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LEFT: Dogs and the people who love them will be out in force June 2 for the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County's 12th-annual "Bark in the Park" at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town, and organizers of the event are still accepting vendors. Find out more under the header for today. CENTER: Cooking * with mom is a cherished memory for many of us, and Hospice of the Panhandle will soon host "The Recipe for a Mother's Love," a Mother's Day event for those looking for a way to celebrate their mom's legacy. For details, look under the Friday header. RIGHT: The Friends of South Jefferson Library's Spring Book Sale is this weekend. Learn more under the header for Saturday. IU II fCALEN SEND SUBMISSIONS by noon Monday to ili!iEi!iiiii~iliiiiiiilili~i~? i Early voting Jefferson Countians who fered free at 4 p.m. Fridays at Oakland United Methodist want to vote early can come to the Jeffer- Church. For details, call 304-728-2216. son County Courthouse at 100 E. Wash- Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous ington St. in Charles Town from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting today and continuing meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at Asbury United Methodist Church through Saturday. Election Day is Tues- at 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. For details, go to day. Anyone with questions can call the or call 304-616-2121. county's elections office at 304-728-3246. Reformers Unanimous Reformers Unanimous meets Bark vendors Vendors are still needed for the Animal at 7 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church at 614 Lone Oak Welfare Society of Jefferson County's 12th-annual Bark in Road in Ranson. Transportation available. For details, go to the Park coming up June 2 at Jefferson Memorial Park in or call 866-733-6768. Charles Town. Organizers are looking for vendors to set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Businesses need not be animal-relat- ed. For pricing and other information, go to or call 304-725-5972. Animal rescues will be provided space for free. Op Shop sale Spring and summer clothes are on sale now at The Op Shop at 115 N. Charles St. in Charles Town. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds go to the Old Opera House, and donations are always welcome. Call 304- 725-6605 to learn more. Bingo Jefferson County Council on Aging will hold cash bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Mondays at JC- COA at 103 W. Fifth Ave. in Ranson. Those who come early can enjoy a free beginning tai chi class at 5:30 p.m. The $10 admission fee includes 10 games of bingo, with payouts and jackpot determined by the number of participants. To arrange transportation, call 304-725-4618 at least 48 hours in ad- vance. Learn more from Gloria Hodges (jccoarecaide@ - f( or 304-724-7111). Garden lecture The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library will host a talk, "In- tegrative Pest Control," from Mike Ken- MAY nedy at 6 p.m. at the library at 151 Polk 3 St. For details, call 304-535-2301. "Dining to Donate" The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is taking part in Applebee's Dining to Donate program. From 11 a.m. until closing Thursday, Applebee's will donate 20 perecent of your bill to AWS. Bring in the flyer from awsjc. org and mention AWS to your server. Museum Shop The Jefferson County Museum Gift Shop, established last year to offer!ocally crafted gifts and provides additional funding for the museum next door, is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 11 The museum is located adjacent to the museum in the down- stairs of 200 E. Washington St. If features works by well-loved returning artists Pam and Ren Parziale, Linda Case, Lisa Ko- vatch and Liz Goins and others plus adult and children's books written by West Virginia authors, West Virginia T -shirts, hats and decals, and more. There's no need to pay the museum ad- mission fee to shop. Storytime The Charles Town Library hosts storytime for kids of all ages at 4 p.m. Thursdays at the library at 200 E. Washington St. For details, call 304-725-2208. MAY i7!71i!i Mother's Day Tea The Bolivar- Harpers Ferry Public Library hosts its annual Mother's Day Tea at 2 p.m. at the Bolivar Community Center at 60 Pan- ama St. The free event will include tea, snacks, entertainment and prizes. To re- serve a seat, call the library at 304-535- 2301. Book sale The Friends of South Jefferson Library will hold its Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library at 49 Church St. in Summit Point. Besides the chance to shop for books, the day also will feature free craft projects for the kids (so they're entertained while shoppers browse), a bake sale and a raffle for prizes. Church service Manning Church holds a Saturday night praise service at 7:30 p.m. at the church at 19182 Charles Town Road in Harpers Ferry. For details, call 304-725-8238. Bingo Play bingo and help support the Middleway Fire De- partment. The kitchen at the fire company at 6077 Leetown Road opens for dinner at 5 p.m. with weekly specials, fol- lowed by early bird bingo at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 7 p.m. Concessions available. For details, call 304-582-0204. Museum open The Jefferson County Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays down- stairs at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town. The Jeffer- son County Museum, where proceeds support museum pro- grams, is open the same hours. For more information, call 304-725-8628. Apple Tree fellowship Jefferson County's Church Without Walls Minis- tries will host a special get-together for MAY children ages 4 to 12 the first Sunday each month. Storytime, games, activi- ties and snacks will be offered from 11 ::::::::::::::::::::::: a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Apple Tree Gardens Community Center at 821 N. Mildred St in Ranson. For details, call Pastor Virgie Moore 304-839- 8491. Miilville reunion All alumni of Millville Graded School are invited to a reunion at 2 p.m. at the school. Organizers ask those who come to bring chairs and tables if they can as well as a dish to share. For more information, call Nicola Bastian at 304-535-6907. All alumni and their families are welcome. Hospice event deadline It's the deadline to sign up for Hospice of the MAY Panhandle's "The Recipe for a Mother's Love," a Mother's Day event for those who have lost their mothers and are look- ing for a way to celebrate their mom's memory. The event, with a reflection ac- tivity and light refreshments, happens from 6 to 8 p.m. May 10 at Hospice in Kearneysville. Each participant is asked to bring a copy of one of their mom's fa- vorite recipes, which Will be compiled into a booklet to take home. Learn more at, or to preregister, con- tact Hospice (304-264-0406 or Seated exercise program "Active for Life," a chair exercise program from the WVU Extension Service, is of- Smoke detectors The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept. will provide and in- stall smoke detectors or check smoke de- tectors already in your home, at no cost. For more information or to make an ap- pointment, call Fire Chief Earl Cogle at 304-616-8557. Cancer support group Seren- ity, a new cancer support group, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Charles Town Baptist Church at 203 E. Congress St. The group includes those that have been recently di- agnosed with any form of cancer, those presently in treatment, cancer survivors and theircaregivers. Questions? Call Deb Park at304-725- 5917. Storytime The Shepherdstown Library's weekly chil- dren's programs continue with stories for children 18 months or younger at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; for kids 19 months to 3 years at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays; and a preschooler program at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. For details, call 304-876-2783. Civil War Round Table Mike Can- nane of the Kemstown (Va.) Battlefield Association will speak at the Harpers Fer- ry Civil War Round Table at 7:30 pan. at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church at 645 W. Washington St. in Harp- ers Ferry. Cannane's talk focuses on the Second Battle of Kemstown, the 1864 fight between George Crook's U.S. forces versus Confederate Jubal Early's Valley Army. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call 304-258-2563.(For those interested, a home-cooked meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. for $15. Make a dinner reservation with Kevin Pawlak (16pawlak1829@ ! are a door. AARP banquet The Jefferson County chapter of the AARP will hold its annual banquet at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Meth- odist Church in Charles Town. Guest speaker Liz Goins will talk about the ex- citing mosaic mural projects planned for downtown Charles Town. Reservations must, though the meal charge of $13 may be paid at the Call Roger Dailey 304-724-7901 to RSVP. i Kiwanis kids fundraiser The Ki- wanis Club of Shepherdstown holds its 15th-annual Children's Benefit Auction at Wildwood Middle School in Shenan- doah Junction. The preview and silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the auction with Densil Nibert starts at 7 ,p.m. The featured item is a resort week, starting July 22- at Suffside Beach, S.C and other items in' clude jewelry, home decor, Shepherd University and Jeffer- son High School season tickets for sporting events, food gift cards and more. Refreshments will be for sale. Mother's Day Flower Sale The Aiaimal Welfare So- ciety of Jefferson County hosts its Mother's Day Flower Sale from 2 to 6 p.m. May 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Town Run Tap House in Shepherdstown. There will be a variety of plants including: geraniums, New Guinea impa- tiens, gerbera daisies, begonias, hanging baskets and much more. Learn more at or by calling 304-725-0589. Pressed flower collages Martinsburg's "For the Kids, By George" Children's Museum is the place to be for this month's special event - the chance to make collages from pressed flowers. Register by leaving a message at 304 264-9977 or an email to The event is free with the regular $6 price of admission. It "Free Movies in the Library" South Jefferson Public. Library in Summit Point will show two movies and provide 11 patrons with popcorn and drinks. See "Paddington 2" (2017) , at 11 a.m. and the 1957 classic "An Affair to Remember" at , 2 p.m. "Pedal for Pooches" The Briggs Animal Adoption Center in Charles Town hosts its 17th-annual "Pedal for Pooch- es," a self-paced bike tour (from nine- mile routes up to 36-mile) designed both for recreational and serious cyclists. Learn more at Herb Fair The Woman's Club of Harpers Ferry will hold its annual Herb Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 at the Washington Street ga, zebo. Shoppers may select plants from a wide selection of herbs, vegetable plants, trees and more. Club members also will be on hand with free advice on an- nuals, perennials and strategies for getting the best results , from herbs and flowers this year. ", The event also includes a bake sale, with homemade baked , goods and tempting desserts and jellies. The event happens rain or shine. ", Is proud to sponsor the Barney, an adult male Labrador Retriever, is looking for a forever home. He is brown with white in color, neutered and current on all vaccinations. To visit him or any of the other wonderful dogs and cats waiting for homes, please visit the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Old Leetown Pike Road (just west of the county fairgrounds). Our public hours are Wed.-Sat. tl a.m.-4 p.m. AND Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mon. & Tues. Visit our website, Facebook, or call us at 304-725-0589.