Adult Education classes are offered in cooperation with Regional Education Service Agency (RESA8). Classes will be formed beginning on September 12 and are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 187 S. Greene Street in Berkeley Springs. Class times are noon to 6:00 p.m. All classes are free and open to the public. Classes include academic assessment and instruction; high school equivalency test preparation; job readiness training; and help with college and postsecondary transitioning. Click here to see the flyer. For more information call 304-596-2645.
Baby Shower is an annual community and educational event. Any Morgan County woman who is currently pregnant or has had a baby in the last 12 months is invited to attend. Dad’s are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend a class created just for them. Participants have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from various early childhood agencies, receive information on Infant CPR, Safe Sleep practices, child seat safety, importance of early childhood literacy, and development expectations. Participants will receive new baby gifts and have chances at raffles for “gently used” items. Our April 27, 2017 shower was a great success. 36 parents, including 14 fathers, attended. The CPR and car seat sessions were especially helpful. Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a meaningful evening. Click here to see more information about the event.
Back to School Bash is your chance to give Morgan County school children a good start on the school year. We collect supplies for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Click here to see information about the 2016 event.
Empty Bowls is our primary fund raising event of the year. Each November on the Friday before Thanksgiving the community is invited to support Starting Points by attending this dinner and silent auction event. The name Empty Bowls and the simple supper of soup and bread provided by local restaurants intentionally draws our attention to those who go without food. Beautifully hand-crafted bowls are sold as admission to the event. The silent auction includes a variety of local artisan items, gift baskets, and gift certificates. This year the event will be held on November 17, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Berkeley Springs High School. Plan to join us for this night of fun that benefits so many in our community.
Grandparents Day Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents and children to strengthen their bond. This activity helps West Virginia children grow up free from abuse and neglect. Plan now to join us on September 10, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Berkeley Springs State Park. Free hotdogs and drinks will be available. Click here to see the flyer.
Holiday Helpers is an annual event that brings Christmas to low-income families in Morgan County. Community partners, such as churches, businesses, individuals, and organizations purchase gifts for children of eligible families. Eligibility and registration information is available each fall. For more information call 304-258-5600. Click here to see this year’s schedule.
Public Safety is of interest to everyone in our community. Join us for an interactive event on July 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Berkeley Springs High School. Fire safety equipment, big exciting trucks, and local heroes will welcome your whole family to this free day of fun and learning. Click here to see the flyer for this event.
Restaurant Nights are a tasty way to financially support Starting Points, frequent area eateries, and enjoy an evening out with friends. On designated evenings selected area restaurants donate a portion of their profits to Starting Points. Enjoy a meal anytime on November 21, 2016 at Berkeley Springs Brewing Company, 91 Sugar Hollow Road. 25% of purchases, excluding alcohol, will be donated to Starting Points! Here’s your chance to support those who support Starting Points.
Successful Renters Program educates and equips tenants with the information and tools needed to rent successfully.