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.
MEAT SHOOT: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5781 and Auxiliary will host a meat shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the post home in Harman. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Danie Ours at 304-227-4349. The next shoot will be Aug. 18.
POKER RUN: Ellamore Recreation Center will host a poker run today Registration will be from 8-10 a.m. at the center. Other activities will include meals, refreshments, raffles, kids games, crossbow tickets and more. Proceeds will benefit the recreation center.
GOSPEL SING AND PREACHING: Brady Gate Church will host a gospel sing and preaching beginning at 7 p.m. today.
SHOOTING MATCH: A shooting match will begin at 10 a.m. today at the home of Mike and Jeannette England, 3.2 miles on the Audra State Park Road from the red light in Belington. The match is for 12-gauge only. Proceeds will benefit Art Camp Experience. This will be the last match of the season.
APICULTURAL ASSOCIATION MEETING: Highlands Apicultural Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Randolph County Agricultural Extension Office at 45 Randolph Ave. The entrance is on Gay Street. There will be a discussion on the importance of varroa mite control and management options.
SPROUTS GARDENING CLUB: Valley Head Sprouts Gardening Club, sponsored by the WVU Extension Service, will be from 1-3 p.m. each Monday in July at the Valley Head Public Library; all ages are welcome.
STAFF FROM CONGRESSMAN ALEX X. MOONEY’S OFFICE: Staff from the congressman’s office will host mobile office hours to assist constituents. If you are having trouble with a federal agency, Mooney’s staff will answer questions from problems with Social Security and Medicare benefits to obtaining a passport or questions about the IRS. Scheduled events are: July 25; from 10-11 a.m., Senior Center, Harman; and noon to 1 p.m., Randolph County Senior Center, 1 Fifth St., Elkins.
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: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Flanagan Hill Community Center, Red Creek; 10-11 a.m. July 27, Randolph County Senior Center, Elkins; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27, Senior Center, Harman; 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 30, Barbour County Senior Center, Philippi; and 10-11 a.m. July 31, Upshur County Senior Center, Buckhannon. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.
UPSHUR CAMERA CLUB: Buckhannon Upshur Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Upshur Senior Center. Ernie Page of Wonder of it All Photography will help club members better understand wildlife photography.
4-H OX ROAST; 4-H Camp Pioneer will host the 55th annual Ox Roast from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Beverly. Meals will include deep pit-roasted beef sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drinks. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the following sites: WVU Extension Office, Southern States and the Senior Center in Elkins; Bobbies in Beverly and Liggett’s Supply in Mill Creek. Randolph County 4-Hers will have their completed 4-H projects on display for the public to enjoy. For more information, call the WVU Extension Office at 304-636-2455.
LIBRARIES ROCK: Valley Head Public Library will host the Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock, from 1-4 p.m. every Thursday in the month of July. Activities will include music, geology and science.
CRAFT SHOW: The Beverly Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual craft show July 28. Doors will open at 9 a.m. For more information, call Mary White at 304-636-7936.
NWTF BANQUET: The Tucker County NWTF banquet will begin at 5 p.m. July 28 at the Davis Fire Hall. For more information, call Eileen Wilfong at 681-435-9023.
PICNIC AND MEETING: Mountain Model A Club covered-dish picnic and meeting will begin at 11 a.m. July 28 at the Gladesville Community Building and Park, Gladesville, Preston County. For more information, call Dianna Nuzum at 304-624-4968.
ATV Dice Run: Brooks Hill Community Building will host an ATV dice run July 28, rain or shine. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. at the Brooks Hill Community Building. The Brooks Hill Community fair will be going on all day. Prizes will be awarded for the highest and lowest roll. Food will be on sale all day. Camping will be available at the James Curry Campground by calling 304-924-6724. For more information or directions, call Jackie Bailey at 304-472-4911 or Todd Tenney at 304-472-2782 or 304-924-6058. Leave a message with a phone number. All proceeds will benefit the community building.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Kasson United Methodist Ladies Aid will host an ice cream social beginning at 5 p.m. July 28. Items for the plate dinners will include hot dogs, green beans, baked beans, potato salad, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw and homemade ice cream and pies. Also, specialty baskets and more will be given away.
FIREARM SHOOTING/HANDLING CLASS: West Virginia Double Tap Gun Club will host a Firearm Shooting/Handling Level 1-2 Class at 10 a.m. July 28 at the Coalton Veterans of Foreign Wars in Coalton. For more information, call Peggy Young Ross at 304-406-2111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WV Double Tap Gun Club on Facebook.
PARKINSON GROUP MEETING: The North Central West Virginia Parkinson group will meet July 28 at the Eat-n-Park restaurant in Bridgeport. This will be the annual Care & Share meeting. The room is available at noon with the meeting beginning at 1 p.m. There is no cost to join the group, and anyone interested in more information can call Tracey Robertson at 304-363-1028.
SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICE: Mingo Run Church circa 1839 will host a special service at 11:15 a.m. July 29 followed by a covered-dish dinner. For more information, call Becky Sharp at 304-339-4509.
GREAT AWAKENING: The Elkins Church of God of Prophecy will present the DVD presentation of “Sinners in the Hands of an angry God,” as preached by the Colonial Great Awakener Jonathan Edwards in 1751 at Enfield, Connecticut, at 3 p.m. July 29 at 43 Gilmore St., which intersects with Irvin Lane and Lower Pleasant Street.
YOUTH 22 SHOOT: West Virginia Double Tap Gun Club will host a 22 Shoot for Youth ages 4-16 at 10 a.m. July 29 at the Coalton Veterans of Foreign Wars in Coalton. There will be four age divisions. For more information, call Peggy Young Ross at 304-406-2111, email email@example.com or visit WV Double Tap Gun Club on Facebook.
FEED THE CITY: Summit Church will offer a free meal from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 31 at the Railyard Restaurant in downtown Elkins. A warm meal of soups, sandwiches, other food and clothing, face painting for the kids and more will be available. Volunteers are always needed. To make any donation, come by the restaurant or call 304-614-2216.
TOWN HALL MEETING: A town hall meeting will take place from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Tucker County Senior Center at 217 Senior Lane in Parsons. The purpose of the meeting is to ensure veterans, their families and beneficiaries have the opportunity to be heard and have their concerns addressed by senior Veterans Affairs officials.
GOLF CLASSIC 2018: Davis Health System Foundation’s Golf Classic 2018 will be Aug. 3 at the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort.
THIRTY-ONE BINGO: A Thirty-one bingo fundraiser for Dennis and Debbie Mallow will begin at noon Aug. 4 at Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, call Amanda Weese at 304-940-1491.
THE DAVIS FAMILY MARKETPLACE: Davis Medical Center Auxiliary fundraising vendor event will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Visitor’s Lobby. Many vendors will be available: Scentsy, Rada, Lilla Rose, Harman Hills Farm Goat’s Milk Soap, ViVi and Cookie Lee Jewelry, Pappy Louk’s Primitives, Color Street Nail Products, Doterra Essential oils, LipLash-LipSense, Bead It Sisters-Handmade Jewelry and Honey Hollow Honey.