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.

BOOK SALE: Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County will host its semi-annual book sale from 8 a.m. to noon today at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall..

COLLEGE PLAY: The Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts will present the classic drama thriller “Hedda Gabler” by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen at 7:30 p.m. today and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Boiler House Theatre. The play includes adult content including simulated gunfire, substance abuse and suicide and is not intended for young audiences. A talk-back with the directors and a representative of the Office of Counseling and Wellness after each performance will allow the audience to discuss the themes of the play and ask questions. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling the D&E Box Office at 304-637-1255 or at the door.

HEALTH FAIR: Barbour County Community Health Fair will be from 7 a.m. to noon today at Broaddus Hospital. Activities will include discounted lab tests, free screenings, door prizes and refreshments, health care, rehab and fitness specialists and more. To schedule pap tests and breast exams, call 304-637-3948.

CRAFT SHOW: French Creek Elementary School in Upshur County will host a craft show from 10 a.m. to around 3 p.m. today in conjunction with a school carnival. For more information, call 304-924-6381 or email

DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: Ducks Unlimited banquet will be today at the Gandy Dancer Theater and Conference Center on the Beverly Five-lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Activities will include raffles, games, open bar, banquet and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available online at, at Masterpiece rental, at the door or by calling Dan Arling, area chairman, at 304-940-0360.

WAIC FUNDRAISER: Women’s Aid in Crisis will host Ladies Night Out from 2-5 p.m. today at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Activities will include a variety of vendors, food, shopping, music and more. The fundraiser is for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For more information, call Cindy Hammer at 304-614-4918 or Judy Seaman at 304-637-0982.

RAMP DINNER: Ellamore Recreation Center will host a ramp dinner from noon to 4 p.m. today. The menu will consist of ramps, ham, white and brown beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, dessert and coffee or tea. Proceeds will help keep the community building open.

LINCOLN DAY DINNER: Randolph County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will be today at the Elks Country Club. Social hour will begin at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 5 p.m. Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt will be the keynote speaker. To make reservations, call 304-636-1019.

RAMP DINNER: Calvary Assembly of God will host an all-you-can-eat ramp dinner from noon to 4 p.m. today at the church on Route 219 in Valley Head. The menu will consist of ham, fried potatoes, ramps, beans, cornbread, biscuits, drinks, and desserts and macaroni and cheese for kids. For more information, call 304-339-4037.

BOWLFEST: The Randolph County Community Arts Center will host its annual Bowlfest event from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday. Homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available for purchase. Everyone in attendance will receive a bowl made by local artists.

CENTURY JAMBOREE: The Century Band with special guest Larry Rogers will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Century Community Center, 10 Gill Street, Century. Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-844-2449.

HAS CAKEWALK: Highland Adventist School will host a cakewalk at Beverly Fire Hall at 5 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be available. The event will benefit the school’s field trip fund. For more information, call 304-636-4274.

ONE-DAY TRIPS: The Tucker County Senior Center is planning two different one-day trips to Ligonier, Pennsylvania. The first one is “I Love Lucy” murder mystery comedy, set for Aug. 2. The price includes a home-style buffet, motor coach, gratuities, entertainment, and a Lucy art activity. The second one is planned Oct. 8, called “Sweet Country Roads.” This includes the motor coach, gratuities, a Western barbecue buffet, a toe-tapping “Country Gold” music show with music by country legends and visits to a grist mill and a maple farm. Those interested should call 304-478-2423 to place their name and phone number on the list.

MT. TOP OUTPOST AND YOUTH DAY: Mt. Top Center will be host its monthly Outpost at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The entertainment for the day will be members of the Tucker Valley Middle School drama club presenting songs from “The Lion King Jr.” and a duet from TCHS. Those attending are asked to bring their favorite covered dish to share.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Country harmony duets by Michael and Carrie Kline at the Arts Center on Randolph Avenue in Elkins from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. This concert of coal mining songs, family songs and front porch music is free and all are welcome. Attendees can bring a lunch or just enjoy the music.

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 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lewis County Senior Center, 171 W. Second St., Weston; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. thursday, Mt. Top Senior Center, Thomas; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23, Credit Report Event at Barbour County Premier Bank, 2 S. Main St., Philippi; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, Credit Report Event at Upshur County Premier Bank, 14 N. Locust St., Buckhannon; 10 to 11 a.m. April 27, Randolph County Senior Center, Railroad Avenue, Elkins; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 27, Harman Senior Center, Mott Street, Harman; and 10 to 11 a.m. April 30, Barbour County Senior Center, Church Street, Philippi. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.

GOLF REGISTRATION: Elks Men Senior Golf League registration will be through Friday. Participants may sign up at the Pro Shop or call 304-636-9704. Anyone 50 or older is eligible to play.

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday on Route 219, in the community of Dailey in Randolph County. The focus of this checkpoint is DUI, reckless driving, speeding and seat belt violations. The public is encouraged to use the state police *SP (*77) system to report drunk drivers, reckless driving, stranded motorists and criminal violations. For more information, contact 1st Sgt. G.P. Doyle at the Elkins State Police Detachment.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Jubilee Outreach Ministries will host the annual Spring Women’s Conference from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Mill Creek Senior Center. Guest speakers will be Pastor Rena Perozich from Fairmont, Pastor Teresa Verdecchio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Pastor Deborah Swecker. Lunch will be provided. All women can join in for a day of anointed ministry, fellowship and food. There is no registration fee. More information is available by calling 304-335-6715.

RAMP DINNER: New Life Church, located south of Beverly across from Burgess Mobile Home Park, will host a ramp dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21. The all-you-can-eat meal will include brown and white beans, ham, fried potatoes, raw and cooked ramps, drinks and desserts. For more information, call 304-338-2087.

RAMP SUPPER: Pickens ramp supper will be from 2 to 6 p.m. April 21 at the American Legion Hall in Pickens. Menu will include ramps, ham, fried potatoes, brown beans, coleslaw with homemade dressing, applesauce, cornbread, dessert and drinks. The supper is sponsored by the Pickens American Legion Post 122. For more information, call 304-924-5813 or 304-924-5205.

MEAT SHOOT: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5781 will host a meat shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at the post home in Harman. The Auxiliary will provide refreshments. For information, call Danie Ours at 304-272-4349.

GROCERY BINGO: Ellamore Recreation Center will host grocery bingo at 1 p.m. April 21. Hot dogs, soft drinks and refreshments will be available. There also will be 50/50 drawings. Proceeds will help keep the community building open.

OPEN HOUSE: Elkins Christian Academy will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at the school in Glenmore Acres. Attendees may tour the school and speak with staff about the A Beka curriculum the school teaches. For more information, call 304-591-4554.

PHOTO WORKSHOP: A photo workshop will begin at 10 a.m. April 21 at Buxton and Landstreet Gallery in Thomas. Instructor Josh Triggs will discuss how to get the best photographs of your artwork using a camera or smartphone, how use a shadow-box, adjust camera settings and use work with lighting. Spots are limited. Those who wish to attend can sign up on the EventBrite page at For more information email

ATV POKER RUN: Whiskey River Grill will host an ATV Poker Run fundraiser April 21. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the resident of Pat Carr, 1 Deer Crossing, Glady. All ATVs will be out by 10 a.m. and back in at 5 p.m. for dinner. There will be a cash prize for the best hand, 50/50 tickets and gun raffle. Proceeds will benefit cancer patient Ian Bokesch, son of Christine Bonner of Whiskey River Grill. For more information, call 330-612-0255.

LACROSSE FOR LOVE: Davis & Elkins College’s Organization and Administration Class and the Randolph County Humane Society will host a Lacrosse For Love fundraising event beginning at 1 p.m. April 22 and Nuttall Field. Admission is free for attendees who bring dog food or cat food donations. Registration is not required. There will be an adoption center on site. More information is available by calling 513-807-0252.

RCARSE MEETING: The Randolph County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at noon April 27 at the Steer Steak House. Reservations are not needed as attendees will order from the menu. Officer nominations will be presented and the election will be held. Local candidates for the May primary have been invited to attend.

STRAWBERRY SALE: Elkins Area Band Auxiliary will take orders for strawberries through April 22. To order strawberries, contact any Elkins high or middle school band student or call 304-636-2721. Pick-up will be May 19 at Elkins Fire Department.

DIABETIC COOKING DEMO: Davis Medical Center will host a Diabetic Cooking Demo from 5 to 7 p.m. April 26 in the cafeteria overflow. Registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Jim Severino will demonstrate meal prep and provide samples. Meal kits and a reusable travel cooler will be included. There is a registration fee, which can be paid at the door. Those interested in attending should register by calling 304-637-3343.

CAKEWALK FUNDRAISER: The Tygarts Valley High School Key Club will host a cakewalk, auction and hot dog sale at 6 p.m. April 27 at George Ward Elementary School. Donations will be accepted, and pick-up for donated items can be arranged. The club is raising funds to send members to the international convention in Chicago this July. More information is available online at or by calling club advisor Betty Newsome at 304-335-4575.

YARD AND BAKE SALE: Central Chapel United Methodist Church will host its second annual yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 on Route 92, 8.5 miles north of Belington, near Meadowville. Donation drop-offs or pick-ups need to be arranged by calling 304-457-5035. Donations will be accepted through April 27. They will not accept any adult clothing. Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School, which will be conducted June 15 as a day camp.

WORK DAY AT THE DOG PARK: Volunteers will plant grass seed from 9-11 a.m. April 28 at the Buckhannon Dog Park to limit the amount of mud. Those participating are asked to bring a rake and a seed spreader if possible. All hands are welcome. For more information, call 304-997-5110.

RAMP DINNER: American Legion Post 29 will host a ramp dinner April 28, prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out, at 326 Railroad Ave. in Elkins. Menu includes ramps, ham, brown beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, dessert and choice of lemonade, tea, water or coffee. Those attending may pay at the door. Proceeds benefit the local community organizations/projects that the Auxiliary supports. For more information, call 304-636-3930.

BREAKFAST MEETING: Mountain Model A Club will hold a breakfast and meeting at 9 a.m. April 28 at the Philippi Inn Restaurant, US 250 east of Philippi. All Model A owners and potential members are welcome. For more information call Dianna Nuzum at 304-624-4968.

PRESERVATION WORKSHOP: The Upshur County Historical Society will present a cemetery preservation workshop with Bekah Karelis of the Wheeling National Heritage Area called “Restore, Repair, Maintain, and Preserve your Historic Cemetery” from 10 a.m. to noon April 28 at the American Legion Building, 16 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon. It is free and open to the public. Call 304-472-5174 for more information.

DOG PARK COMMITTEE MEETING: Dog Park Committee meeting will be from 4:30-6 p.m. April 29 at the 88 Restaurant in Buckhannon. Discussion topics will include: fundraising, Dog Fest April 29, K-9 1-K (for runners), Yappy Hour (drinks with Fido), Whisker Wonderland and a girls night out “grooming” event with wine and music.

PURSE AND BASKET BINGO: Spring Fling purse, primitive and prize basket bingo will begin at 2 p.m. April 29 at Junior Town Hall in Junior. In addition to bingo, there will be a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, separate raffles and the kitchen will be open. Baskets will include Vera Bradley, Thirty-one, primitives and more. Proceeds will benefit the BC Strutters Baton & Dance Corps. For more information, call Tiffany at 304-614-6614.

CHURCH BASEMENT SALE: A 12-hour basement sale is scheduled at First United Methodist Church, S. Florida St., Buckhannon, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1. Grab bags will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit mission projects of the United Methodist Women.

SPRING BAZAAR: First United Methodist Church Women’s Spring Bazaar will be May 3 at 315 Kerens Ave. in Elkins. Luncheon will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Country Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3; and 9 a.m. to noon May 4.

LOG CABIN QUILTERS’ GUILD: Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild will meet May 3 at Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center located on Route 250 south of Elkins. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by “show and tell.” The program will be presented by member Diana Beverage. It will be the second block for the calendar holder. Quilters of all sewing levels are welcome. For information, call Deb at 304-636-3908.

HEALTH SCREENING: The Elkins Kiwanis Club will host its Health Awareness Screening from 7-10 a.m. May 5 and 12 at the Randolph County Senior Center. For more information, call 800-524-3414.