Community Calendar

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Football boosters: Jefferson High’s Football Spirit Night hap¬pens at Glory Days. Go to jeffer¬sonfootball.com or email jhs¬footballboosters@gmail.com” jhsfootballboosters@gmail.com to learn more.


Community conversa¬tion: Jefferson County Schools’ “Building Community Bridges,” the effort to improving racial re¬lations throughout the local com¬munity that kicked off in March, meets again at 6 p.m. at the school board office at 110 Mord¬ington Ave. in Charles Town.

Another session is set for 6 p.m. June 5, also at the school board office. The sessions last an hour and participants are invited to bring along dinner or a snack.

To learn more, contact Arthe¬na Sewell Roper, the school sys¬tem’s Cultural Diversity Facili¬tator, at 304-728-9240 or arop¬er@access.k12.wv.us.


Golf fundraiser: The Rotary Club of Charles Town’s 15th-an¬nual J.B. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament happens at Sleepy Hollow Country Club and the Locust Hill Golf Course. A post-tournament reception will be at The Anvil restaurant in Harpers Ferry.

Over the years, $375,000 in pro¬ceeds from the tournament has bolstered the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic, high school baseball in Jefferson County, the walk¬ing trail at Jefferson Memorial Park and other efforts. To secure a spot in the tournament, find the entry form at jbsmithmemorial. com/2014signupsheet.html or call 304-535-2582.


Self-defense workshop: NRA-certified instructor Steph¬anie will lead her co-ed “Refuse To Be A Victim” crime preven¬tion/personal safety seminar in Summit Point. The $50 course, happening from noon to 4 p.m. at South Jefferson Public Li¬brary at 49 Church St., is appro¬priate for anyone from teens and older.

The class covers the psychol¬ogy of criminal predators, secu¬rity at home, in the car Fand dur¬ing out-of-town travel, and much more. To get more information or to sign up, contact DiGenna¬ro of Responsibly Armed Wom¬en (rawtraining@comcast.net or 304-671-1615) or go online to responsiblyarmedwomen.com.

Fundraiser dinner: Middle¬way Volunteer Fire Co. No. 6 hosts a fundraiser dinner starting at 4 p.m. with roast beef sand¬wich or hamburger with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, baked beans, mixed vegetables, dessert, drink and coffee for $8 for adults, $6 for kids. The eve¬ning includes a free ice cream social and the “You Pick It” bo¬nanza with drawings every 15 v minutes. The fire hall is located one mile south of Middleway on Leetown Road. For more infor¬mation, call the fire company at 304-725-0006.

Violence awareness: The Rev. Bruce Langwiser, chairman of Faith Communities in Ac¬tion’s Domestic Violence Pre¬vention Committee in Fairfax, Va., is the guest speaker at a free special program in Halltown.

Put on by Voices Against Do¬mestic Violence, the “Lunch and Learn” orientation to domes¬tic violence awareness begins at 11 a.m. at Victory Freewill Bap¬tist Church at 76 Amanda Court. Anyone may attend but pre-reg¬istration is required by calling Pat Greenley 304-839-9649 or at VoicesAgainstDomesticVio¬lence.org.

Farm market: Jamie Grego¬ry is the musical guest this week as Charles Town Farmers Mar¬ket unfolds on the 100 block of South Samuel Street from 8 a.m. until noon. For information on vendors and other details, find Charles Town Farmers Market on Facebook.

City pool: You can get into the swim of things at the Jeffer¬son Memorial Park Pool this Me¬morial Day weekend. The pool at 801 S. Mildred St. in Charles Town opens for the season at 1 p.m. Saturday and will be open Sunday and Monday afternoons as well and then only on week¬ends until the 2013-14 school year ends June 12. For details, call 304-725-8313.


Agriculture + church: Charles Town’s Zion Episcopal Church hosts special services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with the fo¬cus of “Jubilant Fields: Preserv¬ing Farmland for Future Genera¬tion.” The later service will in¬clude a “blessing of the tractors” and a petting zoo for children. Members of the Jefferson Coun¬ty Farmland Protection Board will be the morning’s special guests.

Farm market: The Shepherd¬stown Farmers Market behind Shepherdstown Public Library happens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Memorial Day: Government offices (and the Spirit of Jeffer¬son’s office) will be closed forthe holiday.


Shepherdstown alums: It’s the deadline to sign up for the June 7 banquet and business meeting of the Shepherdstown High School Alumni Associa¬tion. To sign up, contact Wayne Goodrich (304-876-2797 or dm¬bertazzoni@comcast.net).

LOOKING AHEAD |MAY 28 and beyond

Job fair: Broken Mobile, the mobile device solutions com¬pany founded in Manassas, Va., in 2012 that recently relocated its headquarters to Burr Plaza in Kearneysville, holds a job fair next week.

The May 28 fair happens from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. May 29 at Broken Mo¬bile headquarters at150 E. Burr Blvd.

The company is hiring work¬ers to handle technical repair services, marketing, human re¬sources, sales, finance, invento¬ry, quality control, accounts re¬ceivable and other tasks. Those interested are asked to sign up at hiring@broken-mobile.com.

Bicycling fundraiser: A pok¬er run by bike? The Panhandle Pedalers, a local group of cy¬cling enthusiasts, hosts a unique fundraiser for Meals On Wheels of Jefferson County on May 31. Cyclists travel along the Route 9 bike path and roads in Bardane, Leetown and Shepherdstown, drawing a playing card at each card station. Those with the best hands at the end of the ride win cash prizes. Registration costs $20. Learn more or sign up at panhandlepedalers or call orga¬nizer Josh Hughes at 301-788- 3072.

Car wash-meal fundraiser: Harpers Ferry’s Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church on June 7 hosts a car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event also will include a bake sale (cakes, cook¬ies, fruit pies, bread and candy), breakfast starting at 8 a.m. (egg sandwiches with sausage or ba¬con, plate breakfasts, drinks) and lunch starting at 11 a.m. (burg¬ers, hot dogs, sloppy joes, coun-try ham, cole slaw, potato salad and more).

The church is at 1497 Hos¬tler Road, at the intersection of Hostler and Chestnut Hill roads. For details, call 304-876-6992 or 304-725-4157.

Church birthday celebra¬tion: Charles Town’s Asbury United Methodist Church is marking its birthday with a spe¬cial Pentecost service at 10 a.m. June 8 at the church at 110 W. North St. A fellowship reception at Asbury Center follows the ser¬vice. Learn more by calling 304- 725-5513 or going to myasbury¬church.org. Asbury also has an¬nounced plans for its 2014 Vaca¬tion Bible School program. Sign¬up begins at 5:30 p.m. July 21.

Church yard sale: The pub¬lic can rent space for the June 13 and 14 yard sale at Charles Town’s Asbury United Meth¬odist Church at the church at 110 W. North St. The cost for a space is $15 for one day or $25 for both. Learn more by calling 304-725-5513 or going to myas¬burychurch.org. The church’s proceeds from the yard sale go to ministries of the church.

History event: What was playtime like in the 1700s? The Peter Burr House’s Second Sat¬urday event for June is “Stories and Games” with demonstrations of Colonial-era children’s games as well as the chance to try them out. Also planned: Light refresh¬ments and listening to volunteers read children’s classics from the period. The event happens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 at the Peter Burr House at 176 East Burr Blvd. in Kearneysville. To learn more, email peterbur¬rhouse1751@gmail.com.

1949 reunion: Charles Town High School Class of 1949 will celebrate its 65th class reunion June 20 with dinner at Paul’s at Oakland, the restaurant in the church at Oakland United Meth-odist Church in Charles Town. Learn more or reserve a spot by calling D.A. Myers at 304-725- 3255.

Shorebirds trip: The Poto¬mac Valley Audubon Society is encouraging experienced bird¬ers to sign up now for a natural history workshop on shorebirds to be held July 30 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown with a weekend field trip to Delaware to follow. For details, call 304-261-5602 or email wvbirder@comcast.net.

Volunteers needed: Meals On Wheels of Jefferson Coun¬ty is seeking donations as well as volunteers to deliver meals. For more information, call 304- 725-1601 or email mealson-wheelsjc@frontier.com. Contri¬butions may be mailed to Meals On Wheels of Jefferson Coun¬ty, P.O. Box 565, Charles Town 25414.

Low-cost vet help: Learn more about Spay Today’s re¬duced-cost spay and neuter pro¬gram at baacs.org or by calling 304-728-8330.

Book Club: Anyone is wel¬come to join the Charles Town Library Book Club, which meets monthly at 200 E. Washington St. For more information, call the library at 304-725-2208.

Square dancing: Carl Odell works with beginners interest¬ed in learning to square dance in Charles Town. The lessons are a fun way to get aerobic exercise with help from friendly, experi-enced dancers. To learn more, call 304-724-9955 or email car¬lodell@aol.com.

2015 dog calendar: Barba¬ra Keech of Keech Photogra¬phy is offering free, in-home photo sessions for any Jeffer¬son County dog owners to get images for a 2015 Jefferson County Canine Calendar that will benefit the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. To schedule a portrait session, call at 304-582-1953.

Relay for Life: As Relay for Life of Jefferson County leaders prepare for the June 21 event at Charles Town Middle School, they invite anyone interested to join the effort. For details, call Chanti Dav¬enport at 304-279-5706.

Homebuyer education: The Partnership for Affordable Hous¬ing sponsors a homebuyer edu¬cation class the third Saturday of each month. To sign up for this week’s class, call 304-725-6189. One-on-one homebuyer credit counseling, Spanish translation and other help also is available. To learn more, go to pahwv.org.

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