For just $15, football fans and track lovers can spend Saturday morning enjoying the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics breakfast – and the chance to mingle with sports legends including Mountain State native Sam Huff (below, the future NFL Hall of Famer and Classics founder in 1959), famed Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron.
The annual breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. in the ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Ticket sales benefit the Charles Town Races Chaplaincy, and may be purchased at the track’s program stand or by calling the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics office at 304-725-0709.
Just in time for Halloween, sweets lovers can learn how to make and decorate cake pops at a workshop with Karyn Granrud at CraftWorks at Cool Spring at 1469 Lloyd Road in Charles Town. To sign up for the Saturday class or get more information on fees, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on the instructor, see pintsizedbaker.com.
This month’s SouperNatural soup-sharing and cooking class puts pumpkins – and local food producers – in the spotlight.
Tuesday’s dinner costs $15 and will feature creamy pumpkin soup made by an expert local chef with freshly roasted locally grown pumpkins, cream from a local dairy and a silky chicken stock base from local chickens. (Children 5 and younger get in free; kids 6 to 10 pay $5.)
Seating is limited for the 6 p.m. dinner at Bolivar Community Center, 60 Panama St. in Harpers Ferry. To secure a spot, go Facebook.com/soupernaturalkitchen or email SuperNaturalKitchen@yahoo.com. For other details, call 304-535-3009.
Proceeds from SouperNatural events benefit Charles Town Ministries and supplemental fresh food for senior citizens on fixed incomes in the community and families in Jefferson County.
Explore your family tree
Anyone is welcome to sign up for the free genealogy class Oct. 24 at South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point. The 6:30 p.m. class will be led by professional researcher Donald E. Watts will present a how-to family history class for anyone interested in learning how to start researching their family history or find more information about his or her family tree. Want details? Call the library at 304-725-6227 or visit sojeffersonlibrary.com or the library’s Facebook page.