Community Calendar


Heathcare reform: Next week’s meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will focus on how healthcare reform is affecting small business.

The gathering, free and open to anyone, happens at the Inn at Charles Town. Certified Public Accountant Brian Romine of PriceRomine will present “Healthcare Reform and the Small Business” with info on individual mandates, tax credits, penalties and other details about the Affordable Care Act.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and refreshments; the program begins at 6:30. For details, call 304-728-3255.


“Dining to Donate”: Patrons of Applebee’s at 129 Jefferson Crossing Way in Charles Town can help the no-kill, nonprofit Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County starting at 11 a.m. Find out more about Applebee’s “Dining to Donate” program at the AWS website,



Art coaching: Berkeley Art Works hosts a watercolor “coaching” workshop at 1 p.m. at 116 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg.

Teaching artist Judith Becker will conduct the three-hour session, which will include advice on how to address a painting deemed “unfixable.”

Tuition is $45 and those interested may sign up at or learn more by calling 304-620-7727.


Farm market: Shoppers can pick up local pasture-raised meats, eggs, milk, yogurt goat cheeses, jams, fresh-baked bread, pies, pastries and other goods at the Bolivar Heights Farmers Market on Washington Street near Harpers Ferry Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through the winter.

For updates, connect with “Bolivar Heights Farmers Market” on Facebook.



Job workshops: WorkForce West Virginia holds career workshops for veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses, with the next three-day Off Base Transition Training set for next week in Bridgeport.

To register for the workshop in Bridgeport, call 800-252-5627. Other sessions are planned for January in Red House and February in Martinsburg.

More information about the workshops and services to help veterans transition into civilian life may be found online at


Master Naturalist deadline: Applications for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s Master Naturalist Program are due Jan. 14 for classes beginning in March.

Enrollment will be limited to 20. Tuition is $300; some scholarships will be available. Space in some individual classes will cost $30. To get details, go online to


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