details.
Farm market: The Bolivar Heights Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through the winter.
Spaghetti dinner: A fundraiser dinner at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 105 E. Sixth Ave. in Ranson, happens from 3 to 7 p.m. Adults pay $8, children 6 to 12, $4. Carryout will be available.
Free kids’ run: A free Wee Warrior Dash one-mile fun run/obstacle course for kids 3 to 15 begins at 10:30 a.m. at Sam Michaels Park in Shenandoah Junction. It’s sponsored by the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission’s Community Center. For details, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.
Chili cookoff: The Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission hosts a chili cookoff and holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center in Shenandoah Junction. There’s no cost for restaurants or amateurs to enter the chili competition and crafters pay $30 per space. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.
Big bingo: Jefferson High’s Track Boosters’ Bingo Extravaganza starts at 2 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Dept. on W.Va. 45. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. With Longaberger baskets and Thirty-One bags to be won, the extravaganza will feature 20 games, three specials, King Tuts, raffles, door prizes, food and more.Tickets cost $20. The event is open to anyone 18 or older. For details, contact KaraJo Hunter at 304-283-7620 or email@example.com.
Special dinner: The United Methodist Women of Middleway United Methodist Church hosts a Thanksgiving dinner and service at 6 p.m. that’s open to the community. Pastor John Unger will speak. For details, call 304-728-4770.
Book fair: Ranson Elementary’s Scholastic Book Fair is open to the public from 3:15 to 4 p.m. through Nov. 21. Money raised will help purchase books for the school’s media center.
Indoor soccer: The deadline to register for the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation system’s indoor soccer league with games set to begin Dec. 21. Volunteer coaches also are sought. The cost is $55 per play and $45 for siblings. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.
Thanksgiving craft: Children spend an hour making a “Thankful Thanksgiving” craft Nov. 20 at the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission’s Community Center in Shenandoah Junction. The class starts at 3:45 p.m. and costs $14. To get more info, call 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.
Musical: Washington High’s theatre department presents a musical based on “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the school’s auditorium. Tickets at the door cost $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Thanksgiving service: New Street United Methodist Church at 202 W. New St. in Shepherdstown hosts a community Thanksgiving service at 4 p.m. Nov. 24. Sponsored by the Shepherdstown Ministerial Association, the service will include special music from the chorus at Shepherdstown Elementary School, prayers, readings and a time of thanks to be followed by a reception. An offering will benefit Caring Cupboard (which provides nutritional weekend meals for Shepherdstown schoolchildren in need) and Jefferson County Community Ministries (a faith-based ministry with a food pantry, clothing closet and other help for Jefferson County residents). For more information, call 304-876-2362.
Thanksgiving 5K: Asbury United Methodist Church’s second-annual Gobbler Hobbler begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 28 in Charles Town. In lieu of a registration fee, donations will be accepted for Meals On Wheels of Jefferson County. Register at asburygobblerhobbler.com or call 304-725-5513 or visit myasburychurch.org for details.
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