The Ecology Coalition of Morgan County (eCo) is sponsoring a weekend for the celebration of wildlife—specifically Raptors—September 21-23. The location for this third annual celebration is Panorama at the Peak, on Rt. 9 west of Berkeley Springs.
A variety of activities will be offered. Hikes to the Potomac River, workshops on raptors, bees, birds, and the creation of safe environments for all. Special guests will be the Raptors themselves on Saturday, September 22. This particular weekend, being a migratory time, is an opportunity to view the larger birds moving to new quarters.
The Peoples Assembly Of God Church is having missionaries Mike and Luann Petit from the Philippine Islands on Sunday, September 30 in both morning and evening services. Sunday School begins 10 and morning worship at 11. The evening service is at 7.
The Petits have served in the Philippines for the past three years. They taught for a number of years before that at the Free Gospel Bible Institute in Export, Pa.
Morgan County Observatory will be having a public star party this Friday evening, September 14 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Jupiter, the Andromeda galaxy and the Hercules star cluster are all visible in the summer skies. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits. See the Morgan County Observatory and look through the powerful 16" Cassegrain telescope housed there. Admission is free to all and donations are encouraged.
Stop by and catch up on recent happenings or renew a MCOF membership at this event.
The Ali Ghan Shriners, Cumberland, Md., is sponsoring a screening clinic on Saturday, September 22, at 81 War Memorial Dr., Berkeley Springs, for children in need of care for orthopaedic conditions, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, or cleft lip and palate.
The hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and any child up to age 18 years of age may attend. No appointments are necessary. For more information, contact Fred Widmyer at 304-258-0181 or Ali Ghan Shriners at 301-722-5970.
The Living Springs Chorale, a 30-voice ensemble under the direction of Lydia Walker and sponsored by the Community Choir, Inc., will begin rehearsals for the choir's winter concert series Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church on Mercer Street.
Local musicians with an interest in performing sacred and secular music are encouraged to join Musical Director Lydia Walker and the Living Springs Chorale at the kick-off rehearsal and social gathering on September 18.
AWANA's fall season begins at Calvary Bible Church Friday, September 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All kids aged kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome.
AWANA is a Christian children's club that offers youngsters a wholesome, God-centered time of fellowship and fun. Supervised weekly meetings include Bible memorization, games and other activities all aimed at fostering healthy, Christ-centered, spiritual maturity.
A family reunion for the descendants of Harley and Rosetta Householder will be held Saturday, September 8 at Red Roof Den, 522 South of Berkeley Springs at the W.Va./Va. line. Starting at noon with lunch served at 1 p.m. Take a covered dish and lawn chair. Tableware and drinks provided.
Local government, business and community leaders from throughout the state have been invited to attend regional meetings about the challenges facing West Virginia's surface transportation system and the outlook for transportation funding.
Organizers of the meetings include West Virginians for Better Transportation (a trade group) the West Virginia Municipal League and the West Virginia Association of Counties. Legislators also will be invited to the meetings.
Plans for the First Annual Paw Paw Festival are underway. The festival will take place the third weekend of September each year. The land adjacent the boat launch on Route 9 has been designated as the official festival grounds. Over the next year, the town hopes to make improvements to the property so that it will become a greater asset and can be utilized for many events by all.
This year's festival will take place September 13-16. Many activities are scheduled in the hopes of providing something for everyone. West Virginia Amusements will be providing a carnival throughout the festival and craft booths will be set up.