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Around the region – June 5 |

Morrisey sets June mobile office datesCHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that a representative from his office will meet with residents of the Eastern Panhandle in June to discuss consumer issues and answer any potential questions.

“These public events are a great way for consumers to speak one-on-one with our consumer representatives,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Residents can easily get answers to their questions, find out what’s happening in their area and how to protect their personal information.”

Richard Dennis, Consumer Awareness and Compliance Specialist at the office, will be hosting the events as scheduled below:

• June 13: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Berkeley Senior Services, 217 N. High St., Martinsburg.

• June 14: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center, 103 W. 5th Ave., Ranson.

• June 21: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Senior Life Services of Morgan County, 106 Sand Mine Road, Suite 1, Berkeley Springs.

For information on additional requirements specific to any location, participants are encouraged to contact Dennis at 304-539-6999.

The new Friends Club will meet on June 14 MARTINSBURG — The New Friends Club of Martinsburg has set its schedule of fun social events for the month of June. The headline event is its monthly lunch and meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, with a roster count deadline set for June 7.

The New Friends Club is a group of people of all ages and interests and welcomes singles and couples. The group offers many activities, such as day trips, movies, weekly rides, Buncos, happy hours, and more, especially if you’re new to the area, have lost a spouse, or just want to expand your circle of friends.

For more information or to meet at lunch, email them at [email protected] or call them at 304-229-3494 (leave a message).

Outdoor visit, conference scheduled for WednesdayHARPERS FERRY — The Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable will host an outdoor tour and lecture in Loudoun Heights, Va., off Harpers Ferry Road (Va 671), at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The speaker will be historian and author Eric Buckland, who will talk about “Mosby’s Loudoun Heights Raid”. Confederate raider James Mosby’s morning attack on Cole’s 1st Potomac Cavalry Brigade camp on January 10, 1864 resulted in one of Mosby’s greatest defeats. Mr. Buckland will tell the story and provide us with the context of the area and the house where much of it happened. His books will be available for sale.

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Ed Wheeless at [email protected]

The Foundation will organize a walk and an ice cream party on June 25 HARPERS FERRY – The Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation Black Heritage Walking Tour of Harpers Ferry and Social Ice Cream will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 25. The walk will include homes, parks, churches and the historic campus of Storer College on Camp Hill, the upper town of Harpers Ferry.

African-American themes have long been prominent in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: looters, smugglers, and Civil War soldiers. However, in the 20th century, a community of black students, professionals, and landlords flourished in the city. Throughout the walk, participants will hear from people with ties to this community before enjoying ice cream at the former First Zion Baptist Church.

The tour will include standing and less than a mile of walking over hilly terrain. The visit will be limited to 40 adults. Advance tickets are required and the $20 cost supports the foundation’s efforts to renovate First Zion Church as a community arts center.

Tickets for children and Storer College alumni are free. For more information or to buy tickets, go to Contact Lynn Pechuekonis at [email protected] for more information.