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Something for everyone and then some

By Staff | Sep 18, 2015

No one in town or the county, for that matter, should voice the proverbial teenage words, “I’m bored!” during the upcoming weekend. Events and happenings are scheduled everywhere to welcome in the fall season. Make sure to get out and support charities by participating in such events as the Race for the Ribbon 5K at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Saturday. This event benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

You can also choose to walk in the Alzheimer’s fundraiser walk at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg.

If these types of walks do not appeal, head over to Fellowship Bible Church on Daniel Road in Shenandoah Junction for an Archery Shoot. Bring your bow and enjoy shooting at targets. Lunch is provided. Register at 8 a.m. at the church’s picnic pavilion.

For those interested in shopping for bargains, Jefferson County Parks and Rec will host their indoor yard sale Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Community Center at Sam Michaels Park. Follow that up with a trip in to Independent Fire Station in Ranson for their Gun Bash. Tickets are still available that give you a chance on a variety of prizes, all in the name of supporting the local volunteers. (Be mindful that our own Shepherdstown Fire Company will host a similar event later this fall. Contact any member to get a ticket!)

Martinsburg High School plays host Saturday to a band competition of local (and visiting) high school bands. This is always a fun time to see the exceptional talent of our kids! Jefferson High steps off in their first year as an exhibition band (non-competing) at 7 p.m.

And if Saturday isn’t full enough-Sunday offers great fun at Oktoberfest at the Bavarian Inn. But watch out for the hundreds of bicycle riders heading into the county and the town on Sunday as well! (See the press release in today’s paper regarding specific routes.)

No one should claim there is nothing to do around here. We here at the Chronicle are struggling with how to do it all! Get out and support one or more of these groups hosting things and watch the calendar and the paper for even more weekends full of events as we head farther into the autumn months.