EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m.

LIBRARY CLOSURE: Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will close today through Saturday for the Mountain State Forest Festival. The library will reopen with its regular hours Monday. Fine-free Friday will be Oct. 13.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Helping Hand Clearing House will host a Christmas Party from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays through Oct. 23 at 105 First St. in Elkins. The party is for children ages newborn to 12. Participants must provide household income information.

CITY OF ELKINS SCHEDULE: Elkins City Hall will be closed today for the Mountain State Forest Festival. The street sweeper will not run this week.

PURPLE MAJESTIES: The Red Hat Purple Majesties will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Graceland Inn and Conference Center on the Campus of Davis & Elkins College. The menu will include beef stew, salad, homemade bread and dessert. For reservations or cancellations, call Queen Debbie Cook at 304-940-0067 or Queen Carole Helmick at 304-614-0359 by Thursday.

FUNDRAISER: First Baptist Church’s Youth Group will conduct a fundraiser today and Saturday in the church parking lot in Elkins. They will host a biscuit, gravy and sausage in the mornings and a hot dogs, chips and drink meal in the afternoons. Proceeds will go toward a mission trip and camping.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE: Elkins High School Alumni Association will host its annual open house from 6-10 p.m. today at the American Legion.

2017 DIECAST & TOY SHOW: Mountaineer Hot Wheels Club will host a Diecast and toy show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Valley Worlds of Fun at Fairmont. There will be a large collection of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Redlines, Treasure Hunts, Blackwalls, Johnny Lightning and more. There is an admission charge. For more information, email

JAMBOREE: Century Jamboree featuring The Century House Band with special guests Jim Costolo and Tom Goldsmith will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Century Community Center. The kitchen opens at 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-844-2449.

FARMERS MARKET: Crafts, produce and other local goods will be available during a farmers market at the Elkins Tractor Supply store on Beverly Pike from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A group from Elkins High School is scheduled to take part in the event, as well as local farmers. Anyone interested in participating can sign up at or call 304-637-2346. Nonprofit organizations and food trucks are encouraged to register.

REVIVAL: Liberty Baptist Church will host a revival with speaker Josh Lancaster and family from Peoria, Illinois Sunday through Oct. 13. Service times will be 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 13. The church is located on Route 151, 44 Riggs Lane, 1 mile from the bowling alley.

USED BOOK SALE: Friends of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will host a used book sale in October. Donations of gently used books can be taken to the library during regular hours.

PATHWAY TO LEADERSHIP SERIES: Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce partners with McMillion Leadership Associates to kick off its Pathway to Leadership series for both members and non-members from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 17, 24 and 31 at 10 11th St. in Elkins. Topics include communication; building trust; purpose, priorities and decision-making; performance feedback; and networking. For more information, contact Executive Director Wendy Hill at or call 304-636-2717.

INFORMATION MEETINGS: Randolph County Community Health Team will host a series of meetings to discuss services and programs available for vulnerable adults and seniors. People working with and those concerned about these adults and seniors are encouraged to attend. The meetings will be 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Conference Room at the DHHR.

LOG CABIN QUILTERS’ GUILD: Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild will meet at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at Elkins Sewing Center.

REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: A consumer representative from the Attorney General’s Office will conduct public events to educate consumers on the latest scams in their area, provide tips on how to guard personal information and answer questions about consumer protection settlements. Scheduled events are: from 10-11 p.m. Oct. 12, Elkins-Randolph County Public Library, 416 Davis Ave., Elkins; and from noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 12, Elkins-Randolph Senior Center, Fifth Street and Railroad Ave, Elkins. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.

REGION VI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Region VI Workforce Development Board Executive Committee will meet from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 12 at its board office, 17 Middletown Road, White Hall. For more information, call Maria Larry at 304-368-9530.

AUTUMN CCC HONORS JUBILEE: The annual Autumn Civilian Conservation Corps Honors Jubilee and Luncheon will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Quiet Dell United Methodist Church. RSVP by Oct. 14.

HEALTH AWARENESS SCREENING: The Elkins Kiwanis Club will sponsor its fall Health Awareness Screening from 7-10 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Randolph County Senior Center. For more information, call 800-524-3414.

FALL FESTIVAL: Tennerton United Methodist Church will host its 21st annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. There will be homemade apple butter, baked goods, children’s games, hot dogs and trash ‘n treasures. Proceeds will benefit church projects.

FLEA MARKET: Harman Senior Center will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Tables will be available outside and inside. To reserve a table, call Melanie or Nancy at 304-227-4664 between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, nachos, chili dogs and drinks will be available. All proceeds will benefit the center.

BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Fred Brooks Garden Club will host a benefit pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 14 at C.J. Maggie’s, 16 E. Main St. in Buckhannon. The menu will consist of two pancakes, two sausage links, orange juice or coffee. All proceeds go to fund the nonprofit club’s missions. Tickets may be purchased from any Garden Club member or at the door.

QUILT WORKSHOP: The West Virginia Association of Museums in coordination with the Beverly Heritage Center will host a quilt workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Beverly Heritage Center. Workshop leaders Fawn Valentine and Toni Ogden will demonstrate their methods for discovering what these pieced or woven textiles can show. Participants are asked to bring a quilt or woven coverlet and their questions. Registration is required for this workshop, and there is a registration fee. Those interested can register through Eventbrite or by calling Darryl DeGripp at the Beverly Heritage Center 304-637-7424. Lunch will be provided.

CRAFT SHOW AND CHICKEN BURN: New Life Church in Beverly will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. The chicken burn will be from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Amanda Mathes at 304-335-0021.

AUTUMN ON THE DRYFORK: Autumn on the Dryfork will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 behind the Old Mill, just off Route 32, on the Dry Fork Recreation Center site in Harman. The flag raising ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Food available will include a pig roast and chicken barbecue dinners, homemade apple butter and apple cider and more. There also will be a silent auction, vendor table and local musicians. For more information or to participate, call Rex Vance at 304-227-4124. The Miss Autumn on the Dryfork pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Harman School gym.

REIDBORD REUNION: Reidbord reunion will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Elkins Nazarene Family Life Center. All former employees and family are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call Betty at 304-636-2741 or 304-614-0880.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: St. Patrick Parish will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Parish Hall in Coalton.

REVIVAL: Coalton Union Mission Church will host a revival at 6 p.m. Oct. 16-21. Speakers will be: Oct. 16 and 17, the Rev. Marshall Williams; Oct. 18 and 19, the Rev. Tom Blake; and Oct. 20 and 21, the Rev. Dennis Estes. Othie Kimble Jr. is pastor of the church.

BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS: Tygart Valley Little League will conduct board member elections at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the little league field.

DIGITAL CURRENCY CLASS: A digital currency class will be conducted from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 25 at the Public Safety Complex Training Room, 24 S. Florida St. in Buckhannon. The class will discuss the history of monty, what digital currency is and how it works, how you can benefit from it and how it will put Buckhannon on the map. For more information, call Mary Thorp at 267-879-1192.

WVDDC LUNCHEON: The West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club will host its 11th annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon in Charleston Oct. 18 on the 17th floor of the Chase Building in the conference room for Steptoe and Johnson. The group offers various levels of sponsorship support for this luncheon. Free seats will be given accordingly. All proceeds from this luncheon will be added to a scholarship fund for future scholarships. Visit or contact for more information.

REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: A consumer representative from the Attorney General’s Office will conduct public events throughout the north central counties. The office representative will educate consumers on the latest scams in their area, provide tips on how to guard their personal information and answer questions about consumer protection settlements. Scheduled events are: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Mt. Top Senior Center, Route 32, Thomas; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 20, Randolph County Senior Center, Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue, Elkins; 10-11 a.m. Oct. 25, Lewis County Senior Center, 171 W. Second St., Weston; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 30, Barbour County Senior Center, Church Street, Philippi; and 10-11 a.m. Oct. 31, Upshur County Court House Annex, 38 W. Main St., Buckhannon. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.

CRAFT SHOW: Five Rivers Public Library will host a craft show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at 301 Walnut St. in Parsons. There will be a 50/50 drawing. Items for sale will include fall and Christmas decor, crocheted items, handcrafted jewelry, hand-painted signs and apple pie filing. There also will be a local West Virginia author book signing.

UNITED WAY KICKOFF: The United Way will host its annual Kickoff Event Oct. 20-21 at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins. On Oct. 20, there will be a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Oct. 21, the doors will open at 8 a.m. to clear out all rummage sale items. The Kickoff Auction will start at 9:30 a.m. There will be concession both days and a 50/50 drawing Oct. 21. The auction is a great place to get an item and give back to the community. One-hundred percent of the money goes to our partner agencies in the community. Items are still needed for both events and arrangements can be made by telephone at 304-636-0516.

PANCAKE FEED: Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Masons will host a benefit pancake feed from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 21 at Applebee’s in Elkins. For tickets or more information, call 304-642-3761. Proceeds will benefit children’s projects.

FALL CARNIVAL: Hodgesville Elementary School will host its fall carnival from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at 918 Teter Road in Buckhannon. Activities will include games for the kids, hayride, bounce house, face painting, silent auction, cake walk, raffle, concession stand and more.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Mill Creek United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the church. The menu will consist of spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert, coffee and tea.

HAUNTED WALK TRAIL: Stockert Youth Center and the city of Buckhannon will host a Haunted Walk Trail Oct. 28 in the Binky Poundstone Memorial River Walk. The time will be: 6-8 p.m. for the faint of heart and 8 p.m. to midnight for the hard-core fright freaks.

HALLOWEEN HUSTLE: Beverly Elementary School’s Halloween Hustle 5K run 3K walk will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at Camp Pioneer’s pavilions and ponds. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. There is a registration fee.

MODEL A CLUB BREAKFAST AND MEETING: Mountain Model A Club breakfast and meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Philippi Inn Restaurant, Route 250 south of Philippi. All members and Model A enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, call Dianna Nuzum at 304-624-4968.

NARCONON SERVICES: Narconon reminds families that abuse of pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get loved ones help if they are at risk. Narconon offers a free brochure on signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals at 800-431-1754 or To learn about the overdose-reversing drug known as naloxone, visit

SPAY TODAY: A reduced-cost nonprofit spay and neuter program, Spay Today, offers vet locations in Hardy, Hampshire and Mineral counties. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. For more information, contact or call 304-728-8330.