Community Calendar


Blood drive: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 510 Butler Ave. in Martinsburg. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org.



Farm market: Find 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.



Blood drive: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Lions Center at 310 S. George St. in Ranson. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org.



Retirees’ gathering: The Jefferson County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets at noon Jan. 8 at Paddy’s Irish Pub, 210 W. Liberty St. in Charles Town. More information may be found at jefed.homestead.com.

Blood drives: The American Red Cross hosts blood drives from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson; 1 to 7 p.m. at The Living Room at 50 Monroe St. in Martinsburg; and from 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Gold’s Gym at 64 Somerset Blvd. in Charles Town. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org.

Prayer breakfast: Summit Point United Methodist Church at 46 Steptoe St. hosts a prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 11. The breakfast is free and open to anyone. For details, call the church at 304-725-6137.

Cartooning workshop: Kristina Hoffman leads a cartooning and comic book illustration workshop for adults and teens. The class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Berkeley Art Works at 116 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg.

More information may be found at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org.

Breakfast fundraiser: Ebenezer United Methodist Church holds a country breakfast with biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, home fries, pancakes, fruit, coffeecake and more from 8 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Neersville Volunteer Fire Department at 11762 Harpers Ferry Road in Purcellville, Va. Payment is by freewill offering. For details, call 540-668-6504.

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.

Beekeeping class: A new round of beginning beekeeping classes put on by the Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association begins Feb. 3. Find the registration form at wvepba.org or learn more by contacting Bob Speelman (540-247-2482 or wvbeeman2@gmail.com).

Muslim exhibition: Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library hosts “The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys,” with books and films addressing Muslim beliefs, practices and cultural heritage.

The collection, all works selected with advice of librarians, cultural programming experts and distinguished scholars, will be available to Shepherd students as well as members of the public through Feb. 4.


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