Community Calendar

SATURDAY | 28

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

 

SUNDAY | 29

 

Caroling: Leetown United Methodist Church holds a special service of Christmas carols at 9:30 a.m. at the church at 11133 Leetown Road. For details, call the church at 304-725-8304.

 

Cantata: The children and adult choirs at Middleway United Methodist Church perform a Christmas Cantata at 10:30 a.m. at the church at 7435 Queen St. For more information, call the church at 304-728-4770.

 

Unity service: Asbury United Methodist Church holds a unity service with special music at the church at 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. A reception in Williams Hall will follow the 10 a.m. service. For details, call 304-725-5513 or go to myasburychurch.org.

 

Library holiday hours: The Charles Town Library will be closed Sunday and will reopen at 1 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call the library at 304-725-2208.

 

MONDAY | 30

 

Art camp: A fun art camp for children ages 6 to 12 happens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center. The cost is $40 and parents should send a packed lunch. To reserve a spot in any of the activities or to get more info, call the commission at 304-728-3207 or go online to jcprc.org.

 

TUESDAY | 31

Writers wanted: Aspiring writers may submit an application for the Charles and Wilhelmina O’Connor Author Competition through Tuesday.

The contest is offered by award-winning local author Bob O’Connor in memory of his parents. “My mother and father were huge supporters of my writing from elementary school on,” he said. “This is a way for me to keep their legacy alive.”

The third-annual competition is open to Jefferson County residents or members of the Jefferson County Historical Society who haven’t published a book before but are close to completing a book, play or children’s tale centered on county history.

The prize package includes a professionally published book, an e-book and marketing materials to promote the work. The contest happens in cooperation with Infinity Publishing of West Conshohocken, Pa., and the Historical Society.

For details, go to jeffersonhistoricalwv.org.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Beekeeping opportunity: Local residents ages 12 to 17 interested in beekeeping may apply for a special deal being offered by the Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association through Wednesday.

Three scholarships are available to Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan county residents. Winners get free tuition to a beginner’s beekeeping course for themselves and two family members, two eight-frame hives with bees and queens, a beekeeper’s suit and gloves, a smoker, mentoring from an experienced beekeeper plus membership in the EPBA and the West Virginia Beekeepers.

The application may be found at wvepba.org. For more information, contact Bob Speelman (540-247-2482 or wvbeeman2@gmail.com). Others interested in learning about beekeeping also will find details on upcoming classes at the EPBA site.

 

Medical tech class: Anyone interested in finding out more about an Emergency Medical Technician class that starts Jan. 6 at Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency in Ranson are asked to contact Coordinator of Public Service Training Dave Plume (304-267-3595, ext. 112 or dplume@access.k12.wv.us). Judy Pittinger is teaching the class.

 

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 potomacaudubon.org.

 

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