Community Calendar


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.




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


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.




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



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



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 For more information, contact Bob Speelman (540-247-2482 or 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 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


Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>