This week’s Community Calendar

American Legion: American Legion Auxiliary-Jackson-Perks Unit No. 71 meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. The changes in the constitution, by-laws and standing rules will be read.

Democratic Women: The Jefferson County Organization of Democratic Women will host Simone Campbell as keynote speaker at the annual Almost Heaven event at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Skylight Restaurant and Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. For details or to reserve tickets, call 304-728-9991 or 304-261-5293.

Hymn sing: The Millville Pentecostal Church hosts a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Benefit fundraiser: A benefit concert for Gary Whittington starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Charles Town Baptist Church. All proceeds go to medical expenses for Whittington, who is undergoing dialysis awaiting a kidney.

Looking ahead

Meet your representatives: The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County invites the public to “Lunch with the Legislators” starting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at Dish Restaurant in Charles Town. The event is free, but replies are required by Jan. 31 to ensure seating. RSVP to 304-876-2583, rennyts@aol.com or at civicwomen.wordpress.com.

Bingo: The Jefferson County Council on Aging hosts a bingo event at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Regular game payout will be $50; special game payout, $75; progressive jackpot of $1,000. For details, call Chasidy Rosa Morales at 304-725-4045.

Bird walk: Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a free bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry at 8 a.m. Feb. 6. For details, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or call 304-535-2346.

Open house: The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority at 446 Novak Drive in Martinsburg hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6. For details, email nslemenda@pantran.com or call 304-263-0876, ext. 106.

Vendor meeting: Morgan’s Grove Market invites those interested in having a stand at the market in 2013 to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown.

Nature presentation: The Potomac Valley Nature Photographers will host Jim Clark at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. “Life through the Lens: Notes from the Field, Lessons from the Heart” is free and open to the public. Learn more at potomacaudubon.org.

Appreciation dinner: The men of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will honor mothers, daughters, wives and significant others with a free appreciation dinner starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 9. Please RSVP by calling 304-725-5513.

Audubon for kids: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a special children’s program about waterfowl from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9. The program will help youngsters ages 6 to 9 learn about the ducks, geese and other waterfowl that can be found in our area this time of year. The event will be held in the Shannnondale Springs Wildlife Management Area. Cost is $5 per child. Pre-registration is required. Go to potomacaudubon.org., call 304-676-8739 or email Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org.

Animal Welfare Society benefit: The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County offers its fourth-annual Purrfect Valentine Buffet – with a buffet, silent and live auctions and raffles to benefit the society’s Capital Campaign and Shelter Renovation Fund – at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Tickets cost $45 and may be reserved by calling 304-725-0589. For details or to see pets needing homes, visit awsjc.org.

Dinner fundraiser: Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company hosts a dinner fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Menu will include ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, roll, drink and dessert. Cost is $8 per person, children 12 and under $4.

Job fair: The Career Development Center will host its free, annual CareerFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at Shepherd’s Wellness Center. For details, see shepherd.edu/jobweb/events.html or call Jamie Fry at the Career Development Center at 304-876-5122.

— Compiled by Robert Smith

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