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.
POKER RUN: Poker run for kids will be today at the Montrose Community Building. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Bikes will be out at 10:30 a.m.
ATV DICE RUN: ATV dice run will be today, rain or shine. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. at the Brooks Hill Community Building. All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Prizes will be awarded to the highest and lowest roll. Activities will include door prizes and more. Free will breakfast, lunch and dinner (you pay what you will) will be available. 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.
GOSPEL ON THE DRY FORK: Gospel on the Dry Fork will begin at 6 p.m. today at Dry Fork Recreation Center on Route 32 in Harman. Gates will open at 5 p.m. There is an admission charge per car. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
EABA CORN ROAST: Elkins Area Band Auxiliary’s annual corn roast and yard sale will be today in Elkins City Park. Yard sale starts at 9 a.m., and dinner service begins at noon with performances by Elkins Middle School Band and Elkins High School Band.
SUMMER WINE AND BREW FEST: Say farewell to summer with an evening of live music, local craft beer, West Virginia wine and food by Frankie’s Pizza 3-8 p.m. today in Beverly. Live music will be performed by Rachel Franks and Seth Maynard, Jason Hall and Soda Pop Gypsies. Admission includes souvenir Beverly glass, tastings and admission to the Beverly Heritage Center. For more information, call 304-637-7424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEAT SHOOT: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5781 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 Sept. 15.
WHAT’S BLOOMING: A flower walk will begin at 10 a.m. today at the Canaan Valley Refuge visitors center. Master Naturalist Jess Tucker will lead the walk in finding what is currently blooming in the area.
HOMESTEAD FARMERS AND CRAFTS MARKET AND FLEA/YARD SALE: The Tygart Valley Homestead Association’s Homestead farmers and crafts market and flea/yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to noon today in the Homestead Community Center parking lot in Dailey. This Saturday will be a free set up day. There will be plenty of parking space, food and cold drinks available for purchase and playground for the kids. For more information, call 304-940-1855.
GO FISH: Go Fish with Heaston United Methodist Church of Hodgesville from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Bruce Bennett’s farm on Murphy Station Road, catch and release fishing and wiener roast. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair and fishing pole.
CCC MEETING: West Virginia Civilian Conservation Corps Museum meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Quiet Dell Grade School in Harrison County. The public is welcome. For more information, call 304-367-0872.
PICNIC: American Legion Post 29, along with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647, will host a summer picnic for its paid up members and their families beginning at noon Sunday at the Beverly Fire Hall. Burgers, hot dogs, baked beans and Budweiser beer will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, salad or dessert and drinks. There will be games for the kids.
JAMBOREE: Century Jamboree featuring The Century House Band with special guest Philip Love 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 or email email@example.com.
ELKS PICNIC: Elks family picnic will begin at noon Sunday at the Elks Lodge. Elks members and family are invited. Food and drink will be provided.
MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM: Master Gardener Program is now accepting applications in Tucker and Randolph counties for classes from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 18 to Nov. 20 at the Randolph County Extension Office in Elkins. Applications are being accepted through Sept. 10. For more information, call the Tucker or Randolph County WVU Extension offices located in Parsons at 304-478-2949, ext. 209 or Elkins at 304-636-2455.
WALK AND TALK: West Virginia Caring invites people to walk and talk with others in the grieving process or walk alone in honor of a loved one at 10 a.m. Monday beginning on the bridge between Glendale and River Bend parks.
FARM BUREAU PICNIC: Randolph County Farm Bureau’s annual picnic will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the pavilion at Camp Pioneer. Farm Bureau will furnish hot dogs and drinks. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. The new extension agent, Jody Carpenter, will be in attendance. All Farm Bureau members are welcome.
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday on state Route 92, west of Elkins Near Crystal Springs in Randolph County. The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement, reckless driving, speeding and seatbelt violations. The West Virginia State Police encourages the public to use the State Police *SP (*77) system to report any violations.
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN MEETING: The Randolph County Democratic Women will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church in Elkins. Important information concerning the upcoming WVFDW Convention will be discussed and dues collected. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a friend. For more information, call 304-641-0751
REVIVAL: Crystal Springs Community Church will host a revival at 7 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 25. On Aug. 26, Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. Worship service will be at 11 a.m. with a guest speaker and singers. A picnic will follow the worship service. The church will celebrate its 78th anniversary this year.